Experience AAO with us.
We’re bringing Annual Session back to a screen near you with over 100 speakers and 15 hours of live CE content. The extended programming on Friday, June 25 allows you to enjoy live programming at a time that works for you, even if you’re joining from the Pacific Time Zones.
Orthodontists know that the AAO offers the most reliable evidence based education, so make plans to attend now. You will have access to more than 15 hours of CE – industry suppliers who support your success – and opportunities to network with your peers from all over the world. Join us June 25-27 for the world’s greatest celebration of the profession
Over 11,000 individuals participated in the first-ever virtual Annual Session.
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ANNUAL SESSION PROGRAM
Click here to see everything that will be happening on the virtual stage at Annual Session.
exhibitors + sponsors
That’s right, all program content will be available online for 30 days after the event. The best part? It’s complimentary with registration.
The Virtual Annual Session contains a lot of content, and you might not be able to spend a whole summer weekend at your computer (although, with a lineup like this, we wouldn’t blame you if you did). All program content will be posted on the event page within 24 hours after the Closing Keynote. Because this content will be available for 30 days immediately following the conference, you’ll be able to review everything you learned at a slower pace and make sure you completed your CE certificates.
Members who would like perpetual access to the recorded content may purchase Conference Archives via Web Access, USB, or both. Content purchased in this form is not available for CE credit.
Don’t forget the details.
An opportunity for graduate orthodontic students and residents to present clinical research and basic science research at Annual Session.
These research awards are given to research papers of unusual merit related to orthodontics.
Established in 2011, the Humanitarian Award recognizes significant contributions to improve the quality of human life that extends beyond the usual scope of organized dentistry.
The award is presented to those who have made contributions to orthodontics in addition to other valuable and devoted services to the Association and to its membership
The AAO Lifetime Achievement Award in Orthodontic Research recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the science related to the specialty of orthodontics over the course of the recipient’s lifetime.
Recognizes a non-orthodontist for the outstanding service to the specialty of orthodontics.
Introduced in 2018, the Ortho Innovator Award recognizes ideas that could revolutionize orthodontic treatment or practice management.
HELLMAN, SICHER, GRABER AWARDS PRE-RECORDED LECTURES
SPEAKERS + LECTURE MATERIAL
An overview of program speakers and concurrent session titles. Check out the speaker lineup.
Live Exhibitor Floor Plan
Stay up-to-date with the Exhibit Hall line up with a live look at the Exhibit Hall floor.
An in-depth look at keynotes, CE sessions, exhibitor presentations and more! Browse your learning and networking opportunities. Coming soon.
AAO Memorial Lectures memorialize and honor individuals who have contributed to the rich heritage of the orthodontic specialty. Lectures include the Lifetime Achievement Award Lecture, Edward H. Angle Award Lecture, John Valentine Mershon Award Lecture and Jacob A. Salzmann Award Lecture. Learn more.
Annual Session speaker handouts for the Clinical, Practice Management and Exhibitor Presentations will be available for download beginning June 11, 2021.
EPosters are available for viewing until July 31, 2021. View here.
ORAL RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS
Start your day on the right note.
Oh, we’ve got a lineup for you. Not to brag, but you’ll hear from the best-of-the-best in orthodontics some of whom are exclusively speaking at AAO 2021. Our keynotes and speakers come from a variety of backgrounds and will tap into a whole host of industry knowledge. There’s a takeaway for everyone!
Race Director for the Boston Marathon
Friday Evening Keynote
Author, Journalist & Musician
Chris Roberts, DDS, MS
Hopkinton to Boston in 65,500 Steps
Jessica Rector, MBA
Fire Up Your Thinking: How to Manage Your Mental Health Through Change
Top Female Performance Expert & Motivational Speaker
Robert Rohm, PhD
Connecting with Colleagues, Peers & Patients
Author and Corporate Trainer
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Connect with industry suppliers
Connect with those industry suppliers who help keep your practice running.
Even in the virtual setting, you’ll be able to speak with participating companies in 1:1 meetings, attend in-booth lectures, and learn about the latest developments in their product lines. To get an idea of what these industry suppliers have in store for Virtual Annual Session attendees, check out the Show Specials and New Product Showcase below