Published: August 31, 2015

Education by the numbers

125 articles spanning four sections of the Home Study Course. Specialties covered this year were Rhinology and Allergic Disorders; Laryngology, Voice Disorders, and Bronchoesophagology; Neoplastic and Inflammatory Diseases of the Head and Neck; and Otology and Neurotology. 1,128 Patient Management Perspective courses completed during the year.

125 articles spanning four sections of the Home Study Course. Specialties covered this year were Rhinology and Allergic Disorders; Laryngology, Voice Disorders, and Bronchoesophagology; Neoplastic and Inflammatory Diseases of the Head and Neck; and Otology and Neurotology.

1,128 Patient Management Perspective courses completed during the year. Titles included Child with Recurrent Throat Pain and Fever; Adult with a Neck Mass; Adult with Multiple PET-Positive Lesions: Ethics and Decision Making at the End of Life; and Nasal Reconstruction.

400 resident participants coming from 60 programs in the SimTube Research Study led by the AAO-HNSF Simulation Task Force.

3 new eBooks introduced during the year: Otolaryngology Lifelong Learning Manual, 3rd Edition; Geriatric Otolaryngology; and Quick Reference Guide to TNM Staging of Head and Neck Cancer and Neck Dissection Classification, 4th Edition.

2,242 AcademyQ® Knowledge Assessment app downloads. This year a new set of 400 questions was added to the original 400 and the app was made available in the Android market. AcademyQ® is an ideal certification exam resource.

63,894 ENT Exam Video Series views. This four-part video series is a great tool for teaching residents and medical students. The series, available on YouTube, depicts how to perform a thorough ENT exam. All videos include images of normal anatomy, normal variances, and common abnormalities.

987 online courses completed. All of the courses are sorted by specialty and located at

7 review courses to be presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM by the Foundation’s specialty-focused education committees. The courses provide a concise review of each specialty to use as a starting point in preparing for recertification.

218 MDs, PAs, and NPs at the 5th Annual ENT for the PA-C Conference in April, an event cosponsored by by the AAO-HNSF and the Society of Physician Assistants in HNS (SPAO) and hosted by the University of California-Irvine. The conference provided attendees with excellent networking opportunities, hands-on workshops with concise content, and small group settings.



More from September 2015 - Vol. 34 No. 08

Products from the new AcademyU® Learning Platform
Foundation copublishes two books with Thieme As part of an ongoing agreement with Thieme Publishers, the Foundation has just added two more titles to its book and eBook collection. The first book, Otolaryngology Lifelong Learning Manual (OLLM), is an update to the Maintenance Manual for Lifelong Learning. Through the hard work of the eight education committees, under the leadership of Education Coordinator Sonya Malekzadeh, MD, this will become a valuable resource for all otolaryngology clinicians. OLLM serves as a great resident resource and certification study guide. Practicing physicians can use it for a refresher on a topic and for recertification through MOC. Nonphysician clinicians will also benefit from the comprehensive scope of the book. The second book, Geriatric Otolaryngology, was edited by Robert T. Sataloff, MD, Michael M. Johns III, MD, and Karen Kost, MD. This book is much more than a revision to the previous book of the same title. It is a comprehensive and timely discussion of the otolaryngology concerns of the elderly population. Both books are available in print and eBook formats and can be ordered through the Thieme website at You can search by specialty or title. The AAO-HNS Foundation is proud to have worked with Thieme on these two essential otolaryngology publications and looks forward to continuing its copublishing partnership. AcademyQ® CME: otolaryngology knowledge self-assessment tool AcademyQ® CME offers learners the opportunity to hone their knowledge skills through a series of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery-specific self-assessment questions. Derived from the 800 knowledge assessment questions available in the AcademyQ® app for Apple and Android, this activity provides the opportunity to enhance knowledge of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery with hundreds of study questions to test recall, interpretation, and problem-solving skills while earning CME credit. Drawing on the same questions released on the Academy® app in 2012 and 2014, nine modules contain 50 questions specific to each specialty. The physician learner will read and analyze otolaryngology-specific questions and rationales developed by otolaryngology experts. Included in each module is thorough feedback for each question, additional reading references, and appropriate images and videos to enhance the learning experience. Pediatric Otolaryngology eLectures Pediatric Otolaryngology eLectures, coproduced by the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) and AAO-HNSF, offer learners education opportunities designed to address pressing patient care concerns facing pediatric and general otolaryngologists. The webinars in this series are: Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Diagnosis and Management of Vascular Malformations Update on Allergic Rhinitis—A Burdensome Disease Down Syndrome: Otolaryngologic Manifestations Evaluation and Management of Sialorrhea in Children Hearing Tests and Hearing Aids: More Interesting Than You Thought Complications of Acute Rhinosinusitis in Children Otitis Media Update Assessment and Management of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Evaluation of Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss Unilateral Hearing Loss In Children Caustic Ingestion Management of Pediatric Vocal Fold Immobility Head and Neck Masses in the Pediatric Population Quality and Safety in Surgery: How to Become a Better Surgeon Choking and Aspiration in Children: Evaluation and Management Pediatric Sleep Medicine 2014: A Roundtable Discussion Eustachian Tube and Evolution Social Media—A Blessing or a Curse for the Otolaryngologist Genetics and Pediatric Otolaryngology These archived recordings are be available for AMA PRA Category 1™ credit. ENT for the PA-C eLecture Series The annual ENT for the PA-C Conference is jointly presented by the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation and the Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. The primary audience for the conference is nonphysician clinicians, especially physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who specialize in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. This eLecture Series, recorded at the 2015 ENT for the PA-C Annual Conference, includes the following presentations: Healthcare Reform Audiogram Interpretation: 10-minute Dizziness Evaluation Evaluation and Management of Facial Nerve Paralysis Everything You Ever (and Never) Need to Know About Salivary Glands Differential Diagnosis and Management of Conductive Hearing Loss Non-otologic Sources of Otalgia Diagnosis and Treatment of Anaphylaxis Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Neck Masses OSA: Improving Treatment Outcomes Vocal Fold Paralysis Diagnosis and Treatment Assisting in ENT Procedures These archived recordings will be available for AAPA CME credit. Visit for these new activities along with the entire catalog of education opportunities offered by the AAO-HNS Foundation.