SCHEDULE

AAO Annual Session 2020 | Atlanta, Georgia | May 1-4, 2020

FRIDAY     |     SATURDAY     |     SUNDAY     |     MONDAY

Friday, May 1

TIME

EVENT

 

LOCATION

7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Constituent Caucuses

 

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Registration

 

Georgia World Congress Center

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
SOE Program

The Carla Evans Educational Leadership Conference is an educator’s forum focused on curriculum and best practice updates in orthodontic education. Open to members of the Society of Educators.

Georgia World Congress Center

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Practice Transition Seminar

Learn from expert consultants as they share their approaches for practice transitions. Open to all Residents, AAO Active and Life Members.

Georgia World Congress Center

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The College of Diplomates Board Certification Preparatory Course (CLOSED)

Assists participants in preparing for the ABO Scenario-based Oral Clinical Examination to achieve board certification. Course registration with the College is sold-out.

Georgia World Congress Center

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Dedicated Time for Exhibit Hall

Georgia World Congress Center

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Georgia World Congress Center

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
House of Delegates – First Meeting w/ Budget Review

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM 

Georgia World Congress Center

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Reference Committee Hearings (#1, #2, #3)

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Opening Ceremonies

Kick-off your Annual Session experience at the AAO Opening Ceremonies. Enjoy food, drinks, activities and entertainment, on the playing field of Mercedes Benz Stadium, home of the 2019 Super Bowl! Featured entertainment is Big & Rich.

 

Mercedes Benz Stadium

Saturday, May 2

TIME

EVENT

 

LOCATION

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Registration

 

Georgia World Congress Center

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
College of Diplomates Resident Case Displays

Review resident cases on display in the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics room during these hours. Open to Doctors and Residents.

Georgia World Congress Center

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Georgia World Congress Center

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Featured Speaker Series

Georgia World Congress Center

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
ABO Open House

ABO directors and staff will be available to answer your questions on Certification Renewal requirements as well as provide information on the Scenario-based Clinical Examination. Open to Doctors and Residents.

Georgia World Congress Center

10:30 AM -12:00 PM
New Orthodontist and Resident Conference

Learn clinical and practice management strategies for early career orthodontists. Open to all students and members within 5 years of practice.

Georgia World Congress Center

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Dedicated Time for Exhibit Hall

Georgia World Congress Center

12:00 PM – 1:00PM
AAO Members/Leaders Roundtable

Share ideas and feedback with the AAO Board of Trustees. Open to all AAO members.

Georgia World Congress Center

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
The College of Diplomates Luncheon

The College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics invites all attendees to purchase a ticket in advance to learn more about board certification and celebrate recognition for the CDABO Case Report of the Year and 2020 ABO Award recipients.

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Resident Scholar Award Program

Using poster boards, residents present their clinical and basic science research. Open to Doctors and Residents.

Georgia World Congress Center

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Women in Orthodontics Networking Session

Georgia World Congress Center

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
AAO Orthodontic Career Fair

Georgia World Congress Center

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Alumni Receptions

Social Event – hosted by AAO Accredited Orthodontic Programs. Open to current and former students of these programs.

 

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Global Reception (formerly the International Reception)

The world of Orthodontics meets the World of Coca Cola. Everyone is encouraged to attend the AAO Global Reception (formerly International Reception) at the World of Coca Cola. Enjoy appetizing cuisine and sample more than 100 different beverages from around the world.

 

World of Coca Cola

Sunday, May 3

TIME

EVENT

 

LOCATION

6:00 AM – 7:30 AM
Fun Run and Walk 

Always a favorite, the AAO Fun Run is sure to get your blood pumping before the daily lectures! Start your morning strong with a 5k and light refreshments.

TBD

6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
 Curtis Menard Orthodontic Prayer Gathering

Non-denominational prayer service. Open to all Attendees and Exhibitors.

Georgia World Congress Center

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The College of Diplomates Board Certification Preparatory Course

Assists participants in preparing for the ABO Scenario-based Oral Clinical Examination to achieve board certification. Course size is limited. Registration required in advance with the College for Residents and nondiplomate orthodontists preparing to take the ABO Scenario-based Oral Clinical Exam.

Georgia World Congress Center

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Registration

 

Georgia World Congress Center

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
AAO Foundation Breakfast 

Join the AAO Foundation in celebrating the impact it has had on the orthodontic specialty. Available to Residents, Educators, Doctors, Team Members and Guests.

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CPR Training – Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED

Learn how to perform CPR on adults and children and how to use an AED through this American Red Cross certification course. Available to all Attendees and Exhibitors.

Georgia World Congress Center

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Oral Research Abstract Presentations

Short lecture presentations of important educational value and significant new investigative works. Open to Doctors and Residents.

Georgia World Congress Center

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Georgia World Congress Center

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
College of Diplomates Resident Case Displays

Review resident cases on display in the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics room during these hours. Open to Doctors and Residents.

Georgia World Congress Center

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Featured Speaker Series

Georgia World Congress Center

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
ABO Open House

ABO directors and staff will be available to answer your questions on Certification Renewal requirements as well as provide information on the Scenario-based Clinical Examination. Open to Doctors and Residents.

 

Georgia World Congress Center

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Table Clinics

Using poster boards and other material, clinical and scientific information is presented. Open to Doctors and Residents.

Georgia World Congress Center

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Dedicated Time for Exhibit Hall

Georgia World Congress Center

12:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Excellence in Orthodontics Awards Luncheon (featuring Jon Meacham)

Celebrate those who have made outstanding contributions to the world of orthodontics. The keynote speaker for the 2020 is Presidential Historian and Author, Jon Meacham. Learn more about the awards being presented.

Georgia World Congress Center

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Specialized Orthodontic Assistant (SOA) Certification Prep Course

Georgia World Congress Center

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
AAO Orthodontic Residents’ Reception 

AAO’s exclusive resident party at Atlanta’s ultimate sports bar, STATS Brewpub. This event is open to AAO Residents and offers great food, cold drinks and unparalleled networking opportunities.

STATS Brewpub

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
AAO Celebration

You don’t have to be an ocean voyager to get up close and personal with the marine life at Georgia Aquarium. Take in the sights and sounds of the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere at the AAO Celebration. Featured entertainment is Party on the Moon.

 

Georgia Aquarium

Monday, May 4

TIME

EVENT

 

LOCATION

7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Constituent Caucuses

 

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Registration

 

Georgia World Congress Center

8:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Georgia World Congress Center

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Georgia World Congress Center

9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Exhibit Hall

Georgia World Congress Center

9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
College of Diplomates Resident Case Displays

Review resident cases on display in the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics room during these hours. Open to Doctors and Residents.

Georgia World Congress Center

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Dedicated Time for the Exhibit Hall

Georgia World Congress Center

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
House of Delegates – Second Meeting

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center