Highlights and Hands-on Monday
Daniel C. Chelius, Jr., MD, Annual Meeting Program Coordinator, looks ahead to Monday events.
I hope you had a productive Sunday of sessions, meetings, and learning and got to reconnect with old friends and meet some new ones. As my day winds down, I’m looking forward to an action-packed Monday. Here are some of my highlights.
I’m looking forward to the inaugural Business Solutions for Breakfast from 7:00 - 8:00 am (ET) in the OTOtorium (located in the back of the OTO Experience). In only its first year, it filled very quickly early in the registration period. Because of its popularity, we hope to expand it in future years. I want to send a special thank you to the AAO-HNS Private Practice Study Group for supporting and organizing the event.
I’m also looking forward to the WIO General Assembly and Luncheon, also a ticketed event, with guest speaker Naomi Rothman, PhD, Associate Professor of Management at Lehigh University’s College of Business. So much energy and enthusiasm in our Academy for reaching toward equitable and diverse care finds its energy within the WIO Assembly.
There is ongoing demonstration of exceptional science in the Scientific Oral Presentations and the Poster Hall. There has been excellent turnout and engagement in the Simulation courses, and I am looking forward to more of those on Monday. Check the mobile app for more details.
Monday is a big day for Simulation at the Annual Meeting, including the perennially popular SIM Tank Competition and Simulation Showcase Monday evening. Here are three other simulation sessions I am excited to see.
- Office-Based Ultrasonography of the Neck at 8:00 am (ET) in Room 118A
- Ear Framework Creation for Microtia Reconstruction at 9:15 am (ET) in Room 118C
- 3-Dimensional Planning of Mandibular and Maxillary Defects: A Hands-on Approach with Live Demonstration at 3:45 pm (ET) in Room 118C
In terms of panel presentations and courses for Monday, I am still reflecting on Dr. Shuman’s incredibly inspirational and thought-provoking John Conley, MD Lecture on Medical Ethics presented during the Opening Ceremony, and I am eager for our community to engage in related discussions Monday, including:
- A Practical Approach to Improving Equity and Justice in Otolaryngology at 1:45 pm (ET)
- Tackling the Minority Tax: A Roadmap to Redistributing Engagement in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives at 3:45 pm (ET) in Room 126A
After an incredible set of Great Debate sessions on Sunday, I’m also looking forward to Monday’s Great Debates, including:
- Does Volume Matter? A Pro-Con Debate, 10:45 am (ET), Room 126A
- Controversies in Facial Reanimation, 10:45 am (ET), Room 103AB
- Allergy in Otolaryngology: DIY or Hire an Outside Agent?, 10:45 am (ET), Room 120BC
- Where Would You Do Your Next Sinus Surgery: In-office vs. Surgery Center: 3:45 pm (ET), Room 103AB
Finally, I am personally looking forward to seeing some of my dear alumni friends tonight over dinner. I wish everyone joyful reunions with friends and mentors here in Philly.