Professor Barry F. A. Quinn awarded The King James IV trophy

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Professor Barry F. A. Quinn gave the King James IV lecture at the 40th anniversary of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh on the 21st of September and was presented with the King James IV trophy (pictured). 

The King James IV Professorship is awarded annually in open competition to practitioners of surgery or dental surgery who have made a significant contribution to the clinical and/or scientific basis of surgery. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II gave permission for the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh to use the title King James IV Professorship, as King James IV of Scotland, who confirmed the Edinburgh’s Royal College's Seal of Cause on 13 October 1506, had an interest in all matters scientific, including medicine and surgery and was proud of his skill as a dental surgeon, adopting the somewhat unusual practice of paying patients on whom he operated.

The title of his lecture was, "Can we simulate dental surgery in virtual worlds and how real does the simulation have to be?"