The Society of Physician Assistants in 
Otorhinolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery  (SPAO-HNS)

Welcome to the SPAO-HNS Website

The Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology –Head and Neck (SPAO-HNS) is the official specialty organization for Physician Assistants in ENT and is recognized by both the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)and the American Academy of Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS).

This non-profit organization was founded in 1991 and is operated exclusively for the educational and scientific benefit of its members.


The purpose of SPAO-HNS shall be to represent Physician Assistants in the field of ORL/HNS.

  • To promote the growth and development of physician assistants in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. This Society shall be operated exclusively for education and scientific purposes within the organization.
  • To provide the general membership of the Academy with a forum for informed assembly regarding the issues that relate to physician assistants in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
  • To develop and maintain a speakers bureau for Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. To facilitate mutual assistance and support of physician assistants, health professionals and health services by organizing and disseminating health care information through forums, panels, and other similar programs concerning the deliver and quality of health care services within Otorhinolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery.

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Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
March 31 - April 3, 2016

The 2016 ENT for the PA-C Annual CME conference is provided by the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery (SPAO-HNS).

This continuing medical education activity is specifically designed for physician assistants, nurse practitioners and medical professionals working in ENT, or interested in learning more about otolaryngology in primary care, urgent care, pediatric, and emergency room settings. Students are also welcome.

The course is organized to provide attendees with an excellent and practical educational opportunity. There will be basic and advanced tracks in a broad range of ENT topics. Hands-on workshops are to be held on Thursday and lectures on Friday through Sunday. Workshops are designed to maximize hands-on learning with concise content and small group settings. This is also the ideal setting to meet, network and socialize with like-minded professionals from across the country.

Want to know what attendees had to say about our 2015 conference? Click links below to listen to comments.

Interview 1   Interview 2   Interview 3   Interview 4

Top News

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Upcoming Events

25 Sep 2015 • Fairmont Dallas, Dallas, TX
27 Sep 2015 • Dallas, Texas
28 Sep 2015 6:30 AM • Dallas, Texas
03 Dec 2015 • The Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, TX


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