Department of Otorhinolaryngology


CME: Continuing Medical Education

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery offers a series of accredited Continuing Medical Education programs for practicing Otolaryngologists. Led by experts in the field, courses and conferences are developed in accordance with the guidelines of the ACCME and are planned in concert with the CME Office at the Perelman School of Medicine.

The department's goal is to offer a series of engaging, educational programs in order to educate physicians and enable them to advance their knowledge and remain on the cutting-edge of their specialty.

Upcoming Programs

2015 CME Courses

Past CME Courses

Penn's prior CME programs have been archived for reference.
To view a complete listing of prior courses click here.


21st Annual Advances in

Diagnosis and Treatment of

Sleep Apnea and Snoring


February 13 – 15, 2015 (Presidents’ Day Weekend)

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 


  • The Future of Sleep Medicine
  • Indications for Home and Inpatient Sleep Studies with CMS Update
  • Surgery for OSA and Snoring: State-of-the-Art in 2015
  • Nasal Surgery and OSA – Does It Help?
  • New Technologies and Surgical Techniques for OSA including Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
  • Utility of CPAP Tracking Systems and AutoPAP
  • Obesity Treatments: Diets, Medications, and Bariatric Surgery
  • Update in Oral Appliance Therapy
  • Techniques for Upper Airway Evaluation, including Imaging and Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy
  • Indications for Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation, Oral Pressure Therapy, Palatal Implants, and Upper Airway Exercises
  • Complementary and Alternative Medications to Treat Sleep Disorders
  • OSA in the Elderly


  • Sleep Board Review: Polysomnography and Artifacts
  • Practical Techniques in OSA Surgery
  • How to Manage a Sleep Practice in 2015: Lessons Leaned and What to do with Home Sleep Studies
  • Surgical Case Presentations


Richard J. Schwab, MD

Andrew N. Goldberg, MD, MSCE

Eric J. Kezirian, MD, MPH 


  • Nice overview of relevant topics.
  • Presented some interesting concepts for future study.
  • Excellent, cutting edge.
  • Fantastic
  • Very interesting perspective.
  • Good review and practical guidelines.
  • 1st time attendee to this conference and very happy I chose to join colleagues… fast paced and nice comprehensive look at multiple aspects of sleep spectrum.
  • Great global view, well balanced.Learned a lot!Very practical.Thought provoking.
  • My favorite conference- nice balance.


Before December 15, 2014 = $675.00

After December 15, 201 = $725.00

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

(Tuition includes Fireworks Reception at Epcot)


For hotel reservations go to the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa


For more information contact:Cathy Lafferty at

Phone: 215-349-5382; Fax 215-662-4515