2016 Committee Highlights

Committees are the lifeblood of the AAO-HNS/F and a great way for Members to contribute meaningfully to the organization and the specialty. At the AAO-HNSF 2016 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM in San ... READ MORE

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Annual Report 2016: Sustainability

In 2016, we ensured our long-term sustainability, our brand, and our relevance to our Members and the public, retaining high-quality leadership and staff in touch with and adaptable to the changing ... READ MORE

Annual Meeting 2016: Member Engagement & Unity

Value. Lately everyone is insisting on it, from value-based healthcare to value-added mobile data family plans. With so many options available to us, we’re right to insist on value, including in our ... READ MORE

Annual Report 2016: Education & Knowledge

Value4U—the Academy has delivered on its promise to provide you with the tools and resources you need to be successful, especially in today’s ever-evolving healthcare environment and heightened ... READ MORE

Annual Report 2016: Research & Quality

Research & Quality strategic goals include: Develop and maintain a clinical data registry for the specialty. Build a sustainable infrastructure to test, pilot, and promote adoption of ... READ MORE

Annual Report 2016: Advocacy

Throughout the year,  the Academy’s legislative and grassroots efforts  act as the voice of the specialty on Capitol Hill  and in the state houses.  The Academy’s legislative advocacy work ensures  ... READ MORE

Annual Report 2016
Message from Leadership

This past year, AAO-HNS/F efforts reflected both our Vision and Mission, inspiring tremendous activity and accomplishments. The Value4U theme has been our focus as we cared for you and your ability ... READ MORE

2017 Brandeis AAO-HNS-ACS Scholarship available

The Health Policy award is open to surgeons who are Members in good standing of both the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery ... READ MORE

Frequently Asked Questions: Earwax Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions Should I do anything to my ears to prevent a buildup of earwax? Your body makes earwax to protect your ear canal skin and kill germs. It is normal to have it. ... READ MORE

Earwax (Cerumen Impaction)

Adapted from the January 2017 Supplement to Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. Read the guideline at otojournal.org. (Available after January 3, 2017.) The primary purpose of the update to the ... READ MORE

In memoriam

We recognize the passing of the following Members in 2016 (as of November 17). Alonzo J. Bentley, MD; Thomasville, GA; FEL.; Residency: Emory University 1972 James A. Donaldson, MD; Redmond, WA; ... READ MORE

2017 and 2018 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience events

Join colleagues, otolaryngologists, medical experts, and health professionals from around the world in Chicago, IL, for  the Annual Meeting & OTO Experience, September 10-13, 2017. The AAO-HNSF ... READ MORE

AAO-HNS/F 2017 Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting

Mark your calendars to join leaders of the specialty for a rewarding weekend of networking, mentoring, and policy discussions. The AAO-HNS/F 2017 Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting is scheduled ... READ MORE

Spirited New Year’s resolutions

By Ken Yanagisawa, MD, BOG Secretary As we in the Northeast brace ourselves for yet another winter, replete with frigid temperatures and blustery snowfalls, we see the hopes and dreams of the new ... READ MORE

Navigating future reform

Our December/January Bulletin gives me a chance to look into the future, while reviewing the last year, to recognize key concerns affecting otolaryngology. Our Annual Report in this issue details the ... READ MORE

Gender and strength

I know something of strong women. My wife of 33 years, Lorraine Randolph, is my guiding light, providing guidance and the blessings of our children, Greg Jr., Benjamin, and Madeline. When I am unsure, ... READ MORE