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2014 Meeting Daily

September 24

September 23

  • Speaker Helps Attendees ‘Present Their Best Self’This year's Women in Otolaryngology (WIO) Section Luncheon keynote speaker, Susan Miller, PhD, delivered bits of confidence-building wisdom Monday during her talk, “Presenting Your Best Self.” Read More
  • Negative Research Leads to new Plan to Battle InfectionsCholesteatoma threatens the middle ear with its continuous growth putting pressure on the bones in the area, and its pathophysiology has been a great mystery for centuries. However, research is providing insights into infections related to the condition, which eventually may help in controlling infections of cochlear implants. Read More
  • Miniseminar Shares Clinical Practice Guideline on Allergic RhinitisA new guideline for the evaluation and treatment of allergic rhinitis was just submitted to Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery last week. If accepted, it will be published in early 2015. However, Annual Meeting attendees were able to get a preview of the 14 new action statements Monday morning. Read More
  • Physicians Should Get Ready to Implement ICD-10 in 2015Concerns over the impact of implementing the ICD-10 coding classifications have led to much handwringing and four delays in its start date. Healthcare professionals need to spend the next year preparing to start using ICD-10 on Oct. 1, 2015, and not expect more delays or significant changes, according to two speakers at a Monday Miniseminar. Read More
  • Miniseminar to Address Alternative Payment Models, Academy’s Advocacy for Physician PaymentThe landscape of physician payment is changing with quality and measures becoming more intertwined in how payment is—and will be—provided for services. Read More
  • Carter Van Waes, MD, PhD, to Deliver Neel LectureCarter Van Waes, MD, PhD, clinical director and chief of the Head and Neck Surgery Branch at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and senior investigator of the Radiation Oncology Sciences Program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), will deliver the H. Bryan Neel III MD, PhD Distinguished Research Lecture at 9:30 am Wednesday in Room 414AB. Read More
  • Model Committees Demonstrate Excellence and AchievementFour committees have been named Model Committees based on their accomplishments since last year's Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM. The Model Committee Award recognizes committees that contribute in ways that lead to the overall success of the AAO-HNS/F vision: Empowering otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons to deliver the best patient care. Model committees have a passion for accomplishing the activities outlined in the AAO-HNS/F strategic plan. With more than 900 members serving on committees, the issues addressed by committees reflect the interests of the entire specialty and contribute to the Boards of Directors' actions. Read More
  • Hal Foster, MD Endowment Campaign ContributorsThe Hal Foster, MD Endowment Campaign continues to draw the interest of new donors as we forge ahead with the second phase of this historic campaign. Read More

September 22

September 21

  • Welcome to Sunny Orlando, FloridaWelcome to the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM, the premier education and networking event for the otolaryngologist-head and neck surgery community. More than 5,500 of the brightest and most talented medical experts from around the globe have convened for this unique once-a-year opportunity to share practical, comprehensive knowledge and advance the specialty. This year's destination is sure to delight attendees. Read More
  • Opening Ceremony to Demonstrate the Academy’s Leadership through Changing TimesThis year's Annual Meeting focuses on the unprecedented change in today's healthcare field. Change is not just happening to us and around us; we are also driving the change. As the leading association for otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons, we will carry out our mission amidst current and future challenges and opportunities. This theme will be evident in the Opening Ceremony, where the program will highlight how we are Transforming. Thriving. Together. Read More
  • MiniseminarsIn these sessions, many issues that you face in day-to-day practice are considered. To add to the already lively format, now 25 percent of the Miniseminars will use audience response technology allowing you to reply to a presenter's questions and instantaneously view your colleagues' answers. Read More
  • Your Passport to Explore AAO-HNSLearn all that we have to offer with your 2014 Annual Meeting Passport. The passport, available inside the printed copy of the Final Program, guides you to Academy and Foundation booths outside of the main exhibit hall, where you'll learn about the valuable resources available to Members. Receive a stamp at each booth and return your completed passport to the Member Resources booth for your chance to win daily and Grand Prizes, including free registration and accommodations for the AAO-HNSF 2015 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM in Dallas! Read More
  • Sunday Oral Presentations—Best of OralsScientific Oral Presentations are defined as: A series of five-minute oral presentations that will take place within either 50- or 80-minute topical sessions that focus on cutting-edge clinical and translational basic research aspects of otolaryngology. Read More
  • Miniseminar to Present AAO-HNSF Clinical Practice Guideline on TinnitusMore than 50 million people in the United States have reported experiencing tinnitus, resulting in an estimated prevalence of 10 percent-15 percent in adults. Despite the high prevalence of tinnitus and its potential significant influence on quality of life (QOL), no evidence-based, multidisciplinary Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) have been developed to assist clinicians with management, until now. The AAO-HNSF is pleased to present the newest CPG with official publication occurring in October. Read More