Meetings & Events




ALA Program at a Glance

  • First Scientific Session Thursday April 28th 1 PM – 5 PM
  • ALA Poster Session (in-person with drinks) Thursday April 28th 5 PM – 6:30 PM
  • ALA President’s Reception Thursday April 28th 7 PM – 10 PM
  • ALA Post-Grad Symposium Friday April 29   6AM – 6:55 AM
  • ALA Business Meeting Friday April 29  7 AM – 7:55 AM
  • Second Scientific Session Friday April 29  8 AM – Noon
  • ALA Group Photo Friday April 29  Noon
  • Third Scientific Session Sat April 30         1 PM – 4:55 PM
  • Reveal winner of the 1st ever Post-Grad Award Sat April 30         4:56-5 PM

Theme:  “Let’s Get Out of Our Silos: Moving towards Multi-Center Clinical Research”

We’re experiencing progress in the fight against active cases of COVID-19 and its variants with the CDC reporting a decline. This is wonderful news for  the United States and some of our international partners.  We, along with our sister societies, are pleased that plans for our 143rd Annual Meeting to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dallas, Texas are in the final preparation stages.   During three-half-day sessions on April 28-30, we remain committed to the health and welfare of our members and attendees. We encourage you to view the COSM website, for additional information pertaining to COSM mandates of vaccine proof or required testing.   To provide opportunities for those attendees who will be prohibited from attending, a virtual component of the meeting will be made available at the conclusion of the onsite meeting.

This year’s president, Dr. Clark Rosen, and the program committee, chaired by Dr. Robert Buckmire with members, Drs. Laura Matrka, Michael Pitman, Libby Smith and Paul Bryson have worked very diligently to put together a program with insights on varied but related sciences.  A total of 34 papers will be presented and provide valuable research scientific data, along with lectures by renowned scientists and researchers. Awards will be presented to individuals who have contributed significantly to our profession. Click here to preview an outline of the 2022 program.

This year, a new award was created to recognized our Post-Graduate Members (PGM) to submit an abstract. The “Best Paper Award” will be selected by the Post-Graduate Members Steering Committee and announced during a scientific session.  Dr. Jim Daniero and the PGM Steering Committee continues to contribute to the literature with encouragement to our junior members.  On April 30th, the well attended Symposium will resume at 6:00 AM.  In 2020, Dr. Marshall Smith was invited to discuss  the topic, “Developing a new laryngology skill set: Bilateral and Unilateral Reinnervation,”  however  the cancellation of the meeting prevented him from doing do.  This year, the PGM Steering Committee extended another invitation which he graciously accepted this year’s invitation.  He will be joined by Dr. Julina Ongkasuwan.

We encourage you to join us at the President’s Reception as we honor Dr. Rosen’s tenure, recognize award recipients and present an official ALA symbol for the ladies to our lady Active, Associate and Corresponding fellows. As Dr. Rosen stated in the newsletter, this will be an evening of fun and relaxation. Ladies, take off your dress pumps and gentlemen, leave the suit/tie in your rooms while you challenge your colleagues to a few electronic games.  Wear your favorite collegiate or professional sports team jersey as we want this to be a big night of fun.  To purchase your ticket and those for your friends in advance, contact Maxine by email, or phone, 615-812-6170, beginning March 15.

Again this year, COSM will provide travel grants to a number of medical students so you are encouraged to disseminate information to your medical students and direct them to the COSM website.

We look forward to your attendance as we celebrate 143 years of meetings and providing opportunities for scientific work to be presented at our annual meetings. On behalf of the ALA Council, we wish you good health.