Friday,

April 24th

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fellowship Committee Meeting

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fellowship Examination

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Fellowship Committee / Examinee Luncheon

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Executive Council Meeting

Saturday,

April 25th

7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Continued Competency Assurance Exam

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Registration

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Coffee Service

8:30 am – 11:30 am

CE Program #1 (3 credits)

AAOMP Seminar

Dr. Sarah Fitzpatrick (Moderator), University of Florida College of Dentistry

Dr. Marino Leon, University of Florida Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine

Dr. James Lewis,Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Kelly Magliocca, Emory University Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dr. Lester D.R Thompson, Southern California Permanente Medical Group

Dr. Sook-Bin Woo, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

* All of the speakers involved in this seminar have been verified as having no conflicts of interest or relevant financial relationships to disclose.

AAOMP Seminar Course Description

Ten diagnostically challenging cases representing a spectrum of head and neck pathology will be presented as unknown cases. Virtual slide scans and short case histories will be made available to course participants ahead of time so that participants can submit their diagnoses for discussion at the seminar. The cases will be selected to cover a range of histopathologic diagnoses and each poses a diagnostic challenge that will stimulate discussion and review of the pertinent literature.

    Course Objectives

    Examine microscopic pathology of specific entities presented that represent diagnostic challenges or share overlapping histopathologic features with other entities and discuss them in the context of related pathologic conditions.
    Analyze cases that present a diagnostic challenge and require correlation of histomorphology, immunohistochemical staining and molecular genetics to arrive at a diagnosis.

    Participants Will Learn

    At the end of this course the participants will:

    1. Have increased their insight into the histopathologic presentation for the cases discussed here, including the diagnostic criteria, differential diagnoses and disease classification
    2. Have reviewed the recent literature pertaining to this diverse set of entities
    3. Be refined their approach to diagnosis of this group of lesions
    4. Be familiar with the management and/or treatment for each of these entities

    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    CE Program # 2 (3 credits)

    AAOMP Symposium

    “Updates on oral HPV and epidemiology of HPV-OPC”

    Dr. Rui P. Fernandes

    * Dr. Fernandes has been verified as having no conflicts of interest or relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    AAOMP Symposium Course Description

    Course Description:

    The lecture will review the current trends in the management of various odontogenic tumors. Current evidence will be used to support the suggested treatments. The lecture will also review the current trends in the management of oral cancer. Risks factors will be reviewed as well as the pathway from diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance will be presented. Current evidence-based approach in the management of oral cancer will be presented.

     

    Objectives of Course

    Objectives of Course:

    1. Use current evidence for the management of various odontogenic tumors

    2. Update of current odontogenic tumor classification based on WHO

    3. Discuss the surgical management and expected pros and cons of the management

    4. Discuss current evidence in the management of oral cancer

    5. Review the surgical, radiation and chemotherapeutic options in the management of patients with oral cancer

    6. Review the recent NCCN guidelines for the management of oral cancer

    Participants Will Learn

    At the end of this course the participant will:
    1. Discuss current WHO classification of odontogenic tumors
    2. Understand rationale for current surgical management of odontogenic tumors
    3. Discuss the pros and cons of various treatment methods of odontogenic tumors
    4. Discuss current NCCN guidelines for the management of oral cancer
    5. Understand the rationale for selection of patients for surgical treatment
    6. Understand the current criteria for selection of patients who should undergo adjuvant radiation therapy
    7. Understand the risk factors for recurrence of oral cancer

    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    ABOMP Certification Maintenance Exam

    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    ADEA Meeting

    5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    OSU Reception (by invitation only)

    5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    Emory Reception (by invitation only)

    5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    ROUR – Rest Of Us Reunion (registration required)

    5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    Indiana Reception (by invitation only)

    5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    Harvard Reception (by invitation only)

    5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    UPMC/PITT Reception (by invitation only)

    6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    NY Hospital Reception (by invitation only)

    Sunday,

    April 26th

    7:00am – 8:00 pm

    Continued Competency Assurance Exam

    7:30am – 5:00 pm

    Registration

    7:30am – 5:00 pm

    Coffee Service

    7:30am – 8:30 am

    Program Directors Meeting

    8:00am – 10:00 am

    Spouse/Guest Breakfast

    8:30 am – 11:30 am

    CE Program #3 (3 credits)

    “Digging under the surface in head and neck pathology: Challenges in the diagnosis of minor salivary tumors and more.”

