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Welcome to the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery: 

Welcome to the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery New Member Orientation

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Welcome Thank you for joining the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery! We are pleased to have you as one of 12K members! We have developed a series of presentations to encourage you take immediate advantage of the benefits of the AAO-HNS membership. This presentation provides an overview of AAO-HNS products and services. Future presentations will explain how you can get involved in AAO-HNS activities and committees followed by a comprehensive calendar of events.

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I welcome you on behalf of the Academy staff, and hope that you find your relationship with the Academy valuable! Please feel free to send your questions and comments to servicecentral@entnet.org . Click thru to take advantage of your AAO-HNS membership today! David R. Nielsen, MD AAO-HNS/F Executive Vice President and CEO

Table of Contents: 

Table of Contents Part 1 AAO-HNS Overview Part 2 Getting Involved In Your Academy Part 3 AAO-HNS Calendar of Events We hope you find this orientation tool useful. Let us know by contacting us directly at gremy@entnet.org or ffreeman@entnet.org

Your AAO-HNS Top 10 Benefits: As an otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeon, you should know that belonging to the AAO-HNS provides the following unique benefits that serve your individual needs and strengthen your specialty, such as: : 

Your AAO-HNS Top 10 Benefits: As an otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeon, you should know that belonging to the AAO-HNS provides the following unique benefits that serve your individual needs and strengthen your specialty, such as: Collective support for socioeconomic advocacy through RUC/CPT/PERC to ensure fair reimbursement for otolaryngologists like you. Maximum specialty representation provided for Federal and state legislative advocacy. The Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, the world’s largest meeting of otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons and exhibitors of specialty-related products and services. Monthly subscriptions to Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, AAO-HNSF’s world-renowned monthly scientific journal, and to the Bulletin. Sizeable discounts on high-quality publications and educational products, like the Home Study Course, authored by experts in the field of otolaryngology. A member-only program that reviews expert witness testimony in closed claims for compliance with ethical guidelines. Enhanced practice management services, information, and resources on the newly designed Practice Management website. Access to a Certified Professional Coder and a Certified Reimbursement Specialist to answer your coding and reimbursement questions. Your free listing in and access to our printed and online member directories to connect you to colleagues and patients. Use of ENT Careers, the specialty’s premier employment resource, recently expanded to serve the entire specialty and professionals you need to run your practice.

Membership – Gain A World Of Value From Residency to Retirement: 

Membership – Gain A World Of Value From Residency to Retirement Find the answers you need from the people you know and the resources your trust Get reliable specialty news and publications; tap into the latest news Surround yourself with leaders in the community; network with your peers Be recognized as a leader; increase your visibility and influence Manage your career and practice; obtain lifelong learning We currently serve over 12,000 members for over 110 years - US Members 11,500 International Members 1,210 Resident Member 1,207 Toll free: 1-877-722-6467 Fax: 1-703-684-4288 Email: servicecentral@entnet.org Gain a world of value with AAO-HNS membership from residency to retirement!

International Affairs - Working to promote outreach and enrichment to the international community. : 

International Affairs - Working to promote outreach and enrichment to the international community. Programs International outreach International Corresponding Societies International Grants and Scholarships Education resources Special Events to attend at the 2006 Annual Meeting & OTOEXPO Humanitarian Efforts Medical Assistance Program Travel Pack Humanitarian Efforts Awards How you can get involved International Facts & Figures 36 International Corresponding Societies 4 Joint Meetings in the last 12 months 15 Humanitarian missions supported via grants 81 Countries represented within the membership Questions: international@entnet.org humanatarian@enenet.org

Section for Residents & Fellows - Working to increase participation, build member loyalty, mentor, and train residents to become future leaders of the specialty.: 

Section for Residents & Fellows - Working to increase participation, build member loyalty, mentor, and train residents to become future leaders of the specialty. Programs Premier resource for residents - access to valuable residency, fellowship and career development databases Travel grants, research grants, humanitarian grants & clinical scholars funds are available provides practice advice and lifelong education materials to residents and young physicians NROSG COCLIA Home Study Course Bi-monthly electronic newsletter on issues that speak to your needs Governance & Leadership opportunities within the Section Special AAO-HNS Committee membership slots for residents Questions: srf@entnet.org

