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COVID-19 Information for AAOMS Members: Updates and Resources

AAOMS to hold its first-ever virtual Annual Meeting

August 17, 2020

ROSEMONT, Ill. – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is offering the 2020 Virtual AAOMS Annual Meeting Oct. 1 to 10. The meeting combines the educational content of the Association’s 102nd Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition and annual Dental Implant Conference.  

The meeting’s live and on-demand educational sessions will provide greater flexibility for attendees to learn about the latest research in the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS). A community-oriented platform will foster interaction between attendees and speakers. Held in conjunction with the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the meeting will feature several international speakers and focus on the theme of the Digital Workforce: Improving Efficiency and Safety for our Patients. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons, faculty, residents and allied staff are expected to attend.  

Anthony S. Fauci, MD – director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984 – will speak during the meeting’s President’s Event. He has served as a key advisor to six U.S. Presidents on AIDS and other health issues, including COVID-19. 

This virtual meeting replaces the AAOMS Annual Meeting originally scheduled for Oct. 5 to 10 in San Antonio, Texas, and the Dental Implant Conference slated for Dec. 3 to 5 in Chicago, Ill. 

Similar to previous in-person AAOMS Annual Meetings, the educational content will present clinical tracks that cover the scope of OMS practice: anesthesia, cosmetic, dentoalveolar, orthognathic, pathology, pediatrics and cleft, reconstruction/nerve, temporomandibular joint and trauma. Sessions also will address timely topics to help enhance the OMS practice. The Dental Implant Program will review enhanced dental implant content with four live sessions, three on-demand sessions and interaction opportunities. In addition, a virtual Exhibit Hall will display the most advanced products and services available in the OMS specialty.  

“With respect for the safety of our members and their staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, AAOMS decided to shift to a virtual format for its two annual fall meetings,” said AAOMS President Victor L. Nannini, DDS, FACS. “For more than 100 years, our members have expected the Annual Meeting to offer outstanding educational sessions to advance knowledge, provide opportunities for dialogue and showcase the latest products. We are pleased to still be able to hold our annual premier events, now in a virtual format that is expected to provide convenience and value to our members with consideration for their evolving needs.” 

Registration is open to AAOMS members, OMS residents, professional allied staff and non-members. More information is available at AAOMS.org/AnnualMeeting.