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General Information

All participants of the 24th International Symposium on Ceramics must register and obtain a badge before attending symposium events. Participants are responsible for the safekeeping of their badges. If you lose or misplace your badge, there will be a replacement charge of $300; there are no exceptions to this policy.

Please wear your badge at all times. Admission to scientific sessions and exhibits is by badge only.

Your registration fee includes admission to all symposium sessions and exhibits, daily coffee breaks, and the symposium reception on Friday evening.

Registration Fees
Student *$398
Auxiliary/Office Staff **$475

* Please submit verification of student status along with the registration form.
**Support staff only. Verification required upon request.

How to Register

Online registration for the 24th International Symposium on Ceramics: Decoding Esthetic Excellence is now closed.

On-site registration will be offered only on the basis of space availability and thus cannot be guaranteed. If you need to register, please fill out a registration form and bring it to the meeting registration desk on site.

We are expecting record attendance this year. If you are still planning to register, come early to avoid long lines and the possibility of being turned away.

Registration Desk

Your symposium packet will await you at the symposium registration desk. Please note that on-site registrations will be accepted only if room capacity allows.

Registration Hours
Thursday, June 51:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday, June 66:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, June 76:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, June 86:30 am – 6:00 pm

Cancellations made in writing and received by Quintessence before May 25, 2014, will be refunded in full. For cancellations received on or after May 26, 2014, but before the start of the meeting, a cancellation fee of US $75 will be charged. No refunds will be made after the symposium begins on June 6, 2014.

Hotel Reservations

Hotel rooms have been blocked for symposium participants at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Reservations at the special symposium rate will be accepted until the cut-off date, May 14, 2014, or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first.
Reserve online at http://resweb.passkey.com/go/2014ceramics, or complete the hotel reservation form (PDF) and mail it with your registration form to Quintessence, or call the hotel reservation desk direct at 855-563-9749. Be sure to indicate the name of the symposium to receive the special meeting rate.


The symposium will be held at Loews Hollywood Hotel:
1755 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028

Lecture Room

All general sessions will be held in the Grand Ballroom. Photography, audiotaping, and videotaping are prohibited during the lecture sessions. If you violate this rule, you will be refused admission to the lecture room.

Social Event

The Welcome Reception will be held Friday, June 6, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The reception will be held on the Pool Deck and 5th Level Foyer. Plenty of food will be provided as well as an open bar, cosponsored by Nobel Biocare, Ivoclar Vivadent, and the generous support of our exhibitors. Take this opportunity to renew friendships and meet colleagues from around the world.

Technical Exhibits

Technical exhibits are open during the hours listed below. The exhibits are held in the Annex. Please look for signage outside the Grand Ballroom directing you to the Annex. All participants are invited to visit the exhibits to observe the latest developments in dental products offered by leading manufacturers. For a list of exhibitors, see page 22. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, and bottled water will be available in the Annex during the morning and afternoon breaks.

Friday, June 69:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, June 79:30 am – 6:00 pm
Coffee Breaks

Times for breaks are listed in the Daily Program. Complimentary drinks are available in the exhibit area during breaks.

Hotel Smoking Policy

The Loews Hollywood Hotel prohibits smoking throughout its facility. There is a designated smoking area outside in front of the hotel.

Continuing Education Credit Information

For Dentists
One hour of continuing education (CE) credit is offered for every hour of attendance. CE credit may be recorded on the CE form that is located in your registration package. One copy of the completed form should be returned to the CE Counter at the Registration Desk. Quintessence Publishing will maintain this copy for 4 years. Quintessence will not send CE credit information or CE forms to state boards. CE credit awarded for participation in a course may not apply toward licensing renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his or her state licensing board. Meeting attendees are responsible for ensuring that their education credits are current and on file with their respective state board or other licensing/regulatory agency. A different form is provided specifically for California residents.

For Technicians
The courses for this meeting have been approved for CE credit by the National Board for Certification (NBC) in Dental Laboratory Technology. In order for a technician to receive CE credit, the NBC has specific rules that must be adhered to. On the first morning of the meeting, the technician must check in at the CE Counter located at the Registration Desk. He or she will receive a scan card that must be completed and returned to the CE Counter at the conclusion of Day 1. The technician will then be given a certificate of attendance for Day 1 together with a scan card for the next morning. This procedure must be repeated each day. In addition, technicians must sign next to their printed names on the attendee roster located at the CE Counter once per day. At the conclusion of the meeting, the scan cards will be mailed by Quintessence to NBC. If you do not complete the scan cards exactly as per instructions on the back of the card, NBC will reject your application for CE credit.

If you have any questions regarding CE credit, contact Stephanie Andropolis at sandropolis@quintbook.com.

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