FLEX – Focused Lifelong Education Xperience

2024-2025 FLEX Registration Now Open!

The AAO-HNSF’s new flagship education product, FLEX—Focused Lifelong Education Xperience, provides the knowledge, education, clinical tools, and professional support to help you meet the challenges of your otolaryngology practice and build mastery throughout your career.

Please contact us at [email protected] for any questions.

The eight specialty topics for 2024-2025 include:

Subscription begins September 1, 2024, and ends August 31, 2025

  • Nasal Obstruction (September)
  • Swallowing Disorders in the Adult Patient (October)
  • Current Concepts in Thyroid Cancer (November)
  • Adult Sensorineural Hearing Loss (January)
  • Vascular Malformations (February)
  • Getting Paid Your Worth: Coding, Billing, and Contract Negotiations with Insurances and with Employers (March)
  • Nonneoplastic Salivary Diseases (April)
  • Treatment of Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate (May)

FLEX Learning Modalities


 

SEE two surgical video procedures with annotation to develop critical surgical skills.

ANALYZE five timely scientific journal articles with expert summaries.

PLAY and solve a case of the week to make the proper diagnosis and treatment pathway.

DISCUSS with your peers the relevant clinical cases and scientific journal articles selected for the specialty section.

HEAR two topical podcasts with leading experts.

Watch a case-based presentation to dive deeper into the specialty topic.

SERIOUS otolaryngology games and courses to support surgical training and prepare for scenarios that may arise.

Spanning across all eight specialty areas throughout the year, each topic will be presented in a variety of creative and contemporary learning modalities.

Built on a fundamental learning philosophy that the needs and preferences for otolaryngology education will continue to evolve over time—so will the tools provided in the FLEX subscription to ensure they remain timely and relevant for all learners.

Acknowledgments

We gratefully acknowledge Stacy T. Gray, MD, FLEX Curriculum Chair, FLEX Workgroup Chairs, and more than 180 Foundation education experts who have contributed to the success of the third year of FLEX.

FLEX CURRICULUM CHAIR

  • Stacey T. Gray, MD

FACIAL PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • P. Daniel Knott, MD, Chair

GENERAL OTOLARYNGOLOGY AND SLEEP MEDICINE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Cristina Cabrera-Muffly, MD, Chair

HEAD AND NECK SURGERY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Vikas Mehta, MD, Chair

LARYNGOLOGY & BRONCHOESOPHAGOLOGY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Paul C. Bryson, MD, Chair

OTOLOGY & NEUROTOLOGY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Maura Cosetti, MD, Chair

PEDIATRIC OTOLARYNGOLOGY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Meredith Merz Lind, MD, Chair

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Betty S. Tsai Do, MD, Chair

RHINOLOGY & ALLERGY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Zara M. Patel, MD, Chair

