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Permanent link  Another VRM is in the books

09/27/2013

More than 1,500 professionals registered for the Chicago Dental Society’s 3rd Virtual Reality Meeting (VRM) Wednesday, Sept. 25. CDS President David Fulton Jr., who has wholeheartedly supported the VRM since its inception, said the number of registered participants is invigorating.

“It shows that there is significant interest in the technology, whether our participants attend the event live or return at a later date to view the lectures on demand,” Dr. Fulton said.“I've always been the guy who wants to have as many tools in my house as possible. You never know what you might need or when you might need it, but if you're prepared with all the latest and greatest tools, you're guaranteed to be able to get the job done. And I am so proud that CDS has been able to include Virtual Reality Meetings in its tool belt.

“I believe that each year we are challenged by other dental societies to back up our claim that we are the leaders in scientific dental meetings. To mirror that claim, we most certainly need to have the VRM in our tool belt.”

Feedback from other attendees was similarly positive. Some of the comments shared in the Virtual Lounge and the CDS booth in the Exhibit Hall during the live event included:

  • Who doesn't want one of these lasers in our practice? So cool!
  • thank you for a great presentation. I wished it was longer so the clinical cases could be expanded and more of the technique shown.
  • Thank you for this very convenient and comfortable style of getting quality CE. You guys are the best!
  • Great time I really enjoyed all the information that was shared today. #knowledgeispower
  • Great event...so full of great presentations. I'll follow you even next year!
  • It is a great webinar, and am enjoying it tremendously. Thanks again!
  • This is my first virtual meeting with CDS! I'm so excited! This is awesome!!! Thank you :)

Participants who watched the live courses Sept. 25 received their CE certificates via email the following day. However, recorded courses will be available for self-study credits on demand through Dec. 25; CE certificates for on-demand users will be emailed weekly.

Live event participants also collected badges and earned points for doing things like visiting the Exhibit Hall and playing our custom trivia game. Prize winners were:

  • Dr. John Jimenez: Apple iPad
  • Dr. Robert Bara: Kindle Fire
  • Dr. Lisa Salisbury: Apple iPod
  • Dr. Andrea Ruby: $75 Amazon gift card
  • Dr. William Madison: $50 Amazon gift card

Congratulations to all, and watch for news about our next CE opportunity at www.cds.org.

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Permanent link  Another VRM is in the books

09/27/2013

More than 1,500 professionals registered for the Chicago Dental Society’s 3rd Virtual Reality Meeting (VRM) Wednesday, Sept. 25. CDS President David Fulton Jr., who has wholeheartedly supported the VRM since its inception, said the number of registered participants is invigorating.

“It shows that there is significant interest in the technology, whether our participants attend the event live or return at a later date to view the lectures on demand,” Dr. Fulton said.“I've always been the guy who wants to have as many tools in my house as possible. You never know what you might need or when you might need it, but if you're prepared with all the latest and greatest tools, you're guaranteed to be able to get the job done. And I am so proud that CDS has been able to include Virtual Reality Meetings in its tool belt.

“I believe that each year we are challenged by other dental societies to back up our claim that we are the leaders in scientific dental meetings. To mirror that claim, we most certainly need to have the VRM in our tool belt.”

Feedback from other attendees was similarly positive. Some of the comments shared in the Virtual Lounge and the CDS booth in the Exhibit Hall during the live event included:

  • Who doesn't want one of these lasers in our practice? So cool!
  • thank you for a great presentation. I wished it was longer so the clinical cases could be expanded and more of the technique shown.
  • Thank you for this very convenient and comfortable style of getting quality CE. You guys are the best!
  • Great time I really enjoyed all the information that was shared today. #knowledgeispower
  • Great event...so full of great presentations. I'll follow you even next year!
  • It is a great webinar, and am enjoying it tremendously. Thanks again!
  • This is my first virtual meeting with CDS! I'm so excited! This is awesome!!! Thank you :)

Participants who watched the live courses Sept. 25 received their CE certificates via email the following day. However, recorded courses will be available for self-study credits on demand through Dec. 25; CE certificates for on-demand users will be emailed weekly.

