Upcoming Meetings

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

New Orleans, LA

January 20, 2017

2:30 – 6:00pm



2:30       ASGO business meeting

2:40       Guest of Honor                                FRANK LIN, MD, PhD

Keynote Speakers:

2:45        LARRY SIMON, MD

” Don’t Be Afraid of MACRA– You Can MIPS It!”


“The Future of Medicare”

3:25        Panel Discussion

The Future of Medicare Reimbursements

Brian McKinnon, MD Moderator

4:35         Break: 15 minutes

4:50        Panel Discussion

Presbycusis/Hearing Impairment

Steve Parnes, MD Moderator

6:00          Adjourn


Dr. Lin is an associate professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Geriatric Medicine, Mental Health and Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He obtained his medical education at Johns Hopkins and did an otological fellowship with Prof. Thomas Linder in Lucerne, Switzerland. His main focus and research has been on hearing loss in older adults and the association with cognitive decline, dementia and decline in functional ability and mobility. He has written and presented many papers on this subject and has served on several national and governmental committees. He has also been featured in several media outlets nationally and internationally discussing his re-search and findings.


Dr. Simon is an otolaryngologist in private practice in the Lafayette, Louisiana area. He is a native of that area receiving his medical education from Louisiana State University. He completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine. He also did a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. He has served in many state and national organizations and committees to add his expertise and leadership in regards to health policy/healthcare reform and coding /reimbursement. He has given numerous lectures on the Affordable Healthcare Act and given courses on coding and documentation for the medical school departments as well as the 2013 Annual Meeting of the AAO-HNS.


Dr. Culbertson is presently the Interim Dean, professor and program director of the Health policy and Systems Management at Louisiana State University of Public Health, New Orleans. He received his PhD from the University of California San Fran-cisco. He has published several articles and lectured many times on healthcare topics involving financial issues and medical management. He has served on several national health organizations and national committees providing his expertise on healthcare management and ethics.