New features at the AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience

March 2018 – Vol. 37, No. 2

The AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience is the premier education and networking event for the otolaryngology–head and neck surgery community. More than 5,000 of the brightest and most talented medical experts from around the globe will convene October 7-10, in Atlanta, GA.

The Annual Meeting offers you a series of unique and dynamic education experiences, designed to broaden and enrich your understanding of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery and to give you a foundation for your continued learning.

We’re adapting some formats and adding some new features to the Annual Meeting this year to help achieve the vision of providing cutting-edge, state-of-the-art education and networking opportunities that fully represent the diversity that makes up the international field of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery.

For the 2018 Annual Meeting, some program category names have changed:

  • International Symposium
  • Expert Series (previously known as Instruction Courses)
  • Masters of Surgery Video Presentations
  • Panel Presentations (previously known as Miniseminars)
  • Scientific Oral/Poster Abstracts

The Welcome Ceremony (previously known as the Opening Ceremony) will move to a new time, 5:15 pm, on Sunday, October 7. The time change will allow additional time for attendees to arrive and register, while also providing a seamless transition to the President’s Reception, a do-not-miss event!

The President’s Reception will unite with what was formerly the Past President’s function to specifically honor them and the International Reception (previously held Tuesday evening) at 6:30 pm on Sunday, October 7, at the Georgia Aquarium. So, kick off the Annual Meeting at the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere housing more than 100,000 animals in over 10 million gallons of water!

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