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    Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2021-06-01, Volume 79, Issue 6, Pages 1387-1388, Copyright © 2021

    Annual Meeting Both In-Person and Online

    Held in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the 2021 AAOMS Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions, and Exhibition scheduled for September 27 to October 2 in Nashville, TN, will include both in-person and online opportunities. Due to space restrictions, the in-person meeting is currently limited to OMSs and residents. A program for staff will be available online.

    The meeting theme is Ensuring Our Future through Wellness and Diversity. AAOMS is focused on the safety of its members and their staff while closely monitoring updates related to COVID-19. If components of the meeting change, attendees will be notified.

    More information will be available at /AnnualMeeting.

    Applications Requirements Due in August

    All candidates interested in election to provisional or active member or fellow at this year's AAOMS Annual Meeting must meet their respective application requirements by August 31. Questions can be emailed to [email protected] .

    Resident membership for chief residents expires July 1. To continue AAOMS membership, they can apply for candidate status at /Apply.

    Speakers Can Apply Starting in July

    The online course application for speakers for the 2022 AAOMS Annual Meeting being held September 12 to 17 in New Orleans, LA, will open July 6 at /Speakers.

    Submissions will be accepted for practice management and clinical topics. The meeting theme is Volunteerism: Individuals United in Service. Questions can be emailed to [email protected] .

    Independent Database Launches

    The WOMENS LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE has been launched to empower future female OMS leaders and increase the pool of OMS speakers.

    Through an online platform, the initiative aims to connect academic speakers and OMS event planners. Those interested can add their information to the searchable, protected database to discover speaking and mentoring opportunities and improve skills through the Speaker Training Program.

    Registration and more information are available at .

    The independent, complimentary database aims to increase the number of female OMS speakers, but the database and related programs are not limited by gender.

    Speakers Can Apply

    AAOMS is always accepting applications for webinar presentations. The application is available at /Speakers. Questions can be emailed to [email protected] .

    Courses and Webinars Offered

    CE on Demand courses and live webinars have been added to CE online by AAOMS at /CEonline. CE online by AAOMS offers a wide variety of subject matter for the OMS, resident and professional staff to participate at their own pace, wherever and whenever convenient. Special member pricing is offered. Questions and feedback can be emailed to [email protected] .

    Funding opportunities available

    Applications will be accepted online through July 15 for the following OMS Foundation funding opportunities:

    • Clinical Research Support Grant ($150,000, two-year duration) – Consideration is limited to proposals addressing the safety of the OMS anesthesia delivery model.

    • Research Support Grants ($75,000, one-year duration) – Funding is for scientific investigations addressing issues related to oral and maxillofacial surgery.

    • Student Research Training Awards ($12,500, two-year duration) – Funding is for dental education programs offering research training and mentorship opportunities with the goal of attracting high-performing dental students to OMS research and practice.

    More information is available at .

    In Memoriam

    James L. Robbins, DMD, Life Fellow

    Media, PA


    Dr Robbins earned his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and served his internship with Cumberland Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, and his fellowship with St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis, MO, for maxillofacial reconstruction. He began his career with Pennsylvania Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery before establishing his own practice in Media that served for more than 35 years.

    Dr Robbins is survived by his wife, Kathleen; son, Broderick; sister, Elizabeth Walley; and a granddaughter.

    Doran E. Ryan, DDS, MS, Life Fellow Retired

    Oshkosh, WI


    Dr Ryan served in the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1998 and retired as Colonel. He graduated from the University of North Carolina and practiced at the University of Colorado and the University of Wisconsin and at Mercy Hospital in Oshkosh and Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, WI.

    Dr Ryan is survived by his wife, Helen; children Michael, Holly Vitek, Sean, Kelly, Craig Geisendorff and Tim; brother, Kevin; and five grandchildren.



    July 15-18

    Florida Society of OMS Summer Meeting

    Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

    Orlando, FL

    July 31

    Ohio Society of OMS Annual Scientific Meeting and OMS Staff Session

    Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel

    Westerville, OH

    August 6-8

    South Carolina Society of OMS Annual Meeting

    Belmond Charleston Place

    Charleston, SC

    August 7

    AAOMS District II Summer Caucus

    Pier 5 Hotel Baltimore

    Baltimore, MD

    August 7

    AAOMS District IV Summer Caucus

    AAOMS headquarters

    Rosemont, IL

    August 7

    AAOMS District V Summer Caucus

    Oklahoma City, OK

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