Dear APS Members,
As we navigate through these very uncertain times, I hope that this note finds you and your families healthy and taking the opportunity to reflect on life, which we so often take for granted. It?s hard to believe that only two months ago we were all enjoying each other?s company in Chicago attending an outstanding program, making new friends, and as always having a great time. We feel blessed that we were able to do so at the last minute before the world shut down and are now looking forward to next February. Dr. Chochlidakis and the annual program committee has worked very hard to develop an outstanding scientific program. The theme will be ?Prosthodontic Olympiad? to showcase the importance of international collaborations and the importance of global perspectives in Prosthodontics.
After an outstanding year for the APS, that saw the implementation of several upgraded systems in our governance, I was given the opportunity by our past President Dr. Barzilay to continue leading our organization for the next year. It was only last week that one of my dear friends, a long-standing member of the APS, expressed his sympathy that I serve as APS president during these very challenging times. Actually, when it comes to the APS, I disagree! It is an honor and in fact, I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to accept this challenge. The reason is simple: Our Council members, committee chairs and members, our management company, and all our volunteers are second to none when it comes to overcoming challenges and guide this association in the right direction.
It has been a busy couple of months following our February meeting and we should all be proud of our accomplishments.
-APS has implemented a new software program to facilitate communications and document storing for our leadership and committees
-Our third council meeting of the year, evaluating APS? state and planning for the future, has already taken place.
-Collaborations with affiliate organizations around the world continue and we are able to exchange valuable up to date important information, as well as assist each other in educational outreach.
-Our communications, membership, and annual session committees invested a great deal of time developing and implementing an outstanding webinar series. These are very high-quality programs and as we like to say: ?The Olympic games have been postponed, but the Prosthodontic Olympiad has just begun and will continue with the closing ceremonies in February 2021, in Chicago?. Please be sure that you stay connected with our website, Facebook, and Instagram pages.
Finally, I would like to thank our members for their trust and I kindly ask that you stay involved. For those that wish to join us, you are always welcomed. We are an ?inclusive?, not ?exclusive? international organization and full membership is open to students, technologists, specialists, and general dentists with an interest in the wonderful, wide world of Prosthodontics.
Dr. Evangelos Rossopoulos, DDS