2019 AAOM Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions for AAOM 2019 are now closed.

The American Academy of Oral Medicine would like to invite abstracts for oral and poster presentations at the annual meeting in May 2019. The abstracts must not be published elsewhere at the time of the submission.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.


*Note: If you created a user account in ConfTool last year for AAOM 2018 meeting to submit your abstract(s), your user account should stay the same. Please attempt to use the same username and password as last year. Please contact [email protected] if you have any problem logging in using your last year’s username and password

All abstracts are selected via peer review. Decisions will be sent to corresponding authors via e-mail by March 15, 2019. 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 on the presenting author registering for and presenting 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 An abstract without a registered presenter by the registration deadline will be withdrawn and will be ineligible for publication in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology Journal.


There are three links of the submission page: “Original Investigation (OI),” “Case Report (CR),” and “Lester Burket Memorial Award (LBMA).”  All abstracts must be submitted under one of the three links. Please pay extra attention to which category you are submitting. Submission to a wrong category may result in withdrawal of the abstract.

Abstracts for OI and CR are limited to a maximum of 350 words. Abstracts for LBMA are limited to a maximum of 750 words. 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 Any submission not following the format may be withdrawn from consideration.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:

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

Case Report Abstract Format:

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

Lester Burket Memorial Award:

  • Objectives: an introduction that clearly indicates the purpose of the study, hypotheses, and goals of the investigation
  • Methods: a description of the experimental procedures including statistical methods
  • Results: findings of statistical analysis
  • Conclusions: supported by results
  • 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 number of entries per program. The abstracts should represent significant thesis-level research. Maximum two awards per year are given.

Award recipients will be notified by mid-March 2019. Awardees will give a 20-minute oral presentation at the 2019 AAOM meeting. Awardees will receive $1,500, a one-year membership in the AAOM, and the meeting registration fee will be waived.

Robert and Kay Schattner Award

A student, resident, or fellow 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 2019 AAOM Conference 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-March 2019. 

Questions regarding abstract submission should be directed to [email protected]