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

2014 CME Courses

2014 Resident Training

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Penn's prior CME programs have been archived for reference.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:

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. 

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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:

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.

To register online, CLICK HERE.

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:
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.  

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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.

To register online, CLICK HERE.

 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:
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!”

 

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.

REGISTER NOW.

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.  Click here to make your room reservations online.

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.  Buy your Amtrak tickets online now.

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