Proceedings of the annual meeting—1978

Proceedings of the annual meeting—1978

oral pathology Editor: CHARLES E. TOMICH, D.D.S., M.S.D. American Academy of Oral Pathology Indiana University School of Dentistry I I2 I West Michiga...

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oral pathology Editor: CHARLES E. TOMICH, D.D.S., M.S.D. American Academy of Oral Pathology Indiana University School of Dentistry I I2 I West Michigan Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Proceedingsof the annual meeting- 1978


he thirty-second annual meeting of the American Academy of Oral Pathology was held at the Pier 66 Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 23 to 28, 1978. The annual session began with the Council Meeting and Fellowship Examination. Eleven members were elevated to Fellows of the Academy. Forty new members were accepted into the Academy. This was the largest meeting in the Academy’s history, with more than 300 members and guests attending. Director of Education Pete Pullon and his committee did an outstanding job of organizing the continuing education courses. There were twelve courses which included: Malignant Neoplasms of Bone, Paraoral Pathology Involving the Otorhinolaryngic Area, Lesions of the Peripheral Nervous System, The Stomatitides, Problems in Clinical and Histopathologic Diagnosis, Current Concepts in the Clinical Pathology of Dental Disease, Tumors of Neural Crest Origin, Diagnosis of Orofacial Pain Syndromes, Fibro-Osseous and Related Jaw Lesions, Physical Evaluation for the Specialist of Dentistry, Grantsmanship and the Peer Review System, and Recent Advances in Basic Immunology. All of the programs were well presented, and nearly all were filled to capacity. During the essay progran, fifty-seven papers were presented. In addition to the essays, the meeting included the Clinicopathologic Conference, W.C.T.B.? (What Can This Be?), and the Helen McLain Slide Seminar. Alan Drinnan moderated the Clinicopathologic Conference, and Ray Melrose was back this year to moderate the W.C.T.B. Both programs posed diagnostic problems, one clinical and the other histologic, that generated enthusiastic discussion. Dr. Harlan J. Spjut presented the Helen McLain Slide Seminar on Tumors and Tumor-Like Conditions of Bone. A new feature of the meeting was a special essay program. Dr. George Blozis was the originator of this excellent addition to the program. Dr. Harold Stanley discussed “The Pulp Mystique” and Dr. Gerald Byrne discussed “New Concepts in Malignant Lymphoma.” Both essays were enthusiastically received. At the Business Meeting, in addition to the usual agenda, the fellowship was honored to have two of the Academy’s founders present, Drs. Lester Cahn and Joseph Bernier. 0030.4220/78/120791+03$00.30/00 1978The C. V. Mosby Co.



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Each was presented with a gift from the Academy as a token of our esteem. Dr. Bernier was elevated to Emeritus Fellowship by the Council at their interim meeting. The Local Arrangements Committee provided for good weather and a well-rounded program, the highlight of which was the President’s Reception and Banquet on the Paddlewheel Queen. Ron Baughman worked especially hard to see that everything went smoothly, and he was certainly successful. The Academy commends him. The thirty-fourth annual meeting is scheduled for April 23 to 27, 1979, at the Sheraton-Harbor Island Hotel in San Diego, California. The Academy’s officers for 1978-79 are as follows: President, George G. Blozis President-Elect, Alan J. Drinnan Vice-President, Charles L. Dunlap Past President, Nathaniel H. Rowe Secretary-Treasurer, Richard M. Courtney Editor, Charles E. Tomich Director of Education, Peter A. Pullon



G. Blozis

Our new president is well known to members of the Academy, having served two highly successful terms as secretary-treasurer, vice-president, and president-elect. The Academy made significant improvements during his tenure as secretary-treasurer, and certainly it will continue under his leadership as president. A native of Chicago, George received his D.D.S degree from Ohio State University and went on to a rotating internship at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. He received his graduate training at the University of Chicago while on a fellowship at Zoller Dental Clinic. After receiving his M.S. degree in pathology, George was appointed to the faculty at Zoller. In 1966 he went to Ohio State University and has remained there since. He is presently Professor and Chairman of the Section of Oral Diagnosis and Oral Medicine. Besides his service as an officer and council member, George has served on numerous committees in the Academy and has instituted a number of activities which are now accepted parts of the annual meeting.





Charles is a native of Oklahoma and received his D.D.S. degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School. After 2 years in the United States Army, he returned to UMKC for graduate training in oral pathology. Upon completion of his training, he accepted a faculty position at UMKC and is presently professor and chairman of the Department. Charles is presently a director of the American Board of Oral Pathology and has been active in its self-assessment program. He has been an active member of the Academy, serving on numerous committees and presenting a very well-attended continuing education course.

Council, Edmund F. Cataldo, Jr. Russell L. Corio Gus Cavalaris Robert A. Goepp David G. Gardner Gerald H. Prescott

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New Council Members David G. Gardner David was born in England but immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1951. He received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Toronto, spent 5 years as a dental officer with the Royal Canadian Dental Corps, and then undertook graduate training in oral pathology at Indiana University. After one year on the faculty of the University of British Columbia, David joined the University of Western Ontario, where he is presently professor and chairman of the Division of Oral Pathology. He is a consultant to the Canadian Tumour Reference Centre and representative of the Canadian Dental Association to the National Cancer Institute of Canada. David has been an active participant in the affairs of the Academy and has served on a number of committees. He is also one of the founders and a former president of the Canadian Academy of Oral Pathology. Gerald H. Prescott Jerry was born in Idaho and received his D.M.D. degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Following his dental training he matriculated to Indiana University, where he did postgraduate study in oral medicine, oral pathology, and medical genetics. He is now associate professor of medical genetics and perinatal medicine at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center. He is director of the Prenatal Diagnosis Program for the State of Oregon. Besides clinical genetics, his area of research interests include studying the proteins of early gestational amniotic fluid, craniofacial anomalies, and phenotype mapping of chromosome aberrations. Jerry is the current president of the Society of Craniofacial Genetics and has served the Academy as Local Arrangements chairman for the 1977 Portland meeting, is on the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, and also served on the American Board of Oral Pathology Ad Hoc Committee. Photographs and biographical sketches of the other officers and Council members have appeared within the past 2 years. None of them has changed significantly in appearance or activities.