In its 117th year, the AAO-HNSF 2013 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠ provides the opportunity for thousands of Academy members, non-member physicians, allied health professionals, administrators, and exhibiting companies to convene. The meeting draws more than 5,500 medical professionals from around the world and features instruction courses, miniseminars, scientific oral presentations, honorary guest lectures, and numerous scientific posters.
This year’s host city, Vancouver, BC, offers a winning combination of world-class hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Few convention cities offer such a wide range of cosmopolitan amenities in a downtown core that is safe, clean, pedestrian friendly, with a stunning backdrop of mountains and ocean.
Whether you’re an annual meeting veteran or a first-time attendee, attending one or more of the AAO-HNS/F activities will enhance your meeting experience:
Saturday, September 28
Maximize Your Membership—Get Involved with AAO-HNS/F
4:30 pm–5:30 pm
This session provides insights on how to maximize your AAO-HNS membership by taking advantage of all member benefits and opportunities to participate in AAO-HNS/F activities. These activities are designed to help you improve as a physician and a leader. Not an Academy member? Attend this session to learn about the value of Academy membership, meet key leaders, and ask questions of knowledgeable staff members. To learn more, visit www.entnet.org/getinvolved.
First-Time Attendees Orientation
5:30 pm–6:30 pm
Learn what to expect and how to get the most out of your first AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠. Although this orientation is particularly important for all first-time attendees, even the most experienced AAO-HNSF meeting attendee can benefit. Learn how to maximize your annual meeting experience and how to organize your many ideas and activities so you can easily navigate your way through the meeting.
Sunday, September 29
6:00 pm–7:30 pm Sunday, September 29
The President’s Reception is open to all annual meeting attendees, including registered guests and exhibitors. A well-attended event, it takes place on the first evening of the annual meeting in honor of the outgoing president. Badges are mandatory. If your guest has not registered, please do so before attending any annual meeting event.
Monday, September 30
Women in Otolaryngology Section Luncheon/General Assembly
12:00 pm–2:00 pm
This year, the Women in Otolaryngology Section’s keynote luncheon speaker features Christina M. Surawicz, MD, MACG, professor of medicine, division of gastroenterology, University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Surawicz will address attendees on Women and Leadership. 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 and tickets are required.
Career Fair (New!)
5:30 pm–7:30 pm Monday, September 30
This year’s most dynamic recruiting event, the AAO-HNSF Career Fair, is hosted by HEALTHeCAREERS Network. This evening event will take place on Monday at the Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver. The Career Fair provides opportunities for candidates in all specialties and levels of training to speak face-to-face with hiring representatives onsite. Employers can leverage this opportunity to personally engage with numerous qualified job seekers at one time.
Tuesday, October 1
Poster Presentation Breakfast
7:00 am–8:00 am
This networking event will provide poster presenters an opportunity to interact and personally discuss their findings with annual meeting attendees.
6:30 pm–8:00 pm
Experience the revitalized Alumni Receptions. This year’s alumni receptions have been enhanced to allow you to visit more easily with your friends and colleagues from other institutions, enjoy a lavish selection of regional Canadian morsels and treats, and be entertained by local talent. Visit www.entnet.org/annual_meeting often to see the latest list of Alumni Receptions.
International Reception (invitation only)
8:00 am–10:00 pm
All registered international attendees and their spouses are invited to this reception, where President James L. Netterville, MD, will honor the delegates from our guest countries—Canada, Kenya, Nigeria, and Thailand. We encourage international guests to wear national dress. Attendees enjoy a variety of desserts and DJ with dancing.
Search the itinerary planner to find out all of the other opportunities you can experience at this year’s meeting.