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PLANNING AND REGISTRATION

What are the registration options for this year’s Annual Meeting?

Answer:

Registration opened in May. To support the needs and preferences of attendees, two registration opportunities are offered:

  • New Orleans with online access includes attendance at non-ticketed, in-person sessions and all Online-only access offerings until Dec. 31.
  • Online-only access includes live-streamed/recorded and on-demand educational sessions until Dec. 31.
When will on-demand content be available?

Answer:

On Sept. 12, all on-demand clinical and practice management courses will be made accessible via the online platform until Dec. 31. In-person recorded content will be added to the online program and accessible to registrants beginning Sept. 26.

Will all in-person sessions be available via live-stream?

Answer:

No, not all sessions will be available via live-stream. Participants can view the online program to see the full list of live-streamed courses. Note: Most sessions will be recorded and provided as archived content on-demand from Sept. 26 to Dec. 31.

When does access to the online platform end?

Answer:

Participants will be able to access the online meeting platform until Dec. 31. Those interested in indefinite access to post-meeting recordings can purchase them at AAOMS.org/Recordings.

What is the ticketing process?

Answer:

 

  • If you registered for a paid course, the ticket is included in your registration packet.
  • Paid tickets are required for the Anesthesia Update, Educators Summit and Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery preconference programs; ACLS and PALS sessions; hands-on workshops, Office-Based Emergency Airway Management (OBEAM) module sessions and Beyond the Basics Coding Workshop. Tickets also are required for the President’s Event on Sept. 16.
  • A paid ticket guarantees a seat in the specified course.
  • Available tickets can be purchased through advance registration. After Sept. 5, tickets (if still available) will be only sold onsite at the AAOMS Attendee Registration Center in the convention center.
  • Didactic clinical courses and practice management sessions do not require tickets. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Access to session recordings will be available online from Sept. 26 to Dec. 31.

 

ONLINE ACCESS INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS

How do I log in to the meeting platform?

Answer:

Each attendee will be sent platform access instructions to the email account used to register for the meeting. On or after Sept. 12, registrants can visit AAOMS.org/AMprogram and log in with their email address and unique eight-digit registration/member ID number. An account may be logged in to only one device at a time. Sharing account access is prohibited.

What equipment do I need to view sessions?

Answer:

The meeting platform is compatible with laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones. For optimum access, disconnect from a VPN (if possible). With an online meeting, a strong internet connection of 1.4 Mbps is recommended.

AAOMS highly recommends accessing the site through Google Chrome for all meeting platform features. Internet Explorer is not recommended.

How do I fix connection issues in the meeting platform?

Answer:

If you have connection or audio issues while attending a session, check your internet connection, refresh your browser or re-enter the session. Also try checking the speaker audio icon or laptop volume. AAOMS highly recommends accessing the site through Google Chrome for all meeting platform features. Internet Explorer is not recommended.

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What if my schedule prevents me from viewing sessions live?

Answer:

Attendees can access recorded and on-demand sessions from Sept. 26 through Dec. 31.

How will I access on-demand sessions?

Answer:

Attendees can access sessions at AAOMS.org/AMprogram. Starting Sept. 12, on-demand sessions will be available to attendees. Beginning Sept. 26, all recorded and on-demand sessions will be available. Access to the meeting platform ends at 11:59 p.m. CST Dec. 31.

Can I register for the meeting and get immediate access?

Answer:

Online access begins Sept. 12. Those who register after Sept. 12 will gain immediate access.

How do meeting recordings differ from the online access available until Dec. 31?

Answer:

Annual Meeting attendees will be able to watch and refer to specific sessions until 11:59 p.m. CST Dec. 31. If attendees would like to have session recordings for longer-term access, they can purchase recordings at AAOMS.org/Recordings. A complete list of available session recordings will be posted in late August.

Will there be an online Exhibit Hall?

Answer:

Yes. The meeting will include an online Exhibit Hall that will be open 24/7 from Sept. 15 to 17. Attendees can download informative documents, watch videos and exchange messages with exhibitors via the online meeting platform or Annual Meeting Mobile App.

How do I claim CE and evaluate sessions?

