Second feature in the Annual Meeting Guests of Honor Series
Chinese Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

June 2017 – Vol. 36, No. 5

Luo Zhang, MD, PhD, Professor
President, Chinese Society of Allergy
Director, Beijing Institute of Otolaryngology
Vice President, Beijing TongRen Hospital

Members of the Chinese Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and AAO-HNSF, 2017.

The Chinese Society of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery was founded during the First National Otolaryngology Academic Congress in 1952. With nearly  65 years of development, it now has seven divisions: otology, rhinology, laryngology, head and neck surgery, audiology, pediatric otolaryngology, and voice medicine; 23 standing leaders; and 67 board members, representing approximately 28,000 otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons who diagnose and treat disorders of the head and neck. It is a non-profit, non-political, scientific, and educational organization. The objectives of the society are improving the public benefit of education, training, and research in the fields of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, and relief of patient suffering from ear, nose, and throat, and related diseases.

After decades of rapid development, the levels of clinical practice and various types of specialty research have improved greatly and played a more important role in the world. According to the ranking list, the top otolaryngology-head and neck departments in China are Beijing TongRen Hospital, Eye and ENT Hospital of Fudan University, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Wuhan Union Hospital, Xinhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shandong Provincial Hospital, West China Hospital, and Xiangya Hospital Central South University. These famous ENT-head and neck surgery departments made remarkable contributions to the improvement of education, research, and treatment in China.

The First National Otolaryngology Academic Congress in 1952, which established the Chinese Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

The Chinese Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has developed a closer relationship with other countries recently. Frequent exchanges between countries  played a positive role in improving the specialty development. During March 3 to 7, 2017, Gregory W. Randolph, MD, president of American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, and James C. Denneny III, MD, executive vice president and CEO, visited China and built a great friendship and started the cooperation with the Chinese society.

During the visit, leaders of the two societies had a successful conversation, which further strengthens the current collaborations and mutually benefits the two societies.

As the International Guest of Honor in the upcoming AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience, our society will bring the best Chinese otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons to attend the meeting and share our new research findings, developments, and latest technologies in basic and clinical  otolaryngology with the professionals  from the world.