Course Description

With recent advances in endoscopic treatment of disorders of the sinuses, Eustachian tube, and ear, it is imperative that otolaryngologists are up to date on the latest surgical techniques. The first day of this course will highlight rhinologic topics, including surgery of the skull base, frontal sinus, and orbit. The second day will focus on treatment of Eustachian tube dysfunction. Balloon dilation techniques of the sinuses and Eustachian tube will be discussed and demonstrated. The third day will be dedicated to cutting-edge technologies for endoscopic ear surgery. Learning formats will include lectures, panel discussions, live surgery, and hands-on dissection laboratory of fresh cadaver specimens by limited subscription.

Learning Objectives

 Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize the latest surgical techniques for the treatment of patients with chronic sinusitis and otitis
  • Integrate current methods for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with Eustachian Tube Disorders
  • Describe the role of balloon dilation to enhance drainage and ventilation of the sinonasal and otologic pathways
  • Apply a team-based approach to treat patients with disorders of the pituitary and skull base

Target Audience

The target audience includes specialty physicians surgeons and otolaryngologists and rhinologists.

ABMS/ACGME Competencies

The course is designed to meet the following American Board of Medical Specialties and Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Educational competencies:

  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement

IOM Competencies

The course is designed to meet the following Institute of  Medicine competencies:

  • Provide Patient-Centered Care
  • Work in Interdisciplinary Teams
  • Employ Evidence-Based Practice

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