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Model Committees Demonstrate Excellence and Achievement

Four 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.

“The work that our committees do is essential to the vitality of the Academy,” AAO-HNS/F President Richard W. Waguespack, MD, said. “This year’s Model Committees have actively advanced the Academy’s mission through activities such as presenting Miniseminars and Instruction Courses, reviewing and developing position statements, strategically working to further the specialty, and keeping committee members engaged.”

Congratulations to this year’s Model Committees:

BOG Legislative Affairs Committee

  • Paul M. Imber, DO, chair
  • Susan R. Cordes, MD, BOG vice chair

Ethics Committee

  • Lauren S. Zaretsky, MD, chair
  • Susan D. McCammon, MD, chair-elect

Head and Neck Surgery & Oncology

  • Christine G. Gourin, MD, chair

Outcomes, Research, and Evidence-based Medicine Committee

  • Scott E. Brietzke, MD, MPH, chair
  • Jennifer J. Shin, MD, SM, chair-elect

Academy and Foundation committees meet during the Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM to strategize and plan, according to the organization’s mission statement and vision. Most committee meetings are open to all members. Check the committee schedule in the final program or the official meeting app to find a committee that interests you, and learn how you can contribute and help shape the future of the specialty