Don’t Miss the Keynote Speaker for #BOGMTG20

February 2020 – Vol. 39, No. 1

Join your colleagues for a weekend of leadership discussions, Board of Governors (BOG) meetings, informative speakers, advocacy updates, and mentoring/networking opportunities. This meeting is one of many AAO-HNS benefits that give Academy members the opportunity to network and engage in peer-to-peer interaction with eminent leaders.

When: May 1 – May 3, 2020 (Meetings at Capitol Hill are scheduled on May 4; invitation only)

Where: Westin Alexandria Old Town Hotel, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314

Preliminary programming information (program is subject to updating), online registration, and online hotel reservations are now available. For more information on the AAO-HNS/F 2020 Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting, visit We look forward to welcoming you to Old Town Alexandria for this outstanding event.

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Martin Makary, MD, MPH, will be the general session keynote speaker at the AAO-HNS/F 2020 Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting. Dr. Makary is a healthcare futurist, Johns Hopkins surgeon, and professor of health policy. He is a frequent medical commentator on NBC and FOX News and a leading voice for physicians, writing for The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. He advises policy leaders at the highest levels of government on healthcare and leads an advocacy effort to rebuild the public trust in hospitals around the United States.

Martin Makary, MD, MPH, AAO-HNS/F 2020 Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting General Session Keynote Speaker

Dr. Makary is a champion of lifestyle medicine and the redesign of how people interface with the healthcare system. As a gastrointestinal surgeon, he is a strong proponent of healthy foods and the impact of the microbiome on health. Dr. Makary advises several businesses on how to find quality care and use a holistic approach to healthy living.

His book The Price We Pay discusses rebuilding the public trust in the medical profession. He advocates for the new movement of relationship-based clinics that spend time with patients to address the social, economic, and lifestyle determinants of health. His previous bestselling book, Unaccountable, was adapted for television into the hit medical series “The Resident.”

Dr. Makary has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. He speaks frequently on health policy and how everyday Americans and business leaders can get a better deal on their healthcare. His current research focuses on the appropriateness of medical care, drug prices, and the impact of the healthcare cost crisis on low-income populations. Using a nonpartisan approach, Dr. Makary explains the current billing-throughput system of medical care and describes the disruptors who are revolutionizing the way we get care.

Dr. Makary’s lecture will take place at 2:00 pm (ET), Saturday, May 2, at the Westin Old Town Hotel in Alexandria, VA.