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AAO-HNSF 2012 daily miniseminars highlights

September 7, 2012

AAO-HNSF 2012 Daily Miniseminars Highlights

Embargoed until the time/day of each miniseminar

Sunday, September 9 Wednesday, September 12

Alexandria, VA Ear, nose, throat, and head and neck physicians from around the world will gather to share the latest scientific research and industry insights at the 2012 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF), at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Reporters will have access to the latest research and clinical advances in the field of otolaryngologyhead and neck surgery. Miniseminar highlights include the latest research on aging, facial plastic surgery, sleep apnea, chronic rhinosinusitis, and management of hearing loss.

The meeting will feature approximately 100 miniseminars, 250 scientific sessions, 445 posters, and 350 instruction course hours for attendees. For more information on our upcoming miniseminars, please review below the scientific presentations on a variety of topics. Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Misdiagnoses of Aging

Category: General Otolaryngology

Robert T. Sataloff, MD (moderator); Karen M. Kost, MD; Ozlem E. Tulunay-Ugur, MD; Michael J. Pitman, MD; David E. Eibling, MD; Brian J. McKinnon, MD

Date/Time: Sunday, September 9, 2012; 10:30 am 11:50 am

"The Misdiagnoses of Aging" miniseminar illustrates the potential misdiagnoses of aging and highlights the management of common geriatric symptoms. More,

Monday, September 10, 2012

Challenging Cough Cases: A New Frontier in Otolaryngology

Category: General Otolaryngology

Kenneth W. Altman, MD (moderator); John H. Krouse, MD, PhD; Amber U. Luong, MD; Todd A. Loehrl, MD; Thomas L. Carroll, MD; Jean Abitol, MD

Date/Time: Monday, September 10, 2012; 8:00 am 9:20 am

Acute and chronic cough are responsible for three percent of ambulatory medical visits, impaired quality of life, and over-the-counter self-medication expenses in excess of $3.6 billion in the United States. More,

CHAT: Outcomes of a Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating Adenotonsillectomies for Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Category: Pediatric Otolaryngology

Susan L. Garetz, MD (moderator); Lisa M. Elden, MD; J. Paul Willging, MD; Dwight T. Jones, MD; Ron B. Mitchell, MD

Date/Time: Monday, September 10, 2012; 9:30 am 10:20 am

New research at the annual meeting will discuss adenotonsillectomies in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in children. More,

Practice-Based Research in Your Practice

Category: Business of Medicine

Debara L. Tucci, MD (moderator); Kristine A. Schulz, MD; Jerry M. Schreibstein, MD; David L. Witsell, MD

Date/Time: Monday, September 10, 2012; 9:30 am 10:20 am

What are the basics of practice-based research? Join an interactive discussion with your peers in this miniseminar on the challenges and benefits of incorporating research into your practice. More,

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Global Health 2012: Our Academy around the World

Category: Business of Medicine

Gregory W. Randolph, MD (moderator); James L. Netterville, MD; Rodney P. Lusk, MD; David W. Kennedy, MD; K.J. Lee, MD; Eugene N. Myers, MD, FRCS Ed (Hon.); James E. Saunders, MD; Nancy L. Snyderman, MD; J. Pablo Stolovitzky, MD; Johan J. Fagan, MBChB, FRCORL (SA); Jaime Fandino Izundegui, MD; Bernard G. Fraysse, MD; George Muhlfay, MD; Kenglu Tan, MD; Ngoc Dung Nguyen Thi, MD

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 2012; 8:00 am 10:30 am

Specialty experts will present an international symposium focused on Academy relations and activities in a variety of key regions around the globe. More,

Evidence-Based Post-Operative Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Category: Rhinology/Allergy

Jivianne T. Lee, MD (moderator); Joseph Han, MD (moderator); Peter H. Hwang, MD; Scott P. Stringer, MD

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 2012; 9:30 am 10:20 am

"Evidence-Based Post-Operative Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis" will discuss the many treatment options for chronic rhinosinusitis from an evidence-based perspective. More,

The Difficult Wound: Prevention and Management

Category: Head and Neck Surgery

Donald T. Weed, MD (moderator); Joshua D. Hornig, MD; Urjeet Patel, MD; D. Gregory Farwell, MD; Douglas B. Chepeha, MD

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 2012; 10:30 am 11:50 am

Strategies for preventing and managing difficult wounds will be discussed in this case based, interactive miniseminar.

Robotics in Otolaryngology: Can We Afford It?

Category: General Otolaryngology

Ravi N. Samy, MD (moderator); Brian J. McKinnon, MD; Robert F. Labadie, MD; Bert W. O'Malley, MD

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 2012; 10:30 am 11:50 am

Robotics has a significant role in numerous surgical disciplines, including otolaryngology. Although there has been significant growth and impact of robotics in the field of otolaryngology, challenges and hurdles of how to afford this technology remain. More,

Finding Balance in a Surgical Career

Category: Business of Medicine

Lawrence M. Simon, MD (moderator); Ayesha N. Khalid, MD (moderator); Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD; Anthony E. Magit, MD; Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH;

Lizabeth F. Clarke, MD

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 2012; 10:30 am 11:50 am

This miniseminar will focus on maintaining work-life balance as a physician, and strategies for maximizing time efficiency. More,

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Rapid Review: The Guidelines in Pediatric Otolaryngology

Category: Pediatric Otolaryngology

Jennifer J. Shin, MD (moderator); Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH; Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH; Ron B. Mitchell, MD; Debra G. Weinberger, MD

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 12, 2012; 8:00 am 9:20 am

This miniseminar will examine AAO-HNSF clinical practice guidelines in pediatric otolaryngology. Key action statements, potential controversies, implementation strategies, and challenges will be discussed More,

Imaging Update: What's New, What's Used, and What Works

Category: Head and Neck Surgery

Michael G. Moore, MD (moderator); Lisa A. Orloff, MD; Jonas T. Johnson, MD; Christine G. Gourin, MD

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 12, 2012; 9:30 am 10:20 am

This interactive miniseminar will discuss imaging modalities useful in the assessment of patients with benign and malignant neoplasms of the head and neck. More,

Military Otolaryngology and Blast Injuries

Category: General Otolaryngology

Michael S. Xydakis, MD (moderator); Michael E. Hoffer, MD; Travis J. Pfannenstiel, MD

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 12, 2012; 8:00 am 9:20 am

Sports and other impact injuries are a significant public health concern, and this miniseminar discusses the diagnosis of brain injury and the role of the military otolaryngology surgeon in treating blast injuries. More,

Getting Published: What's New, What Works

Category: General Otolaryngology

Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (moderator); Courtney Pugh; Eileen M. Cavanagh, MPS; Cecelia E. Schmalbach, MD; Jeanne McIntyre, CAE

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 12, 2012; 9:30 am 10:20 am

This miniseminar will provide helpful tips on getting published in medical journals and discuss trends and new topics in biomedical publishing. The session will emphasize explicit strategies to help authors successfully navigate the editorial peer review process from several viewpoints: publisher, editor in chief, managing editor, peer reviewer, and media experts. More,

Management of Presbycusis: Central and Peripheral

Category: Otology/Neurotology

Kourosh Parham, MD (moderator); George A. Gates, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD; Frank R. Lin, MD; Daniel H. Coelho, MD

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 12, 2012; 8:00 am 9:20 am

The growing geriatric population faces an increase in hearing loss and cognitive decline. This miniseminar discusses central auditory testing, a simple cognitive test to assist aural rehabilitation. More,


Contact: Mary Stewart
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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