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SUBMISSION OF SCIENTIFIC ABSTRACTSREQUESTED
The deadline for receipt of entries for the six abstract ses- sions at the 1982 meeting is April 1. Topics are requested in the areas of facial reconstruction, TMJ disorders, soft tissue management, microsurgery, orthognathic surgery, and pathology, in addition to entries of high quality in other subject areas.
Abstracts must contain a statement of the clinical prob- lem, possible solutions, and the solution of the author(s), plus methods used to solve the problem, the number of cases studied, duration of followup, results, and conclu- sions. No submittal may be published before the Associa: tion‘s annual meeting, and the author may submit only one paper (although he or she may appear on other col- laborative abstracts). Entrants will be notified in July re- garding acceptance of their presentations for the meeting.
OTHER PROGRAMS SELECTED Two YEARS IN ADVANCE Topics and clinicians for the annual meeting’s grand
rounds, clinicopathologic conferences, symposiums, and surgical roundtable clinics are selected two years in ad- vance. The committee will consider proposals for the 1984 programs, if received by September 15, 1982.
Those wishing to submit proposals should send a copy of the subject area, a synopsis and/or outline of the pre- sentation, and a current curriculum vitue to the Commit- tee on Scientific Sessions, c/o American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 930, Chicago, IL 60611.
NAMES IN THE NEWS
Appointed: Chief of Staff at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, John F. He/&rick, Birmingham, MI. Dr. Helfrick, who was named the top ranking ofticer of the medical staff at this 607~bed hospital. will retain his position there as department chairman of dental and oral surgery.
Elected: To the Institute of Med- icine of the National Academy of Sciences, Ruymond P. White, Jr.. Chapel Hill, NC, Professor of Oral John F. Heljiiick
and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and former Dean of the school.
frzstcillrd: As President of the Western Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons during its 1981 meeting in San Luis Obispo, CA, Edward Schneider, Tucson, AZ. The Western Society’s 1982 meeting will be held in Tucson, September 24--27.
As president of the Maryland State Dental Association, Slunley Kogan. Baltimore, a Past President of the Mary- land Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Middle Atlantic Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Sur- geons.
As President of the New Hampshire Dental Society, Robert 0. Wilson. Concord, Instructor in Oral Pathology at the New Hampshire Technical Institute’s School of Dental Hygiene and Chairman of the Dental Department at Concord Hospital.
Grunted: The Georgia Dental Association Oral Dis- covery and Invention Award, W. H. Wall, Atlanta, GA. The award was presented “in recognition of outstanding contributions to dentistry through discovery and inven- tion” for Dr. Wall’s universal fracture splint invention.
The Georgia State Capitol (center) is visible in this night view of the Atlanta skyline, providing AAOMS fellows with a glimpse of the city they will be visiting for the Association’s 64th annual meeting, September 22-26. Preliminary programs and registra- tion material are scheduled to be mailed to the fellowship in mid-summer. (Photograph courtesy of the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.)
SAMPLE OMSlTEs ARE AVAILABLE
The date for the 1982 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Intraining Examination (OMSITE) is May 1. Samples of a typical examination are available through AAOMS Pub- lications.
The sample examination questions were developed by the Committee on Residency Education and Training, in cooperation with outside consultants and item con- tributors. They cover nine sub-areas: anatomy, anes- thesia, diagnosis and treatment, hematology and pathol- ogy, therapeutics and infectious diseases, physiology, and surgery.
Four hours should be allowed to complete the 37-page sample examination. which duplicates the amount of time that will be needed during the actual examination.
The purpose of the sample OMSITE is to assist future examinees to identify areas in which further study may be desired and to gain experience with these types of multiple-choice questions. The examination is also help- ful as a self-assessment for current fellows. The last pages of the booklet contain the correct answers.
The sample AAOMS OMSITE booklet can be obtained for $6.50, prepaid, from: AAOMS Publications, Box 6330, Chicago, IL 60680. Order No. O-l should be specified.
NOTES OF INTEREST
Of the total expenditures for personal health in 1980, 32.4% came from direct payment by consumers, 26.6% from insurance benefits, 39.6% from public funds, and 1.3% from others. l Of the $3.5 billion in budget cuts in Medicare and Medicaid programs being urged by the Reagan Adminis- tration, one change would result in the reimbursement of radiologists and pathologists for inpatient services at 80% of the reasonable charge (instead of the 100% now allowed). l First year ENT residency positions increased by 32, from 223 in 1979-80 to 255 in 1980-81; plastic surgery residency positions decreased by 11, from 190 in 1979- 80 to 179 in 1980-81; oral and maxillofacial surgery res- idency positions increased by 12, from 217 in 1979.-80 to 229 in 1980-81.
