AO to hold 36th Annual Meeting as dynamic, virtual symposium
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., USA: After careful consideration of the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the board of directors of the Academy of Osseointegration has decided to deliver its 36th Annual Meeting in an exciting, interactive, fully virtual format, the AO announced.
Ultimately, the ongoing health concerns relating to the Coronavirus, travel and other restrictions, and compliance with public health guidelines, prevents or otherwise renders it impracticable for the Annual Meeting to proceed in person, as originally scheduled for March 2021 in Kissimmee, Fla., the AO announced. Instead, a virtual event, with a theme of “Game Changers,” will take place March 12-14, 2021.
Despite this change in plans, AO continues to engage with its speakers, exhibitors, attendees and others in connection with its activities and events. The academy’s board, staff and Annual Meeting Planning Committee are working diligently to offer attendees a stimulating, comprehensive, interactive virtual program that will deliver dynamic plenary and symposia presentations, cutting edge research through abstracts and e-posters, an interactive exhibit hall experience and networking with your peers across all disciplines, AO said.
Additionally, the academy has extended the deadline for all abstract submissions until Nov. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET. Those who wish may visit https://osseo2021.abstractcentral.com to submit an abstract and to get additional information about abstract presentations.
AO said that more details about next year’s virtual meeting will follow and that registration will open later this fall.
“We appreciate your patience as we work diligently to address questions and provide additional information to our planned participants and other guests. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to us,” said AO President Clark M. Stanford, DDS, PhD, MHA. “Thank you and be safe!”
(Source: Academy of Osseointegration)