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AAOM 2020 abstract submissions are now closed. Thank you to all who applied.

The American Academy of Oral Medicine would like to invite you to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations at the 2020 Annual Conference. The abstracts must not be published elsewhere at the time of the submission. Relevant abstracts previously presented within the last 12 months at other conferences, and not yet published, are eligible for submission. The Abstracts Committee for this meeting will select abstracts for poster and oral presentations. Those accepted for oral presentation will be published in the Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology journal.

All abstracts must be submitted electronically by 11:59 PM (PT) on January 5, 2020, using ConfTool (linked below):

If you created or had an user account in ConfTool last year, your user account should stay the same. Please attempt to use the same user name and password as last year. Please contact [email protected] if you have any problem logging in using your last year’s user name and password.

Decisions will be sent to corresponding authors via email by February 15, 2020. If accepted, the presenting author is required to register for the meeting and be present during the scheduled poster/oral sessions. Abstracts are accepted contingent that the presenting author register and present the abstract at the annual meeting. An abstract without a registered presenter by the registration deadline will be withdrawn and will be ineligible for publication in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology Journal.

Submission Instructions

There are three links on the submission page:

  1. Original Investigation (OI)
  2. Case Report (CR)
  3. Lester Burket Memorial Award (LBMA)

All abstracts must be submitted under one of the three categories. Please pay extra attention to which category you are submitting. Submission to a wrong category may result in withdrawal of the abstract. Tables and figures are not allowed.

There is a specific abstract format in each category. Any submission not following the format may be withdrawn from consideration.

Original Investigation Abstract Format:

Limited to a maximum of 350 words

  1. Objectives (aims/purpose, hypotheses, and goals of the investigation)
  2. Methods (brief description of experimental procedures including statistics)
  3. Results (findings of statistical analysis)
  4. Conclusions (one or two major conclusions that are supported by results)

Case Report Abstract Format:

Limited to a maximum of 350 words

  1. Background (A few sentences providing information relevant to case)
  2. Case summary (chief complaint, other pertinent historical and examination data, diagnostic investigations and results (laboratory, radiographic, etc.), and therapeutic or management strategies/outcomes)
  3. Conclusions (significance/relevance of case)

Lester Burket Memorial Award

Limited to a maximum of 750 words

  1. Objectives: introduction that clearly indicates the purpose of the study, hypotheses, and goals of the investigation
  2. Methods: a description of the experimental procedures including statistical methods
  3. Results: findings of statistical analysis
  4. Conclusions: supported by results
  5. Funding sources including grant numbers


Lester Burket Memorial Award

The Lester Burket Memorial Award (LBMA) was created to honor the memory of Dr. Lester Burket to promote basic and clinical research in oral medicine. Only research conducted by residents/fellows of accredited US and Canadian Oral Medicine training programs are eligible. Graduates of the Oral Medicine Programs are eligible to submit their abstracts as long as the research was initiated during their residency. There is NO maximum of entrant per program. The abstracts should represent significant thesis-level research. Maximum two awards per year are given.

Award recipients will be notified by mid February, 2020. Awardees will give a 20 minute oral presentation at the 2020 AAOM meeting. Awardees will receive $1,500, a one-year membership in the AAOM, and the meeting registration fee will be waived for recipients. 

Robert and Kay Schattner Award

A student, resident or fellow presenting oral abstract at the meeting will be eligible for The Robert and Kay Schattner Award for the best oral presentation of an original investigation abstract. Judging for this award will take place during the meeting.

Case Report Awards

The five best case reports submitted by students/residents/fellows will be selected to give a 10 minute oral case presentation at the 2020 AAOM meeting, and will receive a small monetary award. Judging will be based on the quality, clarity, and clinical significance of the abstract submission. Award recipients will be notified by mid February 2020. 

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