As part of the O&N contract with publisher Wolters Kluwer, O&N has set aside funds to use for the development of the journal.  After much discussion, it was felt that the creation of two Cochrane Scholars would be a valuable resource for the journal, not only in generating quality meta-analyses, but also to assist with reviews of these increasingly complex manuscripts.  A great number of highly qualified applications were received, thank you to all the authors for your submissions. However, two applications stood out from the rest. We are pleased to offer a $4000 Cochrane scholarship to: 

Dr. Michael S. Harris - Medical University of Wisconsin

Dr. Ksenia A. Aaron - Stanford University

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Harris and Dr. Aaron, who will choose a Cochrane course and subsequently submit a high quality Cochrane-level review for O&N on a topic of your choice. In addition, they will serve on the Editorial Board to assist with editorial reviews of meta-analyses.

Lawrence R. Lustig, MD
Otology & Neurotology


Dr. Matthew L. Bush, MD, PhD - University of Kentucky Medical Center

Dr. Theodore R. McRackan, MD, MSCR -  Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. David M. Kaylie, MD Duke University, Durham, NC

Dr. Cameron C. Wick, MD - Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


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Dear otologists/neurotologists and trainees,

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly had an impact on education. The LION Broadcast this year on May 18 and 19th will not include live surgical experiences for obvious reasons. This year the free broadcast will have videotaped surgeries with explanations by the surgeons. A panel discussion by world experts will follow. I encourage participation with this wonderful event. A tremendous amount of hard work has gone into producing this year’s broadcast. Please register at the LION site, so that you can interact with the panelists and ask questions. I believe you will find this endeavor highly educational.

J. Thomas Roland, Jr.,  MD
Mendik Foundation Chairman
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Professor Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery
NYU Langone Medical Center

Endoscopic and Exoscopic Surgery of the Ear: International Hands-On Dissection Course and Live Surgery Observation

Thursday, September 10 - Friday, September 11, 2020
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

4th Annual Endoscopic Middle Ear Surgery Dissection Course
September 25 - 26, 2020
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
New York, NY 10003

The American Otological Society is not affiliated with any course or institution. Click on course title for details)


Updated ABOto certificates available at a reduced price of $60!

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto), we are pleased to inform you that the neurotology subspecialty certificate has been modified to include a phrase that reflects both adult and pediatric neurotology. This change was made to ensure that the scope of practice of a board certified neurotologist is clear, and that both pediatric and adult patient conditions are within the purview of our Neurotology diplomates. This addition will begin with the new certificates issued in 2018. 
NOTE: The ABOto is undergoing a logo redesign. For board certified Neurotologists that want to reorder a certificate with the new language, this will be available in the Spring of 2019. Reorder certificates will still include the original issue date. The price for reorder certificates will be $60. New certificates can be ordered through your ABOHNS login profile under the Services tab. For questions, you can contact the ABOHNS office directly at 713-850-0399.