Sponsoring Societies

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructi ve Surgery (AAFPRS) – Alexandria, Virginia
Website: www.aafprs.org
The AAFPRS membership is comprised by individuals w ho focus their practices in facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons. The society holds semiannu al meetings as well as smaller educational courses throughout the year.

American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) – Washington, DC
Website: www.aaoallergy.org
The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy’s (AAOA ) members’ practices include the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease. The AAOA actively su pports its membership through education, research, and advocacy in the care of allergic patients. It m eets annually in conjunction with the AAO-HNS and h as other educational conferences at various times of t he year. The AAOA, in conjunction with the ARS, publishes the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology .

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) – Alexandria, Virginia
Website: www.entnet.org
The AAO-HNS is the world's largest organization rep resenting specialists who treat the ear, nose, thro at, and related structures of the head and neck. It hol ds an annual meeting in the fall that offers a wide range of educational opportunities. In addition, it provides a great deal of educational material for residents and practitioners in other formats. The A AO-HNS publishes Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Bulletin.

American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA)
Website: www.abea.net
The American Broncho-Esophagological Association ( ABEA) is a society of physicians, researchers and allied professionals who share their expertise in B roncho-Esophagology and meet annually during COSM for scholarly presentations on matters relevant to the science and practice of their specialty. American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) The purpose of the American Head and Neck Society is to promote and advance the knowledge of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of neoplasms and other diseases of the head and neck, research in diseases of the head and neck, and the highest professional and ethical standards. The AHNS holds an annual meeting during COSM as well as other educational forums during the year.

American Laryngological Association (ALA)
Website: www.alahns.org
The American Laryngological Association is a schola rly organization of physicians and scientists who have made significant contributions to the care of patients with disorders of the larynx and upper aerodigestive tract. The ALA meets annually during COSM.

American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society – Omaha, Nebraska
Website: www.triological.org
The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otolo gical Society, aka The Triological Society, is the senior society in otolaryngology. Members are requi red to present a thesis in the field of otolaryngol ogy considered acceptable to a panel of peers. The Trio Society meets in January and as part of COSM to share research and related scholarly activity. The Triological Society has two publications, the Laryngoscope and ENTtoday.

American Neurotology Society (ANS)
Website: www.americanneurotologysociety.com
The American Neurotology Society is committed to im proving public health care through the provision of high-quality continuing medical education (CME) to our members. The overall goal of the ANS CME committee is to provide CME activities that will ad dress the knowledge gaps and enhance the clinical competence of the participants. The ANS meets annua lly during COSM.

American Otological Society (AOS)
Website: www.americanotologicalsociety.org
The American Otological Society was established to foster dialog on, and dissemination of, information pertaining to advances in the understanding and man agement of otologic and neurotologic disorders. The AOS meets annually during COSM.

American Rhinologic Society (ARS)
Website: www.american-rhinologic.org
The American Rhinologic Society promotes excellence in the care of patients with disorders of the nose, sinuses, and skull base through research, education and advocacy. The ARS meets during COSM as well as smaller educational meeting during the year. The ARS, in conjunction with the AAOA, publishes the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.

American Head and Neck Society
Website: www.ahns.info

American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology
Website: www.geriatricotolaryngology.org

American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)
Website: www.aspo.us
The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology wa s established to foster excellence in the care of children with otorhinolaryngologic disorders by pro moting education and collaborative research, and to share and disseminate advances and innovations in p atient care. It meets annually during COSM.

Association of Academic Departments of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AADO)
Website: www.suo-aado.org
The AADO is comprised of the chairs of departments of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. The organization meets semiannually to discuss issues r elated to its membership.

The Otolaryngology Program Directors Organization ( OPDO)
Website: www.suo-aado.org
The OPDO provides program directors and academic fa culty with a national forum for discussion and implementation of training techniques for residents and fellows in the field of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and meets in conjunction with the SUO.

Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery of the American Medical Association
Website: www.ama-assn.org

Society of University Otolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons (SUO)
Website: www.suo-aado.org
The SUO-HNS provides for the exchange of ideas and relevant information germane to the practice of medicine in an academic setting. Career development strategies emphasizing the academic milieu are considered essential. The society meets once a year in the fall.