www.entnet.orgCurrent IssueArchivesAnnual MeetingAdvertise with the BulletinENTConnectMay 2017 - Vol. 36, No. 04Annual Meeting & OTO Experience: Premiering tomorrow, today!The AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience is an invigorating, thought-provoking, and inspirational event that offers continuing education showcasing the latest advancements in the specialty.Leading EdgeShaping healthcare policyMay is Better Hearing and Speech month. In the April Bulletin, we highlighted the recent evolution of the hearing aid market place in the United States. As we continue to follow changes closely, we must remain cognizant that we can do more to highlight preventable causes of hearing loss through public educational campaigns.James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F EVP/CEOPearls for success in life and workThere are many parts to a successful life. The blending of career (clinical and surgical patient care, research, education, administration) with family, home, and spiritual life requires some sophisticated alchemy.Gregory W. Randolph MD, AAO-HNS/F Past PresidentSection for Residents and Fellows-in-Training report from the AAO-HNS/F 2017 Leadership Forum and BOG Spring MeetingWe’ve concluded another exciting AAO-HNS/F Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting in Alexandria, VA! The Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training (SRF) would like to extend a huge thank you to the Academy and BOG leaders, as well as the AAO-HNS/F staff, for their hard work and dedication in hosting an excellent meeting.Annual Meeting & OTO Experience: Requesting Annual Meeting Event Space?Need a venue? Complete a Meeting Space Application today at www.entannualmeeting.org.Annual Meeting & OTO Experience: Giving back has benefits, especially during Annual MeetingMembers of the Millennium Society, the foundation’s donor recognition club, have early access to registration, housing, and the choice of presentations.Annual Meeting & OTO Experience: Cutting-edge ‘future’ sessionsPremiering Tomorrow, Today. The Annual Meeting theme is woven throughout the entire conference. We invite you to experience the future for yourself by attending some of these innovative sessions.Annual Meeting & OTO Experience: OTO Experience 2.0We haven’t reached the age of the Jetsons, but we’re gearing up for it. The future of medicine is upon us, and in working with the theme, Premiering Tomorrow, Today! we are preparing for the future by showcasing new technology on the OTO Experience show floor.Annual Meeting & OTO Experience: The future of medicineDaniel Kraft, MD, is a Stanford- and Harvard-trained physician-scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur who founded and chairs Exponential Medicine, where he is executive director.Annual Meeting & OTO Experience: Activities and networkingWith a greater emphasis on giving back to our host city, the AAO-HNSF is proud to be partnering with Cradles to Crayons® in Chicago. Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive at home, at school, and at play.Annual Meeting & OTO Experience: Welcome to Chicago: Our Kind of TownThis is a city built on the shores of greatness. Chicago boasts some of the best cuisine, attractions, and entertainment in the United States, including several of the top 100 restaurants in the country, the tallest building in the U.S., and one of the best orchestras in the world with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.Annual Meeting & OTO Experience: Pre-Conference WorkshopsSee the 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience Pre-Conference Workshops.Annual Meeting & OTO Experience: Continuing Education OpportunitiesUnparalleled education is what makes the Annual Meeting & OTO Experience the best of professional events. While the education program is extensive, we have learned that it is easier to navigate when it’s categorized by specialty track.Better Hearing and Speech Month: Noise-induced hearing loss through timeA historical look at hearing conservation efforts for the U.S. workforce and consumers.Medical Informatics Committee: HIPAA and textingCommunication technologies have advanced rapidly with the advent of the digital age. Realizing the benefits of communication technology in everyday use (mobile device texting, pictures, videos), the medical community has been driven to advance the quality and accessibility of data in the healthcare setting.Leadership Forum & Spring BOG Meeting: Legislative Advocacy HighlightsFollowing the success of the inaugural State OTO Society Roundtable, the BOG Spring Meeting included several advocacy- related sessions where attendees learned about the importance of making their voices heard on Capitol Hill.Reg-ent℠: ready for MIPS and moreThe Reg-ent registry will be ready to accommodate all categories of MIPS 2017 reporting.Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training announces delegatesIn March, the Governing Council of the AAO-HNS Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training (SRF) selected the following SRF members to serve as delegates/alternate delegates to the organizations named below.Health policy scholarship awardedThe AAO-HNS and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) offer an annual scholarship to subsidize attendance and participation in the Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University.State OTO Society Roundtable attendeesSee the State OTO Society Roundtable attendees.Inaugural State OTO Society Roundtable recapThe inaugural State OTO Society Roundtable was held on March 10 in conjunction with the AAO-HNS/F 2017 Leadership Forum and BOG Spring Meeting. 40 physicians and seven executive directors/society administrators attended, representing 32 state and local otolaryngology societies.Academy contributes to episode-based cost measuresAlong with our continued engagement with the American College of Surgeons-Brandeis Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) episode grouper model, on April 24, the Academy submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on CMS’ Request for Information (RFI) on episode-based cost measure development for the Quality Payment Program.Board of Governors: What? No more course tickets?When I was a resident, I remember going to my first AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, with my co-residents. We registered in advance by phone, purchased tickets to some courses, and stayed in the least expensive Foundation- sanctioned hotel.