The purpose of this specialty-specific CPG is to provide evidence-informed recommendations on postoperative management for pain in common otolaryngologic surgical procedures, with a focus on opioids.
Registration is open for the AAO-HNS/F Virtual Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting, April 17 from 10 am – 5:00 pm (ET). This year’s program will focus on Advocacy with keynote speeches from Susan Bailey, MD; U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon, MD; Mark Cuban; Gabrielle Felder, MPH; and Wendell Primus, PhD.
The special issue of the Bulletin commemorating our 125th anniversary is now available. Through the pages of this extra edition in 2021, you will find the details of the threads that weave our specialty’s rich, historic tapestry.
Please review the official slate of candidates and check back in May when the ballot opens to cast your vote for the future leadership of the Academy.
Read the article about the development of age-related hearing loss quality measures, published recently in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery.
AAO-HNS issues statement aimed at guiding physicians on the treatment of 1) patients who develop Bell’s palsy shortly after vaccination, and 2) unvaccinated patients who develop Bell’s palsy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
AAO-HNS and AAOA issue joint statement on allergic reactions related to Covid-19 vaccinations in allergic patients. The recommendations are based on best knowledge to date, but may change at any time, pending new information and further guidance from the CDC or FDA.
On December 21 Congress passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package and $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill. AAO-HNS’ summary includes the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Paycheck Protection Program.
AAO-HNS issues statement on incidence of Bell’s palsy related to FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines. These rare events should not dissuade healthcare personnel or patients from receiving these critical vaccines.
On December 11 the Academy sent letters to each of the 50 state Governors, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia urging prioritization of otolaryngologists and other frontline medical workers for receipt of the FDA’s first approved COVID-19 vaccine.
Spencer C. Payne, MD, provides an overview of proper testing techniques for COVID-19. The video provides the public a better understanding of what to expect with testing. The video is also on ENThealth.org.
The AAO-HNS, with the collaboration of the otolaryngology specialty societies, developed recommendations for a safe return to practice, presented in two parts. These will be “living documents” that will be updated on a regular basis as new information becomes available.