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Global Humanitarian Address to Focus on Initiative in Kenya

Humanitarian Efforts Forum

  • 1:00 – 3:15 pm
  • Sunday
  • Room N127

An international otolaryngology initiative, the work of travel grant recipients, a discussion on ethics, and the presentation of awards will comprise the Humanitarian Efforts Forum.

James Netterville, MD, is expected to discuss his head and neck initiative for Kenya when he delivers the Keynote Address. He is the Mark C. Smith Professor of Head and Neck Surgery and professor of otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

James Netterville, MD

Dr. Netterville will take part in a panel discussion about ethical dilemmas. Other panelists are James Saunders, MD, AAO-HNS coordinator for International Affairs; and Andrew Shuman, MD, and Greg Basura, MD, PhD, both assistant professors in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan Medical School.

Aria Jafari, MD, and Susan Cordes, MD, will present “Impact of Humanitarian Experiences on Otolaryngology Trainees: A Follow-Up Study of Travel Grant Recipients.” Dr. Jafari is from the University of California, San Diego, Health, and Dr. Cordes is the chair of the Humanitarian Efforts Committee. Tamer Ghanem, MD, will present “Syrian Refugees Facial Reconstructive Mission in Reyhanli, Turkey.” Dr. Ghanem is an otolaryngologist at Henry Ford Health System, Detroit.

Four Humanitarian Travel Grant Award recipients will report on their work around the world. Presenters will be Chris Liu, MD, speaking about Kumasi, Ghana; Lauren Moneta, MD, on Clicayo and Lambayeque, Peru; Asitha Jayawardena, MD, on Malindi, Kenya; and Minyoung Jang, MD, on Trujillo, Peru.

The recipients of four awards will be recognized. Those awards are the AAO-HNSF Distinguished Humanitarian Award, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, the Nikhil J. Bhatt, MD International Public Service Award, and the Nikhil J. Bhatt, MD International Humanitarian Award.

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