Published: April 26, 2021

Special 125th Anniversary Presidents’ Reception: A Celebration of the Specialty as One

The otolaryngology-head and neck surgery community has risen to the occasion time and again.


The otolaryngology-head and neck surgery community has risen to the occasion time and again over the course of the Academy’s 125-year history to strive for the highest quality patient care. 
It is time to celebrate THAT. 

What has been experienced by our community and our patients over the past year and a half in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic specifically is unprecedented. 
It is time to celebrate US. 

While we have returned to practice and persevered through this pandemic and communicated via many preferred online meeting and gathering platforms (i.e., Zoom, Teams, Google, Facetime, etc.), we have so missed the in-person camaraderie, networking, and learning that happens face to face. 
It is time to celebrate TOGETHER. 


There has been much thought and attention devoted to the planning of the Presidents’ Reception, which is scheduled for Saturday evening to kick off the 125th anniversary celebratory events taking place throughout the Annual Meeting. It will be an unforgettable occasion marking the Academy’s long history of specialty unity with current and past presidents of the Academy as well as those of all specialty societies participating in our meeting programming this year. 

Make plans to arrive early in LA to attend this can’t-miss Presidents’ Reception. Held just steps from the STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater, home to The Emmys, ESPYs, and American Music Awards red carpets, Xbox Plaza provides the perfect backdrop for affording attendees ample time and space to connect with colleagues from coast to coast and around the globe—something that has been sorely missed in our interactions throughout the pandemic. 

This high-profile networking event creates the much-anticipated opportunity to reunite with the specialty and celebrate the Academy’s monumental 125th anniversary. Kick off your #OTOMTG125 experience by meeting new friends and reconnecting with old friends in the heart of LA. 


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AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience Presidents' Reception

NEW DATE!
Saturday, October 2 6:30-8:30 pm (PT)
Xbox PlazaLos Angeles, California


Presidents’ Reception Memories

Presidents’ Reception at the AAO-HNSF 2016 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in San Diego, California, on the balcony of the convention center.Presidents’ Reception at the AAO-HNSF 2016 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in San Diego, California, on the balcony of the convention center.

Presidents’ Reception at the AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Georgia Aquarium.Presidents’ Reception at the AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Georgia Aquarium.

Presidents’ Reception at the AAO-HNSF 2019 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in New Orleans, Louisiana, at Mardi Gras World.Presidents’ Reception at the AAO-HNSF 2019 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in New Orleans, Louisiana, at Mardi Gras World.


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