The 125 Strong Campaign
(January 2021 – December 31, 2022)
A two-year fundraising effort launched in 2021 in commemoration of the AAO-HNS/F’s 125th anniversary as a specialty organization. As we reflect on the past 125 years, we look ahead to shaping our future together.
The 125 Strong Campaign was initiated to drive transformation and innovation, expand and magnify programs and services, and collectively partner for the health and well being of Academy members and those they serve. It was derived from AAO-HNS/F membership ideas and passions, and was driven by practicing otolaryngologists locally, regionally, nationally and internationally with the goal to raise funds needed to complement existing programs and to help build programs in four key program areas that will have an immediate impact.
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Advancing equitable patient care and in attracting a diverse otolaryngology community by establishing a CORE grant(s) to support research in healthcare disparities in otolaryngology and to increase travel grants to the Annual Meeting and away rotations for underrepresented minorities.
- Education – Develop state of the art learning and teaching tools through “serious” games and game-based learning tools (e.g. Animation, Simulation, Gamification, VR/AR) to advance otolaryngology education while optimizing and advancing remote learning.
- Leadership Development and Mentorship – Creating and building a strong pipeline of capable, future leaders through concentrated trainings focusing on the different leadership skills needed at distinct phases of an otolaryngologist’s career and by establishing an advanced mentorship program.
- Wellness – Enhancing the quality of otolaryngology care by cultivating physician well-being and resilience through the creation of a catalog of wellness resources, the development of a wellness certificate and a wellness ambassador program.
Thank you for making #MakeOTOStronger and in shaping the future of the specialty together.