15th Annual Update in Sinonasal Disorders and Allergy

Pittsburgh, PA US
May 1, 2020

Designed primarily for the primary care physician, internist, pulmonologist, allergist, otolaryngologist, and rhinologist, this course provides novel insights into advances in the modern care of patients with asthma, allergic rhinitis, chronic rhinosinusitis, immunodeficiency, cough, and urticaria. Internationally recognized faculty and staff will present new information on recently approved biologic therapies, thoughtful care of the allergic patient, as well as provide an interactive case-based panel to integrate concepts in the management of complex patients.

Target Audience

This course is designed primarily for the primary care physician, internist, pulmonologist, allergist, otolaryngologist, and rhinologist as an introduction or update in the practical clinical care of patients with allergic rhinitis, asthma, urticaria, and chronic rhinosinusitis with and without polyposis.

Learning Objectives

1. Determine how to manage patients with complex upper and lower airway inflammation (allergic rhinitis, asthma, chronic rhinosinusitis) and devise treatment strategies including biologic therapies and/or functional endoscopic sinus surgery to appropriately selected patients.

2. To be able to effectively utilize different methods of immunotherapy to treat allergic diseases including sublingual immunotherapy and subcutaneous immunotherapy strategies.

3. Incorporate new algorithms to manage chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, asthma, urticaria, and immunodeficiency.

4. Implement strategies to accurately diagnosis and manage patients with difficult-to-treat cough, vocal cord dysfunction, and modifiers of inflammation.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 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 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/01/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2020
Event starts: 
05/01/2020 - 6:00am
Event ends: 
05/01/2020 - 6:00pm

SCHEDULE
7:30 – 8:25 AM  Registration and Breakfast

8:25 – 8:30 AM  Introduction/Overview of Course/Audience Response
Stella E. Lee, MD* and Andrej Petrov, MD*

8:30 – 9:00 AM  Vocal Cord Dysfunction and Asthma: how to tell them apart
Andrej Petrov, MD*

9:00– 9:30 AM  Treatment of Vocal Fold Disorders from a Laryngology Perspective
Jackie L. Gartner-Schmidt, PhD, CCC-SLP

9:30 – 10:10 AM  Laryngeal Hypersensitivity and Dysfunction: Cough and Beyond...
James Hull, BSc, MBBS, FRCP, PhD, FACSM***

10:10 – 10:25 AM BREAK with Industry Partners

10:25 – 10:30 AM Introduction 5th Annual BJ Ferguson Lecturer in Sinonasal Disorders and Allergy
Stella E. Lee, MD*

10:30 – 11:15 AM 5th Annual BJ Ferguson Lecture in Sinonasal Disorders and Allergy Core Outcome Measures in Evaluating Chronic Rhinosinusitis – Creating a Common Language
Claire Hopkins, BM BCh, MA, FRCS, DM**

11:15 – 11:45 AM Two Perspectives: Eosinophilia Exploring Elevated Eosinophils: When to worry
Allyson Larkin, MD
                             Exploring Elevated Eosinophils: When NOT to worry/Common clinical problems
Merritt L. Fajt, MD

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM  LUNCH with Industry Partners Resident Bowl – Who Wants to Win Starbucks! Resident and Fellow Competition (No CME credit awarded for this session.)
Moderators: Stella E. Lee, MD* and Andrej Petrov, MD*

12:45 – 1:15 PM  The Preferred Treatment for Managing Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps is Biologics
PRO: Stella E. Lee, MD*
CON: Claire Hopkins, BM BCh, MA, FRCS, DM**

1:15 – 2:15 PM  Two Perspectives: Dyspnea Upper Airway Dyspnea
James Hull, BSc, MBBS, FRCP, PhD, FACSM**
                         Other Causes of Dyspnea
Frank C. Sciurba, MD

2:15 – 2:45 PM  Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps: an update on diagnosis and management
Claire Hopkins, BM BCh, MA, FRCS, DM**

2:45 – 3:15 PM  Should Balloon Sinuplasty be Utilized in Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis?
PRO: Hassan H. Ramadan, MD
CON: Amanda L. Stapleton, MD

3:15 – 3:30 PM BREAK with Industry Partners

3:30 – 4:00 PM  Panel: Challenging Cases in Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Moderator: Barry M. Schaitkin, MD
Members: Joel Franco, MD; Claire Hopkins, BM BCh, MA, FRCS, DM**; Nadeem Kolia, MD; Stella E. Lee, MD*; Eric W. Wang, MD

4:00 – 4:30 PM Asthma in the New Decade
Sally E. Wenzel, MD
4:30 – 5:00 PM Challenging Cases in Allergy and Pulmonology Case Presentations (7 mins. each):
Sergei N. Belenky, MD;
James N. DeAngelo, DO;
James Hull, BSc, MBBS, FRCP,
PhD, FACSM***;
Kumar R. Patel, MD

5:00 – 5:05 PM  Summary, Audience Response, Adjournment

UPMC Herberman Conference Center
5150 Centre Avenue – 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
United States

This program will be held at the UPMC Herberman Conference Center, 5150 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. The Herberman Conference Center is adjacent to UPMC Shadyside Hospital and across the street from the Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

Travel

If you park in the Medical Center Garage at 5230 Centre Avenue, be sure to stop by the course registration desk and request a validation ticket to receive a reduced parking rate of $7.00 when paying at the pay station or cashier.

FACULTY & COURSE DIRECTORS
Sergei N. Belenky, MD
Pediatric Alliance
Division of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

James N. DeAngelo, DO
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Merritt L. Fajt, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Joel Franco, MD
Fellow, Rhinology and Cranial Base Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jackie L. Gartner-Schmidt, PhD, CCC-SLP
Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Claire Hopkins, BM BCh, MA, FRCS, DM**
Professor
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat
Guy's and St. Thomas’ Hospitals
London, United Kingdom

James Hull, BSc, MBBS, FRCP, PhD, FACSM***
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Royal Brompton Hospital
London, United Kingdom

Nadeem Kolia, MD
Fellow, Rhinology and Cranial Base Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allyson Larkin, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Allergy and Immunology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Stella E. Lee, MD*
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
Division of Sinonasal Disorders and Allergy
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Kumar R. Patel, MD
Advanced Allergy and Asthma
Tarentum, Pennsylvania

Andrej Petrov, MD*
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Hassan H. Ramadan, MD
Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Morgantown, West Virginia

Barry M. Schaitkin, MD
Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Frank C. Sciurba, MD
Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Amanda L. Stapleton, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh

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 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals:
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 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 Attendance
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15th Annual Update in Sinonasal Disorders and Allergy – Course # 11395

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