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2020 Meeting Daily

Sept 15

  • Planning Your #OTOMTG20 Experience Over the Next Six WeeksBuilt to be a convenience to your demanding practice and patient schedule, balanced with your personal life obligations as well, you will be able to participate in the Virtual Meeting at your own pace over the next six weeks. With plenty of ways to engage and earn the more than 300+ CME available, we look forward to seeing you on the Virtual Annual Meeting platform throughout the rest of September and into October. Read More
  • 3D Printing Leads to Patient-Specific DevicesH. Bryan Neel III, MD, PhD Distinguished Research Lecture

    Doctors are using 3D technology in creative ways to save lives like never before. The possibility of producing patient-specific medical devices has opened the door to treating patients in a very personal way, according to Glenn E. Green, MD. Read More
  • Four Ways to Incorporate A.I. into a Practice—Without Replacing StaffArtificial intelligence (A.I.) is here to stay, and it’s bringing on what Graciela Pepe, MD, PhD, considers to be the fifth Industrial Revolution. Dr. Pepe said this radical reconstruction of society will bring with it “a focus on cooperation between humans and machines to increase our productivity while freeing up time, space, and freedom in our personal lives.” Read More
  • Identifying Stressors in Response to COVID-19A global pandemic has only magnified the rates of stress and burnout that were already significant problems within the healthcare profession.Being able to identify stressors helps to problem solve, according to Jo A. Shapiro, MD, who plans to discuss the added strain the pandemic has placed on physicians in this special COVID-19 series session on Tuesday. Read More
  • Laryngeal Leukoplakia Diagnoses Rely on Narrowing EtiologiesDespite being a common cause of hoarseness, the differential diagnosis for laryngeal leukoplakia is fast. Priya D. Krishna, MD, MS, member of the AAO-HNS Voice Committee, is setting out to provide a framework to guide diagnosis and treatment in her session she moderates on Tuesday. Read More
  • Otolaryngologists as EducatorsMegan L. Durr, MD, the otolaryngology residency program director at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, CA, and the moderator of an on-demand session that aims to educate educators, believes that otolaryngologists must stay up to date on teaching techniques. Read More
  • Jury Still Out on Medical Marijuana and OtolaryngologyMedical marijuana may seem like a trend the United States is on its way to embracing, but whether it becomes a big player in otolaryngology remains to be seen. “In terms of the clinical side,” said Brian J. McKinnon, MD, MBA, MPH, of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, “otolaryngology is still in its infancy of determining the efficacy and safety of cannabis among various otolaryngologic conditions.” Read More
  • WIO Celebrates 10 YearsWIO, or the Section for Women in Otolaryngology, has now been around for a decade, and the group intends to celebrate at this year’s Virtual Annual Meeting. Read More
  • Managing Your EnergyJulie L. Wei, MD, is passionate about taking concrete steps to increase physician wellbeing.  She’s implemented a Resident and Faculty Wellbeing Program at the Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida, where she is also the division chief of otolaryngology. Read More
  • Special Spotlight on COVID-19 Series: Available On DemandThe Academy developed a series of late-breaking presentations with ties to the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to both current and future practice models for otolaryngologists. These sessions will be available for all attendees to access on demand throughout the six-week program. Read More

