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December 2016/January 2017 - Vol. 35, No. 11
AAO-HNS/F 2016 Annual Report
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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 breadth and depth of our programs and business units designed to address Members’ needs.
James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F EVP/CEO
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, I ask Lorraine. Francis Randolph, my mother, now 93, single-handedly, in an alcoholic household, raised four children while teaching full-time.
Gregory W. Randolph MD, AAO-HNS/F Past President
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 Diego, CA, Academy and Foundation committees met and discussed achievements during the past year and planned for 2017.
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 (AAO-HNS).
Patient Information: Frequently Asked Questions | Earwax Prevention
Your body makes earwax to protect your ear canal skin and kill germs. It is normal to have it. Prevention is best for certain groups of people, but not everyone needs it.
Updated Clinical Practice Guideline: 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.)
We recognize the passing of the following Members in 2016 (as of November 17).
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.
Board of Governors: Spirited New Year’s resolutions
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 year, 2017, on the horizon.