ASI's Otolaryngology CME Review provides healthcare professionals with the opportunity to earn up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits in a flexible seminar format. American Seminar Institute has provided top-quality, accredited continuing medical education seminars for over 30 years. Our current program in Otolaryngology is ideal for busy healthcare professionals with a travel-friendly format and individually customized seminar schedule. The following topics are included in this series:
Pediatric Rhinology and Allergy Michael J. Cunningham, M.D. and Grace Yu, M.D., M.Sc. Assess children for surgical management of rhinosinusitis. Evaluate the evidence for balloon catheter sinuplasty in children. Identify benign and malignant nasal lesions in children and adolescents. Recognize signs and symptoms of allergic rhinitis in children. Determine the appropriate therapy for children with various types of allergic rhinitis.
Tenitis/Vertigo Hamid R. Djalilian, M.D. and Lawrence R. Lustig, M.D. Discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and current treatment options in the management of tinnitus. Recognize and develop appropriate strategies for diagnosis and treatment of various conditions leading to tinnitus. Perform a thorough evaluation of the dizzy patient. Evaluate current and new treatment options for the management of vertigo. Evaluate ongoing studies on various treatment modalities for the management of tinnitus and vertigo.
Surgery of the Tonsils: Indications and Technique Robson Capasso, M.D., Peter J. Koltai, M.D., Anna K. Meyer, M.D., and Michael J. Cunningham, M.D. Diagnose and manage children with mild sleep disordered breathing (SDB). Use polysomnography as a tool in the evaluation of children with SDB. Describe the neurocognitive and cardiovascular effects of mild SDB. Incorporate current guidelines for tonsillectomy along with clinical experience in the evaluation patients. Review the various surgical techniques and tools for tonsillectomy and tonsillotomy.
Chronic Rhinosinusitis Rakesh Chandra, M.D. and Andrew N. Goldberg, M.D. Discuss various therapeutic options for perioperative medical management of patients with CRS. Describe delivery methods and solutions used in saline irrigation of the sinuses. Consider topical anti-inflammatory alternatives to systemic steroids in patients with CRS. Discuss theories of the etiology of CRS. Review evidence that supports the role of the microbiome in CRS.
The Voice Dinesh K. Chhetri, M.D. and Michael S. Benninger, M.D. Classify and diagnose common disorders of the larynx. Assess various therapeutic options for common voice disorders and benign lesions of the larynx. Employ the technique of percutaneous injection laryngoplasty. Review important aspects of laryngeal anatomy as they pertain to the patient who uses the voice professionally. Discuss the causes of chronic laryngitis and manage this condition in the patient who uses the voice professionally.
Updates on Obstructive Sleep Apnea Eric J. Kezirian, M.D., M.P.H., Andrew N. Goldberg, M.D., M.S.C.E, and Allan I. Pack, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D. Conduct a comprehensive evaluation of patients with OSA. Employ the appropriate diagnostic tools and techniques for identification of sites of obstruction in OSA. Discuss issues regarding anesthesia and preoperative assessment of patients undergoing surgery for OSA. Manage OSA surgery patients preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively to avoid complications and ensure good surgical outcomes. Discuss the latest trends and published evidence in the field of OSA.
Tips and Pearls for Endoscopic Surgery James A. Stankiewicz, MD and Raj Sindwani, MD List common causes for failure of ESS and describe precautions to prevent failure. Discuss various complications of ESS. Manage ESS patients preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively to avoid complications and litigation. Use g-2 transferrin or intrathecal fluorescein to diagnose CSF leaks. Utilize step-by-step techniques for repair of CSF leaks.
Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Ear Brian J. McKinnon, M.D., M.B.A., David S. Haynes, M.D. and Angela Gerbasi, Au.D. Assess patients with aural atresia and perform atresiaplasty when indicated. Use bone-anchored hearing aids, as well as newer middle ear implant system technology (eg, Vibrant Soundbridge), to manage patients with aural atresia. Discuss the pros and cons of second-look surgery after surgery for cholesteatoma and review the evidence. Evaluate patients with nontypical signs of hearing loss, and suggest helpful strategies and amplification to manage loss. Assess and manage patients with tinnitus or noise-induced hearing loss.
Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Scott C. Manning, M.D., Robert F. Lemanske Jr., M.D., and Joshua, S. Jacobs, M.D. List common conditions associated with AFS and discuss the diagnostic importance of checking fungal histopathology. Explain geographic variations in the incidence of AFS. Demonstrate characteristics of common viral infections that lead to wheezing in children. Evaluate the association of age, patterns of immune dysfunction, and types of viral respiratory pathogens with development of childhood asthma. Compare the safety and efficacy of SLIT with that of other forms of immunotherapy
Perspectives on Thyroid Disease Ralph P. Tufano, M.D., M.B.A., Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D., Gerard M. Doherty, M.D. and Edmund Pribitkin, M.D. List important recommendations about extent of initial thyroid surgery as proposed by ATA guidelines. Discuss current literature and initiatives to standardize terminology used for management of patients with thyroid nodules. Use current guidelines and indications to better manage patients with thyroid cancer by appropriately doing central or lateral neck dissection. Review indications for use of fine needle aspiration biopsy, rebiopsy, molecular markers, and frozen sections in management of patients with thyroid nodules. Consider extent of follow-up and use of same-day surgery, based on review of current trends in management of patients with thyroid nodules.
Additional Options for CME in Otolaryngology are Available...
If you have taken the current Otolaryngology course listed above, or if you are seeking additional Otolaryngology credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon where we have abbreviated listings of additional courses available or courses that will be available soon.
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