Designed to integrate participants' professional and personal growth needs with their daily lives, the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference will offer flexible programming to fit the new normal of a pandemic world.
Dentists will choose how they engage with the virtual conference, scheduled for Oct. 15-17, by either participating live with other attendees and interacting with speakers or catching up later with on-demand access if they have a busy day.
Registration for the virtual conference is open online at ADA.org/meeting. Half-off discounts for early bird registration end at 5 p.m. CDT Aug. 31.
"The ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference offers a phenomenal opportunity for members to experience connection, take quality continuing education and enhance overall wellness, all from the comfort and safety of home," said Dr. Rebecca Warnken, Florida Dental Convention 2021 scientific program chair. "The program has some surprises coming, and there are multiple opportunities to interact virtually with speakers, allowing for direct answers to questions clinicians often don’t have an easy opportunity to ask. The opportunity to learn both virtually and hands on, while in your own home or practice, was previously unheard of. Yet this program will offer multiple opportunities for hands-on learning and experiences."
The conference will kick off Oct. 15 with a virtual Exhibit Hall, opening session and a concert with a special musical guest.
It will continue with a full day Oct. 16, featuring morning wellness events, the Exhibit Hall, continuing education sessions, afternoon workshops, an evening keynote session and a networking event. Events are scheduled throughout the day from 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m. CDT, but they also will be available for on-demand viewing, except for the workshops.
Programming will again run from 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, including morning wellness events, the Exhibit Hall, continuing education sessions, an afternoon keynote session and a closing event with live, interactive trivia.
Wellness events during the conference will include a virtual 5K, morning yoga, cycling, a fitness boot camp and sessions focused on meditation and mindfulness, mental health and nutrition.
This year's sessions will be shorter than at past in-person annual meetings, making it easier for those who participate to fit the events into their schedules. The Exhibit Hall also will be open for a few hours each day when no CE is scheduled.
"The quality of programming is beyond exciting, and I cannot wait for members to experience this new, flexible format," Dr. Warnken said. "The virtual Exhibit Hall also offers new opportunities to interact with exhibitors, and there will be excellent opportunities to take fun wellness classes. The program is well rounded and invigorating for doctors and team alike and will offer some great opportunities to get your office fired up for the final quarter of 2020. Register early, and we cannot wait to 'see' you."
For the latest updates on the virtual conference, visit ADA.org/meeting.