AAOM 2020 Schedule

The AAOM 2020 Annual Conference schedule runs from April 29 – May 2. See the full schedule below, or find sessions by speakers.

Please Note: The American Board of Oral Medicine timeline is built into the AAOM 2020 schedule below. For those exclusively attending ABOM events and exams, a stand-alone ABOM schedule is available.

TuesdayWednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday

Tuesday, April 28

Time Event Location
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM ABOM Examinees' Breakfast  
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

ABOM Board Exam, Part A

There is a one-hour lunch break and the exam end time is variable depending on attendance.

12:00 PM  ABOM Examinee's Lunch  
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM AAOM Executive Committee Meeting (closed)  
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Academic Fellowship Business Meeting (closed)


Wednesday, April 29

Time Event Location Speakers
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM ABOM and AAOM Examinees' Breakfast    
8:00 AM – 5:05 PM AAOM Board Review Course    
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ABOM Board Exam, Part B    
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM AAOM Fellowship and Affiliate Fellowship Exams    
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ABOM Examinees' Lunch    
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM AAOM Board of Trustees Meeting (closed)    
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM AAOM Board Review Lunch    
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Scientific Committee Meeting (closed)    
5:00 PM – 5:15 PM Welcome to the 2020 Annual Meeting   Dr. Lauren Patton
5:15 PM – 5:30 PM Overview of Sol Silverman Legacy   Dr. Caroline Shibosky
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Sol Silverman Keynote Lecture: Location Location Location: Influence of Local Factors in the Outcome of Mucosal HPV Infection

  Joel Palefsky, MD
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM AAOM Meet & Greet    
7:15 PM – 9:30 PM Welcome Reception and Poster Session    

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Thursday, April 30

Time Event Location Speakers
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM All-Conference Breakfast    
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM AAOM General Assembly Meeting    
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Plenary 1 Session Neoplasia: Extending the Frontiers of Knowledge   Moderator:
Alessandro Villa, DDS, PhD, MPH

Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell Therapy: The Current Success and the Future Promises in Combating Cancer

  Marco L. Davila, MD, PhD

Beyond the Phenotypic Characteristics of Dysplasia: Insights into the Future

  Miriam Rosin, PhD

Oral Neoplasia in People Living with HIV: Divide and Conquer

  Joel Palefsky, MD
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Morning Break    
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Samuel Charles Miller Lecture: Pathway to Discovery – 16 Years and Counting!

  Cesar Migliorati, DDS, MS, PhD
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Lester Burket Awards   Moderator:
Abstract committee
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Academic Fellowship Business Meeting    
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch on your own    
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ABOM Diplomates Lunch    
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM AAOM Program Directors Committee Meeting (closed)    
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Oral Medicine Practice Session 1: Clinical "Red Flags" in Oral Medicine   Moderator:
Joel Napenas, DDS

Alarming Findings in Head and Neck Imaging: Never Turn a Blind Eye

  Dania Tamimi, BDS, DMSc

Pharmacotoxicity: How and When to Stop

  Lori Reisner, PharmD, FCSHP

Identifying the Red Flags in Your Patient's Behavior

  Kristine A. Donovan, PhD, MBA
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Afternoon Break    
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM  Oral Abstract 1   Moderator:
Abstract Committee
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Oral Medicine Residents and New Graduates Meeting    
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM President's Reception and Awards Banquet    

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Friday, May 1

Time Event Location Speakers
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM All-Conference Breakfast    
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Past Presidents' Breakfast (closed)    
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Clinicopathologic Expert Panel – New Oral Complications with Immune Check-Point Inhibitors in Cancer Care: An Interactive Case-Based Discussion

With speakers on three separate topics: Oral Medicine, Radiation Oncology, and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.


Awa Farag, BDS, DMSc
Cesar Migliorati, DDS, MS, PhD

Cesar Migliorati, DDS, MS, PhD

Allison Grow, MD, PhD

Indraneel Bhattacharyya, BDS, DDS, MS

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Morning Break
 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Jonathon Ship Lecture     
 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM OTOD/Resident Cases    Moderator:
Abstract Committee 
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch on your own
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM OOOO Lunch
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Plenary 2 Session – Saliva in the Age of High-Throughput Technology   Moderator:
Chelsia Sim, BDS, MSc 

The Role of the Microbiome in Health and Disease

  Bruce Paster

The Oral Microbiome and Oral Cancer

  Jorge Frias-Lopez, PhD

Restoring Salivary Glands Function with Gene Transfer Therapy: Turning the Impossible into Reality

  Michael Passineau, PhD 
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Afternoon Break    
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Meet the Experts Session   Moderator/Liaison:
Jennifer Frustino, DMD, PhD

Practice Management in OM

  Rose Nierman, RDH
  Practice Pearls in Management of Patients with Orofacial Pain   Robert Merrill, DDS, MS
  Pediatric Oral Medicine: A Whole New World   Catherine Hong
  Oral Care for Hematology/Oncology Patients   Sharon Elad, DMD, MSc
  Pharmaco-Therapeutics in Oral Medicine: Practicalities and Precautions   Lori Reisner, PharmD, FCSHP
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM 75th Anniversary Celebration    

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Saturday, May 2

Time Event Location Speakers
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM All-Conference Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Plenary 3 Session  Oral Medicine and Technology: Back to the Future


Milda Chmieliauskaite, DMD, MP


Dental Bioinformatics in Oral Medicine

  Srikar Chamala, PhD

Artificial Intelligence: Revolutionizing Healthcare Delivery

  Tarik Alkasab, MD, PhD

Advances in the Diagnosis of Neuropathic Orofacial Pain

  Robert Merrill, DDS, MS
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Morning Break
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Oral Medicine Practice Session 2: Controversies on the Impact of Oral Health and Dental Procedures on Infectious Cardiovascular Conditions

Featuring three unique perspectives from a dentist researcher, a cardiologist, and a hospital dentist.


David Dean, DDS, MSD

Martin Thornhill, MBBS, BDS, PhD, MSc, FDRCS(Edin), FDSRCSI, FDSRCS(Eng)

Elise Riddle, MD, FAAP, FACC

Miriam Robbins, DDS, MS

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Executive Committee Meeting (closed)

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch on your own

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Oral Abstracts 2

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Closing the Conference Happy Hour


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