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Final Agenda for the 2017 SPOSG

January 13-15, 2017 (MLK Weekend)


January 13


January 14



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

Breakfast and AV Setup

Business Issues: Moderated by Craig Derkay

  • Policies regarding patients recording encounters: David Darrow

  • Tips for bedside manner at initial encounter of difficult patients (angry after multiple prior other doctors; needing revision surgery; second opinions; nasty to the front staff; touching in inappropriate ways)Bruce Maddern

  • New LTP/laryngoplasty and other Peds OTO codes: Larry Simon

  • MACRA/MIPS Larry Simon

10 - 12:00 noon

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

  • What’s new in Otology/Otitis Media: David Kay

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

  • Hassan RammadanWhat’s new in Pediatric Allergy and Rhinosinusitis:

  • What’s new in Head and Neck and Pediatric Airway—Tony Hughes

12 noon - 1pm

1 - 1:30 pm

1:30 - 2:00 pm

Lunch with Discussion

  • New technologies and new uses for existing technology: Industry guests


  • Tonsillectomy vs.Tonsillotomy in children Cristina Baldassari and Udi Shah


  • Strategies for prevention of post-tympanostomy otorrhea: Standard therapy vs. Otiprio Eric Mair and Craig Derkay

2 :00 - 2:30 pm

Working with (or against) your hospital:

  • When to help and when to stand-up and object (Joint commission/OR attire/ ACS Optimal resources) Ron Mitchell

2:30 - 3:00 pm

Best Doctors/Top Docs/ Best Hospitals ratings:

  • Should you play “the game”? Does it matter? Brian Reilly

3:00 - 7:00 pm


Free time

Course dinner


January 15


8:00 - 9.30am

Breakfast with AV Setup

Difficult /interesting cases

  • Airway:Steve Sobol / Jeff Simons

  • Head and neck: Lindhe Guarisco/Amal Isaiah

  • Otology: Anita Jeyakumar, Melvin Schloss

  • Facial plastics: Mark Armeni

9:30 - 10:00 am

10:30 - 11:00am

10:00 - 10:30

11:20 - 11:50

11:50 - noon

11:00 - 11:20am

11:50 - noon

What Otolaryngologists need to know about Zika: Ramzi Younis

How to incorporate Allergy into your Pediatric Otolaryngology Practice: Maria Veling

Ergonomics in Pediatric ENT: Dan Wohl and Karen Zur

E cigarettes (ENDS): What the Pediatric ENT needs to know and why: Craig Derkay

Managing hearing loss in children: a Pediatrician’s perspective: Rachel St John

Discussion of timing/venue for SPOSG 2017/Caribbean meeting: Rande/Craig/Carlos


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