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The AAO-HNS is calling for nominees for the Chair-Elect of the International Advisory Board (IAB). The appointment is for a 1-year term after which he/she shall become Chair of the IAB and serve a 1-year term. The position presents an opportunity to build the international educational profile of the AAO-HNS. 

Nominees must be international members of the AAO-HNS/F. Candidates must have held membership for the past 3 consecutive years, have proven leadership qualities, be familiar with the strategic direction of the Academy, and be able to dedicate the necessary time to serve. Candidates must either self-nominate or be nominated by a colleague and/or associate. 

The election will be held at the AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Los Angeles, California. The nominee receiving the majority of votes will be elected as the Chair-Elect.

Links to the IAB Chair-Elect Position Description, Application Form and other related materials are located below.

  1. Position Description: AAO-HNS/F Chair and Chair-Elect, International Advisory Board (IAB)
  2. Nominee Application Form: Must sign statement agreeing to adhere to all aspects of the AAO-HNS/F Code for Interactions with Companies
  3. Personal Statement: Maximum 750 words detailing credentials, experiences, achievements, and any other relevant information that demonstrates commitment to the specialty, and to include a vision statement for the IAB and Global Otolaryngology
  4. Curriculum Vitae (CV): (3 pages maximum)
  5. Minimum of 2 recommendation letters from the following sources:
    1. REQUIRED: From a professional associate who can speak to nominee's professional and/or scientific achievements
    2. REQUIRED: From a non-professional associate (cannot be a blood relative) who can attest to the nominee's personal background, character, spirit, and/or demeanor both in and out of the operating room
    3. IF NOMINATED BY THIRD PARTY: The nominator must submit a third letter of recommendation
  6. Signed statement agreeing to abide by the "no campaigning" policy.
  7. Completed AAO-HNS Financial and Intellectual Disclosure form (can be located at

Deadline for submission of application packet to the AAO-HNSF Global Affairs Department is April 1. The deadline will not be extended.

Please email application packets and all inquiries to Rebecca Dobbins, Director, Global Affairs,