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The Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is currently taking place until Saturday in New Orleans in the U.S. (Image: Sean Pavone/Shutterstock)
Dental Tribune USA

By Dental Tribune USA

Mon. 12 September 2022

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NEW ORLEANS, U.S.:  For the next few days, attendees of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Annual Meeting will have the opportunity to attend dozens of courses while earning up to 32 C.E. credits, taking in an exhibit hall featuring more than 100 companies and attending a variety of social activities where they can network and mingle with friends, colleagues and other dental professionals from around the country and the world.

This year’s AAOMS Annual Meeting, which is the 104th edition, is centered around the theme “Volunteerism: Individuals United in Service,” and it’s fitting that the event is offered both in-person and online, allowing more professionals to attend and learn together.

During the meeting, which goes until Saturday, clinical education will take center stage—tracks, hands-on courses, master classes and other educational sessions are all planned.

This year, the annual meeting’s clinical education features 12 tracks during the course of two days covering the entire oral maxillofacial surgery scope of practice: anesthesia, cosmetic, dental implants, dentoalveolar, head and neck, orthognathic, obstructive sleep apnea, pathology, pediatrics and cleft, reconstruction, temporomandibular joint and trauma. Expert speakers will present the latest research and practice during a high-level plenary session combined with breakout sessions. Tracks also will include oral abstract presenters and a hot-off-the-press session.

In past years, attendees typically were able to obtain about 15 hours of continuing education when attending an annual meeting in-person. This year, however, you can more than double that total, with up to 32 hours available. Additional credits are available via the on-demand content, which is accessible through Dec. 31.

Other educational highlights include:

• “Volunteerism: Individuals United in Service Spotlight Session”: This spotlight session, focused on the theme of the meeting, will discuss the value and impact of volunteering. Members can learn the multitude of ways to get involved in supporting, advancing and promoting the specialty and its mission.

• Keynote lecture with Kevin Brown: Brown, creator of The HERO Effect, will discuss how his philosophy separates world-class organizations and high-performance people from everyone else. Brown is passionate about helping individuals expand their vision, reach their potential and grow their results.

• Saturday education: Among the more than a dozen morning sessions are “Disasters from the Masters” and the “Chalmers J. Lyons Memorial Lecture: Epidemics Past, Present and Future.” Starting at 1 p.m., practicing OMSs and an attorney will use closed-case examples to identify patient safety and risk management principles during the “Anesthesia Safety Program.”

Exhibit hall

The 2022 AAOMS Annual Meeting offers an exhibit hall filled with specialty-related products and services from 200-plus exhibitors. Show discounts, dedicated one-on-one interactions with vendors and a chance to explore the latest oral and maxillofacial surgery practice products and technology are all on tap as well as “Eat, Drink and be Industry-Educated” sessions and “Industry Symposiums” that will highlight the latest technologies and innovations for practices.

The exhibit hall is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m on Saturday. You can also visit the virtual exhibit hall at AAOMS.org. Available 24/7, the virtual exhibit hall allows attendees to download informative documents, watch videos and exchange messages with exhibitors via the online meeting platform or the meeting app.

Other highlights of the exhibit hall include the Member Pavilion, where attendees can receive firsthand information on services and organizations that support all AAOMS members. Booths share information about membership services, AAOMS Advocacy, AAOMS Store, Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Examination (DAANCE), ROAAOMS, OMS Foundation and others.

Over at the New Product Showcase, exhibitors will be showcasing new products and services. Stop by the spotlight displays in the convention center and their booths.

For more information on exhibitors, educational offerings and social events, download the AAOMS Annual Meeting mobile app or visit www.aaoms.org/meetings-exhibitions/annual-meeting/104th-annual-meeting.

Attend next year’s meeting

The 105th AAOMS Annual Meeting, scientific sessions and exhibition will be held from Sept. 18 to 23 in San Diego, California, at the San Diego Convention Center and Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

 

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