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AOS celebrates 30th anniversary and prepares for first online congress

By Dental Tribune International
June 25, 2021

SINGAPORE: For the first time, the Association of Orthodontists (Singapore) Congress (AOSC) will be converted to a fully digital event. The digital event will take place between 2 July and 11 July. This edition of AOSC aims to bring together orthodontists from all over the globe and enable them to connect with world-renowned experts, researchers and thought leaders.

AOSC 2021 will host 20 renowned speakers from the orthodontic community. Among those taking the digital stage will be Drs Chris Chang, Steven Lindauer and Ute Schneider-Moser. The conference boasts a comprehensive programme, and attendees can look forward to an exciting and insightful line-up of sessions. Attendee numbers for the first-time digital edition are growing, and the AOSC 2021 Committee is excited and looking forward to a successful event.

Inspired by the pivot from an in-person event to a fully digital AOSC 2021, the committee chose change as the theme for the digital scientific conference. Dr Bryce Lee, AOS president and AOSC chairperson, said in a press statement: “Under the overall conference theme ‘Celebrating 30 years of AOS. Change—are we ready?’, AOSC 2021 explores every aspect of orthodontics from how the pandemic has challenged the way we practise to re-examining our scientific basis and even our appliances.”

Covering a wide variety of orthodontic topics, this year’s conference will have something for every orthodontist. Key conference sessions include:

  • “Aligner orthodontics: From basic research to clinical applications” by Dr Tommaso Castroflorio
  • “Treatment of anterior open bite—nuts and bolts” by Dr Chris Chang
  • “Artificial intelligence-driven orthodontic care: A flight to utopia?” by Dr Nikhilesh R. Vaid

The AOSC conference will help orthodontists to upskill and network from home by attending a mix of over 19 live and pre-recorded sessions online that attendees will be able to learn from at a time to suit their own schedule. Registered attendees can earn up to 21 continuing professional education (CPE) points by attending conference sessions.

The digital platform will run online for ten days and feature quality content, networking opportunities and a vibrant digital exhibition showcasing the latest products and solutions in the dental market. (Image: AOS)

Alongside the conference, the AOSC 2021 Exhibition will showcase participating exhibitors online. Visitors can look forward to discovering the latest products and solutions from leading orthodontic companies and brands, including Ormco, Henry Schein, Invisalign and more. They will be able to interact with representatives from exhibiting companies via chat and other interactive functions that are being built into AOSC’s digital platform.

Besides the congress and exhibition, AOSC 2021 features supporting events such as the AOSC virtual run and the scientific poster competition. This edition of the run will allow attendees to take on challenges in which they compete with other runners from the comfort of their own home, gym or favourite park.

Conference and exhibition tickets can be purchased on the AOSC 2021 website.

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