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Best of Orals Showcases Expertise across the Specialty

“No matter how subspecialized you are, there are things going on in other areas that have either information streams or scientific thought that are translatable to what you’re doing,” said Annual Meeting Program Coordinator Mark K. Wax, MD. “You can look at what someone else is doing and take it and translate it to something that’s going on in your own area of expertise.”

Scientific Oral Presentations:
Best of Orals

Today, 8:30 – 10:40 am

GWCC, Building B, Room 312

This is where the “Scientific Oral Presentations: Best of Orals” comes in. This session highlights the top-ranking scientific presentations and allows attendees to hear about cutting-edge advancements across the field.

“We pulled these presentations together so people could get an overview of what is new, what is exciting, what is cutting edge, and where the advancements are in the field of otolaryngology,” said Dr. Wax, who is also serving as session moderator. “These presentations are often of exceedingly high quality. On a scale of one to seven, a seven indicates that if you don’t go to anything else at the meeting, you need to go to this talk because the information is new, innovative, and it impacts the field—not just the subspecialty, but all of otolaryngology.”

A large number of abstracts are submitted for presentation at the Annual Meeting. They go through a rigorous peer review evaluation, with each one being assessed by five to seven different reviewers. The abstracts are ranked based on subspecialty. Then, based on the rankings, all the abstracts are discussed at a joint meeting of the subspecialty members of the Program Committee. The top abstracts of each subspecialty are then chosen to comprise the Best of Orals session.

“The top abstracts are those that are top scoring and have the most applicability to the entire specialty and to all otolaryngologists,” Dr. Wax said.

Each presenter has six minutes to speak to their subject and field any questions. The abstracts that were selected to be presented during the Best of Orals include:

  • Do Surgeons’ Biases Influence the Treatment Decisions in Patients with Recurring Tonsillitis?
  • Effectiveness of Non-Opioid/Non-Narcotic Post-Operative Pain Management Regimen for Patients Undergoing Thyroidectomy and/or Parathyroidectomy
  • Epidemiology of Vestibular Schwannoma over the Past Half-Century: Population-Based Study in the United States
  • Evaluation of the Prognostic Utility of the Hemoglobin-to-Red Cell Distribution Width Ratio (Hb:RDW) in Head and Neck Cancer: Multicenter Cohort Study
  • Factors Affecting Failure to Complete Sleep Studies in Pediatric Patients with Sleep Disordered Breathing
  • Five-Year Objective and Subjective Outcomes of Palatopharyngeal Surgery in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome
  • If You’re Happy, How Do You Show It? Dynamics of Spontaneous Smiles
  • Increasing Resource Utilization in Treatment and Management of Pediatric Subglottic Stenosis
  • Investigation of Association between Depression: Its Prophylaxis and Long-Term Overall Survival for Head and Neck Cancer Survivors in a Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Novel Transgenic Murine Model for Study of Peripheral Nerve Regeneration
  • Outcomes of Hypoglossal Nerve Upper Airway Stimulation in Patients with Isolated Retropalatal Collapse
  • Outliers: Predicting High Cost of Care for Otolaryngology Patients
  • Pathologic Fibroblasts in Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis Amplify Local Inflammatory Signals
  • Post-Operative Opioid Prescriptions and Corresponding Opioid Consumption after Septoplasty or Rhinoplasty
  • Post-Operative Pain Control and Opioid Usage Patterns among Patients Undergoing Thyroidectomy and Parathyroidectomy
  • Protective Role of N-Acetylcisteine from Cisplatin-Induced Ototoxicity in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer. Randomized Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial
  • Relationship between Nasal Steroid Choice and Industry Payments among Otolaryngologists
  • Resident Understanding of Laryngeal Stroboscopy: Needs Assessment
  • Surgical Impact of an Endocrine Surgeon on an Academic Otolaryngology Department
  • There Is No Difference in Tympanoplasty Closure Rates between Collagen Allografts vs Temporalis Fascia or Perichondrium
  • Treatment Modalities in Sinonasal Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma: Clinicopathological Features and Comparative Analysis