Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Otorhinolaryngology

Archives – Previous Programs

This is an archive of previous programs offered by Penn's CME program.
If you're looking for current courses being offered click here.

2014 CME Courses

2013 CME Courses

2012 CME Courses

2011 CME Courses

2010 CME Courses

2009 CME Courses

2008 Mini Fellowships & CME Courses

2007 Mini Fellowships & CME Courses

 

Prior CME Courses for 2014

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

July 24 – 25, 2014, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

The 1st International TransOral Robot Surgery (TORS) Conference is designed for Otolaryngologists, Head and Neck Surgeons, Radiation Oncologists, Medical Oncologists and other related health care professionals such as Speech Language Pathologists, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.  The agenda will consist of didactic presentations, TORS cadaver demo-dissections, live TORS surgery, and expert panel discussions.  The special focus of the meeting will include: TORS for benign and malignant lesions of the pharynx and larynx; TORS for parapharyngeal space and skull base lesions; and robotic sleep apnea surgery.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS:

Submission Opens: March 17, 2014

Submission Closes: CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO MAY 31, 2014!

Notification: Within 2 weeks of submission

Instructions:

  • Submit abstract in pdf format via email to: cathy.lafferty@uphs.upenn.edu
  • Abstracts should be a maximum of 150 words to include study objectives, methods, results and conclusion.
  • Abstracts may have more than one author; however, submitting author MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE CONFERENCE and pay applicable registration fees.
  • All abstracts will be forwarded to the review committee; you will be notified of acceptance in writing within 2 weeks of submission.
  • All accepted abstracts are for POSTER PRESENTATION ONLY.
  • MAXIMUM POSTER SIZE IS 3 FT. X 5 FT. (91 cm x 152 cm) - horizontal or vertical.
  • A foam mounting board and easel will be provided for each poster; it is the responsibility of the submitting author to mount the poster on the morning of Thursday, July 24 (before 12:00 pm) and to remove the poster at 12:00 pm on Friday, July 25.
  • All posters will be displayed for viewing beginning at 12:00 pm on July 24, through 12:00 pm on July 25; see the program schedule for viewing times.

 

COURSE DIRECTORS:

Gregory S. Weinstein, MD

Bert W. O’Malley, Jr., MD

FEATURED GUEST FACULTY:

Mohssen Ansarin, MD

European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy

Fernando Dias, MD, PhD

Brazilian National Cancer Institute/INCA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

G. E. Ghali, DDS, MD

LSU School of Medicine, Shreveport, Louisiana

  

F. Christopher Holsinger, MD

Stanford University Hospital, Palo Alto, California

Se-Heon Kim, MD, PhD

Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea 

Niels C. Kokot , MD

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Georges Lawson, MD

University Clinics UCL de Mont-Godinne, Yvoir, Belgium

Roberto Araujo Lima, MD

Brazilian National Cancer Institute/INCA,, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  

Eduardo Mendez, MD

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 

Claudio Vicini, MD

University of Pavia, Forli, Italy

PENN FACULTY:

Steven B. Cannady, MD

Ara A. Chalian, MD

Roger B. Cohen, MD

Alexander Lin, MD

Jason G. Newman, MD

Christopher H. Rassekh, MD

Erica R. Thaler, MD

 

REGISTRATION:

A very special discounted physician rate is offered to the FIRST 50 PAID REGISTRANTSONLY!  Be one of the first to register!

Physicians:

FIRST 50 PAID REGISTRANTS ONLY:                   $525.00

Early Registration (Until April 1, 2014):                    $575.00

Late Registration (After April 1, 2014):                     $675.00

 

Residents, Fellows, Nurses,

Nurse   Practitioners, Physician Assistants:            $300.00

 

Course tuition fees include registration and course materials, continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments breaks and course reception.

SOLD OUT - REGISTRATION CLOSED.

LOCATION:

The program will be held on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Inn at Penn, a Hilton hotel conveniently located on the Penn campus, a short walking distance to the lecture hall.  A special group rate is available at $199.00 per night, based on availability.  Please reserve your room early to get the group rate. 

The Inn at Penn has received the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. This honor is awarded to establishments that achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site.

TRAVEL TO 5TH IFHNOS/AHNS WORLD CONGRESS IN NEW YORK CITY:

For those attending the 5th World Congress – IFHNOS and Annual Meeting of the AHNS in NYC July 26 – 30, Amtrak train travel from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station to New York City’s Penn Station is fast and easy.  We recommend that our conference participants make the scheduled 2:30 PM Acela train out of Philadelphia in what we call the “TORS Express,” which will get you to NYC at 3:45 PM to check in at your hotel in time to enjoy dinner in the Big Apple!

Other train schedule options are also available. 

Airport options for flying into Philadelphia include Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Newark International Airport (EWR) in New Jersey.  For those attending the 5th World Congress – IFHNOS and Annual Meeting of the AHNS in NYC July 26-30, a convenient option is to fly into Philadelphia and out of New York following the congress.

 

CONTACT INFO:

For more information contact:
Cathy Lafferty @ cathy.lafferty@uphs.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-349-5382 | Fax: 215-662-4515


PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

March 6 - 8, 2014, Smilow Center for Translational Research, Philadelphia, PA

This program is designed for otorhinolaryngologists, medical rhinologists, head and neck surgeons, neurosurgeons and other related health care professionals such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

The comprehensive three-day continuing medical education program in Rhinology and Skull Base features an outstanding national and international faculty. There will be specific emphasis on advanced endoscopic procedures as well as medical and surgical focus on the frontal sinus, emerging technologies, and endoscopic skull base surgery. Difficult cases, prevention, diagnosis and management of complications will be reviewed.

A special highlight of the program is the Distinguished Skull Base Professorship, featuring the lectures presented by Dr. Ricardo Carrau and Dr. Marvin Bergsneider. 

Live surgical cases will be streamed live and participants will be able to interact with Drs. Kennedy and Palmer while they are operating.  Demonstration cadaver dissections will be presented by distinguished guest faculty for endoscopic sinus and skull base procedures using powered instrumentation and stereotactic surgical navigation systems.  The course also offers a cadaver dissection laboratory for hands on experience with powered instrumentation, drills and image-guidance systems at every station. 

Download Brochure

Download Exhibitor
Registration
Forms

 

Download Syllabus

 

COURSE DIRECTORS:

Nithin A.  Adappa, MD

Noam A. Cohen, MD, PhD

M. Sean Gray, MD

David W. Kennedy, MD

John Y.K. Lee, MD

Jason G. Newman, MD

Bert W. O'Malley, Jr., MD

James N. Palmer, MD

 FEATURED SPEAKERS:

Ricardo Carrau, MD

Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

The Ohio State University Medical College

Columbus, OH

Marvin Bergsneider, MD

Professor In Residence, Department of Neurosurgery

UCLA School of Medicine

Los Angeles, CA

REGISTRATION:

Register early!! It is strongly recommended that you register early for this program. Registration is limited due to seating capacity in the lecture hall and number of stations in the hands-on laboratory. Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis according to the date registration payments are received. After January 15, 2014 rates will increase by $100.00.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Inn at Penn, a Hilton hotel conveniently located on the Penn campus, a short walking distance to the Smilow Center.  A special group rate is available at $210.00 per night, based on availability.  Please reserve your room early to get the group rate. 

CONTACT INFO:

For more information contact:
Cathy Lafferty @ cathy.lafferty@uphs.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-349-5382 | Fax: 215-662-4515

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:

  • “Excellent course. The material was presented in a very organized and motivating way.”
  • “In general, an excellent course, great staff and guest lecturers.”
  • “I'm coming here for decades. It's always good.”
  • “Frontal sinus surgery benefits me a lot. It's really practical.”
  • “The course was amazing.”
  • “Excellent, helpful lab instructors. I learned a lot.”
  • “Great course! Excellent introduction for residents!”
 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

March 8 – 9, 2014, Smilow Center for Translational Research, Philadelphia, PA  

This course will cover valuable information for general otorhinolaryngologists as well as those focusing their practice on rhinology or facial plastic surgery. Plan to attend and learn what the experts recommend for the most difficult problems as well as the most common conditions. Earn CME credit while engaging with distinguished faculty who provide broad perspectives to this comprehensive program. Topics to be covered by the experts and by attendee discussion include: Evaluation and analysis of the nose; basic and advanced nasal anatomy; functional and aesthetic nasal surgery; nasal valve surgical techniques; treatment of surgical failures; pre-operative planning for safe airway and cosmetic facial plastic surgery; maximizing success in nasal airway surgery and functional septorhinoplasty; complications in airway, and facial plastic surgery; tips and pearls for rhinoplasty and other facial plastic procedures; prevention and management of rhinoplasty complications; understanding terms and uses of grafts in rhinoplasty.  In addition to lectures and discussion with audience participation, attendees may actively participate in a laboratory dissection session.  

Download Brochure

Download Exhibitor
Registration
Forms

Download Syllabus

 

COURSE DIRECTORS:

COURSE FACULTY:

Robert Adelson, MD

Paul Carniol, MD

Fred G. Fedok, MD

Timothy Greco, MD

Grant Hamilton, MD

Howard Krein, MD, PhD

Tom D. Wang, MD

 REGISTRATION:

Register early!! It is strongly recommended that you register early for this program. Registration is limited due to seating capacity in the lecture hall and number of stations in the hands-on laboratory. Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis according to the date registration payments are received. After January 15, 2014 rates will increase by $100.00.

 

 ACCOMMODATIONS:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Inn at Penn, a Hilton hotel conveniently located on the Penn campus, a short walking distance to the Smilow Center.  A special group rate is available at $210.00 per night, based on availability.  Please reserve your room early to get the group rate. 

CONTACT INFO:

For more information contact:
Cathy Lafferty @ cathy.lafferty@uphs.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-349-5382 | Fax: 215-662-4515 

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:

  • “Excellent.”
  • “Well run program.”
  • “Good balance with open and closed techniques.”
  • “Great Course.”
  • “Very good.  Cleared up my greatest question when coming to meeting.”
  • “Superb!”

Prior CME Courses for 2013


PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

May 3 – 4, 2013, The Hub CityView, Philadelphia, PA

Recent advances in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to thyroid and parathyroid disorders, particularly for neoplastic disease, have yielded a change in traditional management paradigms. This course is intended to provide the practitioner an array of contemporary management elements with which to treat patients with endocrine disorders of the head and neck.  The one-and-a-half day CME-accredited program includes an Ultrasound Mini-Course.

This course is intended for surgeons, endocrinologists, radiologists, and other professionals, such as nurses, physician assistants and technicians, who manage patients with thyroid and parathyroid disorders.


Curriculum focus:

Friday, May 3

  • Preoperative Assessment

  • Operative Management

  • Recurrent & Reoperative Disease

Saturday, May 4

  • Postoperative Management/Surveillance

  • Parathyroid

Ultrasound Mini-Course

COURSE DIRECTORS:

Jason G. Newman, MD, FACS

Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, FACS

David Goldenberg, MD, FACS

FEATURED GUEST FACULTY

Umamaheswar Duvvuri, MD, PhD

Jonas T. Johnson, MD

Phillip K. Pellitteri, DO, FACS

Edmond Pribitkin, MD, FACS

John A. “Drew” Ridge, MD, PhD, FACS

Brian D. Saunders, MD, FACS

PENN FACULTY:

Zubair Baloch, MD, PhD

Marcia Brose, MD, PhD

Ara A. Chalian, MD, FACS

Benjamin A.  Cooperberg, MD

Rachel Kelz, MD, MSCE, FACS

Caroline S. Kim, MD

Jill E. Langer, MD

Alexander Lin, MD

Virginia A.  LiVolsi, MD

Laurie Loevner, MD

Susan J. Mandel, MD, MPH

Christina M. Mitchell, MD

Daniel A. Pryma, MD

Bert W. O’Malley, Jr., MD

Christopher H. Rassekh, MD

REGISTRATION:

Early Registration (Until April 15, 2013):                $350.00

Late Registration (After April 15, 2013):                  $400.00

Residents/Fellows:                                                      $150.00

 

Course tuition fees include registration and course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

LOCATION:

The Hub CityView, 30 South 17th Street, United Plaza, 14th Floor, Philadelphia. PA 19103

 

ACCOMODATIONS:

For information regarding recommended hotels, directions and parking, please visit The Hub website. 

