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

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Alexandria, VA -- The 2012 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 9 - 12, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Featuring more than 250 scientific research sessions, 445 posters, and over 350 instruction course hours for attendees, the annual meeting is a unique opportunity for journalists to cover 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 6,000 such specialists from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Australasia 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 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 childhood obesity as a risk factor for development of otitis media, noise-related hearing loss in the workplace, and diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea in children and adults.

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Information for the Media

The AAO-HNSF 2012 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO newsroom will be located in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, Room 204C. Hours of operation: Saturday, September 8, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Sunday - Tuesday, September 9 - 11, 8:00 am - 5 pm; and Wednesday, September 12, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. The newsroom serves as a work space for credentialed members of the news media. The newsroom is staffed by the AAO-HNS Communications Business Unit. Please see the AAO-HNS website for media credentialing requirements, http://media.wyndhamjade.com.s3.amazonaws.com/aao12/docs/pressguidelines.pdf

To register for the AAO-HNSF 2012 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, please visit our website at www.entnet.org/annual_meeting.

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 nearly 12,000 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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