Lloyd A. Storrs Jr., MD  Resident Research Award

Lloyd Storrs has been described by his colleagues as "genius", "witty and wise teacher", and "He did not do extraordinary things, he did ordinary things in an extraordinary way".  He was a lifelong Texan and earned his MD degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 1947. He did his postgraduate training at Washington University in St. Louis and in the Air Force. He was stationed in Germany and had the good fortune of working with Dr. Samuel J. Crowe, professor and director of Otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins. He spent two years with Dr. Crowe in Germany? A superb preceptorship (or residency). Upon discharge, Dr. Storrs worked with Dr. Herb Harris of Baylor University as a fellow for two years. After that, he established a practice in Lubbock, Texas. He was appointed clinical professor of Otolaryngology at Texas Tech University School of Medicine in 1984.

He made several important contributions to Otology through his own genius, meticulous observations of many hundreds of his patients and exhaustive reading and study. He was the first to use temporal fascia for tympanoplasty and for covering the oval window after stapedectomy. He was the first to use phenol as a topical anesthetic for myringotomy, reporting 5000 consecutive cases and no persistent perforations. . He was also a pioneer in the development of the posterior approach to the middle ear through the chorda-facial angle. He was a member of most Otolaryngology organizations and served as president of several of them. Dr. Storrs is the author of several seminal papers, eight surgical movies, and a documentary on the management of sensorineural deafness.

The Lloyd Storrs Lectureship provides a forum for residents to present their research and/or papers at the annual meeting of the Texas Association of Otolaryngology.  The presenter can be the first or second author. The paper is acceptable even if it has already been presented or published. The winner of the award will receive an expense paid trip to the annual meeting and $1000.  The winner is required to present his/her work at the annual meeting.  The paper may be submitted in writing or as an attachment to the TAO Office.  Every effort will be made to prevent the reviewers from recognizing the origin of the paper.  Reviewers are active members of the Texas Association of Otolaryngology.

Submissions are being accepted by sending it to ky.camero@texmed.org

Deadline: Sept. 6

Lloyd Storrs' Winners

1st Place - 2019
Brett Jensen, MD

1st Place- 2021
Shaina W. Gong, MD


 

Resident Grand Rounds Award

The Resident Grand Rounds Award provides a forum for residents to present their grand rounds at the annual meeting of the Texas Association of Otolaryngology. The presentation is acceptable even if it has been presented or published. Two prizes are awarded: 1st prize is an expense paid trip to the annual meeting and $500 and the 2nd prize is $250. The winner of the 1st prize is required to present his/her work at the annual meeting. Each submission needs to include a slide deck and a supporting document about the case. Reviewers are active members of the Texas Association of Otolaryngology. 

This award will be back in 2023


Resident Stipend

The Texas Association of Otolaryngology invites otolaryngology residents to its upcoming CME Meeting. As a society benefit, TAO offers financial assistance for housing for Resident members of the Society. The meeting stipend is $250 to help alleviate hotel and travel costs to attend the meeting.

You are responsible for making your own hotel and travel arrangements. Keep your hotel receipt and any other travel receipts and TAO will reimburse you following the meeting.

Criteria
• You must be a TAO resident member.  Resident Membership is Free!  Sign up today!

To apply for the resident stipend, please fill out this form .  Click Here


Deadline to apply is October 24

Resident Symposium

Are you ready for life after training? How prepared are residents and fellows when they finally reach that long-awaited day when training is complete? You feel competent preserving the recurrent laryngeal nerve in a thyroid, but do you know how to code for a level 4 visit and whether you are in a global period? You can read VNG tracings but how do you bill for that? What is prior authorization? What is a non-compete? What is tail coverage?

For the first time, TAO welcomes our residents and fellows to attend a Resident/Fellow Symposium on life after training held Friday, November 4th, 2:00 - 6:00 pm at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort in San Antonio.

We will have special guests to help introduce you to coding, billing, contracts, and help guide you toward the right career path, whether it be academics, hospital based or private practice. 

To register for the Annual Meeting and the Symposium, click Here