How to Participate in the WIO
The following are ways that all Academy members can participate in the WIO Section's activities.
Benefits of Section Membership
The WIO Section offers women otolaryngologists many opportunities to strengthen their professional support system and skills through networking events, professional development, and mentoring programs. In addition, membership and active involvement in the Section provides a training ground for developing leadership skills and understanding the governance structure and other avenues to engagement opportunities within the AAO-HNSF.
Professional Development and Outreach
- Present to lay public, primary care and specialist physicians, allied health professionals, students, or patients about otolaryngology– head and neck surgery
- Serve as a media contact (including writing articles for local/national news media)
- Participate in AAO-HNS media and public relations campaigns, e.g., Kids ENT Health, Otolaryngology Health and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHNCAW), etc.
- Attend the fall WIO Luncheon Session and General Assembly
- Attend WIO-sponsored annual meeting miniseminars and committee meetings
Positions available this year include:
- Chair-Elect: 1 year term, 3-year commitment: individual becomes Chair and then Immediate Past Chair.
- Member-at-Large: 2 year term
- Information Officer/Secretary: 2 year term
Click here to apply today!
Deadline to apply - Monday, June 2, 2014!
More information and a complete roster of the current WIO Governing Council and WIO Committees can be found by clicking here. Please feel free to contact us at WIO@entnet.org with any questions.
WIO Helen F. Krause, MD Trailblazer Award
The Women in Otolaryngology (WIO) Section is pleased to request applications for the Dr. Helen F. Krause Trailblazer Award. This award recognizes an individual who through scholarship, advocacy, leadership, and/or mentorship has furthered the interests of women in the field of otolaryngology.
The 2015 award application process is now closed.
- Attend the annual meeting educational sessions and miniseminars on physician payment and coverage issues
- Attend the CPT/Relative value committee meeting at annual meeting
- Fill out a RUC survey for the AMA's Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC) for otolaryngology procedures you perform
- Write an article for the monthly news magazine, the Bulletin on an issue important to women otolaryngologists and the specialty
- Receive the Health Policy Update e-newsletter and provide input on issues that directly impact you and your patients
- Participate in local, state, and federal advocacy initiatives that are of unique or of special interest to women
For more information, contact WIO staff at firstname.lastname@example.org