AAO-HNS and AAOA issue joint statement on allergic reactions related to Covid-19 vaccinations in allergic patients. The recommendations are based on best knowledge to date, but may change at any time, pending new information and further guidance from the CDC or FDA.
On December 21 Congress passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package and $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill. AAO-HNS’ summary includes the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Paycheck Protection Program.
AAO-HNS issues statement on incidence of Bell’s palsy related to FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines. These rare events should not dissuade healthcare personnel or patients from receiving these critical vaccines.
On December 11 the Academy sent letters to each of the 50 state Governors, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia urging prioritization of otolaryngologists and other frontline medical workers for receipt of the FDA’s first approved COVID-19 vaccine.
Spencer C. Payne, MD, provides an overview of proper testing techniques for COVID-19. The video provides the public a better understanding of what to expect with testing. The video is also on ENThealth.org.
CISA, FBI, and HHS issued an advisory alert that notes they “have credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.” AAO-HNS recommends you have measures in place to protect you, your patients, and your practice from all cyberattacks.
The AAO-HNS celebrated the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Section for Women in Otolaryngology (WIO) and the WIO Endowment with an interactive movie premiere, "Four Days in Boston: A History of the AAO-HNS Section for Women in Otolaryngology (WIO)."
The AAO-HNS is proud to release a new collection of artifacts and a historic timeline showcasing the significant impact women have made in the specialty. Thank you to the many women who shared their stories, contributed pictures and memorabilia, and dedicated their lives to otolaryngology.
The AAO-HNSF along with CORE partner societies and industry sponsors are offering over $650,000 in grants for research training, career development, and research projects to further the specialty of otolaryngology. Letters of intent (LOIs) are due December 15, 2020. Full applications are due January 15, 2021.
The AAO-HNS, with the collaboration of the otolaryngology specialty societies, developed recommendations for a safe return to practice, presented in two parts. These will be “living documents” that will be updated on a regular basis as new information becomes available.