2024 Three Rivers Otolaryngology Update

Pittsburgh, PA US
April 5, 2024 to April 6, 2024

The field of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery continues to evolve with new technologies, treatment options and advanced scientific knowledge. The meeting will discuss an array of topics in the field of Otolaryngology, with a special focus on Otology/Neurotology, Laryngology, and Head and Neck Surgery. In addition to discussing “cutting edge” topics within these areas of Otolaryngology, this meeting will focus on practical applications of everyday otolaryngologic care from the above-mentioned sub-specialties within Otolaryngology as well as practical lessons in navigating health-care changes and improving gender equity within our field.

Target Audience

Otolaryngologists, primary care physicians, pediatricians, family practitioners, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, residents, audiologists, speech therapists and other interested health care professionals.

Learning Objectives

- Pediatric Otolaryngology: - To understand the recent literature pertaining to pediatric otolaryngology to improve patient care and clinical outcomes 
- Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery: - To broaden the knowledge base of recent clinical trials and innovations in head and neck reconstructive surgery in order to improve the multi-disciplinary care of head and neck cancer patients 
- Rhinology: - To evaluate the depth of coverage for rhinologic conditions, including allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis and nasal polyposis 
- Sleep Surgery: - To understand recent scientific advances in sleep surgery, including hypoglossal nerve stimulator therapy and other sleep related surgical innovations

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/09/2024
Course expires: 
12/31/2024
Event starts: 
04/05/2024 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
04/06/2024 - 12:00pm EDT
Cost:
$1.00

SCHEDULE
Day 1 of 2:  Friday, April 5th, 2024
Location:  Mercy Clark Auditorium
At UPMC Mercy, 1400 Locust Street

7:00 – 7:55 am    Registration and Breakfast

7:55 – 8:15 am    State of the Department Welcome Address
José P. Zevallos, MD, MPH

SESSION 1 – PEDIATRICS
Moderator: Jeffrey Simons, MD

8:15 – 8:30 am    Research Updates in Pediatric Otolaryngology: 
Rachel Whelan, MD

8:30 – 8:50 am    Pediatric Presentations:

8:30 – 8:40     [Title]
Carlton Zdanksy, MD

8:40 – 8:50    [Title]
Samantha Anne, MD

8:50 – 9:30 am     Pediatric Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jeffrey Simons, MD
Panelists: Samantha Anne, MD; Craig Derkay, MD; Rachel Whelan, MD; Carlton Zdanksy MD

SESSION 2 – KEYNOTE LECTURE
Introduction: Jeffrey Simons, MD

9:35 – 10:15 am    Keynote Lecture: Craig Derkay, MD
Recurrent Respiratory Papillomas: Update 2024 for Otolaryngologists

10:15 – 10:30 am    BREAK, Visit with Exhibitors

SESSION 3 – SLEEP
Moderator: Ryan Soose, MD

10:30 – 10:45 pm    Research Updates in Sleep Surgery:
Thomas Kaffenberger, MD

10:45 – 4:05 pm    Sleep Presentations

10:45 – 10:55  [Title]
David Kent, MD

10:55 – 11:05    [Title]
Ryan Soose, MD 

11:05 – 11:45 pm    Sleep Panel Discussion 
Moderator: Ryan Soose, MD
Panelists: David Kent, MD; Rachel Whelan, MD; Thomas Kaffenberger, MD

11:45 – 12:45 pm    LUNCH, Visit with Exhibitors
             
SESSION 4 – HEAD & NECK RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY 
Moderator: Matthew Spector, MD

12:45 – 1:00 pm    Research Updates in Head & Neck Reconstructive Surgery: 
Kevin Contrera, MD
Recent Advances in Head and Neck Surgery

1:00 – 1:30 pm    Head & Neck Reconstructive Surgery Presentations

1:00 – 1:10    The role of reconstructive surgery for anaplastic thyroid carcinoma in the era of targeted therapeutics
Leila Mady, MD, MPH, PhD 

1:10 – 1:20     Facial Nerve Reconstruction & Facial Reanimation
Christina Yver, MD

