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NBC's chief medical editor will deliver lecture to largest gathering of ENT doctors

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Alexandria, VA -- NBC's Chief Medical Editor Nancy L. Snyderman, MD, will deliver the John Conley, MD Lecture on Medical Ethics during the Opening Ceremony at the 2013 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠ of the American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNS/F).

"We're very fortunate to have Dr. Snyderman speaking at this year's Opening Ceremony. Not only is she an award winning journalist and a longtime active member of the Academy, she is also a dear friend to many of us," said Dr. James L. Netterville, MD, president of the AAO-HNS/F.

Dr. Snyderman has reported from many of the world's most troubled areas and covered a wide range of topics. Her reports regularly appear on "TODAY," "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," "Dateline NBC," MSNBC, and Her presentation on Medical Ethics, "Conversations with Yourself: The Natural Metamorphosis of a Surgeon," will honor the Lecture's namesake. The Opening Ceremony will begin at 8:30 am on Sunday, September 29, in the West Ballroom AB of the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The 2013 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO will include more than 89 miniseminars, 360 instructional courses, 321 oral presentations and 397 poster presentations across all areas of otolaryngology -- head and neck surgery. The Annual Meeting highlights the latest research and clinical advances in the field, and is a venue to address common medical disorders. View the program listing for more information at

Information for the Media

The AAO-HNSF 2013 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO newsroom will be located in the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Room 117 West. Hours of operation: Saturday, September 28, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Sunday - Tuesday, September 29 - October 1, 8:00 am - 5 pm; and Wednesday, October 2, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. The newsroom serves as a work space for credentialed members of the news media. Please see the media credentialing requirements here.

To register for the AAO-HNSF 2013 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, please visit our website at


About the AAO-HNS

The American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery (, one of the oldest medical associations in the nation, represents about 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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