Activities and networking

May 2017 - Vol. 36, No. 04

Community Service Activity

With a greater emphasis on giving back to our host city, the AAO-HNSF is proud to be partnering with Cradles to Crayons® in Chicago. Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive at home, at school, and at play. They supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have surplus resources with communities that need access to these resources. In Illinois, one in four children under the age of five lives in poverty. More than 197,000 of those children call Chicago home, and each deserves a warm coat for winter and a backpack for the first day of school. Give back. Join your AAO-HNSF colleagues on Saturday, September 9, for a worthwhile event at the Cradles to Crayons facility. For a fee of $40, you will receive a T-shirt, lunch, and transportation to this amazing facility where you will help assemble care packages for children in need. We will also be collecting winter items for the children, so you may bring hats, gloves, socks, etc., to the meeting to be provided to Cradles to Crayons.

Lunch with the Experts

Held during lunch each day in the OTO Experience, Lunch with the Experts will provide an opportunity for conference attendees to interact with otolaryngology legends. Held in a dedicated area of the OTO Experience, an intimate atmosphere will be created for peer exchange and discussion.

  • Facial Plastic Surgery: Russell W. H. Kridel, MD, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates (FPSA), Houston, TX
  • Facial Plastic Surgery—Facial Nerve: Patrick J. Byrne, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Facial Plastic Surgery – Facial Nerve: Theresa A. Hadlock, MD, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA
  • Head and Neck Cancer: Terry A. Day, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Head and Neck Cancer: Daniel G. Deschler, MD, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA
  • Head and Neck Cancer: D. Gregory Farwell, MD, University of California- Davis, Sacramento, CA
  • Head and Neck Cancer: Thomas J. Gal, MD, MPH, University of Kentucky, Nicholasville, KY
  • Head and Neck Cancer: Jonas T. Johnson, MD, University of Pittsburgh Eye & Ear Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Head and Neck Surgery: Brian B. Burkey, MD, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Head and Neck Surgery: Jeffrey N. Myers, MD, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Laryngology: Clark A. Rosen, MD, University of Pittsburgh Voice Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Laryngology: Peak M. Woo, MD, New York, NY
  • Laryngology: Steven M. Zeitels, MD, Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Surgery: Michael C. Singer, MD, Henry Ford Hospital, Huntington Woods, MI
  • Otology: Sean O. McMenomey, MD, NYU Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Otology: Michael J. Ruckenstein, MD, MSC, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology: Sukgi S. Choi, MD, Chevy Chase, MD, Sleep Medicine: B. Tucker Woodson, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology: Anna H. Messner, MD, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology: Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Preventing Endocrine Complications: Maisie L. Shindo, MD, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
  • Resident and Faculty Development: Eben L. Rosenthal, MD, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • Robotic Surgery: Bert W. O’Malley, MD, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sleep Medicine: B. Tucker Woodson, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Thyroid Surgery: Brendan C. Stack, MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
  • Trauma: Robert M. Kellman, MD, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY


Besides being a gathering for education, the Annual Meeting offers endless opportunities for networking: the First-Time Attendee Orientation, Sunday night’s President’s Reception, and the Alumni Receptions on Tuesday evening, and much more. Find all events on the app or at

Career building

The AAO-HNS Career Fair, Monday evening, provides the opportunity for candidates in all subspecialties and levels of training to speak face to face with hiring representatives from healthcare facilities around the country. Health eCareers is the only true single source for all of your healthcare recruitment needs, providing unmatched access to job seekers across all disciplines and specialties. Employers can leverage this opportunity to personally engage with numerous qualified job seekers at one time.

Committee meetings

Open to all AAO-HNS members, please refer to the online schedule at or the mobile app for the latest committee meetings listing.