Other hotel accommodations and tourist information may be found at: http://www.visitphilly.com/.

CONTACT INFO:

For more information contact:
Cathy Lafferty @ cathy.lafferty@uphs.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-349-5382 | Fax: 215-662-4515

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
March 9 - 10, 2013 @ The Westin Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)

This course will cover valuable information for general otorhinolaryngologists as well as those focusing their practice on rhinology or facial plastic surgery. Plan to attend and learn what the experts recommend for the most difficult problems as well as the most common conditions. Earn CME credit while engaging with distinguished faculty who provide broad perspectives to this comprehensive program.

Topics to be covered by the experts and by attendee discussion include: Evaluation and analysis of the nose; basic and advanced nasal anatomy; functional and aesthetic nasal surgery; nasal valve surgical techniques; treatment of surgical failures; pre-operative planning for safe airway and cosmetic facial plastic surgery; maximizing success in nasal airway surgery and functional septorhinoplasty; complications in airway, and facial plastic surgery; tips and pearls for rhinoplasty and other facial plastic procedures; prevention and management of rhinoplasty complications; understanding terms and uses of grafts in rhinoplasty. In addition to lectures and discussion with audience participation, attendees may actively participate in a laboratory dissection session.

Course Directors
• Oren Friedman, MD
• Ara A. Chalian, MD

Course Faculty
Robert Adelson, MD
Bryan T. Ambro, MD
Paul Carniol, MD
Fred G. Fedok, MD
Stephen A. Goldstein, MD
Timothy Greco, MD
Grant Hamilton, MD
Ryan Heffelfinger, MD
Anshul Sama, MD
Daniel Simmen, MD, PhD

REGISTRATION:
Register early!! It is strongly recommended that you register early for this program. Registration is limited due to seating capacity in the surgical theatre and number of stations in the hands-on laboratory. Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis according to the date registration payments are received. After January 15, 2013 all rates will increase by $100.00.

CONTACT INFO

Contact Cathy Lafferty

Email: cathy.lafferty@uphs.upenn.edu

Phone: 215-349-5382

Fax: 215-662-4515



COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:
• “Excellent.”
• “Well run program.”
• “Very good. Cleared up my greatest question when coming to meeting.”
• “Outstanding and inspiring”
• “Good balance with open and closed techniques.”
• “Superb!”

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
March 7 - 9, 2013 @ The Westin Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)

This comprehensive three-day continuing medical education program in Rhinology and Frontal Sinus Surgery with Skull Base Forum and Professorship features an outstanding national and international faculty. There will be specific emphasis on advanced endoscopic procedures as well as medical and surgical focus on the frontal sinus, emerging technologies, and endoscopic skull base surgery. Difficult cases, prevention, diagnosis and management of complications will be reviewed.


A special highlight of the program is the Distinguished Skull Base Professorship, featuring the lectures presented by Dr. Peter Nakaji and Dr. Carl H. Snyderman.


Live surgical cases will be telecasted to the Penn Surgical Theatre where participants will be able to interact with Drs. Kennedy and Palmer while they are operating. Demonstration cadaver dissections will be presented by distinguished guest faculty for endoscopic sinus and skull base procedures using powered instrumentation and stereotactic surgical navigation systems. The course also offers a cadaver dissection laboratory for hands-on experience with powered instrumentation, drills and image-guidance systems at every station.


COURSE DIRECTORS:
Nithin Adappa, MD
Noam A. Cohen, MD, PhD
David W. Kennedy, MD
Jason G. Newman, MD (add link)
Bert W. O'Malley, Jr., MD
James N. Palmer, MD


FEATURED SPEAKERS:
Carl H. Snyderman, MD, MBA
Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurological Surgery
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Peter Nakaji, MD
Director, Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
Barrow Neurosurgical Associates
Phoenix, AZ

REGISTRATION:
Register early!! It is strongly recommended that you register early for this program. Registration is limited due to seating capacity in the surgical theatre and number of stations in the hands-on laboratory. Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis according to the date registration payments are received. After January 15, 2013 all rates will increase by $100.00.

CONTACT INFO:

Contact Cathy Lafferty

Email: cathy.lafferty@uphs.upenn.edu

Phone: 215-349-5382

Fax: 215-662-4515


COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:

• “Best course.”
• “Exceptional lecture on anatomy.”
• “Good & informative course.”
• “Excellent!”
• “Fantastic review of the subject. Very well organized and illustrated.”
• “Excellent talk, discussing exactly how to do it.”
• “Thought-provoking.”
• “Very good lab set-up.”
• “Great presentation style with confidence & clarity.”
• “Exceptionally well done, interesting, visually specific and with great analogies.”
• “Learned a lot from this!”

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
February 15 – 17, 2013
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Resort, Orlando, Florida

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Portable Sleep Studies: The Horse is out of the Barn
  • Outcome Measures in OSA and Snoring
  • Cardiovascular Consequences of Sleep Apnea
  • OSA in Commercial & Non-Commercial Drivers: Public Safety Issues
  • The Obesity Epidemic and Sleep Apnea
  • CPAP Adherence Tracking: How to Use the Data
  • New Medical Approaches to OSA Treatment
  • Oral Appliances and Their Clinical Indications in OSA: Are they better than CPAP?
  • Treatment of Snoring
  • Maxillomandibular Advancement and Maxillary Expansion
  • Robotic Base of the Tongue Surgery (TORS)
  • Novel Surgical Options for Treating OSA in 2013 and Beyond

BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

  • The Treatment of Insomnia Including Cognitive Behavior Therapy

  • Sleep Board Review: Polysomnograpy and Artifacts

  • Management of a Fiscally Sound Sleep Lab and Home Sleep Study Programs

  • Surgical Case Presentations

COURSE DIRECTORS:

Richard J. Schwab, MD

Andrew N. Goldberg, MD, MSCE

Eric J. Kezirian, MD, MPH

 

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:

“Great comprehensive review course.” 

