The AAO-HNSF 2023 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience will feature another round of innovative programming and dynamic events based on attendees’ feedback. Below is a list of new additions and enhanced offerings, many of which focus on bringing together the community for important discussions.
ABOHNS Special Session: Upcoming Changes to the Oral Certifying Exam
American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) Executive Director Brian Nussenbaum, MD, MHCM, will lead a Special Session discussing the upcoming changes in the Certification process. This Special Session is part of the EVP/CEO Spotlight Series.
For the attendee who wants to optimize their CME/MOC credit-earning potential, the AAO-HNSF is excited to offer this program enhancement. The CME ENThusiast Track will feature back-to-back sessions every hour of the meeting beginning Sunday following the Opening Ceremony, and will run continuously from 7:45 am until 6:30 pm daily, except for Wednesday, which will conclude at noon at the adjournment of the meeting.
Coffee Talk with the Private Practice Study Group (PPSG): Tips and Tools for Success
Formerly known as Business Solutions for Breakfast, Coffee Talk with the Private Practice Study Group (PPSG) will return for its second year. Thought leaders from the AAO-HNSF Private Practice Study Group (PPSG) will lead roundtable discussions on key business challenges. Each event will offer the opportunity to discuss the most current touch points affecting physician practices as well as receive best practice pearls to help optimize the management of your practice from experts across the U.S. This will mirror some of the discussions that have been so popular on the PPSG ENT Connect community forum.
A diverse group of esteemed experts led by Albert L. Merati, MD, will host a pivotal and in-depth 90-minute discussion focused on the future of otolaryngology education. With the collective wisdom of these thought leaders, this dialogue will navigate complex questions such as “how do we balance the needs of the entire field with the needs of academic programs?”
Prominent thought leaders will debate some of the specialty’s most contentious issues during this year’s Great Debates. Now in its third year, the 2023 Great Debates will feature some new, enhanced aspects including cross-specialty debating.
With a renewed focus on our international members and attendees, this year’s International Day will feature several can’t miss events including the International General Session, International Advisory Board Meeting, and the return of the International Reception (all international attendees are invited). Learn more about the Global Events taking place during the Annual Meeting here.
Medical Student Track
Curated especially for medical students, these sessions include the Board of Governors Student Forum with Lunch, Harry Barnes Medical Society Student Event, Scientific Poster tours hosted by the Young Physicians Section, and more.
Office Hours are back again in 2023. These large, but casual discussions, led by subject matter experts focus on clinical and professional topics during lunchtime. Each discussion will be audience-driven and will feature “heavy hitters” from the different specialty areas. Ask a tough question or bring a case for the group to discuss.
The simulation events at the Annual Meeting continue to grow on a yearly basis and offer an interactive, hands-on format to enhance surgical skills training. All simulation events will take place in “Simulation Center” at the easily-accessible Omni Nashville Hotel. Visit Simulation Central to immerse yourself in the latest simulation offerings. Please Note: Worst-Case Scenarios: Managing OTO Emergencies in Practice Workshop will take place at Vanderbilt University – Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment.
Wellness Activities: Sunrise Yoga and OTOs on the Run (back again)
After a hiatus in 2021 and 2022, wellness activities make their highly anticipated return during the AAO-HNSF 2023 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience. This year’s wellness activities include Sunrise Yoga and OTOs on the Run (with a guided run through Nashville’s most popular sights). The activities will be held Sunday through Tuesday, providing attendees the flexibility to attend both and incorporate these wellness activities into their schedules.