'Similarly, the Aboto Water Project and the reticulation to Igbokoda has been completed.
'Similarly, the Aboto water project and the reticulation to Igbokoda has been completed and already going through the process of test-run and quality assurance check on the water from the taps, while the 28.3km Aboto-Atijere Road was renegotiated and has since been re-awarded.'
* All participants must have current valid ABOto certificates.
However, the ABOto has applied to the ABMS to change the CME requirement to one in which the participant must meet his/her state licensure CME requirement.
The ABOto is in the process of developing a prototype self-assessment module that should be available in 2007.
Paparella, MD, past chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Minnesota, alongterm past member of the ABOto
, and teacher of more than 25 professors and chairmen of academic departments of otolaryngology, believes in providing benefit both to our patients and to members of the profession.
I wish to comment on the recent E-news communication I received from the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto).
I served for 18 years on the ABOto, and I always felt that one of its primary purposes was to protect the general otolaryngologist.
The only official notification to ABOto was a request to proceed with a subcertification process by the specialty organizations in the early 1990s.
Thank you very much for your response to my editorial on behalf of the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto).
Healy, MD, ABOto executive vice-president, explained that since he had not been notified by the leadership of either the American Otological Society (AOS) or the American Neurotology Society (ANS) that their membership opposes such subcertification, the ABOto was proceeding to offer its first examination in April 2003.
The BOG unanimously passed a resolution that no tests be offered by the ABOto for CAQ in Otology and/or Neurotology; that a letter be sent to the ABOto and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) indicating the Academy's desire not to endorse the CAQ for Otology/Neurotology; that the BOG of AAO-HNS requests that the Academy place on the ballot of the election a referendum of the Academy membership regarding the membership's wishes for or against CAQ in Otology and/or Neurotology; that the Academy advise the ABOto that the CAQ exam and CAQ process for Neurotology be postponed pending full review by the full AAO-HNS, ANS, and AOS membership; and that the AAO-HNS president call a special meeting of the Board of Directors.