“High quality lectures.” 

“Very helpful and thorough.”

“Wonderful ‘out of the box’ thinking, really changed my view.”

“Outstanding.  Comprehensive.  Very practical!  Thank You.”

“Fantastic location.” 

REGISTRATION FEES:

Before December 17, 2012 = $675.00

After December 17, 2012 = $725.00

Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Sleep Technicians/Residents/Fellows = $600.00

(Tuition includes Fireworks Reception at Epcot)

CONTACT INFO:

For more information contact:
Cathy Lafferty @ cathy.lafferty@uphs.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-349-5382 | Fax: 215-662-4515

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Prior CME Courses for 2012

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
December 4 - 7, 2012 @ Brac Reef Beach Resort (Cayman Brac)

This 4-day continuing medical education program is intended for Otolaryngologists and related healthcare providers interested in a broad spectrum of topics in the field of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck surgery. The course will include a review and update of recent advances in rhinology, head and neck cancer, pediatric otolaryngology, otology/neurology, laryngology, rhinoplasty, facial plastic surgery, imaging, allergy, and obstructive sleep apnea. The program also includes thought-provoking panel discussions on difficult cases and controversies in rhinology, management of the thyroid, workforce issues and training, and what is new and exciting in otolaryngology.

CONTACT INFO:

For more information contact:
Cathy Lafferty @ cathy.lafferty@uphs.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-349-5382 | Fax: 215-662-4515

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:
  • “Amazing meeting – great information.”
  • “Excellent balance of content.”
  • “Great course – really enjoyed it.”
  • “Keep up the program.”
  • “Robotic surgery talks made trip worthwhile.”
  • "Great current data - well done."

 

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

March 8-10, 2012 @ The Westin Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)

This comprehensive three-day continuing medical education program in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery features an outstanding national and international faculty. The course focuses on medical and surgical advances in the management of sino-nasal disease and skull base disorders. There will be specific emphasis on the frontal and sphenoid sinuses, chronic rhinosinusitus, skull base surgery, medical therapy, emerging technologies and endoscopic management of benign and malignant skull base tumors. Difficult cases, prevention, diagnosis and management of complications arising from sinus disease and skull base surgery will be reviewed.

Again we will offer live surgery at the course, but for the first time will present cases by our otolaryngologist/neurosurgeon teams! Live surgical cases will be telecasted to the Penn Surgical Theatre where participants will be able to interact with Drs. Kennedy, Palmer, O’Malley, Adappa, Grady and Lee while they are operating. Additionally, demonstration cadaver dissections will be presented by Drs. Nicolai and Cappabianca using powered instrumentation and stereotactic surgical navigation systems. The course also offers a cadaver dissection laboratory for hands-on experience with powered
instrumentation, drills and image-guidance systems at every station. A special highlight of the program is the Distinguished Skull Base Professorship, featuring the lectures and dissections presented by Drs. Nicolai and Cappabianca.

COURSE DIRECTORS :

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS:
  • Paolo Cappabianca, MD
    Professor and Chairman
    Department of Neurological Surgery
    University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • Piero Nicolai, MD
    Professor and Chairman
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology
    University of Brescia, Italy

 

REGISTRATION:

Register early!! It is strongly recommended that you register early for this program. Registration is limited due to seating capacity in the surgical theatre and number of stations in the hands-on laboratory. Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis according to the date registration payments are received. After January 15, 2012 all rates will increase by $100.00.

CONTACT INFO:

For more information contact:
Cathy Lafferty @ cathy.lafferty@uphs.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-349-5382 | Fax: 215-662-4515

 

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:
  • This was a fantastic course!”
  • “I love how the course content evolves from year to year.”
  • “Very well organized, highly professional staff. Congratulations to the team who have organized this course.”
  • “Excellent review of recent research - very informative.”
  • “Exceptional lecture Basic Sinus Anatomy. The best I have ever heard on this subject.”
  • “Great discussions of not only surgical techniques but indications and complications.”
  • “Amazing A++.”

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

March 10-11, 2012 @ The Westin Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)

This course will cover valuable information for general otorhinolaryngologists as well as those focusing their practice on rhinology or facial plastic surgery. Plan to attend and learn what the experts recommend for the most difficult problems as well as the most common conditions. Earn CME credit while engaging with a distinuguished faculty who provide broad perspective to this comprehensive program.

Topics to be covered by the experts and by attendee discussion include: Evaluation and analysis of the nose; basic and advanced nasal anatomy; functional and aesthetic nasal surgery; nasal valve surgical techniques; treatment of surgical failures; pre-operative planning for safe airway and cosmetic facial plastic surgery; maximizing success in nasal airway surgery and functional septorhinoplasty; complications in airway, and facial plastic surgery; tips and pearls for rhinoplasty and other facial plastic procedures; prevention and management of rhinoplasty complications; understanding terms and uses of grafts in rhinoplasty. In addition to lectures and discussion with audience participation, attendees may actively participate in laboratory dissection session.

COURSE DIRECTORS :
 

 

GUEST FACULTY:

Paul Carniol, MD
Stephen A. Goldstein, MD
Grant Hamilton, MD
Eugene B. Kern, MD
Ira D. Papel, MD
Tom D. Wang, MD

 

REGISTRATION:

Register early!! It is strongly recommended that you register early for this program. Registration is limited due to seating capacity in the surgical theatre and number of stations in the hands-on laboratory. Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis according to the date registration payments are received. After January 15, 2012 all rates will increase by $100.00.

