Everything old is new again, or so they say. Live television returns to the Midwinter Meeting in 2012, and the incredible use of current technology will make this live patient-based education a much improved experience over that which our longtime attendees will remember from the 1980s and 1990s.
This February, five plasma screens will hang from the ceiling over the southeast corner of the Exhibit Hall, broadcasting the action for all to see – all 200 seats in the classroom are good ones. One camera on stage will remain focused on the patient’s mouth — for a dentist’s-eye view from every seat in the house — while others will allow for views of the whole stage and specific areas of it. The monitors may also be connected to the on-stage computer to broadcast any slides or software the instructor uses during the lecture.
“As a five-year veteran of our Midwinter Meeting Live TV Committee before it ended back in the early 90's, I always had a passion for that form of CE and yearned for its return,” said John Gerding, 2012 president of CDS. “Now a reality again at many dental meetings, I again witnessed the buzz of the sold out audiences, and I can't wait for this excitement to be part of our own exhibit floor come February.”
Tickets are not required for admission, but attendees will have their badges scanned upon arrival and exit so that their presence is recorded and CE credit can be awarded.
And while you’re in the Exhibit Hall, spend some time browsing the booths. CDS is proud to offer 1 CE credit hour per day when you visit the Exhibit Hall. Look for signs with CE Codes near the Overlook Café no less than three hours after the Exhibit Hall opens.