The Fellowship Exam Application deadline has passed. The 2020 Fellowship Exam will take place on Friday, April 24.




I am delighted to invite you to attend the 2020 AAOMP Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee April 24-29. The “Music City” is legendary for its musical attractions including the Grand Ole Opry House, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the historic Ryman Auditorium, the Johnny Cash Museum and Music Row. In addition, Nashville offers a plethora of tourist attractions and dining options for all tastes.

Dr. Elizabeth Bilodeau has done an outstanding job of organizing the scientific and educational sessions. The AAOMP Seminar, chaired by Dr. Sarah Fitzpatrick, will include participants of the Proliferative Verrucous Leukoplakia Symposium which was partially sponsored by the AAOMP. In addition, we have a distinguished list of speakers that includes Drs. Rui Fernandez, Lisa Rooper, Bibianna Prugina, and Cristina Antonescu. We will also continue our new tradition of incorporating the Gorlin Lecture into our education program. This year’s speaker will be Dr. Martino Ruggieri. As always, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the annual Continued Competency Assurance (CCA) Exam.

We encourage all attendees, particularly those at the resident or junior faculty level, to present their scholarly activity in either a poster or platform presentation. In addition to providing important scientific content to our meeting, presentation of your work is an excellent opportunity for the senior members of the academy to become familiar with your outstanding work.

The meeting will also provide a number of social events to rekindle old and foster new friendships, which is an integral part of our specialty. Please make plans to attend the Welcome Reception, the Residents’ Reception, and the President’s Reception along with the various alumni reunions and the Rest of Us Reunion (ROUR). In addition, there will be a reception for spouses/guests on Monday afternoon, and continental breakfast for them on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

Finally, the meeting will close Wednesday morning with our annual Clinical Pathology Conference (CPC). Dr. Don Cohen has assembled an outstanding array of cases and speakers. Please make every attempt to stay for this entertaining and educational session.

On behalf of the AAOMP, we look forward to seeing you soon in Nashville
Mark W. Lingen, DDS, PhD, FRCPath
AAOMP President