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July 2022 - Vol. 41, No. 6
Patient Care at the Center of Research and Quality
Vikas Mehta, MD, MPH, Research and Quality Coordinator, highlights the strategic direction and efforts of all the AAO-HNSF Research and Quality programs.
The Magic You Possess
The good news is that every otolaryngologist possesses their own magic and their own magical toolkits. We offer hope and promise to our patients as well as to our mentees.
Ken Yanagisawa, MD, AAO-HNS/F President
Exposed: The Underbelly of Our Current Healthcare System
Successful advocacy often is more about timing and the pervading macro environment than the specifics of the ask.
James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F EVP/CEO
Now in its sixth year, the Reg-ent registry has soundly endured as the only national otolaryngology-specific data repository, one that is solely focused on the specialty of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, its physicians, and its patients.
Traditional MIPS to MVP
What is an MVP, who will MVPs impact, when are MVPs being implemented, why is CMS sunsetting traditional MIPS, how is the AAO-HNSF and Reg-ent supporting and implementing MVPs?
Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) Update
The CORE grants program aids in advancing the field of otolaryngology by supporting research projects, research training, and career development.
Raj C. Dedhia, MD, MSCR, Daniel L. Faden, MD, and Aaron K. Remenschneider, MD, MPH, share their experiences with the CORE program.
Congratulations to the 2022 CORE Grantees
Since 1985, CORE has awarded more than 600 grants and more than $13 million for research projects, research training, and career development to further the specialty of otolaryngology.
Capturing and Measuring Patient Voice with PRO-PMs
Patient and family engagement is increasingly recognized as an essential component of high-quality clinical care.
Anatomy of a Measure
Quality measures are developed to include the accompanying technical specifications that are the instructions for building and calculating a measure.
Why Quality Measures Are Important
Quality measures are used to monitor patient care, connect clinical outcomes with healthcare processes, and meet third-party payer requirements.
Clinical Practice Guidelines and Expert Consensus Statements
With the goal of improving quality of care in otolaryngology, the AAO-HNSF continues to develop guidance documents, in the form of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and expert consensus statements (ECSs), on a range of topics prioritized by the GTF.
OUT OF COMMITTEE | OREBM and PSQI
Research and Quality staff support the important work of the Outcomes Research and Evidence-Based Medicine (OREBM) and the Patient Safety Quality Improvement (PSQI) Committees.
OUT OF COMMITTEE | Outcomes Research and Evidence-Based Medicine
Targeted Therapy for Advanced Thyroid Cancer
Transforming the Annual Meeting through Sponsorship
Mentorship is consistently recognized as playing a critical role in assisting individuals to achieve their career goals. Sponsorship is a less well-understood career development tactic, but is known to be just as critical to career success.
Presidential Citations 2022
The Presidential Citations are given to individuals who have had a profound influence on the AAO-HNS/F President’s life and otolaryngology career. President Ken Yanagisawa, MD, has selected these individuals for their outstanding contributions.
Pitch Your Idea at the 2022 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience
Industry entrepreneurs will go head-to-head with their latest innovations with a panel of judges and audience members viewing the top presentations and products within the industry.
Our Town: Philadelphia, Part III
Philadelphia has a rich history that meets the Forward Together theme. Meeting co-chair, David M. Cognetti, MD, offers advice for attendees both while at the meeting and while exploring Philadelphia.
#OTOMTG22 Simulation Scoop
The AAO-HNSF is continually enhancing the Annual Meeting experience.
Mark Your Schedule:
Attend BOG, SRF, WIO, and YPS General Assemblies in Philadelphia
The AAO-HNS/F committees schedule has been posted. Whether you serve on a committee or not, all Academy members are invited to attend as guests.
AAO-HNS Announces the Results of the 2022 Annual Election
The AAO-HNS extends its greatest appreciation to the candidates of the 2022 election for their dedication and willingness to run for office and serve the AAO-HNS and its members.
AAO-HNS Leaders Join Alliance of Specialty Medicine Virtual Advocacy Day
Academy members and staff participated in the Alliance of Specialty Medicine Virtual Advocacy Day on June 8.
Pearls From Your Peers | Practice Consolidation and Mergers
Lance A. Manning, MD, interviews Marc G. Dubin, MD, President and CEO of the Centers for Advanced ENT Care (CAdENT) in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, and Chair of the AAO-HNS Private Practice Study Group.
DONOR SPOTLIGHT: Jonathan Y. Ting, MD, MS, MBA
New Millennium Society Lifetime Donor
International Advisory Board (IAB) Chair-elect Election
The IAB Executive Committee selected Prof. Titus Sunday Ibekwe, MD, Abuja, Nigeria, and Prof. Piotr H. Skarzynski, MD, PhD, Warsaw, Poland, as the candidates for Chair-elect.
AAO-HNSF Humanitarian Travel Grant: Medical Outreach Trip to Kigali, Rwanda
Gaelen Stanford-Moore, MD, MPhil
NEW Head and Neck Conditions Now Available on ENThealth.org
Now Accepting 2023 Humanitarian Travel Grant Applications
The Humanitarian Efforts Committee helps the AAO-HNS Foundation as an organization, and its members as individuals, to serve humanity’s needs in this medical specialty throughout the world.
Apply Today: International Travel Grant to the 2022 Annual Meeting
The deadline to apply for an International Travel Grant to attend the AAO-HNSF 2022 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience is July 20.