Impressive Showing by UCSF OHNS Presenters at 2021 National Meetings

October 7, 2021

At recent national academy meetings, faculty members and residents from the UC San Francisco Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (UCSF OHNS) gave lectures, participated in panels and moderated discussions.

A total of 21 members of UCSF OHNS were invited to share their expertise at the 2021 meetings of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and the American Rhinologic Society (ARS).

"It is very impressive that we had so many presentations at the national meetings, considering how challenging and competitive it is to get a lecture spot," said UCSF OHNS's Andrew Murr, MD, professor and chair of the department.

At AAO-HNS, team members were invited to give a total of 28 unique expert lectures and presentations. Most all of these were one-hour lectures and panels that provided the audience with expert and state-of-the-art summaries of a particular area in the field.

With such high productivity and recognition at AAO-HNS, UCSF OHNS showed its notable national presence and stood out as a leader in clinical care and research. The hard work and commitment of the UCSF OHNS team assured that sure its presence was felt at the national level. The Laryngology and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (FPRS) subdivisions led the pack with nine and seven unique presentations, respectively. The head and neck oncologic surgery team had four presentations. Residents and faculty gave three profound research presentations to advance the field of otolaryngology.

At AAFPRS, the FPRS team was invited to give five expert lectures and three research presentations. This is particularly remarkable because the schedule was truncated due to the virtual format, so there were limited opportunities for presenters.

At ARS, UCSF OHNS's Jolie Chang, MD participated on a panel titled "The Role of the Rhinologist in Obstructive Sleep Apnea." Andrew Goldberg, MD, MS, vice chair and professor at UCSF OHNS, moderated the discussion.

The department will showcase its expertise again at the UCSF Otolaryngology Update in San Francisco, which is taking place November 11-13, 2021.