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May 2021 – Vol. 40, No. 4
AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience: New Innovative Program Offerings for 2021
While we will enjoy many of the presentation formats and themes that have been solidified over the meetings of the past decades, we will continue to incorporate new platforms and focuses.
Health Equity and Inclusive Diversity: Why it Matters
You may have noticed that we added the word “equitable” to our Core Purpose.
Carol R. Bradford, MD, MS, AAO-HNS/F President
Honoring Our Past and Forging Ahead: Celebrating our 125th Annual Meeting & OTO Experience with Innovative Program Enhancements
This year marks the 125th anniversary of our organization that was founded in 1896.
James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F EVP/CEO
Special 125th Anniversary Presidents’ Reception: A Celebration of the Specialty as One
The otolaryngology-head and neck surgery community has risen to the occasion time and again.
Back by Popular Demand: Worst-Case Scenarios Managing OTO Emergencies in Practice Workshop
This is a course geared toward practicing otolaryngologists to prepare them for low frequency, high stakes emergency situations.
Shaping Our Future Together: 125 Strong
The AAO-HNS/F Boards of Directors recently passed the Strategic Plan.
Models of Otolaryngology Practice: Business of Medicine—A Critical Component for ALL Providers
The 2021 AAO-HNS Strategic Plan was recently approved by our Board of Directors.
Out of Committee: Outcomes Research and Evidence-Based Medicine | Growing the Evidence Base for Healthcare Disparities and Social Determinants of Health Research in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Take two men, Ben and Larry, both diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer in 2015.
Adding Allergy to your Otolaryngology Practice
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a chronic upper airway inflammatory disease affecting 60 million children and adults.
AAOA Publishes "Targeted Molecular Therapies in Allergy and Rhinology” (Damask C. et al) to Help Otolaryngologists
The past decade has seen a rapid expansion in the use of biologic drugs for the treatment of numerous chronic inflammatory diseases.
Tele-otolaryngology: Through the Pandemic, and Beyond | Interim Findings of the Study of Telehealth in Otolaryngology
The COVID-19 pandemic created a set of conditions that served as an accelerator for telemedicine over the past year.
May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month │ Out of Committee: Hearing | Cochlear Implantation for Unilateral Hearing Loss in Adults and Children
Unilateral severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss has been estimated to affect between 12 and 27 per 100,000 adults in the United States and 0.4 to 3.4 per 1,000 live births.
From the Education Committees | Sublingual Immunotherapy: Is One Pill All I Need?
Allergic rhinitis is a highly prevalent disease in the United States population affecting between 10% and 30% of the general population.
Tech Talk: Growing Role of Big Data
Harvesting business intelligence from data is nothing new. What makes Big Data different are the three Vs: volume, velocity, and variety.
Get to Know the #OTOMTG21 International Guests of Honor: Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
The Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (ASOHNS) is the representative organization for otolaryngology head and neck surgeons in Australia.
Get to Know the #OTOMTG21 International Guests of Honor: Brazilian Association of Otorhinolaryngology and Cervical-Facial Surgery
The Brazilian Association of Otorhinolaryngology and Cervical-Facial Surgery (ABORL-CCF) is a civil society of a scientific, nonprofit nature and legitimate representative of the professional class of otorhinolaryngology.
Get to Know the #OTOMTG21 International Guests of Honor: Brazilian Society of Head and Neck Surgery
The Brazilian Society of Head and Neck Surgery (BSHNS) was founded in 1967 in São Paulo during the first meeting of head and neck surgeons.
Get to Know the #OTOMTG21 International Guests of Honor: Otorhinolaryngology Society of Ghana
Prior to 2003 when the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons was formed, there were only a few ENT surgeons available in Ghana, with postgraduate training only being done by the West African College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Get to Know the #OTOMTG21 International Guests of Honor: New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Originally founded in 1947, with just five members, the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (NZSOHNS) now has 153 members with 123 active surgeons.
Get to Know the #OTOMTG21 International Guests of Honor: Society of Polish Otorhinolaryngologists, Audiologists and Phoniatrists
Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery is an essential and significant medical specialty in Poland.
Attend the 2021 Humanitarian Efforts Forum at the AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience
The Humanitarian Efforts Forum features the breadth and depth of work carried out by Academy members.
Global Young Physicians Unite at the AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience
Don’t miss the International Young Physicians Forum to be held during the Annual Meeting, October 3-6, 2021, in Los Angeles, California.
Pearls from your Peers: Treatment of Acoustic Neuromas
Marc L. Bennett, MD, is joined by Robert Cullen, MD, to discuss treatment of acoustic neuromas.
Spotlight: Humanitarian Efforts | Robert J. Sinard, MD
We work with the local and missionary surgeons at Kijabe Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya, teaching them large tumor resections and free flap reconstruction.
Humanitarian Travel Grant: Medical Mission in Nepal
The time I spent in the beautiful and welcoming country of Nepal will provide memories that I will cherish for the rest of my career.
Section Spotlight: Taking Peer Mentorship to the Next Level
The goals of the AAO-HNS Young Physicians Section are to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity, while embracing the important role of peer mentorship.
2021 RRDP and International Community Curriculum Spotlight
“Introduction and Approach to Peer Review for Clinicians” is presented by Erika Celis-Aguilar, MD, and Jennifer J. Shin, MD, SM.
Serve as a mENTor to a Future Otolaryngologist
The new AAO-HNS program, mENTor, connects medical student members to practicing otolaryngologists across the country.
NOW LIVE: AAO-HNSF Quality Manuscript on Age-Related Hearing Loss Measures
Quality Improvement in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery: Age-Related Hearing Loss Measures published online in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery on March 23.
Clinical Practice Guideline: Opioid Prescribing for Analgesia After Common Otolaryngology Operations
Published as a Supplement to Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery in April 2021.
2021 AAO-HNS Annual Election Now Open
The ballot is open May 3 through June 3.
Education Opportunities in Allergy
OTO Source covers numerous topics from basic immunology to allergies in the senior population.
Call for Science: Late-Breaking Abstracts
The AAO-HNSF will be accepting applications for Annual Meeting late-breaking abstracts in May.
May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month
Better Hearing and Speech Month is a time to raise awareness about communication disorders and available treatment options.
AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience: Hotel Locations
Use this map to locate the hotels of the AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience.
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