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 68 (OTO68) To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

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Course Topics

Head and Neck Cancer

Develop multidisciplinary strategies for diagnosis and treatment of patients with sinonasal carcinoma; Identify the characteristics and risks for nodal recurrence and distant metastasis in histologic subtypes of sinonasal carcinoma; Elaborate on the role of radiation and other adjuvant therapies for patients with head and neck cancer; Recognize the limitations of larynx preservation strategies in patients with laryngeal cancer; Select appropriate candidates for larynx preservation among patients with laryngeal cancer

Allergy Management

Identify the role of histamine receptor antagonists in the treatment of various diseases; Summarize the effects of histamine in the central nervous system and periphery; Develop strategies for using betahistine in the treatment of Meniere disease; Create strategies to reduce risk for exposure to COVID19 during office-based otolaryngology procedures; Modify management of patients with allergies and asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vertigo/Sleep Apnea

Evaluate patients for vertigo associated with vestibular dysfunction; Perform a differential diagnosis for vertigo; Improve patient adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy; Utilize oral appliances and behavioral interventions to manage obstructive sleep apnea; Use an at-home mandibular titration device to identify patients who would benefit from an appliance for obstructive sleep apnea.

Otorrhea/Meniere Disease/Skull Base Osteomyelitis

Review the characteristics, diagnosis, and management of chronic otorrhea; Diagnose atypical causes of chronic otorrhea; Perform a differential diagnosis for Meniere disease; Develop management strategies for Meniere disease; Evaluate and manage patients with skull base osteomyelitis

Nonspastic Dysphonia/Chronic Aspiration

Choose an effective technique for treating nonspasmodic dysphonia with botulinum toxin; Anticipate side effects of botulinum toxin injections in patients with chronic cough; Diagnosis and treat paradoxical vocal cord movement; Use appropriate diagnostic assessments for children with chronic aspiration; Assess the efficacy of surgical treatment options for sialorrhea in children.

Olfactory Dysfunction/Epistaxis

Explain the etiology of olfactory dysfunction in chronic rhinosinusitis and differentiate between subjective and objective dysfunction; Recommend appropriate strategies to manage olfactory dysfunction based on the underlying etiology and clinical presentation; Review the clinical presentation, incidence, and importance of olfactory loss as a symptom of COVID-19; Recommend appropriate treatment strategies for olfactory loss associated with COVID-19; Implement current clinical practice guidelines to manage nosebleeds.


Updates in Laryngology

Perform a clinical evaluation of patients with subglottic stenosis; Develop appropriate management strategies for subglottic stenosis based on clinical evaluation and disease characteristics; Diagnose and manage patients with globus pharyngeus; Identify common esophageal conditions that contribute to dysphagia; Utilize high-resolution esophageal manometry to diagnose and treat common swallowing disorders.

Updates in Head and Neck Cancer

Utilize vaccines targeting the human papillomavirus to prevent and manage HPV-related head and neck cancer; Select management strategies for HPV-related head and neck cancer to maximize oncologic outcomes and minimize treatment-related toxicities; Compare the efficacy and safety of management approaches for head and neck cancer; Use sonographic patterns and cytologic evaluation to stratify risk for malignancy in thyroid nodules; Identify situations in which molecular testing is likely to improve diagnosis and management of thyroid nodules.

Rhinology Updates

Use precision medicine in choosing treatment options for patients chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps; Counsel patients with chronic rhinosinusitis about the advantages of early surgery; Identify patients with chronic rhinosinusitis who are most likely to respond to macrolide therapy; Select novel therapies for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis; Evaluate literature supporting dysbiosis as the cause of chronic rhinosinusitis.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Evaluate pediatric patients for obstructive sleep apnea; Categorize pediatric obstructive sleep apnea based on the primary structures and severity of obstruction, as detected on drug-induced sleep endoscopy; Determine whether a child requires medical or surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea; Choose treatments for OSA based on the patient?s relevant phenotypic traits; Employ continuous positive airway pressure, oral appliances, and mouth closure techniques for treating OSA.


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.