About The Bulletin
September 2021 – Vol. 40, No. 8
World Sinus Health Awareness Day: September 29
This public education campaign is designed to inform and educate patients around the world about the causes of their nasal and sinus symptoms. Materials will be available the week of September 20.
Reflections about a Presidential Year
As can be surmised from this quote, and the one to the right by Confucius, I believe that reflection is really important. My first reflection is what an incredible honor and privilege it has been to serve as your President.
Carol R. Bradford, MD, MS, AAO-HNS/F President
Advocating for Effective Solutions and Fair Payment
The July release of the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule by CMS continues the all-too-familiar recent trend of progressive devaluation of non-evaluation and management (E/M) services in the Medicare program.
James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F Executive Vice President and CEO
Foundation Education | Digital Learning Soars to New Levels
Our new flagship education product, Home Study Group update product, FLEX, takes off with great heights as thousands of members subscribe to valuable tools and resources at their fingertips.
125 Strong Campaign | Invest in the Future of Otolaryngology Education—Making Learning Fun, Challenging, and Rewarding
Since its founding 125 years ago, the AAO-HNSF has been devoted to the education of its members. Education has been, and must continue to be, a pillar of the AAO-HNSF.
NEW! Private Practice Study Group: Giving Private Practitioners a Strong Voice and Community
The BOD Executive Committee has approved a Private Practice Study Group (PPSG) that should result in the formation of the Academy’s fourth section, the Section of Private Practitioners, following successful completion of the necessary requirements.
Experience #OTOMTG21 Virtually!
Over 60 Hours of Live-streamed Education in the Virtual Platform
Best of Orals Showcases Expertise Across the Specialty
A large number of abstracts are submitted for presentation at the Annual Meeting. They undergo a rigorous peer review evaluation, with each one being assessed by five to seven different reviewers.
#OTOMTG21: New for 2021
Check out what's new at the AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience
Annual Meeting Reflections
Nausheen Jamal, MD, Chair of the Young Physicians Section, and Cecelia Damask, MD, Annual Meeting Program Committee Member, share their thoughts on the importance of the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience
Program Spotlight: Late Breaking Orals
The AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting Program Committee recognizes that the results of some exciting research, such as COVID-19-related research, may not have been available in time to meet the general abstract submission deadline.
Plan Your Conference Experience: Agenda Now Available
The OTO community will reunite live October 3-6 in Los Angeles, California, for the AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience for groundbreaking education, dynamic networking, and a celebration of the Academy’s 125th anniversary.
AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience COVID-19 Vaccine Policy
August 12, 2021—The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and its Foundation (AAO-HNS/F) are implementing a policy that will require full COVID-19 vaccination of all participants of the 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience.
Building a Global Community: Enliven, Enrich, Engage
For the past four years, it has been my distinct honor and privilege to serve as the Coordinator for International Affairs.
From the Education Committees | Going into Independent Private Practice in a Rapidly Consolidating Practice World
Independent private practice is an essential part of the healthcare system. Autonomy in decision-making afforded by independent private practice is vital, preventing physician burnout and allowing for customized, personal care to patients.
Out of Committee: Outcomes Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Committee | COVID-19 Vaccines and Otolaryngology: What Your Patients Should Know
The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has placed a significant strain on the medical community over the past year and a half. In late 2020, the first vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 received emergency authorization.
Pearls from your Peers | Post-COVID Smell Loss
Cristina Cabrera-Muffly is joined by Anne Getz, MD, to discuss the aftereffects of smell loss in patients who have recovered from COVID-19.
Young Physicians Section (YPS) | AAO-HNS YPS General Assembly 2021
As a section, we have striven throughout the year to highlight inclusive diversity and leadership—both within the YPS and beyond—and we are delighted to incorporate this theme into the planning for this year’s General Assembly.
Society of University Otolaryngologists—Helping the Specialty Connect and Grow
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the many inequities it exposed, the SUO has spent much of the last year working to ensure our membership has a space to feel welcome and to discuss these issues.
Humanitarian Travel Grant: Surgical Outreach Program for Cleft Lip and Palate Repair in Bolivia
XXXVII Pan American Congress of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery