Saturday, March 12

WELCOME TO THE 2016 ADEA ANNUAL SESSION & EXHIBITION

Please enjoy this first issue of the Session Daily for the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition. The Session Daily is your one-stop source for program highlights, special events and general news about the Annual Session & Exhibition. Watch for a new issue of the Session Daily tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday morning.

Over the next four days you will attend a variety of informative and interactive educational sessions and workshops, and engaging plenary sessions. There are four Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors symposia, two on Sunday and two on Monday. Additionally, you will have ample opportunity to network and socialize with peers and colleagues. There’s so much to do and see, and we encourage you to use the 2016 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition mobile app to navigate this rich meeting. 

New this year, attendees may use the mobile app or the online program planner to evaluate educational sessions and obtain CE Verification Forms. The CE evaluation process is online only, and the deadline to complete the evaluation process and print CE Verification Forms is Friday, April 22, 2016.

The Exhibit Hall is open on Sunday and Monday, March 13–14. Visit more than 70 exhibitors, attend a few New Idea Sessions and explore the ADEA TechExpo and poster presentations by faculty and students. We have limited programming during Exhibit Hall hours so you can take advantage of enhanced offerings in the Exhibit Hall and the scheduled networking opportunities, including the Connect & Collaborate Lounge, a coffee break and lunches for attendees. 

Stop by the ADEA Showcase (booth #300) during Exhibit Hall hours and learn more about ADEA publications, membership features, advocacy and student success. Get a free professional head shot on Monday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Demo ADEA weTeach, a new faculty resource, and learn how it can provide you resources and best practices for teaching, learning and assessment. Come during JDE Office Hours and learn about getting published in the Journal of Dental Education (see page 14 of your printed program for specific hours).

The Annual Session & Exhibition will end with the closing of the ADEA House of Delegates at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15. 

Again, welcome, and enjoy your time here in Denver!


HIGHLIGHTS

Yesterday: 

Congratulations to the ADEA Leadership Institute Class of 2016
The Commencement Reception was held Friday, March 11, at 6:00 p.m. 

ADEA Leadership Institute Class of 2016

Back row, left to right: Frank A. Roberts, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Heather J. Conrad, D.M.D., M.S., FACP, FRCD(C); Adriana Modesto Vieira, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., D.M.D.; Kelly B. Williams, D.M.D.; Mary H. Parise, D.D.S.; Andrea F. Zandoná, D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D.; Michelle R. McQuistan, D.D.S., M.S.; Christopher W. Cutler, D.D.S., Ph.D.; WookJin Seong, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., FACP; Edmond R. Hewlett, D.D.S.,; Effie Ioannidou, D.D.S., M.D.S.; Mark R. Stevens, D.D.S.; Vineet Dhar, B.D.S., M.D.S., Ph.D.; Bill Piskorowski, D.D.S.; Michael J. Metz, D.M.D., M.S.D., M.S., MBA. Front row, left to right: Maria A. Hernandez, D.D.S.; Ana Lucia Seminario, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.P.H.; Alison Glascoe, D.D.S., M.S.; Vandana Kumar, D.D.S., M.D.S., M.S.; Maria Jose Cervantes Mendez, D.D.S., M.S.; Renato Menezes Silva, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.; Janet Kinney, RDH, M.S.; Alexander A. Bendayan, D.D.S., CAGS. Not pictured: Renato Menezes Silva, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.


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HOUSEKEEPING

Registration Booth 

Prior to attending any sessions, you must check in at the registration area and pick up your badge and conference materials. The registration booth is located in the A Lobby, Ballroom Level of the Colorado Convention Center, and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today. 


Continuing Education Credits

Gain CE credits by evaluating the sessions you attend today using the mobile app or by logging into the program planner. 


Dental School Tour

If you're touring the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine today, remember that transport vehicles depart at 10:00 a.m. from the Denver Convention Center at the South Shuttle Drop Off, at the corner of 14th and California Streets. Buses will leave the school at 12:45 p.m. and return to the Convention Center at 1:15 p.m.


ADEA House of Delegates 

Members of the ADEA House of Delegates (ADEA HOD) can pick up their credentials today between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The ADEA HOD Booth is located in the A Lobby, Ballroom Level, of the Colorado Convention Center. (If you're arriving today, please be sure to pick up your registration materials first.)