Pre-Conference Workshops

May 2017 - Vol. 36, No. 04

8:00 am-4:00 pm | Friday, September 8

The Endoscopic Ear Surgery Workshop is an advanced hands-on  endoscopic dissection course using  fresh, frozen cadaveric specimens. The course is suitable for consultants and senior otolaryngology trainees and will be delivered by international and national experts. Live dissection demonstrations will be undertaken by the faculty in all aspects of endoscopic ear surgery. There will be a variety of lectures on specific aspects of the technique, however, the main emphasis of the course will be to provide hands-on practical experience.

8:00 am – 4:00 pm | Saturday, September 9

Cutting Edge Robotics in Laryngology and Otology: TORS and Beyond An Otolaryngology Robotics Course with Hands-on Robotic Session is designed to give otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, oral maxillofacial surgeons, other head and neck physicians, and interested parties a focused education experience in transoral endoscopic techniques for resecting primary head and neck tumors and the associated state-of-the-art application of advanced adjuvant radiotherapy techniques. Both transoral laser and robotic surgery will be featured as well as flexible laser surgery in inpatient and outpatient environments.

The Ultrasound Course: Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound Skills-Oriented Course is designed to introduce the practicing surgeon to office-based ultrasound examination of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. The distinction of normal from malignant lymphadenopathy is emphasized with a demonstration of the comprehensive examination of lymph node basins in cervical zones I-VI.

This year’s Annual Meeting & OTO Experience is not one to miss. Join in the excitement by registering and booking your hotel room today at, and we’ll see you September 10-13, in Chicago, IL.

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Reasons to register

  • Earn up to 26 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Access to the ENTIRE education program, Instruction Courses included
  • Entry into the OTO Experience
  • The opportunity to review the latest scientific research in the Poster Area
  • Enjoy lunch in the OTO Experience with the exhibitors
  • Admission to the Opening Ceremony, Guest Lectures, President’s Reception, and Poster Presentations

The benefits above apply to full conference registrations only. Guests are only entitled access to the OTO Experience, Poster Area, and shuttle service. Meal tickets must be purchased separately for guests.

Ways to register


By phone:

  • Domestic: 1-866-212-0683 (toll-free Monday through Friday 8:00 am-6:30 pm. (CST)
  • International: 1-972-349-5970

International Guests of Honor (China, France, Mexico, and South Korea) and AAO-HNS Life and Retired Members receive $100 off their registration. AAO-HNS military members will be charged the Early Rate regardless of when they register.