As the new Chair of the Committee, I have big shoes to fill and high expectations coming on the heels of ASM150, our most successful meeting to date. With record breaking attendance, a plethora of fantastic speakers and a highly successful 150th anniversary bash, ASM150 set a new bar for future meetings, not only at the ODA, but for all dental conferences.
ASM18 will mark the beginning of a new RCDSO Quality Assurance Cycle for most of us. As always, ASM is the single largest venue where you can earn your continuing education credits all under one roof. We continue to pride ourselves in offering a broad and diverse range of renowned speakers and topics for dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and office staff. There will be lectures, workshops and our amazing exhibits floor showcasing the latest products and services from more than 300 companies.
Let’s not forget our keynote speakers for 2018; W have The Man in Motion himself, Rick Hansen. The celebrated Paralympic athlete and global advocate for people with disabilities will share his views on creating a world that is accessible and inclusive for all. In addition we will have Jim Carroll, one of the world’s leading futurists on trends and innovation, to help you start preparing for tomorrow, today.
Be sure to register in advance so you can enjoy early-bird savings, reserve seats at the Category 1 (Core) courses and book your hotel rooms nearby. Make plans to meet friends, colleagues and classmates during the cocktail hours on the exhibits floor at the end of Thursday and Friday. Enjoy the wonderful delights that Toronto offers with world class restaurants, sporting events, theatre and of course, the nightlife!
You will find the ASM is a great way to spend a few days learning and enhancing your work and social lives and we sincerely look forward to welcoming you at ASM18.
Chair, Education Advisory Committee