May 2022 Volume LVII Number 3


AAPD 2020 Submission Deadlines

September 2019 Volume LIV Number 5

Sept. 18, 2019
Learning Labs
String of Pearls 
Jan. 15, 2020
International Oral Presentations
Graduate Student Research Awards (GSRA)
My Kid's Dentist & Orthodontics Research Competition
If you are interested in presenting at the 2020 Annual Session in Nashville, Tenn., please visit the AAPD website at for the Learning Labs, International Oral Presentations, MiniClinic or String of Pearls submission form. For additional questions, contact Caroline Oliva at
You must be an AAPD member in good standing and must be registered for the meeting in order to present at the Annual Session (only ex- ceptions – you do not have to be a member if presenting an International Oral Presentation). The AAPD will strictly adhere to these guidelines. All submissions and abstracts must be complete in order to be considered for a session at the Annual Session, GSRA or a Poster.
Please find a description of each course type below to assist you when submitting for AAPD 2020.
Lead an hour-long interactive presentation on a topic of interest to pediatric dentists (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 22, and Saturday, May 23, (One hour time commitment per speaker).
Miniclinics session consists of eight speakers, each with a 45-min- ute 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.
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 often be utilized immediately. Keep your presentation focused on the topic and allow for a question or two from the audience!
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
Up to eight finalists are selected to present their research at AAPD 2020 in May. Finalists receive travel to the Annual Session, compli- mentary registration for themselves and a guest, and a cash award and plaque at the Annual Session. A matching cash award is given to each finalist’s training program. The recipients are asked to present their research at the Annual Session. All applications and research abstracts must be submitted by Jan. 15, 2020.

All presenters must be registered for the Annual Session. If you are a pediatric dentist, you must be a member of the AAPD to present in the research competition. Presenters have the option to compete and be judged or just present their findings. The research competition will take place on Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, 2020, at AAPD 2020 in Nashville. Abstracts are due Jan. 15, 2020.

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