Otolaryngology Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 66 (OTO66) Topics Include:   Olfactory Disorders, Chronic Allergic Rhinitis vs. Sleep Disturbances, Surgical Procedures to Improve Dysphagia, Facial Nerve Paralysis, Voice Therapy, and more.

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Identify types and causes of olfactory disorders; Perform clinical evaluation of patients with olfactory disorders; Evaluate patients with postviral olfactory loss associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); Develop treatment strategies for patients with olfactory disorders; Implement quality improvement measures to optimize care of pediatric patients with tracheostomies

Fiberscope vs Video-stroboscopy/Surgery for Oropharyngeal Cancer

Choose whether to perform rigid or flexible laryngoscopy on the basis of an initial assessment of patient history and voice quality; Use narrow band imaging or videostroboscopy with laryngoscopy when appropriate to obtain additional diagnostic information; Develop strategies for voice stress testing during flexible laryngoscopy to identify the cause of voice abnormalities; Summarize the oncologic and functional outcomes following open surgery, radiation therapy, chemoradiation therapy, and transoral minimally invasive surgery for oropharyngeal cancer; Select patients with oropharyngeal cancer who are likely to benefit from transoral robotic surgery

Oropharyngeal Cancer /Cochlear Gene Therapy

Identify toxicities related to the use of radiation therapy and chemotherapy in patients with oropharyngeal cancer; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of strategies for deescalation of treatment in patients with oropharyngeal cancer; Implement changes in staging of human papillomavirus-related oropharyngeal cancer; Elaborate on techniques for delivering gene therapy into the cochlea; Determine which patients with congenital or acquired cochlear pathology are most likely to benefit from gene therapy.

Allergy/Palate Surgery/Rhinoplasty

Explain the relationship between chronic allergic rhinitis and sleep disturbances; Identify indicators of chronic allergy in patients with chronic serous otitis media, sinusitis, and laryngeal symptoms; Cite physiologic and clinical outcomes of UPPP for patients with obstructive sleep apnea; Select modified approaches to UPPP based on patient and physician factors; Develop strategies for revision rhinoplasty based on anatomic and physiologic factors.

Controversies Surrounding Tonsillectomy

Identify patients most likely to benefit from tonsillectomy based on recently updated clinical practice guidelines; Describe outcomes related to executive function, sleep, and quality of life in children with obstructive sleep apnea who underwent tonsillectomy compared with watchful waiting; Elaborate on outcomes of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy in children with recurrent throat infections; Compare and contrast outcomes of intracapsular and extracapsular tonsillectomy; Optimize management of pain after tonsillectomy.

Radiation/Nasal Polyposis /Dysphagia

Assess risk in patients with oropharyngeal cancer based on human papillomavirus status and other prognostic factors; Optimize the use of radiation dose de-escalation strategies in patients with human papillomavirus -positive oropharyngeal cancers; Identify characteristic signs and symptoms of allergic fungal rhinosinusitis; Provide patients with effective options for treatment of allergic fungal rhinosinusitis and aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease; Use swallow therapy and surgical procedures to improve dysphagia.

Melanoma /Dysphagia /Nasal Airflow

Identify patients with melanoma of the head and neck who are most likely to benefit from radiation therapy; Create exercise training programs to strengthen the muscles involved in swallowing; Utilize biofeedback and fatigue scales to evaluate patient performance during swallow retraining in patients with dysphagia; Summarize common challenges in treatment of nasal obstruction; Discuss benefits and limitations of objective tests for assessing nasal obstruction.

Testing of Facial Nerves/Salivary Gland

Use electrical diagnostic testing to predict outcomes in patients with facial nerve paralysis; Develop management strategies for patients with facial nerve paralysis based on results of electrical testing; Predict the degree of nerve injury and likelihood of full recovery based on the rate of Wallerian degeneration; Identify symptoms, possible causes, and initial strategies for management of sialolithiasis; Select appropriate candidates for endoscopic or surgical procedures to treat sialolithiasis.

Dizziness/Salivary Stones/Oropharynx Carcinoma

Identify possible causes of dizziness on the basis of patient risk factors and the evolution and duration of dizziness; Select appropriate tests to diagnose conditions that cause dizziness; Perform a patient history, physical examination, and diagnostic studies to diagnose and localize sialoliths; Develop a strategy for removal of sialoliths on the basis of their size and location; Compare and contrast the oncologic and functional outcomes of different treatment strategies for oropharyngeal cancer.

Presbyphonia/Vestibular Migraine/ Frontal Osteoplastic Flap

Create protocols for voice therapy in patients with presbyphonia; Implement strategies to improve outcomes of voice therapy for presbyphonia; Elaborate on the relationship between dizziness and migraine; Identify effects of vestibular migraine on a patient's quality of life; Optimize the use of the osteopathic flap in frontal sinus surgery.


Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include: Allergy Infectious DiseaseFamily Practice and Sleep Medicine

If you have taken the current Otolaryngology CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon.  There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Ototlaryngology plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.


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