Annual Meeting Call for Science

2023 Call for Science

Share your knowledge with otolaryngology colleagues from around the world at the AAO-HNSF 2023 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience, to be held September 30 – October 4, in Nashville, Tennessee. Proposal types include Panel Presentations, Expert Lectures, International Symposia, Master of Surgery Video Presentations, Scientific Oral Presentations, Scientific Posters, and Simulation Presentations. The submission site for the Call for Science has been extended until January 30, 11:59 pm (ET).

AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting Program Coordinator Daniel C. Chelius, Jr., MD, invites you to submit an education proposal and/or scientific abstract for presentation during the 2023 Annual Meeting. Dr. Chelius highlights several important considerations for this year’s Call for Science in a recent letter. Read his letter today to learn more!


#OTOMTG23 Call for Science: Tips for Successful Proposal Submissions

Host, Daniel C. Chelius, Jr., MD, Annual Meeting Program Coordinator, along with VyVy N. Young, MD, and Michael J. Brenner, MD, share tips and insights on preparing your 2023 scientific abstract and education proposals. Watch the video to learn more about recent changes, tips for writing effective proposals, and more!

10 Tips for Writing
an Effective Proposal or Abstract

  1. Work Together to Share Diverse Perspectives
    If this is your first time submitting, consider reaching out to a mentor who can help you. If you are more experienced, this is a great opportunity to team up with a resident or another colleague who has a fresh voice.
  2. Review the Submission Guidelines Now
    The Submission Guidelines offer advice on writing your submission, key dates, submission types, and more helpful information.
  3. Explore the Gap Analysis Topics
    Several topics were identified in a comprehensive gap analysis, and clear learning needs have been identified for each of these topics. Abstracts addressing one or more of these topics will be given special consideration during the review and selection process.
  4. Make the Data Clear in Your Abstract
    Showcasing your data in the abstract will help your proposal stand out to the reviewers.
  5. Ensure Your Abstract Is Clearly Written
    Proofread and edit your abstract. Review for spelling, punctuation, and grammar. As a final check, read your abstract out loud.
  6. Showcase Your Expertise
    Reviewers love to see a bibliography that clearly demonstrates publication and presentation history, especially for Expert Lectures.
  7. Use a Valid Email Address
    Check with your co-panelists and be sure to use their preferred email address. Make sure each email address accepts emails from If your institution has a strong firewall you may need to have added to the allowed list. Consider using a non-institution email if you run into issues.
  8. Complete Your Disclosures
    All disclosures must be completed prior to the submission of the abstract. The submission portal has helpful tools to make this step as simple as possible for you and your co-presenters.
  9. Plan Ahead
    Don’t wait until the day before the Call for Science deadline to start your submission.
  10. Go for It!
    Medical minds from around the world come together each year at the Annual Meeting. Make your mark by submitting an #OTOMTG23 education proposal or scientific abstract.
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