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2015 Meeting Daily

September 30

  • Upcoming Coding WorkshopsICD-10 will be launched October 1, so learning to use the new billing codes is a necessity. Learn more about ICD-10 at AAO-HNSF coding workshops scheduled for the coming months. Read More
  • Tuesday Passport Winners AnnouncedCongratulations to Tuesday's Daily AAO-HNS Passport winners: Read More
  • SRF Elects New Officers for Coming YearThe Section of Residents and Fellows-in-Training (SRF) elected officers for the coming year at its General Assembly Tuesday. Read More
  • YPS Selects New OfficersThe Young Physicians Section (YPS) Governing Council designated the following individuals as their new GC representatives for the coming year during the YPS General Assembly Tuesday. The new YPS Governing Council Officers: Read More
  • BOG Executive Committee Election ResultsThe Board of Governors (BOG) elected new officers to serve in the coming year. The new officers are: Read More
  • AAO-HNSF Receives ACCME Accreditation with CommendationThe AAO-HNSF has recently been awarded the distinction of Accreditation with Commendation by our accrediting board, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). This status is awarded to only a fraction of all organizations who seek to become an accredited provider and represents acknowledgement of a program that delivers the highest quality of practice-relevant, physician-focused education. The AAO-HNSF is honored to receive this distinction and share this achievement with our dedicated membership, without whose contributions and leadership this would not be possible. Read More
  • New Sinusitis Guideline Eases Antibiotic UseThe new clinical practice guideline for adult sinusitis that was published in April will be discussed in a Mini-seminar today. The new guideline makes a stronger recommendation on withholding antibiotics, addresses adjunctive therapies, and includes patient materials. Read More
  • Panelists to Share Tips in Treating Vocal Fold ParalysisA panel of experts will use case studies to share their techniques and the latest trends in the treatment of vocal fold paralysis during a Miniseminar this morning. Read More
  • Scale, Reimbursement Dominate Vision of FutureIn many ways, healthcare seems to be on an unstable tectonic plate, with temblors causing shifts—small and large—in the way physicians and medical institutions function. Tuesday, panelists at the “Board of Governors' Hot Topic 2015: Practicing Otolaryngology in 2025” examined those shifts, and even offered some predictions. Read More
  • Tinnitus Research Advancing TreatmentTinnitus is a persistent problem for which there is no cure, but new neurobiology research shows the promise of developing effective treatments. In addition, an AAO-HNSF guideline and the research of Veterans Administration (VA) institutions help to direct effective management of the condition. Read More

September 29

  • Practice Management Talk on YPS General Assembly AgendaApresentation on practice management and the election of new officers is on the agenda for the Young Physicians Section (YPS) General Assembly from 3:30 pm-5:30 pm today at Dallas Ballroom BC of the Omni Dallas Hotel. Read More
  • Otolaryngology Education Products Offered OnlineAAO-HNSF is offering several new online education products for otolaryngologists to expand their knowledge and earn continuing medical education credit. The products include new online courses and eLectures focused on pediatric treatments, and Annual Meeting video recordings. Read More
  • Sign Up for Legislative Advocacy ProgramSuccessful legislative advocacy starts with a solid grassroots foundation. To ensure the message of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery is heard broadly on Capitol Hill, the AAO-HNS is launching PROJECT 535. Read More
  • Two Books Added to AAO-HNSF SeriesAAO-HNSF has added two titles to its book and eBook collection through an agreement with Thieme Publishers. Read More
  • WIO Elects New OfficersThe Women in Otolaryngology (WIO) Section elected new officers to serve in the coming year. Read More
  • Take the AAO-HNS Passport ChallengeLearn all that AAO-HNS has to offer with your 2015 Annual Meeting Passport. The passport, inserted into 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 seven of the 10 locations and return your completed passport to the Member Resources booth for your chance to win prizes. Read More
  • Outcomes Better for HPV-Positive Cancer PatientsPatients with head and neck cancers who test positive for human papillomavirus (HPV) have better survival rates than those who test negative for HPV, according to study results that will be presented Wednesday during Scientific Oral Presentations-General Head and Neck Surgery. Read More
  • Study Treats Migraine Headaches with SinuplastyBalloon sinuplasty was shown to be effective in treating headaches—even migraines—in a pilot study that will be reviewed today during “Can Balloon Sinuplasty Eliminate Headaches in Sinusitis Sufferers?” Read More
  • Studies Examine Safety, Cosmetic Outcomes of ThyroidectomiesTwo Oral Presentations will highlight studies looking at cosmetic outcomes and the safety of outpatient surgery related to thyroidectomies. “Scientific Oral Presentations—Endocrine Surgery” will be presented from 1 pm-2 pm today in Trinity Ballroom 1 of the Omni Dallas Hotel. Read More
  • Neel Lecture to Focus on Precision Health, Prediction, Prevention of DiseaseHealthcare is the opportunity of our time, and Precision Health is the way to seize it, according Lloyd B. Minor, MD, who will deliver the H. Bryan Neel III MD, PhD, Distinguished Research Lecture, “Leading the Biomedical Revolution in Precision Health: How Stanford Medicine Is Developing the Next Generation of Health Care,” at 2:15 pm Tuesday in Ballroom C4. Read More
  • Proposed OME Guideline Offers New RecommendationsOtitis media with effusion (OME) is one of the most common conditions in children, and the existing clinical practice guideline is more than 11 years old. A proposed clinical practice guideline has been completed, and it offers new recommendations concerning the treatment of infants, avoiding the use of intranasal steroids, and indications for adenoidectomy. Read More