 

CONTACT INFO:

For more information contact:
Cathy Lafferty @ cathy.lafferty@uphs.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-349-5382 | Fax: 215-662-4515

 

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:
  • “Great course.”
  • “Clearly demonstrated ideas and philosophy.”
  • “Interesting, well explained solutions to hard problems.”
  • “Excellent debates.”
  • “Superb techniques, I will use this.”
  • “Very practical and beneficial.”
  • “Excellent conference, enjoyed it very much.”

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Prior Programs - CME Courses for 2011


PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

February 18 – 20, 2011 (President’s Day Weekend)
Disney's Boardwalk Inn, rlando, Florida

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Indications for Portable Sleep Studies with CMS Update
  • Surgery for OSA and Snoring: State-of-the-Art in 2011
  • Nasal Surgery and OSA – Does it Help?
  • New Surgical Technologies for Sleep Disordered Breathing
  • Utility of CPAP Tracking Systems and Auto-CPAP
  • New Developments in the Treatment of Insomnia
  • Obesity Treatments including Diets, Medications, and Surgery
  • Update in Oral Appliance Therapy
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and OSA
  • New Techniques in Upper Airway Evaluation and Imaging
  • Indications for Provent, Palatal Implants, Electrical Stimulation

BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

  • Sleep Board Review: Polysomnography, Artifacts and SDB
  • Surgical Lab for Sleep Apnea Techniques
  • Medical Guidelines, Management of a Fiscally Sound Sleep Lab and Portable Sleep Studies
  • Surgical Case Presentations

COURSE DIRECTORS:

 

 

 

 

Richard J. Schwab, MD
Andrew N. Goldberg, MD, MSCE
Eric J. Kezirian, MD, MPH

REGISTRATION:

Before December 15, 2010 = $625.00
After December 15, 2010 = $675.00
Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Sleep Technicians/Residents/Fellows = $575.00

(Tuition includes Fireworks Reception at Epcot)

CONTACT INFO:

For more information contact:
Cathy Lafferty @ cathy.lafferty@uphs.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-349-5382 | Fax: 215-662-4515

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:
  • “Good, wide range of topics.”
  • “Interesting, well organized…very well done.”
  • “So much good info!”
  • “Very useful clinically, updated and great.”
  • “Excellent.”

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

March 10-12, 2011 @ The Westin Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)

This comprehensive three-day continuing medical education program in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery features an outstanding national and international faculty. The course focuses on medical and surgical advances in the management of sino-nasal disease and skull base disorders. There will be specific emphasis on the frontal and sphenoid sinuses, chronic rhinosinusitus, skull base surgery, medical therapy, image guidance and powered instrumentation and endoscopic management of benign and malignant skull base tumors. Difficult cases, prevention, diagnosis and management of complications arising from sinus disease and skull base surgery will be reviewed.

Once again, we are excited to offer live surgery at the course! Live surgical cases will be telecasted to the Penn Surgical Theatre where participants will be able to interact with Drs. Kennedy and Palmer while they are operating. Additionally, Drs. Stammberger and Schwartz using powered instrumentation and stereotactic surgical navigation systems will present demonstration cadaver dissections. The course also offers a cadaver dissection laboratory for hands-on experience with powered instrumentation, drills and image-guidance systems at every station. A special highlight of the program is the Distinguished Skull Base Professorship, featuring the lectures and dissections presented by Drs. Schwartz and Stammberger.

COURSE DIRECTORS :

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS:
  • Theodore H. Schwartz, MD
    Professor of Neurosurgery
    Otolaryngology, Neurology and Neuroscience
    Department of Neurosurgery
    Weill Cornell Medical College
    New York Presbyterian Hospital
    New York, NY
  • Heinz Stammberger, MD
    Professor and Head
    Department of General ENT
    Head and Neck Surgery
    Medical University of Graz, Austria

 

REGISTRATION:

Register early!! It is strongly recommended that you register early for this program. Registration is limited due to seating capacity in the surgical theatre and number of stations in the hands-on laboratory. Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis according to the date registration payments are received. After January 15, 2011 all rates will increase by $100.00.

 
CONTACT INFO:

For more information contact:
Cathy Lafferty @ cathy.lafferty@uphs.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-349-5382 | Fax: 215-662-4515

 

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:

 

 

 

• “Excellent academic activity.”
• “Practical – useful clinically.”
• “As usual – excellent.”
• “What a great experience.”
• “Fantastic lab, excellent instruction.”
• “All the lecturers and proctors were great.”
• “Best sinus course!! Will definitely recommend!!”

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Prior Programs - CME Courses for 2010


PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

November 2 - 7 , 2010 @ Plaza Resort (Bonaire)

This popular 4-day continuing medical education program is intended for practicing Otolaryngologists interested in updating their knowledge in a broad spectrum of topics in the field of Otolaryngology. An outstanding international faculty will provide a review of contemporary diagnosis and management techniques within their field of subspecialty expertise including recent advances in rhinology, facial plastic surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, otology, and office E&M code compliance. A few lectures highlighting the otolaryngologic effects of diving will also be offered. Adequate time will be allowed for more formal discussion within the lectures and panels. However, a highlight of the course will be the informal daily interactions between the faculty and participants which will occur over the four days.

REGISTRATION:

The registration fee for this program is $750. The registration fee includes course materials, buffet breakfasts, lunches and a welcome reception. Reduced fee for residents is $550. (Please send a letter from your department verifying your residency status.)

CONTACT INFO:

For more information contact:
Cathy Lafferty @ cathy.lafferty@uphs.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-349-5382 | Fax: 215-662-4515

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:
  • “Excellent program.”
  • “Great job with this meeting by all involved.”
  • “Facial plastics addition was great.”
  • “The course was excellent.”
  • “A lot of pearls.”

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Penn International Rhinology and Comprehensive Skull Base Courses
PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
March 11-14, 2010 @ The Westin Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)

This comprehensive four-day continuing medical education program in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery features an outstanding national and international faculty. The course focuses on medical and surgical advances in the management of sino-nasal disease and skull base disorders. There will be specific emphasis on the frontal and sphenoid sinuses, chronic rhinosinusitis, skull base surgery, medical therapy, pediatric sinusitis, image guidance and powered instrumentation and endoscopic management of benign and malignant skull base tumors. Difficult cases, prevention, diagnosis and management of complications arising from sinus disease and skull base surgery will be reviewed. Multidisciplinary teams of one neurosurgeon and one otolaryngologist are encouraged.

LIVE SURGERY!! Once again we are excited to offer live surgery at the course! Live surgical cases will be telecasted to the Penn Surgical Theatre where participants will be able to interact with Drs. Kennedy and Palmer while they are operating. Additionally, demonstration cadaver dissections will be presented by Drs. Stamm, Stammberger and Rhoton using powered instrumentation and stereotactic surgical navigation systems. The course also offers a cadaver dissection laboratory for hands-on experience with powered instrumentation, drills, and image-guidance systems at every station. A special highlight of the program is the Distinguished Skull Base Professorship, featuring the lectures and dissections presented by Drs. Rhoton and Stamm.

COURSE DIRECTORS :

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS:
  • Aldo C. Stamm, MD , PhD
    Director, Sao Paulo ENT Center, Brazil
  • Albert L. Rhoton, Jr., MD
    Professor and Chairman Emeritus
    Department of Neurosurgery
    University of Florida

 

REGISTRATION:

Register early!! It is strongly recommended that you register early for this program. Registration is limited due to seating capacity in the surgical theatre and number of stations in the hands-on laboratory. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis according to the date registration forms and payments are received. After January 15, 2010 all rates will increase by $100.00.

CONTACT INFO:

For more information contact:
Cathy Lafferty @ cathy.lafferty@uphs.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-349-5382 | Fax: 215-662-4515

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:
  • “Very helpful.”
  • “Excellent course, lab experience was good.”
  • “Excellent pace.”
  • “Appreciated willingness of faculty to interact with me.”
  • “I think it was great and very well organized.”
  • “I’m coming here for years, good job as always.”

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CME Courses for 2009

Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring 2009 Brochure
Brochure (pdf)

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
February 13-15, 2009 (Presidents' Day Weekend)
@ Disney's Boardwalk Inn Resort (Orlando, FL)

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Indications for Portable Sleep Studies with CMS Update
  • Surgery for OSA and Snoring: State-of-the-Art in 2009
  • Nasal Surgery and OSA
  • New Surgical Technologies including Office Based Techniques
  • Utility of CPAP Tracking Systems
  • New Developments in the Treatment of Insomnia
  • Obesity Treatments including Bariatric Surgery
  • Update in Oral Appliance Therapy for OSA
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and OSA
  • New Techniques in Upper Airway Evaluation and Imaging

FEATURED SPEAKERS:
  • Gary D. Foster, PhD
  • Kasey K. Li, MD, DDS
  • Samuel T. Kuna, MD
  • David N. Neubauer, MD, MA
  • Allan I. Pack, MB, ChB, PhD
  • Grace W. Pien, MD
  • Marc I. Raphaelson, MD
  • Ilene M. Rosen, MD
  • David C. Stanton, DMD, MD, FACS
  • Edward M. Weaver, MD, MPH
  • Noel N. Williams, MB, BCh, MCh

 

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:
  • "Outstanding course in a great location."
  • "Overall an excellent experience for me."
  • "This was the best organized and educationally relevant seminar I have attended in the last ten years."

REGISTRATION FEES:
  • Registration before December 15, 2008 ($625.00)
  • Registration after December 15, 2008 ($675.00)
  • Nurses, Allied Health Professionals ($575.00)
(Tuition includes Fireworks Reception at Epcot)

CONTACT INFO:
For more information contact:
Bonnie Rosen @ bonnie.rosen@uphs.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-662-2137 | Fax: 215-662-4515


PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
April 15 - 18, 2009 @ Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel

Rhinology World 2009 represents the happy gathering of four major societies dedicated to medical and surgical treatment of nasal and sinus disorders. The International Rhinological society meets on a bi-annual basis and has placed its 2009 meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:
  • "Excellent course, expanded on my understanding of anatomy." Brochure (pdf)
  • "Great panels; excellent discussion of different approaches; quite interesting insights."
  • "Excellent audiovisual."

CONTACT INFO:
For more information contact:
Bonnie Rosen @ bonnie.rosen@uphs.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-662-2137 | Fax: 215-662-4515

For information and application details, visit www.rhinologyworld.com

Mini Fellowships for 2007-2008

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
This program is designed for practicing otolaryngologists with a significant interest in endoscopic surgery and management of sinus and nasal problems. The course is a 3 or 4 day one-on-one clinical experience where two participants may spend time with Dr. David Kennedy, Dr. James Palmer and Dr. Alexander Chiu during their office hours, observing them in surgery and performing a cadaveric dissection.

 

AVAILABLE COURSE DATES:

  • Sep.10-13, 2007
  • Oct. 1-4, 2007
  • Nov. 12-15, 2007
  • Dec. 10-13, 2007
  • Jan. 14-17, 2008
  • Feb. 4-7, 2008
  • Apr. 14-17, 2008
  • May 12-15, 2008
  • Jun. 2-5, 2008

 

APPLICATIONS:
Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. If your preferred date is not available, we will offer the next available date. We recommend that you call to check availability and then send in your registration/payment for your preferred date.

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:
  • "The entire Mini fellowship exceeded my expectations. The cadaver dissection was the highlight for me. It was a wonderful learning experience."
  • "Excellent experience."
  • "The expertise in knowledge and technical skill of the surgeon in combination with genuine love of teaching was exceptional"
  • "I appreciated that the fellows and faculty made themselves available during the dissection; excellent opportunity to practice techniques observed in surgery."
  • "I had plenty of opportunities for questions."

