Meetings & Events


COSM 2021



Please know that the ALA commitment to our members and attendees continues its concern for your health and welfare.  Although COSM 2020 was canceled due to COVID-19, the ALA Council is looking forward to COSM 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 7-9, 2021.  We, along with our national and international Fellows, look forward to the eradication of the Coronasvirus that will allow us to resume some normalcy in our everyday lives.  We encourage you to continue practicing staying safe so we can celebrate our sub-specialty in New Orleans in 2021.

To honor the tenure of this year’s President, Dr. Paul Flint, Council placed a freeze on his term to allow this year’s Program Committee, chaired by Dr. Peter Belafsky with committee members, Drs. Thomas Carroll, Stacey Halum, Alexander Hillel, and Tanya Meyer, to present the program to you in 2021.  Dr. Flint will be able to honor those selected as the Guest of Honor, Presidential Citations awardees, including the Daniel Baker MD and the State of the Art lecturers.

To our presenters, we are grateful for your work and look forward to your submitting abstracts for the 2021 meeting.  With your involvement and that of others,  the success of our meeting in 2021 will continue.

Moving forward, the Call for Papers for the 142nd Annual Meeting will be August 1, – October 31, 2020.  You are encourage to submit an abstract with special consideration for the Resident Research, Young Faculty/Practitioner Award and the Casselberry Award.

It is still mandated that manuscripts for the 2020 meeting are  to be submitted to The Laryngoscope; The original deadline was extended to 1:00 PM (CDT) on April 30, 2020. If you have not submitted your manuscript to the journal and Dr. Dinesh Chhetri, the ALA Editor, please contact  the ALA Administrator at

On behalf of the ALA Council, we wish you good health and to please stay safe.