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August 2016 - Vol. 35, No. 7

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The Leading Edge

Delivering value to Members

How do things get done at the Academy and Foundation? Our tag line—You care for patients; we care for you—isn’t just advertising; it reflects the work done by incredible AAO-HNS staff for every otolaryngologist from training through retirement.

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Hola from Havana

I have just returned from Havana, Cuba, where I had the pleasure of attending the 35th Pan-American Congress on Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

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At The Forefront

Plan for the future with Practice Management sessions

A Board of Governors Miniseminar and two Physician Payment Policy Workgroup (3P)-supported Miniseminars have been included in the robust Annual Meeting schedule to provide even more exciting learning opportunities. Please mark your calendars so you don’t miss these sessions!

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Get started with RegentSM at the Annual Meeting

The AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠ in San Diego is right around the corner.

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2016 AAO-HNS election results

The AAO-HNS extends its greatest appreciation to the candidates of  the 2016 election for their dedication and willingness to serve. The Nominating Committee presented the membership with an outstanding slate of candidates.

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New hypoglossal nerve stimulation codes available

In February, the Academy’s CPT team presented a code change proposal at the CPT Editorial Panel meeting requesting the creation of several new Category III codes for the insertion and/or replacement of chest wall sensor for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

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Your advocacy guide to the Annual Meeting

With the AAO-HNSF 2016 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠ approaching, now is the time to learn more about advocacy-related programming available at the upcoming meeting in San Diego, CA.

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CT-related Miniseminars and Instruction Courses

There are over 100 CT imaging and other CT-specific courses available as part of the 2016 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠.

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2016 BOG Awards announced

Each year, the AAO-HNS Board of Governors (BOG) highlights outstanding individual efforts of its state societies and Members. Below are the results of the 2016 BOG Awards. Congratulations to the winners!

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BOARD OF GOVERNORS
‘And the survey says …’

Over the last few years, the Board of Governors (BOG) has made a concerted effort to obtain Member input on a regular basis regarding a range of issues through surveys distributed by its Socioeconomics and Grassroots (SEGR) Committee. The survey results are usually presented at the Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting or the Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM.

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Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Committees of Excellence

We applaud these three outstanding committees on their extraordinary work on behalf of the specialty and its patients.

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Attend the BOG and Section general assembly meetings

Be more engaged in your Academy! Mark your calendars to attend the following BOG and Section general assembly meetings at the AAO-HNSF 2016 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠:

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Features

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS | BOG CANDIDATE: CHAIR-ELECT
Sanjay R. Parikh, MD

I have had the opportunity to work with the last eight BOG chairs, all of whom exhibited outstanding leadership experience, listening skills, and communication ability. The BOG chair should also understand the Academy infrastructure and strategic plan.

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CANDIDATE STATEMENTS | BOG CANDIDATE: CHAIR-ELECT
Spencer C. Payne, MD

As physicians we thrive on information and rely on it for action. The BOG chair must excel at communication in order to equip Academy leaders and membership with the knowledge of our shared experiences.

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CANDIDATE STATEMENTS | BOG CANDIDATE: MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Paul M. Imber, DO

In these positions, I have had the opportunity to develop skills in organizational structure, growth, management, leadership development, fiscal oversight and strategies for the future.

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CANDIDATE STATEMENTS | BOG CANDIDATE: MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Daniel L. Wohl, MD

I have been in practice since 1991, first as a full-time academic physician for nine years and then, after a short term as a clinician-division chief for a nonprofit multispecialty clinic, I opened a solo practice in 2003 where I remain to this day.

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Embrace the Experience!

We have transformed our Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠ into the Annual Meeting & OTO Experience!

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AAO-HNSF 2016 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM exhibitors (as of July 15, 2016)

See the exhibitor list here.

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International Symposium brings the world to you

Ever wish that you could travel the world without leaving the country? Ever wonder what it’s like to practice otolaryngology–head and neck surgery outside of the United States? Interested in a fresh perspective on a complicated problem in your practice? This year, the Annual Meeting has just the thing for you.

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What Is Dizziness and Motion Sickness

Feeling unsteady or dizzy can be caused by many factors such as poor circulation, inner ear disease, medication usage, injury, infection, allergies, and/or neurological disease. Dizziness is treatable, but it is important for your doctor to help you determine the cause so that the correct treatment is implemented.

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Online Extras

Ingenuity and iPhones save the day in Ecuador

Last fall I had the opportunity to travel to Riobamba, Ecuador, to participate in a 10-day mission trip with Howard Patrick Boey, MD, and Karina Cañadas, MD, as part of the Fundación Internacional Buen Samaritano Paul Martel (FIBUSPAM) team. After months of careful planning, we landed in Quito, the capital city of 2.7 million people.

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