AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience

After more than 18 months, around 2,000 professional in-person attendees had the chance to reconnect, honor the 125th anniversary, and attend groundbreaking education sessions during the AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Los Angeles, California. We extend a sincere thank you to the attendees, speakers, and exhibitors who helped reunite the specialty both virtually and in person. Save the date for the AAO-HNSF 2022 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience, held September 10-14 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Call for Science

December 6, 2021 – January 24, 2022

Each year, the AAO-HNSF receives and reviews thousands of abstracts and proposals submitted by otolaryngologists and healthcare professionals. It is the goal to ensure the education programs offered at the Annual Meeting are engaging, significant, relevant, and of high quality, leaving attendees feeling equipped with the knowledge, tools, and resources to advance patient care and implement real change within the otolaryngology-head and neck surgery community.

AAO-HNSF encourages submissions that promote gender diversity and include members of underrepresented communities, as well as topics relevant to diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural competence.

This timeframe is inclusive of all program formats:

  • International Symposium
  • Expert Lectures
  • Scientific Oral Presentations
  • Scientific Posters
  • Master of Surgery Video Presentations
  • Panel Presentations

The Premier Event for the Specialty

The Annual Meeting & OTO Experience is designed for practicing otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeons and associates, researchers in otolaryngology, senior academic professors and department chairs, international societies, fellows-in-training, and residents from around the world to gather together each year to advance the specialty through education, networking, exhibitor interaction, and more.

Medical Minds from Around the Globe

The AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience annually features the foremost leaders in otolaryngology thought leadership. We thank each of our expert presenters for their commitment to the specialty as we celebrated our 125th anniversary!

OTO Experience (Exhibit Hall)

The OTO Experience features the most comprehensive display of the latest products and services available for advancing the specialty of ear, nose and throat care.

With over 250 exhibitors in the OTO Experience, attendees are able to participate in hands-on demonstrations and Q&A about innovative, new products and technology that can help improve your practice and enhance patient care.

By The Numbers

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Potential CME Credits Available

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We Love Philadelphia!

Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, is known for a rich history with iconic landmarks, vibrant culture, and diverse neighborhoods. Philadelphia has a passion and appreciation for science and medicine because it is part of the city’s history as home of the first hospital, medical school, women’s medical school, children’s hospital, medical society, medical library, college of pharmacy, first biomedical research institution, and so much more.

We engage our members and help them achieve excellence and provide high-quality, evidence-informed, and equitable ear, nose, and throat care through professional and public education, research, and health policy advocacy.

The global leader in optimizing quality ear, nose, and throat patient care.

A Year-Round Approach

  • Connect 365 – Exposure throughout the year, through multiple channels including live events, publications, ad-retargeting, digital communications, partnerships and other sponsorship opportunities
  • Target Your Audience – The AAO-HNS members and Annual Meeting & OTO Experience attendees provide the best opportunity to reach the audience you seek
  • Premier Event – The year-round OTO Experience culminates at the Annual Meeting October 3-6, 2021 with an experiential learning journey offering a glimpse at cutting-edge products and new treatment options for the specialty to produce better patient outcomes

While our Annual Meeting attracts an average of over 5,000 surgeons, physicians and other medical professionals, the AAO-HNS/F also offers many opportunities and resources to network with our more than 12,000 members year-round. The OTO Experience is now 365, allowing you to reach out to the otolaryngology-head and neck surgeon community via multiple channels all year long.

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