Board of Governors - Serves and mobilizes our grassroots membership on the latest socioeconomic, public education, outreach, and state legislative issues. : 

Board of Governors - Serves and mobilizes our grassroots membership on the latest socioeconomic, public education, outreach, and state legislative issues. Programs The Board of Governors was established in 1987 to: Identify state legislative, socioeconomic, and public relations issues confronting otolaryngologists and the specialty. What you should know about the BOG? The BOG functions as an advisory body for the grassroots to the Board of Directors. 100 BOG Societies located in the U.S., Canada and Internationally. Garner peer and community recognition by participating in the Big on Goals, volunteer and public education program. CPOP (Certificate Program for Otolaryngology Personnel) is a three phrase comprehensive certificate training program where allied health professionals learn to function as OTO Techs within the hearing healthcare team under the supervision of an otolaryngologist. Send your office personnel for training! Questions: bog@entnet.org cpop@entnet.org

Our Meetings - Hosts the world’s largest gathering of Otolaryngologists: 

Our Meetings - Hosts the world’s largest gathering of Otolaryngologists Annual Meetings & OTO EXPO locations and dates 2006 Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 17-20 2007 Washington, DC September 16-19 Washington Advocacy Conference held every year in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. – don’t miss your opportunity to get involved in the political process March 3-6, 2007 March 8-11, 2008 March 7-10, 2009 Calendar of co-sponsored and Affiliate meetings Questions: Annual Meeting Registration aaohnsfreg@spargo.com

Board of Governors - Serves and mobilizes our grassroots membership on the latest socioeconomic, public education, outreach, and state legislative issues. : 

Board of Governors - Serves and mobilizes our grassroots membership on the latest socioeconomic, public education, outreach, and state legislative issues. Programs The Board of Governors was established in 1987 to: Identify state legislative, socioeconomic, and public relations issues confronting otolaryngologists and the specialty. What you should know about the BOG? The BOG functions as an advisory body for the grassroots to the Board of Directors. 100 BOG Societies located in the U.S., Canada and Internationally. Garner peer and community recognition by participating in the Big on Goals, volunteer and public education program. CPOP (Certificate Program for Otolaryngology Personnel) is a three phrase comprehensive certificate training program where allied health professionals learn to function as OTO Techs within the hearing healthcare team under the supervision of an otolaryngologist. Questions: bog@entnet.org cpop@entnet.org

Education and Lifelong Learning - Programs designed to keep you up-to-date without leaving your practice.: 

Education and Lifelong Learning - Programs designed to keep you up-to-date without leaving your practice. Programs Learn from leading experts in the field and earn continuing medical education (CME) credit Home Study Course Patient of the Month (PMP) Self-Instructional Packages (SIPacs) Online Programs Coming Soon! AcademyU™ a new web based learning system Clinical Otolaryngology Online (COOL) National Resident Online Study Guide Clinical Scholars Program Questions: education@entnet.org

Publications & Press - Delivering timely and relevant content through our monthly publications, peer-reviewed medical journal, and federal electronic news alerts.: 

Bulletin - features socioeconomic information including, practice management, state legislative updates, job opportunities, products and services. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Journal the AAO-HNS' monthly peer-reviewed medical journal offering developments in medical and surgical treatment of the ears, nose, and throat. Searchable online subscriptions for current member subscribers. The News, the e-newsletter digest with up-to-minute organizational news items, action alerts, and upcoming deadlines. Public & Media Relations Contact us for the following Advice about interviews or media operations Guidance on speaking to reporters about sensitive specialty-related issues Support materials including fact sheets, graphics, and video for local reporters Listing of medical/health in our media database as a medical health expert for reporters in your area Publications & Press - Delivering timely and relevant content through our monthly publications, peer-reviewed medical journal, and federal electronic news alerts.

