President’s Welcome Message, AAOMP Virtual Annual Meeting, 2021

Dear Friends and Colleagues-

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the AAOMP’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, May 21-26, 2021. Although we fervently hoped we could all be together in Salt Lake City this time around, the COVID-19 pandemic has once again forced us to change our plans. But, by now we are all “Veterans of the Virtual” and well prepared for another successful annual meeting. We really do hope that in just a few years from now, we will be able to hold our Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City.

Once again, Dr. Elizabeth Bilodeau has done an outstanding job of organizing the scientific and educational sessions. This year, the always popular AAOMP Seminar will be chaired by Dr. Susan Muller and will feature presentations by five of our Past Presidents, Drs. Muller, Carl Allen, John Fantasia, Brad Neville and John Wright. Additional distinguished speakers include our Symposium presenter, Dr. Andrew Bellizi, of the University of Iowa. Dr. Jerard Garner, University of Arkansas, and Dr. Raja Seethala, University of Pittsburgh, will present CE Courses 3 and 4, respectively. Dr. Martino Ruggiero, University of Catania, Italy will present the Gorlin Seminar. I am extremely excited that our Founders Seminar on “Applications of Reflectance Confocal Microscopy for Diagnosis of Facial Skin and Oral Mucosal Cancer” will be presented by Dr. Jane-Grant Kels, Department of Dermatology and Dermatopathology at the University of Connecticut. Jane is not only a superb speaker, but is also very knowledgeable–and she has a great sense of humor. The Clinical Pathological Conference will be a hit for sure. Dr. Paul Edwards, our Vice President, has put together a terrific slate of CPC Presenters and Discussants.

As always, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the annual Continued Competency Assurance (CCA) Exam.

All attendees– especially those who are residents or junior faculty–are encouraged to present their scholarly endeavors either in a poster or an essay presentation. In addition to adding to the scientific content of our program, presenting your work offers a great opportunity for you to develop collaborative relationships among your peers, and it will introduce you and your interests to the more senior members of the Academy.

As we did last year, we will be providing meeting and chat rooms that will allow us the opportunity to socialize with friends, colleagues and groups we trained with during residency.

I realize that we are all looking forward to the Spring of 2022, surely with the pandemic in our rear view mirrors, so that we can once again meet in person. For now at least, each of us is quite familiar with the location of the rest rooms and the kitchen. So, please get ready to grab some refreshments and prepare for another very exciting AAOMP Annual meeting in the comfort of your own home or office.


Looking forward to seeing you in May,

Ellen Eisenberg, D.M.D.

President, AAOMP

Thank you to our sponsor of the Resident Case Exchange

Thank you to our Exhibitor – Offering attendees a 30% discount!