Trauma Symposium to be held at #OTOMTG18

July 2018 – Vol. 37, No. 6

The AAO-HNS Trauma Committee and the Society of Military Otolaryngologists (SMO) will present a Trauma Symposium during the AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Atlanta, Georgia. “Modern Management of H&N Trauma: Computer Aided Applications in Maxillofacial Reconstruction” will be held at 5:00 pm (ET), Saturday, October 6, with the location to be announced. The event is open to military and civilian attendees and includes a reception, dinner, awards, and displays. Bradley Strong, MD, Professor and Vice-Chairman at University of California, Davis, will speak on presurgical planning, navigation, and intra-operative imaging during maxillofacial reconstruction. David Powers, MD, DMD, Associate Professor and Director, Duke Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Program, will speak on intra-operative models, guides, and patient specific implants used in trauma reconstruction.  In addition, Tanisha L. Hammill from the DoD Hearing Center of Excellence will present surgical research and the use of technology in medicine.

The SMO has a rich heritage of serving 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 is well-aligned with SMO to educate and update the otolaryngology community regarding the state-of-the-art evaluation, emergency management, and reconstruction of head and neck trauma. This annual event serves the otolaryngology community by educating guests on 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.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council 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. 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. For registration: https://www.miloto.org.