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Winter Meeting

Winter Meeting

Every year, the University of Kansas Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery faculty, fellows, residents, alumni, and guests go on a retreat to enjoy fun and networking combined with a continuing medical education course.  The CME program is designed for surgeons-in-training and practicing physicians to learn the latest in clinical and surgical strategies in general otolaryngology, rhinology, facial plastic surgery, otology, and head and neck cancer. 

The 2020 Winter Meeting is January 10-11, 2020 at the Copper Mountain resort in Colorado. The 2019 meeting was ENT in the Desert in Scottsdale, Arizona, co-hosted by the University of Arizona and University of Kansas departments of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.  For more information, contact Dana Reinert: 913-588-6683, dreinert2@kumc.edu.


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Midwest Tumor Microenvironment Meeting

The University of Kansas Cancer Center, Department of Cancer Biology, and Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery are collaborating to host the 6th Annual Midwest Tumor Microenvironment Meeting at the University of Kansas Medical Center campus in Kansas City, KS from May 18-20, 2020.

More information: http://www.kumc.edu/midwesttme.html

Connect on social media: #MidwestTME


Eaton Hall Lecture Series

Eaton Lecture Series

The Eaton Lecture Series at the University of Kansas Medical Center is a university-wide lectureship focused on diversity in medicine that was created by Carrie Francis, MD and developed with support from the KU Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery in partnership with the KU School of Medicine.  The Eaton name was selected after careful consideration.  The Eaton building has served as a pivotal space in the advancement of our organization.  In 1938, the Eaton building was constructed on the KU Med campus in Kansas City, KS as a segregated medical ward for African-American patients.  Originally, "Colored Ward" was chiseled in concrete above the main entrance and on a bronze plate inside the building, and the facility was routinely referred to as the "Negro Ward" and "Negro Pavilion".   After the building was renamed Eaton, taking after the stretch of Eaton Street that served as the east boundary of campus, it took more than 15 years for the Eaton name to be used in official correspondence.  In 1952, the Eaton building became the first de-segregated patient ward at KU Medical Center when it happened to be the only building with large enough spaces to house the iron lungs for all polio patients.  The Eaton Lecture Series is intended to spark conversations about health equity and inclusion within the healthcare system and community we serve.  

The Eaton Lecture Series is sponsored by the KU Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and the School of Medicine Bohan Visiting Professor Program.

For more information, contact Dana Reinert at dreinert2@kumc.edu, 913-588-6683.May 7 2019 Eaton Lecture

Spring 2019 Eaton Lecture

Anatomy of Bias: U.S. Medicine, Ethics and Mythology

Presentation by Harriet A. Washington, Bohan Visiting Speaker and award winning author of Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Experimentation from Colonial Times to the Present

May 7, 2019 at 12 noon
Health Education Building 5202 at KU Med
2160 W. 39th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103

Lunch provided for first 50 attendees.

Livestream: https://zoom.us/j/9135886683

This event is sponsored by the KU School of Medicine Bohan Visiting Professor Program.

Fall 2018 Inaugural Eaton LectureOct 23 2018 Eaton Lecture

Developing an Academic Medical Center Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan
Presentation by David Brown, MD, Associate VP & Assoc. Dean, Health Equity & Inclusion, University of Michigan Health System & Assoc. Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery,  University of Michigan Medical School

October 23, 2018 at 12 noon
Health Education Building 5202 at KU Med
2160 W. 39th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103


Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Sponsored by the KU Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the ENT Grand Rounds series is a yearlong symposium with monthly didactics showcasing new techniques and therapies, recent research findings, and exploration of clinical and scientific issues, with presentations by KU faculty and nationally renowned speakers.  The series covers the four subspecialties relevant to otolaryngologists in practice and training physicians: Rhinology and Allergy, Otology and Neurotology, Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 

The presentations are typically on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6pm in Sudler 3027 at the University of Kansas Medical Center.  Continuing medical education credit is available.  Follow us on social media for the latest updates on Grand Rounds and specific date/time for each program.

For more information, contact Dana Reinert: 913-588-6683, dreinert2@kumc.edu.

