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Scientific session and new research highlights from the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Meeting

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. Sessions of interest include:

Scientific Sessions

Friday, April 29

1:10 pm - Presidential Keynote Lecture-Dr. Rodney Lusk, Director, Boys Town Ear, Nose & Throat Institute, Omaha, Nebraska"Contemporary Management of Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis"

2:20 pm - Cochlear Implants Under 6 Months

Saturday, April 30

8:07 am - Heavy Metals Exposure and Hearing Loss in US Adolescents

8:56 am - Tonsillectomy is an Effective Treatment for Airway Replacement and Regeneration

9:10 am - Invited Bluestone Lecture-Dr. Martin Birchall, Professor of Laryngology, University College London, "New Breath: New Approaches to Airway Replacement and Regeneration

2:00 pm -Invited Karl Storz Lecture-Prof. Noel Garabedian is Professor and Chairman of ORL, Paris VI University, Armand-Trousseau's hospital, Paris, France. "Surgical Management of Laryngeal Clefts"

Sunday, May 1

11:11 am - Complications of Otitis Media: The Possible Impact from Pneumonoccal Vaccine and American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines

11:25 am - Pediatric Exposure to Choking Hazard Foods is Significantly Associated with Parental Knowledge of Choking Hazard Foods


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

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