Latest Annual Session News
Welcome to Boston!
It’s a pleasure to invite you, your office staff and family to the 2014 Annual Session of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) in Boston! All of the planning efforts have paid off and we’re in a great position to have one of the best meetings ever. The Scientific Program takes place at the Hynes Convention Center located in the heart of Back Bay; all the hotels are conveniently connected through the Copley Mall and are close to tons of restaurants and shopping. The Welcome Reception takes place at Fenway Park on a new night: Friday. The AAPD has exclusive access to America’s Favorite Ballpark and home of the 2013 World Series Champions! Spend the night with Boston and New England’s favorite mascots: Wally the Green Monster, Pat Patriot, Blades the Bruin, Larry the Lobster and Lucky the Leprechaun. Enjoy some time in the Little League Area designed for kids but also the kid at heart. The right field rooftop includes a magnificent view of the field as well as the Boston skyline with an interactive Karaoke DJ that will keep the vibe upbeat with guests belting out songs new and old. There is much more fun planned for that evening!
The scientific program promises to deliver the cutting-edge topics you've come to expect at the Annual Session. The Preconference Course on Thursday is an update from the successful course, Pediatric Medicine Update. The opening keynote is A Conversation with Henry Winkler. Does the Fonz need more introduction than that? Henry Winkler is an accomplished actor, writer, producer and director.
Read the full Welcome Letter from AAPD President Warren Brill.
2014 AAPD Annual Session App Now Available
The 2014 Annual Session App is now available! The app takes everything you need to know about the Annual Session and puts it directly onto your mobile device or tablet. You can start preparing early by viewing speaker bios and building your personal itinerary. Learn about event buzz (or even generate some yourself!) and communicate with other attendees before and during the event via the live in-app Twitter feed.
This app has completely transformed the way we host events by providing everything you need right at your fingertips behind an easy-to-use interface. Use it to view exhibitor info and map locations, access presentation slides or take session notes. Browse the poster gallery from the palm of your hand. We won't even have to worry about slow connection speeds. The app operates entirely on your mobile device - no Internet necessary! Available in the App Store and Android Market. Enjoy!
Apple or Android
To download the app for an Apple device, open this website: http://ativ.me/4kv and follow the prompts to download the app. For Android devices, visit: http://ativ.me/4kw Or, simply search for AAPD 2014 in the Android Market, Apple App Store or iTunes.
Web / BlackBerry
Simply enter this URL into your BlackBerry browser to instantly launch into the web version of the app: http://ativ.me/aapd2014
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Online Itinerary Planner
Visit the 2014 AAPD Annual Session Online Itinerary to plan your trip to Boston! View the complete scientific program with course descriptions, speaker bios and more; search by session type, day or keywords. Create an account to save your preferred sessions and exhibitors. Check out the current exhibitors online with the Exhibitors pages and plan out who to visit to purchase your dental supplies and update your office! Search by category or company. Check back often for updates and bookmark the page to make it easy.
Keynote Speaker Announced: A Conversation With Henry Winkler
Friday, May 23
7:30 – 9 a.m.
Get to know the man inside the leather motorcycle jacket; Henry Winkler discusses his personal life, his career and how he has overcome obstacles.
Winkler’s portrayal of "The Fonz" for 10 seasons on "Happy Days" (1974-84) made him one of the most recognized actors in the world. He won two consecutive Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Comedy Series (1976 and 1977), and three Emmy nominations in the same category. He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the leather jacket the character wore has hung in The Smithsonian since 1980. "Fonzie’s" lunch box was recently added to the exhibit.
Now Accepting Abstracts: My Kids Dentist Research Poster Competition, NuSmile Graduate Student Research Award
AAPD is now accepting abstracts for the My Kids Dentist Research Poster Competition and NuSmile Graduate Student Research Award Competition which will take place during the AAPD 67th Annual Session, May 22-25, 2014 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass. Please indicate whether you want your abstract to be considered for the My Kids Dentist Research Poster Competition, the NuSmile Graduate Student Research Award, or both of the competitions.
Click here for more information and to submit an abstract.