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 also offers resident training programs that are non-CME accredited.

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

2017 CME Courses


              February 17 - 19, 2017, Disney Boardwalk Inn Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL (DL)



Download the Brochure!The Penn Distinguished Skull Base Professorship and Forum jointly coordinated through the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and the Neurosurgery Departments at the University of Pennsylvania, will be held on May 8th, 2017 at the John Morgan Reunion Auditorium on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. The Penn Distinguished Skull Base Professorship and Forum will provide an exciting educational experience for both otolaryngologists and neurosurgeons and will feature lectures, panel discussions, and demonstration dissections. Please see the attached brochure for the full program schedule. Click the thumbnail image for the brochure.


To register: SkullBaseProfessorshipandForum



 2017 Resident Training

  • 5th Annual PGY3 SIMFEST    SAVE THE DATE!

             May 20, 2017, Penn Medicine Clinical Simulation Center, Philadelphia, PA


This one-day program for PGY3 ORL Residents provides the opportunity to hone cognitive and psychomotor skills.  Hands-on learning opportunities include temporal bone surgery, micro-vascular and local flap procedures, ultrasound skills and laryngeal surgery – all accomplished with simulators. We will also simulate complex airway scenarios, focusing on diagnosis, and appropriate management of both the patient and the team. 
Fee for Residents: $250.

COURSE DIRECTORS: James Kearney:; Kelly Malloy:; Sonya Malekzadeh:; Ellen Deutsch:; Luv Javia:

Past CME Courses

Penn's prior CME programs have been archived for reference.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





Course Highlights

  • The Future of Sleep Medicine

  • Home & Inpatient Sleep Studies w CMS Update

  • Surgery for OSA & Snoring: State-of-the-Art in 2017

  • Nasal Surgery & OSA – Does it Help?

  • Central Sleep Apnea and ASV

  • Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy

  • TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS)

  • Hypoglossal Nerve Simulation

  • CPAP Tracking Systems and Auto-PAP

  • Obesity Treatments: Diets, Meds, & Bariatric Surgery

  • The Microbiome and How it Relates to Obesity & OSA

  • Update in Oral Appliance Therapy

  • Driving and OSA

  • Upper Airway Evaluation including Imaging

  • Complementary & alternative Medications in OSA

  • New Treatments for Sleep Apnea

Breakout Sessions

  • Polysomnography and Medical Case Presentations

  • Practical Techniques in OSA Surgery

  • How to Manage a Sleep Practice in 2017:Lessons Learned and What to Do With Home Sleep Studies

  • Surgical Case Presentations

Course Directors:

Richard Schwab, MD

Andrew Goldberg, MD, MSCE

Eric Kezirian, MD, MPH

Contact Information:

Contact Mary Hamburg at

Registration Fees:

Before December 1st - $675.00

After December 1st - $725.00

Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Sleep Technicians, Residents, Fellows - $600.00