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May 2022 – Vol. 41, No. 4
You Are Not Going to Want to Miss This: Claiming Your Unique 2022 Annual Meeting Experience
Arrive Saturday for the combined Presidents’ Reception, September 10. Look for more information coming soon.
Spring Effervescence and Promise
Time is a precious commodity for all of us, but one of the most worthwhile uses of our time is to help shape and direct our future directions within the Academy and our profession.
Ken Yanagisawa, MD, AAO-HNS/F President
Showcasing Otolaryngology through Innovative, Optimal Programming and Events
The AMPC received 1,808 submissions for this year’s meeting and has created a program that will exceed expectations in quality and breadth.
James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F EVP/CEO
OUT OF COMMITTEE: Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology | Allergy and Otolaryngology Just Go Better Together
Currently there is a growing need for specialists to treat allergic conditions, and otolaryngologists are uniquely positioned to assess for the presence of allergic disease in patients with upper aerodigestive tract symptoms.
FROM THE EDUCATION COMMITTEES | How to Diagnose and Manage the Patient with Olfactory Loss
Many budding physicians and surgeons who choose the field of otolaryngology do so based on our specialty’s ability to help patients regain their senses and help them interact more fully with the world around them.
Frontal Sinus Surgery for the General Otolaryngologist
Surgical management of the frontal sinus remains one of the most challenging and demanding aspects of sinus surgery.
Do Dietary Habits Affect Sinonasal and Respiratory Health?
Recent years have seen an increased interest in the association between diet and respiratory health, including allergic disease, rhinitis, and asthma.
Acupuncture in Otolaryngology: A Primer
Acupuncture, a therapeutic modality of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), has been used for centuries in Asian countries.
Tech Talk | Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know
With all this interconnectivity, how do you stay safe from hackers and protect the data that needs to be protected? This article provides practical guidance for understanding and protecting Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
The OTO Experience: A Must-Attend Event where Industry, Science, and Education Connect the Global Otolaryngology Community
Similar to Reading Terminal and the Italian Market, two famous must-see locations during your time in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, so too is the marketplace that is the OTO Experience!
Call for Late-Breaking Science: Submit Your Abstract by June 20
To further enrich the Annual Meeting program, the committee has opened a call for late-breaking abstract submissions seeking ALL research that is novel, innovative, contemporary, and of high scientific significance.
Advance Your Skills: In-Depth Workshops Led by Top Medical Minds
Start strong in Philly by making time to attend an in-depth workshop led by top medical minds. Space is limited, so reserve your seat by registering early!
Hands-On Learning: Simulation in Action
Worst-Case Scenarios Managing OTO Emergencies in Practice Workshop, Monday, September 12 | Thomas Jefferson University
See the Latest in Simulation
#OTOMTG22 features several simulation events:
Our Town: Philadelphia, Part I
Philadelphia is steeped in history and has been the epicenter of “moving forward” and advancements.
Program Information: Groundbreaking Education Program Formats
The education program is divided into 12 distinct specialty areas, allowing you to focus within your specialty or expand your knowledge in other areas.
Registration Rates Chart
Registration for #OTOMTG22 Opens May 16! Mark your calendar to register early to start planning your 2022 Annual Meeting Experience.
Pearls from your Peers | Worst Case Scenarios: Managing OTO Emergencies in Practice
Katherine Kavanagh, MD discusses worst case scenarios with Johnathan D. McGinn, MD.
Donor Spotlight: Col. Joan T. Zajtchuk, MC/USA, Retired, and Brig. Gen. Russ Zajtchuk, MC/USA, Retired
The AAO-HNS foundation is pleased to recognize Joan T. Zajtchuk, MD, and her husband, Russ Zajtchuk, MD, as new Millennium Society Lifetime donors.
SECTION SPOTLIGHT: Providing Tools to Navigate the Obstacles of Pay Parity
On the surface, it may seem that progress for women in our specialty at the leadership level is accelerating. However, glaring discrepancies in pay and metrics of advancement for women in our specialty and medicine in general continue to exist.
Board of Governors: Employing Physicians and the Healthcare Team: The Road Ahead
The Board of Governors (BOG) is introducing resources to help during these challenging times.
Mark Your Calendar: AAO-HNS/F Grant Process Opens in May!
AAO-HNS/F provides a variety of annual grants to residents, young physicians, and medical students. The grant application process will open in May for the following:
AAO-HNSF Humanitarian Travel Grant: Kenya Relief Mission Trip
Robert T. Cristel, MD, from the University of Illinois - Chicago Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, traveled with a group to the small town of Migori, Kenya, with the Kenya Relief Mission in January 2022.
2022 AAO-HNS Annual Election Opens May 9
The ballot is open May 9 through June 9, 11:59 pm (ET). Don't miss the opportunity to share your voice, cast your vote, and select the future leaders of your Academy.
May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month
Better Hearing and Speech Month is a time to raise awareness about communication disorders and available treatment options that can improve the quality of life for those who experience problems speaking or hearing.
Recognize Better Hearing and Speech Month by Using AAO-HNSF Quality Resources
In observance of Better Hearing and Speech Month, the AAO-HNSF offers the following Clinical Practice Guidelines that provide physician- and patient-related resources on hearing-related topics:
Available in OTO Logic! 2021 Annual Meeting Webcasts
Watch your favorite session again or explore a new topic and obtain CME/MOC for the first time.
OTO Source Hearing and Speech
Through the free online study guides and surgical videos offered via OTOSource, medical professionals can learn and review an array of topics from the anatomy of the temporal bone to the most common symptoms of vestibular schwannoma.