Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training

Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training The SRF functions as an advisory body to the AAO-HNS Board of Directors and is the arm to which all residents and fellows automatically belong.

Have you heard of the ABEA free virtual meeting being held tomorrow? Dont miss the opportunity to participate of the ABE...
04/23/2020
American Broncho-Esophagological Association

Have you heard of the ABEA free virtual meeting being held tomorrow? Dont miss the opportunity to participate of the ABEA annual meeting from the comfort of your computer!

What: ABEA Virtual Meeting
When: Friday, April 24th from 11am–4pm ET! — "Best of ABEA Annual Meeting 2020"
Cost: None!
Register here:
https://www.abea.net/

American Broncho-Esophagological Association is a society of physicians and researchers regarding Broncho-Esophagology

Residents - The call for papers to the AAOHNS History and Archives Committee continues on!Check out this opportunity to ...
04/21/2020
Historical Society Stipend — C. Robert Pettit MD. ENT

Residents - The call for papers to the AAOHNS History and Archives Committee continues on!

Check out this opportunity to win a $5,000 stipend for the best historical paper by a resident to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting in Boston.

Deadline is May 31, 2020! Check out the link below for more information.

Great lecture series by Kentucky, Case Western and USC! Check out these links folks!http://entcovid.med.uky.edu/https://...
04/19/2020
CORONA Initiative | University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Great lecture series by Kentucky, Case Western and USC! Check out these links folks!

http://entcovid.med.uky.edu/

https://www.uhhospitals.org/medical-education/otolaryngology/otolaryngology-residency/education-and-training/otolaryngology-consortium

https://sites.usc.edu/ohnscovid/

Academic institutions have initiated Zoom conferences due to COVID-induced restrictions on meeting group size. Sonya Malekzadeh, MD, Chair of the Otolaryngology Program Director’s Organization, has recommended three major national educational consortiums due to time zone considerations. Academic o...

Also happening tonight at 5pm CST, Dr. Mohyuddin from the Women in Otolaryngology Section will be hosting a virtual jour...
04/09/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Updated - Virtual Resident Journal Club . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Also happening tonight at 5pm CST, Dr. Mohyuddin from the Women in Otolaryngology Section will be hosting a virtual journal club on tracheostomies in the era of COVID 19.

Check out the Zoom link below to learn more!

We will be hosting a Virtual Journal Club on Thursday 4/9/2020 from 5-6 pm led by Dr. Nadia Mohyuddin. The focus of this journal club will be on COVID + tracheostomies. At Houston Methodist Hospital, we are getting inquiries about doing trachs on the MICU COVID + patients who have recovered from the...

Hi all! This zoom webinar is happening tonight and is open to all! See for details below!
04/09/2020

Hi all! This zoom webinar is happening tonight and is open to all! See for details below!

https://bulletin.entnet.org/article/section-for-residents-and-fellows-in-training-a-call-to-otolaryngologists-in-trainin...
03/29/2020
Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training: A Call to Otolaryngologists-in-Training for Academy Engagement

https://bulletin.entnet.org/article/section-for-residents-and-fellows-in-training-a-call-to-otolaryngologists-in-training-for-academy-engagement/

As the healthcare landscape rapidly evolves, the need for organized medicine grows stronger by the day. Yet, for those of us in the structure of a training environment, participation in our specialty society can easily be pushed to the end of a long list of things to do. The following are just a few...

Otolaryngologists are on the frontlines of COVID19. This is particularly true for residents. The SRF is reaching out to ...
03/17/2020

Otolaryngologists are on the frontlines of COVID19. This is particularly true for residents. The SRF is reaching out to its members to ask what your program is doing for resident safety/wellbeing. Thank you for sharing.

American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
03/12/2020

American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

The WIO Section is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Exemplary Senior Trainee Award. Nominate an outstanding female senior resident or fellow in an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery training program today!

Nominees must be a member in good standing and in an accredited otolaryngology residency or fellowship program as of March. Award recipients demonstrate excellence in at least one of the following areas: leadership, research, education, and mentoring.

https://www.entnet.org/content/wio-exemplary-senior-trainee-award-0

03/09/2020

Happy Women in Otolaryngology Day!! And International Women's Day!!

The call for papers to the AAOHNS History and Archives Committee is officially on!! Check out this opportunity to win a ...
02/23/2020

The call for papers to the AAOHNS History and Archives Committee is officially on!!

