Membership in the American Rhinologic Society provides critical support that strengthens its ability to speak out on behalf of you, and all those practicing Rhinology.

Since it was originally founded by Dr. Maurice H. Cottle in 1954, the American Rhinologic Society (ARS) has maintained a position of leadership in Rhinology.

The ARS is the only professional organization that deals specifically with issues of sinus surgery, both conventional and endoscopic. The ARS promotes excellence in clinical care, investigation and education in the fields of Rhinology and Sinusology. The ARS is dedicated to providing communication and fellowship to its members through ongoing continuing medical education, economic and social programs.


As part of its purpose, the ARS has focused intensely on the various patient advocacy problems in Rhinologic practice. The ARS explores every avenue to serve its membership as unpredictable changes in health care delivery systems continue to unfold. Our society continues to seek out methods by which it can be proactive in the very critical patient advocacy issues confronting us during the current healthcare climate.

The ARS has always been active in sponsoring major educational meetings in Rhinology. In this regard our society maintains its semi-annual, scientific meetings and offers three separate awards: The Resident Research Award, The Maurice H. Cottle Honor Award, and the Basic Science Award. Apart from its annual Fall and Spring meetings, this society has launched a highly successful Summer Sinus Symposium. We are ardent supporters of resident education and have offered stipends and travel support to these meetings. With commercial support, our society is now able to issue significant research grants towards improving our understanding of diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses.

In addition to the professional camaraderie, educational, research and socioeconomic benefits available, regular membership in the ARS also includes a subscription to the ARS newsletter which updates membership on the society's activities and a subscription to the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, the official publication of the Society. In summary, changes in health care have strengthened our society's commitment and determination towards the betterment of our membership and the patients that we serve.


Your membership in the ARS places you in a highly respected professional organization that has a significant and far-reaching impact on the subspecialty of Rhinology. The ARS is dedicated to promoting excellence in clinical care, investigation, education, and patient advocacy in the field of rhinology.

Benefits of Membership include:

  • Complimentary subscription to the Society’s prestigious peer-reviewed journal, International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology
  • Opportunity to join leadership and participate in standing committees of the Society to develop and implement programs to advance the interests of the specialty
  • Networking in the largest group of Rhinologists worldwide
  • Discounted meeting registration for the Society’s annual meeting
  • Information and opportunities for action on legislative and regulatory issues affecting rhinology and sinus surgery
  • Member listing on the ARS Membership Directory
  • Online services on the ARS network, 
    • “Find a Specialist” listing on the ARS web page making you contact information available to patients and referring physicians (opt-in required)
    • Access to members only section of webpage which includes advocacy, coding strategies, position statements, education and research and much more
    • Webinars and how to videos for members only
    • ARS Endoscopic Surgical Dissection Video Series
    • Access to the private DocMatter Online Community where our members are actively engaged in ongoing clinical dialogue
  • Complimentary subscription the Society’s newsletter, Nose News
  • Discounted rates for educational products and services offered by the Society
  • Early access to third-party symposia associated with ARS meetings
  • Discounted services and early access to other services and products provided by the Society
  • Advocacy and representation on issues that influence the field of rhinology including those that establish physician reimbursement
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