Department of Otorhinolaryngology

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

2016 Resident Training

  • 4th Annual PGY3 ORL SimFest

             April 30, 2016 (NEW DATE), Penn Clinical Simulation Center, Philadelphia, PA

             To register, visit the Sim Center website at: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/simcenter/programs/SIM_Fest/SIM_fest.html

Past CME Courses

Penn's prior CME programs have been archived for reference.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

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

April 9 – 10, 2016, Inn at Penn, 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.

 

 

 

 

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 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 March 1, 2016 rates will increase by $100.00.

Early Registration Fees:

 

Rhinoplasty Lecture Only

$700 Physicians / $300 Residents

 

Rhinoplasty Lecture and Lab (Sunday AM)

$1100 Physicians / $600 Residents

 

Course tuition fees include scheduled meals and breaks, course reception, all course and laboratory (if applicable) materials.  Nurses, physician assistants, and other allied health care professional may register at the Resident rate.

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Register now.

 

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.  Click here to make your room reservations online.

 

CONTACT INFO:

For more information contact Mary Hamburg:

Email: oto-cme@uphs.upenn.edu

Phone: 215-349-5691 | Fax: 215-614-0071

 

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:

  • “Very nice course for both content and organization.”
  • “Very useful presentation.”
  • “Great ability to relay from previous experience.”
  • “Great presentation with clarity.”
  • “Excellent speaker...educator!”
  • “Great course!”
  • “Fantastic!”

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

April 10 – 12, 2016, 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 allergic rhinitis, advanced endoscopic procedures as well as medical and surgical focus on the frontal sinus, 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. Rodney Schlosser and Dr. Philip V. Theodosopoulos. 

Demonstration cadaver dissections will be presented by the Distinguished Skull Base Professors for endoscopic sinus and skull base procedures using powered instrumentation and stereotactic surgical navigation systems.  The course also offers cadaver dissection laboratories for hands-on experience with powered instrumentation, drills and image-guidance systems at every station. 

 

 

 

 

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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:

Rodney J. Schlosser, MD

Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

Philip V. Theodosopoulos, MD 

Professor & Vice-Chair of Neurological Surgery

University of California San Francisco

San Francisco, 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 February 15, 2016 rates will increase by $100.00.

Early Registration Fees:

 Lecture Only

All Rhinology and Skull Base Lectures and Demonstration Dissections (no hands-on lab)

$900 Physicians / $700 Residents

 

Rhinology Track

Single Lab

Rhinology Lectures (Sunday PM and Monday AM), Single Rhinology Lab (Monday PM), and Demonstration Dissections (Tuesday AM)

$1500 Physicians / $1150 Residents

 

Rhinology/Skull Base Track

Single Lab

Rhinology Lectures (Sunday PM and Monday AM), Skull Base Lectures (Monday PM), Demonstration Dissections (Tuesday AM), Rhinology/Skull Base Lab 1 – Basic (Tuesday AM)

$1650 Physicians / $1300 Residents

 

Rhinology/Skull Base Track

Double Lab

Rhinology Lectures (Sunday PM and Monday AM), Skull Base Lectures (Monday PM), Demonstration Dissections (Tuesday AM), Rhinology/Skull Base Lab 1 – Basic (Tuesday AM), Rhinology/Skull Base Lab 2 – Advanced (Tuesday PM)

$2150 Physicians / $1700 Residents

 

 Course tuition fees include scheduled meals and breaks, course reception, all course and laboratory (if applicable) materials.  Nurses, physician assistants, and other allied health care professional may register at the Resident rate.

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Register now.

 

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 $239.00 per night, based on availability.  Please reserve your room early to get the group rate.  Click here to make your room reservations online.

 

CONTACT INFO:

For more information contact Mary Hamburg:

Email: oto-cme@uphs.upenn.edu

Phone: 215-349-5691 | Fax: 215-614-0071

 

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAM ATTENDEES:

  • “Very interesting research. Anxious to hear more.”
  • “Excellent course!”
  • “Very dynamic presentation.”
  • “Good discussion on complex topic.”
  • “Very well done, excellent course.”
  • “Outstanding job of providing excellent cases and moderating the panel. Probably the best panel type presentation I have seen.”
  • “Interesting & challenging cases.”
  • “Well organized, concise.”
  • “Hands-on laboratory was comprehensive, educational, valuable. Faculty was helpful and present.”
  • “Lab faculty was actively helpful.”
  • “Overall this course was superb and I hope to be back next year.”

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

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

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COURSE DIRECTORS:

 

 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

  

FEATURED FACULTY:

 

Robson Capasso, MD

Claudio Cernea, MD

Alexander Dimitrios Colevas, MD

Surender Dabas, MD

Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD

Eric Genden, MD

Paul Hoff, MD

Yoon Woo Koh, MD

Dennis Kraus, MD

Alexander Lin, MD

Balazs B. Lörincz, MD, PhD

Eduardo Mendez, MD, MPH

Christopher Rassekh, MD

Eben L. Rosenthal, MD

Dr. Raymond Tsang

Olivier M. VanDerveken, MD, PhD

Sue S. Yom, MD, PhD

  

REGISTRATION:

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

ONLY!  Be one of the first to register!

 

Physicians:

FIRST 50 PAID REGISTRANTS ONLY:    $550.00

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

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

 

Residents, Fellows, Nurses,

NursePractitioners, Physician Assistants:            $300.00

 

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

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON.

 

LOCATION:

Hyatt Regency

5 Embarcadero Center

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

 

ACCOMMODATIONS:

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.

 

TRAVEL TO THE AHNS 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEAD AND NECK CANCER MEETING IN SEATTLE:

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.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:

Submission Opens: March 1, 2016

Submission Closes: May 1, 2016

Notification: May 15, 2016

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Submit abstract in pdf format via email to: mary.hamburg@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 by May 15, 2016.
  • All accepted abstracts are for POSTER PRESENTATION ONLY.

CONTACT INFO:

For more information contact:
Mary.Hamburg@uphs.upenn.edu

Phone: 215-349-5691