September 28

September 27

  • Cutting-Edge Science Featured in Best of Orals SessionTwelve abstracts focusing on cutting-edge clinical and translational basic research in otolaryngology will be presented from 10:00 am-11:15 am today in Room C141 during the Best of Orals session. Read More
  • Masters of Surgery Videos MondayA new feature of the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠  is the Masters of Surgery Video Presentations session that will take place from 11:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-2:00 pm Monday in Room C141. Featured are videos of surgical procedures described below. Read More
  • Residents, Experienced ENTs To Compete in Academic BowlTeams from four university residency training programs will vie for bragging rights during the Academic Bowl from 10:00 am-11:30 am today in Ballroom C4. This ninth annual competition will feature audience participation, giving teams of residents the chance to compete against each other, but also against experienced otolaryngologists, and vice versa. Read More
  • Bobby R. Alford Research Grant Fundraiser Set for TodayA fundraising reception for the AAO-HNSF Bobby R. Alford Endowed Research Grant is scheduled for 1:00 pm-2:00 pm today in the Katy Trail Room at the Omni Dallas Hotel. The reception is by invitation only. The grant supports innovative research in the specialty and helps facilitate the career development of young investigators. Read More
  • Surgeons to Share Approaches for Scalp, Cheek ReconstructionWith the increase in skin cancer around the world have come more challenges in reconstructive surgery on patients who have cancer of the scalp, cheek, or ear. A Miniseminar today will feature five experienced surgeons sharing tips for their approaches to these complicated procedures. Read More
  • Two Guest Lectures Scheduled for MondayTwo Guest Lectures, the Cotton-Fitton Endowed Lecture in Pediatric Otolaryngology and the Eugene N. Myers, MD International Lecture on Head and Neck Cancer, will be presented Monday. Read More
  • Monday Panel to Preview Proposed Updated Guideline for Otitis Media With EffusionA proposed clinical practice guideline for treating patients with otitis media with effusion is expected to be published in the first quarter of 2016, but it will be previewed during a Miniseminar from 7:30 to 9:00 am Monday in Ballroom C4 of the convention center. Read More
  • Learning Opportunities Extend to the OTO EXPOThe AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠  exhibit hall offers a variety of learning experiences where you can see how products, devices, and services can help improve your practice. The OTO EXPO is open today through Tuesday from Hall C through Hall E of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Read More
  • Learn About ENT Clinical Data Registry at Miniseminar, BoothAAO-HNSF will launch Regent℠ , its ENT clinical data registry, early next year. Learn about the benefits of Regent, its operations and goals during a Miniseminar immediately following today's Opening Ceremony and at short educational sessions during the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠ . Read More
  • Conley Lecturer to Discuss HealthcareChurch Health Center is the largest healthcare organization of its type in the United States, providing care with more than 42,000 patient visits annually without any government funding. Its founder and leader, G. Scott Morris, MD, MDiv, will talk about the group's work and goals when he delivers the John Conley, MD Lecture on Medical Ethics, “What Makes a Great Surgeon?” today. Read More
  • Opening Ceremony to Recognize Tradition, ChangeThe Opening Ceremony offers the first opportunity to reconnect with colleagues at the AAO-HNSF 2015 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠  and to learn more about what is behind this year's theme: “You Spoke. We Listened.” Read More
  • AAO-HNSF Listens, Makes Changes to Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOYou Spoke. We Listened.” is the theme of the AAO-HNSF 2015 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠ . Attendees will see better access to education sessions, additional video presentations, and more learning opportunities in the exhibit hall from today through Tuesday. Read More