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Dec21/Jan22 – Vol. 40, No. 11
2021 AAO-HNS/F Annual Report
The 2021 Annual Report is a special one in the history of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and its Foundation (AAO‑HNS/F) in that it marks the 125th anniversary of our organization.
2022: New Year’s Reflections and Resolutions
As we approach the hopes and dreams of a new year, let us reflect on our accomplishments and consider resolutions to improve our lives, practices, and profession.
Ken Yanagisawa, MD, AAO-HNS/F President
There Will Be Opportunities in 2022!
It bodes well for our ability to address the evolving changes in healthcare delivery facing us in the immediate future.
James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F Executive Vice President and CEO
ANNUAL MEETING: CALL FOR SCIENCE | Reflections: Inspiration at #OTOMTG21 Lays Groundwork for #OTOMTG22 Call for Science!
From the Education Committees | Judicious Antibiotic Usage
Antibiotics are life-saving medications, but we owe it to our patients to better appreciate when and how they can be used.
Meet the New AAO-HNSF Coordinator for Research and Quality: Vikas Mehta, MD, MPH
“I was originally attracted to the field of otolaryngology because my grandfather was very passionate about cancer care in India,” said Vikas Mehta, MD, MPH.
125 Strong Campaign Challenge
A letter from Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD, and Albert L. Merati, MD, the Co-chairs of the 125 Strong Campaign, urging members of the otolaryngology community to make a year-end, tax-deductible gift to this vital fundraising effort.
My Full-Circle Experience with the Resident Reviewer Development Program
The RRDP fosters a form of mentorship rarely available in the busy day-to-day of residency training.
Providing Expanded Opportunities to Further Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Skills
Thanks to the AAO-HNS/F Diversity Endowment URM Away Rotation Grant, I had the opportunity to complete a visiting student rotation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston during the month of September 2021.
Pearls From Your Peers: Updates to the Management of Thyroid Cancer
This month's Pearls from Your Peers spotlights Jason P. Hunt, MD, Interim Chief, Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Utah
Board of Governors: Empowering Physicians for a More Sustainable Future
I am honored to serve as the 2021-2022 Chair of the AAO-HNS Board of Governors (BOG).
SECTION SPOTLIGHT: Section for Residents and Fellows In Training | Reflections on a First-Timer’s AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting Experience
My Annual Meeting experience was outstanding—informative, productive, and frankly, fun.
2021 Distinguished Service Award Recipients: Special Recognition for Mark K. Wax, MD
Special congratulations to the 2021 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) recipients.
2021 Honor Award Recipients
Special congratulations to the 60 2021 Honor Award recipients.
2020-2021 AAO-HNS/F Committee Highlights
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Education Opportunities: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery