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September 2019 – Vol. 38, No. 8

Guide to completing your Annual Meeting evaluation

The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AAO-HNSF designated the 2019 Annual Meeting activity for a maximum of 29 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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#OTOMTG19 provides exclusive education opportunities beyond New Orleans

The Annual Meeting education opportunities don’t end when you depart New Orleans, LA. All attendees who purchased a “Full Conference” registration will receive unlimited access to all 2019 recorded education sessions through AcademyU® for three years.

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Education: core to our mission

This has been an exciting time for Foundation education. From spending this past year on an extensive assessment of the Academy’s education offerings to charting a course for the future of education, much work has been done by the education volunteers and Foundation education team led by Tirza Lofgreen, CHES, Director of Education.

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OTOSource and COCLIA: Impact learning for resident education

The goals of OTOSource and COCLIA are to provide residents, program directors, faculty, and practicing otolaryngologists a standard study guide with teaching tools to assist with board certification, recertification, and lifelong learning.

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2019-2020 Home Study Course – Register Now!

HSC is a compendium of relevant and timely scientific journal articles for residents and practicing physicians spanning across all eight specialty areas in a practical four-section format with online exam submissions, immediate access to exam scores, and course completion transcripts.

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Leadership transition in Foundation education

Jeffrey P. Simons, MD, has been actively involved in otolaryngology education on a national level since his residency, first as a member of the Core Otolaryngology Education Faculty of the AAO-HNSF followed by many years as a member of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Education Committee (POEC). Since 2015, he has served as Chair of the POEC and a member of the Education Steering Committee.

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Quality care for the transgender patient

Wendy B. Stern, MD, a member of the AAO-HNS Diversity and Inclusion Committee, interviews Jeffrey H. Spiegel, MD, Chief of the Facial Plastic Surgery Program and Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Boston University School of Medicine, regarding caring for transgender patients.

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JUST RELEASED: 4TH Edition of the AAO-HNSF’s Primary Care Otolaryngology eBook

We invite you to take a journey into learning the fundamentals of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery. This concise, yet informative handbook is intended to provide the necessary information for medical students and allied health professionals early in their career.

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Be an advocate for otolaryngology

Otolaryngology advocacy chart.

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Tonsils, adenoids, and long term immune function

In this Bulletin segment, the AAO-HNSF Outcomes Research and Evidence-Based Medicine (OREBM) Committee shares highlights and accompanying commentary from a 2018 article titled “Association of Long-term Risk of Respiratory, Allergic, and Infectious Diseases With Removal of Adenoids and Tonsils in Childhood” by Byars et al.

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