Endoscopic Surgery of the Sinuses, Eustachian
Tube, and Ear

New 3-Day Course
March 31 – April 2, 2014

Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Boston, Massachusetts

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COURSE OVERVIEW

With recent advances in endoscopic treatment of disorders of the sinuses, Eustachian tube, and ear, it is imperative that otolaryngologists are up to date on the latest surgical techniques. The first day of this course will highlight rhinologic topics, including surgery of the skull base, frontal sinus, and orbit. The second day will focus on treatment of Eustachian tube dysfunction. Balloon dilation techniques of the Eustachian tube will be discussed and demonstrated. The third day will be dedicated to cutting-edge technologies for endoscopic ear surgery. Learning format will include lectures, panel discussions, and hands-on dissection laboratory of fresh cadaver specimens by limited subscription.

OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify patients who are appropriate candidates for advanced sinus surgery techniques, including:
    • Endoscopic surgery of the skull base
    • Frontal sinus drillout and obliteration
    • Balloon sinus dilation
    • Orbital decompression and DCR
  • Apply the latest management strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of Eustachian tube and other otologic disorders including:
    • Balloon dilation of the Eustachian tube
    • Eustachian tuboplasty (laser and microdebrider)
    • Surgery for patulous Eustachian tube
    • Surgery for cholesteatoma

ACCREDITATION

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS.

One AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©), therefore up to 24 ECMEC© Credits are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE*

Monday, March 31st

7:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00

Welcome – Ralph Metson, MD

8:10

Sinus surgery in 2014: Update on the latest technologies

8:30

FESS: Structured journey or aimless wandering? (Schlosser)

9:00

Mastering the frontal sinus: Balloons to drillout (Holbrook)

9:30

How to avoid complications in sinus surgery (Gray)

10:00

Coffee Break

10:30

Endoscopic septoplasty: A new twist on an old procedure (Bleier)

10:50

Repair of CSF leaks: A treatment algorithm (Reh)

11:20

Endoscopic control of epistaxis (Gray)

11:40

Evidence-based treatment of nasal polyposis (Schlosser)

12:10

Endoscopic DCR for lacrimal obstruction (Metson)

12:30

Lunch Break

1:30

Endoscopic approach to the anterior cranial fossa and pituitary (Reh)

2:00

Balloon dilation of the sinuses: Patient selection and clinical outcomes (Metson)

2:30

Endoscopic skull base surgery: Lessons learned (Schlosser)

3:00

Endoscopic orbital decompression (Metson)

3:30

Coffee Break

4:00

Panel discussion and case presentations

• Management of frontal sinus mucoceles

• Fungal disease and recurrent sinusitis

• Orbital complications during sinus surgery

• Inverted papilloma: Endoscopic vs. external approaches

6:00

Reception and Cocktails

7:00

Dinner at the Harvard Faculty Club, Harvard Square, Cambridge MA

Tuesday, April 1st

7:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00

Welcome – Dennis Poe, MD

8:10

Updates in anatomy and physiology of the Eustachian tube (Poe)

8:30

Diagnosis and management of Eustachian tube dysfunction (Poe)

9:00

Eustachian tube function testing (Sudhoff)

9:30

Principles of Eustachian tube surgery and balloon dilation (Poe)

10:00

Coffee Break

10:30

Pitfalls and complications of Eustachian tube surgery (Poe)

10:45

Eustachian tuboplasty: A rhinologist’s perspective (Metson)

11:00

Balloon Eustachian tuboplasty (Sudhoff)

11:30

Management of the patulous Eustachian tube (Poe)

12:00

Lunch Break

12:30

SOLD OUT
Dissection Laboratory IA - Sinus and Eustachian Tube Techniques

3:30

Dissection Laboratory IB - Sinus and Eustachian Tube Techniques
(Registered Participants Only)

