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2016 Meeting Wrap-Up

  • Exhibit Booth Winners AnnouncedThe winners of AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM exhibit booth awards were announced.

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  • Academy Groups Select New OfficersSeveral AAO-HNSF organizations selected news officials during the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM. Read More
  • Meeting Activities Extended Outside Convention CenterThe San Diego Convention Center was the focus of much of the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM, but attendees found plenty of action outside the convention center too. They made a field trip to learn about simulation, gave hearing screenings to children, and, in two new sunrise activities at the Annual Meeting, saw San Diego on foot in a 5K run and participated in a yoga program. Read More
  • Lunch with the Experts Provided ValueGetting a little face time with an expert in your field of practice is one of the many networking options available during the Annual Meeting. The new Lunch with the Experts program allowed attendees to eat lunch with otolaryngology legends and pick their brains. Read More
  • International Symposium Introduced to MeetingAAO-HNS/F has long been a global organization, but this year's Annual Meeting made that more clear with the introduction of the International Symposium, an education track that featured 21 sessions based on abstracts submitted from outside the United States. Read More
  • New Guidelines for Rhinoplasty, BPPV, Cerumen Impaction DevelopedAAO-HNSF has developed three new clinical practice guidelines for the management of rhionplasty, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), and cerumen impaction that were reviewed in Miniseminars during the Annual Meeting. The guidelines are expected to be published next year. Read More
  • Regent: Helping Improve Treatments, PracticeOtolaryngology practices can join the AAO-HNSF RegentSM Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) now to put themselves in a position in the future to share practice data that can lead to treatment advances, demonstrate quality requirements for reimbursement, and ease the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process. Read More
  • Opening Ceremony: Meeting the Challenges of ChangeTo meet the challenges of healthcare, the Academy is expanding its vision of people, places, and practice parameters. During the September 18 Opening Ceremony, those challenges were seen as helping fuel the value they add to the specialty. Read More
  • New Research Fuels Growth in Food AllergyBasic science research has greatly increased the understanding of food allergy in recent years, and that has fueled promising advances in diagnostic testing of allergen components. Three speakers reviewed this research and the development of management strategies September 21 during the Miniseminar “Food Allergy 2016: The State of the Science.” Read More
  • Testing for Reflux Opening Doors to Improved TreatmentThe management of reflux has long been a challenge because an empiric approach directed by an algorithm is most commonly used, but the development of objective testing is helping to collect data to change treatment. Read More
  • AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠  Features FirstsAlmost 6,000 physicians and medical professionals attended the 120th AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM, contributing to a total registration of more than 8,600. This year's Annual Meeting featured many “firsts” - the first Legends in Otolaryngology Lecture, the first International Symposium, a new format for the Opening Ceremony, and the launch of RegentSM. Read More