Education Committees

Education Committee Members

Volunteerism is the key to the Foundation’s core function of educating our fellow otolaryngologist – head and neck surgeons and primary care colleagues, residents in training, and allied healthcare professionals. Membership on an Education Committee is a renewable 2-year term and a member earns Honor Award points for their efforts. They also have the opportunity to meet and closely interact with like-minded peers in the United States and around the world.

If you have expertise in a particular field and time to commit to education resource development, you are invited to apply to serve on an Education Committee. Committee members are expected to attend one meeting per year; usually held in conjunction with the Academy’s Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO.  Additional meetings may be held by web- or teleconference. 

The eight Education Committees are:

  • Core Otolaryngology & Practice Management Education Committee (COPMEC)
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Education Committee (FPRSEC)
  • General Otolaryngology Education Committee (GOEC)
  • Head & Neck Surgery Education Committee (HNSEC)
  • Laryngology & Bronchoesophagology Education Committee (LBEC)
  • Otology & Neurotology Education Committee (ONEC)
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology Education Committee (POEC)
  • Rhinology & Allergy Education Committee (RAEC)

Education Activity Development:

  • Identifying education needs based on practice gaps associated
    within the clinical areas of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery
  • Developing education outcome objectives that would help close the identified gaps
  • Recommending specific education topics that are pertinent to the speciality
  • Planning and delivering education activities that improve the members' performance in practice and aid in enhanced patient care
  • Evaluating these education activities to assess their effectiveness in improving the members' performance and improving patient outcomes

Please visit the Education Product Summary for a comprehensive description of the Foundation's education offerings and the committee expectations for each.

Conflicts of Interest/Financial Relationship Disclosure

Committee members must be willing to disclose current financial relationships with individuals or organizations that could potentially present a conflict of interest. Such disclosure ensures that the content developed by the Foundation is not influenced by a relationship, financial or otherwise, with a commercial interest. This disclosure information will be published to all learners.


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