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Board of Governors (BOG)

The BOG is made up of local, state, regional, and national otolaryngology—head and neck surgery societies from around the United States and Canada.

The BOG was established in 1982 as a grassroots member network within the AAO-HNS. The BOG is made up of local, state, regional, and national otolaryngology—head and neck surgery societies from around the United States and Canada, and serves as an important avenue of communication with the Board of Directors to help improve the programs and policies of the AAO-HNS/F.

BOG Committee Charges and Rosters

Local/State Societies

National Societies

* BOG Societies moved into observer status. Questions? Contact BOG@entnet.org.

Additional BOG Information

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About the BOG
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Background

The Board of Governors (BOG) was established in 1982 as a grassroots member network within the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery.

The BOG is made up of local, state, regional, and national otolaryngology—head and neck surgery societies from around the United States and Canada.

Members within this grassroots network are primarily community practitioners in the field of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery.

What purpose does the BOG serve?

The BOG functions as an advisory body for the grassroots to the Board of Directors in order to:

  • Act as an avenue of communication between the Board of Directors and the local, state, regional, and national otolaryngology - head and neck surgery organizations and residents;
  • Make recommendations regarding the programs and policies of the AAO-HNS;
  • Seek out and involve practitioners of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery in academic, social, economic, and political issues relative to otolaryngology - head and neck surgery in the U.S.;
  • Strengthen the AAO-HNS and otolaryngology societies; and
  • Support the general good of patients, the specialty, and the medical profession.

What is the role of the BOG?

The BOG plays a vital role in the Academy and within the specialty to:

  • Identify issues affecting the specialty;
  • Research and recommend solutions; and
  • Advocate for action and member involvement. 

2018-2019 BOG Officers

Chair: Ken Yanagisawa, MD
Chair-Elect: Spencer Payne, MD
Immediate Past Chair: Sanjay Parikh, MD
Secretary: Samantha Anne, MD
Member-at-Large: Troy Woodward, MD

Structure of the BOG

  • Committees
  • BOG Societies and Representatives
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BOG Meetings
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 2019 MEETING!

Join your colleagues for a weekend of leadership discussions, Board of Governors (BOG) meetings, informative speakers, advocacy updates, and mentoring/networking opportunities! This meeting is one of many AAO-HNS benefits, allowing members the opportunity to network and engage in peer-to-peer interaction with eminent leaders.

 

We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues next year for the AAO-HNS/F 2019 Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting – April 26-28, at the Westin Alexandria Hotel!  Additionally, please note the leadership meetings held on Capitol Hill, Monday, April 29, 2019 will be invitation-only.

Questons: email bog@entnet.org

 

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BOG Society Resources & Virtual Society Information
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Virtual Society Resources

Instruction on How to Join a Virtual Society Meeting

For more information on scheduling a Virtual Society Meeting, please contact BOG@entnet.org

2018 AAO-HNS/F Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting Summary Slides

BOG Bylaws

BOG Fact Sheet

BOG Regions

AAO-HNS Road Show PowerPoint

PSAV 30% Discount for AAO-HNS Affiliates

AAO-HNSF Guideline Pocket Cards

Clinical Practice Guideline Slide Sets Available

Present the AAO-HNSF clinical practice guidelines at your society meetings! slide sets have been developed for: AOE, Allergic Rhinitis, Adult Sinusitis, Bell’s Palsy, BPPV, Earwax (Cerumen Impaction), Improving Nasal Form and Function After Rhinoplasty, Hoarseness, Improving Voice Outcomes after Thyroid Surgery, OME, PSG for Sleep Disordered Breathing, Sudden Hearing Loss, Tonsillectomy, Tympanostomy Tubes, and Tinnitus. To request a slide set, please email lsatterfield@entnet.org.

For advocacy materials and the Road Show PowerPoint contact BOG@entnet.org

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BOG Communications & Awards
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BOG Communications

The BOG has pages in each issue of the Bulletin that keep you informed of BOG updates, state legislation, practice management matters, society news, and public relations activities. This publication is available in a print version, with selected articles on the Bulletin webpage. 

Awards

The BOG Awards will be presented on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at the BOG General Assembly during the AAO-HNS 2019 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience.

The Model Society Award recognizes outstanding local/state/regional societies that exhibit effective leadership. The Model Society Award is based on activities from February 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018.  


The Practitioner Excellence Award recognizes the prototypical clinical otolaryngologist one wishes to emulate. The Practitioner Excellence Award is open to AAO-HNS members in good standing and requires that within the past 10 years, the doctor nominated has practiced medicine in an exemplary manner and is sought out by other physicians because of their personal and effective care. In addition to his or her clinical skills, the nominee must possess one or more of the following attributes: civic leadership; charitable activity; leadership involvement with local, state, regional, or national medical organizations; community education; or engagement in local civic and/or community activities.

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Update Your BOG Society Information
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