|Newsletter Volume 5||March 2000|
|133rd Annual Spring Meeting|
American Otological Society, Inc., Annual Spring Meeting will be held
at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Florida, May 13-14,
2000. Enclosed with this newsletter is the program and abstract booklet
for this meeting.
All members are encouraged to register for the Scientific Sessions. These will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14. The Saturday Scientific Sessions will be held in the Palms Ballroom-Sago beginning at 1:00 p.m. and concluding at 5:00 p.m. The AOS member group photograph will be taken immediately following the completion of the scientific sessions. The Sunday Scientific Sessions will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Palms Ballroom-Sago. Dr. Gary Jackson and the Program Advisory Committee have planned an excellent program. Featured on this year’s program will be a panel discussion on Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday panel discussion topic will be “Cholesteatoma Surgery: Canal Wall Up/Canal Wall Down Revisited” with Dr. Bruce Gantz as moderator and Drs. Paul R. Lambert, Joseph B. Nadol, Jr., and Simon C. Parisier as panelists. The Sunday panel discussion topic will be “ The Acoustic Tumor Management Conundrum” with Dr. D. Bradley Welling as moderator and Drs. Derald E. Brackmann, John C. Flickinger and Kevin X. McKennan as panelists.
President’s Annual Reception and Dinner Dance will be held at the
Orlando World Center Marriott on Sunday evening, May 14, 2000. This
gala affair will begin with a cocktail party at 6:30 p.m. in the Sago
Foyer and dinner will follow at 7:30 p.m. in the Palms Ballroom-Sago.
Following dinner you will be able to dance the night away to the “Big
Chill” dance band. This band, including a male and female vocalist,
will get you and your guest “rocking and rolling” the night away! They
recreate the Big Band Sound of the 40s, the classic rock n’ roll of the
50s and 60s, Motown, Blues Brothers, and much more. The Big Chill is an
unforgettable musical group that will give you an unforgettable
|AOS Council Update: The
Council of the American Otological Society, Inc., met on February 12,
2000, in Key Largo, Florida. The Council members present included Drs.
C. Gary Jackson, A. Julianna Gulya, Horst R. Konrad, Sam E. Kinney,
Charles M. Luetje, Gregory J. Matz, Richard A. Chole, and Jeffrey P.
Dr. Jackson appointed Drs. Donald B. Kamerer, John R. E. Dickins and Gordon B. Hughes to serve on the 2000 Audit Committee. The Committee will review the financial statements and give a report at the Annual Business Meeting.
Dr. Jackson received 46 abstracts for the 2000 Annual Meeting. These abstracts were reviewed by the Program Advisory Committee who rated the abstracts on a score of 1-5 with one being the highest score. 30 abstracts were selected for the Scientific Sessions.
Dr. Derald Brackmann will be the Guest of Honor at the Annual Meeting and William B. Williams III will receive the Presidential Citation.
Dr. Charles M. Luetje serves as Chairman of the Award of Merit Committee and will announce the committee’s choice at the Sunday evening AOS banquet.
|Call for Papers
COSM secretaries approved a common abstract deadline of October 15th.
The deadline for submission of abstracts for the year 2001 Annual
Meeting to be held in Palm Desert, California, will be October 15, 2000.
American College of Surgeons
We look forward to seeing you in Orlando, Florida.
Horst R. Konrad, M.D.
current membership totals 268: 126 Actives, 70 Seniors, 6 Emeritus, 43
Associates, 13 Corresponding and 10 Honorary members.
Ballots were sent to the Active and Senior members in November to vote on the proposed candidates for membership in the American Otological Society. 125 ballots were returned. Drs. Stephen P. Cass, Saumil Merchant, Lorne S. Parnes, Debara L. Tucci will be inducted into Active Membership. Drs. Vicente G. Diamante, Takeshi Kubo and Thomas P. U. Wustrow will be inducted into Corresponding Membership at the Annual Meeting.
Drs. Michael M. Paparella, Robert W. Cantrell and Mansfield F. W. Smith have requested Senior status. Dr. B. Hill Briton has requested Emeritus status.
Membership Development Committee:
Dr. Julianna Gulya, chairperson of the Membership Development Committee reported there are 21 potential members to date. Each potential member has a mentor who works with him or her to become qualified candidates.