Continuing Education

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.

Dec 18, 2017 Dr. Sameer Alvi, Chief Resident
The Role of Neurotrophins on the Peripheral Auditory
Dr. Joel Jones, Chief Resident
Emerging Trends & Treatment for Managing Pediatric
Laryngotracheal Anomalies
Dr. Nina Lu, Chief Resident
Management of Post-Surgical Facial Paralysis
Dr. Tommy Muelleman, Chief Resident
Modern Defenestration: Repair Options for Superior
Semicircular Canal Dehiscence
Oct 23, 2017 Dr. Kai Zhao
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 Dr. Hinrich Staecker
Diagnosis and Treatment of Sensorineural Hearing Loss:
Expanding Care for Our Patients
July 17, 2017 Bohan Prominent Speaker
Dr. Dana Thompson
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
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 Dr. Thomas O'Toole

Current Treatments in Otolaryngology
Dr. Jennifer Villwock

Sinus Microbiome - Implications for New Directions in
Dec 19, 2016 Dr. Vidur Bhalla, Chief Resident

Improving the Resident Selection Process
Dr. Tina Ho, Chief Resident

ENT Education and Social Media
Dr. Brandon Johnson, Chief Resident
Effects of Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities on the
Diagnosis and Treatment Outcomes Regarding Thyroid
Malignancy in the US
Dr. Paul Porter
Controversies in Management of the N0 Neck in T1-2
Oral Cavity Tumors
Nov 14, 2016 Dr. Brandon Isaacson
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Endoscopic Ossiculoplasty
Oct 24, 2016 Dr. Mark Engelstad
Mandibular Condyle Inuries - A Simplified Approach
to Decision Making and Management
Sept 26, 2016 Dr. Alexander Chiu
Contemporary Management of Inflammatory and
Neoplastic Disease of the Frontal Sinus

Short Course: Emerging In-Office and Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology 

The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is sponsoring a short 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 will be 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, will lecture, hold panel discussions, perform live surgery, and proctor a cadaver lab.  Designed to appeal to Otolaryngologists in practice, allied health practitioners and physicians-in-training, the symposium will cover 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

Continuing medical education credit is provided.  More information and registration details can be found on the course website.

Midwest Head and Neck Consortium

A group of academic medical centers in the Midwest region who collaborate on head and neck cancer research and education meet annually.  The location of this meeting rotates through the five adacemic medical centers. 

Research Symposium

The annual Graduation Day and Research Symposium program is designed to examine a variety of clinical and scientific issues of common interest to the members of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.  The program discusses contemporary treatment options and recent trends within the field of otolaryngology. It provides information about clinical and laboratory research currently underway by students, residents, fellows and faculty.

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

Midwest Pediatrics ENT Consortium

Colleagues from institutions across the Midwest participated in this course on Friday, October 21st, 2016.  The event focused on new research collaboration and interesting/new treatments and procedures.

Last modified: Nov 07, 2017
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