Check out this opportunity to win a $5,000 stipend for the best historical paper to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting in Boston.

Deadline is May 31, 2020 via email to [email protected]. Check out the photo for more details!!

Hi, SRF! It's Hayley, here. Your friendly neighborhood BOG SEGR rep (rolls off the tongue doesn't it???)I wanted to shar...
02/14/2020
BOGcast: RUC, CPT, 3P, & U

Hi, SRF!

It's Hayley, here. Your friendly neighborhood BOG SEGR rep (rolls off the tongue doesn't it???)

I wanted to share the new BOGcast feature of the new FrequENTcy app for podcasts from the AAO-HNS.

Check it out below. Hope to see you all at the Spring Leadership Meeting this year. Let me know if you'll be there!

See link below:
https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/entnet/id/13018589

Host Spencer C. Payne, MD, Chair, AAO-HNS Board of Governors, is joined by R. Peter Manes, MD, Coordinator for Advocacy AAO-HNS, to discuss RUC, CPT, 3P, and more. This is the first episode in our new BOGcast series featuring topics concerning the AAO-HNS Board of Governors. 

There's an AWESOME SRF & YPS (young physicians group) co-sponsored webinar on billing and coding 1/28/2020 at 8 PM EST. ...
01/12/2020
Attacking Coding and Billing: The ABCs of Reimbursement

There's an AWESOME SRF & YPS (young physicians group) co-sponsored webinar on billing and coding 1/28/2020 at 8 PM EST. Register below! Guest speaker is Larry Simon, MD, a pediatric ENT and regional medical director of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana. He's an expert in this field and has presented over 130 lectures on medical billing and coding. A Q&A will follow after his talk.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/attacking-coding-and-billing-the-abcs-of-reimbursement-tickets-87979036667

[WEBINAR] Attacking Billing and Coding: The ABCs of Reimbursement

12/27/2019
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Happy holiday season, everyone! Just a reminder that the deadline to apply for all the AAO-HNS/F Committees is fast approaching! Apply by January 1, 2020 as we ring in the new year.

Go to https://www.entnet.org/content/committees and sign up today! Please contact [email protected] with any questions. We are also happy to help in any way!

Nominate Your Committee for the Committee of Excellence Award - Accepting Applications Now

My name is Kristy Truong and I am the Member-At-Large for the Section for Residents and Fellows(SRF). One of my goals th...
12/03/2019
2020 Call for Science

My name is Kristy Truong and I am the Member-At-Large for the Section for Residents and Fellows(SRF). One of my goals this year as Member-At-Large is to increase the depth of resident involvement at Academy. I just wanted to reach out to all you regarding our section's panels for the AAO-HNSF 2020 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience, scheduled to take place September 13-16, 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts. Proposals will be accepted until Monday, January 14, 2019, 11:59 PM ET. We are hoping to put together some great panels this year and to do this we need your help. We had some great submissions last year and OVER 50% of the resident/fellow panels were accepted!

Here’s a quick guide of what you need to do to submit your own panel:
Pick a topic that is of interest to you
Write a panel proposal(follow the link below for a guide)
https://www.entannualmeeting.org/speaker-resources/2020-call-for-science/
Reach out to potential presenters who have expertise in the subject of your panel. Trust me, most people you reach out to are willing to participate if you ask :)
Reach out to one of the SRF General Council Members for Co-Sponsorship

It’s a fairly simple process and hopefully we can get some great submissions accepted from all of you! If you have any other questions, feel free to comment on this post.

Call for Science Submission Site Submission Closes: January 14, 2020 11:59 pm (EST) Share your knowledge with your otolaryngology colleagues from around the world at the 2020 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Boston, MA, September 13-16. Proposal types include Expert Lectures, International Symposi...

The Young Physicians Section (YPS) is hosting a webinar regarding parental leave, titled, “ParENTal Responsibilities – A...
12/02/2019
ParENTal Responsibilities: Discussion on Considerations for Extended Leave

The Young Physicians Section (YPS) is hosting a webinar regarding parental leave, titled, “ParENTal Responsibilities – A Roundtable Discussion on Considerations for Extended Leave.” This will be a 45-min webinar available for free for all Academy members tonight, December 2, 2019 at 8:00 pm EST. It will explore the process and challenges facing otolaryngologists as they plan for maternity and paternity leave in both the academic and private practice setting, which is very pertinent to trainees.

