Research is always fun to do. Part of that is figuring out how to actually accomplish what you want to do. However the bit which all bosses want are the outputs. After a considerable amount of trawling through medical notes, patient interviews, postal surveys and then data analysis, I and several doctors have written and submitted five abstracts to the British Association of Oral and Maxiollfacial Surgeons annual conference.
Of course submission does not equal acceptance. So now we have the waiting game. To fill this time we are concentrating on producing articles for publication in peer review journals. Watch this space to find out our success rate and where the abstracts and subsequent articles can be read.