The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is going online with its 2020 Virtual AAOMS Annual Meeting, scheduled from October 1 to October 10. Anthony M. Fauci, MD, who has been director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, will speak during the meeting’s President’s Event.
The meeting will combine the educational content of the AAOMS’s 102nd Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition, and annual Dental Implant Conference. Its live and on-demand education sessions will provide greater flexibility for attendees to learn about the latest research in oral and maxillofacial surgery, the AAOMS said.
A community-oriented platform will foster interaction between attendees and speakers, the AAOMS said. Held in conjunction with the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the meeting will feature international speakers and focus on the theme of “The Digital Workforce: Improving Efficiency and Safety for Our Patients.”
Clinical tracks will cover anesthesia, cosmetics, dentoalveolar treatment, orthognathic treatment, pathology, pediatrics and cleft, reconstruction/nerves, the temporomandibular joint, and trauma. The Dental Implant Program will include four live sessions, three on-demand sessions, and interaction opportunities. Also, the virtual Exhibit Hall will display the most advanced products and services available today, the AAOMS said.
“With respect for the safety of our members and their staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, AAOMS decided to shift to a virtual format for its two annual fall meetings,” said AAOMS president Victor L. Nannini, DDS.
“For more than a hundred years, our members have expected the Annual Meeting to offer outstanding educational sessions to advance knowledge, provide opportunities for dialogue, and showcase the latest products. We are pleased to still be able to hold our annual premier events, now in a virtual format that is expected to provide convenience and value to our members with consideration for their evolving needs,” said Nannini.
Registration is open to AAOMS members, oral and maxillofacial surgery residents, professional allied staff, and non-members.