From their findings, researchers noted that different institutions have different approachs to common problems in management of the cleft lip and nasal deformity. The authors support the goals of the Specialty Surgery Committee of the AAFPRS in fostering collaboration between cleft surgeons within the pediatric otolaryngology and the facial plastic surgery subspecialties.
What's New in Implantable Hearing Devices
Presenters: William Slattery, MD (moderator); Craig Buchman, MD; Jose Fayad, MD; Cliff Megerian, MD; John Dornhoffer, MD
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Room 253
Boston, MA The past ten years have seen the introduction of new devices for treatment of sensorineural hearing loss and innovations being made in cochlear implant technology.
In a paper presented at the 2010 American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in Boston, researchers sought to explore current cochlear implant technology, as well as an overview of technology in development.
The current FDA-approved devices were presented at the seminar, with a brief overview of the products in development, and FDA trials most likely to have a significant impact on patients' hearing loss.
The researchers noted that the general otolaryngologist should be able to understand implant systems available for treatment of mild to moderate sensorineural hearing loss.
Cultural Competency, Health Disparities & Health Literacy
Presenters: Duane Taylor, MD (moderator); Lisa Perry-Gilkes, MD; Ronald Kuppersmith
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American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery