Editor: CHARLES A. WALDRON, D.D.S., M.S.D. American Academy of Oral Pathology School of Dentistry, Emory University 1462 Clifton Road, N.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30322
Proceedings of the annual meeting-1975
he twenty-ninth annual meeting of the American Academy of Oral Pathology was held at the Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City from April ‘Ll to “5. Iluring the meeting, twelve continuing education programs, two half-days of scientific papers, and the annual slide seminar entitled “Pigments and Deposits” were presented. The moderator, Dr. Wallace H. Clark, .Jr., presented extremely interesting material rclat,ing to pigmented lesions, especially melanomas. As usual, a great deal of interest was generated in the WCTB (What Can This Be?) program that was held Wednesday evening. A wide variety of challenging and difficult diagnostic problems wcrc reviewed and presented at this session. The social program included a tour of the Nelson-Atkins (iallery of Art which had on exhibit at that time the Archeological Finds of the People’s Republic of China. Only two art galleries in the country were fortunate to be considered to hold this exhibition, and Kansas City’s museum was one of them. The President’s Reception was highlighted by a recognition of Dr. II. B. G. Robinson’s many contributions to the Academy and also a visit from the mayor of Kansas City. The mayor spoke briefly to the Academy and presented President Carl J. Witkop with a key to the city. The annual meeting is scheduled for the Terrace Garden Inn in Atlanta, Georgia, April 4 to 9, 1976. The Academy Officers for 1975-1976 are as follows: President, Robert C. Boyers President-Elect, George E. Barrington Vice-President, Nathaniel H. Rowe Past-President, Carl d. Witkop, Jr. Xecretary-Treasurer, George CT.Blozis Editor, Charles A. Waldron Director of Education, Robert A. Vickers 748
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Albert M. Abrams Alan J. Drinnan Arthur S. Miller Mirdza E. Neiders William G. Shafer Thomas M. Tarpley, President
Robert C. Boyers
The Academy’s new president, Robert C. Boyers, is currently professor of histopathology at Howard University in Washington, D. C., and also holds faculty appointments at Georgetown University and George Washington University. Born in Morgantomn, West Virginia, he completed his undergraduate work at Duke University and West Virginia University. He received his D.D.S. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1952 and his M.S. in oral pathology from Georgetown in 1961. He retired from the United States Army with the rank of colonel in 1973. His last 4 years in the Army were spent serving as chief of the Oral Division at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and as registrar of the American Registry of Oral Pathology. Bob is the founder of the American Society of Forensic Odontology, now almost 400 members strong, and served as the president of the Society for four terms. Vice President
Nat is a native of Minnesota and received his D.D.S. degree and oral pathology training at the University of Minnesota. His academic career includes teaching appointments at Washington University in St. Louis and at the University of Michigan. Nat is presently professor of dentistry (oral pathology) at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and associate director of the Dental Research Institute, University of Michigan.
Art received his D.D.S. degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1959. After serving 2 years as a dental officer in the United States Navy, he obtained his oral pathology training at Indiana University. He is presently professor and chairman of the Department of Pathology at Temple University School of Dentistry.
‘I‘om is :i n:itivc (of’.\llrany, Gwrgia. Hc rewind his l).I).S. 11~~grw I’l~orri P:nlory ITnivcvrsity in 1961. After grndnatiou ht: (~ntcrcvl the Cnited States Public Health Service as an intwn. LLfter serviw with the United Statr:: Co:lst Guard he transferred to the National Institute of Dcwtal Krsenrch for oral pathology training. llis NII)R tour includwl training at the Armed Forws Inst itutcx of f’atholog~ and Georgt~town Cnivrrsity School of Medicine. Tom is presently executive swwtary of the Oral Biology and Medicine Study Section, Division of Rtwarch Grants, National Institute of Il~~altlr.
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