At The Forefront

July 2019 - Vol. 38, No. 6

AAO-HNSF International Visiting Scholarship Report (2018)

It’s an extreme pleasure and great honor for me to write this post scholarship report. In fact, it was a dream to write this report from the day I first discovered the possibility of this scholarship four years back. I never expected to be selected for such a prestigious program.


Making a positive impact on patient care and physician education around the world

The AAO-HNS foundation’s International Visiting Scholarship (IVS) Grant Program advances health education and seeks to improve the quality of patient care around the world in developing countries. Since its inception in 2009, more than 200 IVS grants have been awarded to 101 recipients in 29 countries.


Your Academy around the world: 69th National Congress of the SMORLCCC

The 69th National Congress of the Mexican Society of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (SMORLCCC) was held April 30-May 5 in Mazatlán, Mexico.


Peruvian children receive surgeries, education

From July 28 to August 4, 2018, I travelled with a group of volunteers from across the country composed of translators, dentists, audiologist, operating room staff, anesthesiologists, and physicians to Cusco, Peru, to partake in a surgical mission at EsSalud Hospital sponsored by Medical Mission for Children (MMFC).


Past, present, and future

The Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training (SRF) is composed of all residents and fellows who are currently training in an accredited program in the United States. The SRF was created in 2000 to increase trainee participation in the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.


Otology: What’s new in 2019?

We are entering the golden age of inner ear biology as scientists untangle the regulatory pathways that control the development and maintenance of hair cells and neurons. Tremendous advances have been made possible by chips that assay for hundreds or thousands of genes or proteins and by parallel advances in big data analytics that link molecules into networks.