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

2016 CME Courses

              July 14 - 15, San Francisco, CA

2017 CME Courses

  • 23rd Annual Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring

              February 17 - 19, Disney Boardwalk Inn Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL

             (REGISTRATION OPENS FALL 2016)

Download Postcard

Past CME Courses

Penn's prior CME programs have been archived for reference.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



July 14 – 15, 2016, Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Francisco, California


TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) was first developed in 2004 and in 2009 the FDA cleared robotic surgery for selected malignancies of the oral cavity, pharynx and larynx and all benign tumors. Since that time there has been rapid adoption of this technology of the Head and Neck Surgery.   The 1st and 2nd International TransOral Robotic Surgery Conferences were held at the University of Pennsylvania and were a great success. The 3rd International TransOral Robotic Surgery Conference will be a collaborative effort between The University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, and Celebration Health. 


This program is designed for Otolaryngologists, all specialty 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 includes TORS lectures by international experts, cadaver dissections, training and live surgery. 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
  • TORS for HPV Related Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • TORS Sleep Apnea Surgery





 Chris Holsinger, MD, Stanford University

 Gregory S. Weinstein, MD, University of Pennsylvania

 J. Scott Magnuson, MD, University of Central Florida

 Bert W. O’Malley, Jr., MD, University of Pennsylvania



Claudio Cernea, MD

Alexander Dimitrios Colevas, MD

Surender Dabas, MD

Umamaheswar Duvvuri, MD, PhD

Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD

Eric Genden, MD

Neil D. Gross, MD

Patrick Ha, MD

Paul Hoff, MD

Yoon Woo Koh, MD

Dennis Kraus, MD

Stephan Lang, MD

Alexander Lin, MD

Balazs B. Lörincz, MD, PhD

Eduardo Mendez, MD, MPH

Eric J. Moore, MD

Christopher Rassekh, MD

Dr. Raymond Tsang

Olivier M. VanDerveken, MD, PhD

Sue S. Yom, MD, PhD




A very special discounted physician rate is offered to the FIRST 50 PAID REGISTRANTS

ONLY!  Be one of the first to register!




Early Registration (Until May 1, 2016):              $600.00

Late Registration (After May 1, 2016):              $700.00


Residents, Fellows, Nurses,

NursePractitioners, Physician Assistants:            $300.00


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




Hyatt Regency

5 Embarcadero Center

San Francisco, California  94111, U.S.A.



Since the Gold Rush days of 1849 San Francisco’s waterfront has prospered.  Today the Embarcadero waterfront anchors one of the world’s most majestic skylines and flourishing locations.  With its “in the heart of everything” address, visits to the city always include a look at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco’s famous 17 story atrium lobby.  Close to dining, shopping, transportation and attractions, the Hyatt Regency is an ideal destination to take in the beauty of the city. The Hyatt Regency San Francisco is adjacent to the Embarcadero Center featuring over 70 retail shops and restaurants. The Historic San Francisco Cable Car, Ferry Building and waterfront are steps from the hotel entrance.

A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency for the TORS Conference at a special group rate of $265.00 per night, based on availability.  Please reserve your room early to get the group rate.  MAKE YOUR ROOM RESERVATIONS NOW.



The dates of this TORS Meeting are July 14–15, 2016, ending the Friday afternoon prior to the AHNS 9th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer meeting being held July 16 – 20, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. There are many flights in the afternoon between San Francisco and Seattle, making travel easy from one conference to the other.


Submission Opens: March 1, 2016

Submission Closes (DEADLINE EXTENDED): June 1, 2016

Notification: June 15, 2016


  • Submit abstract in pdf format via email to: .
  • Abstracts should be a maximum of 150 words to include study objectives, methods, results and conclusion.
  • All abstracts will be forwarded to the review committee; you will be notified of acceptance in writing by June 15, 2016.
  • All accepted abstracts are for POSTER PRESENTATION ONLY.


For more information contact:

Phone: 215-349-5691