Young Physicians Section (YPS) | AAO-HNS YPS General Assembly 2021
As a section, we have striven throughout the year to highlight inclusive diversity and leadership—both within the YPS and beyond—and we are delighted to incorporate this theme into the planning for this year’s General Assembly.
The Young Physicians Section (YPS) of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is proud to conclude yet another action-packed year as we head into the Annual Meeting. As a section, we have striven throughout the year to highlight inclusive diversity and leadership—both within the YPS and beyond—and we are delighted to incorporate this theme into the planning for this year’s General Assembly. In just one hour, we will honor our YPS Awardees, announce the Governing Council election results, and welcome a keynote speech from the inspiring Maie St. John, MD, PhD.
In addition to conducting the business of the YPS, the General Assembly provides us the opportunity to celebrate our 2021 awardees. To learn more about the 2021 YPS Model Mentor Award recipient, John H. Krouse, MD, PhD, MBA, and our 2021 YPS Impact Award recipient, Yi-Chun Carol Liu, MD, go to the YPS section of awards at https://www.entnet.org/aboutus.
Special Keynote Presentation
The YPS is delighted to announce that our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. St. John. Dr. St. John is Professor and Samuel and Della Pearlman Chair in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She also holds the Thomas C. Calcaterra, MD Chair in Head and Neck Surgery and is co-director of the UCLA Head and Neck Cancer Novel Therapeutics Program. Her extramurally funded research portfolio includes multiple National Institutes of Health grants, bridging basic science with clinical research and service. Dr. St. John is an outstanding educator who has provided mentorship to numerous trainees, and she has been the recipient of multiple awards for teaching and research. Her talk is titled, “Leadership: Many Roads, Common Vision.”
As the saying goes, it takes a village. The YPS would not have succeeded with its multiple projects and plans this year without extraordinary support. As Chair, I am particularly grateful to David S. Cohen, MD, our Immediate Past Chair, for his thoughtful guidance; Daniel C. Chelius, Jr., MD, former YPS Chair, for his deep insights, excellent advice, and humorous quips of support; Manan Shah, MD, YPS Secretary, for carrying more than his fair share of labor for the section this year; and my husband and children, who never complained about the after-hours time devoted to YPS projects. I am also indebted to Brian Lagana and Thomas Stefaniak, the former and the current (respectively) Senior Manager of Member Networks and Engagement at the AAO-HNS, both of whom have been lifelines for all of us in the YPS Governing Council.
There is always more in store… So I hope to see you in October in Los Angeles.