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

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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 SPAO-HNS CME committee is very happy to announce the launch of our registration website for the 2021 ENT for the PA-C Virtual Conference. The conference will be held on April 23-24, 2021. We are very excited to share the two-day lecture line-up and allow you to start registering on November 16, 2020! For this conference you can expect to learn up to date advances in the field of otolaryngology. We will offer question & answer sessions with all our speakers in order to enhance your learning experience. There will be opportunities to virtually mingle with exhibitors and network with colleagues.

There will be two websites that are important for you:

1. Registration website:
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2. Conference website:
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Registration Fee

Non-member + 1 month OnDemand


SPAO-HNS Member + 1 month OnDemand




Thanks to all our SPAO team and attendees for another wonderful 2019 Conference!

See you next year in San Francisco!

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Our Purpose

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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