Future of Otolaryngology

Premiering Tomorrow, Today: Glimpse the Future of Otolaryngology

The AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience arms you with new research findings, approaches, and treatment options to help you deliver excellent patient care. This year’s event offers a unique opportunity to premier tomorrow, today as we glimpse the future of otolaryngology.

Register today to join more than 5,500 of the brightest and most talented medical experts September 10-13, in Chicago, IL!


Several features at the 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience will highlight the future of the specialty. Here’s a preview of what you can expect at #OTOMTG17.

Opening Ceremony Keynote: The Future of Medicine

Daniel Kraft, MD, is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator. With over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Kraft has chaired the Medicine for Singularity University  since its inception in 2008, and founded and is Executive Director of Exponential Medicine, a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare.

"Otolaryngologists are at a terrific crossroads of medicine. This is a field where physicians can use many existing technologies to address all elements of otolaryngology practice, from smart prevention; to better ways to personalize, plan for, and execute interventions, to improving ways to follow up and engage patients and caregivers." Dr. Kraft shares his perspective on the future of medicine in a recent Q&A.

Practice of the Future Pavilion

Featuring over 250 exhibiting companies, the OTO Experience also includes themed pavilions that each focus on a specific type of technology, service, or product. The OTO Practice of the Future Pavilion will showcase the future in technology and equipment where you’ll walk through the mock office of your imagination including four rooms: waiting room, examination room, operating room, and education/training room.

Cutting-edge ‘Future’ Sessions

The Annual Meeting theme is woven throughout the entire conference. We invite you to experience the future for yourself by attending some of these innovative sessions.

Reg-entSM Miniseminar: The Evolution of Measurement

Data is playing a huge role in the future of health and medicine. Learn more about Reg-ent, AAO-HNSF’s otolaryngology-specific qualified clinical data registry.

Focus on Simulation

Medical simulation is the modern-day methodology for training healthcare professionals with advanced technology. The Simulation Zone is a collection of medical simulation devices will be clustered to hone physicians' skills. See what others are doing in simulation and gain valuable feedback on your efforts during the Simulation Reception and Showcase. Arrive early to the meeting to attend the Simulation Experience with Northwestern University, Saturday, September 9.

John Conley Lecture: Getting to Wellness

This session will culminate in an overview of the American Academy of Otolaryngology’s efforts in developing wellness resources for Otolaryngologists through a robust multifaceted taskforce on wellness and the future for otolaryngologists.

AAO-HNS Career Fair

Prepare for your professional future at the AAO-HNS Career Fair, hosted by ENT Careers and the HEALTH eCAREERS Network.