Esteemed panelists include Drs. Carol Bradford (Michigan), Todd Blum (ENT & Allergy), and Alice Tang (Cincinnati). A Q&A session will follow the presentation. A recording will be available afterwards for those who register but are unable to join the live session.

Please use this link to register for the webinar: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parental-responsibilities-discussion-on-considerations-for-extended-leave-tickets-80687852539

Thank you all for your attention, and we hope you tune in!

[WEBINAR] ParENTal Responsibilities – A Roundtable Discussion on Considerations for Extended Leave

Looking for a quick introduction to funding opportunities as a resident or fellow? Here's our featured article in the Bu...
11/11/2019
The trainee’s quick guide to AAO-HNS/F funding

Looking for a quick introduction to funding opportunities as a resident or fellow? Here's our featured article in the Bulletin!

https://bulletin.entnet.org/article/the-trainees-quick-guide-to-aao-hns-f-funding/

The freshly minted ENT intern with the unharmed pager, mired in the concerns of how to replete potassium, spray a nose, or even look at a temporal bone, may be joyfully aloof to Academy funding opportunities. And as the responsibilities accumulate with increasing PGY years, Academy awards can turn o...

11/04/2019
Humanitarian Travel Grants

Three quick updates:

1. Deadline for Humanitarian Travel Grants is November 30th for trips next year (Jan 1 - Jun 30, 2020). These are $1000 grants x25 available for humanitarian service trips both within and outside of the United States. Don't miss out! Link: https://www.entnet.org/content/humanitarian-travel-grants?utm_source=otonews&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=10.31.2019

2. Applications are now open for the Eisenberg Health Policy Leadership Grant! 4x $550 grants to attend the Board of Governors spring leadership meeting (May 1-3, Alexandria VA) and join academy leadership and legislators on Capitol Hill the Monday afterwards (May 4th). Deadline: Jan 31, 2020. Link: https://www.entnet.org/content/cochrane-scholars-program?utm_source=otonews&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=10.31.2019

3. Applications are also open for Academy Committees! Please look this incredible leadership opportunity as things have drastically changed for trainees this past year. Residents on committees now have official voting ability, which is HUGE. There are over 60 committees and you're allowed to apply to 3 at once, so there's definitely something for everyone. Deadline: Jan 1, 2020.
Link: https://www.entnet.org/content/committees

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) wishes its members to engage in humanitarian efforts.  Humanitarians are those who charitably lay down their life for others in need; that is, their professional skills, time, physical efforts, spiritual commitment, and financia...

11/04/2019
Resident Application: CORE Study Section

Ever wondered what it's like to sit on a study section committee?

Here is your chance! The AAO-HNSF and the Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) Study Section is looking for 6-8 residents to serve on their 2020 CORE Study Section.

Apply online at the link below! Deadline is January 2, 2020

Do you have a cool research project, but could really use some funding? Apply for a CORE grant! Letter of intent is due ...
11/02/2019
Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) Grants Program

Do you have a cool research project, but could really use some funding? Apply for a CORE grant!

Letter of intent is due December 16, 2019. Check out the link below to learn more!

Since 1985, CORE has played a vital role by awarding more than 600 grants and more than $12 million for research projects, research training, and career development to further the specialty of otolaryngology. These grants, ranging in award size from $5,000 to $150,000, have been essential for increa...

Just wanted to quickly share a really exciting development! The Academy has officially partnered with Resolve, a contrac...
10/11/2019

Just wanted to quickly share a really exciting development! The Academy has officially partnered with Resolve, a contract review organization (started by an ENT actually) and we're privy to a 20% discount for their services. This is for both academic and private contract negotiations and the prices range from $500-1000 prior to the discount.

Info:
https://www.entnet.org/content/protect-your-future-through-professional-contract-review

Some other great resources from them:

1. Online reviews about our attorneys - https://www.trustpilot.com/review/resolve.net

2. Blog articles with tips on contract review - https://www.resolve.net/articles/category/contract-review/

3. Podcasts episode - https://financialresidency.com/podcast/physician-contract-review-mistakes-newbies-make/

We had a superb turnout today for the SRF General Assembly. Thanks to everyone who came out! And many thanks to Dr. Anna...
09/17/2019

We had a superb turnout today for the SRF General Assembly. Thanks to everyone who came out! And many thanks to Dr. Anna Pou for an inspiring lecture on leadership. Say hello to your new governing council for the 2019-2020! American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

Carla Valenzuela - Chair
Zainab Farzal - Vice-Chair
Juliana Bonilla-Velez - Immediate Past Chair
Kristy Truong - Member at Large
Kevin Zhan - Information Officer
Jake Lee - BOG Governor
Kevin Contrera - BOG Legislative Affairs Rep
Hayley Born - BOG SEGR Rep

09/17/2019

Tomorrow:
We cordially invited you to the SRF General Assembly at 7:00AM Tuesday, September 17th in the La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom A/B, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Please be there! There's $1000 worth of educational materials to raffle, lots of information about the SRF and the opportunities for trainees, a keynote speech by Dr. Anna Pou, and a brand new governing council to elect!

