The Rocky Steps and Our Annual Meeting
Daniel C. Chelius, Jr., MD, Annual Meeting Program Coordinator, suggests your next steps for Tuesday.
My dear friend and Philadelphian, Dr. Jeff Liu, made me promise to take a jog from the Marriott to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and to run up the “Rocky Steps,” made famous by the 1976 film. As I set out, I was excited, and frankly a bit nervous as I’m still a novice runner. Then before I knew it, I was already at the top, enjoying the incredible views, feeling so warmly toward Philly, and ready for the final jog home. This year’s meeting feels similar: There’s still a lot of incredible content that I am excited to see, yet I can’t quite believe that the AAO-HNSF 2022 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience is already halfway behind us. But, the view here is pretty spectacular.
Building on two days of exceptional discussions and packed rooms, collegial debates will continue with more Great Debates on Tuesday. Here are four:
- Radiofrequency Ablation of Thyroid Nodules: Is Thyroid Surgery Becoming Obsolete at 10:45 am (ET) in Room 120BC
- Radiation vs. Endoscopic Management of Early Laryngeal Cancer at 10:45 am (ET) I’m Room 103AB
- Should Adenotonsillectomy be the First Line Treatment for All Pediatric Patients with Mild Sleep Apnea? at 10:45 am (ET) in Room 126A
- Great Debates: KTP Ablation vs. En Bloc CO2 Resection of Early Glottic Cancer at 1:00 PM (ET) in 122AB
Attendees at Sunday’s Office Hours were treated to brilliant conversations with exceptional panelists confronting everyday clinical and practice management problems. Office Hours will continue at lunchtime on Tuesday with:
- Office Hours: Business of Medicine and Practice Management in Room 108A
- Office Hours: Laryngology in Room 108B
- Office Hours: Rhinology and Allergy in Room 105AB
Earlier today, I had the distinct pleasure to meet some of the Scientific Poster presenters in the Poster Hall. I invite you to visit the Posters and learn from some of the brightest minds in the field.
The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown will be the site of the second annual ENTrepreneur Faceoff, developed thanks to the work of the AAO-HNS Medical Devices and Drugs Committee. The Faceoff features an innovation showcase with 25 teams sharing their developments. Out of more than 30 submissions, the three most highly ranked teams will present to attendees and a panel of judges in a live faceoff.
One of the most critical updates at this year’s meeting will be presented by Andrew J. Tompkins, MD, MBA, and James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F Executive Vice President and CEO. They will present the preliminary data from the Workforce and Socioeconomic Survey at The Otolaryngology Workforce, at 9:15-10:15 am (ET) in Room 121 AB. If you haven’t completed the survey, there is still plenty of time! The survey, which is open to all U.S.-based otolaryngologists (practicing, retired, residents and fellows), is available here. If you have any issues accessing the weblink, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, I want to congratulate the Women in Otolaryngology Section on an incredible turnout and level of engagement at today’s general assembly.
Let’s keep moving forward together.