This September, over 6,000 of your colleagues from around the globe will converge on Washington, DC to experience dynamic education designed to broaden and enrich the understanding of otolarynoglogy - head and neck surgery.
Tailored specifically for practicing otolaryngologist – head and neck surgeons and associates, researchers in otolaryngology, senior academic professors and department chairs, leaders of international societies, fellows-in-training, and residents. Meeting Registration will open on May 7, 2012.
Academy Business Meeting
The Annual Business Meeting of the Academy membership is held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO. Join your leaders on Saturday, September 8, for this official event where reports from the President, Secretary-Treasurer, Chair of the Audit Committee, and Executive Vice President/CEO will be presented.
Interested in holding a meeting or alumni reception during the 2012 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO? Click on the Affiliate Meetings link above to review the guidelines then complete and return the application. Once approved, your event will be promoted on the annual meeting website and in the Final Program.
Board of Governors General Assembly
Established in 1982 as the grassroots member network of AAO-HNS, the Board of Governors (BOG) is made up of local, state, regional, and national otolaryngology—head and neck surgery societies from around the U.S. and Canada. Members of the BOG are primarily community practitioners in the field. The Governor, the Legislative Representative, and the Public Relations Representative from each society are encouraged to attend the BOG meeting held during the Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO.
First-Time Attendee Orientation
The AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO can be an overwhelming experience to someone who has never attended. Don’t miss the First-Time Attendee orientation on Saturday, September 8. This event will help you discover how to get the most from the Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO and will connect you with other newcomers right from the start. You will have an opportunity to participate in small group discussions led by Academy leaders and staff. We also offer special roundtable discussions for Spanish-speaking visitors.
At this popular forum, the recipients of the Distinguished Award for Humanitarian Efforts and the Gold Award for Humanism in Medicine talk about their programs and Academy members and residents returning from overseas missions present short informal reports. This is a great networking opportunity for anyone planning a medical mission.
Section for Residents & Fellows General Assembly
The Assembly is the business meeting of the Section. The agenda will feature presentations from AAO-HNS leaders, a keynote speaker, Section elections, a presentation of the 2012 survey results, resolutions, and presentation of awards.
Monday, September 10, 12:00 pm
The Women in Otolaryngology (WIO) Section is pleased to announce Kevin Pho, MD as their featured keynote luncheon speaker during their Luncheon/General Assembly meeting. KevinMD.com is the web’s leading destination for provocative physician commentary on breaking medical news and he has been named the web’s top social media influencer in health care and medicine. This event is open to all members, however, space is limited and a free ticket is required for entry. Information on how to sign-up will be available soon.
ENT Careers Live!
Employers and job seekers will have an opportunity to participate in ENT Careers Live!, our employment event, during the Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO. Don’t miss this valuable networking opportunity. Visit ENT Careers, the trusted otolaryngology employment source, at www.healthecareers.com/aaohns at any time for additional information.
'Green' Convention Center
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is at the forefront of implementing environmentally-friendly initiatives to make our world a greener place. The steps that the convention center has taken will have a greater impact on the health and wellbeing of our environment for years to come. As one of the largest buildings in the District of Columbia, the convention center has an extensive recycling program as well as a serious commitment to reducing our carbon footprint. Learn more.
Instruction Course Tickets
The Instruction Course sessions are one- or two-hour sessions that address current diagnostic, therapeutic, and practice management topics, presented by both Academy members and non-members. Early registration for Instruction Courses increases your possibility of receiving your first-choice selections and saves you money. Instruction Course fees are $50 per hour, and $70 per hour for hands-on courses, if you register in advance. Fees will increase to $70 per hour and to $90 per hour for the hands-on courses after the August 3, 2012 advance registration deadline. Register online at www.entnet.org/annual_meeting.
Save on the cost of Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO registration by becoming a member, or renewing your dues. Learn about AAO-HNS member benefits some of which include: opportunities to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ at a discounted rate, and access to the best peer-reviewed scientific journal in the specialty, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, to name just a few.
Millennium Society Appreciation Lounge
We are pleased to offer all Millennium Society members exclusive access to a special Appreciation Lounge. The lounge will offer a relaxing environment to enjoy complimentary breakfast, and lunch, make plans for the evening, check email, and network with other Millennium Society members. Millennium Society Members will receive their official Appreciation Lounge invitation in late summer 2012. To join the Millennium Society, visit www.entnet.org/donate.