2022-2022 FLEX FOUNDATION EDUCATION COMMITTEE FACULTY

  • Nicole L. Aaronson, MD, MBA
  • Yassmeen Abdel-Aty, MD
  • Marianne Abouyared, MD
  • Meredith Adams, MD
  • Oliver Adunka, MD
  • Iram N. Ahmad, MD
  • Syed Ahsan, MD
  • Mursalin M. Anis, MD
  • Michael Avillion, MD
  • Christopher H. Azbell, MD
  • Douglas D. Backous, MD
  • H. Michael Baddour, MD
  • Marc Bennett, MD
  • Mathieu Bergeron, MD
  • Daniel M. Beswick, MD
  • Arnaud Bewley, MD
  • Kathleen R. Billings, MD
  • Benjamin Bleier, MD
  • Lauren A. Bohm, MD
  • Jenna W. Briddell Huckel, MD
  • Scott E. Brietzke, MD, MPH
  • Chris Brook, MD
  • Seth Brown, MD
  • Paul Bryson, MD
  • Ken Byrd, MD
  • Cristina Cabrera-Muffly, MD
  • Matthew Carlson, MD
  • Salvatore M. Caruana, MD
  • Erika Celis-Aguilar, MD
  • Yvonne Chan, MD
  • Christopher Y. Chang, MD
  • CW David Chang, MD
  • Jeffrey Cheng, MD
  • David H. Chi, MD
  • Robert H. Chun, MD
  • David Cognetti, MD
  • Brett Comer, MD
  • Michael J. Coulter, MD
  • Maura Cosetti, MD
  • Stephen P. Cragle, MD
  • Brianna Crawley, MD
  • Roberto Cueva, MD
  • Shiva Daram, MD
  • Robert H. Deeb, MD
  • Christine E. DeMason, MD
  • Joseph E. Dohar, MD
  • Laura Dominguez, MD
  • Matthew D. Ellison, MD
  • Antoine Eskander, MD
  • Erynne A. Faucett, MD
  • Daniel Fink, MD
  • Valerie A. Flanary, MD
  • Adam Folbe, MD
  • Scott Fortune, MD
  • Eric Gantwerker, MD, MSc, MS
  • William Gao, MD
  • Laura R. Garcia-Rodriguez, MD
  • Lauren Gardiner, MD
  • Alexandros Georgolios, MD
  • Daniel I. Gerges, MD
  • Neil Gildener-Leapman, MD
  • Christina M. Gillespie, MD
  • John Goddard, MD
  • Jason C. Goodwin, MD
  • Zhen Gooi, MD
  • Steven L. Goudy, MD
  • Anne E. Gunter, MD
  • Nikita Gupta, MD
  • Edie Hapner, MD
  • Kyle Hatten, MD
  • Nadine H. Haykal, MD
  • Oswaldo A. Henriquez, MD
  • Laura T. Hetzler, MD
  • Marc H. Hohman, MD
  • Jacob Hunter, MD
  • Inna Husain, MD
  • Abraham Jacob, MD
  • David Jang, MD
  • Gina Jefferson, MD
  • Anita S. Jeyakumar, MD, MS
  • Sveta A. Karelsky, MD
  • Srinivas R. Kaza, MD
  • Steven T. Kmucha, MD, JD
  • P. Daniel Knott, MD
