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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.

Attend the AAO-HNSF Virtual Joint Meeting:  ICORL 2021

Join the International Congress of ORL-HNS 2021 (ICORL 2021) in conjunction with 95th Annual Congress of Korean Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. The Joint Meeting is held virtually this year April 23 through April 25. For more information, contact secretariat@icorl2021.org or International@entnet.orgLearn more

Call for IAB Chair-elect nominees

A 2021-2022 Chair-elect of the International Advisory Board (IAB) will be elected at the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Los Angeles, CA. Candidates must be active international (non-U.S.) members of the AAO-HNS and formally affiliated with the AAO-HNSF International Corresponding Societies network. Deadline for submission of the nominee application is April 1. Learn more.

New this Year: Announcing the AAO-HNS Virtual International Visiting Scholarship

Anticipating that current travel restrictions and the temporary pause of many international Observership opportunities at U.S. medical institutions/departments of otolaryngology will continue into the foreseeable future, we realize that it may be hard for applicants to meet both criteria of the IVS program (in-person Observership and travel to the Annual Meeting in Los Angeles). If this is the case, we strongly encourage you to apply to the AAO-HNS Virtual International Visiting Scholarship (IVS) this year.

The AAO-HNS Virtual IVS includes a waiver for Annual Meeting & OTO Experience registration fees and a one-year trial membership of the AAO–HNS. There would be no monetary award since there would be no travel to the U.S. Learn more.

Call for Volunteer Faculty for 2021 International and Joint Meetings

Since its inception, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has cultivated ties to national otolaryngology societies and similar organizations around the world.  The AAO-HNSF assigns great importance to these relationships ,which collectively advance the otolaryngology specialty in ways no one society can achieve alone.

One important means of building global relationships is through Joint Meetings, i.e., conferences or meetings jointly organized or endorsed by the AAO-HNSF and a counterpart otolaryngology entity.

We are accepting applications for volunteer faculty to present at AAO-HNSF International Joint Meetings in 2021.  Linked HERE is the AAO-HNSF Volunteer Faculty Application.

For more information, contact International@entnet.org.

Opportunities

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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.

 

2020 -2021 IAB Officers


Chair: Karl Hoermann, MD, Mannheim, Germany

Chair-Elect: Prof. Muaaz Tarabichi, MD, 

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: Karl Hoermann, MD

  • IAB Chair-Elect: Prof. Muaaz Tarabichi, MD

  • Immediate Past Chair: Sady Selaimen da Costa, MD, PhD

  • AAO-HNS/F Immediate Past President: Duane J. Taylor, 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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2021-2022 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 2021-22 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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International Observership Directory
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Below is a listing of U.S. otolaryngology organizations or departments that offer international observerships. International observerships allow eligible international physicians the ability to shadow U.S. physicians and learn more about the specialty of their choice. Please note, each institution has different eligibility requirements. For further information regarding individual international observerships, please contact each institution directly according to their below information.
If you have any questions about the database or would like your U.S. otolaryngology institution to be added to our directory, please contact international@entnet.org

Boston University School of Medicine
Program Contact: Gregory A. Grillone gregory.grillone@bmc.org
Website: https://www.bmc.org/otolaryngology-ear-nose-and-throat-surgery/team
Subspecialty Offered: General Otolaryngology and Laryngology. Currently not accepting observers, due to COVID-19.

Cooper University Hospital
Program Coordinator: Nadir Ahmad
Website: https://www.cooperhealth.org
Subspecialty Offered: General Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery
Program Requirements: Contact Eileen Baptiste baptiste-eileen@Cooperhealth.edu for information. She will provide details of requirements. No deadline for applications. Available year round. Currently not accepting observers, due to COVID-19.

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Program Contact: Joseph K. Han hanjk@evms.edu
Website: www.evms.edu
Subspecialty Offered: Allergy and Rhinology Currently not accepting observers, due to COVID-19.

