World Sinus Health Awareness Day: September 29
This public education campaign is designed to inform and educate patients around the world about the causes of their nasal and sinus symptoms. Materials will be available the week of September 20.
What Is World Sinus Health Awareness Day? This public education campaign is designed to inform and educate patients around the world about the causes of their nasal and sinus symptoms as well as how they can improve these and when they should seek additional specialized care. Materials will include posters, patient information (digital and print), social media campaigns, webinars, media outreach, and more.
Who Is Sponsoring World Sinus Health Awareness Day? The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is sponsoring the inaugural “World Sinus Health Awareness Day” in collaboration with founding corporate partner Intersect ENT, Inc.
When Is World Sinus Health Awareness Day? In 2021, the day will be recognized on September 29. Please note this observance will take place in September annually with the dates adjusted as needed.
Why Was World Sinus Health Awareness Day Created? One of the major goals of the World Sinus Health Awareness Day inaugural education campaign will be to delineate chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and rhinitis from COVID-19-related symptoms by differentiating the symptoms of each based on data-driven information in patient friendly terminology. It also will be important to differentiate evidence-informed treatment for CRS and chronic rhinitis from that of COVID-19-related difficulties and to help patients understand the reasonable expectations for relief of their symptoms.
Where Can I Get More Information? Starting the week of September 20, information for medical professionals who want to participate can be found at www.entnet.org/WSHAD. Information for patients can be found at www.ENThealth.org.
About the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)
AAO-HNS, with approximately 13,000 members, is one of the world’s largest organizations representing specialists who treat the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. Otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeons diagnose and treat medical disorders that are among the most common affecting patients of all ages in the United States and around the world.
ENThealth.org, developed by AAO-HNS, offers a roadmap for consumers seeking health-related information about the ear, nose, throat, and head and neck.
About Intersect ENT
Intersect ENT is focused on providing innovative technologies to help address the unmet need of people suffering from chronic rhinosinusitis. It is Intersect ENT’s commitment to support the 29 million adults in the US, 59 million adults globally and their ENT physicians to have access to meaningful, clinically proven solutions for chronic rhinosinusitis and its debilitating symptoms.
MySinusitis.com is a trusted educational resource for people struggling with various sinus issues, including chronic rhinosinusitis, nasal polyps and other persistent sinus diseases. The goal of the website is to not only raise awareness of sinus health, but to also provide information and access to different treatment options.
World Sinus Health Awareness Day Tool Kit Available Materials and Resources:
- Downloadable Poster
- Patient-focused Webinar
- Patient Information and Hand-outs including nasal- and sinus-related symptoms, treatments, and conditions
- Podcast for Doctors
- Podcast for Patients
- Sharable Animation Video
- Social Media Resources
- Including graphics and sample tweets/posts
- And MORE!