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2021 Annual Meeting - General Information

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. Due to space limitations, the in-person meeting is limited to OMSs and residents at this time. A robust program for staff will be available 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

The course schedule will be available online by the end of May. Please check back for complete details. The general registration fee entitles attendees to participate in Spotlight Sessions, clinical tracks, abstracts 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.

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.


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