GENERAL PROGRAM QUESTIONS

What are the official dates of the 2016 AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition?
The meeting dates are Wednesday, March 16 through Saturday, March 19, 2016.

 

What organizations are hosting this conference?
American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR).

 

Where is the conference taking place?
The Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90015, USA

 

What does my registration include?
Your AADR/CADR Annual Meeting registration provides you full access to the Annual Meeting, scientific sessions, poster/oral sessions, the Exhibition and more. Name badges will be checked at all sessions and events.

Some featured events during the AADR/CADR Annual Meeting include:

o    Wednesday, March 16, 2016:  5 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Concourse Hall EF, Los Angeles Convention Center)

o    Thursday, March 17, 2016:  Frank Hu, “Curbing Global Obesity Epidemic: From Science to Policy”

o    Friday, March 18, 2016:  Molly Carnes, “Why is Jack More Likely to Become Department Chair than Jill?"

o    Saturday, March 19, 2016:  Dorothy Roberts, “Race, Health, and Justice in the Genomic Age”

 

Which sessions should I attend?
The AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition is designed to provide a variety of sessions to suit the diverse interests of dental researchers, university Instructors, dental practitioners, dental students, industry representatives and anyone with an interest in oral, craniofacial and dental research at every career level. To help you plan your Annual Meeting activities, descriptions of the types of sessions offered, as well as specific information about this year’s program, are provided in the meeting app and also the printed Program Book (which is inside of your meeting bag). You can use the meeting app to sort by keyword or interest.

 

Where can I find the locations of the session rooms?
Upon checking in at the registration counters, you will receive a Program Book that lists all the session locations. The session rooms are also listed in the meeting app. The AADR Registration Counters are located in the West Hall Registration, Los Angeles Convention Center.

 

Where can I find the abstracts?
Abstracts can be viewed within the 2016 AADR/CADR Annual Meeting App or on the online meeting planner. In addition, each Annual Meeting attendee will receive a USB of Abstracts.

 

I am having issues with the app. Where can I get help?
Onsite app support is available by registration in the West Hall Registration, Los Angeles Convention Center. The Zerista app squad can help with downloading and navigating the app, setting up your profile, password retrieval and general technical support.

 

I’m attending the AADR/CADR Annual Meeting to give an oral presentation/symposia – where do I check or turn in my presentation slides?
All speakers (oral, symposia and poster discussion) should visit the Speaker Ready Room, located in Room 510 of the Los Angeles Convention Center to provide their PowerPoint presentations to the AV Tech via USB Flash Drive (i.e., memory stick). The Speaker Ready Room will be open during the following hours:

 

I’m attending the AADR/CADR Annual Meeting to present a poster; do I need to check in? When do I set up/take down my poster?
Yes, you should plan to check in at the AADR Registration Counters and receive your meeting materials (badge, meeting bag, Program Book and USB of Abstracts).

Poster presentations will take place in West Hall on the following dates:

Poster set up on each of the days listed above is from 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. Posters will be viewed by meeting delegates between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and then posters must be removed between 5 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. on the same day of your presentation.

Presentations Scheduled On

Delegate Viewing Time

Mount Posters

Remove Posters

Thursday, March 17
2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, March 17
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday, March 17
7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.

Thursday, March 17
5 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Friday, March 18
2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Friday, March 18
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday, March 18
7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.

Friday, March 18
5 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, March 19
10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 19
8 a.m. – 12: p.m.

Saturday, March 19
7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.

Saturday, March 19
1:45 p.m. - 2 p.m.

 

How do I collect my continuing education credits and/or print my certificate of attendance for the AADR/CADR Annual Meeting?
Computers to log your Continuing Education (CE) credits and also print your certificate of attendance for the AADR/CADR Annual Meeting will be located in the Registration area. All CE credits must be entered online, but a tracking sheet will be provided in the Program Book for you to log your sessions. If you do not have time to visit these computers while at the Annual Meeting, the link to log CE credits and print certificates of attendance will be available on the website at www.aadr.org/aaam after the meeting.

 

ON-SITE QUESTIONS

Where and when can I pick up my materials for the AADR/CADR Annual Meeting?
Meeting badges and session tickets will be available upon check in at the AADR Registration Counters. Onsite registration hours are listed below:

 

When is the Exhibit Hall open?
The Exhibit Hall, located in West Hall, will be open during the hours listed below:

Annual Meeting attendees are encouraged to visit the exhibit hall to meet the AADR exhibitors and learn the science and technology behind their products. Meeting badges are required to gain entrance to the Exhibit Hall.

 

What is appropriate attire for the AADR/CADR Annual Meeting?
Attire for the Annual Meeting is business casual. Appropriate wear includes a light jacket, sweater, turtleneck, open-collar or no-collar tops, slacks and comfortable shoes. It is suggested you have a sweater with you since the temperature may be cold in some meeting rooms.

 

Will there be a coat/bag check available?
A coat/bag check will be available for Annual Meeting attendees in Room 105 of the Convention Center, and will be open during the hours listed below:

 

My family will be attending the AADR/CADR Annual Meeting with me; can they come to the sessions?
Spouses and guests are welcome to register for the Annual Meeting as accompanying persons. Accompanying persons are non-dentists, non-researchers, non-IADR/AADR members who may be traveling with a meeting delegate and who have no scientific or educational interest in the meeting. Meeting delegates' students, lab technicians, colleagues, past IADR/AADR members, co-authors, dental product company employees, etc., do not qualify as accompanying persons and are required to pay the appropriate registration fee if they wish to attend.

If your accompanying person wishes to hear your presentation, he or she must register and pay a $55 fee and receive a special color-coded ribbon on site. The ribbon will admit an accompanying person to for one day of the meeting only and will not be honored at any other time during the meeting.

Anyone who wishes to attend more than one day of the meeting is considered to have more than a "personal" interest in dental research and will be required to pay the appropriate registration fee.

Children under 18 years of age may attend the meeting at no cost provided they are accompanied by a registered delegate at all times. Children may access the exhibit hall and poster sessions, but may not attend oral sessions (including Symposia, Hands-on Workshops and Lunch & Learning events). A complimentary accompanying person badge must be requested onsite at the AADR Registration Counters.