Sept 14

  • Opening Ceremony Brings Together the World of OtolaryngologyThe events of the Opening Ceremony demonstrated that the traditions and ceremonies of the Annual Meeting would not be hindered by the distance of participants. Read More
  • Otolaryngology During and After COVID-19The AAO-HNS Future of Otolaryngology Task Force, in collaboration with specialty societies, picked up the mantle of providing the global otolaryngology community with the necessary information and resources to navigate the practice landscape in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
  • Biologics vs. Surgery for CRSwNP: Is the Bang Worth the Buck?With more treatment choices opening up, panelists in Sunday's session discussed real-world patient scenarios to highlight the realities of treatment paths for CRSwNP—particularly in terms of cost. Read More
  • Sticking to Science amidst Pandemic PanicAs the advent of the internet indicated and present-day issues have helped to confirm, not all sources are created equally. In the era of COVID-19, otolaryngologists are tasked with assessing the value of the literature they consume—or create—to ensure that the science is sound. Read More
  • New Hearing Loss Treatments on the HorizonTraditionally, we think of hearing loss treatment methods as either supportive like hearing aids, or rehabilitative like cochlear implants. But in their session on Monday, Ronna Hertzano, MD, PhD, and Adrien A. Eshraghi, MD, MSC, plan to discuss several promising leads that go beyond what otolaryngologists currently have in their arsenals. Read More
  • From Concept to Completion: Turning Ideas Into RealityJennifer J. Shin, MD, SM, will moderate a panel on Sunday, September 20, that helps attendees learn how to identify a brilliant idea—whether it’s launching a private practice, an academic endeavor, or another business venture—and then to figure out how to realistically pursue it. Read More
  • Crafting a CareerDeveloping professional expertise might seem intimidating, but it’s not as elusive as one might think. Rachel A. Georgopoulos, MD, moderator of this session, shared everything from how to develop a career niche to how to craft a research portfolio. Read More
  • Continuing Certification in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: Need-to-Know Updates for 2020Session highlights include important program changes and innovations being made by American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) to best align with the purpose of continuing certification, findings from the CertLink™ pilot program, and plans beginning January 2021 to auto-enroll all ABOHNS diplomates in the CertLink program. Don’t miss Monday’s session led by John S. Rhee, MD, MPH, President, ABOHNS. Panelists include Brian Nussenbaum, MD, MHCM, Executive Director, ABOHNS, Mark C. Weissler, MD, Chair of the Continuing Certification Committee, ABOHNS, and Jeffrey P. Simons, MD, MMM, AAO-HNSF Coordinator for Education. Read More
  • SIM TankThe top three most innovative simulation project authors will compete for the top prize to a panel of expert judges. This event, now in its fourth year, is a popular draw for those interested in current simulator and simulation activities. Read More

Sept 13

  • AAO-HNSF Welcomes the Global Otolaryngology Community to Kick off #OTOMTG20The AAO-HNSF 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & OTO Experience honors the customs of this yearly signature event by featuring a world-renowned faculty discussing state-of-the-art treatment modalities, new therapies, and ongoing research in the field. With a six-week, specialty-focused program, the event aptly magnifies the collaborative efforts that have brought focus to “Bringing Together the World of Otolaryngology” in a way that amplifies “We Are One!” Read More
  • Special Opening Ceremony Presentation: A Tribute to Otolaryngology and You!The 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Opening Ceremony takes a special look at moments that define the specialty. It is a recognition of the work of the global otolaryngology community with this year's dynamic keynote speaker, Joel Selaniko, MD, providing a futurist outlook for the healthcare industry as the specialty rebuilds for the future after COVID-19. It is an event not to be missed! Read More
  • Addressing Health Inequity Calls for InnovationJohn Conley, MD Lecture on Medical Ethics

