What Is Head and Neck Cancer
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What Is Head and Neck Cancer Fact Sheet November 17, 2016, is the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout, a day when smokers may make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and quit ... READ MORE

Annual Meeting features ‘firsts’ and favorites in San Diego
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In September, the premier global and networking event for the otolaryngologist-head and neck surgery community came to San Diego, CA. Almost 6,000 physicians and medical professionals attended the ... READ MORE

The 10th Congress of the Balkan Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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Eugene N. Myers, MD In June, the 10th Congress of the Balkan Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery convened in Tirana, Albania. The Tirana International Hotel served as fitting ... READ MORE

Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training (SRF) 2016 Annual Survey results
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Peter Vila, MD, MSPH 2015-2016 SRF Vice Chair Washington University St. Louis, MO The SRF vice chair develops and reports the results of the SRF Annual Survey. I thank the residents and fellows ... READ MORE

Annual Meeting activities extend into the community
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On the Saturday before the AAO-HNSF 2016 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠, two otolaryngologists, three audiologists, and six audiology doctoral students participated in a hearing screening for children ... READ MORE



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Academy addresses CMS proposed rule for 2017 On July 8, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the proposed Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) for calendar year (CY) ... READ MORE

A medical journey with Lewis and Clark

Mosquitoes, boils, frostbite, dysentery, and venereal disease test the mettle of explorers and their caretakers By M. Eugene Tardy, Jr., MD, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois School of ... READ MORE

Responsible recycling

Reuse of single-use devices may become a part of managing healthcare costs and operating sustainably By C. W. David Chang, MD, Patient Safety  and Quality Improvement Committee chair Every ... READ MORE

A life of service

Longtime Academy Member Jerrold Polterock, MD's ‘retirement’ practice provides majority of head and neck care in rural California county When he was around age 70, Jerrold Polterock, MD, considered ... READ MORE

Call for 2017 AAO-HNS election candidates

The Nominating Committee of the  Academy is calling for recommendations of individuals to be considered for  an AAO-HNS elective office. Academy  Member(s) must be in good standing,  have proven ... READ MORE

2017 AAO-HNS/F committee application cycle is open

The 2017 application cycle opened November 1 and closes on January 1, 2017.  Committee applicants must be in good standing and either a voting fellow, Member, resident Member, scientific fellow, ... READ MORE

Legislative Advocacy highlights from the Annual Meeting

Legislative Advocacy highlights from the Annual Meeting Once again, Annual Meeting attendees had the opportunity to learn more about the Academy’s federal legislative priorities, grassroots ... READ MORE

Congratulations Regent℠ leadership and staff

Individual sign-up for participation in Regent℠ topped 1,000 academicians and private practitioners prior to the close of its initial introductory period, September 30. This is a dynamic beginning ... READ MORE

FDA issues fluoroquinolone black-box warning

On July 8, the Food and Drug Administration notified the manufacturers of fluoroquinolone antimicrobials that black-box warnings must be added to the drugs’ labels to warn of risk for possibly ... READ MORE