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Record Breaking Endodontic Annual Session in Boston

Posted on June 1, 2012

The American Association of Endodontists had a record breaking Annual Session meeting this year at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on April 18-21. In addition to having the largest exhibit hall with more than 100 major dental and medical suppliers to date, the Boston meeting had the highest ever attendance with more than 4,000 attendees from 54 counties.

Attendees had the choice between 285 hours of continuing education from courses that covered practice management to the latest technologies in the field. They networked with old and new friends, watched live surgeries from the best in the field and learned new techniques in order to treat their patients with the highest level of care.

Many elections occurred during the meeting which brought on new members to the Board of Directors, board members of the American Board of Endodontics and the AAE Foundation Board of Trustees. During an awards ceremony 70 new diplomates, the largest number ever, received their pins, and the AAE Foundation, whichsupports endodontic research and encourages endodontic educators in the U.S. and Canada to further their skills, raised $1.3 million this year.

In addition to supporting the Foundation, attendees had the opportunity to donate approved care package items or make a financial contribution to send items to the military abroad at a Support the Troops booth. By the end of the meeting, 106 people donated to the cause and the AAE raised nearly $5,000 to aid U.S. military personnel. To learn more about the initiative, visit www.aae.org/supportthetroops.

“The fantastic planning and high level of attendee involvement contributed to this year's Annual Session being the most successful one yet,” said AAE President Dr. James C. Kulild. “The CE choices were stellar, and the networking events and camaraderie, combined with the local flavor of Boston, came together in a complete package that made this year's Annual Session a fantastic opportunity.”

Next year’s Annual Session will take place in Honolulu from April 17-20, 2013.  Information about the meeting will be posted later in the year at www.aae.org/annualsession, but if you have questions in the meantime, please contact the meetings department at meetings@aae.org.

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About the American Association of Endodontists

The American Association of Endodontists, headquartered in Chicago, Ill., represents more than 7,500 members worldwide. Endodontics is one of nine dental specialties formally recognized by the American Dental Association. The AAE, founded in 1943, is dedicated to excellence in the art and science of endodontics and to the highest standard of patient care. The Association inspires its members to pursue professional advancement and personal fulfillment through education, research, advocacy,leadership, communication and service. For more information about the AAE, visit the Association's website at www.aae.org.