Collaboration, Web, Rhinoplasty
This year, Devinder S. Mangat, MD, committed to grow the Academy’s educational offerings and succeeded with successful scientific meetings, courses, and seminars. He encouraged efforts to collaborate with the American Rhinologic Society for a joint session at the Spring Meeting and the International Rhinologic Society full-day course at the Fall Meeting. High quality videotapes and patient education brochures were produced to further enhance didactic goals.
A major accomplishment was the new, interactive Web site, tailored for members, patients, media, and the public. Mangat encouraged members to take advantage of the opportunity to benefit their practices by linking their own Web sites with the Academy’s all-inclusive site. On the public relations front, he worked with the AAO-HNS on a marketing plan to highlight rhinoplasty as our area of expertise. He states, “With this joint marketing campaign, the AAFPRS and the AAO-HNS will re-establish our supremacy as the rhinoplasty surgeons, thus not allowing the issue to be confused.”
Note: Summary taken from Academy printed material