BDDG Annual Convention

Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel, Southerhay East, Exeter EX1 1QF

Wednesday, 5 October – Sunday, 9 October 2022

‘There IS a solution!’

Timings will be added when finalised!

Each day will start with an ‘Early Birds’ Meeting’ at 07.00 and conclude with a ‘Night Owls’ Meeting’ at 22.00.

Coffee and tea breaks will be held throughout each day for all delegates.

For delegates staying in the hotel …. all meals are included, including our Annual Convention Dinner on Saturday, 8 October 2022.

For Day Delegates …. Lunch will be included

Individual Counselling Or Group Sessions Will Be Available Over The Convention Period  – Catherine J. (Therapist)

The Programme for the BDDG Family Member Group will be available shortly.

 

Wednesday, 5 October 2022

16.00 : Arrival and Registration of Delegates

18.00 : Welcome & Briefing Meeting

20.00 : Joint Meeting – BDDG and BDDG Family Member Group

22.00 : Night Owls’ Meeting – A.A. & N.A.

 

Thursday, 6 October 2022

07.00 – 08.30 : Early Birds’ Meeting

09.15 – 10.30 : BDDG Step Meeting

11.00 – 12.00 : ‘Sources of Support’ – ZOOM

Royal Medical Benevolent Fund

12.00 – 13.00 : British Dental Association Benevolent Fund

Laura Hannon

14.00 – 15.30 : ‘Behavioural Model of Addiction & Modern Recovery Techniques’

Dr Toby Branfoot (British Doctors & Dentists Group and SMART)

 

16.00 – 17.00 : The Forgotten Children – Are You One?’

Lindsey Chadwick, Manager, Children’s Program, Hazelden Betty Ford Clinic, Colorado, USA …. ZOOM

 

Time TBC : NHS Practitioner Health Programme 

Mr Richard Jones RMN, MSc, BSc, MAREBT, Clinical Director

 

22.00 – 24.00 : Night Owls’ Meeting – A.A. & N.A.

 

Friday, 7 October 2022

07.00 . 08.30 : Early Birds’ Meeting

09.15 – 10.30 : BDDG Step Meeting

11.00 – 12.45 : ‘How The Defence Unions Can Support’ – ZOOM

Medical Defence Union / Dental Defence Union

14.00 – 15.30 : BDDG Step Meeting

16:00 : Online SMART Taster Meeting : Chair – Toby B – ZOOM

18.00 : Welcome and Registration of Weekend Delegates

22.00 – 24.00 : Night Owls’ Meeting – A.A.& N.A.

 

Saturday, 8 October 2022

07.00 . 08.30 : Early Birds’ Meeting

09.15 – 10.45 : BDDG Step Meeting

11.15 – 12.45 : BDDG Step Meeting

14.00 : Free Time To Visit Exeter / Dartmoor

14.00 : BDDG Recovery Meeting – Chair – Catherine Dent

15.00 : Choral Evensong at Exeter Catherdral

19.30 : Pre – Dinner Drinks

20.00 Annual BDDG Dinner

22.00 – 24.00 : Night Owls’ Meeting – A.A. & N.A.

 

Sunday, 9 October 2022

07.00 . 08.30 : Early Birds’ Meeting – A.A.

09.15 – 10-15 : BDDG Step Meeting

11.00 – 12.30 : Joint Meeting – BDDG & BDDG Family Member Group 

12.30: Convention Round-Up & Safe Travels

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