Dear AAOMR Members,
I am very pleased to share with you the news that the 22nd International Congress of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology (ICDMFR) will be held in 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over the past 50-year history of IADMFR there have been only a few International Congresses convened in the United States. The last IADMFR congress held on North American soil was 20 years ago in Louisville, Kentucky. The 22nd ICDMFR in Philadelphia will be another showcase of AAOMR and North America to our dento- maxillo-facial radiology colleagues worldwide. We are actively planning to present a world-class high-level scientific meeting in 2019.
Philadelphia is a large and celebrated city in the United States. It was the first capital of our Country. It is the birthplace of not only American history but also medical history including the first hospital, first medical school and first medical library. Two of the country’s oldest dental schools are located in Philadelphia; Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry, established in 1863, and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine, established in 1878. Philadelphia is considered to be an ideal location for world-class healthcare conventions and meetings, conveniently located on the northeast coast of the Nation.
On behalf of AAOMR and all IADMFR Members in North American, I welcome you to participate in the 22nd ICDMFR in Philadelphia in 2019.
Jie Yang, DDS, MMedSc, MS, DMD President-elect, AAOMR and IADMFR