Answer:

Visit AAOMS.org/MyCE to claim CE and evaluate sessions by Jan. 31, 2023. You will need your eight-digit registration/member ID number found in the pre-meeting email or your AAOMS.org profile.

ONSITE INFORMATION

Do I need to have been vaccinated for COVID-19 to attend the in-person meeting in New Orleans?

Answer:

Though not required, AAOMS encourages eligible attendees to be vaccinated. AAOMS follows CDC guidelines and recommendations for large in-person events. Participants who have travel restrictions or are hesitant about attending in-person are invited to purchase the Online-only access.

For an overview of Annual Meeting COVID-19 safety, visit the Annual Meeting General Information webpage.

What are the COVID-19 safety policies for the Annual Meeting?

Answer:

For an overview of Annual Meeting COVID-19 safety, visit the General Information webpage at AAOMS.org/NewOrleans. AAOMS follows CDC guidelines and recommendations.

How do I connect to the wireless internet in the convention center?

Answer:

Connect to network AAOMS2022. No password is required.

How do I download the meeting mobile app?

Answer:

The 2022 Annual Meeting Mobile App will be available later this summer. When available, users of Apple or Android devices may visit the Apple App Store or Google Play from the device and search for AAOMS Events. Users of other devices may visit AAOMS.org/App and bookmark it for future reference.

How do I use the meeting mobile app?

Answer:

For an overview of all the features of the app and tips for using it, visit AAOMS.org/AnnualMeeting. For assistance onsite, visit the AAOMS Store and Membership Services booth during the regular Exhibit Hall hours.

How do I get my CE credit?

Answer:

Claim CE credit for sessions you attend via the mobile app or at AAOMS.org/MyCE. Sessions can be evaluated until Jan. 31.

On the website, log in to the system using your email address and eight-digit registration/member ID. If you are evaluating a paid ticketed session, you must be registered for that session in order to complete the evaluation and receive credit. Questions? Email AAOMS Continuing Education staff.

Where is the Program Office/Speaker Ready Room?

Answer:

The Program Office/Speaker Ready Room is located in Room 204-205 in New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Where are posters located?

Answer:

Both electronic and printed scientific posters will be available during the Annual Meeting. Poster boards will be on display in the Exhibit Hall. E-posters will be accessible online and through the meeting app starting Sept 12. During the meeting, scan the QR code attached to each poster board to view the e-poster on your mobile device.

When are the oral abstract sessions?

Answer:

Oral abstracts are included in 11 of the Hot off the Press sessions Sept. 15 and 16. In addition, three on-demand abstract sessions will be offered.

Where and how do I get handouts?

Answer:

Handouts will be available later this summer. When available, handouts can be accessed at AAOMS.org/AMprogram. Handouts also can be downloaded through the Annual Meeting mobile app. Note: Not all speakers have provided a handout.

Where’s the Exhibit Hall? What are the hall hours?

Answer:

The exhibition is located in Exhibit Hall BC in New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The hours are:

Thursday, Sept. 15
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 16
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

How do I locate a booth I want to visit?

Answer:

An exhibitor list and floor plan are in the Exhibitor Information section of the Annual Meeting Final Program, online at AAOMS.org/AMvxh and on the AAOMS Annual Meeting mobile app.

When and where are the Industry Symposiums?

Answer:

Industry Symposiums run concurrently on Sept. 15 in Rooms 208-209, 211-213, 218-219 and 220-221. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants are asked to indicate their intention to attend on the meeting registration form.

5 – 6:30 p.m.
     • GCF3 – Snoasis Medical, LLC: Minimally Invasive Implant Surgery using DDACM Allograft

5:15 – 6:45 p.m.
     • GCF2 – US Oral Surgery Management: Oral Surgery Partnerships – What You Need to Know
     • GCF4 – Hiossen Inc.: Predictable Treatment Option for Narrow Alveolar Ridge

When and where are the Eat, Drink and be Industry-Educated sessions?

