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 Foundation (AAO-HNS/F).
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.