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April Message from President Joel Berg, DDS, MS

Friday, April 5, 2019  
A Message from your President
Dear Members,
As spring begins, I’m reminded that the 44th Annual Meeting at the Fairmont Banff Springs, in Banff, Alberta, Canada, is now only months away. Planning for the meeting is in full swing, and it promises to be a memorable one.
As we’ve mentioned in prior messages, the Fairmont Banff Springs is now completely sold out. If you haven’t already booked your stay for the 44th Annual Meeting, be sure to search Expedia (or a similar travel site) to find the best available rates in the area.
Before the meeting, there are a couple approaching deadlines that I'd like to bring to your attention: The Call for Nominations for AAED’s Executive Council submission deadline is Friday, May 31, as well as the Wednesday, May 1 application deadline for Associate Members interested in advancing to Fellow status.


Call for Nominations – AAED's Executive Council

The Academy is seeking qualified candidates interested in serving on AAED's Executive Council. To be considered, you must currently be a voting member of the Academy (Fellows and Life Fellows) and must be committed to working towards the advancement of the Academy's mission. Please note that your commitment to serving on the Executive Council, beginning as the Director, will take you through various positions over nine years. 


The timeline and service positions are as follows:
Year 1, 2, 3: Director-at-Large
Year 4, 5: Secretary or Treasurer
Year 6: Vice President
Year 7: President-Elect
Year 8: President
Year 9: First Past President


If you are interested or would like to nominate someone, please complete and return the nomination application to AAED headquarters by Friday, May 31. The Nominating Committee will consider the qualifications of all candidates and will create a slate of candidates for presentation to the Executive Council. Once approved by the Council, final candidate(s) will be presented for approval to the voting General Assembly at the Annual Meeting this August 8-10 in Banff, Alberta, Canada.


Associate Members: How to Apply for Fellow Membership
Associate Members who wish to apply for Fellowship should submit their letters of interest by May 1, 2019. Attaining Fellow Membership is a distinct honor, and Academy bylaws limit the organization's size to no more than 100 Fellow members.
The full requirements for application are outlined in Article III, Section 2 of the Academy Bylaws. One requirement is that all applicants must have made at least one formal presentation at an Academy scientific meeting. If you need to fulfill this requirement, you are encouraged to submit a request form to speak at an Annual Meeting speaker application.
For more information or to submit your letter of interest, please contact AAED Executive Director Joe Jackson at 312.981.6770 or



Register for the AAED Annual Meeting and Invite Guests
If you haven’t done so already, please complete your registration for the 44th Annual Meeting, for yourself and any guests on our website. You may also send invitations to your colleagues who would benefit from attending the meeting, and whose knowledge and expertise would enrich the experience for all. 
I always look forward to spending time relaxing and connecting with members and meeting attendees at the Annual Meeting. This year, we’re planning receptions and a gala, as well as a special golf outing and other events, to add to your registration. For a schedule of events so far, please visit the AAED website, and stay tuned for more details coming soon!
Finally, the 13th Annual Silent Auction will take place during this year’s meeting. All proceeds will go towards expanding the quality and quantity of AAED’s educational programming. If you are interested in donating, we welcome items like electronics, travel packages, dental packages, artwork, learning opportunities, or your own products and services.

Thank you in advance for your generosity, and you can find more details and a donation form on our website.


Joel Berg, DDS, MS
AAED President

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