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Speaker Resources

AAOMS offers a number of speaking opportunities, throughout the year. Below, please find descriptions of the offerings, available applications and speaker tools.

News and Announcements

E-Learning Presenters Wanted!

As a benefit and convenience to our members, AAOMS is actively seeking to expand its number of high quality, integrated educational e-learning offerings. Members are invited to submit an application to present an e-learning program on a clinical topic in which they specialize. If you are interested in participating, please complete the Webinar Application Form. Contact the continuing education department at 800-822-6637 or for more information or if you have any questions. To view our current online offerings, please visit

Upcoming Meetings

2015 Annual Meeting
September 28-October 3, 2015
Washington, D.C.

» Future Annual Meetings
» Future Dental Implant Conferences

AAOMS Disclosure and Resolution Process

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) adheres to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Essentials and Guidelines, including the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, and the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) Standards and Procedures in its development and delivery of continuing medical and continuing dental education activities. It is the policy of the AAOMS to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in scientific/educational activities.

Please find links below to the AAOMS Policy on Disclosure and Resolution of Relevant Conflicts of Interest, the financial relationships disclosure form and a flow chart of the disclosure and resolution process. For any further questions, please contact

Policy on Disclosure and Resolution of Relevant Conflicts of Interest
AAOMS Financial Relationships Disclosure Form
AAOMS Disclosure and Resolution Process

Practice Management and Professional Allied Staff Courses

The AAOMS Practice Management and Professional Allied Staff Courses held during the Annual Meeting offer oral and maxillofacial surgeons and their staff the opportunity to earn continuing education credits while improving their knowledge and skills. These courses cover all areas of practice management and staff development. Topics may include, but are not limited to, infection control, social media, computers and technology, financial management, legal, marketing and practice-building, office and personnel administration, practice organization, hazard planning, risk prevention, anesthesia, implants, office emergencies, OSHA, HIPAA, and other regulatory requirements.

2015 Practice Management and Professional Allied Staff Courses Application
The submission deadline has passed.

Clinical Based Courses

There are five types of clinical based courses that are held during the AAOMS Annual Meeting. These sessions cover the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery and afford attendees the opportunity to interact and engage with the presenters in small-group learning environments. Please see the application for more detailed information.

2015 Clinic Application
The submission deadline has passed.

Oral Abstracts and Posters

AAOMS accepts applications for oral abstracts and posters for presentation at each Annual Meeting. Oral abstract presentations are a 6 to 7 minute lecture on research delivered in an electronic format followed by a brief question and answer period. Posters will be submitted electronically and will be viewable online, with an option to display a posterboard at the meeting. Applications are accepted in the following categories: anesthesia, cleft & craniofacial surgery, cosmetic maxillofacial surgery, dental implants, dentoaleovar, infection (includes epidemiology), medicine, nerve repair, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), orthognathic, pathology, reconstruction (includes bone & biomaterials and soft tissue), TMJ, and trauma.

2015 Abstract and Poster Application
The submission deadline has passed.

The Preconference on Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery includes oral abstract presentations which are 10 minute presentations with an additional 5 minutes question and answer.

2015 MORS Preconference Oral Abstract Application
Abstract Submission Guidelines
Application Deadline: April 15

Resident Research Award

Resident Scientific Presentation Awards are given every year to oral and maxillofacial surgery residents selected on the basis of the scientific quality of manuscripts submitted for judging. Abstracts of the award-winning manuscripts will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Resident Research Award Guidelines
Resident Research Award Editorial Guidelines

Resident Research Award Guide and Application
The application deadline has passed.

How I Do It (Annual Meeting)

The Committee on Continuing Education and Professional Development is actively seeking clinical speakers to present fast-paced “How I Do It” presentations as part of the module programs at this year’s annual meeting. Two topics will be covered: Dental Implants and Dentoalveolar.

The Dental Implant module will take place on Thursday, October 1st and the Dentoalveolar module on Friday, October 2nd. Each module program begins with a large audience plenary session and continues into smaller breakout sessions as the day progresses. The “How I Do It” presentations will be an integral part of each module’s afternoon session.

Submit an Annual Meeting How I Do It Application
The submission deadline has passed.


Symposia speakers are invited by members of the Committee on Continuing Education and Professional Development.

Webinar Application

If you are interested in presenting a webinar please, complete the Webinar Application Form. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Samantha Jones at 847-233-4386 or

Speaker Tools

Annual Meeting Speaker Frequently Asked Questions

Tips for a Successful PowerPoint Presentation - Your PowerPoint will greatly aid you in presenting your information to your audience. The AAOMS requests that all speakers utilize the AAOMS 2014 Annual Meeting PowerPoint Templates. If you are unsure which format your presentation should be in, please confirm with your staff contact.

Tips for Creating an Effective Handout - Handouts are the #1 request from meeting attendees.

Speaker Checklist - Speaking for an AAOMS Meeting? Use this checklist to help you stay organized with all the items you will need to do.

How to Create Educational Objectives - An important component of your presentation application will be the educational objectives. The Committee on Continuing Education and Professional Development (CCEPD) as well as the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) requires that you provide identified needs, desired results and learning objectives with your application.

Tips for Formulating Synopses and Learning Objectives in Accordance with ACCME and ADA CERP Guidelines - The following verbs have been found to be effective when formulating educational objectives.

Instructions on How to Record a Narration

Copyright Tips & Requirements - As a speaker, AAOMS requires that you comply with copyright law. Content sharing has become so prevalent due to electronic media that the rules and requirements are often blurred. Please consider these tips as you prepare handouts and presentations.

Annual Meeting e-Poster Presenters

E-posters are electronic versions of posters. They are available online during and after the meeting for one year. E-poster abstracts continue to be published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (JOMS).

2014 Poster Author Guidelines
View past e-posters
E-poster tips and FAQ’s

AAOMS Education Staff Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding your scheduled presentation or about getting involved in future meetings, please contact any of the AAOMS staff below:

Bridget Treccia, Practice Management
Samantha Jones, Continuing Education-Scientific Programs
Shannon Murray, Continuing Education-Scientific Programs
Mary Allaire-Schnitzer, Advanced Education-Resident and Faculty Programs
Kyle Smith, Sim-Man Programs