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Top Oral Abstracts for Each Subspecialty To Be Presented

Scientific Oral Presentations: Best of Orals

  • 10:00 am – Noon
  • Sunday
  • Room E450A

A top abstract for each of the 11 otolaryngology subspecialties submitted for the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience will be featured in a special session Sunday. Each presentation, with time for questions and answers, will last six minutes.

“This will give a good overview for someone to go to this one session and find the cutting-edge materials in the whole field,” said Mark Wax, MD, session moderator and Annual Meeting program coordinator. “Most otolaryngologists like to keep abreast of what is going on in the entire field, and this presentation lets them see something like that. In a subspecialty outside of yours, you can see the best of what is going on.”

The Annual Meeting solicited abstracts from across the specialty. It received hundreds of submissions. Those submissions were reviewed by six individuals and given grades, then passed on to subspecialties for further review. Eventually, each subspecialty had a committee choose the best presentations based on relevance and general interest to the otolaryngology community.

“Someone may identify themselves as a subspecialist, but they get patients who want to know about another problem,” Dr. Wax said. “All of us, by the nature of what we do and who we are, like to keep up to date on what is going on in medicine in general. It is part of the lifelong learning we all have been brought up to believe in. It is part of our core existence. At the end of the day, we are all otolaryngologists.”

Presentations are condensed into a few minutes to convey the abstract’s most important information and to allow time for discussion, he said.

The abstracts that will be presented are:

  • Age and Online Presence Affect ENT Physician Online Grades
  • Autologous Versus Cadaveric Rib Grafts in Rhinoplasty
  • Balloon Catheter Dilation and “Sinus Pressure” Headaches
  • Balloon Dilation of the Eustachian Tube: 12M Follow-Up
  • Can Variations in the TSLP Gene Predict Activity in CRS?
  • Chronic Ear: Does Mastoidectomy Increase Complications?
  • Comorbidities in HNSCC Survivors Over Time
  • Effects of Common Ear Drops on Tympanic Membrane Healing
  • Five-Year Results of CNXII Stimulation for OSA
  • Head and Neck Microvascular Reconstruction in the Elderly
  • Macrophages Promote Fibrogenesis in Airway Fibroblasts
  • Microbiomes of Normal Middle Ear and Chronic Otitis Media
  • Patient Preferences in Subglottic Stenosis Treatment
  • Pediatric Septoplasty & Rhinoplasty: A QOL Outcome Study
  • Predicting Hypocalcemia after Thyroidectomy
  • Reoperation and Readmission after Parathyroidectomy
  • Utility of Adjuvant Therapy for pN1 Oropharynx Carcinoma
  • Validation of a Pediatric Dysphagia QOL Instrument
  • What Do Patients Want from Otolaryngologists?

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