PCSO, RMSO, MSO, GLAO, MASO, SWSO, NESO, and SAO all plan to hold their annual sessions in-person, in compliance with state and local COVID-19 guidelines. 

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) announced that all AAO constituent organizations are planning to hold in-person meetings this fall. The meetings will be held in compliance with state and local pandemic guidelines. 

This includes six individual meetings and a joint meeting of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO) and the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists (RMSO). The PCSO/RMSO meeting is scheduled for October 22 to 24, 2021, in Portland, Ore.  

The individual meetings, which will offer a mix of CE programs and entertainment, include the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists, October 1 to 2, 2021, in Milwaukee, Wis; Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, October 14 to 16, 2021, in Indianapolis, Ind; and Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists, November 4 to 7, 2021, in Grand Rio Mar, Puerto Rico. 

The Southwestern Society of Orthodontists (SWSO), Southern Association of Orthodontists (SAO), and Northeastern Society of Orthodontist (NES will all mark their centennials with their fall meetings. The SWSO meeting is scheduled for September 23 to 25, 2021, in Dallas. The SAO meeting is scheduled for October 7 to 9, 2021, in Charlotte, NC. And the NESO meeting is scheduled for November 13, 2021, in Boston. 

ccording to the AAO, interested attendees should check the individual constituent organizations’ websites to see whether virtual options will be available.