#OTOMTG20 to Feature Keynote from Physician and Renowned Thought Leader, Joel Selanikio, MD

June 2020 – Vol. 39, No. 5

The AAO-HNSF 2020 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience theme, “Bringing Together the World of Otolaryngology,” takes on a new meaning as the world strives to overcome the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

On episode 11 of the AAO-HNS COVID-19 Podcast Series, Dr. Selanikio, James C. Denneny III, MD, Eugene G. Brown III, MD, and Cecilia E. Schmalbach, MD, discuss What Is the “New Normal” Otolaryngology Practice? And How Has COVID-19 Affected It? Listen to the full podcast at www.entnet.org/content/covid-19-podcast-series.

Joel Selanikio, MD

The 2020 Opening Ceremony will unite leaders in the specialty, a groundbreaking keynote speaker, and enthusiastic attendees, setting the tone and pace for the Annual Meeting & OTO Experience. Don’t miss this special event at 8:30 am on Sunday, September 13. The AAO-HNSF is honored to welcome Joel Selanikio, MD, as this year’s keynote speaker. As the specialty rebuilds for the future after COVID-19, Dr. Selanikio will provide a futurist outlook for the healthcare industry.

In addition to being a physician, Dr. Selanikio is a TED speaker, inventor, emergency responder, and consultant working in the fields of technology, healthcare, artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship, social innovation, big data, child health, and disaster response.

As an emergency responder and former U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) epidemiologist and outbreak investigator, from December 2014 to January 2015, he was the lead physician at the IMC Ebola Treatment Center at Lunsar, Sierra Leone. When in the Public Health Service, Dr. Selanikio served as chief of operations for the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary’s Emergency Command Center after the 9/11 attacks.

A founding member of the World Health Organization’s Digital Health Roster of Experts, he is the winner of both The Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award for Healthcare and the Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainable Innovation for the development of the Magpi mobile data collection system, the first cloud-based application created for global health and international development.

Dr. Selanikio has consulted for or spoken at Davos, Foo Camp, WHO, UNICEF, IFRC, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Google, DARPA, CNN, Fox News, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Royal Society of Medicine, and the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. He has also been profiled by The Guardian, Wired, Forbes, TED, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, BBC, NPR, Information Week, and The Washington Post, among many others.

Visit www.entannualmeeting.org to learn more and register for the AAO-HNSF 2020 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience.