www.entnet.orgCurrent IssueArchivesAnnual MeetingAdvertise with the BulletinENTConnectNovember 2019 – Vol. 38, No. 10Building a world of expert peer reviewers: Resident Reviewer Development ProgramOtolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery invites residents to apply to enroll in the Resident Reviewer Development Program. The Resident Reviewer Development Program pairs qualified residents with seasoned peer reviewers to foster the growth and development of the next generation of otolaryngology peer reviewers.Leading EdgeThe Annual Meeting and beyondI recently attended my 38th Annual Meeting of the AAO-HNSF. There was a great deal of energy and excitement at our meeting in New Orleans as well as the specialty society meetings taking place in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. It was encouraging to see the collaboration and camaraderie displayed across the breadth of attendees as they interacted in the hallways, throughout the lectures, and at the recreational activities.James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F EVP/CEOA unified approach to patient careI am still riding the wave of excitement and energy that accompanied our recent Annual Meeting in New Orleans, starting with an unforgettable Welcome Ceremony and President’s Reception, led by Albert L. Merati, MD, Immediate Past President.Duane J. Taylor, MD AAO-HNS/F Past PresidentSPONSORED CONTENT FROM AAO-HNS ACADEMY ADVANTAGE PARTNER: The American Institute of Balance: Become an AIB Center of Specialty Care: Turn good medicine into good businessPatients with complaints of dizziness, vertigo, and fall risk are increasingly seeking care from otolaryngologists. Most of these patients, however, are not candidates for surgical management. This offers a wealth of opportunities to expand and increase nonsurgical, office-based ancillary services, enhance patient care, and generate new revenue sources. Office-based vestibular balance diagnostic services can easily and affordably be operated successfully within small to large ENT group practices.Recognizing 36-, 35- and 34- year membersIn August, the Academy launched a program to celebrate our new lifetime and 30-year members. Since then and over the next several months, we will recognize those with over 30 years of membership. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we thank the following physicians for 36, 35 and 34 years of continuous membership and their invaluable contributions to the Academy and our specialty.New Opportunity: Earn ABOHNS Continuing Certification credit with accredited CMEThe Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) have collaborated to expand opportunities for ABOHNS Board-Certified Physicians to receive Continuing Certification (formerly known as Maintenance of Certification or MOC) credit for the high-quality accredited continuing medical education (CME) activities you are already participating in—including many of the activities offered by the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF).Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, MBA: 5-time AAO-HNS Distinguished Service Award RecipientA special congratulations goes to Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, MBA, for being the only five-time recipient of the AAO-HNS Distinguished Service Award (DSA) in Academy history.Building a world of expert peer reviewers: Resident Reviewer Development ProgramOtolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery invites residents to apply to enroll in the Resident Reviewer Development Program. The Resident Reviewer Development Program pairs qualified residents with seasoned peer reviewers to foster the growth and development of the next generation of otolaryngology peer reviewers.Q&A with the ASPO leadershipWhat are the most pressing issues facing pediatric otolaryngology, both domestically and globally?Five more questions to ask your administratorYou can’t be everywhere in your practice at once. Therefore, you need to rely on your administrator to run your business. You can stay apprised by asking them some standard questions. We started with five questions a few months ago, and here are five more.#OTOMTG19: Where Experts and Science Converged in New OrleansThere was a global connection of the specialty, unified by expert presenters and the latest research, covering 11 specialty areas via 10 groundbreaking education program formats. There was more than an acre and a half of vendors with emerging technologies, devices, and resources for patient care. There were networking opportunities that provided camaraderie and connection.Annual Meeting WebcastsDid you attend #OTOMTG19 as a “Full Conference” registrant? If so, your education opportunities didn’t end when you departed New Orleans, LA. With your registration, you receive unlimited access to all 2019 recorded education sessions through AcademyU for three years.Humanitarian Grant: From simulations to real patients: Humanitarian work in VietnamSarah E. Hodge, MD, traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam, to work and learn at the National ENT Hospital, which is the largest referral center in the northern half of Vietnam. Hodge worked alongside other otolaryngologists from the United States and Vietnam as well as the Resource Exchange International – Vietnam, an international not-for-profit organization that has been working in Vietnam since 1992.AAO-HNSF Future of EducationRichard V. Smith, MD, outgoing Coordinator for Education, and Jeffrey P. Simons, MD, incoming Coordinator for Education, share their vision for the future of the AAO-HNSF offerings in this interview captured at the AAO-HNSF 2019 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in New Orleans, LA.International visiting scholarship report: Meet Professor Titus Sunday Ibekwe, MBBS, FWACSI am Titus Sunday Ibekwe, MBBS, FWACS, Professor and Head of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) at the University of Abuja and University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Nigeria. I most recently served as Vice Chair to the International Advisory Board of the AAO-HNSF. My interest in otorhinolaryngology was partly circumstantial and also out of admiration for ORL.OTOSource Comprehensive Otolaryngology CurriculumWith OTOSource.org now completed, residents, program directors, faculty members, and practicing otolaryngologists can use this free, comprehensive online study guide while seamlessly accessing topical education activities in AcademyU or the Otolaryngology Specialty Society.The trainee’s quick guide to AAO-HNS/F fundingThe freshly minted ENT intern with the unharmed pager, mired in the concerns of how to replete potassium, spray a nose, or even look at a temporal bone, may be joyfully aloof to Academy funding opportunities. And as the responsibilities accumulate with increasing PGY years, Academy awards can turn out to be an enormous missed opportunity.Senator talks surprise billingThe AAO-HNS was pleased to host U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) as the guest speaker at an Advocacy Breakfast during the AAO-HNSF 2019 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience on September 16 in New Orleans. Dr. Cassidy, the state’s senior senator, has been a strong ally for the physician community and a bold leader on healthcare issues impacting the house of medicine.FDA grants first-ever modified risk orders to eight smokeless tobacco productsEven as citizens of the United States deal with previously unrecognized significant dangers related to vaping of many substances and aggressive marketing of Juul-type products, the FDA, on October 22, 2019, for the first time authorized the marketing of products through the modified risk of tobacco product (MRTP) pathway outlined in the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.