Sunday, September 9, 8:30 am
The Opening Ceremony provides an opportunity to honor many meeting attendees who contribute to the specialty of otolaryngology—head and neck surgery and the Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO. During this ceremony, a number of important individuals will be recognized, including the Boards of Directors, Honorary Guest Lecturers, invited international guests, Presidential Citation designees, and research, and other award recipients, and many more.
The practice of medicine extends beyond the exam room, and the OTO EXPO has more than 300 companies that cater to every aspect of your practice—device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, collections, EMR systems, waiting room solutions, financial management firms, and more. Exhibits will be in Halls A-C of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Children under 16 are not permitted in the Exhibit Hall.
Otolaryngology Historical Society
Plan to attend our 2012 Otolaryngology Historical Society (OHS) annual meeting and reception
- Date: Monday, September 10, 2012
- Time: 6:30 pm—8:30 pm
- Place: The Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC
- Room: Crentz Room
*Transportation will be provided (see below)
Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of history. Join Marc D. Eisen, MD, PhD, OHS President, and members of the History and Archives Committee for an elegant evening of fellowship at the historic Cosmos Club.
- Hear and discuss interesting historical papers
- Network with your colleagues in a unique setting
- Reflect on the impact and relevance of notable contributions to our specialty
The program includes as featured speaker, the highly regarded appraiser of historical artifacts, Allan J. Stypek, whose clients include the White House, the National Archives, the US Department of State, and many other famous Washington institutions.
Marc R. Eisen, MD, PhD, president, Otolaryngology Historical Society: Welcome and Introductions
Invited Speaker: Allan J. Stypek
Collecting Books and Manuscripts in the 21st Century—Is There a Future?
- Eduardo C. Corales, MD, Albert Mudry, MD, PhD, Stanford University
How Cranial Nerve Numbering Led to Widespread Inaccuracies in Modern Anatomical Illustrations
- Christine Gralapp, Albert Mudry, MD, PhD, Stanford University
Revisiting Max Brödel’s 1939 Classic Coronal Illustration of the Ear
- Andrew Shuman, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
From Cancer to Cookbooks: The Story of Clementine Paddleford
An informal reception follows.
*At 6:00 pm, a bus will leave from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to the Cosmos Club and return after the reception.
Resident Leadership Grants
The annual meeting features posters displayed that showcase the expansive range of studies in all areas of otolaryngology. The over 400 scientific posters are timely, contain innovative information and findings on original scientific research, case studies, surgical procedures, practices, and approaches to practicing surgeons, residents and medical students. Scientific Posters will be located in Hall C of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and can
be viewed Sunday through Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 11, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
Tuesday night of the Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO is “Alumni Night” where colleges, universities, and other otolaryngology training centers hold receptions. Interesting in holding an alumni function? Click the Alumni Functions title above for an application.
(by invitation only)
Tuesday, September 11, 8:00 pm–10:00 pm
All registered international attendees and their spouses are invited to this reception, where President Rodney P. Lusk, MD will honor the delegates from our guest countries – Chile, Israel, Spain, and Vietnam – as well as the international and humanitarian travel grant awardees.
Poster Presentation Reception
Tuesday, September 11, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
This networking event will provide poster presenters an opportunity to interact and personally discuss their findings with the 2012 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO attendees.
Sunday, September 9, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
The President’s Reception is open to all Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO attendees, including registered guests and exhibitors. A well attended event, it is held on the first evening of the Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in honor of the outgoing President. Badges are mandatory. If your guest has not been registered, please do so before attending any AAOHNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO events.
Women in Otolarynogology Section Luncheon/General Assembly
Monday, September 10, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This year, the Women in Otolarynogology Section's keynote luncheon speaker features Kevin Pho, MD, AKA KevinMD.com, social media's leading physician voice. Dr. Pho will address attendees on the confluence of social media and medicine as an effective and efficient means to communicate with colleagues, patients, and the general public. This will be followed by the Section's General Assembly meeting designed to facilitate the flow and exchange of creative ideas and mentoring opportunities. Space is limited.