2014 Annual Meeting 2014 Annual Meeting

General Information

Letter of Invitation

If you require a letter of invitation for visa purposes, you may submit an online request.

Hilton Hawaiian Village

Meeting Facilities

Educational sessions and the exhibition will take place at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, 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, Hilton Hawaiian Village, unless otherwise specified. Session locations are indicated throughout the program.

AAOMS has secured room blocks at a number of host hotels, all within close proximity to the convention center.


Honolulu's average September temperature is 80° F.

Resort business attire is appropriate for all annual meeting sessions. For example, this may include Hawaiian or polo-style shirts with slacks and shoes; casual dresses, or blouses with skirts or slacks, and sandals.

Resort casual attire is appropriate for the President's Event.

Educational Sessions

General meeting registration grants admission to:

Individual session tickets are required for admission to clinical courses. Daily passes are required for admission to practice management and professional allied staff courses. See the following descriptions for specific information.

Tickets and day passes may be purchased when submitting your completed registration form online, by mail or via fax. They may also be purchased on-site, but are subject to space availability.

Clinical Modules

Two new full-day module programs will focus on a different topic each day. The Dental Implant module will take place on Thursday, September 11, and the Orthognathic Surgery module on Friday, September 12. Each of these module programs will begin with a large audience plenary session, followed by a number of smaller breakout sessions as the morning progresses. After lunch, the afternoon module sessions will include oral abstracts and “How I Do It” clinical presentations. Tickets are not required for these two clinical module programs. Space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please indicate your intention to attend on your meeting registration form.

Clinical Courses

Each clinical course has been designated as one of the following course types: Case Study, Innovative Techniques, Point/Counterpoint, Refresher Course, or How I Do It. Tickets are required for these clinical courses. Attendance for clinical courses is limited and is determined on a first-come, first-served registration basis. AAOMS fellows/members will be given first priority. When registering for these courses, please select your choice in order of preference as indicated on the registration form.

ACLS and PALS Courses

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) takes place on Thursday, September 11, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) on Friday, September 12. Tickets are required for the ACLS and PALS courses. Receive a course discount when you register for both ACLS and PALS.

Pre-Conference Program

The Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery (MORS) pre-conference program provides the latest information to oral and maxillofacial surgeons in a one-day course on Tuesday, September 9. Tickets are required for the MORS pre-conference program.


Twelve (12) major symposia anchor the clinical programs. Open to all meeting registrants, the symposia cover key areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery practice. The multiple-speaker format allows the demonstration of a variety of clinical approaches and treatment plans, and the in-depth coverage of specific clinical conditions. Audience response systems will be available in select symposia. Tickets are not required for symposia.

Scientific Poster Sessions

Posters will be available throughout the meeting and online. Poster topics include anesthesia, infection, dental implants, nerve repair, OSA, orthognathic, pathology, reconstruction, tmj, trauma, dentoalveolar, cleft and craniofacial surgery, cosmetic maxillofacial surgery, and medicine. Continuing education credit is not offered for these sessions. Tickets are not required for the poster sessions.

Oral Abstract Sessions

Two oral abstract sessions will be presented on Thursday, September 11, and two additional oral abstract sessions will be presented on Friday, September 12. Each session will begin with a relevant presentation by an expert in the field followed by oral abstract presentations. Tickets are not required for the oral abstract sessions.

Clinical Interest Groups (CIGs)

Eight clinical interest groups (CIGs) offer educational sessions during the meeting. CIGs are designed to offer a forum for an interchange of ideas to OMSs who have particular interest in a specific area of oral and maxillofacial surgery. The groups are run by and for AAOMS members. CIGs provide AAOMS members an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues who share similar clinical interests. Tickets are not required for CIG sessions. Ten clinical interest groups (CIGs) will meet for their annual business sessions. All AAOMS members are welcome to participate.

Open Forums

Open Forums are education programs developed by committees of the AAOMS and include presentations with content related to the activities and mission of the committees. Tickets are not required for Open Forums.

Practice Management and Allied Staff Sessions

The Practice Management and Allied Staff Sessions Day Pass lets you attend as many practice management and allied staff sessions as your schedule will allow for one flat fee each day. Morning and afternoon sessions cover a variety of topics that address the unique needs of your practice, and offer educational opportunities for every member of your team. Passes are available for Thursday September 11, Friday September 12, and Saturday September 13. Day passes are required to attend practice management and allied staff sessions. All registrants must pay the general registration rate in addition to the Day Pass cost. Seating for these events is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Coding Workshops

Two coding workshops – Beyond the Basics and ICD-10-CM – are held in conjunction with the AAOMS Annual Meeting. Tickets are required for these workshops. Registration for the coding courses is separate from annual meeting registration. Registration for one does not secure registration for the other. These workshops are not included in the Practice Management Allied Staff Sessions Day Passes.

Annual Meeting Objectives

At the conclusion of the AAOMS Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Participants should be able to:

AAOMS Online Meeting Evaluation and Continuing Education Credit Transcripts

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.

Internet Center Hours

Hawaii Convention Center

Wednesday, September 10
7:30am - 3:00pm

Thursday, September 11
6:30am - 3:00pm

Friday, September 12
6:30am - 3:30pm

Saturday, September 13
6:30am - 11:00am

Audio and Video Recording Sales

Earn CDE and/or CME credit for most AAOMS conference recordings. Special prices are available exclusively for registered attendees. An extensive online collection of session recordings will be available for purchase after the meeting; no purchases will be available on-site. Visit aaoms.org/recordings for all the details.

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 record any portion of the conference.


Children are allowed in the Exhibit Hall at the 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. For information about family-friendly activities, see the Hotel & Travel Information page.

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

Luggage Check

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

Friday, September 12
6:30am - 3:00pm

Saturday, September 13
6:30am - 11:00am

Press/Media Relations Booth

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

Allied Organization Event Space Request

To complete the event space request form visit www.aaoms.org/space. The Online Request Form is due May 1. Space will be assigned in order of request receipt. Please be sure to complete all requested information. If you have an elaborate function that requires additional set-up or dismantle time, please note this on the request form in the comment section.

More Information

Questions about the AAOMS Annual Meeting? Contact AAOMS at 847/678-6200 or 800/822-6637.

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