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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OROFACIAL PAIN • 36TH SCIENTIFIC MEETING

 

Advance Registration for AAOP 2012 is now closed.

Onsite Registration will be available on May 2, 2012.

For full information on this meeting, hotel accomodations and to register online please visit the following webpage within this site:

2012 Annual Scientific Meeting Registration & Hotel Information

 

 Please select the following link for a brochure highlighting local attractions near the Langham Hotel including: The Huntington Gardens, The Norton Simon Museum, Melting Pot Food Tours, The Gamble House, The Pacific Asia Museum and Pasadena Heritage Tours. Pasadena Attractions

 

For information regarding the Dental Assistants Program please select the following link: 2012 Dental Assistant Program

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012

ABOP Board Exams

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm – AAOP Leadership Training Session (open to all AAOP members)

 

9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Preconference Workshop #4

Intramuscular Manual Therapy Workshop, Part 3:  Review and Certification (Day One)

 

THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012

AAOP Committee Meetings

AAOP Council Meeting

9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Preconference Workshops #1-4

1.  Head and Neck Anatomy:  Clinical Application with Dissection

2.  Self-Regulation as Foundational Treatment for Orofacial Pain

3.  Sleep Medicine:  Introduction and Update

4.  Intramuscular Manual Therapy Workshop, Part 3:  Review and Certification (Day Two)

 

FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012

7:00 – 7:50 am Breakfast Forums

1. The Headache Pipeline:  What Drugs and Devices You Can Expect to See in the Next Five Years

Alan Rapoport, MD

Viennese Ballroom

2. Integrative Acupuncture and Stress Release Meditation for Orofacial Pain Management

Mao Ni, PhD

Promenade Ballroom

 

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast for all attendees

8:00 am – 8:10am

Welcome Remarks

Jeffrey Crandall, DDS

Maureen Lang, DDS, MS

 

8:10 am – 8:20 am

New Member Introduction

Steven D. Bender, DDS

 

8:20 am - 8:30 am

Program Tribute to Donald Primack

Jennifer Bassiur, DDS

8:30 am - 9:00 am

KEYNOTE: The Ethical Obligations of Best Practices

Kevin Reid, DMD, MS, MA

Huntington Ballroom

 

PLENARY SESSIONS: PAIN AND PHYSIOLOGY

9:00 am - 9:45 am

New Frontiers in the Pathophysiology of Myofascial Pain:  Enter the Matrix

Jay Shah, MD

Huntington Ballroom

 

9:45 am – 10:15 pm – Break with Exhibitors and Poster Viewing

 

10:15 am - 11:00 am

Neuro-Musculoskeletal pain and Sensitization: Applying Objective Findings to Elucidate Pain Mechanisms (Title Change)

 

 

Jay Shah, MD

Huntington Ballroom

 

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Nasal Fluid Dynamics:  Structure-Function Interactions and the Implications for Dental Sleep Medicine

Jeffrey Hammersley, MD

Huntington Ballroom

 

11:45 am – 12:00 pm Panel Discussion

 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch (on your own)

or

Lunch and Learn

Headache Case Presentations and Discussion

Alan Rapoport, MD

Viennese Ballroom

 

PLENARY SESSIONS: CURRENT CONCEPTS OF TMJ SURGICAL TREATMENTS

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Current Concepts in the Pathogenesis of Inflammatory and Degenerative Temporomandibular Disorders

Howard Israel, DDS

Huntington Ballroom

 

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Arthrocentesis:  A Technique for Treating Adhesive Disc Disorders

Stephen Shall, DDS

Huntington Ballroom

 

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Advances in Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Surgery of the Temporomandibular Joint

Howard Israel, DDS

Huntington Ballroom

 

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Break with Exhibitors and Posters Viewing

 

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Surgical Management of Common TMJ Conditions that Cause Facial Pain

Larry Wolford, DMD

Huntington Ballroom

 

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Total Joint Replacement of the TMJ

Paul Danielson, DMD

Huntington Ballroom

 

5:00 pm – 5:15 pm Panel Discussion

 

 

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm – Annual AAOP Membership and Business Meeting

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm – New Member and Fellow Orientation

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm – AAOP New Member Reception – Lobby Lounge

SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012

7:00 am – 7:50 am Breakfast Forums

3.  Advances in Basic and Clinical Sciences of Migraine

Andrew Charles, MD

Viennese Ballroom

4.  Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback for Autonomic Nervous System Dysregulation

Istvan Hargitai, DDS, MS

Promenade Ballroom

 

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast for all attendees

7:55 am – 8:00am

Overview and Introductions

Jeffrey Crandall, DDS

Maureen Lang, DDS, MS

 

8:00 am – 8:15 am

Presentation of Academy Fellow Certificates and PT Board Certificates

Jeffrey Crandall, DDS

Jeff Mannheimer, PT, PhD

Huntington Ballroom

PLENARY SESSIONS: CURRENT CONCEPTS IN NEUROPATHIC PAIN

8:15 am - 9:00 am

Glia as the "Bad Guys:"  Clinical Implications of Glial Dysregulation of Pain and Opioid Actions

Linda Watkins, PhD

Huntington Ballroom

 

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Multidisciplinary Management of Neuropathic Pain

Steven Graff-Radford, DDS

Huntington Ballroom

 

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Neurosurgical Procedures for Head and Face Pain

Wouter Schievink, MD

Huntington Ballroom

10:30 am – 11:00 pm – Break with Exhibitors and Poster Viewing

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Pain Management Injections for Orofacial Pain

Christopher Zarembinski, MD

Huntington Ballroom

 

11:45 am – 12:00 pm Panel Discussion

 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch (on your own)

or

Lunch and Learn

Headache Case Presentations and Discussion

Andrew Charles, MD

Viennese Ballroom

PLENARY SESSIONS: CLINCIAL INFORMATION AND TECHNIQUES

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Use of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injections for Orofacial Pain

Jeffrey Okeson, DMD

Huntington Ballroom

 

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Persistent Pain after Dental Procedures

Robert Delcanho, BDSC, MS

Huntington Ballroom

 

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Break with Exhibitors and Poster Viewing

 

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Could Airway Explain…

Jeffrey Rouse, DDS

Huntington Ballroom

 

4:15 am – 4:30 pm Panel Discussion

6:30 – 8:30 pm President’s Reception The Lobby Lounge

SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012

 

7:30 – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast for all attendees

7:55 am – 8:00am

Overview and Introductions

Jeffrey Crandall, DDS

Maureen Lang, DDS, MS

8:00 am – 8:45 am

Sleep Bruxism:  It is What it is, Or is it?

Steven Bender, DDS

Huntington Ballroom

 

8:45 – 9:30 AM

CBCT Assessment of the Orofacial Complex

Sotirios Tetradis, DDS, PhD

Huntington Ballroom

 

9:45 am - 10:30 am

How Physical Therapy Can Accelerate the Healing Process of TMD Patients

Jennifer Hobson, PT, DPT, MTC, CFC, CMTPT

Huntington Ballroom

 

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Art and Science of Differential Diagnosis:  Orofacial Pain as a Thinking Sport (Interactive)

Gary Heir, DMD

Huntington Ballroom

 

FRIDAY, MAY 4 – SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dental Assistant and Auxiliary Program

Catalina Morarasu, DDS, PhD, MS

Georgian Ballroom