What are the official dates of the 2017 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition?
The meeting dates are Wednesday, March 22 through Saturday, March 25, 2017.


What organizations are hosting this conference?
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR), the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the Canadian Association for Dental Research


Where is the conference taking place?
Moscone West
747 Howard St, San Francisco
San Francisco, Calif., USA


What does my registration include?
Your IADR/AADR/CADR General Session registration provides you full access to the General Session, scientific sessions, poster/oral sessions, the Exhibition and more. Name badges will be checked at all sessions and events.

Some featured events during the IADR/AADR/CADR General Session include:

  • Poster and Oral Presentations
  • Symposia, Lunch & Learning, Meet-a-Mentor Lunch and Hands-on Workshops (some require advance registration)
  • IADR/AADR/CADR Opening Ceremonies and Awards Program
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017:  5 p.m. (Room 3016/3018)
  • Distinguished Lecture Series (Room 3016/3018)
    Thursday, March 23, 2017, 9:45 a.m.: Steven Chu, “Climate Change, Energy and a Sustainable, Low Cost Path Forward"
    Friday, March 24, 2017, 9:45 a.m.: Joseph DeRisi, “Genomics and Infectious Disease”
    Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:45 a.m.: Enola Proctor, “Implementation Science: The Path From Research to High Quality Care”


Which sessions should I attend?
The IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition is designed to provide a variety of sessions to suit the diverse interests of dental researchers, university Instructors, dental practitioners, dental students, industry representatives and anyone with an interest in oral, craniofacial and dental research at every career level. To help you plan your General Session activities, descriptions of the types of sessions offered, as well as specific information about this year’s program, are provided in the meeting app and also the printed Program Book (which is inside of your meeting bag). You can use the meeting app to sort by keyword or Scientific Group/Network to narrow down sessions of interest.


Where can I find the locations of the session rooms?
Upon checking in at the registration counters, you will receive a Program Book that lists all the session locations. The session rooms are also listed in the meeting app. The IADR Registration Counters are located in the Second Floor Foyer, Moscone West.


Where can I find the abstracts?
Abstracts can be viewed within the General Session App or on the online meeting planner. In addition, each General Session attendee will receive a USB of Abstracts.


I am having issues with the app. Where can I get help?
For support contact Zerista Support within the app or visit Zerista Suport can help with downloading and navigating the app, setting up your profile, password retrieval and general technical support. 

If you are having issues logging in be sure to check the following before contacting zerista support:

  • In 2016 if you attended the AADR/CADR Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, the IADR/APR General Session in Seoul or the IADR/PER Congress in Jeresulem, use the same username and password.
  • If you preregistered for the General Session, check your email for an invite to the app.
  • If you registered onsite and did not attend on the the 2016 Meetings you can create a new account


I’m attending the IADR/AADR/CADR General Session to give an oral presentation/symposia – where do I check or turn in my presentation slides?
All speakers (oral, symposia and poster discussion) should visit the Speaker Ready Room, located in Room 2000 of the Moscone West to provide their PowerPoint presentations to the AV Tech via USB Flash Drive (i.e., memory stick). The Speaker Ready Room will be open during the following hours:

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017:  2:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017:  7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017:  7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, March 24, 2017:  7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017:  7 a.m. – 4 p.m.


I’m attending the IADR/AADR/CADR General Session to present a poster; do I need to check in? When do I set up/take down my poster?
Yes, you should plan to check in at the IADR Registration Counters and receive your meeting materials (badge, meeting bag, Program Book and USB of Abstracts).

Poster presentations will take place in Hall on the following dates:

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017
  • Friday, March 24, 2017
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017

Poster set up on each of the days listed above is from 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. Posters will be viewed by meeting delegates and then posters must be removed at the times below in the chart on the same day of your presentation.

Presentations Scheduled on   Mount Posters Poster Viewing Time Remove Posters
Thursday, March 23
Block 1: 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Block 2: 3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 23
7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Thursday, March 23
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 23
5 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Friday, March 24
Block 1: 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Block 2: 3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, March 24
7:30 a.m. -  8 a.m.
Friday, March 24
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, March 24
5 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Saturday, March 25
Block 1: 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Block 2: 3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 25
7:30 a.m. -  8 a.m.
Saturday, March 25
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 25
5 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.


How do I collect my continuing education credits and/or print my certificate of attendance for the IADR/AADR/CADR General Session?
Computers to log your Continuing Education (CE) credits and also print your certificate of attendance for the IADR/AADR/CADR General Session will be located in the Registration area. All CE credits must be entered online, but a tracking sheet will be provided in the Program Book for you to log your sessions. If you do not have time to visit these computers while at the General Session, the link to log CE credits and print certificates of attendance will be available on the website at after the meeting.



Where and when can I pick up my materials for the IADR/AADR/CADR General Session?
Meeting badges and session tickets will be available upon check in at the IADR Registration Counters in Second Floor Foyer, Moscone West. Onsite registration hours are listed below:

  • Tuesday, March 21:  2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 22: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 23: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, March 24: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 25: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.


When is the Exhibit Hall open?
The Exhibit Hall, located in West Hall, will be open during the hours listed below:

  • Thursday, March 23:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, March 24:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

General Session attendees are encouraged to visit the exhibit hall to meet the IADR exhibitors and learn the science and technology behind their products. Meeting badges are required to gain entrance to the Exhibit Hall.


What is appropriate attire for the IADR/AADR/CADR Annual Meeting?
Attire for the General Session is business casual. Appropriate wear includes a light jacket, sweater, turtleneck, open-collar or no-collar tops, slacks and comfortable shoes. It is suggested you have a sweater with you since the temperature may be cold in some meeting rooms.


Will there be a coat/bag check available?
A coat/bag check will be available for General Session attendees in the First Floor Foyer of Moscone West, and will be open during the hours listed below:

  • Wednesday, March 22: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 23: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, March 24: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 25: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.


My family will be attending the IADR/AADR/CADR Annual Meeting with me; can they come to the sessions?
Spouses and guests are welcome to register for the General Session as accompanying persons. Accompanying persons are non-dentists, non-researchers, non-IADR members who may be traveling with a meeting delegate and who have no scientific or educational interest in the meeting. Meeting delegates' students, lab technicians, colleagues, past IADR members, co-authors, dental product company employees, etc., do not qualify as accompanying persons and are required to pay the appropriate registration fee if they wish to attend.

Accompanying persons are not eligible to receive Continuing Education credits and will not receive a certificate of attendance for the meeting.

If your accompanying person wishes to hear your presentation, he or she must register and pay a $55 fee and receive a special color-coded ribbon on site. The ribbon will admit an accompanying person to for one day of the meeting only and will not be honored at any other time during the meeting.

Anyone who wishes to attend more than one day of the meeting is considered to have more than a "personal" interest in dental research and will be required to pay the appropriate registration fee.

Children under 18 years of age may attend the meeting at no cost provided they are accompanied by a registered delegate at all times. Children may access the exhibit hall and poster sessions, but may not attend oral sessions (including Symposia, Hands-on Workshops and Lunch & Learning events). A complimentary accompanying person badge must be requested onsite at the IADR Registration Counters.