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"In today's world, our Academy and its Foundation have gone far beyond traditional services for members to develop a wealth of new programs to safeguard and build the specialty."

David R. Nielsen, MD
Executive Vice President
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery/Foundation


Educating and Lifelong Learning

AcademyU, the Foundation's comprehensive otolaryngology education source, contains hundreds of learning options presented in a variety of formats to complement different learning styles. Developed by leading expert volunteers, the materials are designed to deliver relevant education that is meaningful to your practice. Visit now.


The Foundation provides educational support for maintenance of licensure and certification. All education activities, including the AAO-HNSF annual meeting, are aligned with the specialty areas defined by the American Board of Otolaryngology, making it easy for you to customize your education. For up-to-date information on Maintenance of Certification (MOC), click here.


Conferences and Events

Members enjoy a reduced registration rate on registration for the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, the world's largest gathering of otolaryngologists, together with the world's largest collection of products and services for the specialty. This four day, premier educational program provides the latest in otolaryngology medicine through scientific oral and poster presentations, miniseminars, instruction courses, and more.


Legislative and Political Advocacy

Your membership supports the Academy's political and legislative advocacy efforts, helping to advance key policy initiatives important to the specialty, your practice, and your patients. Learn more about leadership opportunities and ways to get involved locally!



Scientific journal, Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery

Ranked first** (Eigen Factor) among the journals in the specialty, it is packed with articles on scientific developments, cutting-edge research, guidelines, topical supplements, and systematic literature and evidence reviews.


Members have access to the new AAO-HNSF online journal, Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, with robust features and functionality. Editor's Choice collections have been added to the electronic journal, as well as popular monthly podcasts.



Our highly ranked and valued monthly magazine, the Bulletin, brings you timely, trusted insights on clinical developments, safety and socioeconomic issues, managing your practice, and translational research.


The News

The News helps members stay informed with Academy news and other timely issues affecting the whole specialty, and is delivered weekly by email.


Health Policy and Business of Medicine

Academy membership allows otolaryngologists to gain access to coding and reimbursement resources including coding and reimbursement workshops, template letters, links to outside resources, and ENTCodingToday, our custom database designed to save members time and money when submitting services for reimbursement. Learn more.


Engagement Opportunities

With membership comes many rewarding ways to engage with your colleagues through the Academy and its Foundation. Opportunities are designed to meet all levels of participation for continued development as physicians and as leaders to further strengthen the specialty. Members can select opportunities based on schedules, interests, and priorities. Below are just a few ways to get involved. Visit our website for a full list of opportunities.

  • Education and Clinical Committees
  • Component Relations Activities
    • Board of Governors (BOG)
    • Section for Residents and Fellows (SRF)
    • Women in Otolaryngology (WIO)
    • Humanitarian Efforts
    • International Affairs
  • Leadership Development Opportunities
  • Submissions to the Bulletin and Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery


Resources to Help You Improve Your Practice and Stay Connected to Colleagues

The Academy and its Foundation have gone far beyond traditional services for members to help build their practice and further their careers.


ENT Careers

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery's online career center, ENT Careers, includes all specialty areas within otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. ENT Careers is a single-source solution for recruitment and career searches, and offers job candidates increased access and exposure to thousands of employers. For employers, job postings are advertised to millions of qualified job applicants. Visit to explore. 


AAO-HNS Member Network

All members are automatically included in our online directory, "Find an ENT", one of the most-visited features of our website. Do not miss having your name listed on this valuable referral tool. In addition, members receive an updated Membership Directory, a personal worldwide address and phone book for otolaryngology professionals. Members can use the Directory, and the companion online database, when making referrals out of their area. Learn more

Educating the public about the specialty can be challenging. To assist members, the Academy's website offers a wide-range of informational and educational services for their practice and patients. Our media kits, customized press releases, and educational campaigns provide tools to help physicians market their practice.


Patient Information

Members receive a discount when ordering our health information designed to educate patients on the diagnoses and treatments you provide most. Created and peer-reviewed by our member physicians, this information, in print or as content for a practice's website, provides a basic overview of diagnoses and treatment conditions to help answer your patient's questions. Learn more.


If you are unsure about your membership status, or simply want more information, please contact us.


**Eigenfactor™ Score (EF): A measure of the overall value provided by all of the articles published in a given journal in a year.  Article Influence™ Score (AI): a measure of a journal's prestige based on per article citations and comparable to Impact Factor

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Receive many benefits to help you in your professional pursuits:  shape the future of the specialty, manage the business side of your practice more smoothly, and more.

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