Join residents from the United States and Canada, and AAO leaders and staff at the 2017 Graduate Orthodontic Residents Program (GORP). GORP will be Thursday, August 3 – Sunday, August 6 in Cleveland, Ohio at the Cleveland Marriott downtown hotel.

This meeting will be the first GORP event to be held in Cleveland and hosted by Case Western Reserve University. The meeting is sponsored by donations from orthodontic exhibitors, the AAO and its constituent organizations, and the AAO Foundation.

Share your perspective and ask questions of AAO leaders and staff at the meeting’s annual golf outing and the Cleveland Museum of Art tour. Learn more about the AAO during presentations by Dr. Nahid Maleki, AAO president, and Dr. Lauren Wulc of the Council on New and Younger Members (CONYM).

Be sure to visit the AAO’s green screen photo booth during the GORP reception held at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Friday evening (6:30-10:30 p.m.). You may have your photo taken with props and digitally-imposed backgrounds, and receive a printed copy. The AAO will also develop custom Snapchat filters for GORP attendees to use throughout the weekend. One “rock and roll” themed filter will be available Friday evening during the reception held at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. A separate filter will be available on Saturday and Sunday.

Check your attendee bag for the flash drive which will be pre-loaded with information about resources and benefits for members of the AAO – the only organization that advocates solely for orthodontics specialists and the orthodontic specialty. (You can learn about the benefits currently available to you as a student member* by clicking here.)

AAO Representatives Look Forward to Meeting GORP Attendees
At the AAO GORP exhibit booth, meet Dr. Nahid Maleki, AAO president; Dr. Brent Larson, AAO president-elect; Dr. Lauren Wulc, CONYM representative; and Lauren Snowden of the AAO staff. You may also pick up, compliments of the AAO:

  • AAO-branded sunglasses (multiple colors available).
  • AAO selfie sticks, available when you post a selfie photo to your favorite social network using #AAOatGORP, or to Snapchat using the AAO geofilter. Show your post to an AAO booth representative to receive your selfie stick.
  • AAO-branded charging cables to charge your electronic devices.

Enter drawings to win an “all-inclusive” package to the 2018 Annual Session in Washington, DC, including a four-night stay at the headquarters hotel and tickets to premium events. One winner will be chosen (must be an AAO member to win). Also, you may enter to win one of three $100 iTunes gift cards. Three winners will be chosen and they must be AAO members to win.

Learn More and Register
The GORP website is and the full schedule can be found here: The AAO mobile app will also house the GORP schedule and information.
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* Not an AAO member? You can learn how to join by clicking here, then opening Become an AAO Student Member.