Emory University
Program Contact: Please see website for information.
Website: http://otolaryngology.emory.edu/ed_and_train/fellowship/index.html
Subspecialty Offered: Endocrine Surgery, General Otolaryngology, Head Neck Surgery, Laryngology, Otology Audiology, Neurotology, Pediatric Otolaryngology, and Rhinology
Program Requirements: During COVID-19 pandemic times, Emory Otolaryngology cannot accept outside observers. We will update this site with requirements once new observer policies are available.

Emory University - Winship Oncology Observational Fellowship
Program Contact: Barbara Powley bpowley@emory.edu
Website: http://otolaryngology.emory.edu/ed_and_train/fellowship/index.html
Subspecialty Offered: Endocrine Surgery and Head Neck Surgery
Program Requirements: The application process is not open at this time. Once the application process opens, it will be announced here.

Johns Hopkins
Program Contact: Jon Russell jrusse41@jhmi.edu
Website: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/otolaryngology
Subspecialty Offered: Endocrine Surgery
Program Requirements: Minimal requirements for an observership of less than two weeks. May be constrained due to COVID or high volume of observers.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Program Contact: Daniel Faden daniel_faden@meei.harvard.edu
Website: https://oto.hms.harvard.edu/
Subspecialty Offered: Head Neck Surgery

Rush University Medical Center: Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Program Contact: Sofia Gardanova Sofia_Gardanova@rush.edu
Website: https://www.rush.edu/services/ear-nose-and-throat
Subspecialty Offered: Endocrine Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, General Otolaryngology, Head Neck Surgery, Laryngology, Neurotology, Otology Audiology, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Rhinology, and Sleep Medicine. Currently not accepting observers, due to COVID-19.
Program Requirements:

  1. Education: MD or equivalent
  2. Training: Completed a Residency in ENT
  3. Two letters of reference of mentors
  4. Fluent in English
  5. Willingness to lead/contribute to a clinic research project if present in the department for time period of two months or more

Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington
Program Contact: Breanne Buckley, otoobserverships@seattlechildrens.org
Website: https://www.seattlechildrens.org/clinics/otolaryngology/
Subspecialty Offered: Pediatric Otolaryngology
Program Requirements: Full breadth pediatric otolaryngology experience: Cleft/Craniofacial, Vascular Anomalies, Microtia, Hearing Loss, Cochlear Implant, Velopharyngeal Insufficiency, Voice, Airway, Aerodigestive, Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES), Complex Sleep, Thyroid, Pediatric Head and Neck, Sinus and Cranial Base Surgery. Currently not accepting observers, due to COVID-19.
Requirements:
- Application form
- Curriculum Vitae (CV),
- A current photograph
- Letter of recommendation
- Copy of the information page of their current Passport

Southern Illinois University
Program Contact: Denean Vreeland dvreeland59@siumed.edu
Website: https://www.siumed.edu/ent
Subspecialty Offered: Endocrine Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, General Otolaryngology, Head Neck Surgery, Laryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Program Requirements: SIU Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery gladly welcomes international observers. Requests are taken on a rolling basis with no application deadline. We request that you submit your CV along with an email requesting an observership. Further institutional requirements will follow. Currently not accepting observers, due to COVID-19.

University of Virginia
Program Contact: Jose Mattos jm6cb@virginia.edu
Website: https://med.virginia.edu/otolaryngology/
Subspecialty Offered: Rhinology Currently not accepting observers, due to COVID-19.

West Virginia University
Program Contact: Hassan H. Ramadan hramadan@hsc.wvu.edu
Website: https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/otolaryngology/
Subspecialty Offered: Rhinology
Program Requirements: Deadline for applications are four months ahead of start date. Currently not accepting observers, due to COVID-19.

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AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience
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International Guests of Honor 2021

We are pleased to announce that the International Guests of Honor for the AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience are Australia, Brazil, Ghana, New Zealand, and Poland.

Bulletin articles from the 2020 Annual Meeting Guests of Honor Series

Egypt

Germany and Germany

Taiwan

Bulletin articles from the 2019 Annual Meeting Guests of Honor Series

Peru

Philippines

Turkey

United Kingdom

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.