www.entnet.orgCurrent IssueArchivesAnnual MeetingAdvertise with the BulletinENTConnectDecember 2019/January 2020 – Vol. 38, No. 11AAO-HNS/F 2019 Annual ReportView The AAO-HNS/F 2019 Annual Report.Leading EdgeEducation FLEXWhy should one replace the most successful education product of the last 40 years that still has more than 2,600 subscribers and generates substantial revenue for the Foundation? That and a number of other questions were at the heart of the critical “Future of Education” task force investigation and report recently released by Richard V. Smith, MD, past Coordinator for Education and Chair of the task force.James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F EVP/CEOAdvocacy and making a differenceRecent surveys have validated that most of our members believe that our Academy is effective in the area of advocacy, and I would agree. Advocacy plays a vital role for our organization and highlights one of the many values of membership.Duane J. Taylor, MD AAO-HNS/F Past President2018-2019 AAO-HNS/F committee listing and highlightsCommittees 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 2019 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in New Orleans, LA, committees met and discussed achievements during the past year and planned for 2020.Recognizing 30+ and Lifetime members in 2019In August 2019, the Academy launched a program to celebrate our new lifetime and 30-year members. Since then, we have recognized those with over 30 years of membership.Transition to in-office treatments: Awake ear tube placementAs the largest association representing otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons in the United States, it is important for the AAO-HNS to stay abreast of medical device innovation. As an organization, we must work to understand whether medical device industry products are both efficacious and safe for patients.Your gift funds the future of the specialty: Donate today!Please consider making a 100 percent tax-deductible donation to the AAO-HNS foundation’s Annual Fund.Harry Barnes Endowment Travel Grant Recipient 2019: Grant reinforces importance of representation and the Diversity and Inclusion CommitteeNew Orleans was the landing spot for hundreds of thousands of otolaryngologists around the world to converge for the AAO-HNSF 2019 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience. As it was my first Academy experience, I was bug-eyed and slightly overwhelmed to be one among this teeming group of surgeons. My astonishment was further heightened when I learned later that an appalling 2.3 percent of current otolaryngologists in the United States is African American.Section spotlight: An investment in the futureMovie stars? From the Academy? Several leaders within the Academy will soon become “movie stars” premiering in “Four Days in Boston.” This production will be one of the highlights of the AAO-HNSF 2020 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Boston, MA, marking the 10th anniversary celebration of the Women In Otolaryngology (WIO) Endowment and establishment of the Women in Otolaryngology Section.Don’t miss the latest podcastsVisit Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at http://sageotolaryngology.sage-publications.libsynpro.com/ to listen to access the library of available podcasts.Don’t miss out on Reg-ent in 2020!As the end of 2019 draws near, it’s time to think about 2020 and your participation in Reg-ent. Reg-ent is in the process of expanding capabilities and offerings that will allow participants to directly define, measure, and implement the “best ENT care” for otolaryngology-head and neck patients.Register today for #BOGMTG20Make plans to attend the AAO-HNS/F 2020 Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting, May 1-3, in Alexandria, VA. Prepare to join your colleagues for a weekend of leadership discussions, Board of Governors (BOG) meetings, informative speakers, advocacy updates, and mentoring/networking opportunities.Cecelia E. Schmalbach, MD, a New Millennium Society Lifetime DonorThe AAO-HNS foundation is pleased to recognize Cecelia E. Schmalbach, MD, who became a Millennium Society Lifetime Donor at the Annual Meeting through her generous donation to the Annual Fund and the WIO Endowment. Dr. Schmalbach reflected back on why she first became a Millennium Society donor in 2013, and just became a lifetime donor.AAO-HNSF Joint Meeting in JamaicaThe 27th Annual Scientific Conference of the Caribbean Association of Otolaryngology (CAO) took place May 13-16, 2019, in Kingston, Jamaica. With the theme of “ENT in the Caribbean-Past, Present, and Future,” this joint meeting of the AAO-HNSF and the CAO took place in conjunction with the Jamaican Association of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeons.Humanitarian Grant: Head and neck surgery in Guinea with Mercy ShipsSupported by the AAO-HNSF Humanitarian Travel Grant, I traveled to Conakry, Guinea, in April 2019, with Mercy Ships to operate with Mark G. Shrime MD. Mercy Ships’ unique model makes use of a hospital ship called the Africa Mercy, specially outfitted with operating rooms, wards, and an ICU, and docked in a different location in coastal Africa each year to provide access to otherwise unavailable surgical specialty care.Section spotlight: YPS developing mentorship program, continuing awareness initiativesIt is truly an exciting time for the Young Physicians Section (YPS), as we have continued to grow over the past few years under the direction of Daniel C. Chelius, Jr., MD, and Cristina Baldassari, MD. By the formation of four task forces, we have been able to mobilize our constituents and publicize or bring additional benefits to YPS members.In memoriam: Richard L. Goode, MD, AAO-HNS/F President 1990-1991The medical world lost a remarkable icon with the passing of Richard L. Goode, MD, on October 30, 2019,” said M. Eugene Tardy, Jr., MD, who awarded Dr. Goode a Presidential Citation in 1986. “He left us after an extraordinary career of academic medical teaching and research, which touched the lives of scores of physicians and patients.In memoriamWe recognize the passing of the following members in 2019 (as of November 18, 2019). This list indicates Academy member category, residency training program, and year of residency completion.AAO-HNS/F 2019 Annual ReportView The AAO-HNS/F 2019 Annual Report.