Medical Societies

The ARS has endeavored to post a few links on its website for you. These links will bring you to organizations that are officially recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Medical resources websites are neither reviewed nor endorsed by the ARS, unless the ARS endorsement is explicitly stated.

Therefore, the inclusion of these links should not be interpreted as an endorsement of these other organizations and their views, except in those situations where the ARS endorsement is explicitly stated.


American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery

  • The American Academic of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is the world's largest medical society devoted to otolaryngology (a.k.a. Ears, Nose & Throat). reliable health information for patients can be within these pages as well as general information provided to otolaryngologists around the world.


Society of Head and Neck Nurses
  • SOHN will foster the professional growth of the ORL nurse through education and research and will develop a dynamic organization that is responsive to the needs of the membership. SOHN will advance the professional growth and development of nurses dedicated to the specialty of ORL nursing. SOHN will promote innovations in practice, research and healthcare policy initiatives.

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
  • The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy was founded in 1941 to promote the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease. The society has over 2700 members and has partnered with the American Rhinologic Society to form the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology.


The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the world's largest specialty association for facial plastic surgery. It represents more than 2,700 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world. The AAFPRS is a National Medical Specialty Society of the American Medical Association (AMA), and holds an official seat in both the AMA House of Delegates and the American College of Surgeons board of governors. AAFPRS members are board certified surgeons whose focus is surgery of the face, head, and neck.

American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) exists to foster excellence in the care of children with otorhinolaryngologic disorders and thereby enhance the distinction of pediatric otorhinolaryngology as a profession. ASPO exists to foster excellence in the care of children with otorhinolaryngologic disorders through education & research and thereby enhance the profession of Pediatric Otolaryngology.

American Bronchoesophagological Association

  • The objectives of the ABEA are:
    • To educate physicians regarding optimal evaluation and management of upper aerodigestive tract disorders.
    • To present, at the annual meeting of the ABEA held in conjunction with the Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meeting (COSM), research findings of medical interest and importance to the ABEA's members.
    • To advocate and support endoscopic training in residency and fellowship programs.
    • To encourage and participate in basic and clinical research and continuing education programs all in concert with domestic, foreign and international colleagues and medical and surgical specialty organizations who share these objectives and concerns for the art and science of Broncho-Esophagology.

American College of Surgeons

  • The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. Members of the American College of Surgeons are referred to as "Fellows." The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon's name mean that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.
 Revised 6/2011
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