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GREETINGS
I would first like to thank the incredible works of our 19th chairman Hwan-Jung Roh and former executives. In the last two years, I’ve been fortunate enough to learn from their achievements and efforts to improve our ENT society. As I pondered about the direction of our future, I realized a huge amount of responsibility weighing on our shoulders.

We, the 20th leadership, will take on and develop policies enforced by our former executive committee in order to enhance the quality of ENT. The vision of our society is as follows: 1) gain the nation’s trust as specialists, 2) develop medical technology, 3) work cooperatively with the authorities to create policies, and 4) secure the rights and benefits of our members. We will do our best to accomplish our vision with “Better than Ever” as a guiding slogan. Our medical environment has been facing more and more difficulties: the population of elderly is rapidly growing and the upcoming Fourth Industrial Revolution poses many uncertainties. Nevertheless, we shall overcome any challenges by developing an innovative system and become the forerunners of future medicine.
First we will build a system that will foster young talents and enhance our stature as global leaders.
We will continue to build our relations with America, China, Japan, and Europe, and also push international policies that would facilitate our exchanges with ASEAN countries. We will create an international scholarship that will support training programs for young doctors from ASEAN countries. We believe that inviting young members to participate and experience what we have to offer will be beneficial for the future of our society as well. We will improve the training programs and working environment for residents, and further develop our “future forum” where they can enhance their vision and confidence.
Second we will remember our responsibility to make educational, ethical, and social contributions.
We will become more accessible to people and strive to earn their trust and love. Our society has 4,500 members and has proven itself to be internationally renowned in medical expertise and studies by successfully holding IFOS and other diverse worldwide conferences. However, inadequate medical environment makes it hard for medical experts to maintain and develop their ability. Not only do we need policies that are theoretically brilliant, but also practical and optimized for public needs. In order to maintain and enhance our members’ ability as specialists, we will create our own CPD (Continuing Professional Development), a policy of Korea Medical Association. We will build an evidence-based ear, nose, face-neck health committee to provide medical information to the public and inform people against indiscreet folk remedies. We will strengthen programs on medical ethics and social responsibility to improve the reputation of our members.
Third we will take the lead in protecting the rights and benefits of our members
by cooperating with health authorities to create new policies. We will carry forward and further develop diverse projects of former executives that include concentration on insurance policies, social service for prevention of children-adolescence hearing loss, cooperative big-data works, advancement of CEO (Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology), expansion of global exchange, publication of booklets on otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery, promotion of small donations, and computerization of our society’s administration system including resident-related education and training works, audits of training hospitals, and board certification program. We will also work with Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention again to participate in Korean National Health and Nutrition Survey. We will start archiving the activities of our society for future reference and promote public relations. Moreover, we will strengthen political relations to map out long-term policies and implement them.
Last we will support a system that communicates and cooperates with associated societies.
Last year, we celebrated our 70th anniversary and looked back on our achievements and tasks. A new era requests us to have complex knowledge. Waves of global change represented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution demand fundamental change in thinking across multiple fields. Medical field requires a high level of expertise and also creativity that not only incorporates a deep understanding of humans but also can overcome boundaries among different fields. In order to achieve this, we will closely collaborate with associated societies and Korean Index of ENT Specialties, and take a major step forward to enhance our position.
Dear honorable members of the Korean Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery,

Difficulties and tasks we face today will be a catalyst for a greater change. Ever-changing condition of domestic and foreign environment will motivate us to seek directions for a future that will be “better than ever.” This year, we celebrate our 71st anniversary. It is only the beginning of many more years to come, and we will celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2047 as we become the “best ever.” There is a saying: Where there’s a will, there’s a way. The 20th leadership will work in silence for our society, lighting the road to future, dreaming for a better tomorrow. We ask respectfully for your utmost interest, cooperation, and support.
January, 2018
Chae-Seo Rhee
Chairman, 20th Board of Directors,
Korean Society of ORL-HNS


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