  • Darius Kohan, MD
  • Maggie Kuhn, MD
  • Walter Kutz, MD
  • Devyani Lal, MD
  • Elton M. Lambert, MD
  • April M. Landry, MD
  • Claire M. Lawlor, MD
  • Stella E. Lee, MD
  • Jivianne K. Lee, MD
  • Corinna G. Levine, MD
  • Meredith Merz Lind, MD
  • Christopher V. Lisi, MD
  • Myriam Loyo Li, MD, MCR
  • G. Nina Lu, MD
  • Kimberly Luu, MD
  • Sara MacDowell, PT, DPT
  • Stephen C. Maturo, MD
  • Alice Z. Maxfield, MD
  • Jessica Maxwell, MD
  • Jason G. May, MD
  • Susan McCammon, MD
  • Edward McCoul, MD
  • Hilary McCrary, MD
  • Margo M. McKenna Benoit, MD
  • Kevin E. McLaughlin, MD
  • Vikas Mehta, MD
  • Kara D. Meister, MD
  • Abie Mendelsohn, MD
  • Alan Micco, MD
  • Sean M. Miller, MD
  • Mark Mims, MD
  • Ashkan Monfared, MD
  • Wojciech Mydlarz, MD
  • Mohsen Naraghi, MD
  • Jacob Pieter Noordzij, MD
  • Daniel O’Brien, MD
  • Adrian A. Ong, MD
  • Michael Orestes, MD
  • Zara M. Patel, MD
  • Aru Panwar, MD
  • Jon-Paul Pepper, MD
  • Kellous A. Price, MD
  • Dan Quall, MS, CCC-A
  • Roy Rajan, MD
  • Anais Rameau, MD
  • Sanjeet Rangarajan, MD
  • Lara K. Reichert, MD, MPH
  • Scott M. Rickert, MD
  • Brianne B. Roby, MD
  • Nicholas Rowan, MD
  • Amy Rutt, MD
  • Michael J. Rutter, MD
  • Mirabelle Sajisevi, MD
  • Joe Saliba, MD
  • Nikki Schmitt, MD
  • Evan Schreyer, MD
  • Scott J. Schwartz, MD
  • Matthew S. Sitton, MD
  • Mark C Spaw, MD
  • Samuel A. Spear, MD
  • Maie St. John, MD
  • Heather Starmer, SLP
  • Kevin P. Stavrides, MD
  • Robert N. Strominger, MD
  • Larissa Sweeny, MD
  • Abtin Tabaee, MD
  • Andrew Tassler, MD
  • Dana M. Thompson, MD, MS, MBA
  • Brittny Tillman, MD
  • Betty S. Tsai Do, MD
  • Dale A. Tylor, MD, MPH
  • Esther Vivas, MD
  • Patrick C. Walz, MD
  • Weitao Wang, MD
  • Debra G. Weinberger, MD
  • Michael S. Weinstock, MD
  • Aileen P. Wertz, MD
  • Cameron Wick, MD
  • Elizabeth S. Willingham, MD
  • Sarah Wise, MD
  • Francis A. Wolf, MD
  • Bradford A. Woodworth, MD
  • William Yao, MD
  • Mike Yao, MD
  • Mary Ying, MD
  • Habib G. Zalzal, MD
  • George H. Zalzal, MD
  • Daniel M. Zeitler, MD
  • David A. Zopf, MD