Health Policy - Serves as the preeminent source of information for the ORL-HNS community on a wide variety of medical economic matters, quality improvement, coding, and reimbursement: 

Health Policy - Serves as the preeminent source of information for the ORL-HNS community on a wide variety of medical economic matters, quality improvement, coding, and reimbursement Programs Coding and Billing answer line 703-519-1566 703-299-1128 healthpolicy@entnet.org on such topics as: CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-9 CM Coding Third Party Payer Reimbursement Selecting the Appropriate Level of Service for the Evaluation and Management of Codes Documentation Guidelines Clinical Indicators Academy Policy Statements Resources & Services Products Reference Guides News & articles Questions: healthpolicy@entnet.org

Fundraising & Donations - Learn important ways your support of the Foundation benefits all of otolaryngology – physicians, patients, and the public.: 

Fundraising & Donations - Learn important ways your support of the Foundation benefits all of otolaryngology – physicians, patients, and the public. Giving to the Foundation Why you should give? The Academy and Foundation are the resources for your career – providing benefits to you from residency to retirement. Most gifts are tax-deductible Your gifts will be used to: Provide high-quality educational programs and products Help develop the evidence base for otolaryngology Preserve history of the specialty How you can give: The Annual President’s Appeal Become a member of the Millennium Society Remember the Foundation through planned giving and bequests – find out about creative gifts with positive tax implications Remember a colleague through an In Memoriam Tribute Questions: development@entnet.org

Our Research - Strives to be a comprehensive source of information to serve the needs and interests of clinician-scientists in OHNS, providing information and resources about Research grants, mentoring, education, advocacy, and clinical trials and evidence based medicine.: 

Education Looking to develop clinical research skills – apply for the Clinical Scholars Program! Grant Resources & Information 153 grants totaling $2.2 million since 1985 Clinical and Applied Research network BEST ENT Network (active participants needed) Evidence-based medicine Information & Resources NIH Grants Archives on Evidenced-based Practice reports Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers Questions: Research@entnet.org Our Research - Strives to be a comprehensive source of information to serve the needs and interests of clinician-scientists in OHNS, providing information and resources about Research grants, mentoring, education, advocacy, and clinical trials and evidence based medicine.

Government Affairs – Advancing our policies, perspectives, and initiatives through federal, state, and regulatory agencies. : 

Government Affairs – Advancing our policies, perspectives, and initiatives through federal, state, and regulatory agencies. Educate your member of Congress about how federal legislation effects you and your practice through the ENT-Congressional Advocacy Network (CAN). Join the State Legislative Contact Network (SLCN) to learn about and assist in grassroots advocacy efforts on the state level related to otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Donate to ENT PAC and participate in the Academy’s efforts to elect federal candidates that support our specialty and patients. Fights for issues related to the specialty including: Health Care Quality and Access Scope of Practice Fair and Prompt Reimbursement Medical Liability Reform Research Funding Coalesces with: Federal and State Medical Associations National and State Medical Specialties, including the American College of Surgeons State Otolaryngological Societies Contact: GovernmentAffairs@entnet.org 703-299-1138 The Academy is an active player in federal and state legislative arenas and works closely with our members to educate elected officials about otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and to ensure legislative success.

Part 2 – Ten ways to Get Involved in Your Academy today!: 

Part 2 – Ten ways to Get Involved in Your Academy today! Apply to serve on Academy and Board of Governors committees: an important vehicle to participate in policy development and educational opportunities Submit an abstract for presentation at the 2007 annual meeting in Washington, DC Contribute to the Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Journal and Bulletin Participate in our public education campaigns (World Voice Day, Kid’s ENT month) Subscribe to the Home Study Course and other high quality publications and educational products Join the Best ENT Research Network Give beyond your dues: donate to the Millennium society, PAC and Presidents’ appeal Recruit a colleague - participate in the Member-get-a-Member campaign U.S. Members – join the Advocacy Center: write letters to congressional and state representatives and receive grassroots action alerts regarding professional liability or scope of practice issues. Join the fight for issues that affect the specialty – attend the 2007 Washington Advocacy Conference and Legislative Briefing Day, March 3- 6

Part 3 – Calendar of Events: 

Part 3 – Calendar of Events Don’t miss a beat …………click thru to calendar of upcoming events for information on: Board of Governors society meetings, International meetings, workshops intended for otolaryngolgists and affiliate meetings. Call us if we’ve missed a listing! Thank you for joining ……….You won’t be disappointed you did!

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