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 APRIL 17 - 20, 2024


The American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM) would like to invite abstracts for oral and poster presentations at the annual meeting in April 17-20, 2024. Abstracts must not be accepted for publication by a journal prior to the deadline for AAOM meeting abstract acceptance. 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.

ALL ABSTRACTS MAY BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY THROUGH THE SECURE LINK AT ( UNTIL December 22, 2023 11:59 PM PACIFIC STANDARD TIME. If you created or had a user account in ConfTool last year, 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.

Decisions will be sent to corresponding authors via ConfTool by February 1, 2024.  All communication concerning the status (acceptance or rejection) of your abstract will occur within ConfTool.

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 that the presenting author register and present the abstract at the annual meeting. An abstract without a registered presenter by the registration deadline will be withdrawn and will not be eligible for publication in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology Journal.

Registration for the 2024 annual meeting will open January 2, 2023.

For international attendees:
Please check with the US embassy in your country concerning visa requirements and consider that there have been significant administrative delays and plan accordingly. Please remember that abstract acceptance communications will be delivered only via Conftool by February 2024. The AAOM does not provide any travel stipends or administrative support for visa applications.

 Questions concerning abstracts should be directed to [email protected].



There are four links on the abstracts submission page:

  • Lester Burket Memorial Award (LBMA) – restricted to US/Canadian-trained oral medicine residents/fellows
  • Trainee Case Report Award (TCRA) – restricted to trainees only (students, fellows and residents)
  • General Case Report (GCR)
  • Original Investigation (OI)

All abstracts must be submitted under one of the four categories. Please pay close attention to the submission categories. Submission to an incorrect category may result in withdrawal of the abstract.

All abstracts are limited to a maximum of 350 words. Tables and figures are not allowed for any abstract submission.

LBMA submissions should include two abstract versions, one limited to 350 words and another with a maximum of 750 words

Submission information

  • Abstracts cannot be edited whatsoever once submitted.
    • Your poster/presentation at the meeting must match the details of the original submitted abstract.
    • If a presenting author submits multiple abstracts to the same abstract category, only one abstract from that presenting author is eligible for acceptance
      • The same presenting author cannot present multiple abstracts in the same category
    • The presenting author must be listed as a co-author in the original abstract submission.
      • Changes in presenting authors will not be permitted if they were not originally listed as co-author.
    • There is a specific abstract format for each category detailed below. Any submission not following the format may be withdrawn from consideration.


Lester Burket Memorial Award Format:

  1. Objectives: introduction that clearly indicates the purpose of the study, hypotheses, and goals of the investigation 
  2. Methods: a description of the experimental procedures including statistical methods 
  3. Results: findings of statistical analysis
  4. Conclusions: supported by results
  5. Funding sources including grant numbers

Trainee Case Report Award and General Case Report Abstract Format:

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

Original Investigation Abstract Format:

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


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 programsare eligible. Current residents/fellows and recent graduates (< 1 year) of these Oral Medicine programs are eligible to submit their abstracts, if the research was completed during their time in residency. Residents/fellows and recent graduates must submit a letter from their program director verifying their graduation date and the completion of the research during their training along with their abstract submission. There is no restriction on the number of candidates permitted per training program. The abstracts should represent significant thesis-level research. A maximum of two awards are given each year.

Awardees will give a 20-minute oral presentation at the 2024 AAOM meeting. Awardees will receive a monetary award, one-year membership in the AAOM, and their meeting registration fee will be waived.

Case Report Awards (Trainee Award - Case report category)
The five best case reports submitted by students/residents/fellows will be selected to give an 8-minute oral case presentation at the 2024 AAOM meeting and receive a monetary award. Judging will be based on the quality, clarity, and clinical significance of the abstract submission. 

Robert and Kay Schattner Award (Trainee Award- Original Investigation category)
A student, resident, or fellow presenting an oral abstract 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 and Awardees will receive a monetary award.

Poster Award (Open to all – Original Investigation category) 
Original investigation abstracts presented as a poster will be eligible for the Poster Award. Judging for this award will take place during the meeting poster session.






Tiffany Tavares, DDS, DMSc
Abstracts Committee Chair


Lara Holland Napodano, DMD                 
Abstracts Committee Co-Chair         


Mohammed Bindakhil, DDS, MS
Associate Committee Chair