American Rhinologic Society

Annual Meeting Update

July 24, 2020

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We hope you and your family are well and staying safe during these challenging times. As you have are probably aware, the ARS will host its first virtual Annual Meeting this year. The informative and exciting 66th Annual Meeting will kick off on Thursday night (September 10th 2020); we will give everyone Friday night off to spend with their family, and we will continue with another virtual session all-day Saturday (Saturday 12th 2020). The virtual program will allow us to safely and conveniently attend the Annual Meeting, as well as not impact our clinical practices since you will be able to attend the meeting from the comfort of your home.

With the cancellation of the COSM ARS scientific meeting, we have been given the unique opportunity to combine the scientific presentations from COSM into the Annual Meeting. Another first! Therefore the 66th Annual meeting will be the largest ARS scientific meeting in its history. The virtual meeting will be a combination of live panel discussions and prerecorded scientific presentations, which will highlight the top 10 COSM scientific abstracts and the top 10 Annual Meeting scientific abstracts. I have seen these abstracts and know that these presentations will be exceptional.

The Annual Meeting will continue to host the annual David Kennedy Lectureship. Our 16th Kennedy Lecturer, Dr. Peter Hwang, will present "Moving Forward: Rhinology in the post-COVID Era". This lecture will be extremely timely and pertinent.

The live panels will be varied and engaging. They will cover diverse concepts ranging from updates in coding, multidisciplinary approaches to the management of nasal polyps including the use of biologics, and the impact of COVID-19. We are also planning a very interesting, and perhaps even controversial, panel reviewing the evidence-based approach to the management of allergic rhinitis. One of the panels, sponsored by Women in Rhinology, will discuss “Work-life balance during the COVID-19 Era”. There is no doubt that there is a large amount of material and definitely something for everyone in this year’s Annual Meeting.

As an added bonus, ARS Annual Meeting registrants will have the opportunity to view all of the content presented during the subspecialty “Rhinology/Allergy Week” from September 21-27, which is part of this year’s Annual Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery virtual meeting format which will span over six weeks. The ARS will be presenting some of the content during that week, and the Academy has agreed to allow all ARS registrants to view all of their Rhinology/Allergy content.

The program committee has worked relentlessly to create an excellent program for our members on an enhanced virtual platform. Your participation and support for our Annual Meeting is essential. Your contributions to ARS have allowed us to create a wonderful scientific and rigorous scientific community.

Detailed Information regarding the final program and registration will be posted here next week and we encourage you to visit!

See you at the virtual Annual Meeting!

Joseph Han, MD, FARS
President-Elect, ARS


American Rhinologic Society Statement Regarding Racial Inequality and Injustice

During these turbulent times, The American Rhinologic Society (ARS) has a duty to do its part to highlight the need for continued progress towards a more just society. The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has placed a spotlight on racial inequality and injustice in our country. We will continue to support diversity and inclusion. We will continue to raise awareness of the importance of implicit biases. We will continue to instruct the membership on how cultural sensitivity and competent care can positively affect health and social outcomes. The ARS will continue to be a force that creates constructive narratives that build up and strengthen the bonds of our country.

Executive Committee of the American Rhinologic Society
Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the American Rhinologic Society

The Benefits of Membership

Membership in the American Rhinologic Society provides critical support that strengthens its ability to speak out on behalf of you, and all those practicing rhinology. 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.

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.

Find Out More

Support ARS Research

From the strength of our recent Scientific Programs at both the Spring and Fall meetings, it is easy to see that research is at the heart of the future of our specialty. Each year, the ARS awards resident and new investigator grants in rhinology as a participating society of the AAO-HNSF CORE Grant program. Many of these small grants have served to support the early development of some of our brightest minds and future leaders of our specialty.

Members and friends of the American Rhinologic Society have the opprtunity to make a direct donation to the ARS in support of research. Past grants have been largely supported by donations from industry, but in the ever-changing financial landscape of medicine, it is up to us to ensure the strength and vitality of our specialty.

Donate Today!