Ways to Get Involved with Your Academy
As an otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeon, you want to provide the best care to your patients. To help you succeed, the AAO-HNS/F has created opportunities for you to continue improving as a physician and as a leader.
We know your time is limited, so we have made it easy for you to maximize your membership and involvement in Academy and Foundation activities. These opportunities are not only member benefits, but they also provide a valuable service to the specialty. They are designed to fit any level of participation, from face-to-face networking opportunities to activities that do not require you to go any farther than your computer. Participation in these volunteer activities is based on your own personal schedule and interests.We encourage you to review the opportunities described in this brochure and see which activities spark your interest and fit your schedule.
Involvement Levels: You Choose!
So that you can personalize your member experience, each activity has been assigned a level, giving you an idea of the time and resources involved.
Activities involve becoming an Academy member and taking advantage of benefits that require minimal time and participation. Some of these activities include annually renewing your membership dues, signing up for AcademyU®, or giving to the ENT PAC or Millennium Society.
Activities involve little time, while still allowing you to interact with your colleagues, share expertise, and further the specialty with your contributions. The activities may include joining the ENT Advocacy Network, attending the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, or submitting an article to Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery journal or Bulletin.
Activities involve a moderate amount of time and participation that may include conference calls, in-person meetings, and reviewing and editing materials and policies. Examples are participation in one of our Sections, joining one of the Academy’s clinical committees in your specialty area, or becoming a journal reviewer.
Activities involve significant time and participation. Opportunities at this level include involvement at the leadership level in one of our Sections or Committees,developing content for educational products, or participating on a panel charged with developing clinical practice guidelines.
If you come across an icon similar to this one, it means that this particular activity’s involvement levels range depending on your availability.