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February 2022 – Vol. 41, No. 1
UPDATE! Tympanostomy Tubes in Children
Insertion of tympanostomy tubes is the most common ambulatory surgery performed on children in the United States.
The art of mentorship is to motivate and challenge individuals to reach beyond their comfort zone and to achieve levels that were not previously recognized.
Ken Yanagisawa, MD, AAO-HNS/F President
Volunteerism Is a Currency that Always Appreciates
So many members have given so much to the Academy over the last several years despite very trying times.
James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F EVP/CEO
CPG: Tympanostomy Tubes in Children (Update) Key Action Statements (KASs)
The CPG update affirms and includes all the original KASs based on external review and assessment. New recommendations based on gaps or new evidence was also prioritized.
FEBRUARY IS KIDS ENT HEALTH MONTH | COVID-19 in Children: Severity, Sequelae, and Vaccine Update
Since early 2019, the world has witnessed the rise of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that has culminated into a global pandemic.
From the Education Committees: Management of Pediatric Thyroid Nodules
Thyroid nodules are present in 1%-5% of people under 18 years of age. Additionally, pediatric thyroid nodules are more likely to be malignant, with 22%-26% of them cancerous, compared to about 5% in adult patients.
From the Education Committees: How Is Your Time Valued?
Your time is precious, and many would agree that time is your most valuable asset.
Out of Committee: Sleep Disorders | Oral Appliances for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, in Our Hands
Whether you call them oral appliances, mandibular advancement devices, or as some of my patients say, “the mouthpiece,” they have become an established and valuable therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Going (or Going Back) into Practice: What to Expect
Starting a practice, taking a new position, or transitioning to a different practice type or location is a daunting proposition, and one that our professional training doesn’t necessarily prepare us for.
Cloud computing has ushered in the era of Anything-as-a-Service.
Never-ending Puzzle of the Perfect Surgery
The “time off” forced upon us during the initial phase of the pandemic provided an important pause in our lives permitting some self-reflection.
Spotlight: Humanitarian Efforts
I am a family nurse practitioner working in pediatric otolaryngology at Stanford Children’s Health in Palo Alto, California.
#BOGMTG22 Features Keynote Presentation by Kate Stewart Raise Your Voice: Paving the Path for an Equitable Future
The AAO-HNS/F Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting is featuring a keynote presentation by Kate Stewart, Vice President and General Manager, ENT for Stryker, on the topic of pay parity in healthcare.
#BOGMTG22 - Keeping You Connected
We will gather together virtually for a second year in a row on April 9 for the AAO-HNS/F 2022 Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting.
WIO’s Continued Focus on Wellness
WIO Day is right around the corner on March 8 and the ideal time to recognize our colleagues, not only for the amazing work they do but in how they help, advise, and mentor other women otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons.
Call for Simulation Abstracts Coming Soon!
Do you have an innovative simulator model or simulation activity that you would like to share with the otolaryngology community?
AAO-HNS/F HONORARY AWARDS
Online applications are being accepted for the Academy’s various recognitions of outstanding physicians, committees, and societies that have gone above and beyond this past year.
Top 100 CPT Codes
The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery has prepared new resources for members.
World Hearing Day: To Hear for Life, Listen with Care!
The World Health Organization founded World Hearing Day to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care throughout the world.
Call for IAB Chair-Elect Nominees
Are you interested in holding a global leadership position within the Academy, or can you recommend a colleague?
Education Opportunities in Pediatrics
Explore the OTO Source Pediatric Otolaryngology Unit and select from multiple modules and surgical videos covering topics from genetic testing through other conditions.