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AAOMS annual session in DC: ‘Meeting the Challenge’

By Sierra Rendon, DTA
September 23, 2015

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 97th Annual Meeting will take place Sept. 28 to Oct. 3 in the nation’s capital. The Washington, D.C., event has the theme of “Meeting the Challenge: Innovative Care of the Surgical Patient,” and event organizers say after attending, participants should be able to discuss and apply innovative care of the surgical patient based on evidence-based medicine; provide open communications with the surgical team to improve care within OMS guidelines; and identify and address challenges of the surgical patient.

General meeting registration grants admission to three full-day clinical module programs; symposia; the Keynote Lecture; oral abstract and poster sessions; open forums; CIG programs; and the exhibit hall.

Speakers at this year’s annual meeting include Drs. Andrew R. Salama, Daniel Oreadi, Jack A. Buhrow, Michael J. Gunson, Louis G. Mercuri, Craig M. Misch, Stuart E. Lieblich, Michael A. Pikos, Peter K. Moy, Derek M. Steinbacher and many more.

Clinical modules

Three full-day clinical module programs will focus on a different topic each day. The “Dental Implant” module will take place on Thursday, Oct. 1, the “Dentoalveolar” module on Friday, Oct. 2, and the “Anesthesia” module on Saturday, Oct. 3. Each of these module programs will begin with a large audience plenary session, followed by a number of smaller breakout sessions as the morning progresses. After lunch, the “Dental Implant” and “Dentoalveolar” sessions will include oral abstracts and “How I Do It” clinical presentations. The “Anesthesia” afternoon session will include a review of OMSNIC closed case files. Tickets are not required for these three clinical module programs. Space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please indicate your intention to attend on your meeting registration form.

Clinical courses

Each clinical course has been designated as one of the following course types: case study, innovative techniques, point/counterpoint, refresher course or hands-on. Tickets are required for these clinical courses. Attendance for clinical courses is limited and is determined on a first-registered, first-served basis, with AAOMS fellows/members given first priority. When registering for these courses, select your choice in order of preference as indicated on the registration form.

Scientific poster sessions

Posters will be available online and on-site during the meeting. Poster topics include anesthesia, infection, dental implants, nerve repair, OSA, orthognathic surgery, pathology, TMJ, trauma, dentoalveolar, cleft and craniofacial surgery, cosmetic maxillofacial surgery and medicine. Continuing education credit is not offered for these sessions. Tickets are not required for the poster sessions.

Oral abstract sessions

Oral abstract sessions will be presented on Friday, Oct. 2. Each session will begin with a relevant presentation by an expert in the field, followed by oral abstract presentations. Tickets are not required for the oral abstract sessions.

For more information about the AAOMS annual meeting or to register and obtain hotel and travel information, visit


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