Many exciting things are happening in the SOOHNS that we want to share with you. Our educational program at the NCE in NOLA was well-received including several standing room-only sessions on Ankyloglossia and Noisy Breathing and we have exciting plans for next year’s program on Tongue-Tie in San Diego. Dr. Chuck Bower received the SOOHNS 2019 Advocacy Award for his many years of championing care of children and education of pediatricians. Kris Jatana continues important advocacy work with the Button Battery Task Force including a recent survey that went out to all of you to better understand the prevalence of complications of button battery ingestions to be able to provide this important data to Industry and development of a provider-friendly reporting platform. Anna Meyer is working on the Ankyloglossia Clinical Report to help summarize the current literature and provide evidence-based guidelines for pediatricians. Other projects that we are working on include Multidisciplinary Collaboration of Aerodigestive Care for Children, Hearing Assessment in Infants and Children, Afrin Statement, Newborn Hearing and CMV testing, and Preventing Excessive Noise Exposure in Infants, Children, and Adolescents. Our committees continue to do great work and are an easy way for new members to get involved. We hope to see many of you at ASPO in Atlanta in April!
Kristina Rosbe, MD, FAAP
Chair, Section on Otolaryngology