    Dr. Lisa Rooper

    * Dr. Rooper has been verified as having no conflicts of interest or relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    CE #3 Course Description

    The differential diagnosis of lesions that present as submucosal masses in the oral cavity can be challenging. While this category of lesions most commonly includes minor salivary gland neoplasms, neuroendocrine tumors and sinonasal lesions can also have a similar presentation. A constantly-shifting classification that includes many rare and newly described entities can further complicate the workup for practicing pathologists. This course will provide an interactive case-based discussion of the evaluation of submucosal lesions in the oral cavity with an emphasis on practical strategies that can help pathologists recognize key lesions and resolve difficult differential diagnoses.

     

    Ojectives of Coursr

    Objectives of course:

    1. Compare features that distinguish salivary neoplasms with squamous differentiation from squamous carcinoma and its variants
    2. Recognize immunohistochemical and molecular findings that can help separate rare and newly-recognized salivary gland tumors
    3. Differentiate unusual neuroendocrine and sinonasal tumors that can present with oral cavity involvement

    Participants Will Learn

    At the end of this course the participant will be able to:

    1. Accurately separate salivary gland tumors that demonstrate squamous features from overlapping presentations of squamous carcinoma and its variants
    2. Apply key immunohistochemical and molecular findings to distinguish rare and newly-recognized salivary gland neoplasms
    3. Provide an updated differential diagnosis for neuroendocrine and sinonasal tumors that can create a challenging differential diagnosis in the oral cavity

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Speaker/Education Committee Luncheon

    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    CE Program #4 (3 credits)

    “Pattern-based approached for soft tissue lesions in the head and neck.”

    Dr. Bibianna Purgina

    *Dr. Purgina has been verified as having no conflicts of interest or relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    CE #4 Course Description

    Nine cases of mesenchymal lesions involving the head and neck will be presented as unknown cases. Virtual slide scans and short case histories will be made available to course participants ahead of time so that participants can submit their diagnoses for discussion at the seminar. The cases have been selected to complement a pattern-based approach to mesenchymal lesions.

     

    Objectives of Course

    Objectives of course:

    1. Develop a pattern-based approach to mesenchymal lesions in the head and neck.
    2. Examine the histologic features of the 9 cases, identifying the predominant pattern, using histologic clues when dealing with overlapping features and considering other entities in the differential.
    3. Analyze the cases, focusing on the diagnostic challenges, correlation of clinical and pathologic findings and the use of ancillary studies to arrive at a diagnosis.

    Participants Will Learn

    At the end of this course the participant . . .

    1. Increased their insight into the use of a pattern-based approach for mesenchymal lesions
    2. Reviewed the key histologic features of the cases discussed here, including the diagnostic criteria and differential diagnoses
    3. Reviewed the recent literature pertaining to the cases

    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    Welcome Reception

    Monday,

    April 27th

    7:00 am – 8:00 am

    Editors Breakfast (by invitation only)

    7:00 am – 8:00 pm

    Continued Competency Assurance Exam

    7:30 am – 5:00 pm

    Registration

    7:30 am – 5:00 pm

    Coffee Service

    8:00 am – 10:00 am

    Spouse/Guest Breakfast

    8:00am – 12:30 pm

    Oral Essay Program

    8:00am – 12:00 pm

    Poster Board Setup

    12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

    Lunch and Learn Gorlin Lecture (1.5 credits)

    “Neurocutaneous Disorders: from the persons behind the syndromes to the molecular pathways and targeted therapies”

    Dr. Martino Ruggieri

    * Dr. Ruggieri has been verified as having no conflicts of interest or relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Gorlin Lecture Course Description

    The course will cover the most recent advances on clinical, molecular and therapeutic aspects of neurocutaneous disorders, focusing, in each syndrome, on maxillofacial and oral involvement. On handling the whole group, and each specific syndrome, there will be a) a short introductory historical focus on the origin of the syndrome’s name and eponym(s) and on the persons behind the syndrome(s), b) their polymorphous manifestations and c) the most recent advances in their molecular and cellular biology new therapeutic protocols. The lecture will cover classical and mosaic phenotypes and the well-known genotype/phenotype correlations.

