AAO-HNSF Joint Meeting in Jamaica

December 2019/January 2020 – Vol. 38, No. 11

The 27th Annual Scientific Conference of the Caribbean Association of Otolaryngology (CAO) took place May 13-16, 2019, in Kingston, Jamaica. With the theme of “ENT in the Caribbean-Past, Present, and Future,” this joint meeting of the AAO-HNSF and the CAO took place in conjunction with the Jamaican Association of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeons. Andrew C. Manning, MD, Chair of the Organizing Committee, noted, “This theme is relevant as new developments in otolaryngology are coming on stream at an ever-increasing pace, and the CAO Annual Scientific Conference has always afforded attendees the opportunity to learn about some of these new developments in an academic atmosphere.” The opening ceremony included welcome remarks from Barbara S. Grandison, MD, President of the CAO, Dr. Manning, and the Honorable Christopher Tafton, MD, Minister of Health and Wellness of Jamaica.

The scientific conference was attended by approximately 70 participants from 12 countries, including nine Caribbean islands, the United States, and Canada. Comprised of nine sessions, divided by topics and 44 lectures, guest lecturers included Professor Hal Shaw, MD, Eugene N. Myers, MD, FRSC Edin., Jimmy J. Brown, MD, James K. Fortson, MD, Uma Duvvuri, MD, and Gregory Postma, MD.