A GROUP of students from the Fiji National University's College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences have been given a chance to learn and present some of their own research on oral health care issues to international dental experts.
The students were part of the three-day annual meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Division of the International Association for Dental Research at Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa in Denarau.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery student Shoma Sami said the research symposium was an eye-opener for her. "We have been given a chance to learn from some of the best in the region. We get to also establish contacts and exchange valuable information that would help in our learning and also our own research," said Ms Sami.
"We are all working towards the same goals and that is delivering the best oral health care in various communities and along that path we face a number of challenges so it is important for us to come here and be part of a symposium that brings all these regional and international experts who would be able to help us and provide us with proven data to help us in our work."
College dean Professor Ian Rouse said the school was happy to be part of the symposium.