BOG Model Society Award


About the BOG Model Society Award


The Board of Governors (BOG) Model Society Award recognizes outstanding local/state/regional societies that exhibit effective leadership, institute Academy and Foundation programs, and further Academy goals through active participation in the BOG.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must have all three (3) BOG representatives appointed (Governor and two (2) Alternate Governors)
  • Must have attended at least two (2) of three (3) previous BOG meetings
  • Must have demonstrated local public awareness activity

2022 BOG Model Society Awardee


The Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (PAO-HNS) is the recipient of the 2022 BOG Model Society Award. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the PAO-HNS has remained active with a robust membership. When it became clear that the PAO-HNS 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting could not be held in person, the organization quickly and effectively transitioned to a virtual meeting. Not only did it successfully maintain the meeting agenda, but increased meeting attendance compared to previous years.

In 2021 the PAO-HNS again held a successful virtual meeting, which featured guest of honor Carol R. Bradford, MD, MS, then-President of the AAO-HNS/F. At the annual PAO-HNS Women in Otolaryngology lectureship, Dr. Bradford delivered a talk on the importance of physician wellness, especially critical during the ongoing management of a pandemic.

In addition to physician wellness and the continued recognition of women in otolaryngology, the PAO-HNS recently placed directed focus on patient safety. Patient safety and quality improvement (PSQI) was highlighted as a session as well as an abstract category at the PAO-HNS 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting. The organization formed a PSQI Committee, which will move from an ad hoc status to a standing committee in 2022. The PAO-HNS also introduced an enhanced committee structure that is designed to increase membership engagement. 

Previous BOG Model Society Award Recipients:


 

2021:

The Harry Barnes Society

2020:

Metro Atlanta Educational Society for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

2019:

Virginia Society of Otolaryngology

2018:

Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology

2017:

Georgia Society of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery (GSO/HNS)

2016:

Connecticut Ear, Nose, & Throat Society

2016 Honorable Mention:

Virginia Society of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (VSO-HNS)

2015:

Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Society (PAO-HNS)

2015 Honorable Mention:

Connecticut Ear, Nose, & Throat Society

2014:

Virginia Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (VSO-HNS)

2013:

New York State Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (NYSSO)

2012:

Connecticut Ear, Nose, & Throat Society

2011:

Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology-HNS

2011 Honorable Mention:

Virginia Society of Otolaryngology-HNS

2010:

No award given

2009:

Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngology-HNS

2009 Honorable Mention:

Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology-HNS

2008:

New York State Society of Otolaryngology-HNS

2007:

Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngology-HNS

2006:

Kentucky Society of Otolaryngology-HNS and Alabama Society of Otolaryngology-HNS

2005:

Georgia Society of Otolaryngology-HNS

2004:

Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngology-HNS

2003:

Michigan Otolaryngological Society

2002:

Oklahoma Academy of Otolaryngology-HNS

2001:

Kansas Society of Otolaryngology-HNS

2000:

Rhode Island Society of Otolaryngology-HNS

2000:

Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngology-HNS

1999:

Georgia Society of Otolaryngology-HNS

1998:

Washington Metro Otolaryngology-HNS

1997:

Michigan Otolaryngological Society and Florida Society of Otolaryngology-HNS

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