Program Information

May 2018 – Vol. 37, No. 4

The education program is divided into 11 distinct specialty areas, allowing you to focus within your specialty or expand your knowledge in other areas.

BMP Business of Medicine/Practice Management
ES Endocrine Surgery
FPRS Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
GO General Otolaryngology
HNS Head and Neck Surgery
LBE Laryngology/Broncho-Esophagology
ON Otology/Neurotology
PSQI Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
PED Pediatric Otolaryngology
RA Rhinology/Allergy
SM Sleep Medicine

Our groundbreaking education program formats have been enhanced for this year’s meeting. Check out the latest offerings:

  • International Symposia. International symposia are one-hour panel discussions featuring expert international panelists involving interactive, in-depth, state-of-the art presentations employing a variety of didactic and interactive education formats.
  • Panel Presentations. Previously named “Miniseminars,” these discussion sessions are one or two hours (Part 1 and Part 2), presented by panelists involving interactive, in-depth, state-of-the-art presentations.
  • Expert Series. Formerly known as “Instruction Courses,” Expert Series are one- or two-hour (Part 1 and Part 2) sessions led by recognized experts on current diagnostic approaches, therapeutic approaches, and practice management topics.
  • Scientific Oral Presentations. A series of three- to six-minute presentations focuses on current evidence-based research, surgical procedures, and approaches in clinical sciences and their application to patient care. Each presentation will conclude with two minutes of audience questions and answers.
  • Scientific Posters. These visual displays detail the latest advancements in otolaryngology research and allow viewers the opportunity to appraise and assimilate scientific evidence for improved patient care practices. Poster authors will be at their boards during specific times on Monday and Tuesday to discuss their findings.
  • Masters of Surgery Video Presentations. A 60-minute time slot will include six lectures for these demonstration videos of key surgical procedures performed by otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons. Each presentation will conclude with two minutes of audience questions and answers.
  • Flash Talks. New this year! These TEDstyle presentations will feature panelists, followed by a moderator-driven discussion of case management studies to spark audience participation.
  • Specialty Society Forums. With specialty unity as a focus, each year we will highlight specialty societies and their unique education content. This year, the three specialty societies—American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA), and American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA)—will present tailored content in their dedicated sessions.