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This is a three-day, comprehensive CME program offering interactive, didactic, evidence-based, learning for Otolaryngologists and Allergists. This course intends to embrace and analyze challenges and controversies associated with sino-nasal and allergic disorders. It also offers a hands-on cadaver laboratory dissection for those Otolaryngologists interested in honing or expanding their endoscopic surgery skills.

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Program Highlights

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“Advanced Rhinology 2016: Endoscopic Surgery & Allergy” is a three day, comprehensive CME program offering interactive, didactic, evidence based, learning for Otolaryngologist and Allergists.  This course intends to embrace and analyze challenges and controversies associated with sinonasal and allergic disorders.  It also offers a hands-on cadaver laboratory dissection for those otolaryngologists interested in honing or expanding their endoscopic surgery skills. 

Internationally renowned faculty from seven disciplines of medicine are participating – Allergy & Immunology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Oculoplastic Surgery, Otolaryngology/Rhinology, & Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery will.  The unique meeting format permits the most comprehensive Rhinology program of its kind. The initial day of lectures are conjoined for all registrants, and on day-two and three, medical and surgical rhinology presentations are offered in separate adjoining auditoria. This three-day CME program contains 5-days of educational content that can be subsequently accessed by all registrants online.

Otolaryngologists can sign up for either 1 or 2 sessions with “hands-on” endoscopic fresh cadaver dissection.

In the cadaver laboratory, otolaryngologists will have the opportunity to evaluate several technologies such as: surgical navigation, powered instrumentation, balloon technology, and hand instruments for complete endoscopic surgical dissection of the paranasal sinuses. For those registrants seeking to perform more advanced procedures in the laboratory appropriate technologies have been requested from our course vendors such as: angled 70° telescopes, drill tips and advanced hand instrumentation. 


CME Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:

Medical Rhinology

  • Discuss classification and pathophysiology of rhinosinusitis
  • Explain relevance of microbial cultures and microbial DNA analysis in management of chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Explain the importance of allergic mechanisms in rhinosinusitis
  • Discuss the role of extra-esophageal reflux in sinonasal disease
  • Discuss chronic nasopharyngitis as a culprit of recurrent “sinus” infections
  • Discuss the role of immune and auto-immune dysfunction in rhinosinusitis
  • Describe evidence based medical therapies for rhinitis and rhinosinusitis
  • Discuss the role and management of asthma, nasal polyps and aspirin sensitivity in chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Describe pathophysiology of allergic rhinitis and discuss avoidance, pharmacology and immunotherapy strategies in management
  • Discuss controversies surrounding selection of antigens in immunotherapy
  • Describe advances in sublingual immunotherapy
  • Understand controversies in the current management of fungus associated rhinosinusitis
  • Discuss the emerging role of biologics in management of recalcitrant  chronic rhinosinusitis and asthma
  • Discuss controversies in medical and surgical management of a migraine patient
  • Describe quality measures and reimbursement in rhinology and allergy

Surgical Rhinology

  • Describe clinically relevant sinonasal/orbital anatomy and physiology
  • Discuss the role of surgery in chronic and recurrent acute sinusitis
  • Explain proper management of cerebrospinal fluid leaks
  • Discuss the role of surgery in management of a migraine patient
  • Discuss the surgical steps in routine complete endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Discuss surgical strategies for the management of frontal sinus disease
  • Discuss surgical management of Eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Explain the role of surgery in vasomotor rhinitis
  • Discuss management of skull base defects and tumors
  • Explain technology advances in the treatment of rhinosinusitis

Hands-on Cadaver Laboratory

  • Utilize basic hand instrumentation for endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Describe techniques for best visualization of the maxillary sinus ostium
  • Describe endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Perform lateral canthotomy and cantholysis
  • Perform soft-tissue shaver sinus resections of sinus tissues
  • Describe endoscopic trans-sphenoidal approach to pituitary gland followed by nasoseptal flap repair
  • Discuss technologies for frontal sinus procedures
  • Discuss the risks of improper use of the surgical technology
  • Perform balloon dilation of frontal recess
  • Discuss the steps of Modified Lothrop / Draf III Procedure


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