Erie ENT Alumni Day

August 7, 2021

This activity provides attendees with up-dated scientific knowledge and practice guidelines in Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, including subspecialty are-as such as sinus, head and neck cancer, head and neck reconstruction, molecular biologics, and plastics. Participants will learn relevant and timely information on the benefits of the private practice of medicine and best practices for communicating with difficult patients.

Target Audience

Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery physicians, residents, and medical students are the primary audience for this conference. Nurses, advanced practice providers, and other clinical staff who currently work in an ENT setting or who would like to expand their ENT knowledge may also benefit from attending.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the different biologic medications available, noting those with FDA approval
  • Understand the mechanisms of how biologics work
  • Describe the current clinical trials underway for the use of biologics
  • Identify ways to reduce the effects of radiation mucositis and xerostomia using safe and effective mean
  • Provide basic nutritional counseling for patients newly diagnosed with head and neck cancer
  • Describe various reconstructive approaches for head and neck defects
  • Understand the indications for microvascular reconstruction in the head and neck
  • Describe the complications associated with regional and free flap reconstruction
  • Discuss why dog bites to the face require care from a diverse field of health care professionals
  • Describe the psychological trauma, pain, and distress caused by dog bites to the face
  • Describe why the private practice of medicine is alive and well
  • Understand the pros and cons of private practice
  • Employ a consistent and evidence based approach to the initial work up of the unknown primary of the head and neck
  • Compare the benefits and risks associated with different treatment modalities for the unknown primary of the head and neck
  • Identify ways residency training in Erie has changed over time, including the challenges that are unique to today’s trainee
  • Describe how connectedness and positive professional relationships provide support and balance to physicians throughout their careers
  • Employ common communication strategies to deescalate patients who are showing intense emotion
  • Understand best practices for navigating complex family dynamics at the bedside
  • Understand that GoPro cameras during tonsillectomy could provide improved visualization for the attending surgeon supervising the resident
  • Understand that GoPro cameras during tonsillectomy could enhance resident learning pre and post-procedure
  • Recognize symptoms and management of hemorrhaging thyroid hematoma
  • Describe patient preparation and preoperative evaluation for success with FESS procedure
  • Understand intraoperative technique and how balloon sinuplasty has changed approach
  • Evaluate and describe available options and products for modern FESS procedures
  • Describe post-operative and follow-up regimens for modern FESS procedure
  • Understand uses of the split annular tube
  • Describe indication for plaque laser myringotomy with tube
  • Describe indication for cartilage tympanoplasty with tube

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.50 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.
  • 4.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/05/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
08/07/2021 - 6:00am
Event ends: 
08/07/2021 - 6:00pm

6:45 – 7:30

Registration/Continental Breakfast

7:30 – 7:45

Celebrating 33 Years of Erie ENT Residency Training

Sean T. Carroll, DO & Kirk W. Steehler, DO, FOCOO

7:45 – 8:30

Molecular Biologics in Head and Neck Surgery

Kirk W. Steehler, DO, FOCOO

8:30 – 9

Unknown Primary

Andrew W. Agnew, DO, MS Ed

9 – 9:30

Tips and Tricks for Modern FESS Procedures

Jared Bunevich, DO, MS Ed

9:30 – 10

Reconstruction of Head & Neck Defects: from Simple to Complex

Rizwan Aslam, DO, MS Ed, MBA, FACS

10 – 10:15

Break

10:15 – 10:45

Preserving the Private Practice of Medicine: A Personal Journey

Benjamin W. Murcek, DO, FAOCO

10:45 - 11

Communicating with Difficult Patients

Ellen H. Ko-Keeney, DO, PGY5, UPMC Hamot

11 – 11:15

Adjunct Treatment of Head & Neck Cancer Using Nutrition & Other Means

Carter M. Denne, DO, PGY4, UPMC Hamot

11:15 – 11:30

Ear Avulsion and Penetrating Neck Trauma from Repeated Dog Attacks: An Unusual Case Presentation

Robert J. Archbold, DO, PGY3, UPMC Hamot

11:30 – 11:45

GoPro Cameras for Tonsillectomy

Brandon Fornwalt, DO, PGY4, St. Elizabeth Boardman

11:45 – 12

An Aggressive Disfiguring Supraorbital Mass

Cang Nguyen, DO, PGY5, St. Elizabeth Boardman

12 - 12:20Surgical Management of the Atelectatic Tympanic Membrane with Serous Otitis MediaSidney Lipman MD, FACS

12:20 – 1:30

Lunch

1:30 – 5:30

Wellness Activity/Leisure Time

18-hole golf, aerial ropes course, spa, biking, hiking, etc.

(Wellness activity fee payable to Peek’n Peak at time of event)

5:30 – 7

Happy Hour

Woods’n Wedges

7

Dinner & Closing Remarks

Significant others and children welcome

Peek'n Peak Resort
1405 Old Rd.
Clymer, NY
United States
+1 (716) 355-4141

Attire

Business casual is expected. Meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary; you're encouraged to bring a sweater or jacket.

Special Needs

We welcome all registrants to this activity. If you need special accommodations in order to participate, we will try to provide for your needs. Please submit written notice at least one month prior to the course by emailing kutza@upmc.edu.

Stay with us

Room block and condo holds will expire 7/6/21. Book by 6/30 to ensure your accommodations:

  • By phone: Call 1-866-377-5274, option 2, mention the ENT Alumni event.
    • For condos, reference itinerary number 30934969
  • Online:  visit pknpk.com, use code UPMC21 before selecting dates or number of guests

Travel

For travelers from Erie, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland, take I-90 East to Route 86, then take Exit 4 for Findley Lake.
For travelers from Buffalo, take I-90 to Ex-it 41 for North East, then continue on PA-89 South before turning left onto Route 430.

Course Director

Sean T. Carroll, DO

ENT Associates

Erie, PA

Faculty

Andrew W. Agnew, DO, MS Ed

Robert J. Archbold, DO, PGY3, UPMC Hamot

Rizwan Aslam, DO, MS Ed, MBA, FACS

Jared Bunevich, DO, MS Ed

Carter M. Denne, DO, PGY4, UPMC Hamot

Brandon Fornwalt, DO, PGY4, St. Elizabeth Boardman

Ellen H. Ko-Keeney, DO, PGY5, UPMC Hamot

Sidney Lipman, MD, FACS

Benjamin W. Murcek, DO, FAOCO

Cang Nguyen, DO, PGY5, St. Elizabeth Boardman

Kirk W. Steehler, DO, FOCOO

Accreditation

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 health care team.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh designates this conference for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

AOA Category 1-A Credit


The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine designates this conference for a maximum of 4.5 AOA Category 1-A Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Providers

Nurses and other health professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For information on applicability and acceptance, please consult your professional licensing board.
 

Available Credit

  • 4.50 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.
  • 4.50 Attendance
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