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CME Courses for 2008

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

Penn_Rhinoplasty_Brochure_08
        Brochure (pdf)

November 7-8, 2008 @ The Chelsea Hotel Atlantic City, NJ

This program is designed to review the fundamentals and advanced techniques of rhinoplasty and nasal recon-struction of small and large nasal defects. The course features a combination of didactic lectures, panel discussions, case presentations and a surgical video demonstration by Dr. Eugene Tardy. There will be a strong focus on avoiding, managing and treating complications. A coding session will be offered with helpful tips for reimbursement.

FEATURED SPEAKERS :
  • Shan R. Baker, MD
  • Scott P. Bartlett, MD
  • Gary C. Burget, MD
  • Paul J. Carniol, MD, FACS
  • Timothy M. Greco, MD, FACS
  • J. Regan Thomas, MD, FACS
  • Stephen W. Perkins, MD, FACS
  • Edwin F. Williams, III, MD

 

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:
  • "Nicely done, really liked pearls portion."
  • "Excellent conference, enjoyed it very much."
  • "I was delighted at the caliber of the lectures in this conference."
  • "Great review of the fundamentals."
  • "Excellent cases.and debates "

 

REGISTRATION FEES:
Physicians ($525.00) | Residents, Fellows and Allied Health Professionals ($575.00)
(Tuition includes Lecture/Video)
CONTACT INFO :

Contact: Bonnie Rosen @ bonnie.rosen@uphs.upenn.edu

Phone: 215-662-2137 | Fax: 215-662-4515

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
March 13 -15, 2008 @ The Ritz Carlton Hotel (Philadelphia, PA)

This comprehensive three-day continuing medical education program in Rhinology features an outstanding national and international faculty. The course focuses on medical and surgical advances in the management of sino-nasal disease. There will be specific emphasis on the frontal and sphenoid sinuses, chronic rhinosinusitis, skull base surgery, medical therapy, pediatric sinusitis, image guidance and powered instrumentation. Difficult cases, prevention, diagnosis and management of complications arising from sinus disease and surgery will be reviewed.

LIVE SURGERY!! Once again we are excited to offer live surgery at the course! Live surgical cases will be telecasted to the Penn Surgical Theatre where participants will be able to interact with Drs. Kennedy and Palmer while they are operating. Additionally, demonstration cadaver dissections will be presented by Drs. Stamm and Chiu using powered instrumentation and stereotactic surgical navigation systems. The course also offers a cadaver dissection laboratory for hands-on experience with powered instrumentation, drills, and imageguidance systems at every station.

COURSE DIRECTORS:

 

REGISTRATION:
Register early!! It is strongly recommended that you register early for this program. Registration is limited due to seating capacity in the surgical theatre and number of stations in the hands-on laboratory. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis according to the date registration forms and payments are received. All registrations will be confirmed in writing. If you do not receive a confirmation letter please contact our office.

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:
  • "I think it was great and very well organized."
  • "The faculty are a nice mix of young and older surgeons from all over the US and international."
  • "Has a good balance."
  • "Live surgery was beneficial."
  • "I had plenty of opportunities for questions."
  • "The facilities were supreme."

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
Friday-Sunday, February 15-17, 2008 (PRESIDENTS' DAY WEEKEND)
Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco, CA (NEW LOCATION!)

This course has been coordinated through the University of California, San Francisco, the Penn Sleep Centers and the Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. The program is designed to provide a comprehensive review and update on recent advances in sleep apnea and snoring. New approaches and controversies in the management of patients with sleep-disordered breathing will be highlighted. Leaders in the field of sleep science from Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will share their medical and surgical expertise in didactic sessions and during a panel discussion.

COURSE DIRECTORS:
  • Andrew N. Goldberg, MD, MSCE
    Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    University of California, San Francisco CA
  • Eric J. Kezirian, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    University of California, San Francisco CA
  • Richard J. Schwab, MD
    Associate Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia PA

REGISTRATION:
Pre-registration is preferred to ensure that registrants receive a syllabus and CME Certificate at the course. Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or check.

  • Online Registration: www.cme.ucsf.edu
  • Mail Course Registration Form and payment to:
    UCSF Office of CME, P.O. Box 45368, San Francisco, CA 94145-0368
  • Fax Course Registration Form to: 415-502-1795 (please include your credit card number)
  • To register by telephone, please call UCSF's CME Registration Office at 415-476-5808.
  • On-Site Registration: Generally we are able to accommodate onsite registration at our courses. To inquire about registration status, please call UCSF's CME Registration Office or check our web site for up-to-date information on the course.
  • Information and Application Details: BROCHURE (pdf)

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:
  • "Outstanding course in a great location."
  • "Overall an excellent experience for me."
  • "This was the best organized & educationally relevant seminar I have attended in the last 10 years."

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Mini Fellowships for 2007-2008

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
This program is designed for practicing otolaryngologists with a significant interest in endoscopic surgery and management of sinus and nasal problems. The course is a 3 or 4 day one-on-one clinical experience where two participants may spend time with Dr. David Kennedy, Dr. James Palmer and Dr. Alexander Chiu during their office hours, observing them in surgery and performing a cadaveric dissection.

 

AVAILABLE COURSE DATES:

  • Sep.10-13, 2007
  • Oct. 1-4, 2007
  • Nov. 12-15, 2007
  • Dec. 10-13, 2007
  • Jan. 14-17, 2008
  • Feb. 4-7, 2008
  • Apr. 14-17, 2008
  • May 12-15, 2008
  • Jun. 2-5, 2008

 

APPLICATIONS:
Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. If your preferred date is not available, we will offer the next available date. We recommend that you call to check availability and then send in your registration/payment for your preferred date.

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:
  • "The entire Mini fellowship exceeded my expectations. The cadaver dissection was the highlight for me. It was a wonderful learning experience."
  • "Excellent experience."
  • "The expertise in knowledge and technical skill of the surgeon in combination with genuine love of teaching was exceptional"
  • "I appreciated that the fellows and faculty made themselves available during the dissection; excellent opportunity to practice techniques observed in surgery."
  • "I had plenty of opportunities for questions."

