NCSOHNS Annual Meeting

NC & SC Societies of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
2020 Annual Assembly
July 24-26 @ The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC

Annual Meeting Cancellation Notice

Please be advised that the 2020 NCOHNS Annual Meeting, scheduled for July 24-26 at Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, has been canceled due to the continuing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the related uncertainties we will still be facing in July.

We will be considering our meeting options going forward and will be sending follow-up notification about future plans.

Questions? Contact Megan Eberle,, or 919-833-3836 ext. 139.

NCSOHNS Membership

Renewing your membership is quick and easy. Please click here to renew your membership today.

To join the NCSOHNS Membership please return a completed application form by mail or fax, or join the NCSOHNS online.

Seshul, Puscas Elected to NCMS Leadership Positions

The results are in! Two NCSOHNS Past Presidents were elected to leadership positions with the NC Medical Society.

Merritt J. Seshul, MD (Hickory), who served as 2010-2011 NCSOHNS President, was elected to serve on the NCMS Nominating and Leadership Development Committee representing Region 4 of the state.

Liana Puscas, MD (Durham), 2008-2009 NCSOHNS President, was elected as an Alternate Delegate to the American Medical Association.

The results of the election for NCMS leadership positions were announced at the NCMS Annual Business Meeting last month in Raleigh. For more election results, visit the NCMS website.

Merritt J. Seshul, MD,

Liana Puscas, MD, MHS

NCSOHNS Advocacy Opportunities

Engaging with legislators in Raleigh is just one component of an effective advocacy strategy. To be highly effective, otolaryngologists need to incorporate regular meetings with legislators into your schedules and support legislators' election campaigns.

Participating in candidate fundraisers are an excellent way to show support for our elected officials who deal with legislation impacting the medical profession and patient care. In fact, they are an essential part of our representative democracy! Politically-engaged citizens like you help to ensure the election of candidates who are open to hearing our concerns and appreciate our position on key legislative issues impacting patient care.

You will find that your elected representatives in the NC House and Senate are very accessible and genuinely appreciate the opportunity to answer your questions and hear your concerns. If you don't know who represents you in the General Assembly, you can look up your House and Senate representatives on the General Assembly website. If you would like scheduling assistance, coaching or a legislative briefing, please contact the NCSOHNS at


The North Carolina Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (NCSOHNS) is the state-wide professional association of otolaryngologists in North Carolina representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck, sometimes referred to as "ENT physicians" or "ENTs."

The NCSOHNS represents 300 otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons in North Carolina who diagnose and treat disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The medical disorders treated by our physicians and this specialty include chronic ear infection, sinusitis, snoring and sleep apnea, hearing loss, allergies and hay fever, swallowing disorders, nosebleeds, hoarseness, dizziness, and head and neck cancer.

Through education, advocacy, communications and professional relations, the NCSOHNS promotes excellence in patient care and represents the interests of otolaryngologists.

NCSOHNS, PO Box 27167, Raleigh, NC 27611, Phn: 919-833-3836, Fax: 919-833-2023, e-mail us