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Engagement Passport

Make your impact on the specialty (and win a special gift!) by engaging with the Academy. From publishing and advocacy opportunities to getting involved with sections and committees, there are several pathways that are designed to fit different levels of participation based on your availability.

Engage Online 

Ready to start engaging with the Academy right now? There are several ways to get started from the comfort of your home or office or on the go using your mobile device. 

Advance Clinical Otolaryngology 

Share your expertise with a global audience by submitting an article for publication consideration to Otolaryngology– Head and Neck Surgery, the Foundation’s flagship journal, or OTO Open, the Foundation’s open access journal. Also, apply to be a peer reviewer for the journals. The peer review process is essential to the development of research and is a great way to get involved with the Academy. 

Participate on a Committee 

The Academy flourishes and succeeds from the contributions of its members. Serving on a committee provides the chance to collaborate, build your professional network, stay on the cutting edge of research and issues affecting the body of medicine, and earn honor points. The annual committee application cycle runs from November-January. 

Get Involved with Your Section 

Strengthen your network through the Academy’s three sections: Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training (SRF), Women in Otolaryngology (WIO), and the Young Physicians Section (YPS). 

Represent Your State/National Society on the BOG 

The Board of Governors (BOG) is made up of local, state, regional, and national otolaryngology-head and neck surgery societies from around the U.S. and Canada and serves as an important avenue of communication with the Board of Directors. 

Be an Advocate 

In today’s regulatory and legislative climate, it’s vital for U.S. otolaryngologists to use their clinical expertise to advocate on behalf of the specialty. The AAO-HNS provides numerous opportunities for members to influence federal and state healthcare policies, communicate with elected officials, and advocate for patients.


Passport Submission is as Easy as 1-2-3! 

    1. Download the Passport 
    2. Check off the activities that you’ve accomplished
    3. Email to with the subject line “My Academy Passport” 

Those with three or more activities checked will receive a special gift and will also be entered into a monthly drawing for an Academy branded fleece jacket. (While supplies last. Grand prize winners will be selected at random each month. Submit early for multiple chances to win. Submission must be sent by an AAO-HNS member in good standing. Final grand prize drawing will take place on December 31, 2019.)


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