On behalf of the AAOMP, it is with great enthusiasm that we invite you to sunny Miami, FL for the 2019 Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held at the InterContinental Miami Hotel, located on the downtown waterfront.

The scientific educational sessions are always a highlight of the meeting and this year will be no exception. These programs will highlight some of the latest advances in the practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. As we know, the past several years have seen significant advances in the classification and diagnosis of conditions affecting the maxillofacial region and our meeting provides a great opportunity to stay abreast of these findings. For the always popular AAOMP Seminar, Dr. Bhattacharyya has put together a Florida-centric program to start things off and this year’s distinguished presenters include Drs. D’Souza (Johns Hopkins), Wenig (Moffitt Cancer Center), Medeiros (MD Anderson) and Bishop (UT Southwestern).

This year, thanks to the efforts of our University of Minnesota colleagues, the Gorlin Lecture is incorporated into the program for the first time. Dr. Rudolf Happle, famous German Dermatologist, will present the lecture. In addition there will be a slide exchange for Residents only. The lecture and slide exchange promise to meet our highest expectations of research and scholarship.

We encourage as many of the attendees as possible, especially those at the resident or recent graduate level, to present their research in either a poster or platform presentation format to further achieve the goals of this congress.

The meeting will also provide a number of social events to help foster friendships and the camaraderie that is such an integral part of our specialty. There will be ample opportunity to catch up with old friends and colleagues, and to meet new members and Fellows of the Academy. 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. In addition, there will be a reception for spouses on Monday afternoon, and the Spouses Hospitality Suite with continental breakfast on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

Don’t forget to enjoy Miami, while you are in town. Nearby attractions to the city’s business center and famous beachfronts, include the Perez Art Museum, Museum Park, Bayfront Park and Bayside Market Place. South Beach is a 15 minute ride away. Baseball fans should know that the Marlins have home stands against the Braves and Cardinals during the meeting. Needless to say, Miami is one of the world’s most popular vacation spots. Though destinations often are said to offer something for everyone, the Miami area does indeed offer multiple enticements for everyone, from nightlife to outdoor recreation.


We look forward to welcoming you to Miami.

Dr. Robert Foss

AAOMP President