Dear Orthodontic Residents and Exhibitors:
We are pleased to inform you that the 25th Annual Graduate Orthodontic Residents Program (GORP) will be held on August 1-4, 2013. Once again we are inviting all of the orthodontic residents from the United States and Canada to attend this meeting which will be held this year in Chapel Hill on the University of North Carolina Campus.
GORP began in 1989 as a means of bringing the orthodontists of the future together for a summer meeting, creating an environment to foster professional growth and interpersonal relationships among colleagues and representatives of the orthodontic industry. Over the past 24 years, the meeting has grown to an event that involves nearly 500 orthodontic residents from the United States and Canada. The meeting is held every other year at the University of Michigan, with the alternate years at other institutions. 2013 will be the second year UNC has hosted the event, and past meetings have been held at Harvard University, the University of Texas at Houston, the University of Illinois at Chicago, The Ohio State University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Kentucky, the University of Washington, The University of Minnesota, and Saint Louis University.
This program is unique in that it is the first annual conference to bring together residents in a dental or medical specialty program. The meeting is sponsored by donations from orthodontic exhibitors, the American Board of Orthodontics and its constituent associations, and American Association of Orthodontists Foundation.
The orthodontic residents of the University of North Carolina look forward to hosting another excellent GORP, and we hope to welcome as many individuals as possible to this year’s event. If you have any questions, please see the contacts link for more information, and please to do not hesitate to contact us.
On behalf of the residents of UNC Orthodontics, we look forward to seeing you in Chapel Hill.
GORP 2013 Chair
Department of Orthodontics
School of Dentistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill