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Honorary Lectures an Annual Meeting Highlight

Vittorio Colletti, MD

Vittorio Colletti, MD

Howard P. House, MD, Memorial Lecture for Advances in Otology
Monday, September 12, 8:00 am, Room 303
“Beyond the Borders of Otology and Neurotology”

Vittorio Colletti, MD, is professor and chairman of the ENT Department of the University Hospital, Verona, Italy. He completed his residency as an otolaryngologist at University of Padua and as a neurotologist at the University of Verona.

He trained in otology and neurotology with Prof. J. Helms and Prof. M. Samii in Europe, and in U.S. with Prof. Bill House and W. E. Hitselberger. He is a founding member of the International Association of Physicians in Audiology and member of the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum.

He has more than 30 years experience as a teacher, supervising more than 120 specialists in otolaryngology, speech therapy, and audiology, and as a clinician and surgeon. Over the last 10 years, he has devoted his time to cochlear implants, auditory brainstem implants, inferior colliculus implants, and active implantable hearing aids, documented by seven monographs and author citations.

Lauren D. Holinger, MD

Lauren D. Holinger, MD

The Cotton-Fitton Endowed Lecture in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Tuesday, September 13, 9:30 am, Room 303
“Assessment and Management of Airway Obstruction in Infants and Children”

Lauren D. Holinger, MD, is professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and interim head of pediatric otolaryngology at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He is a third-generation Chicago otolaryngologist who graduated from the Chicago Medical School. He received his otolaryngology-head and neck surgery training at the University of Colorado, Denver. He was president of the medical staff at Children’s Memorial Hospital from 1988 to 1990.

He has served as president of the American Laryngological Association, the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, the Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society, and the Chicago Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Holinger’s professional memberships include the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Laryngological Association, the Triological Society, the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, and the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. He has received the Chevalier Jackson Award of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association and the American Laryngological Association Gabriel F. Tucker Award. He is a prolific author and serves on editorial boards of the Laryngoscope and the Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology.

Karl H. Hoermann, MD

Karl H. Hoermann, MD

Eugene N. Myers International Lecture on Head and Neck Cancer
Tuesday, September 13, 9:30 am, Room 304
“The Role of Surgery in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer”

Karl H. Hoermann, MD, is professor and chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Heidelberg University, and vice dean of the medical faculty at University Medical Centre Mannheim, Germany. He completed his ORL residency and fellowship in plastic operations and medical oncology at Hamburg University. He has more than 30 years experience as a teacher, clinician, and surgeon.

He has been president of the German Academy of ORLHNS since 2004 and president of the Union of European Medical Specialists ORL section and Board since 2008. The positions held by Dr. Hoermann include president of the German Society of ORLHNS, president of the German Society of Endoscopy and Imaging, and president of the first Meeting of the European Academy of ORLHNS.

Dr. Hoermann has served on many editorial boards and has many citations. He is fellow of the American Head & Neck Society and corresponding member of the Austrian ORL-Society.

James Christopher Post, MD, PhD

James Christopher Post, MD, PhD

Neel Distinguished Research Lecture
Wednesday, September 14, 9:30 am, Room 303
“Biofilms in Health and Disease: The Human Host and its Microbiomes”

James Christopher Post, MD, PhD, is the director of pediatric ENT at Allegheny General Hospital, medical director of the Center for Genomic Sciences, and president of the Allegheny-Singer Research Institute in Pittsburgh. He is a professor of otolaryngology, and microbiology and immunology at Drexel University College of Medicine and Temple University College of Medicine, and has served as the primate consultant for the Pittsburgh Zoo. His research interests include bacterial biofilms and human gene discovery.

Dr. Post received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Florida and his PhD in human genetics from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a pediatric resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and completed an otolaryngology residency at the University of Florida, and a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

A Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, he commanded the first Army hospital in Afghanistan and served a second tour in special operations. He is the Army Reserve otolaryngology consultant to the Army Surgeon General and a recent graduate of the Army War College. His awards include the Fowler Award, the Bronze Star, and a Combat Medic Badge.