Welcome to the official web site of the American Laryngological Association (ALA). This web site was established by the ALA to provide information about about the Association for members and the general public.  Information regarding the upcoming annual meeting of the ALA can be found as well as an electronic form for the submission of abstracts to be considered for presentation. The site also holds programs from prior meetings, electronic versions of the transactions from these meetings, historical documents related to ALA functions, the official bylaws governing the actions of the ALA, a list of current ALA officers, membership requirements, links to websites for related organizations and an interactive directory of fellows. ALA members are encouraged to update their personal information on this site on a regular basis.

Upcoming Meeting:

May 18-19, 2016
Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting (COSM)
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL

Important Dates:  The 137th Annual Meeting Program (click here to download) is now available.  A brief summary of events associated with the meeting is listed below:   

May 18, 2016

The ALA Business Meeting will begin at 12:30 PM in Grand CD Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Chicago. Our candidates for Fellowship will be introduced to the membership. Following this meeting, President Peak Woo will open the Scientific Session with a welcome.

The Neurolaryngology Study Group (NSG) begins at 5:00 PM.  This year, the NSG Committee, co-chaired by Drs. Jonathan Bock and Stacey Halum, invited Dr. Yuri P. Danilov as the lecturer.  Dr. Danilov, a system neuroscientist,  holds a PhD and is the Senior Scientist and Neuroscience Director of the Tactile Communication and Neuromudulation Laboratory (TCNL) at the University of Wisconsin - Madison Department of Biomedical Engineering.  We encourage you to attend.                     

On Wednesday evening, the President's Reception will be held to honor Dr. Woo for his term.  Ticket information may be obtained from Administrator Maxine Cunningham (maxine.c@comcast.net). 

May 19th

Drs. Gayle Woodson and Michael M. Johns III will speak at the 2016 Post-Graduate Member Symposium at 6:30 AM in the Columbus CD Meeting Room.  Supporting our Post-Graduate Members is vital to the Association so please RSVP our Administrator, Maxine Cunningham at maxine.c@comcast.net  if you plan to attend what promises to be exciting and informative presentations.  In order to insure sufficient space, please RSVP if you plan to attend.

The second day program begins at 7:30 AM with the Business Meeting.  The scientific session will begin at 8:00 AM.  Following this session, the traditional group photo of all ALA Fellows and Members will be taken at 12:05 PM in Columbus AB Meeting Room.


For the COSM Program Guide, click here to download








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