Instruction Course Sampler
The following is a list of instruction course samplers from the myriad options to be offered at the AAO-HNSF 2012 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO. Each of the nine categories is represented. To read the full course description and to get your first choice of courses, sign up early at www.entnet.org/annual_meeting. Be sure to take advantage of the scheduler to review the full listing of courses and find those of special interest to you.
"There were so many excellent submissions this year," said Eduardo M. Diaz, Jr., MD, instruction course coordinator. "That made it possible for the Instruction Course Advisory Committee to put together an excellent curricula that runs the gamut from the business of medicine through all the clinical disciplines. There's something for everyone. It should be a great year."
Business of Medicine/Practice Management
4618-2 Social Media for the Otolaryngologist
Steven Y. Park
1:15 pm-3:15 pm, September 12
Many physicians and healthcare professionals lack basic skills needed to survive and thrive in this information age. It's important to stay current with online marketing and social media activities. Otolaryngologists in particular need more sophisticated marketing strategies beyond the traditional techniques used by the competition. In this didactic instruction course, participants will be given the necessary tools and resources to immediately implement the strategies taught in this course.
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2711-1 Open Rhinoplasty: Arming Novices for Success
Edmund A. Pribitkin, MD
3:00 pm-4:00 pm, September 10
This course presents the author's 18-year experience in teaching resident rhinoplasty in a program where residents actually perform the surgery rather than simply watching the attending physician work. The author's approach is a distillation of safe techniques enabling residents to learn the procedure while minimizing the attending physician's stress and maximizing patient outcomes. It proceeds step-by-step through cases and stops everywhere a mishap can occur, explaining how to avoid the mishap in the future and how to correct it in the present. Preoperative planning, patient encounters, and common rhinoplasty scenarios, as well as avoidance and management of postoperative complications are reviewed.
3723-2 Histology, Histopathology, and Radiology of the Ear
Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD; Hosakere Chandrasekhar, MD
3:00 pm-5:00 pm, September 11
By correlating CT imaging of the temporal bone with its histologic anatomy, and then correlating diseases of the ear with the attendant histopathology, this course will enable the student to have a more thorough understanding of the complex anatomy and physiology of the organ and leave him or her with an increased ability to perform otologic diagnosis and surgery with greatly enhanced patient safety. This course is geared toward residents about to sit for their boards, practitioners undergoing their maintenance of certification exams, and practicing otolaryngologic surgeons wanting to enhance their outcomes in ear surgery.
Head and Neck Surgery
4716-1 The HPV Epidemic and Oropharyngeal Cancer
James W. Rocco, MD
2:30 pm-3:30 pm, September 12
Head and neck cancer in the United States and the Western world is undergoing a major shift in epidemiology. A dramatic increase in oropharyngeal cancer due to an ongoing epidemic of HPV infection is occurring in a large cohort of patients without the traditional risk factors of tobacco and alcohol abuse. This course will review the clinical implications of this HPV oropharyngeal epidemic for the general otolaryngologist.
3620-1 Building a Busy Laryngology Practice
Albert L. Merati, MD
1:45 pm-2:45 pm, September 11
Laryngology continues to be a major growth area within Otolaryngology. Two clinicians with a combined 25 years of clinical laryngology practice at several varied locations will present both pearls and pitfalls in program and practice building in Laryngology. Beginning with the selection and purchase of clinic and operating room equipment, the development of partnerships with Speech-Language Pathology and medical subspecialties, and finally to the critical areas of laryngology coding and billing, the presenters will review key steps and measures to enhance the laryngology component of the participant practice and business.
3505-1 Prevention and Management of Complications in Ear Surgery
Patrick J. Antonelli, MD; Rex Haberman, MD
12:30 pm-1:30 pm, September 11
Complications of middle ear and mastoid surgery can be devastating to both the patient and the surgeon. Many general otolaryngologists currently perform a limited number of middle ear and mastoid surgeries annually. "Occasional" ear surgeons may have concern about performing even routine middle ear and mastoid procedures for fear of encountering intraoperative complications. By providing a review of the relevant surgical temporal bone anatomy and of sound surgical principles, the general otolaryngologist should be able to avoid such intraoperative complications. Intraoperative complications may induce significant stress, thereby clouding judgment necessary to manage these complications. These simple, specific, and easy to remember algorithms will cover complications involving the tympanic membrane, ossicular chain, facial nerve, bony labyrinth, and vascular structures. At the completion of the course, the general otolaryngologist should be more at ease when performing routine middle ear and mastoid operations.
3621-1 Pediatric Airway 101
Robin T. Cotton, MD
1:45 pm-2:45 pm, September 11
A fundamental knowledge of the pediatric airway, including adequate assessment and basic airway management skills is an essential component of pediatric otolaryngology. This course seeks to provide a simple overview of basic management of the pediatric airway. This will include assessment of the pediatric airway, from office flexible endoscopy, through the techniques of rigid bronchoscopy of the neonatal and pediatric airway. Diagnosis of common conditions including laryngomalacia and vocal cord paralysis, as well as assessment of subglottic stenosis, laryngeal clefts, and complete tracheal rings will be covered. Operative management of laryngomalacia, as well as neonatal and pediatric tracheotomy will be discussed, as will the difficult intubation and foreign body management. The minimal desirable equipment for pediatric airway assessment and management will be covered.
3715-1 Clinical Fundamentals: Treatment of Anaphylaxis
John H. Krouse, MD, PhD
3:00 pm-4:00 pm, September 11
This course will review the clinical fundamentals on the treatment of anaphylaxis, including recognition, diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment of anaphylaxis in the clinical setting. It will examine risk factors that increase the likelihood of a patient experiencing an anaphylactic episode. In addition, it will provide clinical signs and symptoms that will help differentiate anaphylaxis from other patient responses with which it might be confused (e.g., vasovagal episodes).
3629-1 Sleep Apnea: What AHI Means and Where Do You Go from Here
Robson Capasso, MD
1:45 pm-2:45 pm, September 11
The complexity and frequent comorbidity of OSA requires that otolaryngologists who wish to be actively involved in the care of such patients have adequate knowledge of frequent sleep-related co-morbidities, adequate knowledge of metrics evaluated on sleep tests including polysomnography and home monitoring devices, and be familiar with the latest data on endoscopic and imaging techniques to effectively design a proper treatment plan.