Professor Robert Winston is set to open, and speak at, this year’s British Orthodontic Conference (BOC) in Glasgow.

The conference, which takes place between 19-21 September at the SEC, has ‘Looking ahead’ as its theme.

Lord Winston is professor of science and society and emeritus professor of fertility studies at Imperial College London.

He came to prominence in the 1970s as he developed gynaecological surgical techniques that improved fertility treatments.

He later pioneered new treatments to improve in vitro fertilisation and developed pre-implantation diagnosis. This allowed embryos to be screened for genetic diseases and has allowed parents carrying faulty genes to have children free of illnesses such as cystic fibrosis.

He now runs a research programme at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial College that aims to improve human transplantation, and is also chairman of the Genesis Research Trust.

David Waring, chair of the BOC committee, said: ‘The conference is packed full of content that includes a pre-conference course on the psychology of orthodontics and decision making, two parallel sessions, a DCP programme, and excellent social events for which the BOC has become famous. We feel that we have something for everyone at this year’s conference.’

To find out more and to book, visit www.bos.org.uk/News-and-Events/Events/BOC-Glasgow-2019.