General Information

Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C Canada

Fairmont Waterfront (Co-Headquarters Hotel)
900 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5, Canada

Pan Pacific (Co-Headquarters Hotel)
300 - 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 3B5, Canada

AAP Foundation Events
Contact Dana Camacho at or 312-573-3257.

AAP Foundation Booth and Silent Auction
The AAP Foundation silent auction will once again be online! Bid on a wide array of items from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Stay tuned for more information.

AAP Information
Call toll-free at 800-282-4867 (U.S. and Canada), +1-312-787-5518 (outside U.S. and Canada), or email

Air Travel
Direct Travel, the Academy’s official travel partner, is available to assist with your air travel needs to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting. Call the Direct Travel Desk toll-free at 800-853-0972, Monday through Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. CDT, or email A service fee of US$35 applies for agent assistance. United and Delta Airlines are the AAP’s official airline carriers offering discounts on all airfares.

Using Delta’s website (, select "book your flight" and enter your meeting code NMS24 in the meeting event code box. If booking by phone, call the Delta Meeting Network at 800-328-1111 (Monday - Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. CT) and reference meeting code NMS24. Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via phone reservations.

Using United’s website (, enter ZF7T528330 in the offer code box. If booking by phone, call 800-426-1122 (for calls outside of the U.S., please contact your local United Airlines Reservation office) or through a travel professional, provide the agent with the AAP’s “Z code” (ZF7T) and agreement code (528330). Please note that United charges a US$25 fee for phone reservations.

American Board of Periodontology Events
Contact Kent Palcanis at or 410-647-1324.

Americans with Disabilities Act
The Academy recognizes the need to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please indicate any special requests you may have on the Housing and Registration Form and an Experient staff member will contact you.

Attendance Requirement
As stated in Chapter 1, Section 6 of the Academy Bylaws, member attendance requirements must be met unless a petition for extension of your respective time period has been filed with the Board of Trustees. Contact AAP Member Services at to request a waiver.

Recipients of AAP and AAP Foundation awards will be honored at a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Lobby Level - Crystal Pavilion.

Canada Travel Notice
Visit the Canada Travel Information page for important information and tips on traveling to Canada.

The American Academy of Periodontology is an ADA CERP® Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

The American Academy of Periodontology designates this activity for 25.5 continuing education (CE) credits. These CE credits will not automatically be submitted to any state board. It is your responsibility to submit earned contact hours to the appropriate regulatory agency. Courses, designated as CE activities, meet the Dental Board of California's (DBC) requirements for CE. However, CE credits issued for participation in the CE activities may not apply towards license renewal in all jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing regulatory agency. Attendees should retain a copy of this document for their records. 

The AAP cautions participants in CE courses about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures in their practice, especially when the course has not provided supervised clinical experience. 

Coat and Baggage Check

Services will be available Saturday, Oct. 27 through Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the West Building, Level One for $3 per item (cash only, CAD or US). Services will be available during the following hours:
Saturday, Oct. 27 – 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 28  – 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 29 – 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 30 – 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dress Code and Temperature
Attendees are encouraged to wear business casual attire. In October, high temperatures in Vancouver average around 13°C/55°F, with lows around 6°C/43°F.

Exhibit Hall
Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Exhibit Hall ABC
Sunday, Oct. 28 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 29 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 30 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Ground Transportation
For information about ground transportation to and from the Vancouver International Airport, please see

For light rail public transit, the Canada Line services downtown Vancouver to/from Vancouver International Airport in 26 minutes. At the airport, the Canada Line station is centrally located between the Vancouver International Airport’s International and Domestic Terminals. Please follow all signs that reference the Canada Line.

Check the Canada Line website for the latest schedules, news, and events: For information about fares, visit All transit users traveling on the Canada Line leaving the airport are subject to a $5 Canada Line YVR AddFare, in addition to the regular zone fare.

Taxis and wheelchair-accessible vehicles are available at taxi stands located on Level 2 of the Domestic Terminal and through the exit doors of the International Arrivals Area at Vancouver International Airport.

Visit the Housing page for more information.

Planning on extending your stay in Vancouver, British Columbia after the Annual Meeting? Think about these areas and learn more about this beautiful province:
Sunshine Coast
British Columbia Wine region

Visit the Tourism Vancouver website for updated information on pre/post trips.

Most programs and events, registration, and exhibits will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Vancouver Area Map

Media Credentials
Members of the media are encouraged to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting to cover the wide array of periodontal health topics that will be presented. Media representatives must be currently employed by an established news outlet and must provide identification before being issued a press pass. Valid forms of identification include a business card, letter of assignment on publication letterhead, or published samples of previous editorial/news work. Registration fees for members of the press will be waived and credentialed media will be allowed to attend non-ticketed sessions and seminars, space permitting.

The Academy reserves the right to limit the number of press passes issued. For more information or to obtain an application for press credentials, contact Mame Kwayie, public relations manager, at

Mobile App
The AAP’s 2018 Annual Meeting mobile app is now available for download in your app store. Search “AAP 2018 Annual Meeting” or use this link to download to your phone.

The Vancouver Convention Centre offers secure parking with 1,190 parking spaces within both buildings, 24 hours a day. For more information, please visit

Visit the Registration page for more information on pricing, deadlines, how to register and more.

Shuttle Service
No shuttle service will be provided at the 2018 Annual Meeting.

Visa Information
For Canadian visa information, visit If you require a visa, please reach out to Experient for a letter confirming your registration, which you can take to your visa interview. To request a letter, contact Experient at

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