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February News: Upcoming Deadlines & the Latest on the Annual Meeting

Wednesday, April 15, 2020  



A belated happy new year to all! With the holidays behind us, there are a couple of deadlines approaching that I’d like to bring to your attention: the Call for Nominations for AAED's Executive Council and also the process for Associate Members seeking elevation to Fellow status. The submittal deadlines for both are coming up this Spring, and additional details are shown below. We’re also in full swing preparing for our 45th Annual Meeting, August 6-8, taking place in the spectacular Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas.


Bahamas, Here We Come!
The palm trees and sandy beaches of Nassau, Bahamas, await! Be sure to complete your registration for the 45th Annual Meeting, August 6-8, and make your hotel reservations today. The meeting's theme, "20/20 Esthetic Vision” sets the framework for three days of educational sessions, expert speakers, and networking and social events designed with every dentist, technician, and guest in mind. Keep an eye on the Annual Meeting Website for program information and periodic updates coming soon.


Please watch the video below for a taste of what's in store at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar. We also have PowerPoint slides available for any members who wish to promote the 2020 meeting during their lectures and presentations.




Associate Member Applications Due March 1
With outstanding opportunities like the Annual Meeting for our members to connect and learn from one another, we are always interested in enriching our organization by bringing in new, knowledgeable, and experienced professionals. If the names of any colleagues come to mind, contact our Executive Director Joe Jackson ( or 312.981.6772 as soon as possible. He will then forward the application and instructions to the candidate and copy you so you're in the communication loop. The submission deadline for applications is March 1, 2020.

For your reference, I have included a detailed outline of the Associate Member qualifications, obligations and application process.


Associate to Fellow Elevation Requests
Associate members, if you are looking to elevate your membership status to Fellow, one of the prerequisites is to speak at one of our scientific sessions. To fulfill this requirement please complete the online speaker application, which will be provided to future annual meeting program chairs for consideration. If you’re interested in achieving Fellow status and believe that you’ve already met the minimum requirements as outlined in Article III, Section 2 of the Academy Bylaws, please submit your official letter of request and current CV to Joe Jackson at AAED headquarters by May 1, 2020.


Call for Nominations for AAED’s Executive Council
AAED is seeking candidates who are interested in serving on the Executive Council. To be considered, you must be a voting member of the Academy (Fellows and dues-paying Life Fellows) and committed to working to advance the mission of the Academy. In addition, you must commit to serving the Executive Council in various positions over a nine-year period beginning with your election, 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 May 1, 2020. 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 6-8, in Nassau, Bahamas.

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you have. I’m honored to be serving as the president of such an exceptional organization, and we have a great year ahead of us.



Cary E. Goldstein, DMD
AAED President

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