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July 2021 – Vol. 40, No. 6
Live and IN-PERSON in Los Angeles: A Time of Renewal and Refreshed Perspective
Under the leadership of our President, Carol R. Bradford, MD, MS, the AAO-HNSF has been committed to holding an in-person Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Los Angeles to celebrate our 125th anniversary.
Why Teamwork and Specialty Unity Matters
We really need each other in order to succeed. Our members represent all demographics, all practice types, and our global community.
Carol R. Bradford, MD, MS, AAO-HNS/F President
Our Expanding Quality Program: Meeting the Needs of Our Diverse Specialty
In this our 125th anniversary year, it is appropriate that we celebrate our Quality Programs in this month’s Bulletin.
James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F EVP/CEO
AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience: Presidential Citations 2021
The Presidential Citations are given to individuals who have had a profound influence on the AAO-HNS/F President’s life and otolaryngology.
AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience: Special Announcement: Honoring Our Best in the AAO-HNS Hall of Distinction
The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors voted to approve the formation of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery “Hall of Distinction” at their June meeting.
125 Strong Campaign: Building a Pipeline of Leaders for the Future of the Specialty
It is our responsibility to provide leadership development and mentorship that will build the pipeline of leaders for the future of our specialty.
Providing Guidance and Expanding Research Capabilities
Research and Quality continues to support our volunteers in the development of guidance and expanding research capabilities as Reg-ent moves into Phase II.
Shaping Meaningful Measures: A Patient-Centric Approach
The AAO-HNSF continues to move the needle for measures toward a patient-centric approach that spans the continuum of care.
A Virtual Meeting about Real Guidelines
After the first virtual meeting of the Guideline Task Force (GTF) in November 2020, it is an opportune time to look back over 15 years of guideline development.
Out of Committee: OREBM and PSQI | Research and Quality Supported through Committee Work
These efforts contribute to the success of the AAO-HNS/F mission by helping members to achieve excellence and provide the best possible care to patients. The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the importance of the committee structure.
Reg-ent Future—Obtaining Optimal Data from Your Electronic Health Record Software
As Reg-ent transitions to a broader and more complete use of the data that we and our participants have worked so hard to accumulate, it is critical that we maintain optimal dataflow from the individual Electronic Health Records (EHR).
Reg-ent Moves to Phase II: Research—Clinical Trials—Patient-Reported Outcomes
The Reg-ent registry will soon be announcing opportunities for Reg-ent members and their practices to participate in research and clinical trial opportunities.
Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) Update
The Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) grants program plays a critical role in advancing the field of otolaryngology by providing support to research projects, research training, and career development.
CORE Grants Program Spotlights
The CORE grants program plays a critical role in advancing the field of otolaryngology by providing support to research projects, research training, and career development.
Congratulations to the 2021 CORE Grantees
The 2021 CORE leadership, including the boards and councils of all participating societies, has approved a portfolio of 25 grants totaling $559,240. View the entire list of 2021 CORE Grantees below.
Out of Committee: Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology | HPV Vaccine for Prevention of HPV-Associated Head and Neck Cancer
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Gardasil 9, the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine for the prevention of oropharyngeal squamous cell cancers (OPSCC) and certain other head and neck cancers caused by HPV subtypes.
Tips on Starting and Building upon an Endocrine Surgery Practice
Starting an endocrine surgical practice is not a daunting task, but it requires prudent consideration of certain key elements with your referring physicians.
From the Education Committees | Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Oral Cavity Cancer: Looking Out for What’s Best for Our Patients
As seen in other disease sites and with the accumulating prospective data, the equivalent outcomes and reduced morbidity of SLNB are worthy of additional study.
Section Spotlight: Highlights from the BOG
The BOG Committees have been busy and productive, and during the meeting, they identified some of their achievements.
Pearls from your Peers: Hearing Loss
Anita Jeyakumar, MD, MS, is joined by Carrie Spangler, AuD, CCC-A, to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on the deaf/hard-of-hearing community and how the otolaryngology community can support.
Spotlight: Humanitarian Efforts | Gayle E. Woodson, MD
There is a great need around the world, and many organizations that can simplify the process of getting involved.
Humanitarian Travel Grant: Surgical Mission in Peru
A common thread of humanity is realized on these types of trips: a desire to help others.
2021 AAO-HNS Election Results
The AAO-HNS extends its greatest appreciation to the candidates of the 2021 election for their dedication and willingness to run for office and serve the AAO-HNS and its members.
International Travel Grant to AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience
You may be eligible for one of five grants of up to $1,000 each to attend the AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience, October 3-6, in Los Angeles, California.
Asia Pacific Regional Roundtable on HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer
The AAO-HNSF Asia Pacific Regional Roundtable on HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer: Current Status in Asia Pacific is scheduled for July 9, from 8:30 - 10:00 pm (ET).
Introducing the New entnet.org | New and Improved: Visit the Academy’s Redesigned Website
Created with you in mind, we have designed a sleek, intuitive, and relevant website so that you can effortlessly access key information for yourself, your practice, and your patients.
Education: How FLEX Has Reshaped Otolaryngology Education
The Foundation’s “Flexible Lifelong Education Xperience” (FLEX) program—that replaced the Home Study Course—produced eight sections this inaugural year and was nothing short of exceptional.
Don’t Miss the Latest Podcast From OTO Journal
Access the library of podcasts hosted by John H. Krouse, MD, PhD, MBA, Editor in Chief of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and OTO Open.
Each month, AAO-HNS highlights memorable moments in the history of the Academy.
Education Opportunities in Head and Neck, Endocrine
Examine multiple topics from TMJ disorders to various neoplasms in the OTO Source Head and Neck Surgery Unit.