We gratefully acknowledge Stacy T. Gray, FLEX Curriculum Chair, FLEX Workgroup Chairs, and more than 166 Foundation education experts who have contributed to the success of the second year of FLEX.

FLEX CURRICULUM CHAIR

  • Stacey T. Gray, MD

FACIAL PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • P. Daniel Knott, MD, Chair

GENERAL OTOLARYNGOLOGY AND SLEEP MEDICINE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Jeffrey Stanley, MD, Chair
  • Christina Cabrera-Muffly, MD, Chair-elect

HEAD AND NECK SURGERY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Vikas Mehta, MD, Chair

LARYNGOLOGY & BRONCHOESOPHAGOLOGY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Paul C. Bryson, MD, Chair

OTOLOGY & NEUROTOLOGY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Maura Cosetti, MD, Chair

PEDIATRIC OTOLARYNGOLOGY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Meredith Merz Lind, MD, Chair

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Lance Manning, MD, Chair
  • Betty S. Tsai Do, MD, Chair-elect

RHINOLOGY & ALLERGY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Stacey T. Gray, MD, Chair
  • Zara M. Patel, MD, Chair-elect

2021-2022 FLEX FOUNDATION EDUCATION COMMITTEE FACULTY

  • Nicole L. Aaronson, MD
  • Yassmeen Abdel-Aty, MD
  • Marianne Abouyared, MD
  • Meredith E. Adams, MD
  • Lacy K. Adkins, MD
  • Oliver F. Adunka, MD
  • Syed F. Ahsan, MD
  • Ahmed Al-Sayed, MBBS
  • Mursalin M. Anis, MD
  • Elton Ashe-Lambert, MD
  • Michael P. Avillion, MD
  • H. Michael Baddour Jr., MD
  • Cristina Baldassari, MD
  • Melynda A. Barnes, MD
  • Marc L. Bennett, MD
  • Mathieu Bergeron, MD
  • Daniel M. Beswick, MD
  • Arnaud F. Bewley, MD
  • Kathleen R. Billings, MD
  • Benjamin Saul Bleier, MD
  • Nikolas Block-Wheeler, MD
  • Lauren A. Bohm, MD
  • Maurits Boon, MD
  • Chris M. Brook, MD
  • Seth M. Brown, MD
  • James K. Byrd, MD
  • Matthew L. Carlson, MD
  • Salvatore M. Caruana, MD
  • Erika Celis-Aguilar, MD
  • Dylan K. Chan, MD, PhD
  • Yvonne M. Chan, MD
  • Daniel R. Clayburgh, MD, PhD
  • David M. Cognetti, MD
  • Brett T. Comer, MD
  • Stephen P. Cragle, MD
  • Brianna K. Crawley, MD
  • Roberto A. Cueva, MD
  • Terry A. Day, MD
  • Robert H. Deeb, MD
  • Karuna Dewan, MD
  • Laura M. Dominguez, MD
  • Lee D. Eisenberg, MD, MPH
  • Antoine Eskander, MD
  • Waleed Ezzat, MD
  • Erynne A. Faucett, MD
  • Daniel S. Fink, MD
  • Valerie A. Flanary, MD
  • Adam J. Folbe, MD
  • D. Scott Fortune, MD
  • Eric A. Gantwerker, MD, MMSc (MedEd)
  • William Z. Gao, MD
