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Comment & Response
May 2, 2019

Importance of Maintaining Local Otolaryngology Societies

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center at San Francisco, San Francisco, California
  • 2Program Director for the Otolaryngology section of the Pacific Coast Oto-Ophthalmologic Society, San Francisco, California
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(6):585-586. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.0839

To the Editor Dr Campbell makes excellent points in his article titled “Whatever Happened to Local Otolaryngology Societies?” regarding the decreasing attendance and disappearance of local otolaryngology societies.1 This is a tragic trend because these local society meetings offer unique opportunities to meet local practitioners in their geographic area and build camaraderie that may not be available at the large meetings. Moreover, many such meetings have deep historical significance and can provide unique environments to learn and reflect with each other.