At The Forefront

October 2020 – Vol. 39, No. 9

At the Forefront

The WIO Endowment Committee in conjunction with the WIO Governing Council is pleased to announce the following FY20 grant recipients

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Humanitarian Travel Grant: Microtia Repair in Ecuador

Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in the Help Us Give Smiles (HUGS) Foundation trip to Ecuador, focusing on microtia, from April 27–May 5, 2019. The annual HUGS trip takes place at Hospital Padre Carollo/Fundación Tierra Nueva in Quito, which provides health services to more than 500,000 patients every year.

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Unprecedented Times, Unprecedented Service

As we face professional and personal challenges during these uncertain times, I salute the hard work, devotion, and skill of those within the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) who selflessly sacrifice time, income, and resources to serve their fellow otolaryngologists. As the Board of Governors (BOG) Chair-Elect from September 2019-September 2020, it has been my privilege to learn from scores of incredible people within our organization over the past year.

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In Memoriam: Howard W. Smith

It is with great sadness that we inform the members of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) that Howard W. Smith, MD, DDS, a renowned otolaryngologist, facial plastic and oral-maxillofacial surgeon, passed away peacefully on August 17 at almost 101 years old surrounded by his loving family.

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WIO Endowment FY20 Grant Recipients

The WIO Endowment Committee in conjunction with the WIO Governing Council is pleased to announce the following FY20 grant recipients.

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Call for 2021 AAO-HNS Election Nominees

The AAO-HNS Nominating Committee is calling for recommendations of individuals to be considered for an elected office. Academy members must be in good standing and it is recommended that they have held membership the last three consecutive years, have proven leadership qualities, be active in the Academy, be familiar with the strategic direction of the Academy, and be able to dedicate the necessary time to serve.

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