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Presidential keynote address and new research highlights from the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology meeting
Date:4/10/2012

San Diego, CA - The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) will hold its annual meeting, April 18 April 22, during the 2012 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) - a joint meeting of eight otolaryngological societies in San Diego, CA.

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 - Variation in Practice - Unwarranted Interference or Personalized Medicine?
Speaker: Martin Burton, MD
Date: Friday, April 20, 2012
Time: 1:10 1:55pm

San Diego, CA Martin Burton, MD, Director of the United Kingdom Cochrane Centre, the unit responsible for supporting the activities Cochrane contributors in the UK, Ireland and the Middle East will give the Presidential Keynote Lecture, "Variation in Practice - Unwarranted Interference or Personalized Medicine?" at the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology annual meeting in San Diego, CA.

Dr. Burton is a Consultant Otolaryngologist at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, based at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, and also Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford and Lecturer in Clinical Medicine at Balliol College. He was the founding coordinating editor of the Cochrane Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders Group (www.cochrane-ent.org) and Clinical Lead of the ENT & Audiology Library of the UK's National Library for Health.

He trained as a medical student at Cambridge and Oxford Universities
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