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June 2022 - Vol. 41, No. 5
Announcing the 2022 Hall of Distinction Inductees
The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and its Foundation (AAO-HNS/F) are pleased to announce the selection of the second class of inductees into the AAO-HNS Hall of Distinction.
Graduation Joys and Wishes
Thank you to all our residents and healthcare providers who have given so much during a time of such dire need.
Ken Yanagisawa, MD, AAO-HNS/F President
Help Strengthen Our Specialty’s Voice: An Urgent Call to Action
At a time when advocacy has never been more important, active participation by our members is critical to planning and implementing successful strategies.
James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F EVP/CEO
Advocacy: RepresENTing You
The Academy is committed to advocating for the enactment of policies that strengthen the delivery of, and access to quality healthcare services in the United States.
Hear from your colleagues who have incorporated advocacy into their commitment to the specialty and their patients.
Physicians Notch Victory in Surprise Billing Lawsuit
In a major initial victory for providers, a federal district court judge in February sided with the Texas Medical Association (TMA) and struck down certain regulations related to the IDR.
ENT PAC Update
ENT PAC, the political action committee of the AAO-HNS, is a nonpartisan, issue-driven entity that supplements the Academy’s legislative advocacy efforts and helps to increase the visibility of the specialty on Capitol Hill and with key policymakers.
Virtual Congressional Advocacy Day
This year's Advocacy Day was held virtually and was open to all Academy members, making it easy for participants with busy schedules to meet with priority congressional offices.
Otolaryngology Patients with Dementia: A Growing Care Need and Opportunity
Given the associated personal and societal burden, dementia is one of the greatest global challenges for health and social care in the coming century.
FROM THE EDUCATION COMMITTEES: The Trouble with Temporomandibular Dysfunction
More than 5% of the population is thought to be affected by temporomandibular disorders (TMD).
OUT OF COMMITTEE: Voice | Gender-Affirming Voice Care Defined and in Practice
Creating a welcoming and gender-affirming environment requires training, nondiscrimination policies, and cooperation among the entire healthcare team.
OUT OF COMMITTEE: Airway and Swallowing | Dysphagia and Anterior Cervical Osteophytes
Dysphagia is a frequent complaint in the aging population and can have many different and coexisting etiologies. Did you know that cervical spinal disease can be a primary cause of dysphagia?
OUT OF COMMITTEE: Geriatric Otolaryngology | Geriatric Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program
The ACS has spearheaded successful initiatives on surgical care related to cancer, trauma, and pediatrics. Now the ACS aims to improve surgical care related to older adults.
OUT OF COMMITTEE: Veterans Affairs | Veterans Affairs and Otolaryngology: Current Perspectives and the MISSION Act
Did you know that the Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated healthcare system in the country, serving nine million veterans and employing about 370,000 full-time health professionals at 1,300 healthcare facilities?
OUT OF COMMITTEE: Diversity and Inclusion | Diverse Journeys to Otolaryngology
In this new series coordinated by the AAO-HNS Diversity and Inclusion Committee, three members share their personal stories about their journey to otolaryngology.
AMPC Members Share Personal Mentor Stories
Annual Meeting Program Coordinator, Daniel C. Chelius, Jr., MD, and AMPC Members Share Personal Stories of How Mentors from the Annual Meetings Enriched Their Lives
AAO-HNSF 2022 Annual Meeting Guest Lecturers
See the 2022 lineup for the Honorary Guest Lectureships, a time-honored tradition at the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience.
Our Town: Philadelphia, Part II
The recent renaissance of the Philadelphia area has great synergy with the AAO-HNSF’s Forward Together theme.
AAO-HNSF 2022 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience Hotel Map
AAO-HNSF 2022 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience: Schedule at a Glance
Proposed Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Combined Budget
The BODs have reviewed and conditionally approved the FY23 budget that is presented here to the membership.
OTO Journal Publishes Special Focus Issue in June: Health Equity and Diversity
The June 2022 issue of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery published as a special-focus issue on the topics of health equity and diversity.
AAO-HNSF Coordinator for Education: Call for Applicants
The AAO-HNS/F Board of Directors is seeking applicants for Coordinator for Education for the 2023-2027 term.
Congratulations Residents and Fellows
One of the most highly anticipated dates on the academic calendar is June 30. It is a day for great celebration honoring graduating otolaryngology residents and fellows.
Reg-ent Registry 101 Webinar Coming in July
The Reg-ent registry is planning a “Reg-ent Registry 101” webinar for all AAO-HNS members in July 2022.
June Is National Dysphagia Awareness Month
June Is National Dysphagia Awareness Month