2020 AAOMP Annual Meeting is open to Academy Fellows, Members, Residents, and allied dental community members who may benefit from learning more about oral pathology.

IMPORTANT:  If you have not yet renewed your dues, you must do so before registering for the Annual Meeting.  Otherwise you will be charged the higher non-member registration fees.

Join us April 24-28, online for our Virtual Meeting!

2020 AAOMP Annual Meeting

  • April 25 - 28, 2020
  • Online
    United States

Event Workshops

CE#1 - AAOMP Seminar

April 25, 2020  08:30 - 11:30
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:244

AAOMP Seminar  (3 credits)

Speakers

Moderator: Sarah Fitzpatrick, DDS, University of Florida College of Dentistry

Speakers:

  • Dr. James Lewis, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Dr. Kelly Magliocca, Emory University Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Dr. Marino Leon, University of Florida Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Dr. Lester Thompson, Southern California Permanente Medical Group
  • Dr. Sook-Bin Woo, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

* All of the speakers involved in this seminar have been verified as having no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  

Course Description:

Ten diagnostically challenging cases representing a spectrum of head and neck pathology will be presented as unknown cases. Virtual slide scans and short case histories will be made available to course participants ahead of time so that participants can submit their diagnoses for discussion at the seminar. The cases will be selected to cover a range of histopathologic diagnoses and each poses a diagnostic challenge that will stimulate discussion and review of the pertinent literature.

Objectives of course:

  1. Examine microscopic pathology of specific entities presented that represent diagnostic challenges or share overlapping histopathologic features with other entities and discuss them in the context of related pathologic conditions.
  2. Analyze cases that present a diagnostic challenge and require correlation of histomorphology, immunohistochemical staining and molecular genetics to arrive at a diagnosis.

 

At the end of this course the participants will have:

  1. Increased their insight into the histopathologic presentation for the cases discussed here, including the diagnostic criteria, differential diagnoses and disease classification
  2. Reviewed the recent literature pertaining to this diverse set of entities
  3. Refined their approach to diagnosis of this group of lesions
  4. Be familiar with the management and/or treatment for each of these entities

CE#3 - Digging Under The Surface In Head And Neck Pathology: Challenges In The Diagnosis Of Minor Salivary Tumors And More - Dr. Lisa Rooper

April 26, 2020  08:30 - 11:30
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:239

"Digging Under the Surface in Head and Neck Pathology: Challenges in the Diagnosis of Minor Salivary Tumors and More "  (3 credits)

Speaker: Dr. Lisa Rooper, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

* This speaker has been verified as having no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  

Course Description:

The differential diagnosis of lesions that present as submucosal masses in the oral cavity can be challenging. While this category of lesions most commonly includes minor salivary gland neoplasms, neuroendocrine tumors and sinonasal lesions can also have a similar presentation. A constantly-shifting classification that includes many rare and newly described entities can further complicate the workup for practicing pathologists. This course will provide an interactive case-based discussion of the evaluation of submucosal lesions in the oral cavity with an emphasis on practical strategies that can help pathologists recognize key lesions and resolve difficult differential diagnoses.

Objectives of course:

  1. Compare features that distinguish salivary neoplasms with squamous differentiation from squamous carcinoma and its variants
  2. Recognize immunohistochemical and molecular findings that can help separate rare and newly-recognized salivary gland tumors
  3. Differentiate unusual neuroendocrine and sinonasal tumors that can present with oral cavity involvement

At the end of this course the participant will be able to:

  1. Accurately separate salivary gland tumors that demonstrate squamous features from overlapping presentations of squamous carcinoma and its variants
  2. Apply key immunohistochemical and molecular findings to distinguish rare and newly-recognized salivary gland neoplasms
  3. Provide an updated differential diagnosis for neuroendocrine and sinonasal tumors that can create a challenging differential diagnosis in the oral cavity

CE#5 - Lunch & Learn - Gorlin Lecture "Neurocutaneous Disorders: From The Persons Behind The Syndromes To The Molecular Pathways And Targeted Therapies" - Dr. Martino Ruggieri

April 27, 2020  12:45 - 14:15
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:262

Lunch & Learn - Gorlin Lecture*

*To ensure that you receive a lunch, you must indicate you are attending this event.  We can not guarantee that there will be a lunch available if you do not register ahead of time.

Neurocucutaneous Disorders: From the Persons Behind the Syndromes to the Molecular Pathways and Targeted Therapies   (1.5 credits)

Speaker: Dr. Martino Ruggieri, University of Catania, Italy

* This speaker has been verified as having no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  

Course Description: 

 

Course Objectives:

 

After this course the participant:

 

 

Founders Seminar - New Advances In Molecular Classification Of Head And Neck Soft Tissue Tumors - Dr. Christina Antonescu

April 28, 2020  13:00 - 17:00
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:250

Founders Seminar: “New Advances n the Molecular Classification of Head and Neck Soft Tissue Tumors”  (3.5 credits)

Speaker: Dr. Christina Antonescu, MSKCC

* This speaker has been verified as having no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  

Course Description:

Update in the molecular classification of small blue round cell sarcomas.  Recent advances in mesenchymal tumors driven by targetable kinase fusions.  Update in the molecular classification of rhabdomyosarcoma, with special emphasis of spindle/sclerosing subtype most prevalent in the H&N area.  Other newly characterized mesenchymal neoplasms: GLI1 related neoplasia, biphenotypic sinonasal sarcoma/

Objectives of course:

  1. To update pathologists with the latest advances in the molecular diagnosis and classification of soft tissue and bone tumors as they relate to the head and neck
  2. Course will highlight pitfalls and challenges in the work-up of rare mesenchymal tumors and provide a simplified algorithm of ancillary techniques and molecular methods that can be applied by practicing H&N pathologists 

At the end of this course the participant will:

  1. Be up to date with the most recent advances in the field of mesenchymal neoplasms as they relate to the H&N pathology
  2. Be familiarized with the recent molecular discoveries that can be used either as powerful diagnostic tests and/or as critical therapeutic targets

Clinical Pathology Conference (CPC)

April 29, 2020  08:00 - 10:30
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:270

Clinical Pathology Conference (CPC)  (2 credits)

Moderator  Donald M. Cohen, DMD, MS, MBA

* The moderator has been verified as having no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  

Discussants

Rashidah Wiley, Austin Schackelford, Eugene Ko, Jessica Wollenberg, Neetha Santosh, Kathleen Higgins 

* All of the discussants involved in this seminar have been verified as having no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  

Contributors

Elizabeth Philipone, Rafik Abdelsaeed, Nadim Islam, Audrey Boros, Theodora Danciu, Sonal Shah

* All of the contributing speakers involved in this seminar have been verified as having no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  

Course Description:

Contributors provide rare, unusual or challenging cases and the discussants have to review and provide their diagnosis and rationale.  

Course Objectives:

  • To provide course participants with rare, unusual or challenging cases and potential diagnosis and rationales and what the final outcomes were in order to identify potential cases in their practices.

At the end of the course the participant:

  • Will be able to identify some rare, unusual and challenging cases and understand the rationale and final diagnosis for use in their practice.