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Eaton Hall Lecture Series

Eaton Hall Lecture Series

University of Kansas Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and the School of Medicine present the inaugural Eaton Hall Lecture, Developing an Academic Medical Center Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan, by Dr. David Brown.   David Brown, MD is the Associate Vice President and Associate Dean for Health Equity & Inclusion for the University of Michigan Health System and Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery in the University of Michigan Medical School.  


October 23, 2018 at 12noon
Ad Astra Room 5202 in the Health Education Building at KU Med
Lunch provided for the first 50 attendees

The Eaton Hall Lecture Series at the University of Kansas Medical Center is a university-wide lectureship focused on diversity in medicine that was developed by the KU Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery in partnership with the KU School of Medicine.  The title "Eaton Hall Lecture Series" was selected after careful consideration.  Eaton Hall 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 Hall, 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, Eaton Hall 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 Hall Lecture Series is intended to spark conversations about health equity and inclusion within the healthcare system and community we serve.  

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


ENT in the Desert

ENT in the Desert

The University of Kansas Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery is collaborating 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 is designed for general otolaryngologists to learn from best practice panels, evidence-based recommendations, practice management, reimbursement landscape, and new and evolving technologies.  Register at entinthedesert.org/  


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 the University of Kansas Medical Center on the 3rd floor of Sudler Hall.  Continuing medical education credit is available. 

For more information, contact Tracy Quaethem: 913-588-6731 and tquaethem@kumc.edu.

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

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


Short Course

Emerging In-Office and Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology CME 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 2018

Graduation Day and 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 Samantha Hall: 913-588-6739 and shall@kumc.edu


Winter Meeting

Winter Meeting

Every year, the University of Kansas Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery faculty, residents, and alumni go on a retreat to enjoy fun and networking combined with a continuing medical education course.  The CME program is designed for residents 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 2018 Winter Meeting was held at Copper Mountain ski resort in Colorado.  

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