The AAO will hold its 112th Annual Session in Honolulu, from May 4 to 8, 2012.

The event will feature a number of speaker series, including a practice-management and leadership track. Topics discussed will include marketing, adapting to change, practical-investment considerations, and stress management.

Scientific lectures will include sessions on advances in orthodontics, risk management, TADs, Class II and III treatment, surgical considerations, accelerating tooth movement, bone biology, facial aesthetics, sleep apnea, and imaging.

Staff lectures will cover topics from fabrication and adjustment of clear aligners for the in-office orthodontic laboratory to how to stop losing money on inventory.

The Excellence in Orthodontics Awards ceremony will feature an address by Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullengerger III, the pilot who safely landed US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River. The Annual Session’s opening ceremony will feature music by The Doobie Brothers.

For those looking for additional educational opportunities, a 2-day post-conference meeting offering eight CE credits will take place May 9to10 at four locations in Hawaii.