President’s Letter

On behalf of the IAOP and AAOMP, it is with enthusiasm that we invite you to Vancouver, Canada for this joint meeting. The scientific component of the meeting will highlight various symposia, lectures, and slide seminars, which will meet our highest expectations of research and scholarship. It is the mission of both the IAOP and AAOMP to advance the science and practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and this meeting will undoubtedly achieve this aim.

We encourage as many of the attendees as possible, to present their research in either a poster or platform presentation format to further achieve the goals of this congress. The meeting will be held at the Westin Bayshore Hotel. Experience the unbridled energy of downtown Vancouver, BC with a visit to this hotel. Boasting unparalleled views of the mountains, the coastline, and scenic Stanley Park, The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver provides an elegant, restful base from which to explore. The meeting will also provide a number of social events to help foster friendships and potential scientific collaborations.

The last joint meeting was in San Francisco in 2008 and the bonds of fellowship formed at that time still exist today, with new bonds surely to be developed with our veteran and younger members. It is therefore a privilege for the IAOP to return to the United States ten years later; and the AAOMP is most appreciative of the opportunity to host our international colleagues.

We look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver.

Dr. WM Tilakaratne
IAOP President

Dr. Steven Vincent
AAOMP President