Oct 21, 2019 Noam Cohen, MD
Professor and Director of Rhinology Research
The Perelman School of Medicine
The University of Pennsylvania

Pathophysiology of Refractory CRS: 
Translating Basic Science into Clinical
Outcomes

Sept 23, 2019 Jessica Kalender-Rich, MD
Associate Professor
General and Geriatric Medicine

Assessing Frailty and Improving Post-
Operative Care in Elderly Surgical Patients

Aug 19, 2019 Andrés Bur, MD
Assistant Professor
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Devin Koestler, PhD
Associate Professor
KU Biostatistics & Data Science
Associate Director
Biostatistics & Informatics Shared Resource

Machine Learning in Otolaryngology: 
Promises and Pitfalls

July 15, 2019 Robert Zitsch III, MD
William E. Davis Professor and Chair
School of Medicine, University of Missouri Health

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: An 
Alternative to Elective Neck Treatment
for Early Oral Cavity SCCA

May 20, 2019 Simon Angeli, MD
Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology
Director, Ear Institute and Neurotology Fellowship 
University of Miami Health System

Acquired Cholesteatoma: Current 
Classification and Staging System,
Prognostic Factors and How to Prevent
Recidivism

Apr 15, 2019 Stacey Ishman, MD
Surgical Director, Upper Airway Center 
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Professor and Residency Research Director
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
University of Cincinatti

Beyond T&A and UPPP

Mar 4, 2019 Rakesh Chandra, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology
Division Chief for Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease:
What an ENT Should Know

Feb 19, 2019 Tomoo Iwakuma, MD, PhD
Frank B. Tyler Professor of Cancer Research
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Molecular and
Integrative Physiology, KU Medical Center

A Cancer Clinical Trial of Cholesterol-
Lowering Drugs "Statins" that Induce
Mutant p53 Degradation

Jan 28, 2019 Andrew Holcomb, MD, Chief Resident
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Ethics in Surgical Decision Making on 
International Outreach Missions
Tran Locke, MD, Chief Resident
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Role of Biologics in the Medical
Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Matt Shew, MD, Chief Resident
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
New Advances and Controversies in
Cochlear Implantation
Sreeya Yalamanchali, MD, Chief Resident
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
The Otolaryngologist's Role in Gender 
Affirming Care
Nov 26, 2018 Marlan Hansen, MD, Co-Director of the Institute of
Clinical & Translational Science and Professor of 
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and 
Neurosurgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Cochlear Implants: Current & Future
Directions

Dec 17, 2018 Research faculty at KU Otolaryngology

Research Updates

Oct 22, 2018 David Brown, MD, Associate Vice President and
Associate Dean for Health Equity & Inclusion and
Associate Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology 
at University of Michigan Medicine

Department Diversity Opportunities in
Otolaryngology

Sept 17, 2018 Kevin Sykes, PhD, MPH, Clinical Research Director
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

What Are They Hearing?  Expanding the 
Definition of Personalized Medicine

Aug 20, 2018 Jeffrey Myers, MD, PhD, Chair & Professor
Department of Head & Neck Surgery 
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Oropharyngeal Cancer 2018: Where Are
We Now?  Where Do We Need to Go?

July 16, 2018 Dianne Durham, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Understanding Unconscious Bias
June 25, 2018 Robert Ferris, MD, Director of the Hillman Cancer
Center University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 
Rational Deintensification for Low Risk
H&N Cancer
May 21, 2018 C. Blake Simpson, MD, Director & Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center in
San Antonio
Endoscopic and Office-Based Treatment
of Airway Stenosis
Apr 16, 2018 Robert C. Kern, MD, Chair
Northwestern University Department of
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Etiology and Pathogenesis of CRS:
Treatment Implications for CRS
Mar 19, 2018 Martin Citardi, MD, Chair & Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center
at Houston
Surgical Navigation: Past, Present &
Future
Feb 19, 2018 Dwight Jones, MD, Chair & Professor
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Going Out to Practice or How to Avoid
the Deep Six
Jan 22, 2018 Sufi Thomas, PhD, Associate Professor
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Targeting Metabolic Symbiosis between the
Tumor and Stroma for Cancer Therapy
Dec 18, 2017 Sameer Alvi, MD, Chief Resident
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
The Role of Neurotrophins on the Peripheral
Auditory System
Joel Jones, MD, Chief Resident
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Emerging Trends & Treatment for Managing
Pediatric Laryngotracheal Anomalies
Nina Lu, MD, Chief Resident
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Management of Post-Surgical Facial
Paralysis
Tommy Muelleman, MD, Chief Resident
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Modern Defenestration: Repair Options for
Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence

