Stacey Gray, MD
Chair: Membership Committee
Membership in the American Rhinologic Society provides critical support that strengthens its ability to speak out on behalf of you, and all practicing Rhinologists.
Since it was originally founded by Dr. Maurice H. Cottle in 1954, the American Rhinologic Society (ARS) has maintained a position of leadership in Rhinology.
The ARS is the only professional organization that deals specifically with issues of sinus surgery, both conventional and endoscopic. The ARS promotes excellence in clinical care, investigation and education in the fields of Rhinology and Sinusology. The ARS is dedicated to providing communication and fellowship to its members through ongoing continuing medical education, economic and social programs.
Why does membership make sense?
As part of its purpose, the ARS has focused intensely on the various patient advocacy problems in Rhinologic practice. The ARS explores every avenue to serve its membership as unpredictable changes in health care delivery systems continue to unfold. Our society continues to seek out methods by which it can be proactive in the very critical patient advocacy issues confronting us during the current healthcare climate.
The ARS has always been active in sponsoring major educational meetings in Rhinology. In this regard our society maintains its semi-annual, scientific meetings and offers three separate awards: The Resident Research Award, The Maurice H. Cottle Honor Award, and the Basic Science Award. Apart from its annual Fall and Spring meetings, this society has launched a highly successful Summer Sinus Symposium. We are ardent supporters of resident education and have offered stipends and travel support to these meetings. With commercial support, our society is now able to issue significant research grants towards improving our understanding of diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses.
In addition to the professional camaraderie, educational, research and socioeconomic benefits available, regular membership in the ARS also includes a subscription to the ARS newsletter which updates membership on the society's activities and a subscription to either the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, the official publication of the Society, or the international journal - Rhinology. In summary, changes in health care have strengthened our society's commitment and determination towards the betterment of our membership and the patients that we serve.
Your membership in the ARS places you in a highly respected professional organization that has a significant and far-reaching impact on the subspecialty of Rhinology. The ARS is dedicated to promoting excellence in clinical care, investigation, education, and patient advocacy in the field of rhinology.
Benefits of Membership include: