Thursday, July 20

1:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Registration/Room Check-in at the Union Station Hotel

1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO

Check in at the USO Registration area.

 

 

 

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Thursday Welcome Reception – Ballpark Village Sports

601 S Clark Street, St. Louis, MO 63101

After arriving in St. Louis, relax and get to know your fellow residents. Reunite with dental school classmates, the people you met at interviews, and meet new friends and future colleagues.

Located next to Busch Memorial Stadium, just a mile from the hotel, Ballpark Village is the place in downtown St. Louis to meet your fellow residents for food, drinks and games. You will not want to miss this event!

To get there, Ballpark Village is just a short 20-minute walk from the hotel, or use your favorite ridesharing app.

 

Friday, July 21

7:00 am – 4:00 PM
Registration/Check-in for GORP

Union Station Hotel – Foyer A

 

7:00 am – 9:00 AM
Continental breakfast for all activities except Golf

Foyer C and Grand Ballroom EF

 

 

Note: Bus Departures

All buses will depart from the Outdoor Courtyard on the S. 20th Street side of the hotel.

 

 

7:15 AM and 8:15 AM
Buses leave for Golf at Forest Park

You will be notified of which bus to be on according to your tee time. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

About Golf

Play golf in beautiful Forest Park! Built after the 1904 World’s Fair, the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course offers three nine-hole layouts that can be played in a variety of configurations offering golfers of all ages and skill levels an enjoyable and unique challenge every time they play. Distinguished as the “Best City Golf Course in Mid-America”. 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Carts are provided at no charge, Clubs will be available to rent at the course for $25. Buses will return to Union Station around 2:00 PM.

 

7:30 AM
Buses leaver for Gateway Arch & Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Come visit our city’s greatest claims to fame – The Gateway Arch! The Gateway Arch is the tallest manmade monument in the United States and provides a great view of St. Louis. Take a tram ride to the top of the arch and explore the museum below to get the full experience.

Afterward, head to Anheuser-Busch Brewery and experience the
historic brewing method, their famous Clydesdale horses, and, of course, free beer!

 

 

 

8:00 AM
Buses leave for Foreset Park (Zoo, Art Museum, and History Museum)

Take a stroll through one of America’s greatest urban public parks. The site of the 1904 World’s Fair and the 1904 Summer Olympics, Forest Park is an urban oasis that offers great walking trails along with access to the St. Louis Zoo, Art Museum, and History Museum!

The Saint Louis Art Museum was founded in 1879. It contains a varied collection of original works of art spanning five millennia and six continents. Today the quality and breadth of the Museum’s collection secure for it a place among the very best institutions of its kind.

The Missouri History Museum has been recognized nationally and contains many significant collections, including artifacts from the Lewis and Clark expedition, the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition—better known as the 1904 World’s Fair, and memorabilia belonging to aviator Charles Lindbergh. 

 

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Aquarium Tour

Located next to the hotel, the St. Louis Aquarium offers an immersive and engaging experience of both local and global aquatic species. You’ll get a chance to meet over 13,000 aquatic animals, including sharks and rays!

Please note that the tickets will be timed at 15 minute intervals to save from waiting in long queue lines.

 

 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch (except those playing golf)

Boxed lunches may be picked up in the Outdoor Courtyard.

 

4:00 PM 
Buses leave for the AAO Headquaters

Buses depart from the Union Station Hotel Outdoor Courtyard on S. 20th Street to the AAO for our BBQ party!

4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
GORP BBQ Party at the AAO Headquarters 

Food, drinks, games and more. Tour the home of the AAO since 1992.

Remember to wear your school t-shirt  for the t-shirt contest! The school with the most clever orthodontic-related t-shirt design will be declared the winner at the meeting on Saturday!

(Note: T-shirt designs, front and back, must be submitted to slu.gorp@gmail.com by July 1 to be eligible.) 

 

5:00 PM
2023 GORP Group Photo

An annual GORP tradition. A group photo will be taken outside AAO Headquarters,.  

7:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Buses return to Union Station Hotel

  

Saturday, July 22

7:00 AM – Noon
Registration/Check-in for GORP

Union Station Hotel – Foyer A

 

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

Foyer C 

 

8:15 AM – 8:25 AM
Welcome to GORP – Drs. Jessica Suhardjo, Raven Douglas, and Stephanie Wiseman

Grand Ballrooms D, E, and F 

 

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
Speaker 1 – TBA

Title 1

Bio

9:20 AM – 9:35 am
AAOF Presentation

Drs. TBA

 

9:35 AM – 10:10 Am
Vendor Fair/Break

Ballrooms A, B, and C

 

10:10 AM – 11:00 AM
Speaker 2 – TBA

Title 2” 

Bio

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
AAO President

Dr. Myron Guymon

 

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Lunch and Vendor Fair

Food Trucks located in the Outdoor Courtyard. Vendor Fair in Ballrooms A, B, and C.

 

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM
ABO President

Dr. Timothy Trulove

 

1:45 PM – 2:35 PM
Speaker 3 – TBA

“Title 3” 

Bio

 

2:35 PM – 3:05 PM
Vendor Fair/Break

Ballrooms A, B, and C

 

3:05 PM – 3:55 PM
Speaker 4 – TBA

“Title 4”

Bio

3:55 PM – 4:10 PM
AAO Council for New and Younger Members

Dr. TBA

4:10 PM – 4:40 PM
Raffle and announcement of the t-shirt contest winner!

Must be present to win the raffle! Lots of great prizes donated by our sponsors!

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday Evening GORP Banquet

Midway West

This is an event you will not want to miss. (Appropriate attire: jacket and tie for the gentlemen, dresses for the ladies.)

6:00 – 7:00 Cocktail hour

7:00 – 9:00 Dinner

 

Sunday, July 23

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Checkout of rooms and travel safely!