Oct 23, 2017 Kai Zhao, PhD, Director of Nasal
Physiology and Therapeutic Center, Ohio
State University College of Medicine
Applying Computational Fluid Dynamics
Techniques to Evaluate How Alterations of
Nasal Airflow Contribute to Nasal Obstruction
Symptoms and Sinus Surgery Outcomes
Aug 21, 2017 Hinrich Staecker, MD, PhD, Professor
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Diagnosis and Treatment of Sensorineural
Hearing Loss: Expanding Care for Our
Patients
July 17, 2017 Bohan Prominent Speaker
Dana Thompson, MD
Lurie Children's Hospital
Laryngomalacia and Its Variants:
Contemporary Thoughts and Management,
a University of Kansas School of Medicine
Bohan Visiting Speakers Program
June 19, 2017 Jacob New, MD-PhD Candidate
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Secretory Autophagy in Tumor Associated
Fibroblasts Promotes HNSCC Progression
and Emerges as a Therapeutic Target
April 17, 2017 Dr. Lisa Ishii
Johns Hopkins Medicine
The Regent Database and Outcome Metrics
for Physicians 
Mar 20, 2017 Dr. Brian Burkey
Cleveland Clinic
The Treatment of Laryngeal Cancer:
Conservation is Key!
Feb 20, 2017 Dr. Brian Nussenbaum
Washington University
How I Do It: Creating a Healthy Patient
Safety Culture in an Otolaryngology
Department
Jan 23, 2017 Thomas O'Toole, MD, Fellow
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Current Treatments in Otolaryngology
Jennifer Villwock, MD, Fellow
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Sinus Microbiome - Implications for New
Directions in Therapeutics
Dec 19, 2016 Vidur Bhalla, MD, Chief Resident
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Improving the Resident Selection Process
Tina Ho, MD, Chief Resident
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
ENT Education and Social Media
Brandon Johnson, MD, Chief Resident
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Effects of Racial and Socioeconomic
Disparities on the Diagnosis and Treatment
Outcomes Regarding Thyroid Malignancy in
the US
Paul Porter, MD, Chief Resident
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Controversies in Management of the N0
Neck in T1-2 Oral Cavity Tumors
Nov 14, 2016 Brandon Isaacson, MD
University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center
Endoscopic Ossiculoplasty
Oct 24, 2016 Mark Engelstad, DDS, MD, MHI
Oregon Health & Science University
Mandibular Condyle Inuries - A Simplified
Approach to Decision Making and
Management
Sept 26, 2016 Alexander Chiu, MD, Department Chair
KU Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Contemporary Management of Inflammatory
and Neoplastic Disease of the Frontal Sinus


ENT in the Desert

ENT in the Desert

The University of Kansas Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery collaborated with University of Arizona Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery to offer ENT in the Desert in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona January 31 - February 2, 2019 at the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains.  The 3-day CME course was designed for general otolaryngologists to learn from best practice panels, evidence-based recommendations, practice management, reimbursement landscape, and new and evolving technologies.  More information at entinthedesert.org/  


Short Course

Emerging In-Office & Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology Course

The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery hosted a CME course November 2-4, 2017 at the University of Kansas Medical Center.  Over the past several years, the field has seen a dramatic rise of technology-driven procedures. Aimed to improve patient satisfaction and be cost-effective, many of these procedures are minimal in nature, often replace more extensive procedures and increasingly been performed in the office.  Along with exploring the techniques and indications, it's important for practitioners to understand the business side of applications and how the changing landscape of healthcare reimbursement may impact their practice. 

Nationally renowned speakers in both academia and private practice, along with KU faculty, lectured, held panel discussions, and proctored a cadaver lab.  Designed to appeal to Otolaryngologists in practice, allied health practitioners and physicians-in-training, the symposium covered the following topics in Otolaryngology:

  • Operative and In-Office Rhinology
  • Endoscopic Ear Surgery
  • Balloon Dilation of the Eustacian Tube
  • Sialoendoscopy
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thyroid Surgery
  • In-Office Ultrasound

Graduation Day

Graduation Day & Research Symposium

The Graduation Day and Research Symposium at the University of Kansas Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery is an annual celebration where we honor our resident graduates and recognize the accomplishments of our residents, fellows, faculty,and staff.  During the Research Symposium, our collaborative research teams share recent findings from their basic science, translational, and clinical research; present the latest recommendations for treatment options; and discuss trends in the field of otolaryngology. 

Continuing medical education credit is available.  Local otolaryngologists, nurses, audiologists, speech pathologists, research associates and friends of the Department are encouraged to join us. 

For more information, contact Toni Holthaus: 913-588-6739 and aholthaus@kumc.edu

Last modified: Oct 21, 2019
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