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Explore the OTO Experience: Your Marketplace for Products, Services, and Education

You have an open invitation to visit the OTO Experience Sunday to Tuesday, located inside the Georgia World Congress Center, Halls B2-B4. Make time in your schedule to absorb the innovation offered by more than 250 exhibitors, created exclusively for the otolaryngology community. This is your marketplace and a source of education with the opportunity to learn firsthand ways to improve the care you provide your patients.

It all starts today, with the return of the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Gather at the top of the escalators on Level 2 of Building B before 9:30 am to witness Gavin Setzen, MD, AAO-HNS/F President, cut the ribbon with oversized scissors to kick things off. As you walk in to the OTO Experience, prepare to visit our exhibitors showcasing what’s new in robotics, surgical tools and procedures, aesthetics, imaging and video, scopes, scanners, and diagnostic technology.

For a hands-on experience, make your way over to the Mobile BioSkills Lab, located at booth 1033. A special area accommodates hands-on learning surgical procedures on cadavers, including implant training. Look for the return of the ENT Over-the-Counter Pavilion, established to highlight companies that offer over-the-counter solutions. All in one spot, this pavilion offers you the opportunity to review new products for irritations and congestion, tinnitus, sleep apnea, and earwax impaction. Alternative natural solutions are also among the options.

The new and improved AAO-HNSF Practice of the Future Pavilion can’t be missed. Located at booth 2423, this pavilion will show you what’s new in the waiting room, examination room, and operating room, and what’s being used to train residents and physicians. New to the pavilion is our very own AAO-HNS/F Store. Here you can purchase products branded with the new Academy logo, including t-shirts, sweaters, sweater vests, and coffee mugs. Visit www.entannualmeeting.org/academy-products/ to learn more.

Also returning is the popular Portrait Studio located at booth 2845. We have expanded this area to better accommodate you as you come for your professional headshot photos that you can use as your Find an ENT profile picture on the Foundation’s new patient health website, ENThealth.org. This is a free service to AAO-HNS members, complete with makeup artists to ensure that you look your best. Nearby is the Product Theater at booth 3149. Come learn about maxillary mandibular fixation techniques, therapy for balance and dizziness, and hearing and ear issues, to name a few of the presentations.

Join Us for Lunch 

When it’s time to eat, you can return to the OTO Experience for delicious boxed lunches that will be set up in Hall B4. Concession carts will be located in the back of Hall B3 if you care to purchase your own lunch. Standbys will include JD’s BBQ, Nathan’s, Cappuccino Express, and some quick health-conscience grab-and-go items, set up to provide you with tasty alternatives. If you prefer a hot lunch with a side of education, check with registration about purchasing a ticket for a Lunch with the Experts (some may be sold out). Just to the left of the Hall B2 entrance, you can enjoy a hot lunch while you learn from an industry expert on various topics in the specialty.

Otolaryngology United for Global Patient Care

Right up front in the exhibit hall will be an area dedicated for exhibitors and physicians to donate equipment, tools, and medical textbooks to MedShare. The AAO-HNSF is proud to be partnering with MedShare, a 501(c)(3) humanitarian aid organization that emphasizes improving the quality of life of people, communities, and healthcare facilities and hospitals in low-resource areas around the globe. MedShare, which has headquarters in Atlanta, delivers vital medical supplies and equipment to more than 100 deserving countries to better the lives of patients. A MedShare representative will be available to provide you with a receipt for your donation.

Live from the OTO Experience

Today, from noon to 2:00 pm, the OTO Experience will host a live broadcast of the ENT Doctor’s Show. Sirius Radio will be returning for another session, bringing insights to the show and conducting interviews live from the floor. 

The OTO Experience will be open today, tomorrow, and Tuesday, so be sure to plan your schedule to allow for multiple visits over the course of the Annual Meeting. We can’t wait for you to see the latest and greatest our vendors have to offer.