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Dec. 11, 2008
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IN MEMORIAM: John G. Campbell, MD
Dr. John G. Campbell, Academy President in 1999-2000, passed away on December 6, 2008. He was a practicing otolaryngologist for 30 years in Tulsa, OK, and was greatly admired, both by Academy members and the Tulsa community. He served as chair of the Academy Board of Governors (BOG) in 1995-1996, and was recently appointed as a member of the new BOG Intraspecialty Task Force.

Dr. Campbell was president of the Oklahoma Academy of Otolaryngology, the Tulsa Otolaryngology Society, and the Tulsa Surgical Society. He also served on the boards of trustees of the Tulsa Community College, Westminster College of Fulton, MO, and First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa.

Dr. Campbell was a 1966 graduate of the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, and served as a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Linda, son Darin Philip Ramey, four grandchildren, and two sisters.

Dr. Campbell was a valuable part of the Academy, and he will be missed.

See the January Bulletin for a full memorial.

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CORE Grant Letters of Intent Deadline Is Here – Submit NOW!
Letters of Intent (LOI) must be submitted electronically by December 15, 2008, midnight EST, and applications are to be submitted electronically by January 15, 2009, midnight EST. The AAFPRS, AAOA, AAO-HNSF, AHNS, AHRF, ALA, ANS, ARS, ASPO, DRF, PSEF, Triological, and Xoran Technologies Inc. are offering over $750,000 in grants for research training, career development, and research projects to support all areas of otolaryngology.

NOTE: The ALA/ALVRE Award will not be available in 2009. If you planned to submit a letter of intent for this award, we encourage you to review the other funding opportunities and apply for a different grant. More

Call for Education Committee Applications
Now is your chance to get involved. As a member of the AAO-HNSF education faculty, you will have the opportunity to guide the direction of the Foundation's learning activities. You will be provided the data, tools, and staff resources to continue to broaden our curriculum, develop courses, and lead physicians toward improved performance and better patient outcomes. Your expertise can help expand our education programs to needed areas for otolaryngologists, residents, and other allied health professionals. Apply here.

Cochrane Systematic Review Travel Grants Available
AAO-HNS/F leadership and Elsevier, publisher of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, have identified a need to train otolaryngologists in the conduct and publication of systematic literature reviews. Systematic reviews serve as the foundation for evidence-based practice guidelines, clinical performance measures, and maintenance of specialty certification. The Cochrane Collaboration is the world leader in evidence summaries of healthcare interventions.

Three travel grants will be offered for the 17th Cochrane Colloquium in Singapore, October 11-14, 2009. Applicants must be members of AAO-HNS; residents are not eligible. For requirements, see the January 2009 issue of the Bulletin, or email .

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In the Press

Dexamethasone Carries Unexpected Bleeding Risk in Tonsillectomy
For pediatric tonsillectomy, intravenous dexamethasone effectively reduces nausea and vomiting after surgery, but at the cost of bleeding risks, Swiss researchers said. More

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All That Noise Is Damaging Children’s Hearing
from The New York Times
The Children’s Hearing Institute reports that hearing loss among children and young adults is rising in the U.S., and that one-third of the damage is caused by noise. More

Her Nose Knows the Importance of Children's Hospital
from Washington Post
A columnist discusses a 3-year-old girl prone to nosebleeds, and how an AAO-HNS member was able to diagnose and treat her. More

Academy News

Residents - Learn the Art of Grant Review - Deadline Monday
This year the CORE Study Section will invite six residents to serve on the Study Section. This is an invaluable opportunity for residents to learn how to review grants, and in the process, become better grant writers themselves. Interested residents must complete an application and submit their CV and an optional letter of support to Stephanie L. Jones by Dec. 15, 2008. Applicants will be notified of the final decision by January 15, 2009.

December Grassroots Materials Now Available – Cold and Flu Season
Cold and flu season is here, and you can help educate your patients and local media with a new set of fact sheets and co-brandable materials to be distributed in your community. See more here.

AcademyU Issues Part 4 of Blepharoplasty Program
Drs. Norman Pastorek and Carlo Honrado have released the first four courses in a 5-part program on Blepharoplasty. Login now or subscribe at no cost to see the newest AcademyU offerings. More


Authors James B. Snow Jr., MD, FACS and P. Ashley Wackym, MD, FACS, FAAP
Publisher PMPH USA

Ballenger’s was first published in 1908. It has appeared in 10 languages and sold 150,000 copies worldwide. Over two-thirds of the authors are new to this edition. The editorial leadership for the 17th edition has been expanded to include P. Ashley Wackym as Editor, and it includes 101 chapters (increased from 67) with sections on otology and neurotology, rhinology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, pediatric otorhinolaryngology, laryngology and bronchoesophagology, head and neck surgery and increased emphasis on molecular medicine. The book is a unique blend of state-of-the-art clinical techniques, methods and outcomes together with coverage of basic mechanisms and science. To order, contact, Order today!

Review the Journal – Earn CME!
Journal Editor in Chief, Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, and Coordinator of Education Mark Wax, MD, are pleased to introduce the availability of AMA Category1 Credit™ for reviewers of manuscripts of articles submitted to Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The peer-review process is critical to the quality of the journal. If you are interested in being a reviewer, please contact the journal’s editorial office at

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2009 Coding and Reimbursement Workshops Dates Announced!
Enhance the business side of your practice by taking regional workshops conducted by Karen Zupko & Associates. Their solutions-oriented workshops will help you focus on thriving in a challenging economy, reduce your business worries, create a more financially stable practice,and improve the efficiency of your staff. The AAO-HNSF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category/Credits™. Register.

We have added schedules and course descriptions for courses held by Karen Zupko & Associates, Association of Otolaryngological Administrators, and Audio Educators. View the schedules.

Internet-based Medicare Enrollment Available in 15 States, D.C.
Medicare has introduced the Internet-based Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS), which will allow physicians and non-physician practitioners to enroll, make changes in their Medicare enrollment, view their Medicare enrollment information, and check the status of their Medicare enrollment applications via the Internet. PECOS will be available to physicians in15 states (Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin), plus the District of Columbia. More

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Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) Bonus Payment Policy Changes
Effective for claims with dates of service on or after January 1, 2009, only services furnished in areas that are designated as geographic HPSAs as of December 31 of the prior year are eligible for the HPSA bonus payment. More

Revised Facilitator's Guide
The revised Facilitator's Guide - Companion to Medicare Physician Guide: A Resource for Residents, Practicing Physicians, and Other Health Care Professionals (October 2008) is now available in downloadable format from the CMS learning network. More

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  International Update

Announcing 6th Academy Delegation to China
Join Dr KJ Lee and other Academy members on an unforgettable tour of China June 18-July 1, 2009, and take part in the 2nd Hua-Ren ENT Conference, Macau. Full itinerary here.

Tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy and laryngoscopy cases are made safer and faster using the ENTSafety System

The ENTSafety System allows prudent surgeons to eliminate the mayo stand as an improvised support and bring organization and efficiency to the surgical field. The System decreases procedure cost while increasing patient safety. More

Save the Date: March 22-24, 2009
The Joint Surgical Advocacy Conference (JSAC) is back! Mark your calendars now for Washington, DC.

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Get a Well-Made Lab Coat for Less Through AAO-HNS
Doc’s Duds, an Academy Advantage partner, is offering great deals on its beautifully made and classically styled lab coats throughout the month of December. AAO-HNS members can take an additional 10% off their entire purchase. Simply enter the code “AAOHNS” in the coupon code box at checkout. Browse their wide selection of styles and colors here.

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