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

SPAO-HNS News

  • 12 Sep 2017 11:24 AM | Anonymous

    SPAO-HNS would like to thank our volunteers that joined us to represent our organization and PAs in Otorhinolaryngology during the AAO-HNSF Annual Expo! This year's Expo was full of wonderful vendors enjoying the windy city. We look forward to seeing everyone during the 2018 AAO-HNSF Expo in Atlanta, GA!

    Left to right: Marie Gilbert, PA-C and Suzanne Lee, PA-C in front of the SPAO booth backdrop.

  • 23 Aug 2017 12:43 PM | Anonymous

    The 2017 SPAO-HNS Work/Benefits survey results are now available!

    Please click here to access the 2017 results and previous survey results.  

  • 04 Aug 2017 5:46 PM | Anonymous

    Free Meeting Registration:

    Justin S. 

    Free Year of Membership with SPAO-HNS:

    Audrey Leslie
    Elizabeth Mclawhorn
    Julianne Richards

    Thank you for your participation this year! Be on the lookout for the new work/benefit survey results for 2017 in our members-only section.  

  • 02 Aug 2017 10:58 AM | Anonymous

    The SPAO-HNS Board of Directors would like to congratulate the 2017 Scholarship recipients: 


    To qualify, the physician assistant student must:

    1. Be enrolled in either an accredited PA Program or post-graduate program.
    2. Demonstrate a financial need (copy of financial aid award letter).
    3. Be in good academic standing (copy of unofficial transcripts).
    4. Be a student member of SPAO in good standing.
    5. Submit a letter from their PA program verifying student status, rotation selection and academic standing.
    6. Submit a letter of recommendation from PA program faculty, instructor or preceptor.
    7. Prepare a short (500 word) narrative explaining their desire to practice in ENT and personal career goals.


  • 16 Jan 2017 3:12 PM | Anonymous

    In 2016 the SPAO-HNS Board of Directors voted to design and order a new exhibit booth. The new design made an inaugural appearance at the 2016 AAO-HNSF Annual Expo in California. We are excited for the fresh, new look and hope you are as well!


  • 02 May 2016 10:22 AM | Anonymous

    Twelve of the presentations from the SPAO/AAO-HNSF 2015 ENT for the PA-C Conference were recorded and are available on the AAO-HNSF AcademyU® Education Platform. As SPAO and/or Academy members, you receive a 20% discount on Academy pricing for the purchase of individual recordings, or the entire package of twelve lectures totaling 10 hours of AAPA Category I CME.

    To access the activities please go to www.academyu.org and log in using your AAO-HNS ID and password. If you do not have an AAO-HNS ID or password, a link is available for you to set one up immediately. Once you have completed the log-in process you can search for ENT for the PA-C under the "Activity Series" on the left side of the AcademyU® catalog page. By utilizing the SPAO-HNS coupon code during the payment process you will receive a 20% discount off the order of any of the twelve activities or the entire package.

    These activities are approved for AAPA CME credit. Once you have successfully completed each activity, your CME credit will automatically be awarded. The transcript and CME certificate are immediately available on the site for the learner to file with AAPA or NCCPA. If you attended the 2015 ENT for the PA-C live conference, you are still allowed to claim credit for successful completion of the recorded sessions on AcademyU®.

    SPAO-HNS is proud and excited to offer this great education resource to our members! Please keep an eye on our website for the release of the 2016 ENT for the PA-C Recordings!

    Thank you, 

    SPAO-HNS Board of Directors and CME Committee


  • 19 Jan 2016 12:26 PM | Anonymous

    All new this year! "A Day in the Simulation Lab" is designed for enhanced hands-on learned, covering more skills and topics attendees and their practices have been asking for. 

    Intro to the ENT O.R. - $200

    This two-hour session will include discussion and practice of operating room protocol, review and practice with instruments used in ENT, and "Assist at Surgery" technique for ENT procedures.

    Advanced ENT O.R. - $800

    This four-hour session with head and head/torso cadavers will review surgical anatomy, assisting in various head & neck procedures, ligation, placing drains, elevating flaps, and closing. A DaVinci robotics case will be set up and demonstrated with the PA’s role in mind.

    Videostroboscopy - $100

    This two-hour session will discuss indications for videostroboscopy examinations, review use and care of the equipment, identify normal anatomy, normal variants, and abnormal findings, and practice performing and recording the examination.

    Registration includes lunch and snacks.

    Our simulation labs will be held in a wonderful facility and provide great value for high quality, hands-on learning...compare this to other cadaver labs pricing! Take a look at https://www.nicholsoncenter.com/

    Click here to register!


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