IAOP 2021 CPD Guidelines

IAOP 2021

Continued Professional Development


The IAOP 2021 virtual meeting is delivered over a 5-day period. It is a clinical-academic conference which covers content directly related to the fields of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Head & Neck Pathology, Oral Medicine and aspects of oral surgery. This includes presentations and discussions regarding new or interesting pathologies, including their aetiology, presentation, histopathology, management and prognosis.

The conference proceedings are recognised by the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) and General Dental Council (GDC) UK for continuing professional development.

If you have registered for the meeting and you attend the online sessions, you will be eligible to receive a certificate confirming your attendance.  Once the conference is over you will receive a certificate by email, for each day detailing how many hours you have attended. Certificates will not be issued during the conference itself.




For those participants registered with the General Dental Council (UK), the aims and objectives of the meeting and the GDC outcomes covered are listed below.

GDC registrants must enter their GDC registration number on the feedback form provided/circulated after each online sessions.

CPD Hours

Day 1- 21 June- 3.0 hours

Day 2- 22 June- 2.0 hours

Day 3- 23 June- 2.5 hours

Day 4- 24 June- 2.0 hours

Day 5- 25 June- 2.0 hours

Total hours- 11.5

Aims & Objectives of the Congress



The aim of this conference is to educate and update the knowledge, skills and behaviour of delegates relevant to diseases and disorders of the head and neck



At the end of the course participants should:

  • Understand recent advances in research and practice in relation to the diagnosis and management of disorders of the head and neck, including:

    • Head & neck cancer

    • Precursor lesions of the head and neck

    • Sinonasal pathology

    • Salivary gland pathology

  • Be aware of the latest developments in the diagnostic and molecular pathology of head and neck tumors – including of the salivary glands and sinonasal region

  • Be exposed to a range of difficult, interesting or diagnostically challenging lesions of the head and neck


Quality Assurance

IAOP2021 is responsible for maintaining the standards of its conference content and delivery to ensure it meets the CPD requirements of the GDC and the RCPath.


GDC Learning outcomes addressed:

(C) Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice.

  • Abstracts submitted by delegates (C)

  • Molecular approaches to diagnosis of head and neck tumours (C)

  • Slide seminars on tumours and lesions of the head and neck (C)