May 18, 2013
Annual Meeting Wrap-Up
President Thomas Looks Forward to AAO-HNSF's Future
thank you all for the opportunity to
serve you as President. I look forward to
working together over the next year to
discover new ways of providing value to
each of you during these unique times.
House Lecturer Emulates Entrepreneurial Spirit
Having the gumption to build on an idea so it ultimately benefits the greater good of patients is inherent in Rodney Perkins, MD. The developer of the laser stapedectomy possesses an entrepreneurial spirit that's led him to become a worldwide leader in the development of surgical biotechnology.
Miniseminar Offers Primer on Tonsillectomy Guidelines
About 500,000 tonsillectomies are performed each year on children, making the procedure commonplace for otolaryngologists. In an effort to identify opportunities for improvement of care, an Academy-commissioned committee has developed Clinical Practice Guidelines for Tonsillectomy in Children.
Awareness of Population Groups Helps Combat Healthcare Disparities
All medical practices face the challenges of working with patients from different cultures and levels of literacy, but otolaryngologists face a special challenge because so many of their patients have problems with hearing loss.
Miniseminar Covers Ethical Engagement with Industry
Academy members are facing increasing pressure as they balance interactions with device and drug manufacturers, maintain corporate funding sources to support research and educational efforts, and experience greater public scrutiny.
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