Your #OTOMTG24 Medical Student Guide

Make the Most Out of Your Extraordinary Experience

The AAO-HNSF 2024 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO will offer opportunities for medical students to attend groundbreaking education sessions and engage with leaders in the specialty. Explore the resources below and check back often for new information to help you make the most out of your experience at the Annual Meeting as a medical student. We hope to see you Saturday, September 28 – Tuesday, October 1 in Miami Beach, Florida!

Key Sessions and Networking Events for Medical Students


Presidents’ Reception

Saturday, September 28 | 7:00 pm (ET)

The Presidents’ Reception is an unforgettable occasion affording attendees ample time to network and connect with colleagues from around the globe. The 2024 Presidents’ Reception will take place at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

Harry Barnes Student Forum

Sunday, September 29 | 2:30 pm (ET)

The Harry Barnes Student Forum is a key event supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Annual Meeting.  The Diversity Endowment provides critical funding of programs that will facilitate education and awareness, create an atmosphere of inclusion, and encourage pursuit of the specialty by underrepresented minorities communities. The Student Forum is open to anyone who would like to participate in engaging discussions on diversity, equity, and inclusion and the continuation for grants for medical student rotations in otolaryngology.

Medical Student Speed Mentoring Event

Sunday, September 29 | 4:00 pm (ET)

Connect with leaders in the field of otolaryngology, including residents and early- and mid-career otolaryngologists, at the Medical Student Speed Mentoring Event. This engaging event offers a lively discussion about the field and provides valuable tips for successfully applying to residency programs.

Additional Events

We also encourage you to attend the General Assemblies of the Sections for Residents and Fellows-in-Training, Young Physicians, Women in Otolaryngology, and Otolaryngology Private Practice, participate as a guest in committee meetings of interest, and discover the most comprehensive display of the latest products and services in the OTO EXPO!


Watch as Daniel C. Chelius, Jr., MD, AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting Program Coordinator, moderates a panel discussion to highlight some exciting programming elements. Hear first-hand about how you can make the most out of the Annual Meeting as a student. Tune into the full webinar here, or check out these curated clips for students:

Key Events for Students | Advice for Student First-Time Attendees

Registration Is Now Open!

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