International Guest of Honor Series: The Colombian ENT surgeon is the product of a wonderful land

June 2018 – Vol. 37, No. 5

The Colombian Association of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck, Maxillofacial, and Facial Aesthetics

“As President of the AAO–HNS/F, it is my great honor and privilege to welcome the Colombian delegation from the Colombian Association of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ACORL) to the AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Atlanta, Georgia, October 7-10. We look forward to the opportunity for continued friendship, camaraderie, and networking among friends and colleagues at the meeting. In addition, we look forward to our societies working closely together to improve the care and quality outcomes for our patients worldwide through this continued collaboration and outreach as our global message continues to resonate around the world.”

Gavin Setzen, MD
AAO-HNS/F President

Steve Amado, MD, President, Board of Directors, ACORL
María Alejandra Pulido, MD, Scientific Team director, ACORL
Ricardo Silva, MD, Vice President, Board of Directors, ACORL

Colombia’s inhabitants are known as the friendliest, happiest, and most exceptional hosts in South America.

The Colombian Association of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ACORL) was founded in 1961 in Bogota, Colombia, as a nonprofit scientific organization. Until then referred to as specialists in Organs of the Senses, ACORL was formed to become independent of the Colombian Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and is certified under ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Standard since 2010.

Since its establishment, ACORL has had 29 board directors with members from all over the country, many of whom have gained worldwide recognition for their contributions to the advancement of the specialty.

As an academic authority and source of knowledge through continuing medical education, ACORL is dedicated to the improvement and integration of the patient through prevention and rehabilitative health in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, and maxillofacial and facial aesthetics. Its mission and focus are to integrate specialty care, to promote professional development through continuing medical education and counseling, and to promote the excellence of medical activities for the welfare of the community.

The ENT surgeon in Colombia is the product of a wonderful land. Colombia, a rediscovered gem, is quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing destinations for young tourists, eco-lovers, and foreign culture enthusiasts. Colombia has a unique mix of ethnic cultures, ranging from indigenous African roots to Spanish settlers. Its landscape includes some of the most beautiful scenic beaches, national parks, rainforests, and exquisite flora and fauna. Its inhabitants are known as the friendliest, happiest, and most exceptional hosts in South America. The Walled City of Cartagena contains some of the most original and colorful architecture on the planet.

For these reasons and more, we invite our AAO-HNS colleagues and their families to visit and share with us these fantastic new experiences. We are societies bound through the advancement of the specialty, friendship, and global collaboration.