Also please come tomorrow to support our very own SRF Chair, Juliana Bonilla-Velez as she moderates a panel "Current Advances in Head and Neck Vascular Anomalies" at 1:15 PM in a room 392

WIO Exemplary Senior Trainee Awardee and our very own, former SRF delegates, Hayley Born will also be moderating a panel on "#What? A Social Media Primer for Otolaryngologists" at 5:00 PM in room 279/280

Jake Lee, our very own BOG rep will moderate "Surgeon versus Machine: Future of Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality in ENT" 5:00 PM - Room 288/289

09/15/2019

Tomorrow:

Don't miss learning about the "Multidimensional Care of Transgender Patients in Otolaryngology", at 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM in room 288/289 moderated by our member-at-large, Kristy Truong.

Hear from the AAO-HNS/F Annual Meeting Program Director, Dr. Mark Wax, Dr. Neal Futran, and Dr. Daniel Knott on "Principles in the Surgical Treatment of Midface Reconstruction" at 5:00 PM in room 394, also moderated by our member-at-large, Kristy Truong

09/14/2019

For those interested in learning more about the transgender patients and their care:
There are sessions during the meeting that you should try and support!

Sunday, Caring for Transgender Patients: Focus on Voice Feminization Part I, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM & Part II, 11:15 AM - 12:15PM
Abie Mendelsohn MD, Hyung-Tae Kim MD PhD, James Thomas MD, Wendy Vastine MA-SLP

Monday, Multidimensional Care of Transgender Patients in Otolaryngology, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Kristy Truong, MD, Scott Chalet, MD, Angela Sturm, Seth Dailey, MD, Kevin Pasternak, MS, CCC-SLP

Tuesday, The Transgender Voice: Treatment and Surgical Techniques, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Matthew Mori MD & Mark Courey MD from Mount Sinai

Wednesday, Transgender Care in Otolaryngology - Facial and Vocal Feminization Surgery, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Dan Knott MD, VyVy Young MD, Rahul Seth MD from UCSF