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Mini Fellowships for 2007

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

This program is designed for practicing otolaryngologists with a significant interest in endoscopic surgery and management of sinus and nasal problems. The course is a 3 or 4 day one-on-one clinical experience where participants spend time with Dr. David Kennedy, Dr. James Palmer and Dr. Alexander Chiu observing them in surgery and observing during office hours. Participants also have the opportunity to perform a cadaveric dissection and to obtain experience with computer assisted surgical navigation. A maximum of two otolaryngologists is admitted to the mini fellowship at any one time. This allows for a close one-on-one experience with the faculty.

COURSE DIRECTORS:

  • David W. Kennedy, MD
    Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    Vice Dean for Professional Services, Perelman School of Medicine
    Senior Vice President, University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • James N. Palmer, MD
    Associate Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Alexander G. Chiu, MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    University of Pennsylvania Health System

 

 

 

 

 

AVAILABLE COURSE DATES:
  • January 15-18, 2007
  • May 21 -24, 2007
  • February 26-28, 2007
  • June 4-7, 2007
  • April 9-12, 2007 (TBA)

REGISTRATION:
Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. If your preferred date is not available, we will offer the next available date. We recommend that you call to check availability and then send in your registration/payment for your preferred date.

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:
  • "The entire Mini fellowship exceeded my expectations. The cadaver dissection was the highlight for me. It was a wonderful learning experience."
  • "Excellent experience."
  • "The expertise in knowledge and technical skill of the surgeon in combination with genuine love of teaching was exceptional"
  • "I appreciated that the fellows and faculty made themselves available during the dissection; excellent opportunity to practice techniques observed in surgery."
  • "I had plenty of opportunities for questions."

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CME Courses for 2007

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
February 16-18, 2007 @ Disney's Boardwalk Hotel (Orlando, FL)

This course has been coordinated through the Penn Sleep Centers and the Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. The program is designed to provide a comprehensive review and update on recent advances in sleep apnea and snoring. New approaches and controversies in the management of patients with sleep-disordered breathing will be highlighted. Leaders in the field of sleep science from Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology, and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine will share their medical and surgical expertise in didactic sessions and during a panel discussion.

COURSE DIRECTORS:
  • Richard J. Schwab, MD
    Associate Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia PA
  • Andrew N. Goldberg, MD, MSCE
    Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    University of California, San Francisco CA

REGISTRATION:
This CME activity offers an early registration discount for registrations received by December 15, 2006. Seating capacity is limited. We encourage participants to register early. Fees include continental breakfast and a refreshment break each day, one ticket to the EPCOT fireworks reception and all course materials. We will confirm all registrations in writing. If you do not receive a confirmation letter within 2-3 weeks of sending in your form, please contact us at 215-662-2137 to be sure that we received your registration.

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:
  • "Outstanding course in a great location."
  • "Overall an excellent experience for me."
  • "This was the best organized and educationally relevant seminar I have attended in the last 10 years."

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CME Courses for 2007

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10, 2007
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

This comprehensive three-day continuing medical education program in Rhinology features an outstanding national and international faculty. The course focuses on medical and surgical advances in the management of sino-nasal disease and is designed for otolaryngologists with prior exposure to Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. There will be specific emphasis on the frontal and sphenoid sinuses, chronic rhinosinusitis, skull base surgery, medical therapy, pediatric sinusitis, image guidance and powered instrumentation. Difficult cases, prevention, diagnosis and management of complications arising from sinus disease and surgery will be reviewed.

Live Surgery!!
Once again we are excited to offer live surgery! Live surgical cases will be telecasted to the Penn Surgical Theatre where participants will be able to interact with Drs. Kennedy and Palmer while they are performing basic and advanced procedures. Additionally, demonstration cadaver dissections that will be presented by Drs. Stammberger and Chiu using powered instrumentation and stereotactic surgical navigation systems. Attendees also have the option of participating in the hands-on cadaver dissection laboratory with powered instrumentation, drills, and imageguidance systems at every station.

REGISTRATION:
It is strongly recommended that you register early for this program. Registration is limited due to seating capacity in the surgical theatre and number of stations in the hands-on laboratory. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis according to the date registration forms and payments are received. All registrations will be confirmed in writing.

If you do not receive a confirmation letter please contact the office at 215-662-2137 or email bonnie.rosen@uphs.upenn.edu. There is a $50.00 discount for all registrations received by January 4, 2007. Please deduct $50.00 from the tuition amount below that applies to you when you send in your payment and registration form. The standard registration fee will apply to all registrations received after this date.

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:
  • "I think it was great and very well organized."
  • "The faculty are a nice mix of young and older surgeons from all over the US and international."
  • "Has a good balance."
  • "Live surgery was beneficial."
  • "I had plenty of opportunities for questions."
  • "The facilities were supreme."

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
Monday-Saturday, May 7-12, 2007
Fantasy Island Resort (Roatan, Honduras)

This four day continuing medical education program is intended for Otolaryngologists and related health care providers interested in a broad spectrum of topics in the field of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery. The course will include a review and update of recent advances in rhinology, head and neck cancer, pediatric otolaryngology, otology/neurotology, rhinoplasty and laryngology.

REGISTRATION:
The registration fee for this program is $750.00. The registration fee includes course materials, continental breakfast, afternoon refreshments and a welcome reception. A reduced fee for residents is $550.00. Please send a letter from your department verifying your residency status.

 

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:
  • "Let's keep doing this."
  • "Excellent mix of diving and academic."
  • "Excellent mix of clinical and basic science/research."
  • "Overall good experience and learning."
  • "Great course, very efficient and relaxing format."

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The Perelman School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. These activities have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

For more information on any of these or upcoming events please contact:
Bonnie Rosen
Manager of Residency, CME, and Special Events
Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 5th Floor Silverstein, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Ph. 215-662-2137 | Fax: 215-662-4515
Email: bonnie.rosen@uphs.upenn.edu

If you would like to contact the University of Pennsylvania Office of Continuing Medical Education, go to their website at www.med.upenn.edu/cme or call (215) 898-8005.