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Final Agenda for the 2016 SPOSG

January 15-17, 2016 (MLK Weekend)


January 15


January 16



Arrive and settle in. Meet at the lobby bar for late night social hour.

Breakfast and AV Setup

Business Issues: 

  • ICD-10/ Meaningful use/ CPOE and your EHR Karin Hotchkiss

  • ACS Optimal Resources for Pediatric Surgical Care: Craig Derkay

  • Maintenance of Certification Brian Reilly

  • Making the internet work for your practice: Karin Hotchkiss

  • Dealing with insurers who misinterpret guidelines: David Darrow

  • Managing “no shows”—does anyone have a way to get the rate less than 10%- Derkay/Darrow

  • Creating a Culture of Communication in Regionally Expanding Academic Departments: Tony Hughes

10 - 12:00 noon

Pediatric Otolaryngology Journal Club (Presentations of the top in each field with critique)

  • What’s new in Otology/Otitis Media: Mark Boston

  • What’s new in Tonsils/Adenoids and OSA: Jim Thomsen

  • What’s new in Pediatric Allergy and Rhinosinusitis: Julie Wei

  • What’s new in Head and Neck and Pediatric Airway—Carlton Zdanski

12 noon - 1pm

Lunch with Discussion

  • New technologies and new uses for existing technology: Erin Wehrly et al

1 - 1:30 pm


  • Point/Counterpoint: When to order sleep studies in children Cristina Baldassari/David Kay

1:30 - 2:00 pm

Point/Counterpoint: Approaches to treat and prevention of post-tympanostomy
otorrhea Stuart Morgenstein/ Zorik Spektor

2 :00 - 2:30 pm

Update on ATA Guidelines for management of childhood Thyroid CA Ken Kazahaya

2:30 - 3:00 pm

Update on Pediatric Hearing Aids/Cochlear implants Luv Juvia

3:00 - 7:00 pm


Free time

Course dinner


January 18


8:00 - 10.30am

Breakfast with AV Setup

Difficult /interesting cases (20 minutes per section)

  • Airway: Karen Zur, Scott Rickert, Earl Harley

  • Head and neck : Josh Bedwell/Lindhe Guarisco

  • Otology: Carlos Gonzalez/Paul Bauer

  • Sinus: Hassan Rammadan/ Ramzi Younis (minimally invasive sinus surgery)

  • Allergy: Bruce Maddern/Bo Lewis

  • Facial plastics: Mark Armeni

10:30 - 11:00am

11:30 - 11:50am

11:00 - 11:30

11:50 - 12 noon

12 noon

Unique airway foreign bodies Jeff Simons

Pediatric Voice Karen Zur/Pamela Mudd

Establishing and maintaining a pediatric tracheostomy quality improvement intitiative Sam Ostrower

Discussion of timing/venue for SPOSG 2015/CPOC: Rande/Craig/Carlos
Should we initiate “dues” to defer costs?


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