An impressive lineup of lecturers will drive home the home of “Inspiring Imagination and Enhancing Health” at AO’s 2018 Annual Meeting, to be held for the first time in Los Angeles, California.
2018 Annual Meeting to feature Hollywood style, unparalleled substance
A new point-counterpoint format. Maximum audience participation. Unmatched global networking. New lunch with the Masters. Vibrant downtown Los Angeles. Maybe even a celebrity sighting or a visit with “Oscar.”
This and much more awaits you at AO’s 2018 Annual Meeting, the premier, global scientific Congress in implant dentistry. For the first time in AO’s history, its Annual Meeting will be held in Los Angeles! Our venue will be the Los Angeles Convention Center, February 28 – March 3, 2018, and will include many exciting features.
An impressive lineup of lecturers will drive home the 2018 theme of “Inspiring Imagination and Enhancing Health” by reflecting on how dental implant treatment impacts health care, and looking into future treatment concepts and modalities. This includes keynote speakers Dr. Harold Slavkin, who will discuss personal health care and the future of implant dentistry, and Dr. Stephen Chen, who will shed light on socket wound healing concepts.
“Personally, I am very excited about the Reflection Panel as part of Saturday afternoon’s Closing. This session will not involve lectures, but rather a panel discussion with ‘the wise of implant dentistry,’ including Drs. Thomas Albrektsson, David Cochran, Ole Jensen, Stephen Parel, and Dennis Tarnow,” said Dr. Michael Norton, AO president. “This is a brand new format for AO and I would contend a new concept for any dental congress to have a whole session purely dedicated to debate.“
The Annual Meeting program will also include a number of speakers from Australia, Singapore, China, and Japan, so it will have a concentration on the Pan Pacific region. Recognized as the premier international association for professionals interested in implant dentistry, AO’s 2018 Annual Meeting will be a truly multi-disciplinary event with dedicated programs for both the Allied Staff and Laboratory Technicians.
Friday evening, Dr. and Mrs. Michael Norton will host the President’s Reception, complimentary to all registered attendees. To be held in Microsoft Square within the L.A. Live area just a stone’s throw from the main hotel, the event promises to be one of the most festive social gatherings ever assembled by AO. Keeping the spirit of the Beatles alive through their perfected theatric and expert performances, “Britishmania” will be taking center stage with their exciting act. The event will be in the leading destination for live entertainment in downtown Los Angeles much like a miniature Times Square and filled with many surprises.
In just a matter of days, registration will open for this premier Annual Meeting. Please continue checking your email, AO’s website and social media properties (Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/AcademyOsseo/] and Twitter [https://twitter.com/AcademyOsseo] for our official launch. Plan now to register early to take advantage of discounts and reserve your place in limited attendance sessions. In the interim, check out our meeting preview at: https://osseo.org/2018-annual-meeting-program-preview/.
“With an expansive exhibit hall, more than 250 abstracts and e-poster presentations, as well as acclaimed social events, AO’s 2018 Annual Meeting has all the ingredients to be the premier dental meeting of the year!” said Dr. Joseph Kan, 2018 Annual Meeting Program Chair. “There will be something for everyone. AO looks forward to welcoming you to Los Angeles during Oscars weekend!“