     

    Objective of Course

    To familiarize pathologists with neurocutaneous disorders, which usually involve the maxillofacial and oral region and, in particular, with the facial cutaneous and oral mosaic phenotypes that can be currently investigated at the molecular level,

    To enable pathologists to distinguish, at a glance, the different forms of neurofibromatosis, the two genetic forms of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, the different forms of Sturge-Weber syndrome, the mixed phenotypes of the Cowden-Lhermitte-Duclos syndrome, the Gorlin-Goltz syndrome, and other mosaic neurocutaneous phenotypes with pigmentary and vascular manifestations,

    To familiarize pathologists with intra- and extracellular gene to protein and signalling pathways, and

    To increase the confidence in the diagnosis when only soft clinical manifestations are available and how to take advantage from images and pathologic findings.

     

    Participants Will Learn

     

    Be familiar with the names and eponyms and the women and men who led to the first descriptions and recognition of neurocutaneous syndromes and their underlying historical background,

    Familiar with the different neurocutaneous phenotypes involving the maxillofacial and oral region, and in particular, with the mosaic and rarer neurocutaneous phenotypes involving the skin and nervous system,

    Able to distinguish the different birthmarks leading to a diagnosis at glance, which is important for the purpose of follow-up and a correct genetic counselling,

    Able to distinguish the main imaging patterns leading to a correct characterisation of neurocutaneous disorders, and

    Familiar with the most recent advances in genetics of these disorders and therapeutic strategies.
     

    2:15 pm – 6:00 pm

    Poster Hanging

    2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

    Break

    2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Resident Case Exchange

    2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Fellows Business Meeting

    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Spouse/Guest Reception

    4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

    Residents Reception

    Tuesday,

    April 28th

    7:00 am – 8:00 pm

    Continued Competency Assurance Exam

    7:00 am – 9:00 am

    Poster Hanging

    7:30 am – 5:00 pm

    Registration

    7:30 am – 5:00 pm

    Coffee Service

    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    Education Committee Breakfast Meeting

    8:00 am – 10:00 am

    Spouse/Guest Breakfast

    8:30 am – 9:30 am

    Lab Director’s Meeting

    8:30 am – 11:30 am

    Posters

    (presenters must by at their posters from 9:30 am to 11:30 am)

    11:30 am – 1:30 pm

    Lunch on Your Own

    11:30 am – 1:00 pm

    CAOMPOM Scientific Session (by invitation only)

    11:30 am – 1:30 pm

    Past President’s Luncheon

    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Founders’ Seminar (4 credits)

    “New Advances in the Molecular Classification of Head and Neck Soft Tissue Tumors”

    Dr. Christina Antonescu

    * Dr. Antonescu has been verified as having no conflicts of interest or relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Founders' Seminar Course Description

    Update in the molecular classification of small blue round cell sarcomas. Recent advances in mesenchymal tumors driven by targetable kinase fusions. Update in the molecular classification of rhabdomyosarcoma, with special emphasis of spindle/sclerosing subtype most prevalent in the H&N area. Other newly characterized mesenchymal neoplasms: GLI1 related neoplasia, biphenotypic sinonasal sarcoma.

     

    Objectives of Course

    Objectives of course:

    1. To update pathologists with the latest advances in the molecular diagnosis and classification of soft tissue and bone tumors as they relate to the head and neck
    2. Course will highlight pitfalls and challenges in the work-up of rare mesenchymal tumors and provide a simplified algorithm of ancillary techniques and molecular methods that can be applied by practicing H&N pathologists

    Participants Will Learn

    At the end of this course the participant will:

    1. Be up to date with the most recent advances in the field of mesenchymal neoplasms as they relate to the H&N pathology
    2. Be familiarized with the recent molecular discoveries that can be used either as powerful diagnostic tests and/or as critical therapeutic targets

    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    President’s Reception & Awards Ceremony

    (Awards Ceremony at 6:45 pm)

    Wednesday,

    April 29th

    7:00 am – 10:30 am

    Continued Competency Assurance Exam

    7:30 am – 10:30 am

    Registration

    7:30 am – 10:30 am

    Coffee Service

    CPC Course Description

    Course Description:
    Contributors provide rare, unusual or challenging cases and the discussants have to review and provide their diagnosis and rationale.
    Course Objectives:
    • To provide course participants with rare, unusual or challenging cases and potential diagnosis and rationales and what the final outcomes were in order to identify potential cases in their practices.
    At the end of the course the participant:
    • Will be able to identify some rare, unusual and challenging cases and understand the rationale and final diagnosis for use in their practice.