194 NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
l Surviving the recent Administration’s budget cuts was the $32 million Veterans Administration fee-basis dental program, under which discharged members of the armed services may seek treatment through the VA for dental conditions that were not corrected while they were on active duty. $32 million is provided annually on a fee reimbursement basis for private dental practitioners. The reason for not repealing the VA programs was that the military dental services are presently unable to meet all the dental needs of the armed forces. However, eli- gibility limitations for recently discharged members of the armed services under the program have been tightened. Veterans must have served in the military at least six months, and the period for applying for dental care has been reduced from one year to three months following discharge. l According to the AMA’s 1981 edition of Profile of Medical Practice, the average net income for surgical specialties (excluding OB/GYN) increased from $86,600 in 1978 to $96,000 in 1979. l Per 1979 ADA statistics, orthodontists reported the top average net income among dental specialists at $72,392, whereas pedodontists reported the lowest at $51,199. l The Washington, DC, Circuit Court upheld a lower court ruling that HHS must restore $2.7 million in fiscal year 1981 grant money for general dentistry training programs. The HHS had argued that Congress, as part of its cancellations for fiscal year 1981, meant to reduce family medicine and dentistry grants to $36.5 million and $1 million, respectively.
IN MEMORIAM n
Lyall 0. Bishop, President of the ASOS in 1962, died on December 30. A graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, San Fran- cisco, he did his postgradu- 1 ate training at Northwestern University and served his
internship and residency in oral surgery at Alameda County Hospital. A .mem-
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several state and national associations, including the California Dental Association, he was a founding fellow and member of the Executive Committee of the IAOS. Regarded as the father of the ASOS, he authored the original Constitution and Bylaws and was instrumental in the establishment of the ASOS headquarter operation in Chicago. In 1973 he was awarded the William J. Gies Foundation Award for his outstanding contributions to the specialty. W. Talbot Foster, President of the ASOS in 1958, died on Jan. 20 in San Antonio, Tex. Dr. Foster received his dental training at Vanderbilt University and became a member of the American Society of Oral Surgeons and Exodontists in 1928. He was a member of several or- ganizations, including Psi Omega fraternity.
George W. Evans, retired fellow, Freehold, NJ; Louis Gross, lie fellow, Stamford, CT.
TAPES OF 1981 AAOMS SCIENTIFIC SESSION AVAILABLE
Information regarding ordering of audio tapes of the program of the 1981 AAOMS scientific session may be
obtained by writing to the AAOMS at 211 E. Chicago Ave, Suite 930, Chicago, III., 60611. with requests for the flyer on the audiocassette continuing education program.
All programs have been recorded on either two or three cassettes. Each cassette is $7.
These programs are available: The Chalmers J. Lyons Memorial Lecture on “Correc-
tion of mandibular deformities in children and adults- surgical vs functional approaches”: “Clinicopathologic conference on soft tissue lesions”; scientific abstract sessions I and IV (three cassettes each); “Current con- cepts in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of internal derangements of the TMJ”: “Symposium on application of microsurgical techniques for oral and maxillofacial surgery” (three cassettes); and “Rehabilitation of the atrophic mandible: Long-term results” (three cassettes).
The 1981 surgical roundtable clinic programs that are available on tape (two cassettes each) include Clinic Numbers: 3-” Ridge augmentation of the atrophic mandible”; tb”Current concepts in management of head and neck infections”; 17--“Initial care of the trauma patient”; 22-“Practical applications of the integration of the computer into the oral and maxillofacial surgery office”; 25--“General anesthesia for the ambulatory patient”; 26”‘Bone grafting of the alveolar cleft”; 31--“Total maxillary osteotomy”; ~&-‘&HOW to efficiently develop, organize, and coordinate an orthognathic practice”; 4e‘Malar fractures-rbital floor”; 4l--“Surgery for mandibular advancement”; 42-“Middle third face de- formities”; 54--“Facial pain”; 5%-“Surgical orthodontic management of the impacted cuspid”; 62--” Anatomic considerations in the management of infections”; 64-- “Diagnosis and management of the cleft patient”; and 69-“Psychological aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery.”
AAOMS fellows, members, applicants, candidates, and residents will be receiving these flyers with the September/October issue of the AAOMS Forum. Flyers may be requested by others at no charge.
FOUNDATION ACKNOWLEDGES FULL PAYMENT OF PLEDGES
The Educational Foundation-AAOMS acknowledges the most recent payments in full of $1,000 pledges from the following Association fellows. These contributors will receive the custom-made lapel shield pin in recognition of their generosity.
Morgan L. Allison Columbus, Ohio
John I. Bowman, Jr. Virginia Beach, Va.
Paul M. Burbank Rochester, NY.
Charles L. Cuttino Richmond, Va.
Bryan K. Erickson Greeley , Co10 .
Jack W. Gamble Shreveport, La.
John N. Kent New Orleans, La.
Gordon 0. Lambson San Bemadino, Calif.
Donald W. Martin Kansas City. MO.
Greg L. Offenburger Columbus, Ohio
Terrance A. Rust Redding, Calif.
Walter S. Tholt Barbeton, Ohio
Don E. Tillery Winter Park, Fla.
Paul J. Walters New Orleans, La.
Ronald H. Wilkison Davenport, Iowa.