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2013 Scientific Program Revamps Posters, Oral Presentations

The Program Advisory Committee, led by Eben L. Rosenthal, MD, began preparing for the AAO-HNSF 2013 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM in September 2012 as it assessed the 2012 program, reviewed the attendee evaluation data, and refined the abstract/proposal criteria that would be vital in the selection process of this year’s miniseminars and scientific presentations. The call for papers began in November for the miniseminar program and was reopened to scientific oral and poster abstracts from late January to mid-February. By late February, the committee had reviewed a few hundred miniseminar proposals and was then responsible for reviewing and evaluating more than 1,100 oral and poster abstracts. The 2013 Scientific Program was then created from this enormous pool of quality evidence-based research and case studies.

As is tradition, the 2013 Scientific Program will include five Honorary Guest Lectures whose esteemed lecturers were personally invited by AAO-HNS/F President James L. Netterville, MD. This year’s guest lectures will cover topics from head and neck cancer to medical ethics. Be sure to review the enclosed Preliminary Program for the full list of lecturers and topics.

The Scientific Program comprises scientific oral presentations, miniseminars, and scientific poster presentations.

  • Scientific Oral Presentations—Timely oral presentations that contain innovative information and present findings on scientific research, surgical procedures, practices, and approaches for practicing surgeons, residents, and medical students. During each session, the author will conduct a brief presentation and take questions from the audience.
  • Miniseminars—Presentations, case studies, and/or interactive discussions that provide an in-depth, state-of-the-art look at a specific topic.
  • Scientific Posters—The annual meeting features displayed posters that showcase the expansive range of studies in all areas of otolaryngology. More than 400 scientific posters contain innovative information and findings on original scientific research, case studies, surgical procedures, practices, and approaches for practicing surgeons, residents, and medical students. Scientific Posters will be located in Hall C of the Vancouver Convention Centre and can be viewed Sunday through Wednesday.

Poster Program Improved
Beyond the tried and true, this year’s Scientific Program features some new and exciting additions to its core evidence-based education programming. Among them is the opportunity to view all 400-plus scientific posters from the convenience of your home/office computer or mobile device starting on Sunday, September 29. For additional convenience, each poster in the Poster Hall will have a corresponding QR code on its board. Scanning the barcode with a smartphone or camera-equipped tablet will allow you to access an electronic version of the poster. Computer kiosks will also be located in the Poster Hall for electronic poster viewing.

To further extend your interaction with the poster authors, the traditional poster reception has been converted to a Poster Presentation Breakfast. The breakfast will take place from 7:00 am-8:00 am Tuesday, October 1 in Hall C of the convention center.

This networking event will provide poster presenters an opportunity to present their data and respond to questions all, while enjoying a healthy breakfast before the start of that day’s Scientific Program.

New Oral Format
The oral presentations also will receive a facelift this year. In response to comments we received from oral presenters and previous years’ attendees, some oral presentations will now be given in a accelerated format that consists of a three-minute oral presentation and two minutes of discussion. The new format will provide additional time for questions and answers after each oral presentation and allow us to expand the number of oral presentations that can be presented during the scientific program.

With three critical improvements to the Scientific Program and the beautiful backdrop of Vancouver, BC, Canada, this year’s annual meeting is set to captivate and engage all participants. We look forward to your joining us and experiencing everything the annual meeting has to offer. Search the program offered at this year’s meeting.