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International Outreach

International outreach, worldwide partnerships, and the exchange of information and education are important aims of the Academy and its Foundation.

AAO-HNSF Board of Directors Selects Mark E. Zafereo, Jr., MD, as Board Coordinator-elect for International Affairs

Mark E. Zafereo, Jr., MD, is an associate professor of head and neck surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, where he also serves as section chief of head and neck endocrine surgery and associate medical director of the Endocrine Center. He has held many roles within the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and its Foundation over the last 15 years, particularly within the international realm, and looks forward to serving the AAO-HNSF Board in collaborative leadership of the International Program. As Coordinator-elect, Dr. Zafereo will shadow the current Coordinator for International Affairs, J. Pablo Stolovitzky, MD. The Coordinator for International Affairs, which is a four-year term appointment, oversees implementation of the high-profile, important portfolio of AAO-HNSF’s global outreach and programs and ensures alignment with the strategic plan.

Announcing the International Advisory Board (IAB) Chair-elect

The AAO-HNSF call for nominees for Chair-elect of the International Advisory Board (IAB) was highly successful and resulted in the selection of Prof. Muaaz Tarabichi, MD. Dr. Tarabichi is a native of Syria where he grew up and started his medical education. He left Syria in 1980 and arrived in the United States as a political refugee. He then went to Montreal, Quebec, and did his residency at McGill University, during which he received the 1988 AAO-HNS Award for Excellence in Original Investigation for his study on application of finite element methods. He then returned to the Middle East and has been practicing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for 24 years.

Much of Dr. Tarabichi’s professional life has been centered on innovating, advocating, and teaching endoscopy ear surgery (EES), being widely referred to as the “Father of EES.” He struck a long-lasting friendship with the late Heinz Stammberger, MD FRCS Ed(Hon), during years of travel teaching endoscopic techniques in ear and sinus surgery. This relationship was the seed for their mutual project– TSESI: Tarabichi - Stammberger Ear & Sinus Institute in Dubai (www.TSESI.org). The facility includes a wet lab and state of art broadcasting and video production facilities and offers scholarships including travel and boarding for younger otolaryngologists from around the world.

Dr. Tarabichi’s term as Chair-elect will start at the conclusion of the AAO-HNSF 2020 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience, September 13-16, in Boston, Massachusetts, when current Chair-elect Karl Hoermann, MD, PhD, assumes the IAB Chair position.

2019-2020 IAB Chair-Elect Announced: Karl Hoermann, MD

At the IAB General Assembly Meeting on September 16, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Karl Hoermann (Germany) was  elected Chair-Elect of the International Advisory Board (IAB). Dr. Hoermann will serve a one-year term as Chair-Elect and immediately following the conclusion of the AAO-HNSF 2020 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Boston, Massachusetts, he will then become IAB Chair and serve a one-year term.

Call for Volunteer Faculty for 2021 International and Joint Meetings

Since its inception, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has cultivated ties to national otolaryngology societies and similar organizations around the world.  The AAO-HNSF assigns great importance to these relationships ,which collectively advance the otolaryngology specialty in ways no one society can achieve alone.

One important means of building global relationships is through Joint Meetings, i.e., conferences or meetings jointly organized or endorsed by the AAO-HNSF and a counterpart otolaryngology entity.

We are accepting applications for volunteer faculty to present at AAO-HNSF International Joint Meetings in 2021.  Linked HERE is the AAO-HNSF Volunteer Faculty Application.

For more information, contact International@entnet.org.

Opportunities

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International Advisory Board (IAB)
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The IAB is made up of global otolaryngology—head and neck surgery societies from the Academy's International Corresponding Societies (ICS) affiliated network.

The IAB was established in 2016 as an international member network within the AAO-HNS Foundation. The IAB is made up of otolaryngologists around the world who belong to the ICS affiliated network, 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. This new governance structure "gives a voice" to the Academy's global community of otolaryngologists - head and neck surgeons with the goal of fostering a global otolaryngology community to promote the highest standards in clinical care through collaboration to advance education, research, and communication.


About the IAB

Fostering a global otolaryngology-head and neck surgery community is an important aim of the AAO-HNSF. In this spirit, the International Advisory Board (IAB) was established as a new representative body designed to provide international members with an unprecedented platform to interact with the Academy.

What purpose does the IAB serve?

The IAB serves as a "voice" of international otolaryngologists—head and neck surgeons, comprising an Executive Committee and General Assembly.

What is the role of the IAB?

The IAB counsels Academy leadership on AAO-HNSF engagement with the global community of otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons, opening up new opportunities for international communication and collaborative work.

Structure of the IAB: Officers, IAB Executive Committee, IAB General Assembly, and Staff


The IAB has two organs over which the Chair presides (in descending hierarchical order): The IAB Executive Committee and the General Assembly.

 

2019 -2020 IAB Officers


Chair: Sady Selaimen da Costa, MD, PhD, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Chair-Elect: Karl Hoermann, MD, Mannheim, Germany

IAB Executive Committee (EC)

The Executive Committee (EC) is the administrative arm of the IAB and serves the Chair primarily in an advisory capacity

  • IAB Chair: Sady Selaimen da Costa, MD, PhD, Porto Alegre, Brazil

  • IAB Chair-Elect: Karl Hoermann, MD, Mannheim, Germany

  • Immediate Past Chair: Johan Fagan, MD

  • AAO-HNS/F Immediate Past President: Albert L. Merati, MD

  • AAO-HNS/F Executive Vice President and CEO: James Denneny III, MD

  • AAO-HNSF Coordinator for International Affairs: Pablo Stolovitzky, MD


General Assembly


The primary organ of the IAB is the General Assembly. Its membership is divided into two categories:

  1. Delegates representing International Corresponding Societies (ICS)
    ICS are otolaryngology organizations around the world that have entered into an informal corresponding relationship with the Academy.
  2. 10 individual international members who serve as At-large Representatives for countries and/or regions not already robustly represented by ICS.


IAB Staff

Rebecca Dobbins, MA 

Director, Global Affairs

Regulations of the International Advisory Board of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF)

At AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Chicago, IL, IAB Delegates to the General Assembly voted to approve the IAB Regulations, which were subsequently approved by the AAO-HNSF Board of Directors.

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2020-2021 Joint Meetings
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Since its inception, the AAO-HNSF has cultivated ties to national otolaryngology societies and similar organizations around the world. AAO-HNSF assigns great importance to these relationships, which collectively advance the otolaryngology specialty in ways no one society can achieve alone. 

The following 2020-21 Joint Meetings are conferences or meetings jointly organized or endorsed by AAO-HNSF:

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International Awards, Grants, and Scholarships
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The AAO-HNSF offers a variety of grants and scholarships to aid and encourage those who further the mission of otolaryngology on an international scale. 


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AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience
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International Guests of Honor

We are pleased to announce that the International Guests of Honor for the 2020 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A are the Caribbean, Egypt, Germany, and Taiwan.

Bulletin articles from the 2019 Annual Meeting Guests of Honor Series

Peru

Philippines

Turkey

United Kingdom

Bulletin articles from the 2018 Annual Meeting Guests of Honor Series

South Africa

Colombia

Portugal

Japan


Bulletin articles from the 2017 Annual Meeting Guests of Honor Series

Republic of Korea

People's Republic of China

French Republic

United Mexican States

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AAO-HNSF International Symposium
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The AAO-HNSF International Symposium is a new Annual Meeting forum designed to showcase cutting-edge content, including Instruction Courses and Miniseminars, presented by international physicians. Click here to learn more.