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I am excited to share Reconnext 2024 with you, the official event of the Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry.

Our 2024 conference will be an opportunity to combine fun and sun with stimulating presentations and collegial conversations. We are hosting this year’s conference on the coastal town of of Mooloolaba, Queensland from 26 – 28th September 2024. While we bring our members together to re-energise and collaborate, we encourage you to consider bringing your partners or families with you to make the most of this stunning location.

The conference will kick off with the traditional Postgraduate Day on Thursday and the conference will wrap up on Saturday afternoon. Our plan is to watch the AFL Grand Final on Saturday afternoon together, though as a Kangaroos supporter, sadly, I doubt I will be a winner that day!

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Digital Health: the potential and the reality’. We are excited to have two great keynote speakers in Andy Keeling, Professor of Prosthetics and Digital Dentistry from the University of Leeds and Professor Dianne Shanley from the Menzies Health Institute at Griffith University. Together they will lead a stimulating line-up of speakers from around the country, including several of our own talented members.

Over the course of the conference, we will interactively cover, the development of new technologies, share clinical insights and implications, as well as exploring the future benefits and bioethical issues for us as individual paediatric specialists and as health professionals more broadly.

There will also be an opportunity to hear about the research being conducted by our DCD students in the traditional 3-Minute-Thesis session.

I am already looking forward to this weekend, I hope you all consider joining us. Over the coming months we will be sharing more information on how to register and organise your invigorating trip to Mooloolaba!

Kind Regards,

Dr Katie Ayers
AAPD President

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Why should you attend?

As the biennial conference for the Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, Reconnext offers a unique opportunity to delve deeper into our professional niche.

Reconnext will allow you to Reconnect with industry peers. Rekindle and reinvigorate your passion for our profession. And Reimagine the exciting future that lies ahead for paediatric dentistry.

Latest industry insights

We have an incredibly rich program that covers diverse topics within paediatric dentistry. We’ll discuss advances in clinical practice and technology. Delve into the healthcare system and look at how it impacts our patients. And examine contemporary social questions, such as how to best support trans children and young people as healthcare professionals.

Learn from industry leaders

You will hear from the leading thinkers in paediatric dentistry, with our conference line-up including international as well as local thought leaders. These experienced practitioners and academic leaders will impart practical knowledge to improve your clinical abilities. As well as get you up to speed on what’s current in our profession – and prepare you for what’s on the horizon.

Connect with your peers

You will find ample opportunities for networking at Reconnext. This is an unmissable chance to build a meaningful professional network. Whether you’re looking to find professional mentors, meet fellow practice owners, or discover potential employers or upcoming talent to hire – you’ll make the right connections at Reconnext.

Earn 11 CPD hours

You’ll tick off a large block of your mandatory CPD hours by attending Reconnext, with the event offering 11 verifiable CPD hours. To maintain your registration, you must compete 60 hours of continuing education over a 3-year cycle. Averaged out per year, attending Reconnext will take you over half way toward the hours you need in one year.



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26 - 28 September 2024
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

Centrally located on The Esplanade and 10 minutes’ walk from the beach, Mantra Mooloolaba Beach features two heated swimming pools and a rooftop deck offering lovely city and sea views.

A plethora of shops, restaurants and public transport sit within a few minutes’ walk of the front door whilst Sunshine

The hotel is just a 15 minute drive from Sunshine Coast Airport and 90 minutes from Brisbane.

Modern, contemporary décor brings the outside in with generous window walls and balcony access and views of the fabulous coastline, the gardens and Mooloolaba itself. See out to Point Cartwright and as far north as Noosa, you’ll be hard-pressed to tire of this picturesque scenery.

Each of the air-conditioned suites offer either a kitchenette or fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, laundry facilities and a lounge area with a sofa and a flat-screen TV.


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