Professional Chapters

Professional Chapters

SFAO provides its members with an opportunity to form Professional Chapters in different parts of the country from grass root level in order to organize Conferences, Seminars, Scientific Events, Workshops for the benefit of SFAO members locally as well as for SFAO Committee in general. SFAO with the help of its thousands of professional members all across the world annually conducts more than 20 international conferences, publishes more than five thousand research papers in its peer reviewed journals, transactions and awards number of professionals for their excellence in the field of Otorhinolaryngology.

SFAO Chapter participation provides a unique combination of social interaction and professional dialogue among peers, in their own geographic area. Chapter members' backgrounds represent all facets of Otorhinolaryngology Professionals from academia, research and industry; it will invariably focus on the kind of information and insight that cannot easily be gathered in any other way.

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Professional Chapter Resources and Benefits

The following benefits are available to all types of SFAO Professional Chapters which includes:

Administrative Interface - allowing you to manage your chapter’s members, update your chapter’s contact information, and much more!

Chapter Web Tools - SFAO offers chapters the following web tools: Website hosting, Social Media Networking and blogs. For more information please go to: SFAO Chapter Page

Local Activities Calendar – You can let chapter members, SFAO members, and other professionals in the field of Otorhinolaryngology know about our upcoming events: SFAO forthcoming events Page

Simply login with your SFAO Chapter Web Account and choose ‘Add’ in the ‘Chapter Events/Local Activities Calendar’ box.

SFAO Chapter Member Locator - If a group of chapter organizers do not have enough members (10 in total are needed), SFAO will send a message to a selected group of SFAO members those might be interested in helping to start the chapter. Please contact if you are interested in this service.

Professional Chapter Member Benefits

SFAO Professional Chapter Members can avail the SFAO Professional Membership Benefits

Guidelines for the formation of SFAO Professional Chapter in an Academic Institution

To establish a SFAO Professional Chapter in an academic institution

The Head of the academic Institution, after ascertaining that the institution has at least 25 registered professional members & 4 life time members of SFAO across all categories of membership, shall forward a letter requesting establishment of the new Professional Chapter on the campus to the President of SFAO along with a list of chapter members comprising of,

At least three or more faculties from the institution in the field of Otorhinolaryngology.

Membership is open to all other departments of the academic institution, where there is interest in the areas of Otorhinolaryngology. Faculty members as well as research scholars can enroll to be members of SFAO Professional Chapter.

The Professional Members will elect one among themselves as the Chapter Head

The initial team Chapter Head will decide on a term not exceeding one year from the date of installation of the Chapter and publish a notice for election of office bearers forming the Chapter Executive Committee (CEC) within this period.

The Chapter Executive Committee (CEC) comprises of the President, the Vice-President, Secretary and other council members.

The CEO of SFAO will grant final approval for the Chapter and present the chapter announcement.

How to Start a Professional SFAO Chapter

SFAO Chapter participation provides a unique combination of social interaction and professional dialogue among peers, in their own geographic area. SFAO Chapter members' backgrounds represent all professionals in the field of Otorhinolaryngology from academia, research, business and industry.

Start an SFAO Professional Chapter in easy 4 steps :

Entries made during the application process may be saved and completed at a later time by visiting the URL sent to the SFAO chapter email address.

Step 1 : Enter SFAO chapter name, chapter email address, chapter type, and chapter sub-type.

Step 2 : Enter the names of the individuals to serve as Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer. These individuals must be SFAO Professional Members.

Step 3 : Enter chapter contact information (University Name, postal address and phone number, Contact Person Name).

Step 4 : Enter the names of at least twenty five (25) professional members willing to carry out the chapter's mission and participate in activities. The last name, first name, and email addresses of these members will be required.

Once the completed application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the SFAO Local Activities Manager within five to seven business days.

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