2021 AAOMS Annual Meeting

103rd AAOMS Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition

Held in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CAOMS)

Ensuring Our Future through Wellness and Diversity

The 2021 AAOMS Annual Meeting will be offered in-person and online. For professional staff this year, a limited number of in-person education sessions are planned with a more robust program online.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify emerging issues and trends in oral and maxillofacial surgery to be on the forefront of research and innovation.
  • Apply knowledge while increasing competencies by participating in distinctive educational formats to support complex concepts in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  • Demonstrate for all members of the OMS team the various evidence-based approaches and treatments applicable in oral and maxillofacial surgery while fostering interprofessional collaboration in practice to improve patient outcomes.
  • Discover support, guidance and leadership opportunities in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery through networking with peers and mentors.
  • Cite opportunities to gain insight into and enhance wellness and diversity in practice and the specialty.

Educational Program

View the full course schedule and session descriptions at AAOMS.org/AMprogram. The general registration fee entitles attendees to participation in clinical tracks and practice management sessions. New this year, on-demand education will be available to attendees – both in-person and online registrants – at no additional cost until the end of 2021. For more information, view the registration options at-a-glance on the Registration page.

Meeting Facilities and Hotel Reservations

Most educational sessions and the exhibition will take place at Music City Center.

The headquarters hotel – Omni Nashville Hotel – will host the Keynote Lecture; Opening Ceremony, Awards Presentation and Meeting Dedication; Welcome Reception; and select educational sessions and social functions.

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

AAOMS has reserved hotel rooms at several preferred hotels. Take advantage of AAOMS group rates

Letter of Invitation

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

Online Evaluations 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 pictures 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, videotaping or recording audio of 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’s or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, electronic reproductions as well as video and audio recordings of such events and activities. Note: No individual or entity may record any portion of the meeting.


Business attire is appropriate for Annual Meeting sessions. Nashville’s average September/October temperature is 72 degrees Fahrenheit.


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

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

Allied Organization Event Space Request

To request event space for allied organization functions, visit AAOMS.org/Space. Event space request form submissions are due July 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.

AAOMS Annual Meeting Code of Conduct

AAOMS is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and AAOMS staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, AAOMS staff members and service providers are expected to abide by this Annual Meeting Code of Conduct. This policy applies to all AAOMS meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than AAOMS but held in conjunction with AAOMS events in-person or on public or private virtual platforms. 

Anti-harassment Policy

AAOMS has zero tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment including, but not limited to, sexual harassment by participants or AAOMS staff at AAOMS meetings. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, AAOMS asks you report it, so appropriate action can be taken. 

Report a concern

AAOMS reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and AAOMS reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting – online or in person. 

Unacceptable behavior is defined as: 

  • Harassment, intimidation or discrimination in any form. 
  • Verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, AAOMS staff, service provider or other meeting guest. 
  • Examples of verbal abuse include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, AAOMS staff member, service provider or other meeting guest. 
  • Disruption of presentations during sessions, in the Exhibit Hall or at events organized by AAOMS throughout the meeting. All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderator and AAOMS staff. 
  • Presentations should not contain promotional materials, special offers, job offers or solicitation for services. AAOMS reserves the right to remove such messages and potentially ban sources of those solicitations. 


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

COVID-19 regulations

As of June 15, 2021; subject to change.

By attending the in-person AAOMS Annual Meeting, you certify that you do not fall into any of the following categories: 1) individuals who currently or within the past 14 days have experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19, which include fever, cough and shortness of breath; 2) individuals who have traveled at any point in the past 14 days either internationally or to a community in the United States that is experiencing sustained community spread of COVID-19; or 3) individuals who believe that they may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and not yet been cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities or the healthcare team responsible for their treatment.

Currently, masks are optional for meeting attendees.

Liability Waiver, Assumption of Risk and Release

You acknowledge that you derive personal benefit from your attendance at this in-person AAOMS Annual Meeting and willingly engage in the Annual Meeting. By registering for the AAOMS Annual Meeting, you hereby release, waive and forever discharge any and all liability, claims and demands of whatever kind or nature against AAOMS and its speakers and exhibitors, including in each case, without limitation, their directors, officers, employees, volunteers and agents (the “Released Parties”), either in law or in equity, to the fullest extent permissible by law, including but not limited to, damages or losses caused by the negligence, fault or conduct of any kind on the part of the Released Parties, including but not limited to death, bodily injury, illness, economic loss, or loss or damage to property, which you, your heirs, assignees, next of kin and/or legally appointed or designated representatives, may have or which may hereinafter accrue on your behalf, which arise or may hereafter arise from your participation in the AAOMS Annual Meeting. Your attendance at an in-person AAOMS Annual Meeting includes possible exposure to and illness from communicable diseases, including but not limited to COVID-19. While particular rules, vaccination and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death still exists. You knowingly and freely assume all such risks associated with attending the AAOMS Annual Meeting, even if arising from the negligence, fault or conduct of any kind on the part of the Released Parties. BY ATTENDING AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN THE AAOMS Annual Meeting, YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE GIVEN A FULL RELEASE OF LIABILITY TO THE RELEASED PARTIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AND ARE ASSUMING THE RISK OF POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO COMMUNICABLE DISEASES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO COVID-19.