The AAO-HNSF 2013 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO program offers otolaryngologists and other interested health professionals a series of unique and dynamic education experiences designed to broaden and enrich their understanding of otolaryngology—head and neck surgery and to provide a foundation for continued learning. The Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO’s program format, including scientific sessions, instruction courses, miniseminars, and posters, will help participants maintain an awareness of accepted methods of diagnosis and treatment, and will provide updates on new developments in the field.
The General Competencies for Physicians (adopted by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Medical Specialties)—medical knowledge, patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems based practice—will be addressed in presentations throughout the various sessions of the program. At the conclusion of the Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, participants should be able to:
- Apply knowledge of current issues globally affecting the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of otolaryngologic and related disorders;
- Analyze national and international research-based information and updates on practical applications affecting operative procedures, drugs, and medical devices;
- Utilize improved practice management techniques to facilitate physician performance improvement; and
- Translate into practice a broader understanding of the global approaches used in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery.
Continuing Education Credit
AAO-HNSF designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Scientific Program maximum: 13.5 credits
Instruction Course maximum: 14.0 credits
Credit is awarded to physicians when documented by the submission of the 2013 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO Evaluation. Evaluations can be completed at any computer station and for 30 days after the meeting at www.entnet.org/annual_meeting. A record of this credit can be printed after completing the evaluations and will be recorded official annual transcripts that is issued by February 2014. The Foundation is not accredited to offer credit to nonphysicians. To determine if activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ are acceptable for your licensing or certification needs, please contact your credentialing body directly. The following education activities are NOT designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™:
- Eugene N. Myers, MD International Lecture on Head and Neck Cancer
- Howard P. House, MD Memorial Lecture for Advances in Otology
- John Conley, MD Lecture on Medical Ethics
- H. Bryan Neel, III, MD Distinguished Research Lecture
- Cotton-Fitton Endowed Lecture in Pediatric Otolaryngology
- Scientific poster presentationsg
- Otolaryngology Historical Society presentations
Certificate of Attendance
A Certificate of Attendance documents your registration and attendance at the meeting; it does not contain credit information. Your Certificate of Attendance can be printed at any designated computer station. This certificate is also available online for 30 days after the meeting.
Presenter Disclosure of Financial Relationships
The AAO-HNSF endorses the guidelines for accredited continuing medical education as set forth in the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support and adheres to these standards in the conduct of its education activities. The Foundation maintains control over the development of its education activities and the selection of planners, topics, and presenters. A full disclosure of financial relationships is submitted by all planners and presenters and the presence of any financial relationships with a commercial interest is reported to the participants both in the program’s printed materials and at the presentation. In addition, presenters
will disclose their intent to discuss drugs or devices or the uses of drugs or devices that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Free Exchange of Medical Education
The AAO-HNSF is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Inclusion of any presentation or exhibit in this meeting, including presentations or exhibits on drugs or devices, or the uses of drugs or devices that have not been approved by the FDA, does not imply an endorsement by the AAO-HNS Foundation of the uses, products, or techniques presented.