A new, significantly collaborative Annual Meeting program has been designed to enrich the experience of AO’s attendees in Los Angeles.
Debate, increased audience participation new 2018 features
Attendees of the Academy of Osseointegration’s (AO) Annual Meeting in 2018 will not only experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood but more importantly, unparalleled substance from this premier, four-day scientific meeting.
While an impressive lineup of lecturers will drive home the 2018 theme of “Inspiring Imagination — Enhancing Health,” attendees will really notice the difference in the 2018 program via a significantly more collaborative forum and the opportunity to engage with AO’s captivating, world-renowned speakers in lively, real-time discussions. Specifically, this will include:
- Concurrent Surgical and Restorative Point-Counterpoint sessions. To delineate the reality and myths on current controversial topics in implant dentistry, panelists will present their viewpoint in a short presentation. Afterwards, expert clinician moderators will promote debate and attempt to draw meaningful conclusions.
- A new “Reflection Panel” as part of the Closing Session. During this segment, AO President Dr. Michael Norton will moderate a panel discussion with what you might call “the wise of implant dentistry” that will feature Drs. Tomas Albrektsson, David Cochran, Ole Jensen, Stephen Parel and Dennis Tarnow who will reflect on the past and look into future of implant therapy. This portion of the Closing Session will not involve lectures at all.
“This is brand new for AO and I would contend a new concept for any dental congress to have a whole session purely dedicated to debate. What’s more, it’s planned for maximum audience participation, so every delegate can have their say,” said Dr. Michael Norton, AO president.
Also new this year is a Lunch with the Masters program on Saturday. Featuring Drs. Paulo Malo, Isabella Rocchietta, Giovanni Zucchelli, Christian Coachman and Stephen Chu, the topics discussed at these luncheons will include an update on All-on-4, guided bone regeneration, natural teeth gingival defects, digital esthetics, and platform switching.
In addition to these enhancements that will enrich their Annual Meeting experience, attendees in 2018 will also come to find customary favorites as part of the schedule. These will include innovative and groundbreaking research presentations via the Oral Clinical and Oral Scientific Research and Clinical Innovations sessions with more than 250 abstracts and e-poster presentations, Corporate Forums, the Morning with the Masters series, programming for young clinicians, and global networking.
Reflective of its reputation as the global multi-disciplinary nexus for implant dentistry, AO’s 2018 Annual Meeting will be the perfect place where specialists, general practitioners, lab technicians and dental hygienists will gather to contribute their knowledge and share best practices.
There will be something for everyone! CLICK HERE to register today.