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AAO-HNS/F Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting

The AAO-HNS/F Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting provides a forum for leadership discussions and practice management tools for physicians caring for Otolaryngologic patients. Physician attendees will learn about cultural competence, diverse workplaces, and emotional intelligence, and how these affect their practice of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery through interactive sessions lead by their peers and subject matter experts.

By attending the AAO-HNS/F 2021 Leadership Forum attendees will be able to:

  • Stay abreast of the recent changes on coding, billing, and reimbursement that will impact practice management.
  • Identify the critical issues facing the practice of otolaryngology and how physicians can properly monitor the legislative process and identify appropriate advocacy opportunities.
  • Review the lasting impact of COVID-19 for the practice of medicine. 
  • Apply strategies to improve cultural competency and growing diversity amongst your patients. 
  • Hear case studies in society management on ways to build membership, plan and execute a conference, and select a lobbyist. 

Target Audience

The Leadership Forum is designed for otolaryngology – head and neck surgery residents, young physicians, and physician members.


This meeting has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. AAO-HNSF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Hours

AAO-HNSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Credit will be awarded to physicians when documented by the submission of the evaluation in

Claiming CME/MOC Credit

To claim your CME/MOC credit, please follow the instructions below:

Step 1: Login to:

Step 2: Enter your AAO-HNS ID number and password; if you forgotten it, there are prompts to retrieve it. 

Step 3: Click on the left-hand Navigation Bar to access the OTOLogic Catalog

Step 4: Under Activity Series click on Live Meetings 

Step 5: Click 2021 BOG/Leadership Forum to complete the evaluation and claim your CME credit

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Saturday, April 17

10:00 - 10:05 AM

Welcome and Opening remarks 

Lance Manning, MD, Chair, AAO-HNS/F Board of Governors

10:05 - 10:35 AM

Coding, Billing and Reimbursement Update

R. Peter Manes, MD

10:40 AM – 11:10 AM

Innovation in Healthcare

Mark Cuban, Entrepreneur

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

From the Hill

Wendell Primus, PhD, Senior Policy Advisor on Budget and Health, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), U.S. House of Representatives

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Break

12:30 PM - 12:55 PM

Legislative and Regulatory Update

AAO-HNS Advocacy Staff

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

The Lasting Impact of COVID-19 for the Practice of Medicine

Susan R. Bailey, MD, President, American Medical Association

1:50 PM – 2:30 PM

Legislative Healthcare Agenda 

Larry Buchson, MD, U.S. Congressman (R-Indiana, 8th District)

2:35 PM – 3:10 PM

Cultural Competence: Growing Diversity Amongst Your Patients 

Gabrielle Felder, MPH, Director of Research and Consulting, Just Communities

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

BOG Committee Updates

  • BOG Governance & Society Engagement Committee 
    Dale Tylor, MD, Chair
  • BOG Legislative Affairs Committee
    Jeffrey Brown, MD, Chair
  • BOG Socioeconomics & Grassroots Committee
    Andrew Coughlin, MD, Chair

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

OTO Roundtable

3:30 PM - 3:35 PM 

Welcome & Program Overview

Dale Tylor, MD, BOG Governance & Society Engagement

3:35 PM - 4:20 PM

Society Management Best Practices

  • Building Membership
    Jonathan D. McGinn, MD, Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Planning and Executing a Conference
    Raj Petersson, MD, Virginia Society of Otolaryngology
  • Selecting a Lobbyist
    Theodore P. Mason, MD, Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.

4:20 PM - 4:30 PM

Discussion and Closing Remarks

*Subject to change. Final detailed program will be emailed to all registrants and will be available on this page.

Questions about this year’s virtual meeting?  Email

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