Proceedings of the annual meeting—1982

Proceedings of the annual meeting—1982

Proceedings of the annual meeting- 1982 T he thirty-sixth annual meeting of the American Academy of Oral Pathology was held from May 2 to May 8 at th...

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Proceedings of the annual meeting- 1982 T

he thirty-sixth annual meeting of the American Academy of Oral Pathology was held from May 2 to May 8 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Reno, Nevada. Following meetings of the Council, the AFIPsponsoredSlide Seminar and the Fellowship Examination, the official meeting began. Twenty members qualified for elevation to Fellowship status, while thirty-three new members were accepted into the Academy. Total attendance, including Fellow, members, and guests, approximated 300. A well-organized and well-administered Continuing Education Program was well attended, thanks to the collective efforts of Pete Pullon and Mrs. Clara Nagel. Twelve limited-attendance courses and two unlimited-attendance courses were given to approximately 200 registrants, with over-all feedback being very favorable. Courses making their first appearance included Forensic Medicine for Forensic Dentists by Dr. T. T. Noguchi; Lymphoma Diagnoses in 1982 by Dr. Barbara Tindle; Dermatopathology II by Dr. D. J. Santa Cruz; Artefacts Affecting Pathologic Interpretation by L. G. Luna; and Recognizing Psychiatric Disorders in Dental Patients by Dr. R. D. Wetzel. A special fully attended full-day course offered by Drs. J. J. Pindborg and G. Rick was entitled Odontogenic Tumors: Classification and Diagnostic Problems. Encore performances were given in five courses. An expanded well-attended essay program, cochaired by Al Abrams and Leon Eisenbud, consisted of fifty-three papers, of which three were read by title. Dr. J. T. Headington delivered an excellent presentation on Dermatopathology at the Helen McLain Slide Seminar, while the Microscopic as well as Clinical WCTB? (What Can This Be?) conferenceswere up to their usual level of controversial and provocative performances by all participants, with Bruce Barker presiding at the microscopic sessionand Ellen Eisenberg and Eva Dahl chairing the clinical session. The Clinico-Pathologic Conference was ably chaired by Al Abrams, with clinicians and diagnosticians up to the task of disseminating valuable information and, in some cases,oratory as well. Our thanks to Lou Hansen and his Local Arrangements Committee for attending to the myriad of 0030-4220/82/090313

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details, including fine weather, lovely scenery, and an entertaining banquet with a dazzling look at “Hello Hollywood”. Their efforts were obvious to all in attendance throughout the week. Special appreciation for a job well done! Our thirty-seventh annual meeting is to be held at the Royal Plaza Hotel in the Lake Buena Vista area of Orlando, Florida, from May 15 to May 21, 1983, with the final 2 days being a joint meeting with our colleagues in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. The program will deal with state-of-the-art discussions on several interesting subjects from a clinical, pathologic, and treatment standpoint, with commentary from representatives from both organizations. Local arrangements will be under the able leadership of Ron Baughman. Officers for 1982433are as follows: President, Leon Eisenbud President-Elect, Albert M. Abrams Vice-President, Robert Vickers Past President, Richard M. Courtney Secretary-Treasurer, Arthur S. Miller Editor, James J. Sciubba Director of Education, Norman K. Wood Director,






Charles E. Tomich Council,

James C. Adrian Ronald Baughman Joseph Regezi William R. Sabes S. Miles Standish Diane Stern President

Leon Eisenbud

Leon Eisenbud, the new president of the American Academy of Oral Pathology, received his early training at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York under Lester Cahn, a distinguished founder of the Academy. In 1955 Leon became chairman of the Department of Dentistry and attending Oral Pathologist at the Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center. Although he is professor of oral pathology and teaches actively at the School of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook, his principal focus has been in the hospital setting. For many years Leon served as a 313


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tative organization. A task force has been appointed to conduct a self-study and begin the process of long-range planning. President-Elect

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member of the Council on Hospital Dental Service of the American Dental Association, occupying the role of chairman from 1976 to 1978. Leon first came to prominence in the Academy as chairman of an ad hoc committee on hospital oral pathology. A comprehensive survey conducted at that time disclosed many of the problems which will serve as the agenda for Leon’s tenure of office in the upcoming year and the years beyond. A new survey is planned to pinpoint and highlight the concerns of the membership regarding the identity and future of oral pathology as a discipline and the Academy as its represen-


M. Abrams

Al, a native of Los Angeles, graduated from the University of California School of Dentistry in 1957. After experiencing the worlds of private general practice and of teaching periodontics at the University of Southern California, he entered the advanced oral pathology program at the school and received his Master’s degree in 1961. This was followed by 2 years of study at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology as a postdoctoral research fellow. Al then returned to California as chairman of the Pathology Department at U.S.C., where he is Professor of Pathology in the schools of medicine and dentistry and director of the advanced oral pathology program. Al has been most active in Academy affairs since becoming a Fellow in 1962. He served two terms on the Council and has been a member of the Education, Constitution and Bylaws, and Fellowship Committees. In addition, Al has traveled the ladder of offtces on the American Board of Oral Pathology, having completed his term as president of the Board. Vice-President


