Trauma Symposium: On eve of Annual Meeting

June 2019 – Vol. 38, No. 5

The AAO-HNS Trauma Committee and the Society of Military Otolaryngologists’ Trauma Symposium will present “Modern Management of H&N Trauma: Nonvascularized Grafts and Trauma Care in the Developing World” at 5:00 pm, Saturday, September 14, at the AAO-HNSF 2019 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in New Orleans, LA. This event, open to military and civilian attendees, includes a reception, dinner, awards, and displays. Mark Stalder, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, Department of Surgery, Section of Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, will lead a panel discussion on the complex management of head and neck injuries using nonvascularized grafts.

This panel will include a multidisciplinarian team of military and civilian experts in head and neck reconstructive surgery. Travis T. Tollefson, MD, MPH, from the University of California, Davis, and David A. Shaye, MD, MPH, from Massachusetts Eye and Ear will discuss improving treatment of facial injuries from trauma in low resource countries.

The Society of Military Otolaryngology (SMO) has served the military otolaryngology community since 1952. Members have advocated for excellence in patient care for service members injured during multiple wars and conflicts as well as during peacetime. The AAO-HNS Trauma Committee mission aligns with SMO to educate and update the otolaryngology community regarding state-of-the-art evaluation, emergency management, and reconstruction of head and neck trauma. The symposium spotlights the latest wartime and peacetime advances in head and neck trauma management. It also spearheads research evaluating head and neck trauma management and mass casualty protocols.

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council l for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) and The Society of Military Otolaryngologists (SMO). The AAO-HNSF is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AAO-HNSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.