• Balloon dilation of the Eustachian tube and sinuses

• Endoscopic approaches to the skull base

• Frontal sinus drillout

• Microdebrider Eustachian tuboplasty

• Endoscopic arterial ligation

• Endoscopic septoplasty

• Endoscopic DCR/orbital decompression

• Endoscopic repair of patulous Eustachian tube

6:30

Adjournment

Wednesday, April 2nd

7:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00

Welcome – Daniel Lee, MD

8:10

Principles of endoscopic ear surgery (Tarabichi)

8:30

Endoscopic anatomy (Nogueira)

9:00

Endoscopic approach to cholesteatoma (Pothier)

9:30

Introducing EES into your surgical practice (Pothier)

10:00

Coffee Break

10:30

Dissection Laboratory IIA – Endoscopic Ear Surgery: Basic Techniques
(Registered Participants Only)

• Endoscopic transcanal tympanotomy

• Endoscopic identification of middle ear anatomy

• Endoscopic medial graft tympanoplasty

• Endoscopic canalplasty and atticotomy

12:30

Lunch Break

1:30

Functional minimally invasive approach for excision of cholesteatoma (Poe)

2:00

EES of the inner ear and skull base (Tarabichi)

2:30

Endoscopic ear and skull base surgery at MEEI (Lee)

3:00

Taking EES into the future (Nogueira)

3:30

Coffee Break

4:00

Dissection Laboratory IIB – Endoscopic Ear Surgery: Advanced Techniques
(Registered Participants Only)

• Endoscopic transcanal lateral graft tympanoplasty

• Endoscopic ossiculoplasty

• Endoscopic approach to the attic via mastoidectomy

• Endoscopic transcanal approach to the inner ear and petrous apex

6:00

Adjournment

*Program changes/substitutions may be made without notice.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Course Number #342484

Tuition Fee: Lectures Only $850 (USD)
Dissection Lab I (Tuesday): $1000 (USD)
Dissection Lab II (Wednesday): $1100 (USD)
Registration by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express) can be made by clicking here.

ACGME COMPETENCIES

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies:

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement

INQUIRIES

By phone 617-384-8600, Monday–Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM (EST)
or by email hms-cme@hms.harvard.edu.

ONLINE INFORMATION

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DISCLOSURE POLICY

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME essential areas, standards, and policies. It is HMS’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers, and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitiations of data and unabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

COURSE LOCATION

All sessions for this course will be held at: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 243 Charles Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 (Telephone: 617-523-7900).



Course #342484





Offered by

Directors
Ralph Metson, MD

Director, Rhinology Fellowship Program
Clinical Professor
Department of Otology & Laryngology
Harvard Medical School

Dennis Poe, MD PhD
Director of Otology
Children’s Hospital Boston
Associate Professor
Department of Otology & Laryngology
Harvard Medical School

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CO-DIRECTORS

Stacey T. Gray, MD
Co-Director, Sinus Center Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary Assistant Professor Department of Otology & Laryngology
Harvard Medical School

Eric Holbrook, MD
Co-Director, Sinus Center Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary Assistant Professor Department of Otology & Laryngology
Harvard Medical School

Daniel J. Lee, MD
Director, Pediatric Ear, Hearing and Balance Center Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Associate Professor Department of Otology and Laryngology
Harvard Medical School

INVITED GUEST FACULTY

João Flávio Nogueira, MD
Assistant Professor Universidade Estadual do Ceará
Department of Otolaryngology
Ceará, Brazil

David Pothier, MBChB MSc FRCS Assistant Professor Department of Otolaryngology
University of Toronto
Toronto General Hospital, Canada

Douglas D. Reh, MD
Residency Program Director Assistant Professor Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Rodney J. Schlosser, MD
Professor and Director of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC

Holger Sudhoff, MD PhD FRCS Professor and Chairman Department of Otolaryngology Klinikum Bielefeld Bielefeld, Germany

Muaaz Tarabichi, MD
Head of ENT Otolaryngology Department American Hospital of Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates



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