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The BOG is made up of local, state, regional, and national otolaryngology—head and neck surgery societies from around the United States and Canada.

The BOG was established in 1982 as a grassroots member network within the AAO-HNS. The BOG is made up of local, state, regional, and national otolaryngology—head and neck surgery societies from around the United States and Canada, and serves as an important avenue of communication with the Board of Directors to help improve the programs and policies of the AAO-HNS/F.

BOG Committee Charges and Rosters

Local/State Societies

National Societies

* BOG Societies moved into observer status. Questions? Contact BOG@entnet.org.

Additional BOG Information

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About the BOG
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Background

The Board of Governors (BOG) was established in 1982 as a grassroots member network within the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery.

The BOG is made up of local, state, regional, and national otolaryngology—head and neck surgery societies from around the United States and Canada.

Members within this grassroots network are primarily community practitioners in the field of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery.

What purpose does the BOG serve?

The BOG functions as an advisory body for the grassroots to the Board of Directors in order to:

  • Act as an avenue of communication between the Board of Directors and the local, state, regional, and national otolaryngology - head and neck surgery organizations and residents;
  • Make recommendations regarding the programs and policies of the AAO-HNS;
  • Seek out and involve practitioners of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery in academic, social, economic, and political issues relative to otolaryngology - head and neck surgery in the U.S.;
  • Strengthen the AAO-HNS and otolaryngology societies; and
  • Support the general good of patients, the specialty, and the medical profession.

What is the role of the BOG?

The BOG plays a vital role in the Academy and within the specialty to:

  • Identify issues affecting the specialty;
  • Research and recommend solutions; and
  • Advocate for action and member involvement. 

2019-2020 BOG Officers

Chair:  Spencer Payne, MD 
Chair-Elect: Lance Manning, MD
Immediate Past Chair: Ken Yanagisawa, MD
Secretary: Karen Rizzo, MD
Member-at-Large: Troy Woodward, MD

Structure of the BOG

  • Committees
  • BOG Societies and Representatives
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BOG Meetings
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2020 AAO-HNS/F Leadership Forum and BOG Spring Meeting

Programming information for the 2020 AAO-HNS/F Leadership Forum and BOG Spring Meeting will be available soon, and online registration is scheduled to open on December 1, 2019. We look forward to welcoming you to Old Town Alexandria May 1 – 3 for this outstanding event.

Future Meetings / Save the Date:

  • May 1-3, 2020: AAO-HNS/F Leadership Forum and BOG Spring Meeting, The Westin Alexandria Old Town, Alexandria, VA
  • September 12, 2020: BOG Committee Meetings and Annual General Assembly, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA
  • September 13 – 16, 2020: AAO-HNS/F Annual Meeting and OTO Experience, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA
  • April 16-18, 2021: AAO-HNS/F Leadership Forum and BOG Spring Meeting, The Westin Alexandria Old Town, Alexandria, VA

For more information, please email bog@entnet.org

 

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BOG Society Resources & Virtual Society Information
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Virtual Society Resources

Instruction on How to Join a Virtual Society Meeting

For more information on scheduling a Virtual Society Meeting, please contact BOG@entnet.org

2019 BOG General Assembly Chairman's Update 

BOG Bylaws

BOG Fact Sheet

BOG Regions

AAO-HNS Road Show PowerPoint

PSAV 30% Discount for AAO-HNS Affiliates

AAO-HNSF Guideline Pocket Cards

Clinical Practice Guideline Slide Sets Available

Present the AAO-HNSF clinical practice guidelines at your society meetings. Slide sets have been developed for: AOE, Allergic Rhinitis, Adult Sinusitis, Bell’s Palsy, BPPV, Earwax (Cerumen Impaction), Improving Nasal Form and Function After Rhinoplasty, Hoarseness, Improving Voice Outcomes after Thyroid Surgery, OME, PSG for Sleep Disordered Breathing, Sudden Hearing Loss, Tonsillectomy, Tympanostomy Tubes, and Tinnitus. 

For advocacy materials and the Road Show PowerPoint contact BOG@entnet.org

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BOG Communications & Awards
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BOG Communications

The BOG has pages in the Bulletin that keep you informed of BOG updates, state legislation, practice management matters, society news, and public relations activities. This publication is available in a print version, with selected articles on the Bulletin webpage. 

Awards

The BOG Awards will be presented on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the BOG General Assembly during the AAO-HNS 2020 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Boston, MA.  Call for nominations for both awards will open in early 2020.

The Model Society Award recognizes outstanding local/state/regional societies that exhibit effective leadership. The Model Society Award is based on activities from February 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020.  

The Practitioner Excellence Award recognizes the prototypical clinical otolaryngologist one wishes to emulate. The Practitioner Excellence Award is open to AAO-HNS members in good standing and requires that within the past 10 years, the doctor nominated has practiced medicine in an exemplary manner and is sought out by other physicians because of their personal and effective care. In addition to his or her clinical skills, the nominee must possess one or more of the following attributes: civic leadership; charitable activity; leadership involvement with local, state, regional, or national medical organizations; community education; or engagement in local civic and/or community activities.

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