www.entnet.orgCurrent IssueArchivesAnnual MeetingAdvertise with the BulletinENTConnectSeptember 2018 – Vol. 37, No. 8OTO Experience: Your marketplace for products, services, and educationThis is not only your marketplace, but a source of education because you’ll be able to learn firsthand ways to improve the care you provide your patients.Leading EdgeThe future of our specialtyOur Annual Meeting & OTO Experience is fast approaching, and there are special opportunities you won’t want to miss.James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F EVP/CEOThe pinnacle of professionalism and educationThe AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience is just weeks away. Clinicians and researchers from around the world will gather to share medical research and knowledge in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery from a global perspective.Gavin Setzen, MD, AAO-HNS/F Past PresidentRSVP to Attend the American Otolaryngologists of Indian Heritage MeetingThe President and Board of Directors of the American Otolaryngologists of Indian Heritage (AOIH) Inc. invites you to attend their 41st Annual Dinner Meeting scheduled on Monday, October 8, 2018, from 6:30 – 9:30pm (ET) at Haveli Indian Cuisine, 225 Ted Turner Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.Out of Committee: For the AAO-HNSF Medical Drugs and Devices Committee | Telemedicine in otolaryngologyRecently, many journals have been publishing articles promoting telemedicine. It has been hailed as a way to decrease healthcare costs, increase access to care, and improve patient experiences.Reg-ent℠ at the AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO ExperienceThe AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Atlanta, Georgia, is fast approaching. Whether you are a current Reg-ent participant, interested in becoming one, or just want to learn more about the registry and its future capabilities, we invite you to attend the following events in Atlanta.Visit the advocacy booth at the Annual MeetingWith the AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience approaching, now is the time to learn more about advocacy-related programming available at the upcoming meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.The AAO-HNSF’s philanthropic brand: The “AAO-HNS foundation”The AAO-HNS foundation (or the “little f”) is the brand of the philanthropic arm within the larger AAO-HNS Foundation (the “big F”) to generate funding through charitable gifts in support of the foundation’s mission-centric services and programs that are critical in enabling otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons to deliver the best patient care.OTO Experience: Exhibitor ListView the most up-to-date Exhibitor List and Floor Plan.Practice Profile: ENT Associates of Greater Kansas City: Valuing collaboration and communication in patient careFinding time to talk with Douglas H. Cowan, MD, a practicing otolaryngologist, humanitarian, husband, and father times two with a third on the way, provides a small glimpse into the busy lives of Academy members.The future is bright: Resident Reviewer Development Program exceeds expectationsIn 2018, five out of 17 graduates of the Resident Reviewer Development Program (RRDP) will be awarded star reviewer status, a culmination of their hard work in the program and their outstanding independent reviewing for Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.Humanitarian service in Lambayeque, PeruThis winter I had the opportunity to travel to Lambayeque, Peru, to help the Foundation for the Advancement of Cleft Education and Services (FACES) on a medical mission. My experience was truly remarkable and humbling.Board of Governors: ONE team working for your teamI work in a hospital with nine other terrific otolaryngologists who dedicate themselves to their patients and their families. I frequently see my partners make personal sacrifices to support our patients and our entire team.Private practice otolaryngology 2018Much has been written by social media commentators and bloggers who harken the demise of private practice otolaryngology at a rapidly increasing rate.Private practice otolaryngology is not a dying conceptI am a committed private practice otolaryngologist, and one major theme for my year as AAO-HNS/F President has been to reinforce and reassure our membership that the premise of the “demise of private practice” is a false one.On private practiceOne of the primary goals of the Academy is to provide our members with the tools they need to provide the best patient care. That involves using our traditional areas of expertise—such as advocacy, analysis, education, and quality—to help create practice paradigms in which otolaryngologists can participate and thrive whether they are generalists or specialists in academic, employed, or private practice.