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2020 Annual Meeting Learning Objectives

102nd AAOMS Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition

Held in conjunction with the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS)

The Digital Workforce: Improving Efficiency and Safety for our Patients

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

  1. Identify emerging issues and trends in oral and maxillofacial surgery to be on the forefront of research and innovation.
  2. Apply knowledge and increase competencies by participating in didactic presentations, skill-building workshops and distinctive educational formats to support complex concepts in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  3. Demonstrate for all members of the OMS team the various evidence-based approaches and treatments applicable in oral and maxillofacial surgery and foster interprofessional collaboration in practice to improve patient outcomes.
  4. Discover support, guidance and leadership opportunities in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery through networking with peers and mentors.

Educational Program

The general registration fee entitles attendees to participate in all spotlight sessions, clinical tracks, abstracts, breakout sessions and practice management sessions at no additional cost. Seats in these session rooms will be available to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ticketed Sessions

Select fees apply to the preconference program, hands-on clinical and assistant courses, coding workshop 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).

Meeting Facilities

The Keynote Lecture; Opening Ceremony, Awards Presentation and Meeting Dedication; Welcome Reception, exhibition and most educational sessions will take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Business sessions, select educational sessions and some social functions will take place at the headquarters hotel, Grand Hyatt San Antonio.

Hands-on cadaver workshops will be held offsite at UT Health San Antonio. More information about transportation and course requirements will be provided to registered workshop attendees.   

Exact event and session locations will be listed at AAOMS.org and in the Annual Meeting Final Program and the Annual Meeting Mobile App later this summer.

AAOMS has secured room blocks for attendees at the headquarters hotel and additional host hotels.

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.

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 few 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 is strictly prohibited.

Consent to Use Photographic Images and Recordings

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


San Antonio’s average October temperature is 71 degrees Fahrenheit. Business attire is appropriate for Annual Meeting sessions. Casual attire is appropriate for the President’s Event on Oct. 9.


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 the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Children are not allowed in any of the educational or business sessions.

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

Media at the AAOMS Annual Meeting

Credentialed media representatives are invited to attend the 102nd American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition being held Oct. 5 to 10.

At this premier educational experience for oral and maxillofacial surgeons, media can attend sessions that cover the latest innovations in dental implants, cosmetic maxillofacial surgery, obstructive sleep apnea, reconstruction and the temporomandibular joint disorder. 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

Allied Organization Event Space Request

To request event space for allied organization functions, visit AAOMS.org/Space. Event space request form submissions are 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 setup or dismantle time, note this on the form in the comment section.

Annual Meeting Questions

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