presented at Quarterly meeting by Ed Kernick

•Each year, the academy funds several small innovative projects aimed to enhance medical education here at UNC School of Medicine

•This year, we are pleased to announce that the academy will fund two educational projects:

1.Impact of a Transitional Care Curriculum (Drs Maria Ferris, Anne Stephens, and Heang Lim)

2.Improving Surgical Education of Otolaryngology Residents in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (Dr Brent Senior and

Rounak Rawal)

Questions: Should the academy open the application process for these grants to non-AOE members?

(this year, we only received two applications whereas in previous years we typically received approximately 3-5 proposals)

•Each year, the academy offers travels funds to members to attend/participate in medical education meetings (i.e., AAMC)

•In January, the committee will be soliciting applications for these travel funds for 2012 meetings

•Question: In years past, the AOE used the funds for members to attend the fall AAMC meeting.

Should we expand the use of these travel funds for members to supplement travel to other such national meetings (i.e. Clinical Anatomy)?