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International Outreach

International outreach, worldwide partnerships, and the exchange of information and education are important aims of the Academy and its Foundation.

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International Advisory Board (IAB)
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The IAB is made up of global otolaryngology—head and neck surgery societies from the Academy's International Corresponding Societies (ICS) affiliated network.

The IAB was established in 2016 as an international member network within the AAO-HNS Foundation. The IAB is made up of otolaryngologists around the world who belong to the ICS affiliated network, 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. This new governance structure "gives a voice" to the Academy's global community of otolaryngologists - head and neck surgeons with the goal of fostering a global otolaryngology community to promote the highest standards in clinical care through collaboration to advance education, research, and communication.


About the IAB

Fostering a global otolaryngology-head and neck surgery community is an important aim of the AAO-HNSF. In this spirit, the International Advisory Board (IAB) was established as a new representative body designed to provide international members with an unprecedented platform to interact with the Academy.

What purpose does the IAB serve?

The IAB serves as a "voice" of international otolaryngologists—head and neck surgeons, comprising an Executive Committee and General Assembly.

What is the role of the IAB?

The IAB counsels Academy leadership on AAO-HNSF engagement with the global community of otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons, opening up new opportunities for international communication and collaborative work.




Structure of the IAB: Officers, IAB Executive Committee, IAB General Assembly, and Staff


The IAB has two organs over which the Chair presides (in descending hierarchical order): The IAB Executive Committee and the General Assembly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2018 -2019 IAB Officers


Chair: Sady Selaimen da Costa, MD, PhD, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Vice Chair: Titus Sunday Ibekwe, MD, Ibadan Nigeria

IAB Executive Committee (EC)

The Executive Committee (EC) is the administrative arm of the IAB and serves the Chair primarily in an advisory capacity

  • IAB Chair: Sady Selaimen da Costa, MD, PhD, Porto Alegre, Brazil

  • IAB Vice Chair: Titus Sunday Ibekwe, MD, Ibadan Nigeria

  • Immediate Past Chair: Johan Fagan, MD

  • AAO-HNS/F Immediate Past President: Gavin Setzen, MD

  • AAO-HNS/F Executive Vice President and CEO: James Denneny III, MD

  • AAO-HNSF Coordinator for International Affairs: Pablo Stolovitzky, MD


General Assembly


The primary organ of the IAB is the General Assembly. Its membership is divided into two categories:

  1. Delegates representing International Corresponding Societies (ICS)
    ICS are otolaryngology organizations around the world that have entered into an informal corresponding relationship with the Academy.
  2. 10 individual international members who serve as At-large Representatives for countries and/or regions not already robustly represented by ICS.


IAB Staff

Rebecca Dobbins, MA 

Director, Global Affairs

Regulations of the International Advisory Board of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF)

At AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Chicago, IL, IAB Delegates to the General Assembly voted to approve the IAB Regulations, which were subsequently approved by the AAO-HNSF Board of Directors.

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2018-2019 Joint Meetings
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Since its inception, the AAO-HNSF has cultivated ties to national otolaryngology societies and similar organizations around the world. AAO-HNSF assigns great importance to these relationships, which collectively advance the otolaryngology specialty in ways no one society can achieve alone. 

The following 2018-19 Joint Meetings are conferences or meetings jointly organized or endorsed by AAO-HNSF:

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International Awards, Grants, and Scholarships
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The AAO-HNSF offers a variety of grants and scholarships to aid and encourage those who further the mission of otolaryngology on an international scale. 


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AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience
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International Guests of Honor

We are pleased to announce that the International Guests of Honor for the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Atlanta, GA, U.S.A are South Africa, Colombia, Portugal, and Japan.

Bulletin articles from the 2018 Annual Meeting Guests of Honor Series

South Africa

Colombia

Portugal

Japan


Bulletin articles from the 2017 Annual Meeting Guests of Honor Series

Republic of Korea

People's Republic of China

French Republic

United Mexican States

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AAO-HNSF International Symposium
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The AAO-HNSF International Symposium is a new Annual Meeting forum designed to showcase cutting-edge content, including Instruction Courses and Miniseminars, presented by international physicians. Click here to learn more.