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Dear SRF Community, Recently, Sebastian Jara and I (Vilija Vaitaitis) had the opportunity to attend the 2019 SUO/AADO/OPDO* Combined Meeting in Chicago. What is SUO? SUO is the Society of University Otolaryngologists Head and Neck Surgeons where Residency Training Program Directors and Chairs come together to discuss issues regarding medical student education, residency training, faculty development, and all things related to academic otolaryngology. This year’s theme was "Paradigm Shifts, Unified as Otolaryngologists” and was led by Dr. Anand Devaiah, the current SUO President. The meeting kicked off with an update from the Residency Review Committee (RRC). There were 125 accredited residency programs in attendance. Last year, seven programs were granted approval for a complement increase. Dr. Brian Nussenbaum, Executive Director, American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) provided an update on current initiatives. Last year, the oral boards format was changed such that each station had two examiners per examinee. The feedback regarding this change was positively received. The Board is planning to keep this format. They are also in the process of revamping the ABOHNS website and hope to have it online by this time next year. We were reminded that our annual in-service exam is scheduled for March 7, 2020; and written boards are scheduled for September 1, 2020. And, in case you haven’t heard, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation will be sunsetting the Home Study Course program, a cornerstone for otolaryngology education for more than three decades. The Foundation will be launching a new flagship program called FLEX—Focused Lifelong Education Xperience. This new multichannel education subscription program will launch next September 2020. The education product will be presented in a variety of creative and contemporary learning modalities which will include podcasts, scientific journal articles with expert summaries, webinars, surgical video procedures, patient cases of the week, and access to more than 200 activities in AcademyU to personalize your learning. Specialty topics will be released eight times per year. Learn more at www.entnet.org/FLEX. The SRF was well represented at the meeting this year with three residents serving on panels. Kristy Truong, University of Iowa discussed incorporating “Web Based Programming into Residency Curriculum” and reviewed online resources available to residents including AcademyQ®, Board Vitals, Dosed Daily and Daily ENT. Vilija Vaitaitis discussed “Best Practices for the Job Search from an Applicants Perspective” and reviewed where and when to start, and what factors to consider when looking for an academic job. Lastly, Sebastian Jara’s panel, “Being Impactful,” discussed how to engage medical students in teaching, research, mentorship, and career planning. Please reach out to us if you are interested in hearing more! Over the course of the two-day meeting, many topics were discussed. SUO has a taskforce dedicated to designing curriculum for PGY1 education and this year they started developing modules, ranging from management of epistaxis—to head and neck malignancy red flags for this curriculum. Another taskforce was tasked with expanding the number of regional simulation boot camps and highlighted the presence and expansion of several boot camps over the past several years. Additionally, it was announced that SUO awarded four programs with grants to develop new regional boot camps to help better serve previously unmet availabilities across the country. Another panel discussed Fellowship Training and we were informed that the number of fellowship spots has increased from 150 in 1993 to 235 spots in 2018. Head and Neck, Pediatrics, Facial Plastics, and Rhinology have all increased the number of fellowship spots, neurotology and laryngology have remained stable. There was also some discussion about the challenges of applying for fellowship, including costs of travel and ensuring sufficient time off work. One idea suggested was to schedule initial interviews via skype or at national meetings and then to offer on-site interviews to a select group of applicants. Another idea suggested was to schedule interviews on afternoons or weekends to mitigate time missed from clinical duties. There was also a proposal to consider pushing back fellowship start dates to August 1st to allow for a smoother transition from residency to fellowship. With regards to the ENT Residency Match, the SUO Committee recognizes the challenge of earnestly screening all the applications that a program receives. There has been research done to find methods of optimizing the residency match process, such as including an option to indicate to a certain number of programs you are ‘very interested’ in their program. This research suggested that this modification to the match process would benefit the majority of applicants without being a detriment to the top applicants. Another resource that we learned about was the surgical atlas videos provided by Mayo Clinic on headmirror.com. If you haven’t checked it out before, they have videos of various procedures from all subspecialties. Sebastian and I extend our deep appreciation to SUO leadership for including us in the meeting and allowing us to represent the SRF. SUO is an excellent meeting for anyone interested in a future academic career. We encourage you to mark your calendar and attend next year’s meeting in Washington, DC. Registration is free if you sign up early, and there are several $500 travel grants awarded to trainees! All the best, Vilija Vaitaitis [email protected] Louisiana State University, New Orleans Sebastian Jara [email protected] University of Washington SUO = Society of University Otolaryngologists AADO = Association of Academic Departments in Otolaryngology OPDO = Otolaryngology Program Directors Organization
Kristy Truong, SRF Member at Large, talking about Web Based Programming into Your Curriculum at the SUO meeting today in Chicago!
