SFAO fosters growth in Otorhinolaryngology community through its 10+ professional and 50+ student chapters worldwide. Chapters establish a local presence for SFAO in international cities from all over the world as well as in more remote locations. Regardless of size or location and category of membership, every SFAO chapter offers its members a wealth of benefits, including access to research opportunities and to establish a personal networking system in the region.
SFAO local chapters around the world host Guest lectures, workshops by internationally known professionals & Scientists in the field of Otorhinolaryngology and allied areas. SFAO also sponsor seminars on the most pressing and latest issues, and recent developments in the field of Otorhinolaryngology and allied areas, conduct volunteer training workshops, and publish their own newsletters.
SFAO sponsors more than 10 professional chapters, which work to increase recruitment and retention of Otorhinolaryngology professionals at the university level. SFAO chapters offer professional activities and projects that aim to improve the working and learning environments for Professionals in the field of Otorhinolaryngology and allied areas.
Establishing professional chapters and participating in all these chapters provides a unique combination of social interaction and professional networking among peers in their respective geographic areas. SFAO Chapter members reflect all facets of Otorhinolaryngology and allied areas.
SFAO has established more than 50 student chapters throughout the world that give students opportunities to play active roles in the association and its activities. By organizing Guest Lectures, workshops, Panel Discussions, Career Development programme and programming contests, SFAO Student Chapters facilitate communication and collaboration within a university’s Otorhinolaryngology community and with the Healthcare community at large. Through its sponsorship of student chapters, SFAO also enhances learning via the exchange of ideas among students, and between students and established professionals.
SFAO Student chapter members can also take advantage of SFAO activities and services. Student chapters provide a natural setting to develop and demonstrate the leadership capabilities critical to students’ career development. SFAO also help students get involved in the business world with workshops, Guest Lectures, Training and development, and career building initiatives.
Joining an SFAO chapter conveys a profound interest and dedication to Otorhinolaryngology disciplines. The next step is volunteering and form committees in a variety of roles and capacities that can benefit the chapter and advance career opportunities as well.
Volunteer activities range from running for elected positions on chapter, forming committee members, Ambassadors and serving in a wide variety of planning, management, and logistical support functions at SFAO conferences. Members who get involved with SFAO are creating networking and learning opportunities that advance both organizational and personal development.