Live event participants also collected badges and earned points for doing things like visiting the Exhibit Hall and playing our custom trivia game. Prize winners were:

  • Dr. John Jimenez: Apple iPad
  • Dr. Robert Bara: Kindle Fire
  • Dr. Lisa Salisbury: Apple iPod
  • Dr. Andrea Ruby: $75 Amazon gift card
  • Dr. William Madison: $50 Amazon gift card

Congratulations to all, and watch for news about our next CE opportunity at www.cds.org.

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Permanent link  Seek out Live TV at the Midwinter Meeting

12/13/2012

What’s that old adage about talking the talk and walking the walk? At the Midwinter Meeting, our experts do BOTH in the Live CE theater. 

Located in the southeast corner of the Exhibit Hall, Midwinter Meeting attendees will have a bird’s eye view when three leading clinicians perform the techniques they’re teaching – as they’re teaching them. The Live CE theater uses cameras and plasma screens to broadcast the instructor’s technique to the audience as it is being practiced on site, in real time. 

“There’s always a benefit to seeing how it’s done by an expert,” said Al Kleszynski, CDS’s Director of Scientific Programs. The use of current technology for this live-patient demonstration means that every seat in the house is a good one.

With Frank Milnar discussing restoratives, Ahmad Eslami and James Stein on implants, and Chicago’s own Fred Margolis on lasers, there is something for everyone in the Live TV Theater. Swing by on your way through the Exhibit Hall at the Midwinter Meeting, and see what strikes you. 

Tickets are not required for admission, but attendees will have their badges scanned upon arrival and exit so that their presence is recorded and partial or full 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.

 

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Permanent link  Seek out Live TV at the Midwinter Meeting

12/13/2012

What’s that old adage about talking the talk and walking the walk? At the Midwinter Meeting, our experts do BOTH in the Live CE theater. 

Located in the southeast corner of the Exhibit Hall, Midwinter Meeting attendees will have a bird’s eye view when three leading clinicians perform the techniques they’re teaching – as they’re teaching them. The Live CE theater uses cameras and plasma screens to broadcast the instructor’s technique to the audience as it is being practiced on site, in real time. 

“There’s always a benefit to seeing how it’s done by an expert,” said Al Kleszynski, CDS’s Director of Scientific Programs. The use of current technology for this live-patient demonstration means that every seat in the house is a good one.

With Frank Milnar discussing restoratives, Ahmad Eslami and James Stein on implants, and Chicago’s own Fred Margolis on lasers, there is something for everyone in the Live TV Theater. Swing by on your way through the Exhibit Hall at the Midwinter Meeting, and see what strikes you. 

Tickets are not required for admission, but attendees will have their badges scanned upon arrival and exit so that their presence is recorded and partial or full 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.

 

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Permanent link  Beat the clock and register today

11/21/2012

Have you see the countdown clock on our home page? The 2013 Midwinter Meeting is less than 90 days off. Have you registered yet?

Precisely 1,234 people jumped online when registration opened Nov. 1, and quickly signed up for courses with their most favorite speakers in their most needed area of study. They also reserved their most coveted spot at the Friday Night concert, featuring Cheap Trick.

By Nov. 19, the number of registered attendees had grown to 7,380. They’ve reserved 13,866 course tickets (including one-third of all the free tickets that are available for the 2013 Midwinter Meeting) and are clearing their calendars for Feb. 21-23.

The CDS members in this group – all 1,404 of them – are also anticipating the $75 rebate coupon they’ll receive with their registration materials. They’re probably taking inventory at the office this weekend, plotting how they’ll spend their money on the exhibit floor.

Beat the clock, and join these folks at McCormick Place in February. Register online now, because prices increase (and the CDS member rebate decreases) Dec. 1. 

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