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Lessons for All from Skull Base Patients

“Cross-discipline learning can be both engaging and accretive to one’s fund of knowledge,” said Anand K. Devaiah, MD. “It is often in cross-discipline learning that new concepts to benefit a different area can be realized.”

Anand K. Devaiah, MD

This idea forms the foundation of today’s Panel Presentation, which uses case-based learning from patients with anterior skull base/complex rhinologic problems and distills down accessible and applicable concepts important to all otolaryngologists. 

“This session is designed to help inform otolaryngologists about important concepts learned prior to, and through, patient management that can be applied to a variety of patient problems,” said Dr. Devaiah, who will be moderating the session. “We are specifically planning to broaden the scope of conceptual learning to go beyond the skull base patient. This is an important distinction and the crux of our session.” He said the case-based approach will illustrate the concepts and lessons learned in order to educate attendees about the key concepts in an informative and engaging way.

Think Outside the Box: Lessons Learned from Anterior Skull Base Patients for All Otolaryngologists

Wednesday, 8:45 – 9:45 am

GWCC, Building A, Room 315

“This session is an attempt to de-silo the learning that occurs in otolaryngology,” he said. “By bringing experienced clinician educators who have encountered a wide variety of problems and have them discuss key learning concepts, we aim to benefit essentially any otolaryngologist by reinvigorating and enhancing their fund of knowledge, no matter what their practice entails.”

In the session, experts will discuss clinical issues such as malignancy presenting as an “unknown-oma,” bleeding, intraoperative complications, endoscopic skull base methods, avoiding long-term complications, and bringing new technologies safely into the operating room. The panelists will discuss how concepts learned in these scenarios can be applied to other types of patients and practices. 

Dr. Devaiah said particular importance will be placed on understanding the rationale and science behind the different clinical scenarios, and in turn how these can be applied to other areas of otolaryngology.

“Our goal is for every attendee to walk away with at least one concept learned from each speaker that they can use in their practice, and to realize that cross-discipline learning can be very powerful, no matter what they do in their professional lives.”