COSM, Outreach, Staff
The Academy returned as a member of the Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings (COSM), and insinuated in all of the academic, socioeconomic, and political aspects of our specialty. “One priority this year, which will continue to be a focal point for me, is the cleft lip and palate outreach program that provides cleft lip and palate surgical experiences both here in the United States, as well as internationally. The Pro Bono and Craniofacial Anomalies committees have worked together to develop this program,” says Fred J. Stucker, MD. Acknowledging the complexity of this field, the Board created two committee from the ad hoc Craniofacial Anomalies Committee: the Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate Committee and the Craniomaxillofacial Committee.
Another chief accomplishment for the Academy was the hiring of Stephen C. Duffy, as executive vice president. The staff—with reliability and professional performance—saw the Academy through while waiting for the position to be filled. Additionally, major time was spent planning for the upcoming Sixth International Symposium scheduled for June 1993.
Note: Summary taken from Academy printed material