This year’s conference is held in conjunction with the Japanese Society and the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) hosts the largest endodontic meeting in the world this week with more than 3,500 attendees and over 100 vendors. Kicking off on April 17 and running until April 20, the Hawai`i Convention Center will be filled with doctors, scientists, researchers, students, and dental staff specializing in the field of endodontics.
With more than 100 educational sessions going on, including the Master Clinician Series and hands-on workshops covering nine different tracks, as well as numerous social events and breaks, the AAE Annual Session is sure to be a fantastic opportunity for discussion, learning, and catching up with colleagues and friends in a beautiful setting. We welcome the AAE to Hawai`i!
We welcome the Hawai`i Dental Convention to the Hawai`i Convention Center, January 24-25, 2013. During this two-day event there will be a variety of class topics, continuing education sessions, renowned speakers, and over 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for the dental professional.
Seamless setup? Check. Flawless shuttle service and security? Check. Zero complaints from attendees? Check. All provided with plenty of aloha? Absolutely.
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) drew nearly 14,000 attendees from around the world during its 112th Annual Session, held at the Center from May 4-8, 2012, which was followed by sold-out post-conference meetings on Oahu, Maui, and Kauai. The AAO last held its annual conference in Hawai`i in 2003.
“This is one of the smoothest meetings we have ever hosted,” said Michael Rogers, DDS, AAO president. “We received zero complaints during the meeting, which is remarkable, and had stellar service on all levels, ranging from food and beverage, to security, to early meeting room and exhibit set up.”
Nearly 3,800 attendees – representing a third of the meeting’s total attendance – traveled from more than 70 countries, topping initial estimates, as well as international turnout at last year’s annual conference in Chicago. Delegates traveled from around the Pacific Rim, including China, Chile, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, and Taiwan.
The meeting featured more than 160 lectures from world-class experts, who addressed research and clinical topics related to today’s top orthodontic treatment trends, dilemmas, technologies, and scientific advances.
In addition to the meeting at the Center, the AAO hosted four post-conference sessions on Oahu’s North Shore, and on the islands of Maui and Kauai. All sessions sold out, drawing nearly 600 attendees total for classes focusing on orthodontic specialty topics, and exceeding room blocks at every host hotel.
Half a million pounds of exhibit freight was shipped to the Center from the mainland for state-of-the-art displays by more than 300 companies offering orthodontic products and services at the Annual Session Exhibit Hall.
The Hawai`i Convention Center welcomes back the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) this week, which last held its annual conference in Hawai`i in 2003.
Nearly 15,000 people are expected to attend the AAO’s 112th Annual Session at the Center from May 4-8, 2012. It is the Center’s largest meeting of the year, including post-conference educational meetings on Oahu, Maui, and Kauai.
This premier gathering of orthodontists is expected to draw 850 international attendees representing more than 65 countries, topping international turnout at last year’s annual conference in Chicago. More than 400 participants are expected from Pacific Rim countries including China, Chile, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, and Taiwan.
The conference is expected to generate more than $68 million in state revenue, with the Center’s hotel partners benefiting from 116,600 room nights.
“It is a pleasure to host our Annual Session in Hawai`i – the Aloha Spirit, facilities and services, and natural beauty are unbeatable,” said Michael Rogers, DDS, AAO president. “This year’s meeting will feature a robust lineup of educational events spanning three islands, as well as a special schedule that allows plenty of time for our members to experience the wonderful activities that Hawai`i has to offer.”
AAO members will also have the opportunity to visit state-of-the-art displays by more than 300 companies offering orthodontic products and services at the Annual Session Exhibit Hall. In addition, members will have a chance to give back to Hawai`i communities via a “Virtual Food Bank,” where they can donate to the Hawai`i Food Bank through a computer kiosk at the Center.
Read an interview with Dr. Lili Horton, local arrangements chair of the AAO planning committee.
Click below to view the Hawai`i News Now interview with Dr. Lili Horton.
Founded in 1900, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is the world’s oldest and largest dental specialty organization. It represents more than 17,000 members throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. Visit www.aaomembers.org or www.MyLifeMySmile.org for more information.
– Alice DeForest
Executive Director, American Academy of Periodontology
2010 Annual Meeting in collaboration with the Japanese Society of Periodontology
October 30-November 2, 2010