January 2020 Volume LV Number 1

 
 
 
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General Information

January 2020 Volume LV Number 1

Audio Recordings and Online CE
Make the most of your educational experience at AAPD 2020 and purchase access to the audio content. Remind yourself of the important takeaways you heard or hear a compelling course you may have missed. This multimedia offering is an excellent training tool and informational resource. You can purchase access with or without earning CE credits. The audio and PowerPoint presentations will be synced!
 
Audio Recordings*
The Audio Recordings will give you online access to the slides synchronized to audio from the scientific sessions, MiniClinics, and String of Pearls. With so many great sessions being offered at AAPD 2020, you won’t want to miss a single second, and now you don’t have to.
 
* You will not earn CE with the Audio Recordings package. To earn CE, please purchase the AAPD 2020 Online CE package.
 
AAPD 2020 Online CE
AAPD is offering CE for those courses at Annual Session you can- not attend. With such great topics and speakers lined up, it’s difficult to choose which session to attend. In the Education Passport, you will have the opportunity to purchase and earn CE for all sessions re- corded in Nashville. Purchase the entire Annual Session package now or individual sessions will be available for purchase after the meeting.
 
Content for both offerings will be available for five years after the event.
 
ADA
AAPD conferences are ADA compliant. We strive to take the ap- propriate 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 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 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 in your favorite country western attire. The President’s Farewell Dinner is business casual.
 
Conference App – Coming April 2020
Attention all smart phone users and tablet owners! The AAPD continues to provide a comprehensive con- ference app for AAPD 2020 to keep you engaged before, during and after the meeting. The event app includes a complete list of sessions, speakers, exhibitors, local at- tractions, facility maps and much more!
 
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 in your hands.
 
Download our 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!
 
ePoster Gallery and Posters Sponsored by My Kid’s Dentist and Orthodontics
 
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 2020 and reproduce them in AAPD educational, news or promotional material, whether in print, electronic or other media, including the AAPD website. By participating AAPD 2020, 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.
 
Nashville boasts abundant sunshine and average temperatures in the 57 to 78 degrees range make the weather attractive for tourists.
 
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, AAPD’s official travel provider at (800) 840-0908. As always, to obtain the lowest available fares, early booking is recommended.
 
Getting There
All hotels for AAPD 2020 are located in the downtown Nashville area. Downtown Nashville is a 20 minute ride from Nashville International Airport (BNA). Shuttle and car service are available from the airport to the hotel. Uber and Lyft are also available from the airport and around Nashville.
 
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 AAPD Store where you can pick up a souvenir from AAPD 2020! Spend some time in the AAPD Founda- tion’s 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. The Hospitality Area is located on the exhibit hall floor of- fering a continental breakfast, refreshment breaks 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 & Orthodontics Research Poster Competition and the Tech Bar!
 
Exhibit Hall Schedule
FRIDAY, MAY 22
9 am – 5 pm
11:30 am – 2 pm
Lunch for purchase
 
SATURDAY, MAY 23
9 am – 5 pm
11:30 am – 2 pm Lunch for purchase 
 
SUNDAY, MAY 24
9 am – 12pm
10 AM RAFFLE
 
Raffle in Exhibit Hall
Feeling lucky? The AAPD is hosting a raffle for all attendees! Take the raffle card found near registration and visit with 20 exhibitors and get a stamp. Once you’ve filled out your raffle card, bring it to the AAPD Store in Booth 714. The raffle takes place in the AAPD Store on Sunday, May 24, at 10 a.m.
 
Walking Challenge
New this year, stay active during AAPD 2020 by participating in the walking challenge! Stay tuned for more information regarding Sprig Walking Challenge app.
 
 
My Kid’s Dentist and Orthodontics Research Poster Competition
FRIDAY, MAY 22 AND SATURDAY, MAY 23
 
My Kid’s Dentist & Orthodontics Research Competition is available in the exhibit hall. Different topics are presented each hour. Stop by to meet the authors and discuss their presentations with them! A poster OnDemand Station is available in the area for attendees to view the eposters at any time. Be sure to download the Poster App to access all the posters.
 
Sponsored by My Kid’s Dentist and Orthodontics
 
The Tech Bar: Gadgets & BYOD
Learning can be fun, so come to play!
 
Cool gadgets will be on hand including virtual reality goggles, smart watches, infrared keyboards, and more. The future of tech is here—and so much of it is wearable. Come check it out.
 
A number of educational sessions will be offered throughout the meeting which are geared toward helping you learn how to use social media to build your practice, online reputation management, branding and much more!
 
BYOD! Often your biggest obstacles are with the devices you already own, so bring your own device for in-hands tips and solutions you didn’t know were possible. Ask the toughest tech or app questions, and walk away much more efficient.
 
Podcast Studio
 Be sure to stop by the Podcast studio to listen to exciting topics being recorded for AAPD’s very own podcast, Pedo Teeth Talk! 
Sponsored by Hu-Friedy
 
Career Fair
SATURDAY, MAY 23
3 – 5 pm
The Career Fair is a great opportunity for a new pediatric den- tist seeking their first practice position or the more experienced dentist who is looking for a change to network with hiring organi- zations. New this year, come enjoy a cocktail while you network!
 
For more information on exhibiting or to download the Career Fair form visit http://annual.aapd.org/networking/ or contact Kelly Katona at kkatona@aapd.org. The cost to exhibit for AAPD members is $150; recruitment companies may exhibit at the price of $500.
 
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!
 
For more information on becoming a sponsor for the AAPD, please visit http://annual.aapd.org/sponsorship/ or contact Meetings, Exhibits and Sponsorship Manager Colleen Bingle at cbingle@ aapd.org or (312) 337-2169.

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