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10 tips for converging with the specialty’s leading experts

Take advantage of the many events available to expand your professional network and tap the minds of leaders. Here are 10 ways you can engage with otolaryngology’s best and brightest.

The Annual Meeting officially kicks off on Sunday, September 15, with a schedule that offers fantastic opportunities to see colleagues and meet the global ENT community throughout the day. After a full lineup of cutting-edge sessions, the Welcome Ceremony and President’s Reception tie the Annual Meeting’s two largest events together, creating the perfect environment for high-profile networking.

While the Annual Meeting starts on Sunday, there are several ways to engage with otolaryngology’s best and brightest throughout the entire conference.

  1. Sign up for Lunch with the Experts. Engage in peer exchange and discussion with otolaryngology legends in an intimate atmosphere.
  2. Sit in on a committee meeting. Contribute as a guest at one (or more) of the over 60 committee meetings covering a wide range of different topics and subspecialty areas.
  3. Meet colleagues at the Alumni Reception. Connect with new and old friends from your alma mater and other academic institutions.
  4. Attend a General Assembly Meeting. Collaborate with current and rising leaders at the Board of Governors (BOG), Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training (SRF), Young Physicians Section (YPS), Women in Otolaryngology (WIO) Section, or International Advisory Board (IAB) General Assemblies.
  5. Register for a Preconference Workshop. Start strong in New Orleans with an in-depth workshop led by top medical minds featuring topics such as sialendoscopy, endoscopic ear surgery and eustachian tube balloon dilation, thyroid and neck ultrasound, and OTO emergencies.
  6. Practice physician wellness with your peers. Get to know others while pumping up your endorphins during the OTOs on the Run 5K or Sunrise Yoga.
  7. Introduce yourself to a speaker. After an interesting session, spark a conversation with the speaker by exchanging business cards and posing your burning questions.
  8. Unite with specialty societies. The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), American Head and Neck Society (AHNS), American Laryngological Association (ALA), and American Neurotology Society (ANS) will present tailored content during dedicated sessions as part of the Annual Meeting program.
  9. Make your mark at the Career Fair. Meet face-to-face with hiring representatives from all subspecialty areas.
  10. Meet the Scientific Poster authors. Ask questions and share experiences with the poster presenters in these truly interactive sessions all while earning CME.


You don’t have to wait until you’re in New Orleans to start connecting with other OTO experts. Join the conversation now by using #OTOMTG19 and following @AAOHNS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Register today and start planning your Annual Meeting experience at www.entannualmeeting.org.