November 2018 Volume LIII Number 6

 
 
 
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General Information

January 2016 Volume LI Number 1

AAPD Conference Harvester Audio Recording
Make the most of your educational experience at the AAPD 2016 and be sure to purchase the conference audio proceedings. The Premium level gives you online and app access to the slides synchronized to audio from the Scientific Sessions, MiniClinics, and String of Pearls. With so many quality sessions to choose from, having the other sessions at your fingertips is priceless. This multimedia product (viewable on any computer and smart device) is an excellent training tool and informational resource. In addition, the content will be available to watch or download for five years after the event. Purchase EventScribe Audio Proceedings as part of your registration for just $189 when you register for the conference. Post-conference cost is $229.

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)
AAPD conferences are ADA compliant. We strive to take the appropriate steps required to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently. Individuals requiring special assistance must make the appropriate notation on the registration form and/or contact the AAPD Meeting Services Department. All requests for special accommodations under ADA must be made allowing enough time for evaluation and appropriate action by AAPD.

Attire
The Scientific Program is business casual. We recommend you have a sweater or light jacket available in case you find the meeting rooms too cold. The Welcome Reception is casual; come dressed ready to kick your heels up! The Presidents’ Farewell Dinner is black-tie.

Conference App
Attention all smart phone users and tablet owners! The AAPD continues to provide a comprehensive conference app for AAPD 2016 to keep you engaged before, during and after the meeting. The event app includes a complete list of sessions, speakers, exhibitors, local attractions, facility maps and much more!
Sposnored by NuSmile

New this year, the conference app, online Itinerary Planner, interactive floor plan and the ePoster Gallery are linked. Create an account, login and mark your favorite exhibitors or sessions…when you login to the app, it will all be there! Once AAPD receives the speaker handouts, they will all be included in the app and the online itinerary planner providing you a comprehensive educational tool both online and on your smart device.
Sponsored by DoxaDental

Again in 2016, there is a dedicated Poster App which includes full color posters as well as the abstract allowing you to sort by topic, track, day and presenter. Check out this opportunity to see this important research! 
Sponsored by Pacific Dental Services, Inc.

Continuing Education Credit
The AAPD is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. Credit is awarded on an hour-for-hour basis. Attendees should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent in the educational activity.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Photography/Video Waiver
AAPD plans to take photographs and/or video at AAPD 2016 and reproduce them in AAPD educational, news or promotional material, whether in print, electronic or other media, including the AAPD website. By participating AAPD 2016, you grant AAPD the right to use your name, image and biography for such purposes. All postings become the property of AAPD. Postings may be displayed, distributed or used by AAPD for any purpose.

Scientific Proceedings
The Academy provides the Scientific Proceedings in advance of the Annual Session electronically. Everyone registered by Monday, May 2, 2016, will receive an email with a link to the handouts in advance allowing you to print the handouts you want to bring with you or to download them to a tablet or computer. Handouts provided by the speakers are also included in the comprehensive conference app.

Travel Information
Airline Discounts
AAPD offers discounted meeting fares on various major air carriers for AAPD meeting attendees. To receive these discounts, please contact Direct Travel (formerly Hobson Travel Ltd.), AAPD’s official travel provider at (800) 840-0908.  As always, to obtain the lowest available fares, early booking is recommended.

Getting There
San Antonio International Airport is conveniently located about eight miles north of downtown. Taxis are available and range from $25 - $29 depending on the time of day. VIA Metropolitan Transit is San Antonio’s public transportation agency offering service throughout the city. For more details, visit http://www.viainfo.net.  

Weather
San Antonio enjoys moderate temperatures in May typically in the 80s.

Exhibit Hall
Maximize your time at the Annual Session and visit the exhibit hall to explore products and services geared toward you and your pediatric dental office. Visit the combined AAPD Booth which includes the AAPD Store to buy a copy of the Pediatric Dentistry Handbook or a souvenir from this year’s Annual Session! Spend some time in the HSHC Donor Lounge to learn more about the Access to Care Grants or simply to make a donation or increase your current pledge to the Foundation.

The exhibit hall schedule is created to maximize your time with the exhibitors while still providing time to attend the education courses you want and enjoy the city! The Hospitality Area is located on the exhibit hall floor offering a continental breakfast, complimentary beverages each morning and afternoon. Lunch is available for purchase on Friday and Saturday.

Visit the AAPD Store to see what prizes you are eligible to win in the exhibitor drawing. Be sure to check out the My Kid’s Dentist Research Poster Competition and the Smiles for Life Meet & Greet Lounge with an espresso bar!

Exhibit Hall Schedule
Friday, May 27
9 AM – 5 PM
11:30 AM—Lunch for purchase
Saturday, May 28
9 AM – 5 PM
11:30 am—Lunch for purchase
Sunday, May 29
9 AM – Noon

Attendee Raffle
Feeling lucky? The AAPD is hosting a raffle for all attendees! Take the raffle card found at registration and visit with 20 exhibitors and get a sticker. Once you’ve filled out your raffle card, bring it to the AAPD Store in Booth 439. The raffle takes place in the AAPD Store on Sunday, May 29, at 11 a.m.

Evidence-Based Dentistry Booth at the AAPD Store
What’s your evidence-based dentistry IQ? Visit the EBD booth to find out!
The ability to vet research for validity, quickly and correctly, is essential in a world where publication rates out pace anyone’s ability to stay current. You can learn how to identify the best evidence by visiting the EBD booth.
 
Brief tutorials are available in the booth:
Friday, May 27
2 & 4 PM
Sunday, May 29
9 & 11 AM

Sponsorship Opportunities
Wondering what kind of exposure your company can get at the AAPD Annual Session? Look no further. There are various
opportunities still available to target your company’s goals and meet your budget!
 
Many companies have already committed to a sponsorship in San Antonio! Thanks for your commitment and dedication to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry; we are excited for your continued support of AAPD 2016!
 
For more information on becoming a sponsor for the AAPD, please visit http://www.aapd.org/2016/exhibits.asp or contact Meetings and Education Coordinator Jessica Parra at jparra@aapd.org or (312) 337-2169.

 

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