    The global COVID-19 pandemic is exposing some of the injustices in healthcare while simultaneously changing the way physicians can practice. It’s in this climate that Anand K. Devaiah, MD, is delivering this year’s John Conley, MD Lecture on Medical Ethics. Read More
  • Telemedicine’s Meteoric RiseNone of us could have predicted how crucial telemedicine would be in 2020—not even Douglas M. Hildrew, MD, Chair of the recently reactivated AAO-HNS Telemedicine Committee. The decision was made to revive the committee in the later parts of 2019, but when COVID-19 arrived in 2020, things moved much faster than anticipated. Read More
  • The Current Status of COVID-19 Testing, Transmission, and ImmunityThe onset of COVID-19 has triggered a significant challenge in the form of testing. Ken Kazahaya, MD, MBA, Chair of the AAO-HNS Infectious Disease Committee, will moderate a session covering the current status of COVID-19 testing, as well as community considerations following infection and what they may mean for vaccination. Read More
  • Office Hours with James C. Denneny III, MDTake advantage of this Live Q&A opportunity to engage with Dr. Denneny to discuss your most pressing topics related to the work of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and its Foundation. Read More
  • Listening and Learning — ENT Around the WorldIn this year’s Global Otolaryngology International Symposium, J. Pablo Stolovitzky, MD, AAO-HNSF Coordinator for International Affairs, welcomes the goodwill ambassadors from the AAO-HNSF International Guests of Honor countries and regions, Egypt, Caribbean, Germany, and Taiwan, who will share unique challenges and approaches to the practice of otolaryngology in their respective areas of the world. Read More
  • Global Connections at #OTOMTG20The International Symposium is a dedicated component and track of the AAO-HNSF 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & OTO Experience. It showcases cutting-edge content that is presented by international physicians providing perspectives on topics with global impact, with several sessions presented in Spanish. Read More
  • Look for Opioid Alternatives After Common OperationsPain after surgery is to be expected—but that doesn’t mean an opioid prescription should be. “Surgeons are a group of physicians that are the second highest prescribers of opioids; only pain medicine specialists prescribe more than us,” said Samantha Anne, MD, Chair of the AAO-HNSF CPG Development Group for the soon to be published CPG: Opioid Prescribing for Analgesia After Common Otolaryngology Operations. Read More
  • Otolaryngology AnalyticsTerms like “data collection” and “trend analysis” can be intimidating, especially for physicians who have not historically been conducting their own analytical reports and don’t know where to begin. But while the cold, hard numbers don’t necessarily represent a standard of care, they can point to tangible ways to improve. Read More
  • Glossary of #OTOMTG20 Program TermsThe following are terms and descriptions of various education components of the AAO-HNSF 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & OTO Experience. Read More
  • OTO Experience Thought Leadership Series and Conversations with IndustryIndustry Key Opinion Leaders share new frontiers in OTO from the vendors who make the tools for your best patient outcomes. Whether new procedures, new tools, or repurposing existing tools and biologics for other indications, these industry experts will show you ways to reach the best possible patient outcomes. Read More
  • “Office Hours” Chat in Real Time with OTO Thought LeadersThe Virtual Annual Meeting is excited to debut a new format of engagement for attendees called “Office Hours.” Live Q&A and chat functions will allow attendees to connect with peers, faculty, abstract presenters, and exhibitors from around the globe to discuss pressing issues in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery.  The following is the current schedule of […] Read More
  • “Hot Topic” Education ProgrammingThe education program is divided into 11 distinct tracks, allowing you to focus within your subspecialty or expand your knowledge in other areas. The following sessions have earned recognition as “Hot Topic” sessions by receiving the highest reviewer scores across all specialty areas from the Annual Meeting Program Committee. Read More
  • Scientific Orals and PostersScientific oral presentations are a series of three- to six-minute presentations focusing on current evidence-based research, surgical procedures, and approaches in clinical sciences and their application to patient care. Read More
  • Best of the Best: Top Oral Abstracts of 2020Scientific oral presentations are a series of three- to six-minute presentations focusing on current evidence-based research, surgical procedures, and approaches in clinical sciences and their application to patient care. The latest research related to the specialty of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery is available to all attendees at their convenience via on-demand in the Virtual Annual Meeting platform. Read More
  • OTO Experience: Highlight of Activities at the BoothsAerin Medical Aerin Medical is offering an interactive, virtual booth experience at the AAO-HNSF Virtual Annual Meeting & OTO Experience. Attendees can explore Aerin’s temperature-controlled RF, platform-based, technology and non-invasive products for chronic nasal conditions—The VivAer® Stylus for nasal airway obstruction and the new, RhinAer® Stylus for chronic rhinitis. Aerin plans to include case videos […] Read More
  • Take Part in Live General AssembliesThe AAO-HNS Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training (SRF) will have its Live Virtual General Assembly on Sunday, September 13, from 5:00 – 6:30 pm (ET). The SRF Live Virtual General Assembly has the following on the agenda Read More
  • Academy CentralAcademy Central is your one-stop-shop for all AAO-HNS/F programs and services. Visit the virtual booths where staff are waiting to assist with your questions and inquiries related to advocacy, education, member services, ENThealth, research, Reg-entSM, and so much more. Read More
  • AAO-HNS Career Fair: Register Today!Attend the AAO-HNS Virtual Career Fair to connect with private practice employers, group practices, hospitals, health systems, and other recruiters from around the country. This event is free for job seekers to attend. Read More