A. Vickers

Bob Vickers is an Illinois native who received his dental training at St. Louis University prior to joining the faculty at the University of Minnesota. Bob was awarded an M.S.D. degree from that institution in 1962, after which he spent a year at the

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Dr. Miller

Mayo Clinic as a Special Fellow in Surgical Pathology. In 1965 he was awarded a Fulbright research scholarship in oral pathology, which was served in Aarhus, Denmark. Currently he is Professor of Oral Pathology and Director of Laboratory Services at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Included in Bob’s past Academy duties is service on the Fellowship Committee and the Education Committee, where he was director. Bob is currently vicepresident of the American Board of Oral Pathology. Secretary-Treasurer


S. Miller

Arthur S. Miller, who is entering his second term as secretary-treasurer, received his dental degree from Washington University in St. Louis, following which he served for 2 years in the United States Navy. His oral pathology training was obtained at Indiana University. Currently he is professor and chairman of the Department of Pathology at Temple University School of Dentistry and is an active member of the Philadelphia Division of the American Cancer Society. Editor


Dr. Sciubba

J. Sciubba

Jim is a native of New Jersey, having graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry in 1967. Following a rotating internship at Fort Knox, Kentucky, he spent 2 years in Thailand as a general dental officer. Upon leaving the Army in 1970, he entered agraduate program in pathology at the University of Illinois, where he earned a Ph.D. degree in 1974. Jim’s initial teaching position was at Illinois as an Assistant Professor of Oral Pathology. In 1975 he joined the faculty at the School of Dentistry at Stony Brook. Currently, he is associate

Dr. Wood

chairman of the Department of Dentistry at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, where he is involved in an active multiple residency training program. He also remains active as an Associate Professor of Oral Biology and Pathology at Stony Brook, where he is Course Director of Oral Medicine and the Clinical Pathology Conference. Academy responsibilities have included membership on the ad hoc Committee of Hospital Oral Pathology, the Finance Committee, and the Council. Jim’s interests include application of electron microscopy in oral and salivary gland pathology, immunopathology, and


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ous articles in professional journals. He has served for the past 6 years as a member of the Education Committee. New Council Members Ronald A. Baughman

Dr. Regezi

clinical oral pathology. He will strive to provide a continuation of high-quality educational papers for the readership of the JOURNAL. Education




Norman Wood received his dental degree from the University of Toronto and his general and oral pathology training at Northwestern University. Norm received an M.S. degree in oral surgery upon completion of the training program at Cook County Hospital in 1965, while he obtained diplomate status in oral pathology in 1971. He is currently chairman, Department of Oral Diagnosis, at Loyola University in Chicago. He has published four books and numer-

Ron is a rare third-generation “native” of the state of Florida, being born there in 1939. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1963, obtained his D.D.S. degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1967, and went directly into the M.S.D. oral pathology program at Indiana University. He then joined the faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1969 and in 1971 moved to the University of Florida, where he is currently a professor in the Department of Oral Medicine and director of the oral pathology graduate program. Ron has been a member of the Academy since 1968, a Fellow since 1969, and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Pathology in 1972. Ron served as a member of the Fellowship Committee from 1977 to 1981. He was local arrangements chairman for the Fort Lauderdale meeting in 1978 and will serve in that position again this year for the meeting at Disney World. Joseph

A. Regeri

Joseph A. Regezi was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has been a resident of Ann Arbor since I96 1, with the exception of a 2-year tour in the Air Force. Following graduation from the University of Michigan Dental School, he spent 3 years in oral pathology at the same institution, receiving an M.S. degree in 1971. After 2 years at David Grant

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Medical Center, USAF, he was appointed in the Department of Oral Pathology at the University of Michigan. He currently is a professor in the Dental School and University Hospital and is an associate professor in the Medical School. Joseph earned diplomate status in the Academy in 1973 and has served on the editorial board of this JOURNAL since 1976. Publications and research interests reside primarily in the areas of electron microscopy and salivary glands. He actively participates in the teaching of oral pathology to undergraduate and graduate students. His service activities include work in microscopic diagnosis of oral biopsies and the clinical diagnosis and treatment of consultation patients.


Diane Stern

Diane Stern received her dental degree from Columbia University and her oral pathology training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Subsequent to achieving diplomate status in 1967, Diane taught oral pathology at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in the New York area. In 1974 Diane established a private oral pathology practice in southern Florida. She currently holds teaching appointments within the Departments of Surgery and Pathology at the University of Miami Medical School.