Published: April 25, 2016

AAO-HNSF 2016 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSMExperience value

When you arrive in San Diego for the 2016 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, you’ll experience a meeting like no other—a meeting focused solely on bringing you robust education, networking, and most of all VALUE!

The premier global education event for the specialty will be held in San Diego this September

sandiegobeachWhen you arrive in San Diego for the 2016 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM, you’ll experience a meeting like no other—a meeting focused solely on bringing you robust education, networking, and most of all VALUE! To assist you, the Academy developed an Annual Meeting planner that allows you to create a personalized schedule to optimize your time and learn/experience the most to improve yourself and your practice.

Every year the program coordinators, committee Members, Academy staff, and hundreds of strategic partners work together to develop a meeting that is educational, memorable, and a gathering you look forward to attending.

Innovation is a key aspect when we develop the Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM. Last year we introduced all-inclusive pricing where full access to the expert-led Instruction Courses was included in the registration fee. This year, in addition to all-inclusive pricing, your registration fee will include even more value in the form of a revitalized Opening Ceremony, a new International Symposium track, Legends Lecture, Lunch with the Experts, and much more.

CME opportunities and the educational program

AM16logoThis year the Opening Ceremony will kick off on Sunday, September 18, at 8:30 am with a newly designed program format that will include a prominent keynote speaker you will not want to miss. Stay tuned for more information as we unveil this outstanding speaker.

Unparalleled education is what makes the Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM the world’s premier event in otolaryngology. Debuting in 2016 will be a new track called the International Symposium. This track, included within the education program, will focus on topics generated by our international colleagues. The symposium will kick off with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, September 18, at 1:00 pm, followed by the Global Otolaryngology opening session.

rosenthalThis year will be the premiere of the Legends Lecture. As the Annual Meeting brings the brightest minds in otolaryngology together, it’s only fitting that M. Eugene Tardy, Jr, MD, receives the honor of being the first Legends Lecturer. During his career, Dr. Tardy held the title of professor of clinical otolaryngology at the University of Illinois and Indiana University School of Medicine, as well as instructor at Northwestern University. Among other professional leadership roles, Dr. Tardy was elected as president of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery in 1986, and has received honorary fellowships and memberships by the Jacques Joseph Society, The Royal College of Medicine of Great Britain, the Australian Society of Otolaryngology, the South African Society of Otolaryngology, the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, the German Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Austrian Academy of Otolaryngology, the German Society for ENT-Head and Neck Surgery, the Rhinoplasty Society, the Polish Society of Rhinology, the Philippine Society of Otolaryngology, and the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery.

The San Diego Annual Meeting will introduce even more opportunities to rub shoulders with leading voices in the field of otolaryngology. Lunch with the Experts provides an opportunity for conference attendees to interact with otolaryngology superstars. Held in the lunch area of the OTO Experience, an intimate atmosphere will be created for peer exchange and discussion.

While the education program is extensive, we have learned that it is easier to navigate when it’s categorized by specialty track. NEW! This year you will be able to build your entire schedule, which 26creditsincludes the Miniseminars, Instruction Courses, etc., through the mobile app scheduler or website scheduler linked to your mobile app. We urge you to use the technology to aid you in navigating the program and keeping track of your schedule. Be sure to download the Mobile App to design your own personalized schedule. Instructions can be found online at

The education opportunities don’t end on September 21. You may now experience the Annual Meeting year round earning AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ in AcademyU®. Annual Meeting Expert Series, one of the latest additions to the AcademyU® catalog, will provide access to hundreds of Annual Meeting session recordings, many offering CME credit.



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