Answer:

The Eat, Drink and be Industry-Educated sessions on Sept. 15 and 16 will be located in the front of the Exhibit Hall, in the 500 aisle. Each session will be presented twice. Food and beverage will be served for those in attendance. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants are asked to indicate their intention to attend on the meeting registration form:

Thursday, Sept. 15
Breakfast and Learn: ZimVie: Optimizing Practice Growth through your Surgical Partners
     • 8:40 – 9:25 a.m. (GPT1)
     • 10:10 – 10:55 a.m. (GPT2)

Lunch and Learn: Straumann: Prevention and Management of Potential Complications using the ImmediaXy Concept
     • 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. (GPT3)
     • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (GPT4)

Snack and Learn: DePuy Synthes: Innovations in Orthognathic Surgery using TRUMATCH CMF Patient Specific Technology
     • 3:10 – 3:55 p.m. (GPT5)

Friday, Sept. 16
Breakfast and Learn: Straumann: Why Straumann TLX?
     • 8:40 – 9:25 a.m. (GPT6)
     • 10:10 – 10:55 a.m. (GPT7)

Lunch and Learn: Beacon Oral Specialists: Digital Advances in Oral Surgery Management – Evolving with the Healthcare Business Landscape
     • 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. (GPT8)
     • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (GPT9)

Snack and Learn: Depuy Synthes: Innovations in Mandible/ Midface Reconstruction using TRUMATCH CMF Patient Specific Technology
     • 3:10 – 3:55 p.m. (GPT10)

Is there a message board where I can post messages to other attendees?

Answer:

There is not a message board to post messages. However, attendees can connect with colleagues through the mobile app as long as they have given permission for the app to show their profile.

Where is first aid located?

Answer:

First aid is located in the First Aid Office – Lobby B in New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The hours are:

Monday, Sept. 12
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 13
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 14
6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 15
6 a.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 16
6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17
6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 18
6:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where is next year’s meeting?

Answer:

The 105th AAOMS Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition will be held Sept. 18 to 23 in San Diego, Calif., at the San Diego Convention Center and Hilton San Diego Bayfront. More information will be available at AAOMS.org/Events.

Where can I get a coffee?

Answer:

Coffee is available at the River Blends Café located on the second floor of the Hilton New Orleans Riverside from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Starbucks is open at the New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District hotel 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Where are the nearest restrooms?

Answer:

Restrooms are located throughout the building. There is a floor plan of the convention center in the Annual Meeting Final Program and on the AAOMS Annual Meeting mobile app.

Where is lost and found?

Answer:

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center: A box containing lost-and-found items is located at the Attendee Registration Center. Attendees with items that are lost may fill out a Lost and Found Form containing a description of the item and contact information at the Attendee Registration Center. At the end of the conference, items are turned into the convention center security office, which can be contacted at 504-582-3040.

Hilton New Orleans Riverside: All lost-and-found items go to the hotel’s security office. Contact the hotel’s front desk for lost-and-found items by calling 504-561-0500.

Do you have a luggage check?

Answer:

Luggage Check is located on Level 1 Mosaic Room at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The hours are:

Thursday, Sept. 15 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16 6:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

When is the President’s Event?

Answer:

The President’s Event will be 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the National WWII Museum. Tickets can be purchased through advance registration. If still available, tickets may be purchased onsite at the AAOMS Attendee Registration Center in the convention center.

Know before you go:
• Tickets must be purchased in advance and presented to enter.
• Transportation will be provided from the Hilton New Orleans Riverside and Marriott Warehouse Arts District hotels to the National WWII Museum. Buses begin loading at 6:45 p.m. and run throughout the evening until 10:30 p.m.
• Casual attire is appropriate for this event.

I lost my ticket for complimentary lunch on Friday in the Exhibit Hall. What do I do?

Answer:

Stop by the Attendee Registration Center in the convention center for a replacement.

I didn’t get a lunch ticket for my spouse/guest.

Answer:

One complimentary lunch ticket is provided to each registrant. They are unavailable for guests. Concessions will be available in the Exhibit Hall during regular Exhibit Hall hours.

Are shuttle buses available?

Answer:

Shuttle buses will not be available from the AAOMS host hotels to New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Shuttle buses will be available from the Hilton New Orleans Riverside and Marriott Warehouse Arts District hotels to the President’s Event at the National WWII Museum from 6:45 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16.