To all my friends and colleagues in the ASD-  

In my last message I mentioned that with all the uncertainty in the world and the sometimes-hourly change of information, the annual symposium committee was working very hard to do what was in the best interests of the ASD and its members.  The health and safety of our members has been at the top of our priority list from the beginning and, as such, we feel that rescheduling the Annual Symposium is the best solution given the current health crisis.

We have successfully negotiated with the venue to move the Nashville Symposium to June of 2022 without penalty to the ASD.  The decision to not do an in-person symposium in 2020 was made with a heavy heart, but it is truly the best decision under the circumstances. I would like to thank Jan Aument for her tireless efforts in working with the hotel on rescheduling the symposium. Further thanks need to go to Walter Chitwood and his Nashville Organizing Committee for all their hard work and difficult decisions over the last few weeks.  

By moving the Nashville Symposium to 2022, this allows the work that has already begun by Dave Dowsett and his team on the 2021 Symposium in Portland, Oregon, to continue as planned and not be interrupted as well.

This decision is just the first of many important decisions that the board will be making in the next few weeks.  We will endeavor to keep you all informed on a regular basis and work hard to develop alternatives to the Symposium and the annual business meeting that would have occurred in June.  

In the meantime, please continue to stay in touch with each other.  Please post to the ASD Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts with how you are managing this crisis or just to provide some much-needed humor or distractions.  One group on Facebook that may be of interest to you is Dentists Against Coronavirus. This group provides a nice combination of science and facts, updated information from national and local organizations, members experiences with managing this current crisis, and a nice dose of humor and distraction thrown in as well.  

As I said in my last message, I look forward to the time we can all meet in person again.  Until then stay safe and keep in touch.

Your Friend,  

Jeffrey Laubmeier

Please click on the links below for information on past Symposiums

2019 Annual Symposium Program - June 20-22, 2019 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2018 Annual Symposium Program - June 28-30, 2018 New Orleans, LA

2017 Annual Symposium Program - June 22-24, 2017 San Francisco, CA

2016 Annual Symposium Program - June 23-25, 2016 Baltimore, MD

2015 Annual Symposium Program - June 25-27, 2015 Chicago, IL

2014 Annual Symposium Program - June 19-21, 2014 San Diego, CA

2013 Annual Symposium Program - August 1-3, 2013 Philadelphia, PA

2012 Annual Symposium Program - June 21-23, 2012 Minneapolis, MN

2011 Annual Symposium Program - June 22-25, 2011 Henderson, NV

2010 Annual Symposium Program - June 24-26, 2010 Arlington, VA

2009 Annual Symposium Program - May 7-9, 2009 Chicago, IL