  • Laura R. Garcia-Rodriguez, MD
  • Celeste C. Gary, MD
  • Neil Gildener-Leapman, MD
  • Christina M. Gillespie, MD
  • John C. Goddard, MD
  • Nira A. Goldstein, MD, MPH
  • Zhen Gooi, MD
  • Anne Gunter, MD
  • Niki Gupta, MD
  • Edie R. Hapner, PhD
  • Kyle M. Hatten, MD
  • Oswaldo A. Henriquez, MD
  • Heather Herrington, MD
  • Jacob B. Hunter, MD
  • Colin T. Huntley, MD
  • Inna A. Husain, MD
  • Abraham Jacob, MD
  • David W. Jang, MD
  • Gina D. Jefferson, MD
  • Anita S. Jeyakumar, MD
  • John H. Joseph, MD
  • David H. Jung, MD, PhD
  • Sveta A. Karelsky, MD
  • Margaret A. Kenna, MD, MPH
  • David Kent, MD
  • Steven T. Kmucha, MD, JD
  • Darius Kohan, MD
  • Nikita V. Kohli, MD
  • Alan Kominsky, MD
  • Theda C. Kontis, MD
  • Maggie A. Kuhn, MD
  • Devyani M. Lal, MD
  • April M. Landry, MD
  • Linda N. Lee, MD
  • Stella E. Lee, MD
  • Christopher V. Lisi, MD
  • Yi-Chun Carol Liu, MD, MS
  • Phillip S. LoSavio, MD
  • G. Nina Lu, MD
  • Prashant S. Malhotra, MD
  • Benjamin D. Malkin, MD
  • Alice Z. Maxfield, MD
  • Jessica Maxwell, MD, MPH
  • Hilary C. McCrary, MD
  • Edward D. McCoul, MD
  • Kara D. Meister, MD
  • Abie H. Mendelsohn, MD
  • Alan G. Micco, MD
  • Mark M. Mims, MD
  • Ashkan Monfared, MD
  • Wojciech K. Mydlarz, MD
  • Mohsen M. Naraghi, MD
  • Jacob Pieter Noordzij, MD
  • Daniel C. O’Brien, MD
  • Michael I. Orestes, MD
  • Aru Panwar, MD
  • Andrea M. Park, MD
  • Kellous A. Price, MD
  • Patricia L. Purcell, MD, MPH
  • Sanjeet V. Rangarajan, MD
  • Lara K. Reichert, MD MPH
  • Brianne B. Roby, MD
  • Nicholas R. Rowan, MD
  • Alexander Rivkin, MD
  • Michael J. Ruckenstein, MD, MSc
  • Amy L. Rutt, DO
  • Mirabelle B. Sajisevi, MD
  • Joe Saliba, MD, MSc
  • Jeffrey M. Schafer, MD
  • Nicole C. Schmitt, MD
  • Christopher A. Schutt, MD
  • Rahul Seth, MD
  • Ava Shamban, MD
  • Rodrigo C. Silva, MD
  • Alyssa J. Smith, MD
  • Ryan J. Soose, MD
  • Mark C. Spaw, MD
  • Samuel A. Spear, MD
  • Todd A. Spock, MD
  • Maie St. John, MD, PhD
  • Robert N. Strominger, MD
  • Larissa Sweeny, MD
  • Abtin M. Tabaee, MD
  • Andrew B. Tassler, MD
  • Brittny N. Tillman, MD
  • Dale A. Tylor, MD, MPH
  • Ronald J. Vilela, MD
  • Esther X. Vivas, MD
  • Johnathan M. Walsh, MD
  • Patrick C. Walz, MD
  • Michael S. Weinstock, MD
  • Aileen P. Wertz, MD
  • Cameron C. Wick, MD
  • Lyndy J. Wilcox, MD
  • Elizabeth S. Willingham, MD
  • Andre M. Wineland, MD
  • Sarah K. Wise, MD
  • Mike Yao, MD
  • William C. Yao, MD
  • Yu-Lan Mary Ying, MD
  • Daniel M. Zeitler, MD

