Arlington Heights, Ill., October 30, 2020 – After careful consideration of the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Academy of Osseointegration’s (AO) Board of Directors decided to deliver its 36th Annual Meeting in an exciting, interactive, fully virtual format from March 12-14, 2021!
Ultimately, the ongoing health concerns relating to the Coronavirus, travel and other restrictions, and compliance with public health guidelines, prevents or otherwise renders it impracticable for the Annual Meeting to proceed in person, as originally scheduled for March 2021 in Kissimmee, Florida.
Despite this change in plans, AO continues to engage with its speakers, exhibitors, attendees, and others in connection with its activities and events. The Academy’s board, staff and Annual Meeting Planning Committee are working diligently to offer you a stimulating, comprehensive, interactive virtual program that will deliver dynamic plenary and symposia presentations, cutting edge research through abstracts and e-posters, an interactive exhibit hall experience and networking with your peers across all disciplines.
Additionally, please note the Academy has extended the deadline for all abstract submissions until November 20, 2020, 11:59 pm ET. Please see our website to submit your abstract and for additional information about abstract presentations.
Stay tuned for more details as registration will open later this fall.
“We appreciate your patience as we work diligently to address questions and provide additional information to our planned participants and other guests. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to us,” said AO President Clark M. Stanford, DDS, PhD, MHA. “Thank you and be safe!”
About Academy of Osseointegration
With approximately 4,500 members in more than 70 countries, AO is recognized as the premier international association for scientists and professionals interested in osseointegration and implant dentistry. AO serves as a nexus where specialists, generalists and scientists can come together to evaluate emerging research, technology, and techniques; share best practices; and define optimal patient care using timely science and evidence-based methods. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @AcademyOsseo; @AcademyofOsseointegration on Linkedin; and subscribe to us on YouTube.