General Information - Annual Meeting 2019

General Information

McCormick Place –
Lakeside Center, East Building

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

Hilton Chicago
(Co-Headquarters Hotel)

720 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60605

Palmer House Hilton
(Co-Headquarters Hotel)

17 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603

AAP Foundation Events
Contact Dana Camacho at [email protected] 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. Click here 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 [email protected].

Air Travel
Direct Travel, the Academy’s official travel management company, is available to assist with your air travel needs to attend the 2019 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 [email protected]. A service fee of US$25 for domestic, US$35 for international, applies for agent assistance. United and Delta Airlines are the AAP’s official airline carriers offering discounts on all airfares.

Visit, select “Book Your Flight” and enter Meeting Code NY2RM in the meeting event code box. You may also call Delta Meeting Network at 800-328-1111* Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. CT and refer to Meeting Event Code NY2RM. *Please note there is no service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via Delta’s reservation 800 number.

Visit, enter ZGU7225475 in the offer code box. You may also call the United Meeting Reservation Desk at 800-426-1122 Monday through Friday 8 a.m.–10 p.m. ET and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET. Booking fees are waived for Meeting reservations.
(Z Code: ZGU7 + Agreement Code: 225475)

Airport Transportation

American Board of Periodontology Events
Contact Casey Ward Goldberg at [email protected] 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 [email protected] to request a waiver.

Recipients of AAP and AAP Foundation awards will be honored at a ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at McCormick Place Lakeside Center, East Building.

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 25.25 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
A coat and baggage check will be available in McCormick Place – Lakeside Center, East Building during the meeting. The AAP is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

The coat and baggage check is open during the following hours:
Saturday, Nov. 2          7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 3            7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 4           7 a.m.-6:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 5          7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Coats (c)$3.00, Baggage (b)$4.00

Concierge Service
Chicago Concierge is a complimentary recommendation and reservation service to help make your time in the city as eventful and seamless as possible. Click here for a guide to the hottest restaurants, bars, and retailers near the co-headquarters hotels and convention center. You can even receive personalized recommendations from a concierge professional.

Daylight Savings Time
Please be aware that Daylight Savings Time will begin on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.

Dress Code and Temperature
Attendees are encouraged to wear business casual attire. In November, high temperatures in Chicago average around 11°C/53°F, with lows around -2°C/29°F. Warm clothing, including coats and umbrellas, is strongly recommended.

Exhibit Hall
McCormick Place – Lakeside Center, East Building, Exhibit Hall D

Sunday, Nov. 3
Monday, Nov. 4
Tuesday, Nov. 5

10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Visit the Housing page for more information.

Most programs and events, registration, and exhibits will be held at McCormick Place Lakeside Center, East Building.

Chicago area map

Media Credentials
Members of the media are encouraged to attend the 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 in an editorial capacity only 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 [email protected].

Mobile App
The AAP’s 2019 Annual Meeting mobile app is now available for download in your app store. Search “AAP 2019 105th Annual Meeting” or use this link to download to your phone.

Events in Lakeside Center and Arie Crown Theater designate Lot C as the primary parking location.

Located adjacent to the Lakeside Center at: Fort Dearborn Drive, Chicago, IL 60616, Lot C  is an underground garage with a 6’4″ height clearance and 1,900 parking spaces. The parking rate is a flat fee of $23 per day with no in-and-out privileges. This parking lot is open throughout event hours. Overnight parking is not available. Credit cards are accepted at the parking pay stations.

Questions about parking? Contact 312-567-8152 or [email protected].

A limited number of prepaid guaranteed parking spaces are available at the rate of $36 per day by advance order. This permit allows access to the garages with in-and-out privileges. Parking spaces are guaranteed even if lots fill to capacity.

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

Shuttle Service
Shuttle service will be provided between the official hotels and McCormick Place Lakeside Center, East Building, during the meeting dates. Click here to view the shuttle bus schedule.

Make the most out of your stay in Chicago and take advantage of all the city of Chicago has to offer. From tours to shopping to world-class museums to Michelin-star restaurants, Chicago promises to offer something to everyone. Click here for a complete tourism guide and transportation directions.

Visa Information
For U.S. visa information, visit or contact the National Visa Center (NVC) at 603-334-0700. 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 [email protected].

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