November 2020 Volume LV Number 6


AAPD 2020 Goes from Live to NashVirtual

July 2020 Volume LV Number 4

Cancellation of AAPD 2020 Annual Session is Addressed by AAPD President Dr. Kevin Donly
On March 24, 2020, AAPD President Dr. Kevin Donly announced that the AAPD Board of Trustees decided to cancel the AAPD 2020 Annual Session scheduled for May 21-24, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to unfold dra- matically with increasing restrictions on travel and large gatherings, it became apparent that the state of national emergency made it impossible to hold the 2020 Annual Session. The AAPD is always committed to providing the high-quality educational content and social events that our attendees have come to expect. Despite this disappointment, our meetings staff with sup- port from the Scientific Program Committee quickly organized NashVirtual, which turned out to be hugely successfully thanks to strong membership support. The schedule was:
  • May 20: Joint Academic Day
  • May 21: Preconference Course: COVID 19 & Turning the Lights Back On plus Reference Committee
  • May 21-24: Virtual Exhibit Hall
  • May 22-23: Scientific Program, 40+ hours of CE and almost 70 speakers
  • May 22-23: Social Dentisting Alumni Happy Hours
  • May 24: General Assembly
NashVirtual registration of OVER 3,000 participants exceeded our wildest expectations. View PDF below for full attendee breakdown. Thank you!
We were pleased to offer this CE at half the registration fee of an annual session, and providing content availability for the next five years, so you have plenty of time to watch and earn CE.
Attendees especially enjoyed the Virtual Exhibit Booths, with these exciting features:
  • Live Exhibit Hall Hours: During these designated live exhibit hall hours, our exhibitors were avail- able live in their virtual booths. A representative from each company was live-streamed to their virtual booth to talk about their products and answer any questions you might have. Visitors could type in questions in the chat Q&A feature and get answers in real-time.
  • Exhibitor Spotlights: During the time when we were not offering live exhibit hall hours, you could check out one of our Exhibitor Spotlights; these were exclusive sessions that you could join and learn all about the exhibitor and the products and services that they offer.
  • 24/7 Exhibit Hall Access: If you were looking to just browse through the exhibitor list at your leisure, you had access to look at brochures, videos, and information provided by each exhibitor at any time.

Future AAPD Annual Session
2021 • Boston, Mass.
2022 • San Diego, Calif.
2023 • Orlando, Fla.
2024 • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2025 • Denver, Colorado 
2026 • Las Vegas, Nevada
2027 • Washington, D.C.
We thank our 2020 Corporate Sponsors for their partnership with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry throughout the year. Together, we’re making a difference for AAPD members, their staffs and the children in their care.

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