Whether you are interested in particular issues coming up before the 2019 House of Delegates (HOD) or are simply curious about AAO leadership and governance, AAO leaders will welcome your attendance at open sessions of the 2019 House of Delegates.

Among a variety of resolutions and agenda items, the 2019 HOD will receive the nomination from the AAO Board of Trustees for the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists trustee on the AAO Board, Dr. Norman Nagel, to become the 2020-21 AAO secretary-treasurer. Under AAO bylaws, each successive secretary-treasurer must be nominated in one year and elected the following year – in this case, 2020. The following year, the secretary-treasurer will automatically assume the role of president-elect and then after serving as president-elect for a year, will automatically assume the role of president.

Location for all 2019 HOD business: 
JW Marriott Los Angeles
900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-8600
WiFi access will be available.

The deadline to submit reports and resolutions is Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Resolution and Report Forms can be found here.

HOD reports and resolutions will be available on the AAO website on or before April 19, 2019. Watch your in-box for an announcement that the reports and resolutions are available for member review.

Open sessions, which may be attended by everyone, will include:
∙ Friday, May 3, 2019
– 12:30pm – 3:00pm or until conclusion of business, Gold Ballroom:
First Meeting of the House of Delegates
– 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Platinum BC
Members of the Budget Advisory Committee will be available for questions.
– 4 pm – 6 pm: Reference Committee Hearings 
Reference Committee #1(Bylaws) – Platinum D
Reference Committee #2 (Policy) – Platinum E
Reference Committee #3 (Budget) – Platinum BC

Monday, May 6
– 12:30pm – 5:00pm (or until business has concluded), Gold Ballroom:
Second Meeting of the House of Delegates (includes discussion and voting on resolutions).

Closed sessions (attendance limited to Delegates, Alternate Delegates, Voting Members of the Board of Trustees, General Counsel and AAO Chief Executive Officer) will include:

Friday, May 3
– 12 noon – 12:30 pm, Gold Ballroom
Closed Session prior to the First House of Delegates Meeting
Reference Committee Closed Sessions
– 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Room assignments same as hearing rooms listed above

* All open and closed session times listed are subject to change.