Published: June 29, 2022Why Quality Measures Are ImportantQuality measures are used to monitor patient care, connect clinical outcomes with healthcare processes, and meet third-party payer requirements.Download or view largerVisit l.ead.me/Reg-ent_2022_Quality_Measures to learn more.More from July 2022 - Vol. 41, No. 6The Magic You PossessThe good news is that every otolaryngologist possesses their own magic and their own magical toolkits. We offer hope and promise to our patients as well as to our mentees.CORE SpotlightsRaj C. Dedhia, MD, MSCR, Daniel L. Faden, MD, and Aaron K. Remenschneider, MD, MPH, share their experiences with the CORE program.Exposed: The Underbelly of Our Current Healthcare SystemSuccessful advocacy often is more about timing and the pervading macro environment than the specifics of the ask.Congratulations to the 2022 CORE GranteesSince 1985, CORE has awarded more than 600 grants and more than $13 million for research projects, research training, and career development to further the specialty of otolaryngology.Capturing and Measuring Patient Voice with PRO-PMsPatient and family engagement is increasingly recognized as an essential component of high-quality clinical care.Anatomy of a MeasureQuality measures are developed to include the accompanying technical specifications that are the instructions for building and calculating a measure.Clinical Practice Guidelines and Expert Consensus StatementsWith the goal of improving quality of care in otolaryngology, the AAO-HNSF continues to develop guidance documents, in the form of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and expert consensus statements (ECSs), on a range of topics prioritized by the GTF.OUT OF COMMITTEE | OREBM and PSQIResearch and Quality staff support the important work of the Outcomes Research and Evidence-Based Medicine (OREBM) and the Patient Safety Quality Improvement (PSQI) Committees.OUT OF COMMITTEE | Outcomes Research and Evidence-Based MedicineTargeted Therapy for Advanced Thyroid CancerTransforming the Annual Meeting through SponsorshipMentorship is consistently recognized as playing a critical role in assisting individuals to achieve their career goals. Sponsorship is a less well-understood career development tactic, but is known to be just as critical to career success.Presidential Citations 2022The Presidential Citations are given to individuals who have had a profound influence on the AAO-HNS/F President’s life and otolaryngology career. President Ken Yanagisawa, MD, has selected these individuals for their outstanding contributions.Pitch Your Idea at the 2022 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO ExperienceIndustry entrepreneurs will go head-to-head with their latest innovations with a panel of judges and audience members viewing the top presentations and products within the industry.Our Town: Philadelphia, Part IIIPhiladelphia has a rich history that meets the Forward Together theme. Meeting co-chair, David M. Cognetti, MD, offers advice for attendees both while at the meeting and while exploring Philadelphia.#OTOMTG22 Simulation ScoopThe AAO-HNSF is continually enhancing the Annual Meeting experience.Mark Your Schedule:Attend BOG, SRF, WIO, and YPS General Assemblies in PhiladelphiaCommittee MeetingsThe AAO-HNS/F committees schedule has been posted. Whether you serve on a committee or not, all Academy members are invited to attend as guests.AAO-HNS Announces the Results of the 2022 Annual ElectionThe AAO-HNS extends its greatest appreciation to the candidates of the 2022 election for their dedication and willingness to run for office and serve the AAO-HNS and its members.AAO-HNS Leaders Join Alliance of Specialty Medicine Virtual Advocacy DayAcademy members and staff participated in the Alliance of Specialty Medicine Virtual Advocacy Day on June 8.Pearls From Your Peers | Practice Consolidation and MergersLance A. Manning, MD, interviews Marc G. Dubin, MD, President and CEO of the Centers for Advanced ENT Care (CAdENT) in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, and Chair of the AAO-HNS Private Practice Study Group.DONOR SPOTLIGHT: Jonathan Y. Ting, MD, MS, MBANew Millennium Society Lifetime DonorInternational Advisory Board (IAB) Chair-elect ElectionThe IAB Executive Committee selected Prof. Titus Sunday Ibekwe, MD, Abuja, Nigeria, and Prof. Piotr H. Skarzynski, MD, PhD, Warsaw, Poland, as the candidates for Chair-elect.AAO-HNSF Humanitarian Travel Grant: Medical Outreach Trip to Kigali, RwandaGaelen Stanford-Moore, MD, MPhilNEW Head and Neck Conditions Now Available on ENThealth.orgNow Accepting 2023 Humanitarian Travel Grant ApplicationsThe Humanitarian Efforts Committee helps the AAO-HNS Foundation as an organization, and its members as individuals, to serve humanity’s needs in this medical specialty throughout the world.Apply Today: International Travel Grant to the 2022 Annual MeetingThe deadline to apply for an International Travel Grant to attend the AAO-HNSF 2022 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience is July 20.Patient Care at the Center of Research and QualityVikas Mehta, MD, MPH, Research and Quality Coordinator, highlights the strategic direction and efforts of all the AAO-HNSF Research and Quality programs.