Hi, SRF! It's me, again, Hayley, your General Council representative to the Board of Governors' Socioeconomic and Grassroots Committee. I'm still working to help break down the black box that can be SEGR topics. This month, we'll look at lobbying because, well, 🎶 after the party it's the ENT lobby 🎶. Ok... trying too hard... but, here goes: The term lobbying has its roots in people actually waiting around in lobbies to catch (read: accost) leaders on their way in and out of parliament or other meetings to advocate for their personal causes. Lobbying these days is a much more official and regulated process that varies by the country in which it occurs. Here in the United States, lobbying occurs when a representatives for a company or organization officially meets with governmental leaders to advocate for a particular cause or set of causes. It can be through both paid and unpaid opportunities which leads to the negative connotation the term holds. Many people believe lobbying, especially in the case of large organizations and corporations, allows financially prosperous groups to have a much larger influence than those without resources. It can also mean big business for professional lobbyists who can show a track record of getting results for clients. If you are interested in what lobbying the Academy participates in, I highly recommend you join our PAC, or Political Action Committee. Additionally, if you'd like the chance to lobby on behalf of the Academy and the interest of Otolaryngologists, check out the Eisenberg Health Policy Resident Leadership Grants which includes the opportunity to meet with legislators on Monday morning after the Board of Governer's Spring Leadership Meeting. https://www.entnet.org/content/eisenberg-health-policy-grants What do you think about lobbying? Should residents become more involved in lobbying on a national and local level? What issues have you heard about being lobbied recently? Also, any other terms in the SEGR realm you're curious about? Comment below! Hayley Born PGY-5 University of Cincinnati SRF Board of Governors Socioeconomic and Grassroots Representative Resident Member of the Cincinnati Society of Otolaryngology https://gph.is/2gq0mgK
Hi, SRF! I'm Hayley, your new General Council representative to the Board of Governors' Socioeconomic and Grassroots Committee. As this is a topic we don't hear much about in residency, I'll be working on breaking it down for you. So, we'll start at the top! What is grassroots? The picture here??? Obviously not. Grassroots actually refers to "the most basic level of an activity or organization" according to the Oxford English Dictionary. In the world of the AAO-HNS, this refers to the local societies. There are over 75 local and regional societies registered with the BOG. These societies provide CME, networking, and advocacy on the local level. I know my co-residents and I have enjoyed 5-6 visiting lecturers and steak dinners a year with our local society. They also sponsor some monetary resident research awards and are active in state and local lawmaking that pertains to our specialty. Does your residency participate in your local society? Do you even know what it is? You can find your local society here. https://www.entnet.org/content/board-governors Look forward to more information in the coming months from your SRF program delegates on how to get involved! Please don't hesitate to contact me with any ideas or questions as well. Hayley Born PGY-5 University of Cincinnati SRF Board of Governors Socioeconomic and Grassroots Representative Resident Member of the Cincinnati Society of Otolaryngology
Hello SRF! If you're interested in pursuing fellowship training in sleep surgery, be sure to check out the following opportunities at the AAO-HNS meeting in New Orleans! Don't know much about sleep medicine? Think sleep medicine is boring? Check out the attached short video by Raj Dedhia, MD at UPenn, which is sure to convince you otherwise. If you’d like to chat further about subspecialty sleep training via email or in person in New Orleans, please contact Chris Gouveia, MD of Kaiser Permanente at [email protected]. We encourage you to attend the following panels- they are all sponsored by the Sleep Disorders Committee and are geared toward trainees. Key Foundations for Building a Successful Sleep Practice Sunday, 9/15 at 11:15a Room 278 Summary: There are millions of OSA sufferers in need of good solutions. ENTs have the training and access to a broad array of treatment options that should make ENTs the go-to provider of treatments for patients who cannot use CPAP. However, treating OSA by the ENT is criminally under-represented and most ENTs are unsure of how to successfully treat OSA. This program helps to provide a framework for success. Building a Successful Sleep Practice: Fellowship and Career Opportunities Sunday, 9/15 at 1:15p Room 278 Summary: Sleep-disordered breathing management continues to evolve rapidly as a multidisciplinary subspecialty. Tailored to physicians-in-training as well as practicing otolaryngologists, this session will provide a road map for otolaryngologists interested in building a successful multidisciplinary sleep practice. As experts in the upper airway, otolaryngologists are in a unique position to assume leadership roles in the complete medical and surgical care of sleep-disordered breathing patients. Completion of a sleep medicine fellowship with emphasis on surgical training provides a significant opportunity to strengthen this role, to improve patient care and outcomes, and to positively impact otolaryngology research, education, and medical policy. Most residency programs, however, currently lack access to sleep education, faculty mentors, and career information. This session includes a recent sleep medicine/surgery fellowship graduate to provide practical insights on fellowship training, application process, available hybrid programs, core curriculum, and the board certification examination, particularly for residents considering a career in sleep. The session also includes two other panelists and the moderator who have each completed ACGME-accredited sleep medicine fellowships at different institutions, are board certified in sleep medicine, and have developed successful academic sleep ENT practices. These experts will provide the framework and guidelines, the pearls and pitfalls, and the rewards and challenges for otolaryngologists who are interested in collaborating with other sleep specialties and building a strong sleep-disordered breathing practice. Wake Up Call: The Why, What, and How of Advanced Sleep Training Wednesday, 9/18 at 8:45a Room 290 Summary: This session will provide an overview of advanced sleep training for otolaryngologists. While focused on physicians-in-training who may be interested in pursuing sleep fellowships, several topics will discuss the practice of sleep surgery for active and future practitioners. Main topics include overview of contemporary surgical procedures for obstructive sleep apnea and recent technologic advances, review of what advanced training opportunities are available, and discussion of practice pathways and incorporating obstructive sleep apnea management into practice. Hope you see you all there!