25th Symposium: Challenges and Controversies in Pediatric Otolaryngology

Pittsburgh, PA US
October 27, 2023 to October 28, 2023

Pediatric 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 within the field of Pediatric Otolaryngology including rhinology/head & neck, otology, sleep, quality improvement, surgical training, and airway.

This meeting will be an excellent opportunity to be updated on common and cutting-edge topics in pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders. The course will provide panel discussions of controversial topics with experts in the field from throughout the country. It will also allow the audience to learn new and exciting approaches to the surgical and medical management of pediatric otolaryngology disorders.

Target Audience

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

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.50 AAPA Category I CME
  • 7.50 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.
  • 7.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 7.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
08/08/2023
Course expires: 
01/31/2024
Event starts: 
10/27/2023 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
10/28/2023 - 12:00pm EDT
Cost:
$1.00
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Rangos Auditorium
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
United States

Course Directors
Dennis Kitsko, DO
Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Rachel Whelan, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Guest Faculty
Christopher Azbell, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Johnathan Castaño, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV

Nandini Govil, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Glenn Isaacson, MD
Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Kimberley Luu, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of California
San Francisco, CA

Scott Manning, MD
Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Jennifer McLevy-Bazzanella, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
New York Medical Center
Fishkill, NY

Todd Otteson, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology-HNS
Case Western Reserve University SOM
Cleveland, OH

Ankur Patel, DO, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Wright State University School of Medicine
Dayton, OH

Soham Roy, MD
Chair
Department of Otolaryngology
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO

Prasad Thottam, DO
Assistant Professor Oakland University 
Wayne State University & Michigan State University 
West Bloomfield, MI

Carlton Zdanski, MD
Distinguished Professor
Herbert H. Thorp & Julian T. Mann
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Local Faculty
Cuneyt M. Alper, MD
Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Arcangela Balest, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Michael Bykowski, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Plastic Surgery 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

David Chi, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Cristin Deal, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Allergy and Immunology 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Alene D’Alesio, DMD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Dentistry
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Joseph E. Dohar, MD, MS
Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Noel Jabbour, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Thomas Kaffenberger, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Raymond Maguire, DO
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Reema Padia, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Jeffrey P. Simons, MD, MMM
Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Amanda Stapleton, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Allison Tobey, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Sabri Yilmaz, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Radiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Qian Wang, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh 

Faculty Disclosure
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 7.5 contact hours.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 7.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.  

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

  • 7.50 AAPA Category I CME
  • 7.50 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.
  • 7.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 7.50 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
Please login or register to take this course.

For Online Information and Registration Visit:
https://cce.upmc.com/25th-symposium-pediatric-otolaryngology

Registration Fee is $150 for Physicians and $75 for Nurses and all other health care professionals.
Tuition fee is waived for all residents, fellows, international visiting scholars and medical students but registration is still required. All residents, fellows, international visiting scholars and medical students can apply for a fee waiver by contacting Debi Buza at 412-692-5902 or via email at debi.buza@chp.edu.

MEETING LOCATION
The conference will be held at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Rangos Auditorium, Pittsburgh, PA, 15224.

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 debi.buza@chp.edu.

Refund Policy
All cancellations must be in writing and sent to us via U.S. mail, email or fax (see contact information below). Tuition for cancellations postmarked or date stamped before October 20. 2023 will be refunded in full. No refunds will be made after October 20, 2023.

Cancellation requests can be made to:
Debi Buza, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
4401 Penn Avenue, Faculty Pavilion, 7th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5902 (T)     debi.buza@chp.edu

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.