1:20 – 1:30    [Title] 
Matthew Spector, MD

1:30 –2:10 pm        Head & Neck Reconstructive Panel Discussion: 
Moderator: Matthew Spector, MD  
Panelists: Shaum Sridharan, MD; Kevin Contrera, MD; Leila Mady, MD, MPH, PhD; Christina Yver, MD

SESSION 5 – KEYNOTE LECTURE
Introduction: José P. Zevallos, MD, MPH

2:15 – 2:55 pm    Keynote Lecture:  Jeffrey Myers, MD, PhD
        Moving the needle in ATC: A multi-disciplinary bench to beside journey

2:55 – 3:10 pm    BREAK, Visit with Exhibitors

SESSION 6 – RHINOLOGY
Moderator: Amanda Stapleton, MD

3:10 – 3:25 pm    Research Updates in Rhinology: Garret Choby, MD

3:25 – 3:55 pm    Rhinology Presentations

3:25 – 3:35    Evidence for a role of metformin in preventing olfactory dysfunction among older adults
Nick Rowan, MD

3:35 – 3:45    [Title]    Katie Melder, MD

3:45 – 3:55    [Title]
            Li-Xing Man, MD

3:55 – 4:35 pm        Rhinology Panel Discussion:
Moderator: Amanda Stapleton, MD
 Panelists: Nick Rowan, MD; Garret Choby, MD; Katie Melder, MD; Li-Man, MD

4:35 – 4:55 pm         Closing Remarks and Department Update
José P. Zevallos, MD, MPH

5:00 pm            Adjournment Day 1 of 2

Day 2 of 2:  Saturday, April 6th, 2024
Location: Mercy Clark Auditorium
At UPMC Mercy, 1400 Locust Street

ROBERT A. AND GEORGE C. SCHEIN RESEARCH FORUM AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS

7:00 – 7:55 am        Registration, Breakfast and Visit with Exhibitors

7:55 – 8:00 am        Welcome Address
            José P. Zevallos, MD, MPH

8:00 – 9:10 am        Resident Research Presentations: 
            Moderator: Noel Jabbour, MD, MS

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8:10    

8:20        

8:30           

8:40        
    
8:50          

9:00    
                        
9:10 – 9:30 am        Discussion

9:30 – 10:30 am     Panel Discussion: Pathways to Leadership in Otolaryngology
Moderator: Jessica H. Maxwell, MD, MPH 
Panelists: Craig Buchman, MD; Craig Derkay, MD; Jeffrey Myers, MD, PhD, José P. Zevallos, MD, MPH

10:30 – 10:50 am    BREAK, Visit with Exhibitors

10:50 – 11:00 am    Robert A. and George C. Schein Award Presentation
            Presented by José P. Zevallos, MD, MPH, FACS
This award will be given to the resident who presented the best clinical research, basic research, or quality improvement project.  

11:00 – 12:00pm    ENT Jeopardy
Moderator:  Carl Snyderman, MD, MBA

12:00 pm        Adjournment Day 2 of 2

UPMC Mercy Mercy Clark Auditorium
1400 Locust Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

This activity is approved for the following credit:  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, ANCC, and AAPA Category 1 CME. Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 
 

Available Credit

  • 0.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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Registration Fees (In Person and Virtual)
$250 Physicians, Nurses, and all other health care professionals.
Tuition fee is waived for all Alumni Members, CENTS Members, residents, fellows, and medical students but registration is still required. To receive a coupon code to waive the registration fee, please contact Amanda Pippi via email at hickeyab2@upmc.edu.

Special Needs
Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by e-mailing Amanda Pippi at hickeyab2@upmc.edu.

Cancellations
All cancellations must be in writing and sent to us via U.S. mail, e-mail or fax.  Tuition for cancellations postmarked or date stamped before February 23, 2024, will be completely refunded.  From February 23-March 1, 2023, a $50.00 administrative fee will be assessed.  No refunds will be made after March 1, 2024.  “No shows” are not eligible for refunds.

The UPMC/Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences reserves the right to cancel this program if sufficient registrations are not received.  In the case of cancellation, the department will fully refund registration fees.

Cancellation requests can be made to:
Amanda Pippi
Department of Otolaryngology     
hickeyab2@upmc.edu.

For more information, please contact Amanda Pippi by email at hickeyab2@upmc.edu.