YPS Offers a Hidden Gem in the Annual Meeting Program You Won’t Want to Miss
Nausheen Jamal, MD, YPS Chair and the YPS Governing Council have chosen an outstanding speaker presenting a timely topic that will benefit attendees at all stages of their career.
James C. Denneny III, MD
AAO-HNS/F Executive Vice President and CEO
As we prepare for the first in-person specialty-wide otolaryngology meeting since 2019, I have been looking through the program for presentations that I definitely want to see, particularly those that may not be readily apparent since they are part of another event. Choosing among the exceptional selections made by the Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC) under the leadership of Annual Meeting Program Coordinator, Daniel C. Chelius, Jr., MD, is more difficult than ever this year with the many innovative new program opportunities available.
I ran across a “hidden gem” that will take place during the Young Physicians Section (YPS) General Assembly, on Monday, October 4, 2021, from 2:30 - 3:30 pm (PT). Nausheen Jamal, MD, YPS Chair and the YPS Governing Council have chosen an outstanding speaker presenting a timely topic that will benefit attendees at all stages of their career. Maie A. St. John, MD, PhD, Professor and Samuel and Della Pearlman Chair in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine, co-director of the UCLA Head and Neck Cancer Program, and director of the UCLA Head and Neck Cancer Novel Therapeutics Program, will present “Leadership: Many Roads, Common Vision.” In addition to being an outstanding research otolaryngologist and clinician, Dr. St. John is a compelling speaker that you will all enjoy.
This topic on leadership fits perfectly into our 125th anniversary Annual Meeting as well as with the areas of focus this year and for our meeting identified by President Carol R. Bradford, MD, MS. Her areas of focus include “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” “Education,” “Leadership Development and Mentorship,” and “Wellness,” all of which are featured prominently at this year’s meeting.
I want to make it clear that you do not have to be a member of the YPS or have a special invitation to attend this presentation or, for that matter, the rest of the General Assembly. I assure you that you are welcome and will be glad that you stopped in to hear this wonderful presentation. You will also probably make some new friends as well as run into some long-term acquaintances.