BDA NI president takes up new role

Professor David Hussey launches new CPD programme at celebratory dinner

A celebratory dinner was held recently for the new president of the BDA Northern Ireland branch and to launch the new CPD programme for 2017.

Professor David Hussey was joined by family and friends on Friday 20 January at Queen’s University Belfast to celebrate his new role as BDA branch president. Guest speaker and BDA national president Stuart Johnston, welcomed David to the role and spoke about the branch continuing “their innovative and appealing CPD programme”.

Focusing on his annual theme of gerodontology Professor David Hussey said his programme “aims to reflect on the changing health trends within the UK, as highlighted by the fact that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease have overtaken cancer and heart disease as the main cause of death in England and Wales”.

With an increasing elderly population in Northern Ireland and with more than 20,000 people living with dementia, David said: “The profession needs to be flexible and tailor our treatment provision to the needs of the population in our region and the Branch CPD programme for 2017 makes a significant contribution to this requirement.”

2016 NI branch president Anne Stevens with 2017 president David Hussey