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International Corresponding Societies (ICS)
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Past Coordinator for International Affairs, Eugene N. Myers, MD, developed a unique program of International Corresponding Societies which affiliate with the Academy on a peer-to-peer level. ICS leaders meet informally with Academy leaders for discussions on issues of mutual interest. 

Starting with the Spanish Society of ORL-HNS in 1997, the number of societies has grown to 70:

  1. Africa - College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA)
  2. Africa - African Head and Neck Society (AfHNS) 
  3. Americas - Interamerican Association of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngoogy (IAPO)
  4. Americas - Panamerican Association of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  5. Arabian Gulf - Gulf Cooperation Council of Otorhinolaryngological, Head and Neck Society
  6. Argentina - Federation of Argentinean Societies of Otolaryngology (F.A.S.O.)
  7. Asia-Oceania Association of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies
  8. Asia - Asian Society of Head & Neck Oncology
  9. Australia - Australian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ASOHNS)
  10. Balkan - Balkan Kulak Burun Bogaz ve Bas-Boyun Cerrahisi Birligi
  11. Bolivia - Bolivian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  12. Brazil - Brazilian Association of Otorhinolaryngology
  13. Brazil - Brazilian Society of Head and Neck
  14. Caribbean - Caribbean Association of Otolaryngology
  15. Chile - Chilean Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  16. China - Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists
  17. China - Chinese Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Society (No Website)
  18. Colombia - Colombian Association of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck, Maxillofacial and Esthetic Facial Surgery
  19. Czech Republic - Czech Society of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery
  20. Dominican Republic - Dominican Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  21. Ecuador - Ecuadorian Academy of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  22. Egypt - Egyptian Society of Ear Nose and Throat and Allied Sciences (ESENTAS)
  23. Egypt - Egyptian Otorhinolaryngological Society
  24. El Salvador - El Salvador Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  25. France - French Society of Otorhinolaryngology
  26. Germany - German Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  27. Germany - German Association of Ear-Nose and Throat Surgeons
  28. Ghana - Otorhinolaryngology Society of Ghana 
  29. Greece - Panhellenic Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  30. Honduras - Honduras Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  31. Hungary - Hungarian Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Society
  32. India - Association of Otolaryngologists of India
  33. India - Indian Academy of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  34. Iraq - Iraqi Kurdistan Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  35. Iraq - Iraqi Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  36. Israel - Israeli Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  37. Japan - Japanese Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  38. Jordan - Jordanian Society of Otorhinolaryngology
  39. Kenya - Kenya Ear Nose and Throat Society (KENTS)
  40. Lebanon - Lebanese Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head and Neck
  41. Malaysia - Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  42. Mexico - Federation of Otolaryngological Colleges and Societies of the Mexican Republic (FESORMEX)
  43. Mexico - Mexican Society of Otorhinolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery
  44. New Zealand - New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology
  45. Nicaragua - Nicaraguan Association of Otolaryngology
  46. Nigerian - Nigerian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  47. Pakistan - Pakistani Society of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck
  48. Panama - Panamanian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  49. Paraguay - Paraguayan Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 
  50. Peru - Peruvian Society of Otolaryngology and Facial Surgery
  51. Philippines - Philippine Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  52. Poland - The Society of Polish Otorhinolaryngologists, Phoniatrists and Audiologists (TOFAP)
  53. Portugal - Portuguese Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  54. Rwanda - Rwanda Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Society (ROHNSS)
  55. Saudi Arabia - Saudi Otolaryngology Society - (No Website)
  56. Serbia - Serbian Society of Otorhinolaryngology
  57. Singapore - Singapore Society of Otorhinolaryngology
  58. Slovakia - Slovak Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  59. South Korea - Korean Society of Otolaryngology
  60. South Africa - South African Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  61. Spain - Spanish Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  62. Taiwan - Taiwan Head and Neck Society
  63. Taiwan - Taiwan Otolaryngological Society
  64. Tanzania - Tanzania ENT Society (TENT) 
  65. Turkey - Turkish Otorhinolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery Society
  66. Turkey - Turkish Voice, Speech, Swallowing Society
  67. Uruguay - Uruguayan Society of ORL
  68. Venezuela - Venezuelan Society of Otorhinolaryngology
  69. Vietnam - Vietnamese Society of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery
  70. Zimbabwe - Zimbabwean Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

To apply for International Corresponding Society (ICS) status, please contact Rebecca Dobbins in the International Affairs Department at International@entnet.org.