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August 2021 – Vol. 40, No. 7
Announcing the 2021 Hall of Distinction Inductees
The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and Foundation (AAO-HN/F) announces the selection of the inaugural class of the “Hall of Distinction.”
Valuing One Another
The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery is truly a remarkable organization. Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to witness firsthand the remarkable dedication and commitment of our members and our Academy staff.
Carol R. Bradford, MD, MS, AAO-HNS/F President
Building a Reliable, Equitable Healthcare Infrastructure for Patients
Even as the positive signs of increased travel, people taking vacations, school openings, return to in-person work, and meetings and in-person gatherings gain momentum, it is critical that we remember and acknowledge the lessons that we paid a high price
James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F EVP/CEO
World Sinus Health Awareness Day: September 29
The AAO-HNS is excited to be sponsoring the inaugural “World Sinus Health Awareness Day” in collaboration with founding corporate sponsor Intersect ENT, Inc., on September 29, 2021.
YPS Offers a Hidden Gem in the Annual Meeting Program You Won’t Want to Miss
Nausheen Jamal, MD, YPS Chair and the YPS Governing Council have chosen an outstanding speaker presenting a timely topic that will benefit attendees at all stages of their career.
125 Strong Campaign: Creating a Pathway to Sustaining Wellness, Resilience, and Well-Being
Cultivating physician well-being and resilience is a key to enhancing the quality of otolaryngology care and the sustainability of our physician workforce.
With Gratitude for Our Annual Meeting
Daniel C. Chelius, MD, Chair, and few members of the Annual Meeting Program Committee share their most memorable moments from the Annual Meeting over the years.
LA Locals Welcome the 125th Anniversary Gathering of the Annual Meeting
Leaders of otolaryngology in the greater Los Angeles area share recommendations of what to see and do while in LA.
Self-Care in Healthcare
Join Neha Sangwan, MD, for an interactive keynote experience during the Opening Ceremony of the AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience
Service and Leadership Awards
A special thank you to the membership for all the nominations received for the 2021 AAO-HNS/F service and leadership awards.
The OTO Experience
For our 125th Anniversary, we’re pulling out all the stops to make the OTO Experience a truly grand one by providing more interactive and one-on-one experiences to enhance your overall attendee experience.
Out of Committee: Sleep Disorders | Upper Airway Stimulation: Advances in Patient Selection and Surgical Technique
Upper airway stimulation (UAS) has provided a dramatic advancement in our ability to manage select patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
From the Education Committees: What Is the Effect of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Its Surgical Management on Voice and Swallowing?
There is an increasing prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the United States, affecting an estimated 25 million Americans. (1)
What Is New in Bone Conduction Implant Technology?
For patients with conductive hearing loss (CHL), mixed hearing loss (MHL), or single-sided deafness (SSD), conventional hearing aids and contralateral routing of signal (CROS) devices have traditionally served as nonsurgical hearing rehabilitation options
Tech Talk: Framing the Use of Technology
A practical framework is needed to ensure your staff, resources, and processes are supported with the best use of available technology.
Coming Soon! 2021 Annual Meeting Debuts a Video Series on Implicit Bias
The AAO-HNSF is debuting an education video series on implicit bias during the 125th Anniversary Annual Meeting & OTO Experience.
Online Simulation and Gamification
Kyra M. Osborne, MD, is joined by Jeffrey P. Simons, MD, to discuss the benefits of using gaming modules in medical education
SRF and Medical Student Outreach in the Age of COVID-19
In 2020, Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training (SRF) dramatically increased its outreach to students and is proud to showcase two very successful online forums for students who applied to otolaryngology.
Now Available! Virtual Global Grand Rounds: From UPPP to Neurostimulation
The second webinar of the AAO-HNSF 2021 Virtual Global Grand Rounds, From UPPP to Neurostimulation—The Role of the Otolaryngologist in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), was held on June 19.
Humanitarian Travel Grant: Medical Mission in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Jason D. Pou, MD, traveled to Guayaquil, Ecuador, in March 2020 with the Global Smile Foundation (GSF) to provide comprehensive craniofacial care to the underserved local population while educating local healthcare teams for future care.
OTO Journal 2020 Impact Factor Is Highest Ever
Under the leadership of Editor in Chief John H. Krouse, MD, PhD, MBA, Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery achieved the highest impact factor in its history.
BOG 2021 Practitioner Excellence Award
The BOG Practitioner Excellence Award recognizes the prototypical clinical otolaryngologist that one wishes to emulate. This year's award recipient is Richard V. Smith, MD.
2021 BOG Model Society Award
The Model Society Award recognizes outstanding local/state/regional societies that exhibit effective leadership. This year’s recipient is The Harry Barnes Society.
2021 YPS IMPACT Award
The new YPS IMPACT Award recognizes young physicians who are remarkable with regard to the impact they have on education, service to their community, service to their profession, and humanitarian work. This year’s award recipient is Yi-Chun Carol Liu, MD.
2021 YPS Model Mentor Award
The YPS Model Mentor Award recognizes an experienced physician whose expert mentorship played a key role in a young physician’s career. This year’s award recipient is John H. Krouse, MD, PhD, MBA.
2021 WIO Helen F. Krause, MD Trailblazer Award
The Helen F. Krause, MD Trailblazer Award recognizes an individual who has furthered the interests of women in the field of otolaryngology. This year’s award recipient is Nancy M. Young, MD.
2021 WIO Exemplary Senior Trainee Award
The WIO Exemplary Senior Trainee Award recognizes an outstanding female senior resident or fellow in an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery training program. This year's award recipient is Anisha R. Noble, MD, MS
WIO He for She Award
In celebration of male colleagues who support and empower women otolaryngologists in achieving their professional goals, the Section for Women in Otolaryngology (WIO) created a new He for She Award.
2021 AAO-HNS/F Committee Excellence Award Winners
The AAO-HNS/F Committee Excellence Award recognizes committees that contribute in ways that lead to the overall success of the AAO-HNS/F vision as the global leader in optimizing quality ear, nose, and throat care.
OTO Experience Exhibitor List
As of July 20, 2021
Each month, AAO-HNS highlights memorable moments in the history of the Academy.