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September 2018 – Vol. 37, No. 8

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The Leading Edge

The pinnacle of professionalism and education

The AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience is just weeks away. Clinicians and researchers from around the world will gather to share medical research and knowledge in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery from a global perspective. The education program in Atlanta, Georgia, October 7-10, includes dynamic and exciting format changes like the Expert Series, Flash Talks, International Symposium, and Master of Surgery Video presentations.

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The future of our specialty

Our Annual Meeting & OTO Experience is fast approaching, and there are special opportunities you won’t want to miss. Our redesigned Welcome Ceremony will feature the unveiling of two major initiatives that will bring significant benefits to our specialty and our patients. Immediately following is the President’s Reception extravaganza at the world-renowned Georgia Aquarium, which will include our Past Presidents and the International Reception for the first time.

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At The Forefront

On private practice

One of the primary goals of the Academy is to provide our members with the tools they need to provide the best patient care. That involves using our traditional areas of expertise—such as advocacy, analysis, education, and quality—to help create practice paradigms in which otolaryngologists can participate and thrive whether they are generalists or specialists in academic, employed, or private practice.

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Private practice otolaryngology is not a dying concept

I am a committed private practice otolaryngologist, and one major theme for my year as AAO-HNS/F President has been to reinforce and reassure our membership that the premise of the “demise of private practice” is a false one.

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Private practice otolaryngology 2018

Much has been written by social media commentators and bloggers who harken the demise of private practice otolaryngology at a rapidly increasing rate. Make no mistake that real problems exist with recruitment into small rural practices as well as in large cities where competition abounds.

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Board of Governors: ONE team working for your team

I work in a hospital with nine other terrific otolaryngologists who dedicate themselves to their patients and their families. I frequently see my partners make personal sacrifices to support our patients and our entire team.

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Humanitarian service in Lambayeque, Peru

This winter I had the opportunity to travel to Lambayeque, Peru, to help the Foundation for the Advancement of Cleft Education and Services (FACES) on a medical mission. My experience was truly remarkable and humbling.

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The future is bright: Resident Reviewer Development Program exceeds expectations

In 2018, five out of 17 graduates of the Resident Reviewer Development Program (RRDP) will be awarded star reviewer status, a culmination of their hard work in the program and their outstanding independent reviewing for Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. The awardees’ names will be published in the journal’s AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting program issue, and each will receive a Star Journal Reviewer ribbon to wear at the AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience.

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Practice Profile: ENT Associates of Greater Kansas City: Valuing collaboration and communication in patient care

Finding time to talk with Douglas H. Cowan, MD, a practicing otolaryngologist, humanitarian, husband, and father times two with a third on the way, provides a small glimpse into the busy lives of Academy members.

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Features

OTO Experience: Your marketplace for products, services, and education

Located inside the impressive Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, the site for this year’s OTO Experience will be in halls B2 – B4. You have an open invitation to visit the exhibit hall from Sunday – Tuesday, October 7 – 9, of the Annual Meeting to absorb all the innovation from the presentation of tools, equipment, and services created exclusively for the otolaryngology community.

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OTO Experience: Exhibitor List

View the most up-to-date Exhibitor List and Floor Plan.

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The AAO-HNSF’s philanthropic brand:  The “AAO-HNS foundation

The AAO-HNS foundation (or the “little f”) is the brand of the philanthropic arm within the larger AAO-HNS Foundation (the “big F”) to generate funding through charitable gifts in support of the foundation’s mission-centric services and programs that are critical in enabling otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons to deliver the best patient care.

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Visit the advocacy booth at the Annual Meeting

With the AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience approaching, now is the time to learn more about advocacy-related programming available at the upcoming meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The Advocacy booth will provide attendees with greater access to information regarding the Academy’s legislative, political, health policy, and grassroots programs. A satellite booth will be easily accessible near the Boards of Directors and Board of Governors events on Saturday, October 6, only. For the remainder of [...]

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Reg-entSM at the AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience

The AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Atlanta, Georgia, is fast approaching. Whether you are a current Reg-ent participant, interested in becoming one, or just want to learn more about the registry and its future capabilities, we invite you to attend the following events in Atlanta.

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TELEMEDICINE in otolaryngology

Recently, many journals have been publishing articles promoting telemedicine. It has been hailed as a way to decrease healthcare costs, increase access to care, and improve patient experiences. For fields like psychiatry, diabetes counseling, and primary care, the integration of telemedicine is fairly easy to conceive. However, because of the procedural nature of our specialty, it can be difficult to imagine how to incorporate telemedicine safely into the practice of otolaryngology.

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RSVP to Attend the American Otolaryngologists of Indian Heritage Meeting

The President and Board of Directors of the American Otolaryngologists of Indian Heritage (AOIH) Inc. invites you to attend their 41st Annual Dinner Meeting scheduled on Monday, October 8, 2018, from 6:30 – 9:30pm (ET) at Haveli Indian Cuisine, 225 Ted Turner Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

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