We gratefully acknowledge Richard V. Smith, MD, past Coordinator for Education, FLEX Workgroup Chairs, and more than 130 Foundation experts have contributed to the successes of this inaugural year.

EDUCATION STEERING COMMITTEE

  • Jeffrey P. Simons, MD, Chair

FACIAL PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Scott B. Roofe, MD, Chair

GENERAL OTOLARYNGOLOGY AND SLEEP MEDICINE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Jeffrey Stanley, MD, Chair

HEAD AND NECK SURGERY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • David M. Cognetti, MD, Chair

LARYNGOLOGY & BRONCHOESOPHAGOLOGY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Thomas L. Carroll, MD, Chair
  • Paul C. Bryson, MD, Chair-elect

OTOLOGY & NEUROTOLOGY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Marc L. Bennett, MD, Chair

PEDIATRIC OTOLARYNGOLOGY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Meredith Merz Lind, MD, Chair

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Lance Manning, MD, Chair

RHINOLOGY & ALLERGY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Stacey T. Gray, MD, Chair

2020-2021 FLEX FOUNDATION EDUCATION COMMITTEE FACULTY

  • Marianne Abouyared, MD
  • Oliver F. Adunka, MD, FACS
  • Garima Agarwal, MD
  • Jamie Andrews, MD
  • Arvind K. Badhey, MD
  • Cristina Baldassari, MD
  • Mathieu Bergeron, BPharm, MD
  • Daniel Beswick, MD
  • Kathleen R. Billings, MD
  • Nikolas R. Block-Wheeler, MD, MS
  • Brian J. Boyce, MD
  • Joseph P. Bradley, MD
  • Scott E. Brietzke, MD, MPH
  • Christopher Brook, MD
  • Seth M. Brown, MD, MBA
  • Cristina Cabrera-Muffly, MD
  • Matthew L. Carlson, MD
  • Salvatore M. Caruana, MD
  • Mohamad R. Chaaban, MD
  • Yvonne Chan, MD, FRCSC, MSc, HBSc
  • Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD
  • David Chang, MD
  • Eunice Y. Chen, MD, PhD
  • Nipun Chhabra, MD
  • David H. Chi, MD
  • Daniel R. Clayburgh, MD, PhD
  • Daniel H. Coelho, MD
  • Maura Cosetti, MD
  • Stephen Cragle, MD
  • Brianna K. Crawley, MD
  • James J. Daniero, MD, MS
  • Shiva Daram, MD, MBA
  • Robert Deeb, MD
  • Joe DePietro, MD
  • Ellen S. Deutsch, MD
  • Karuna Dewan, MD
  • Joseph E. Dohar, MD, MS
  • Laura M. Dominguez, MD
  • Megan Durr, MD
  • Antoine Eskander, MD, ScM, FRCSC
  • Waleed H. Ezzat, MD
  • Erynne A. Faucett, MD
  • Valerie Flanary, MD
  • Ramon Franco, MD
  • Norman R. Friedman, MD, DABSM
  • Eric A. Gantwerker, MD, MMSc (MedEd)
  • Celeste Gary, MD
  • Alexandros Georgolios, MD
  • Marc J. Gibber, MD
  • John Paul Giliberto, MD
  • Christina Gillespie, MD
  • Jordan Glicksman, MD
  • Frederick Godley, MD
  • John C. Goddard, MD
  • Nira A Goldstein, MD, MPH
  • Zhen Gooi, MD
  • Nikita Gupta, MD
  • Christopher J. Hartnick, MD
  • Oswaldo A. Henriquez Ajami, MD
  • Heather C. Herrington, MD
  • Laura Hetzler, MD
  • Alexander Hillel, MD
  • Tsung-yen Hsieh, MD
  • Jacob B. Hunter, MD
  • Inna A. Husain, MD
  • Stacey L. Ishman, MD, MPH
  • David W. Jang, MD
  • Gina D. Jefferson, MD
  • Anita S. Jeyakumar, MD, MS
  • Nancy Jiang, MD
  • Christopher M. Johnson, MD
  • Romaine F. Johnson, MD, MPH
  • David H. Jung, MD, PhD
  • Sveta Karelsky, MD
  • Nikita V. Kohli, MD
  • Esther Kim, MD
  • Dennis J. Kitsko, DO
  • Maggie A. Kuhn, MD
  • Robbi A. Kupfer, MD
  • Walter Kutz, MD
  • Devyani Lal, MD, FARS
  • Derek J. Lam, MD, MPH
  • Claire M. Lawlor, MD
  • Gi Soo Lee, MD, EdM
  • Stella E. Lee, MD
  • Robin W. Lindsay, MD
  • Yi-Chun Carol Liu, MD, MS
  • Phillip LoSavio, MD
  • G. Nina Lu, MD
  • Benjamin D. Malkin, MD
  • Amy Manning, MD
  • Deepak Mehta, FRCS, DLO
  • Vikas Mehta, MD, MPH
  • Craig Miller, MD
  • Ron B. Mitchell, MD
  • Matthew C. Mori, MD
  • Heather C. Nardone, MD
  • Matthew O. Old, MD
  • Michael Orestes, MD
  • Ashli K. O’Rourke, MD
  • Kyra Osborne, MD
  • Loring I. Perry, MD
  • Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH
  • Kellous A. Price, MD
  • Sarah K. Rapoport, MD
  • Elliot Regenbogen, MD
  • Lara Reichert, MD, MPH
  • Nicholas R. Rowan, MD
  • Sanjeet V. Rangarajan, MD
  • Amy L. Rutt, DO
  • Ravi N. Samy, MD, FACS
  • Mirabelle B. Sajisevi, MD
  • Maya G. Sardesai, MD, MEd
  • Nicole C. Schmitt, MD
  • Christopher A. Schutt, MD
  • Rahul Seth, MD
  • Gopi Shah, MD
  • Sunthosh Sivam, MD
  • Robert Strominger, MD
  • Larissa Sweeny, MD
  • Duane J. Taylor, MD
  • Lauren W. Tracy, MD
  • Betty S. Tsai Do
  • Debra G. Weinberger, MD
  • Lyndy J. Wilcox, MD
  • Daniel L. Wohl, MD
  • Charles R. Woodard, MD
  • Christina J. Yang, MD
  • Mike Yao, MD
  • Linda X. Yin, MD
  • Daniel M. Zeitler, MD

Questions? Please email us at [email protected].
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