Public Release:  World's largest meeting of ear, nose and throat doctors

Latest research on hearing loss, allergies, sleep disorders and head and neck cancer will be presented

Alexandria, VA - The 2011 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF), the largest meeting of ear, nose, and throat doctors in the world, will convene September 11-14, 2011 in San Francisco, CA.

Featuring more than 386 scientific research sessions, 468 posters, and several hundred instruction course hours for attendees, the annual meeting is a unique opportunity for journalists from around the world to cover breaking science and medical news. Reporters will have access to the latest research and clinical advances in the field of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery.

Otolaryngologists are specialty physicians and surgeons dedicated to diagnosing and treating disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. As many as 9,000 such specialists from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia attend to learn the latest research findings in patient care.

The scientific program and poster sessions will address medical disorders that are among the most common afflictions to all ages and both sexes. These include hearing loss, sleep disorders, allergies, ear infections, voice disorders, sinusitis, head and neck cancer, and pediatric ENT health issues. Additional sessions will focus on the role of HPV in otolaryngology, the state of the science in treating food allergies, and new guidelines for the treatment of hoarseness.

Information for the Media

The AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO Newsroom will be located in the Moscone Convention Center, Room 226. Hours of operation: Saturday, September 10, 12pm to 5pm; Sunday - Tuesday, September 11 - 13, 7:30 am to 5 pm; and Wednesday, September 14, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. There will also be a Meet & Great for all press with Richard Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, Editor in Chief of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery on Sunday, September 11, 2011 from 12:30 - 1:15pm in the newsroom.

The newsroom serves as a work space for credentialed members of the news media. The newsroom is managed and staffed by the AAO-HNS Communications Unit. Please see the AAO-HNS website for media credentialing requirements for the event.

To register and view advance press releases, log onto the AAO-HNS website at http://tinyurl.com/657a292.

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About the AAO-HNS

The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (www.entnet.org), one of the oldest medical associations in the nation, represents more than 11,000 physicians and allied health professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy serves its members by facilitating the advancement of the science and art of medicine related to otolaryngology and by representing the specialty in governmental and socioeconomic issues. The organization's vision: "Empowering otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons to deliver the best patient care."

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