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Honorary Guest Lectures

Distinguished Research Lecture

The H. Bryan Neel III, MD, PhD Distinguished Research Lecture, funded by the Neel family and friends, was established to disseminate information on new developments in biomedical science to the otolaryngologic community. It will be presented Sunday, September 18.

NIDCR: Advancing Health Through Research and Innovation

Martha J. Somerman, DDS, PhD, is the director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institutes of Health. She is chief of the Laboratory of Oral Connective Tissue Biology at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. The NIDCR mission is to improve dental, oral, and craniofacial health through research, research training, and dissemination of health information. The NIDCR vision is that these activities will result in NIDCR being recognized as the catalyst of change in transforming how oral healthcare is delivered.

Michael M. Paparella, MD Endowed Lecture For Distinguished Contributions In Clinical Otology

The AAO-HNSF/International Hearing Foundation/Michael M. Paparella, MD Endowed Lecture for Distinguished Contributions in Clinical Otology recognizes outstanding achievements and significant sustained contributions to clinical otology and neurotology. Given biennially since 1992, the award is co-sponsored by the International Hearing Foundation. It will be presented Monday, September 19.

Human Otopathology: Renaissance or Return to the Dark Ages

Michael J. McKenna, MD, is professor in otology and laryngology at Harvard Medical School and surgeon at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. The focus of his research has been on the pathogenesis of otosclerosis and the development of better forms of treatment.

Legends In Otolaryngology Lecture

The AAO-HNSF Legends of Otolaryngology is a new initiative beginning this fall.
The Legends of Otolaryngology is a fundraising program that will honor those individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Our first Legend is M. Eugene Tardy, Jr., MD. It will be presented September 19.

Dr. Tardy will speak on medical aspects of the Lewis and Clark expedition. He has served in many leadership roles including the presidency of the AAO-HNS/F. He is emeritus professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Eugene N. Myers, MD International Lecture On Head And Neck Cancer

Established in 1991, the Eugene N. Myers, MD International Lecture on Head and Neck Cancer was endowed by Leslie Nicholas, MD, in honor of his nephew, Eugene N. Myers, MD, FRCS Edin (Hon), a past president of the AAO-HNS/F. Dr. Myers is known for his dedication to management of head and neck cancer and his interest in international medicine. It will be presented Tuesday, September 20.

The Changing Role of the Surgeon: Leading the Transformation of Healthcare

Jonathan Irish, MD, MSc, FRCSC, is chief of the department of surgical oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital/ University Health Network (UHN) and Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada. He is also full professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Toronto.

John Conley, MD Lecture On Medical Ethics

The John Conley, MD Lecture on Medical Ethics was established in 1987. This lecture is dedicated to the subject of ethics. It will be presented Tuesday, September 20.

Applying Dr. Conley’s Ethical Standards to The Practice of Contemporary Otolaryngology

Richard Holt, MD, MPH, is an emeritus professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and a faculty member of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and adjunct professor in the department of otolaryngology at the University of Missouri, and a faculty scholar in its health ethics center.

Panelists:

  • Susan D. McCammon, MD, is vice-chair, associate professor, and co-director of the Center for Cancers of the Head and Neck, and residency program director in the department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.
  • Howard W. Francis, MD, is vice-director and professor of the department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, professor of neurosurgery, and professor of radiation oncology and molecular radiation sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
  • Kevin Christopher McMains, MD, is adjunct professor in the department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio; chief of otolaryngology at Audie Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio; and associate professor in the department of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.