Published: July 15, 2024

“Scrub In” to the Simulation Events at #OTOMTG24

Over two dozen new and returning simulation events offer an interactive, hands-on format to enhance your surgical skills during the 2024 Annual Meeting.

Aao2023 Sun ThumbnailDon’t forget to set aside plenty of time during this year’s AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO to participate in simulation events, which will include a full program of education sessions from Saturday, September 28 through Monday, September 30, as well as the ever-popular SIM Tank competition, and a pre-conference workshop on managing OTO emergencies in practice (separate registration required).

Simulation Showcase and SIM Tank

Aao 0376Sponsored by the AAO-HNSF Simulation Education Committee, the Simulation Showcase provides an opportunity for simulation scholars to demonstrate their innovative otolaryngology simulators, projects, and curriculum. The top three most innovative simulation projects will present to a panel of expert judges while competing for the top prize during the SIM Tank. Projects are judged on innovation, creativity, scalability throughout the specialty, and advancement of training and practice in the field. The Simulation Showcase and SIM Tank will both be held Sunday, September 29, 2024. The SIM Tank will be held in the Americana Ballroom, Salon 3.

AAO-HNSF Pre-Conference Workshop

Aao2023 Sun 138Worst-Case Scenarios: Managing OTO Emergencies in Practice
This is a 4.5-hour course geared toward practicing otolaryngologists that simulates six low-frequency, high-stakes emergency situations you may not encounter often in your daily routine. The workshop will be held at the University of Miami – Simulation Hospital Advancing Research & Education (S.H.A.R.E). Residents and early registrants receive a discounted fee. Space is limited to 40 participants, so register early to reserve your spot!

Simulation Center

The Simulation Center returns with an expanded offering of simulation education sessions and hands-on surgical skills training, including the return of the engaging otolaryngology escape room and the masterclass in frontal sinus dissection using 3D-printed simulation models. Keep reading for a full list of the simulation education sessions that will be happening each day.

To learn more, visit the full Education Program and select “Simulation Education” to view session times, speakers, summaries of each session’s content and learning objectives, and CME/MOC credit.

Saturday, September 28

  • Mandibular Fixation and Plating in a Live Saw Bones Lab
  • Tap-Tap: Learning Nasal Osteotomy Techniques on 3D-Printed Models
  • Ear Framework Creation for Microtia Reconstruction
  • Mid Face Plating in a Live Saw Bones Lab
  • Masterclass in Frontal Sinus Dissection Using 3D-Printed Simulation Models (multiple sessions offered)
  • Effective Management of Auricular Hematoma: Hands-On Experience With the Experts
  • Hands-On Slide Tracheoplasty Techniques Using 3D-Printed Simulation Models

Sunday, September 29

  • A Puzzling Night on Call: An Otolaryngology Escape Room Experience (multiple sessions offered)
  • Office-Based Ultrasonography of the Neck
  • Emergency Airway Management for Medical Students: Oto Chautauqua LIVE
  • Challenging Airway Bronchoscopy: Dos and Don'ts for a Successful Procedure
  • Oral Appliance Therapy Made Simple in Your Comprehensive Sleep Practice
  • Connect Using RELATIONS® as a Strategy for Management of the Difficult Patient and Family Encounter
  • Custom Oral Appliances by ENT for Comprehensive Sleep Apnea Treatment
  • Endoscopic Surgery of the Pediatric Airway Using 3D Models

Monday, September 30

  • 3D-Planning of Mandibular Reconstruction: Hands-On Approach With Live Demonstration (multiple sessions offered)
  • 3D-Printing in Otolaryngology Practice: Where Simulation Meets Patient Care
  • Clinic Catastrophes: How to Simulate (and Survive) Office-Based Emergencies
  • Hands-On Office Laryngology Procedures
  • Simulating Tracheostomy Emergencies: Building Confidence and Competence
  • Cutting-Edge Feedback: Framework for Feedback Following Surgical Procedures
  • Hands-On Septoplasty Simulation Using Lamb Septum Model
  • Mandibular Reconstruction Planning Using Free and Open Source Tools

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