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Final Agenda for the 2018 SPOSG

January 12-14, 2018 (MLK Weekend)


January 12


January 13



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

Breakfast and AV Setup

Update on the activities of our societies that impact our practices:

  • ASPO: Bruce Maddern

  • AAO-HNS: Stacey Ishman

  • SENTAC: David Darrow

  • AAP: Steve Sobol

  • ACS: Craig Derkay

  • AMA: Craig Derkay

8:45- 10:15am

Business Issues: Moderated by Craig Derkay
Coding update 2018: Larry Simon

Use of scribes vs. templates vs Dragon in implementing your office EMR: what works best/most economical in a busy Peds OTO office: David Darrow

Clinical scenarios that prompt Attending notification when your practice is covered by residents/fellows/ PA’s or  PNPs: Evelyn Kluka and Steve Sobol

10:15 - 12 noon

Pediatric Otolaryngology Journal Club (Presentations of one or two key articles from the past year in each field with critique)

  • What’s new in Otitis Media: Scott Brietzke + interesting sleep case

  • What’s new in pain control after Tonsillectomy: Jim Thomsen

  • What’s new in Pediatric Allergy and Rhinosinusitis: Amy Coffey

  • What’s new in Head and Neck/Pediatric Airway—John Carter 

  • What’s new in hearing amplification in children: Carlos Gonzalez


1:00 - 1:30 pm

Lunch with Discussion

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

Point/Counterpoint: Surgical management of tongue tie and lip tie in infants and young children Cristina Baldassari and Jeff Simons

1:30 - 2 :00 pm

2:00 - 2:30 pm

2:30 - 3:00 pm

Eustachian Tube balloon dilation experience: tips, tricks and indications: Gopi Shah, Anthony Sheyn

Managing burnout/developing resilience throughout a Pediatric Otolaryngology career Mark Boston
and Mel Schloss

Risks of general anesthesia/repeated general anesthesias in young children: What is the evidence and how to discuss this with families:_Stacey Ishman

Free time


Course dinner


January 14


8:00 - 9.30am

Breakfast with AV Setup

Difficult /interesting cases

  • Airway: _Sam Ostrower, Stuart Morganstern 

  • Head and neck: Lindhe Guarisco

  • Otology: Andy Simonsen and Bo Lewis (Ear cultures vs Advanced genomic sequencing)

  • Rhinology:Andy Sipp (Pneumococcal and Hib Immunity in Children with chronic sinusitis)

  • Craniofacial: Scott Reikert

  • Zika: Ramzi Younis

9:30 - 10:00 am

10:50 - 11:20am

10:00 - 10:20

Pediatric otoplasty: Mark Armeni

Update on Avastin in severe RRP: Karen Zur

Writing and reading letters of recommendations for medical students; residents; fellows and for promotion of colleagues:__Bill Collins


11:20 - 11:45am

11:50 - noon

Bundled payment models--where does the Pediatric Otolaryngologist fit in: Mike Biavati

Discussion of timing/venue for SPOSG 2019:Rande Lazar


2:00 - 2:30 pm

3:00 - 7:00 pm

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