www.entnet.orgCurrent IssueArchivesAnnual MeetingAdvertise with the BulletinENTConnectJune 2021 – Vol. 40, No. 5125 Year Celebration at the AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO ExperienceUniting the specialty as one has always been the point of the Annual Meeting.Leading EdgeThe Value of Mentors, Role Models, Sponsors, and Coaches in OtolaryngologyI have been remarkably fortunate to have a wonderful professional career as an otolaryngologist who specializes in head and neck cancer surgery.Carol R. Bradford, MD, MS, AAO-HNS/F PresidentThe Complexity of AdvocacyThere continues to be positive news with respect to declining rates of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in most areas of the United States.James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F EVP/CEO#OTOMTG125 to Feature Neha Sangwan, MD, as Keynote SpeakerThe AAO-HNSF is honored to welcome Neha Sangwan, MD, as the AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience keynote speaker.AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting Guest LecturersRegistration Opens June 21. Visit www.entannualmeeting.org for the latest information and updates to plan your Annual Meeting experience!Don’t Miss Events Impacting Care of Patients, Practice, and SelfThe last several years I have tried to preserve some time on the Annual Meeting & OTO Experience program to address topics and issues of concern to our members and specialty,AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience: Schedule at a GlanceAAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience: Registration RatesAAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience: Hotel LocationsThe Power of One Gives Strength to ManyYOU are the hero in the Academy’s story and throughout our rich 125-year history, you have helped to get the work done through your generous support.125 Strong Campaign: Invest in a New Frontier of Research in Healthcare Disparities | Cultivating the Next Generation of Diverse LeadersThe 125 Strong Campaign is awaiting your individual contribution to the future of the specialty in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) focus areas.Out of Committee: Airway and Swallowing | Dysphagia in Alzheimer's DiseaseAlzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a universally fatal, progressive neurocognitive disease.RUC Surveys: A Critical Component of Determining Medicare ReimbursementThe Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel creates new Category I CPT codes.Private Payer Advocacy Spotlight: Wins and Recent ActionsThe AAO-HNS is actively engaged in private payer advocacy efforts to maximize coverage and reimbursement of procedures provided by our members.State Legislative Alert | Children Require a Medical Evaluation before Hearing Aid PurchaseAs the song says: The children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.AAO-HNS/F 2021 Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting Advocacy ProgramThe Academy’s Board of Governors (BOG), led by Chair Lance A. Manning, MD, hosted its first virtual AAO-HNS/F Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting on April 17.Deploying Grassroots Advocates in a Virtual EnvironmentThe COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of life for AAO-HNS members, including how they engage in critical advocacy activities.Thank You to the 2021 ENT PAC First 50ENT PAC, the political action committee of the AAO-HNS, is a nonpartisan, issue-driven entity.Out of Committee: Geriatric Otolaryngology | Considerations and Accommodations for the Geriatric Patient in Otolaryngologic ClinicAs of 2020, one in six people in the United States are over age 65; by 2030, it will be one in five.From the Education Committee | Sleep Apnea Surgery in the ElderlyThe population of elderly adults in the United States is the fastest growing subset and is expected to double by the year 2030.Out of Committee: Geriatric Otolaryngology | Evaluation and Management of Eustachian Tube Dysfunction in the Geriatric PopulationOtologic and hearing complaints are the most common reasons that the elderly present to an otolaryngologist.Out of Committee: Geriatric Otolaryngology | COVID-19 Pandemic and the ElderlyThe past year and a half have been an unprecedented time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.AAO-HNS/F Annual Secretary-Treasurer ReportAs we enter my last budget year as Secretary-Treasurer, I can’t help but reflect on initial thoughts coming into this role in 2017 when I was mentored by Scott P. Stringer, MD.Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Combined BudgetThe Executive Committees of the Boards of Directors were presented with the Finance and Investment Subcommittee proposed budget for the next fiscal year.Celebrating Our Teams: The Inaugural WIO He for She AwardLaunched by the United Nations in September 2014, the HeForShe movement is “an invitation for men and people of all genders to stand in solidarity with women to create a bold, visible, and united force for gender equality.”Pearls from your Peers: Improving Eﬃciency in Otolaryngology PracticeThis month’s Pearls from Your Peers is from the Practice Management Education Committee.Spotlight: Humanitarian Efforts | Fred L. Daniel, MDIt can sound like a cliché, but it is true: We who volunteer often get more out of our service than those we serve.Humanitarian Travel Grant: Head and Neck Surgical Care aboard Africa MercyGlobal surgery is a critical component of humanitarian efforts within low-resource countries.Announcing the International Advisory Board (IAB) Chair-elect: Sheng-Po Hao, MDThe AAO-HNSF call for nominees for Chair-elect of the International Advisory Board (IAB) was highly successful and resulted in the selection of Sheng-Po Hao, MD.Congratulations Residents and FellowsJune Is National Dysphagia Awareness MonthENThealth.org offers information for your patients on swallowing topics.Mark Your Calendar: AAO-HNS/F Grant Process Opening Soon!AAO-HNS/F provides a variety of annual grants to residents, young physicians, and medical students.Milestone MomentsEach month, AAO-HNS highlights memorable moments in the history of the Academy.