President’s Welcome Message
2023 AAOMP Annual Meeting


Dear Friends and Colleagues:

Please join us at AAOMP’s 2023 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, held Sunday June 11 through Wednesday June 14. As always, this is a great opportunity to meet colleagues, keep up to date on the cutting edge of head and neck pathology and work together to advance the mission of our academy.

Dr. Liz Bilodeau and the members of AAOMP’s education committee have put together an exciting program. Our list of outstanding presenters includes Dr. John Hicks (Founders Seminar, “Update on Selected Soft Tissue and Bone Neoplasms in the Pediatric and Adolescent Population: From Bench Top to Molecular Diagnosis”), Dr. Alvaro Laga Canales (“Pearls and Pitfalls in the Histopathologic Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases of the Head and Neck”), Dr. Timothy Patton (“Erythema, Erosions, and Ulcers of the Oral Mucosa from the Perspective of a Dermatologist”), Dr. Brendan Dickson (AAOMP Symposium, “Classification of Mesenchymal Tumors of the Head and Neck: An Integrative Approach”), Dr. Helga Toriello (Gorlin Lecture, “Dysmorphology: Then and Now”). New this year is a series of Lunch and Learn seminars, presented by distinguished AAOMP fellows, including Dr. Robert Kelsch (“Virtual Slide Seminar”), Dr. John Fantasia (“Tales from The Crypt And More”), Drs. Eddy Odell and Susan Muller (“What’s New in the WHO 5th Edition of Head and Neck Tumors”), as well as a Residents and New Graduates Lunch and Learn seminar, presented by Dr. Steven Budnick (“Understanding Your Employment Contract”). In addition to the exciting lineup of speakers, you can look forward to traditional AAOMP events, including the continued competency assurance exam (which will only be accessible virtually), the clinical pathological conference (moderated by our Vice President, Dr. Kurt Summersgill), the oral essay presentations (moderated by president elect, Dr. Raj Gopalakrishnan), the AAOMP seminar, Welcome Reception and President’s Reception and Awards Ceremony. This year, the poster session will be held jointly with the Residents’ Reception. Despite the meeting being one day shorter, the number of CE credit hours that can be earned at this year’s meeting is higher than prior years, a testament to the efforts of the education committee.

In addition to the many educational and social opportunities available at the meeting, Salt Lake City is great place to visit. June temperatures, typically in the 70s to low 90s, are perfect for outdoor activities. Must see sights include the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point, home to the largest manmade waterfall in the Western Hemisphere, the University of Utah’s Red Butte Gardens, and the Tracy Aviary and Botanical Garden and indoor rainforest. Within only a few miles of our hotel, there are many other exciting outdoor opportunities, including hiking and mountain biking, that even on their own,


are well worth the trip to Salt Lake City.

Please don’t forget to register for the meeting and book your hotel room while rooms are still available.

I look forward to seeing you in Salt Lake City!

Respectfully submitted,

Paul C. Edwards

President, AAOMP

Thank you to our sponsor of the Resident Case Exchange

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