80039586 - Fourth Annual Atlantic Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Update

Fourth Annual Atlantic Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Update Banner

Date & Location
Saturday, February 18, 2017 6:15 AM - Monday, February 20, 2017 12:00 PM   Caribe Hilton, San Juan, PR

Target Audience


Changes in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery are occurring at a rapid pace including advances in transoral robotic surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery, diagnosis and treatment of patients with head and neck cancer, and the assessment and treatment of hearing loss. The goal of this course is to provide health care practitioners with a comprehensive update on current practices in all fields of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for practicing otolaryngologists – head and neck surgeons, nurses, speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Some course lectures will also be intended for facial plastic surgeons, endocrine surgeons, neurosurgeons, and pediatricians.


After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
  1. List new concepts in the treatment of head and neck cancer.
  2. Discuss the use of balloon sinuplasty in the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis.
  3. Outline surgical principles for the management of the difficult nasal septum.
  4. Utilize surgical techniques and practice management to incorporate endoscopic approaches to pituitary adenoma.
  5. Review the current diagnosis and management of allergic fungal sinusitis.
  6. Discuss current trends and research in the management of ankyloglossia.
  7. Recognize the proper evaluation of pediatric neck masses.
  8. Describe the workup and management of sudden hearing loss.
  9. Discuss the principles of laryngotracheal reconstruction.
  10. Utilize safe techniques for in-office injection laryngoplasty.
  11. Discuss the role of antibiotics in the treatment of chronic sinusitis.
  12. Use proper techniques for facial nerve monitoring during parotid surgery.
  13. Discuss the role of mastoid obliteration in the management of chronic otitis media.
  14. Use effective surgical principles in revision sinus surgery.
  15. Discuss new concepts in the management of tinnitus.
  16. Review surgical principles in endoscopic DCR.
  17. Utilize safe and effective techniques in pediatric tracheostomy.
  18. Discuss principles in the management of laryngeal trauma.
  19. Review the role of gastroesophageal reflux on laryngeal disorders.
  20. Outline surgical techniques for difficult thyroid surgery.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and University of Puerto Rico. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

This program is offered for  1.7 CEUs (Various level; Professional area)

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