Jay P. Malmquist, DMD, president of the AO, said the academy "has been monitoring the coronavirus situation with the health, safety, and well-being of our guests in mind. The AO Board of Directors arrived at this difficult decision after consulting with speakers, vendors, exhibitors, and other meeting participants, and gathering information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington State Department of Health, the King County Department of Public Health, and other public health authorities."
Read the official statement from the AO here.
AO is in the process of refunding meeting registration fees, exhibit space rental fees, and sponsorships paid to the academy. AO asks for patience as it works diligently to address questions and provide additional information to its planned participants and guests. Please direct all questions here.
Read the full response behind this meeting's cancellation here.
Looking forward, the AO is proceeding with planning for its 2021 Annual Meeting, scheduled for March 10–13, 2021, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Learn more about the coronavirus (COVID–19) here.