The Society of Physician Assistants in 
Otorhinolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery  (SPAO-HNS)

Welcome to the SPAO-HNS Website

The Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology –Head and Neck (SPAO-HNS) is the official specialty organization for Physician Assistants in ENT and is recognized by both the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)and the American Academy of Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNS/F).

This non-profit organization was founded in 1991 and is operated exclusively for the educational and scientific benefit of its members.


The purpose of SPAO-HNS shall be to represent Physician Assistants in the field of ORL/HNS.

  • To promote the growth and development of physician assistants in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. This Society shall be operated exclusively for education and scientific purposes within the organization.
  • To provide the general membership of the Academy with a forum for informed assembly regarding the issues that relate to physician assistants in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
  • To develop and maintain a speakers bureau for Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. To facilitate mutual assistance and support of physician assistants, health professionals and health services by organizing and disseminating health care information through forums, panels, and other similar programs concerning the deliver and quality of health care services within Otorhinolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery.

The 2014 AAOA Annual Scientific Meeting is being held from Sept 19 - 21 in Orlando, and the Basic Principles of Allergy session is scheduled for Sunday, September 21, from 7am - 10am. You must register for the meeting in order to participate in the Basic Principles of Allergy session

Contact the AAOA office at 202-955-5010 or if you have any questions about the 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Registration for the THIRD Annual ARS Summer Sinus Symposium is now OPEN!
As a welcome to PAs and NPs ARS has waived the fee!

 July 18-19, 2014
 Westin Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 

If you are interested in attending, please visit their website.

Top News

11 Aug 2014 10:23 AM • Anonymous
2015 ENT for the PA-C Dates have been set!  March 19-22 at Newport Beach, California.  Watch the home page for upcoming registration information, coming soon!

Upcoming Events

19 Sep 2014 • Orlando, FL
21 Sep 2014 • Orlando, Florida

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