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General Information

Offices and Information

AAOMS Headquarters Office
(H) 406
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Program Office
Speaker Ready Room

(C) 202 A-B
Pennsylvania Convention Center

Attendee Registration Center
Meeting Information Kiosk
Exhibitor Check-in

(C) Grand Hall
Pennsylvania Convention Center

Meeting Badges

The meeting badge is to be worn to ALL conference activities. Admittance to all meeting programs and the exhibits is by badge only. If a replacement badge is needed, please go to the "Replacement Badges/Tickets" counter in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The meeting badge gives all conference registrants and guests admittance to scientific programs, the exhibits and non-ticketed social events.

Annual Meeting Photography

As a service to fellows and members, the AAOMS photographer will take photographs throughout the meeting, including at the opening ceremony, awards presentation, welcome/international reception, the AAOMS President's Event and the OMSF Alliance Annual Event. Photographs will be available online for viewing and ordering within a couple of weeks of the annual meeting. At that time, you may access the photographer's Web site through aaoms.org. Photographing AAOMS educational sessions and events by individual attendees is strictly prohibited.

Cellular Telephones and Pagers

Please turn off or configure to silent operation all cellular phones and pagers before entering an educational session.

No Smoking

Smoking is prohibited during all AAOMS Annual Meeting educational activities and social functions.

Educational Disclaimer

The scientific material presented at this meeting has been made available by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for educational purposes only. This material is neither intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, methods or procedures appropriate for the healthcare situations discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement or opinion of the faculty that may be helpful to others who face similar situations. All speakers and others responsible for content have been required to disclose any commitments to, and relationships with, industry. Speakers and others responsible for content have also been required to disclose whether they will discuss unlabeled products or investigational use of any products during their presentations. The association and the speakers involved in the programs disclaim any and all liability for injury or damage and for all claims that may arise out of use of the techniques demonstrated therein, whether these claims shall be asserted by members of the healthcare professions or any other person.

Meeting Facilities

Educational sessions and the exhibition will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, unless otherwise noted in the program.

The business sessions, opening ceremony, welcome reception, some educational sessions and other social functions will take place at the headquarters hotel, the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Session locations are indicated throughout the program.

Luggage Check

Luggage check will be available at the Pennsylvania Convention Center as follows:

Friday, September 16
6:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday, September 17
6:30am - 4:00pm

Attire

Business attire is requested for all annual meeting sessions. Philadelphia's average September temperature is 68° F. Business casual attire is appropriate for the President's Event.

Children

Children are allowed in the Exhibit Hall at the Pennsylvania Convention Center; however, they must wear a meeting badge and be accompanied by an adult. Meeting badges for children are available at no charge at the AAOMS Registration Center.

Children, even if wearing a meeting badge and accompanied by an adult, are not allowed entry into any of the educational sessions held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

General Sessions

General meeting registration grants admission to all:

Tickets are required for all clinics, minilectures, hands-on courses and professional allied staff programs. (See following descriptions for specific information.)

Tickets are obtained by completing and returning the registration form.

Surgical Clinics

Attendance for each surgical clinic (S) is limited to 25 participants. Attendance is determined on a first-come, first-served registration basis. AAOMS fellows/members will be given first priority.

Tickets are required for all surgical clinics. When registering for clinics, indicate your choice in order of preference in the space provided on the registration form. Tickets may also be purchased on site, subject to space availability. The cost per surgical clinic is $120.

Surgical Mini-Lectures

Attendance in each of the surgical minilectures (M) is limited to 150 participants, allowing more fellows/members the opportunity to attend these sessions.

Tickets are required for all surgical minilectures. The cost per ticket for each surgical mini-lecture is $120.

Practice Management Clinics

Maximum attendance for each of the practice clinics (P) varies. While enrollment for most clinics is open to oral and maxillofacial surgeons, spouses and professional allied staff, priority is given to AAOMS fellows/ members and is determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are required for all practice management clinics.

Tickets may also be purchased on site, subject to space availability. The cost per practice clinic varies depending on the length of the course. Please see the registration form for course fees. Clinic P701 is available to AAOMS fellows/members and their spouses only.

Professional Allied Staff Sessions

Attendance at the Professional Allied Staff symposium is complimentary.

Attendance for each assistant mini-lecture (AML) and the assisting skills lab (ASL) is determined on a first-come, first-served registration basis.

Attendance at ASL03 and ASL08 is limited, so register soon.

Tickets may also be purchased on site, subject to space availability. The cost per ticket for each AML is $75. The ticket price for the ASL is $150.

Continuing Education Sponsor Approval

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Academy of General Dentistry
Approved PACE Program Provider
FAGD/MAGD Credit
May 2010 to June 2014

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 36.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The portions of the program identified for both Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Dental Education Credit are:

Attendees are encouraged to retain their annual meeting registration confirmation. Attendees will have the ability to evaluate educational sessions and obtain continuing education verification transcripts using the AAOMS Internet-based evaluation and continuing education verification system.

Detailed information regarding earning, recording and reporting continuing education credit will appear in the final program. Contact your licensing bodies for further information regarding specific continuing education requirements.

AAOMS Online Meeting Evaluation and Continuing Education Credit Transcripts

Continuing in 2011, AAOMS will collect educational session evaluations and provide continuing education(CE) credit transcripts using an Internet-based system - giving you greater control over your CE credit. Save your badge. You will need to reference your meeting badge ID number when logging in to the system.

Visit www.aaoms.org/mycme for up-to-date information.

Audio and Video Recording Sales

Audio and video recordings of selected portions of the educational program may be ordered on site. Representatives from the Source of Knowledge, the official AAOMS recording source, will be available throughout the meeting at the audio/video sales desk located in the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The Source of Knowledge sales desk hours are as follows:

Tuesday, September 13
8:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday, September 14
7:30am - 4:00pm

Thursday, September 15
7:00am - 5:30pm

Friday, September 16
7:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday, September 17
7:00am - 4:00pm

Internet Center Hours

Tuesday, September 13
7:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday, September 14
6:30am - 5:00pm

Thursday, September 15
6:30am - 5:30pm

Friday, September 16
6:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday, September 17
6:30am - 1:00pm

Press/Media Relations Booth

Members of the media are required to register in the AAOMS Press Booth, located in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. You will be issued credentials to allow access to particular sessions and the exhibit hall.