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UPMC Physicians and Researchers to Present at the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery 2019 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience

September 4, 2019
UPMC and the Department of Otolaryngology, a part of UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, will be well-represented at the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF) 2019 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience, from September 15-18 in New Orleans, LA. 

The event brings together otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons from around the globe and all subspecialties to one location for cutting-edge education, as well as to explore the future of otolaryngology. The theme of AAO-HNSF 2019 is, “Where Experts and Science Converge,” which will give attendees an opportunity to learn from a multitude of perspectives, discuss key challenges and propose solutions, broaden the collective outlook of the field, and inspire new thinking.

Following is a list of courses and presentations to be delivered by physicians and researchers from UPMC and the Department of Otolaryngology:


Impact of Middle Ear Effusion in Pediatric Tympanostomy Tubes over 10 Years
Monday, Sept. 16, 11:33 a.m.
David Chi, MD

Biodegradable Magnesium Stents:  Treatment for Pediatric Laryngotracheal Stenosis
Sunday, Sept. 15 11:24 a.m.
David Chi, MD

Long-Term Otitis Media Outcomes in Children with Early Tympanostomy Tubes
Monday, Sept. 16, 11:27 a.m.
David Chi, MD

Contralateral Haring in Pediatric Severe to Profound Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Monday, Sept. 16, 12:03 a.m.
David Chi, MD

All that is Sore is not Strep Throat: Beyond the Guidelines of T&A Disease
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 8:45 a.m.
Joseph Dohar, MD

Pediatric Chronic Otorrhea: Pearls from 30 Years of Clinical Practice & Research
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 11:15 a.m.
Joseph Dohar, MD

Pearls for Your Practice: A Case Oriented Update in Pediatric Voice Disorders - Part 1 & 2
Monday, Sept. 16, 7:30 a.m. & 8:45 a.m.
Joseph Dohar, MD

Influence of Middle Ear Effusion Type in Pediatric Tympanostomy Tube Surgery after 10 Years
Monday, Sept. 16, 11:33 a.m.
Thomas Kaffenberger, MD

Neck Disability & Swallowing Dysfunction Related in Head & Neck Cancer Survivors
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7:30 a.m.
Marci Nilsen, PhD, RN

Glossotonsillar Sulcus as a Distinct Sub Site in Treatment of Oropharynx Cancer
Monday, Sept. 16, 10:24 a.m.
Viran Ranasinghe, MD

Update 2019: Palatal Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Pt. I & 2
Monday, Sep 16 7:30 AM & 8:45 AM
Ryan Soose, MD

Future of Otolaryngology Education, AAO-HNS Section for Residents and Fellows
Jeffrey Simons, MD

Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy and Upper Airway Stimulation Outcomes Palate Surgery Course
Sunday, Sept. 15, 4:39 p.m.
Ryan Soose, MD


Scientific Oral Abstract:

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Phenotypes: New Paradigm for Diagnosis and Treatment
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m.
Cuneyt Alper, MD


Instruction Courses:

Fellows course: TransOral surgery for head & neck cancer
Uma Duvvuri, MD, PhD

Instructional Course: Management of the (Un)known primary Cancer Patient: Role of HPV pt 1 &2
Sunday, Sept. 15, 10:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
Uma Duvvuri, MD, PhD

The Nasal Valve Primer: Everything you need to know (Simplified)
Monday, Sept. 16, 11:15 a.m.
Grant S. Gillman MD, FRCS

Improving Outcomes in Septal Surgery
Sunday, Sept. 15 8:30 a.m.
Grant S. Gillman MD, FRCS

Surgical Decision making in Cholesteatoma, Pt. 1 & 2
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 10:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
Barry Hirsch, MD


Coordinator-Elect for Education
Jeffrey Simons, MD

Chair of Pediatric Otolaryngology Education Committee
Jeffrey Simons, MD

Chair-Elect, Education Steering Committee
Jeffrey Simons, MD

Judge: SIM Tank (Simulation Competition)
Jeffrey Simons, MD

Guest of Honor @at Korean American International Symposium
Carl Snyderman, MD, MBA

Expert Series: Reaching the Impossible – Endoscopic Surgery of the Clivus and Petrous Apex

Carl Snyderman, MD, MBA and Eric Wang, MD


Mini Seminars:

Not Just Blowing Wind: Tracheotomy Best Care Practices 2019
Monday, Sept 16, 5:00 p.m.
Libby Smith, DO


Panel Presentation:

Opioid Sparing Strategies in Otolaryngology:  Approaches to Eliminate Opioids
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 8:45 a.m.
David Chi, MD

Measure of a Surgeon:  Perspectives on Evaluating Surgical Competency
Tuesday, Sept 17, 5:00 p.m.
David Chi, MD

Prophylactic perioperative antibiotics:  Treating patients or surgeons?
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7:30 a.m.
Dennis Kitsko, MD

The Age of Antibodies: No Sinus Surgeon Required?
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1:15 p.m.
Stella Lee, MD

Clinical Consensus Statement: Ankyloglossia (Tongue-Tie) in Children
Sunday, Sept. 15, 10:00 a.m.
Jeffrey Simons, MD

Controversies in the Evaluation and Management of Ankyloglossia in Children
Tuesday, September 17, 8:45 a.m.
Jeffrey Simons, MD

An Update on Testing for OSA: What the Otolaryngologist Should Know
Sunday, Sept. 15, 10:00 a.m.
Ryan Soose, MD

Building a Successful Sleep Practice: Fellowship and Career Opportunities
Sunday, Sept 15, 1:15 p.m.
Ryan Soose, MD

Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation Surgery: When It Is Not Like the Textbook
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7:30 a.m.
Ryan Soose, MD



Assessing Public Interest in Nasal and Sinus Surgery: A Five-Year Analysis
Lindsey Goyal, MD

Carotid Blowout Syndrome: Predictors of Hemorrhage and Management Options

Lindsey Goyal, MD

Phenotypic Predictors of Neurostimulation Outcomes in the ADHERE Registry
Ryan Soose, MD

Predictors of Readmission after Major Head and Neck Cancer Surgery: The UPMC Experience
Nathalia Velasquez, MD


2019 Committee Excellence Award
Jeffrey Simons, MD

AAO-HNS Resident Leadership Award
Nathalia Velasquez, MD

Additionally, Jonas Johnson, MD, chair, Department of Otolaryngology, will host a cocktail reception on Monday, Sept. 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Chicory New Orleans. For more information and to RSVP for the event, please click here.