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WIO 10-Year, Star-Studded Celebration Is a “Can’t Miss” Event

“Four Days in Boston: A History of the AAO-HNS Section for Women in Otolaryngology”

Saturday, October 3

  • Women in Otolaryngology General Assembly: 5:00 – 6:00 pm (ET)
  • Women in Otolaryngology Speed Networking Event (sold out): 6:15 – 7:15 pm (ET)
  • WIO Endowment Donor Appreciation and “Sparkle” Reception: 8:30 – 9:00 pm (ET)
  • Video Premiere and Discussion with Movie Creators and WIO Founders: 9:00 – 10:20 pm (ET)

Join AAO-HNS as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Section for Women in Otolaryngology (WIO) and the WIO Endowment (WIOE) featuring the movie premiere “Four Days in Boston: A History of the AAO-HNS Section for Women in Otolaryngology.” Attend an interactive reception, the movie premiere viewing party, and a discussion with the movie creators on Saturday, October 3, starting at 8:30 pm (ET). You’ll hear inspiring stories from WIO trailblazers who share their vision that has fostered positive change and growth for the specialty. Watch the trailer for a sneak peek!

Powell, MD

Throughout its 10-year history, WIO and the WIOE have focused on several priorities dedicated to assisting the career development of women otolaryngologists and those considering careers in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. “Look at the funded research projects that have been supported by WIOE grants and it’s impossible to miss the many ways that the WIO has contributed to raising awareness and reshaping the discussion surrounding women’s issues in the field of otolaryngology,” said Angela M. Powell, MD, WIO Chair.

The documentary no doubt will bring recognition to the collaborative and cooperative work that has happened over 10 years to mark this milestone celebration.  To continue this effort, more volunteer individuals will be needed, and there is plenty of opportunity for more involvement shared Dr. Powell. Join a WIO committee, participate as a guest on any of the AAO-HNS/F committees during the Annual Meeting, celebrate WIO Day on March 8, donate to the WIOE, and promote WIO on social media. “Support the great work being done by your colleagues around the world in your local communities and share your accomplishments with the WIO Governing Council so that we can amplify the message. The WIO is here to serve our members!”

Dr. Powell also took a moment to recognize the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how her work for equity in opportunity corresponds to the efforts of WIO and WIOE. “Her legacy to champion equality for women in the workplace is being lived through the WIO. We continue to actively seek opportunities for leadership development, engage our members with mentorship and sponsorship opportunities, educate our members in negotiation skills, highlight and work to eliminate pay inequity in the specialty, and survey our members to remain relevant in how we tailor our message and direct our resources in this era of COVID-19.”

Set your calendars to join in this special celebration of the 10-year anniversary of WIO and WIOE. This “can’t miss” event is open to all Academy members who are registered for the Annual Meeting.

In addition to the activities on the schedule for October 3, WIO also sponsored/co-sponsored the following education activities provided throughout the Virtual Annual Meeting:

  • Leadership Lessons: Strategies for Success
    • Presenter: Evelyne Kalyoussef, MD
    • Presented Wednesday, September 16, 8:00 am (ET)
  • #What? 2.0: The Dos and Don’ts of Social Media in Otolaryngology
    • Presenter: Hayley L. Born, MD
    • Presented Wednesday, September 16, 8:00 am (ET)
  • Bullying in the Workforce: How to Recognize and Respond
    • Presenter: Katharine Kavanagh, MD
    • Presented: On Demand
  • Know Your Worth: Compensation Models
    • Presenter: Robin W. Lindsay, MD
    • Presented: On Demand
  • Developing Professional Expertise: Plan, Publish, and Present
    • Presenter: Samantha Anne, MD
    • Presented Sunday, September 13, 3:00 pm (ET)
  • Facing Unconscious Bias in Medicine
    • Presenter: Minka L. Schofield, MD
    • Presented: On Demand

If you missed any of the live presentations of the events above, they will be available in the on-demand library of education content 72+ hours after the presentation was given. Attendees will have until 11:59 pm (ET), October 31 to access all content from the Virtual Annual Meeting on the platform, with most then being available on the AAO-HNSF education platform, OTO Logic, for three years.