OTO Experience: Engaging with Colleagues
The OTO Experience provides myriad opportunities to engage with other attendees, leaders in the specialty, industry partners, and 180+ exhibitors representing a vast array of products and services.
The OTO Experience features a comprehensive display of the latest products and services available for advancing the specialty of ear, nose, and throat care. With over 180 exhibitors in the OTO Experience, attendees are able to participate in hands-on demonstrations and explore innovative products and technology that can help improve their practices and enhance patient care.
"The OTO Experience is a huge opportunity for both domestic and international attendees,” said Daniel C. Chelius, Jr., MD, AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting Program Coordinator. “It’s a theme park for the otolaryngologist—to walk through the hall and see the new technologies; to have easy access to buy whatever you need to augment your practice right now; in many ways, to be kicked in the brain about what’s possible!
“I think our industry partners do a great job helping us think in an innovative fashion. Every year I come home from the OTO Experience with at least one or two follow-up calls planned with industry partners to consider if I can integrate a new technology into my practice. If you are in the OTO Experience, it is impossible to walk out of there without being wowed by something ... and maybe with a new pair of loops too."
Centrally located within the Philadelphia Convention Center, the OTO Experience provides myriad opportunities to engage with other attendees, leaders in the specialty, industry partners, and the 180+ exhibitors representing a vast array of industries that specialize in surgical tools, robotics, imaging and video, diagnostic technology, and more.
The OTO Experience is open:
Sunday, September 11 | 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (ET)
Monday, September 12 | 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (ET)
Tuesday, September 13 | 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (ET)
The OTO Experience is known for creating an environment where science, education, and industry work collaboratively and encourage mutually beneficial partnerships within the house of otolaryngology. All exhibits, education, and networking opportunities offered within the OTO Experience serve the common purpose of supporting otolaryngology-head and neck surgery to advance patient care.
More Inside the OTO Experience
In addition to the exhibiting companies, the Academy brings you other great meeting-making opportunities in the OTO Experience. Don’t miss these added events.
Thought-Leadership Series: The industry-focused Thought Leadership Series includes both one-hour OTO Pavilion and 30-minute OTO Theater sessions. With these attractions on both sides of the Exhibit Hall, sponsors will spotlight their products, new scientific research, or company position on trending topics within the specialty.
Attendee Boxed Lunches: Free boxed lunches and occasional refreshments will be available daily for all attendees in the Exhibit Hall.
Poster Presentations: More than 550 Scientific Posters will be on display in the OTO Experience in the Poster Pavilion.Rapid Poster Presentations: Showcasing the highly ranked poster submissions in each subspecialty, the Rapid Poster Presentations gives the selected poster presenters the opportunity to provide a focused oral summary with a limited set of slides highlighting and describing the major influence of their research. The presentations take place during the lunch hour in the Poster Pavilion. Plus, don’t miss the Poster Receptions:
Sunday | September 11 | 2:15 - 3:15 pm
Monday | September 12 | 2:45 - 3:45 pm
ENTrepreneur Faceoff: This event, which debuted in 2021, allows industry entrepreneurs to go head-to-head with their latest innovations with a panel of judges and audience members viewing the top presentations and products within the industry.
Hall of Distinction: President Ken Yanagisawa, MD, will honor the 2022 outstanding class of inductees during a special presentation, followed by a reception on September 11, 4:00 – 6:00 pm (ET).
Portrait Studio: The Portrait Studio is a popular attraction for attendees to get a professional headshot photo. This service is offered complimentary to all attendees.
Academy Central: NEW in 2022, the friendly faces of the AAO-HNS/F staff will be in the OTO Experience in Academy Central to answer your questions about membership, how to get involved in the Academy’s advocacy efforts, new research and quality initiatives, accessing education products in OTO Logic, claiming CME, and so much more!
Business Solutions for Breakfast and Lunch with Clinical Experts*: We are building upon the past success of Lunch with Clinical Experts to also offer Business Solutions for Breakfast with the Private Practice Study Group. During the Breakfast, attendees engage in peer exchange and discussion on focused practice management and business of medicine topics with leading members of the Private Practice Study Group. Lunch with the Experts offers peer exchange and discussion on focused clinical and professional topics with recognized leaders from throughout the field in an intimate atmosphere.
WHO General Assembly*: New this year, the OTO Experience will be the site of the Women in OTO (WIO) General Assembly, which is an opportunity to meet women within the field and shed light on their accomplishments. This annual event is open to all attendees and gives everyone the opportunity to celebrate and support the women who have dedicated their lives to the advancement of the specialty, their colleagues, and their patients.
*These activities require a ticket to the event(s), which you can add on during the registration process.