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5 things to expect at 2020 Annual Session

ASDA’s Annual Session is less than two weeks away, and for those attending, there is a lot to look forward to: electing new leadership, meeting dental students from across the country, learning about the latest tools and technologies on the expo floor and more.

Here are five more highlights you can expect during this year’s meeting in St. Louis:  

1. For this first time, ASDA will be using electronic voting during the House of Delegates meetings. First and second delegates from each chapter will use this to vote on who will fill the roles of the ASDA Executive Committee and Speaker of the House and to vote on resolutions.

2. As part of ASDA’s wellness initiative, Annual Session will feature five-minute chair massages and therapy animals during the Dental Expo. Take part in these activities to get that extra boost you need.

3. Annual Session will have over 20 educational sessions, covering a variety of topics — from debt management to nutrition in dentistry — in different formats that’ll keep you energized throughout the meeting.

4. The conference is being held at the historic St. Louis Union Station. It was founded in the 1890s and was one of the largest and busiest rail terminals in the world at the time. Its Grand Hall features stained glass, a 65-foot vaulted ceiling and plenty of other social media-worthy touches (including the infamous Whisper Arch).   

5. The hotel is in the heart of a growing entertainment district in St. Louis. After Annual Session’s scheduled programming, take your experience to new heights on the St. Louis Wheel, have a splashing good time at the recently opened St. Louis Aquarium and end your night with the fire and light show.

Learn more about what you can expect at this year’s Annual Session. See you there!

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The American Student Dental Association is a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students.

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