Following the recent unexpected passing of Dr. William Proffit, the 2019 Annual Session Planning Committee designated the lecture period during which Dr. Proffit was to speak as the William R. Proffit Memorial Lecture (Sunday, May 5, 10:20-11:20 a.m.).  Dr. Kevin O’Brien of Manchester, United Kingdom has accepted an invitation to give the lecture and will present, “Standing on the Shoulders of a Giant: A Retrospective on Bill Proffit.”

Dr. O’Brien is a professor of orthodontics at the University of Manchester Health Science Center, where he received his dental degree and completed the orthodontic residency program. He also lectures internationally and is an active researcher who has published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed publications. In addition, he publishes Kevin O’Brien’s Orthodontic Blog, which is read internationally and focuses on scientific topics and discussion pertinent to the specialty.

Enjoy rich learning experiences at the 2019 Annual Session, May 3-7 in Los Angeles, the center of the U.S. film and television industry. Share the excitement of ticketed special events at renowned venues, including:

  • Opening Ceremonies at the Microsoft Theatre. The music and theatre venue in downtown Los Angeles holds one of the largest indoor stages in the United States;
  • The International Reception (open to all registrants) will take place on The Terrace at L.A. Live, a modern, outdoor mezzanine known for its views of downtown Los Angeles and the iconic Hollywood sign. The Terrace is located on the rooftop of the Iconic GRAMMY Museum® L.A. Live. The museum pays tribute to American musical heritage and is a space where all aspects of music are experienced, explored and celebrated.
  • The AAO Celebration at Microsoft Square L.A. LIVE, LA’s sports and live entertainment district surrounding the STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater.

Watch your in-box for a notification on November 5 that Annual Session registration has opened. Lecture information – including the Doctors Scientific Program, Collaborative Concepts for Doctors & Team and the Orthodontic Team Program – will also be available.