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August 2018 – Vol. 37, No. 7

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The Leading Edge

Professionalism and humanitarianism

Throughout history, medicine has advanced faster and faster, and with it the capacity not just to overcome sickness, but to transform the nature of life itself. From the clearly defined conviction of the Hippocratic Oath to the complex, perplexing, and confounding ethical dilemmas of modern-day medicine, we strive to continue to enhance the art, culture, and science of medicine to the benefit of mankind.

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Partnerships will get us there

Our predecessor organization originated 122 years ago based on the desire to improve patient care through the mutual sharing of clinical information by physicians not only in the United States, but also globally. Education activities formed the basis for professional associations for many years.

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2018 Board of Governors candidate statements

The positions of Chair-Elect and Secretary will be elected by the voting members of the BOG (i.e., Governors or Alternate Governors) present at the BOG General Assembly held Saturday, October 6, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm (ET), in Atlanta, Georgia. It is scheduled to take place in room A313-A314, Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC). BOG meeting participants are encouraged to exercise this opportunity, however, no proxy votes are permitted.

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2018 Member-at-large candidate statements

What initiatives would you focus on and what will your main priorities be during your tenure as BOG member-at-large? As the BOG Member-at-Large, my main priority would be to continue to coordinate and expand the excellent Regional Representative program.

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At The Forefront

Board of Governors: Building resilience with the BOG

Shawn Achor, happiness researcher and TED Talk presenter, wrote in the Harvard Business Review that a majority of American workers are “overly concerned about work, driven by an uncontrollable work motivation, and investing so much time and effort to work that it impairs other important life areas.” In order to combat this, he suggested that we need to focus on building resilience and that “resilience is about how you recharge, not how you endure.”

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BOG Model Society Award winner

The Model Society Award recognizes outstanding local/state/regional societies that exhibit effective leadership. The 2018 Model Society Award is based on activities from February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018.

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2018 AAO-HNS election results

The AAO-HNS extends its greatest appreciation to the candidates of the 2018 election for their dedication and willingness to serve. The Nominating Committee presented the membership with an outstanding slate of candidates. The AAO-HNS thanks the Committee for its meaningful deliberations.

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Humanitarian service in Peru

In April 2018, the Northeast and Northern California divisions of Healing the Children completed their fifth annual cleft lip and palate mission to Ica, Peru. In partnership with the AAFPRS Foundation’s FACE TO FACE Program, the 36-person mission team was led by Evan Ransom, MD, an ABFPRS-certified facial plastic surgeon from San Francisco, CA, and Joseph Rousso, MD, FACS, an ABFPRS-certified facial plastic surgeon from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

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Features

#OTOMTG18: Bonus Topics of High Relevance

We have created opportunities during our upcoming AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Atlanta, Georgia, for late-breaking updates on topics of critical importance to otolaryngologists and their patients. We will have the most current information available for our attendees delivered via “bonus sessions” throughout the meeting.

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Service and leadership awards presented at Annual Meeting

This year’s awardee is Mark G. Shrime, MD, MPH, PhD. Dr. Shrime is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology and of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as the Research Director at the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School. In addition, he is an otolaryngologist at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and associate faculty at Ariadne Labs.

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The history of the Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Society of Japan

Hidegoro Kanasugi, MD, returned to Tokyo from Germany in April 1892, and in May began practicing otology and rhino-laryngology. He initiated lecturing on otology and rhino-laryngology at Tokyo Jikei Hospital Medical School that September.

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Host your Alumni Reception at the AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience

The AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience is the perfect place to reconnect with colleagues from your alma mater.

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Five reasons to visit the new AcademyU®

Lifelong learning is at the core of the Academy’s mission. We are committed to providing our members the knowledge, education, clinical tools, and professional support to help you meet the challenges of your otolaryngology practice and build mastery throughout your career.

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OTOSource and COCLIA: Exciting updates for otolaryngology education

Richard V. Smith, MD, AAO-HNSF Coordinator for Education, spoke with Sonya Malekzadeh, MD, OTOSource Task Force Chair, and project lead for the newly updated COCLIA, about the Academy’s newest updates for otolaryngology education.

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The past, present, and future of AcademyU®

The launch of AcademyU in 2015 was a highlight of AAO-HNSF’s commitment to elevating otolaryngology education. It represented the Foundation’s bold step into the world of online learning, with various learning formats and a catalog of more than 200 CME courses available to learners 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Call for applicants: Board Coordinator for Education

The AAO-HNS Foundation Board of Directors is seeking applicants to serve as Board Coordinator for Education. If elected by the Board, the Coordinator will serve a single four (4)-year term of office, from October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2023.

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