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General Information

Meeting Facilities

Educational sessions and the exhibition will take place at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, 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 Hilton San Diego Bayfront, unless otherwise specified. Session locations are indicated throughout the program.

Luggage Check

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

Friday, September 14
6:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday, September 15
6:30am - 4:00pm


Business attire is requested for all annual meeting sessions. San Diego's average September temperature is 77° F. Resort casual attire is appropriate for the President's Event.


Children are allowed in the Exhibit Hall at the San Diego 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 San Diego Convention Center.

General Sessions

General meeting registration grants admission to all:

Tickets are required for all practice clinics, clinical courses, and most professional allied staff courses. (See following descriptions for specific information.)

Tickets are obtained by completing and returning the registration form.

Clinical Courses

Attendance for each clinical courses 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 clinical courses. When registering for these courses, 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.

Practice 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.

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.

AAOMS Online Meeting Evaluation and Continuing Education Credit Transcripts

Continuing in 2012, 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 Convention Center.

The Source of Knowledge sales desk hours are as follows:

Tuesday, September 11
8:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday, September 12
7:30am - 4:00pm

Thursday, September 13
7:00am - 5:30pm

Friday, September 14
7:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday, September 15
7:00am - 4:00pm

Internet Center Hours

Tuesday, September 11
7:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday, September 12
6:30am - 5:00pm

Thursday, September 13
6:30am - 5:00pm

Friday, September 14
6:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday, September 15
7:00am - 4:00pm

Annual Meeting Photography

As a service to fellows and members, the AAOMS photographer will take photographs throughout the meeting. Photographs will be available online for viewing and ordering within a couple of weeks after 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.

Consent to Use Photographic Images and Recordings

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, AAOMS meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to AAOMS's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, electronic reproductions, video and audio recordings of such events and activities. No individual or entity may electronically record any portion of the conference.

Press/Media Relations Booth

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