Call for Science

The AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience education program offers otolaryngologists and other healthcare professionals a series of unique and dynamic education experiences designed to broaden and enrich their practice of otolaryngology—head and neck surgery and to provide a foundation for continued learning. The Annual Meeting & OTO Experience’s program types including instruction course, miniseminar, scientific oral and poster, masters of surgery video presentation, and the international symposia track all of which provides for the application of knowledge, competence, and performance of accepted methods of diagnosis and treatment and new developments in the field.

Submission Guidelines

Submit a Proposal

The following is a description of each of the program types offered at the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience for submission:

Instruction Course

Instruction Courses are one- or two-hour sessions led by recognized expert(s) on current diagnostic, therapeutic approaches, and practice management topics. The submission should address the following:

  • Review of present knowledge and approaches
  • Review of state-of-the-art diagnosis and therapeutic approaches for patient care
  • Presentation of evidence-based data and expert opinion synthesis

Program Formats:

  • Didactic Lecture – Presented in a lecture setting designed to impart medical knowledge
  • Interactive Participation – Sessions providing the opportunity for audience members to respond to polling questions to enhance audience participation  
  • Mini-Course – Small group interaction that demonstrates communication skills resulting in effective information exchange and learning with colleagues
  • Skill-based Learning – Small hands-on sessions that enhance audience clinical expertise through team-based learning, simulation, and skill building

Instruction Courses are limited to a maximum of two presenters per hour with the lead presenter counting as one.

Miniseminar

Miniseminars are one- or two-hour sessions presented by panelists involving interactive, in-depth, state-of-the-art presentations.  The submission should address one or more the following:

  • Case-based education
  • Controversial topic debates
  • Alternative treatment options
  • Presentation of cutting-edge research

Program Formats:

  • Didactic Lecture – Presented in a lecture setting designed to impart medical knowledge
  • Interactive Participation – Sessions providing the opportunity for audience members to respond to polling questions to enhance audience participation  

Miniseminars are limited to a maximum of three presenters per hour in addition to a moderator.

International Symposia

Miniseminars that are 50-60-minute sessions featuring expert international panelists (i.e. from outside North America) involving interactive, in-depth, state-of-the-art presentations employing a variety of didactic and interactive education formats that are included above.

Scientific Oral Presentations

A series of three to six minute presentations focusing on current evidence -based research, surgical procedures and approaches in clinical sciences and its application to patient care with two-minutes of questions and answers.  Material should be unpublished and a manuscript is required to be submitted to Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Journal. Scientific Oral Presentations are limited to a maximum of six authors including presenting author who should be identified at the time of submission.  

Scientific Posters

Visual displays detailing the latest advancements in Otolaryngology research that allows the viewer the opportunity to appraise and assimilate scientific evidence for improved patient care.

Masters of Surgery Video Presentations

Short-lecture demonstration videos of key surgical procedures performed by Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeons. The session will include six 10-minutes video presentations.

Presenters are limited to five (5) presentation hours during the Annual Meeting & OTO Experience.

Call for Science

November 14, 2016 - Instruction Course, Miniseminar, and International Symposium proposal site opens

January 2, 2017 - Instruction Course, Miniseminar, and International Symposium proposal site closes

January 6, 2017 - Scientific Oral, Poster, and Masters of Surgery Video presentation proposal site opens

February 6, 2017 - Scientific Oral, Poster, and Masters of Surgery Video presentation proposal site closes