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AO’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.: ‘Current Factors in Clinical Excellence’

By Dental Tribune USA
January 11, 2019

If you’re interested in the latest evidence-based advances in clinical practice and the science underpinning implant dentistry while networking with dental colleagues across all specialties and corners of the globe, the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) is a must-attend event.

Registration is now open at for “Current Factors in Clinical Excellence,” AO’s 34th Annual Meeting, recognized as the premier, international multi-disciplinary dental meeting for professionals engaged in implant dentistry.

To be held March 13 to 16 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, D.C., AO’s 2019 Annual Meeting will include many exciting features worthy of attending this four-day, scientific Annual Meeting.

United States Navy Captain Jonathan Forsberg, MD, PhD, will kick off the Opening Symposium. His presentation “What Have We Learned in Orthopedic Osseointegration?” will feature the work of the DoD Osseointegration Program, and the correlations of osseointegration between the dental application and extremity surgery. Forsberg is an orthopedic oncologist and director of the Department of Defense (DoD) Osseointegration Program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., and serves as assistant professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins University, where he provides surgical care at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Reflective of AO’s fundamental multi-disciplinary composition, the Friday program will include daylong Surgical and Prosthetic tracks. All sessions will assemble the foremost authorities in evidence-based research and clinical practice who are on the cutting edge of scientific discovery in implant dentistry from around the world. In addition, there will be dedicated programs for Allied Staff and Laboratory Technicians.

Continuing AO’s tradition of supporting research and innovation, Oral Clinical and Oral Scientific Research and Clinical Innovations presentations will take place on Friday, March 15. With more than 270 abstracts and e-posters expected to be submitted for the 2019 Annual Meeting, attendees will be able to get a first-hand look at a wealth of original and groundbreaking research conducted by its international implant dentistry member community.

Included in the research presentations will be 25 recipients of Student Travel Grants, made possible by the Osseointegration Foundation and Anker Dental Implant Systems. Now in its second year, this grant program awards $1,000 grants to the top 25 scoring student-submitted Oral Research and E-Poster abstracts for the 2019 AO Annual Meeting.

For an additional registration fee, scientific content of the Annual Meeting can also include a choice of six Hands-on Workshops and two pre-conference sessions, all of which will take place on Wednesday, March 13.

On the social side, the 2019 President’s Reception will be held at the National Museum of Natural History. At this landmark AO event, registered attendees and guests will have the opportunity to view many permanent and special exhibits, exceptional objects, and one-of-a kind displays at the Museum, which boasts the largest natural history collection and is the most popular natural history museum in the world.

In addition, the Washington, D.C., area offers numerous historical sites and other prominent attractions, making AO’s 2019 Annual Meeting a great opportunity for Annual Meeting registrants to also bring family members and extend their stay.

Don’t delay in securing your attendance, making your hotel reservations, or taking advantage of early bird rates! Registration fees for this multi-disciplinary event will include:

  • Most scientific sessions (including TEAM Program and laboratory technician programs).
  • More than 30 hours of ADA-CERP credit hours featuring Surgical and Prosthetic learning tracks.
  • A geographic focus on Europe with world renown speakers from all continents.
  • Admission to the Corporate Forums and extensive exhibit hall.
  • Thursday’s Welcome Reception.
  • Friday’s President’s Reception.
  • Continental breakfasts.
  • Complimentary lunches in the exhibit hall.
  • Unlimited global networking with peers and students across all specialties.

Online registration is recommended. Early Bird Registration rates are available through Jan. 14, providing a savings of $250. Register at

(Source: Academy of Osseointegration)

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