2018 Annual Meeting Learning Objectives

Safety and Innovation for the Next Century

At the conclusion of the AAOMS Annual Meeting, participants should be better able to:

  1. Apply evidenced based medicine to achieve positive patient-reported outcomes.
  2. Manage treatment outcomes and pain expectation/modulation.
  3. Raise the standards for delivery of surgical practice and anesthesia – The Team Model.

Educational Program

The general registration fee entitles attendees to participate in all spotlight sessions, clinical tracks, abstracts and breakout sessions at no additional cost.

Seats in the session rooms will be available to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.

Select fees continue to apply to ACLS/PALS courses, hands-on clinical courses, preconference sessions, practice management and professional staff development courses, and some social events. Tickets are required for admission to sessions and events that have additional fees. Tickets may be purchased through advance registration or onsite until the scheduled start of the course/event (based on availability).

Courses with additional fees include:

  • ACLS and PALS
  • Hands-on clinical courses
  • Anesthesia Assistants Skills Lab
  • Preconference program
  • Beyond the Basics Coding Workshop
  • Practice Management and Professional Staff Development sessions (available with a Day Pass)

Practice Management and Professional Staff Development Sessions

Day passes are required for admission to Practice Management and Professional Staff Development sessions. Tickets and day passes may be purchased when submitting a completed registration form online, by mail or via fax. They also may be purchased onsite but are subject to space availability.

Anesthesia Assistants Skills Lab

Anesthesia Assistants Skills Labs are not included as part of the Practice Management and Professional Staff Development Day Pass. Tickets are required for the skills lab. Please register early as these courses tend to sell out.

Beyond the Basics Coding Workshop

The Beyond the Basics Coding Workshop is held in conjunction with the AAOMS Annual Meeting. Tickets are required. Registering for the coding workshop does not secure attendance at the Annual Meeting. Separate registration is required. The coding workshop is not included in the Practice Management and Professional Staff Development Day Pass.

Meeting Facilities

The exhibition and most educational sessions will take place at McCormick Place, West Building, 2301 S. Indiana Ave., Chicago, IL 60616.

The business sessions, Opening Ceremony, Welcome Reception, selected sessions and social functions will take place at the headquarters hotel, Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605. 

The hands-on cadaver workshop will be held offsite at Rush University Medical Center, 600 S. Paulina St., Suite 507, Chicago, IL 60612. More information about transportation and course requirements will be provided to registered workshop attendees.   

Event and session locations will be listed in the final program.

AAOMS has secured room blocks for attendees at the headquarters hotel and additional host hotels. Shuttle service will be available from the headquarters and host hotels to the convention center.

Letter of Invitation

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

Online Annual Meeting Evaluation and Continuing Education Credit Transcripts

AAOMS will collect educational session evaluations and provide CDE/CME credit transcripts using an internet-based system to give attendees greater control over their continuing education credit. Attendees will need to reference their meeting badge ID number when logging in to the system.

Visit AAOMS.org/MyCE for information.

Audiovisual Recording Sales

Select session recordings will be available for purchase onsite at a discounted rate exclusive to meeting attendees. More information will be available in October at AAOMS.org/Recordings.

Annual Meeting Photography

As a service to attendees, 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 AAOMS Annual Meeting. At that time, attendees may access the photographer’s website through AAOMS.org. Photographing or videotaping AAOMS educational sessions and events by individual attendees are 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.


Chicago’s average October temperature is 55° F.

Business attire is appropriate for Annual Meeting sessions.


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 at McCormick Place West. For information about family-friendly activities, visit the Annual Meeting Hotel & Travel Information page.

Children are not allowed in any of the educational or business sessions.

Media at the AAOMS Annual Meeting

Credentialed media representatives are invited to attend the 100th American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition being held Oct. 10 to 13 at McCormick Place, West Building, 2301 S. Indiana Ave., Chicago, Ill.

At this premier educational experience for oral and maxillofacial surgeons, media can attend sessions that recognize the Association’s centennial as well as those that cover the latest innovations in dental implants, cosmetic maxillofacial surgery, obstructive sleep apnea, reconstruction and the temporomandibular joint. The meeting also will feature more than 200 exhibitors highlighting the latest technologies.

Attend the AAOMS Annual Meeting – including the Exhibit Hall – by downloading the AAOMS Annual Meeting media registration packet that includes event details, AAOMS’s media policy and a media registration form. Note: There are no registration fees for media to attend the meeting.

Submit the completed Media Registration forms by email to jkremer@aaoms.org, by fax to 847-678-6286 or by mail to:

Jolene Kremer
AAOMS Associate Executive Director, Communications and Publications
9700 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Rosemont, IL 60018

Hope to see you there! 

Allied Organization Event Space Request

To complete the event space request form, visit AAOMS.org/Space.

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.

Emergency Information

AAOMS is committed to the safety and well-being of its conference attendees, exhibitors and guests. The information on the Emergency Information page is intended to provide general guidance on how best to prepare and respond to an emergency situation.

Annual Meeting Questions

Questions about the AAOMS Annual Meeting? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact AAOMS staff at 847-678-6200 or 800-822-6637.