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Continuing Certification in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: Need-to-Know Updates for 2020

Monday, September 14, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Business of Medicine / Practice Management Track



Critical changes have been made to continuing certification requirements, formerly known as Maintenance of Certification (MOC), for otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeons.

Don’t miss Monday’s session led by John S. Rhee, MD, MPH, President, American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (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.

Session highlights include important program changes and innovations being made by 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.

The ABOHNS and AAO-HNSF are working in stride to maximize the value of the program to benefit otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeons, said Dr. Nussenbaum.

Examples of collaborations to support members keep their certification up-to-date include:

  1. CME that Counts for MOC: AAO-HNSF’s OTO Logic—otolaryngology learning network provides a breadth of courses that offer CME that counts for MOC and meet the requirements for ABOHNS Part II – Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment credit. Examples include FLEX, the Foundation’s new flagship education subscription product, Otolaryngology Patient Scenarios (OPS—formerly the ABOHNS SAMS), Annual Meeting, and much more.
  2. Participation in CertLink: 10 CME/MOC credits are awarded for successful participation annually in the program.
  3. CertLink References: To reinforce lifelong learning in self-identified knowledge gaps, each test item provides reference links to relevant, high quality AAO-HNSF OTO Logic CME activities. It also includes links to relevant modules in OTO Source, a single source online repository for otolaryngology education.

If you miss this live event, it will be available in the on-demand library of education content within 48 hours following the presentation.