September 2020 Volume LV Number 5


AAPD 2021

September 2020 Volume LV Number 5

The AAPD invites you to join us in Boston for a weekend of spectacular education and fun!

Thursday, May 27
Preconference Course
Early Career Dentist Happy Hour

Friday, May 28
Keynote Address and Awards Scientific Program
Exhibit Hall Learning Labs
Poster Research Competition Welcome Reception
Saturday, May 29 Learning Labs Scientific Program Exhibit Hall
Poster Research Competition

Sunday, May 30
General Assembly & Research Awards
Scientific Program Exhibit Hall
President’s Farewell Dinner
Registration & Housing
Please know that the AAPD is closely monitoring all recommendations regarding the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19. We are working very closely with all of our partners that make Annual Session possible to ensure that the health and safety of our members is our top priority. We will inform you in advance should there be any changes that will impact Annual Session and its events.
The meeting will take place at the Hynes Convention Center. Registration and Hous- ing will open December 2020. Complete meeting and hotel details will be posted on the AAPD 2021 website and published in the January 2021 issue of PDT. An email will be sent to all members announcing when registration opens as well as all hotels in the AAPD official room block.
2021 Submission Deadlines
Sept. 17, 2020 • Learning Labs, Miniclinics, String of Pearls
Jan. 15, 2021 • International Oral Presentations, My Kid’s Dentist & Orthodontics Research Poster Competition
If you are interested in presenting at the 2021 Annual Session in Boston, Mass., please visit the AAPD website at for the Learning Labs, International Oral Pre- sentations, MiniClinics or String of Pearls submission form. For additional questions, contact Caroline Oliva at
Learning Labs
Lead an hour-long interactive presentation on a topic of interest to pediatric den- tists (50 minute presentation with 10 minute Q&A). Share your idea with up to 25 colleagues in a smaller setting. AV is available for use during Learning Labs, but the session should focus more on discussing the topic with your attendees. One Learning Lab will be held every hour from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, May 28, and Saturday, May 29. (One hour time commitment per speaker)
Miniclinics sessions consists of eight speakers, each with a 45-minute presentation to a larger audience, based on a clinical topic geared toward pediatric dentistry. Areas of interest include early malocclusion management, clinical techniques using new technologies, legal issues, practice management and new developments in pediatric dentistry.

String of Pearls
A 15-minute presentation per speaker, up to nine presentations per session. In this format, each presenter will bring a single idea or concept and will share it with the group. These little "pearls" provide members with a wealth of information that often can be utilized immediately. Keep your presentation focused on the topic and allow for a question or two from the audience!
International Oral Presentations
A 15-minute opportunity with a 10-minute oral presentation and five minutes for questions from the audience. In this format, each presenter will bring a single idea or concept and will share it with the audience. You must be an international pediatric dentist to present during this session. Keep your presentation focused on the topic and be sure to allow time for questions.
Research Awards

My Kid’s Dentist & Orthodontics Research Poster Competition
All presenters must be registered for the Annual Session to compete. If you are a pediatric dentist, you must be member of the AAPD to present in the research com- petition. Presenters have the option to compete and be judged or just present their findings. The research competition will take place on Friday, May 28, and Saturday, May 22, 2021, at AAPD 2021 in Boston. Abstracts are due Jan. 15, 2021.
AAPD’s Education Passport is Here for YOU
Anytime, Anywhere
Just this past spring, the AAPD re- launched their Education Passport with a newer and even better platform! Have you had a chance to check it out yet? The new site is more user friendly and makes it easier than ever to browse every CE course that the AAPD offers online. You can easily purchase, earn and track your CE hours all in one place.
We know that life can be a little crazy in the world as we know it, so that is why our Education Passport is the ideal place for you to grab some CE on your own time. Purchase sessions at any time to be able to watch and listen to them before or after work or even on the weekend when you have some down time.
Each issue of the Pediatric Dentistry jour- nal offers you the opportunity to earn CE units – just purchase the 2020 Journal CE Program in Education Passport and take the Journal CE test anytime.

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