Triological Society’s Mission Statement and Goals

The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc., aka The Triological Society, was founded in 1895 in New York, New York. In the more than 125 years since its founding, the Triological Society has attracted the best and brightest in academic and clinical otolaryngology. Membership in the Triological Society brings the distinction of being elected to the most prestigious society in otolaryngology. Active Fellowship is achieved by presenting a thesis in the field of otolaryngology considered acceptable to a panel of peers. For those entering the field of otolaryngology, the Society provides role models. For those who are committed to research and related scholarly activity, the Society offers fellowship with like-minded peers who share common values, interests, and concerns.

The Society disseminates scientific information by presenting the latest basic science and clinical information at scientific meetings and through publication of its scientific journals, The Laryngoscope and Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. The Society promotes research into the causes of and treatments for otolaryngic diseases by attracting promising physicians to scholarly otolaryngology research and supporting their development, providing financial support for the research efforts of young scientists, and promoting the highest standards in the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.


The mission of the Triological Society is to encourage and assist otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons and other healthcare professionals to develop, maintain, and enhance their knowledge and skills in their pursuit of improved patient care through education, research, and fellowship.


  • To continue the noble legacy of the Triological Society, which is to attract, develop and mentor the best otolaryngologists to become scholars and leaders.
  • To encourage, support, and disseminate through meetings, print and electronic mediums the latest basic and clinical research findings and reports on evidence-based medicine pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the full spectrum of disorders of the head and neck and related structures.
  • To seek out and encourage scientific and technical advances in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.
  • To provide a forum through meetings, print and electronic mediums for the international exchange of ideas and knowledge in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and related fields of medicine and science.
  • To provide for physician professional development through support of teaching and peer reviewed research.
  • To encourage the highest ethical and professional standards in the delivery of patient care by otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons.
  • To promote academic excellence by requiring peer recommendations and an acceptable mentored thesis for admission to membership.
  • To ensure that all educational activities comply with ACCME directives, and develop vehicles for otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons to meet their Maintenance of Certification requirements.
  • To enhance fellowship amongst members by creating social forums for interface and conversation.
  • To maintain The Laryngoscope and Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology as primary journals at the forefront of excellence as a resource and venue for scientific advancement of the profession.
  • To advance the Society’s standing outside the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and promote across all types of practice environments.

To facilitate the above goals, the Society sponsors educational meetings. The Society’s journals, The Laryngoscope and Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology serve as a means of disseminating the latest basic and clinical research results. The Society encourages research in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery by providing research grants and awards on a competitive basis.