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Presidential keynote address and new research highlights from the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology meeting
Date:4/24/2011

Chicago, IL - The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) will hold its annual meeting, April 29 May 1, during the 2011 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) - a joint meeting of eight otolaryngological societies in Chicago, IL.

During the ASPO meeting, hundreds of pieces of new research and dozens of scientific sessions featuring expert panelists will be presented focusing on children's ear, nose, and throat health. National health statistics reveal that pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders remain among the primary reasons children visit a physician, with ear infections ranking as the number one reason for an appointment. All sessions are embargoed until date and time of presentation. Here are some of the lectures and sessions that will be unveiled during the meeting:

Presidential Keynote Lecture - Contemporary Management of Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Speaker: Rodney Lusk, MD
Date: Friday, April 29, 2011
Time: 1:10 1:45pm

Chicago, IL Rodney P. Lusk, MD, Director, Boys Town Ear, Nose & Throat Institute and Director, Cochlear Implant Center in Omaha, NE, will give the Presidential Keynote Lecture, "Contemporary Management of Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis" at the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology annual meeting in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Lusk's Presidential Keynote address will give a "snap shot" of Pediatric Otolaryngologists current management of pediatric chronic sinusitis. This was accomplished through an electronic poll of ASPO members.

He will highlight the following key points:

  • 75% of Pediatric Otolaryngologists practice in Academic settings
  • Primary therapies continue to be broad spectrum antibiotics
  • Topical nasal steroid spray and nasal irrigation usage
  • CT scans continue to be the primary mode of imaging
  • Adenoidectomy is the first surgical intervention with anterior ethmoid and maxillary antrostomies to follow
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