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October 2018 – Vol. 38, No. 9
What are we doing for you? Irritating rules burdening day-to-day practice
The direct relationship between policies and rules that are perceived as burdensome, inappropriate, and unnecessary and the overall wellness of the physician community has been established multiple times over the last five to 10 years.
What we are doing for you
This year our Annual Meeting & OTO Experience occurs later than usual. This timing has allowed us to incorporate several “breaking news” panel presentations that we feel will be of significant interest to our attendees.
James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F EVP/CEO
Nostalgic reflections and hopeful predictions
This presidential year has been remarkable for me on many levels, and I am enormously grateful to have had this unique opportunity.
Gavin Setzen, MD, AAO-HNS/F Past President
Competency: It is everyone’s responsibility
Surgical competency is characterized by three S’s: solid knowledge base, sound judgement, and surgical skills. While medical knowledge may be assessed with examinations and recertification, surgical abilities and judgment are more challenging to determine and characterize.
ENThealth.org: Primed for preview: The new patient health website
ENThealth.org, debuting at the 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Atlanta, Georgia, this month, is the Foundation’s new dynamic patient health website—a consumer-facing online resource that will position the AAO-HNS/F as THE trusted source for patient-centered otolaryngology-head and neck surgery information.
AcademyU®: Increasing mobile-friendly courses
AcademyU now provides learning “on the go” for all CME activities.
Opinion – Otolaryngologists: Masters of hearing health
In June 2018, Beck et al. published an article proposing that audiologists perform dementia screening.
AMA House of Delegates report: Issues impacting otolaryngology
The American Medical Association (AMA) held its 2018 Annual House of Delegates (HOD) Meeting in Chicago, IL, June 9-13.
Alphabet soup: Acronyms you need to know
Ever read an article, had a conversation, or watched a news program that included myriad acronyms that cause a “what does that mean” moment? Cross a couple of those questions off your list by reviewing this compilation of acronyms you need to know to be an effective advocate for the specialty!
Neurotology quality measures coming to Reg-ent℠ in 2019
The AAO-HNSF and the American Association of Neurology (AAN) partnered to develop quality measures from the updated AAO-HNSF Clinical Practice Guideline: “Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).”
A Reg-ent℠ practice perspective: Wyoming Otolaryngology with Cope Norcross, MD
Data is a critical component in today’s ever-changing healthcare environment. Participants using the Reg-ent registry are harnessing the power of data to guide the best ENT care for their patients.
Commentary: Consider osteopathic medical students
I have been paying attention to the growing concerns regarding declining application numbers for otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (OHNS) residency and unfilled positions with interest.
Donor Spotlight: From resident to Millennium Society Lifetime donor in five years
The AAO-HNS foundation is honored to spotlight Betty S. Tsai, MD, who became a Millennium Society Lifetime donor through her generous pledge of $50,000 in 2013 to the foundation’s Annual Fund.
Head and Neck Outreach in Uganda
The Head and Neck Outreach (HNO) team was established in 2014 through a partnership between Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI), and Makerere University School of Medicine.
New guideline for creating unbiased educational content
Although this course was created nearly a decade ago, it quickly brought to light an opportunity to improve the way we approach education in our specialty and to develop a guideline to ensure we are creating unbiased education content.
Pearls From Peers: What do you incorporate into your schedule to achieve work-life balance?
I have a life-long passion for soccer and have been lucky to continually play the sport throughout my medical training and beyond. In 2017 and 2018, I was honored to represent our country by playing for Team USA in the physicians World Cup.
Board of Governors: Perseverance, dedication, and stamina: The magic ingredients
As I marvel at my fifth child, Kevin, completing yet another 1,650-yard (aka “the mile”) competitive swim on his way to collegiate competition, the keys to success in this grueling 66-lap event are perseverance, dedication, and stamina.