UF Otolaryngology Fall Update 2016

Published: August 9th, 2016

Category: Otolaryngology Department

October 15, 2016

Harrell Medical Education Building (HMEB)
1104 Newell Drive, Room 240 / 250
Gainesville, Florida 32610

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UF Otolaryngology


The University of Florida Department of Otolaryngology will host a Fall Update CME program in conjunction with  the University of Florida College of Medicine Alumni Weekend October 14-15, 2016. We hope that you will join  us in the Swamp for an excellent educational opportunity and an entertaining football game against Mizzou. The  College of Medicine has a number of organized events you will also be able to join.  All events are open to all of our alumni, faculty and friends.

The Otolaryngology Fall Update program will feature several UF faculty speakers as well as Dr. Rahul Shah, Vice President and Chief Quality and Safety Officer at Children’s National Health System and Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics at GWU. The event is pending CME approval and will be held in the new state of the art George T. Harrell MD Medical Education Building which is on UF campus behind the Hospital located at 1104 Newell Drive.

Football tickets, which can only be purchased by alumni who have registered for either the Tailgate Party on  Saturday or Celebrating Classes Dinner on Friday, will be available for pick-up at Friday’s Celebrating Classes Dinner or Saturday’s Tailgate event. Football tickets are non-refundable*.

Saturday October 15, 2016

9:12-9:27 AM

7:15-7:49 AM Breakfast and Registration
7:50-7:55AM Welcome
Patrick J. Antonelli, MD / Rodrigo C. Silva, MD
7:56-7:59 AM Introduction of Guest Speaker
William O. Collins, MD
8:00-8:17 AM Quality in Otolaryngology
Rahul Shah, MD

Learning objectives

  1. To explain the value equation in healthcare.
  2. To describe the role of Otolaryngologists in driving quality improvement.
  3. To present quality improvement tools for the Otolaryngologist to implement in their practice.
 8:18-8:35 AM Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery in Pediatric Patients
William O. Collins, MD, FAAP, FACS

Learning Objectives:
  1. Gauge the feasibility of transferring endoscopic surgical techniques to the pediatric patient population
  2. Identify unique sinonasal anatomic differences in pediatric patients
  3. Compare outcomes in endoscopic skull base surgery between adults & children
 8:36-8:53 AM Upper Airway Stimulation Therapy for the Treatment of  OSA
John D. Harwick, MD

Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the physiology of Upper Airway Stimulation Therapy
  2. Determine Patient Candidacy for Upper airway Stimulation Therapy
  3. Describe the Process of Titration following Implantation
8:54-9:11 AM State of the Art Maxillary Reconstruction
Peter T. Dziegielewski, MD

Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe options for maxillary reconstruction
  2. Demonstrate the utility of virtual surgical planning in maxillary reconstruction.
  3. Discuss functional outcomes after maxillary reconstruction.
 9:12-9:27 AM  Options for Scalp Defect Repair
J. Randall Jordan, MD

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the particular anatomic and physical challenges of scalp defect repair
2. Improve understanding of the factors affecting successful repair of scalp defects
3. To present algorithmic approach to repair of scalp defects from small to large

9:30-9:47 AM Malignant Otitis Externa
Matthew O’Malley, MD

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify clinical findings that may be consistent with malignant otitis externa
  2. Understand current management trends for malignant otitis externa
  3. Increased understanding of the role of nuclear medicine imaging in management of malignant otitis externa
9:48-10:05 AM Laryngomalacia in 2016: What has changed?
Rahul Shah, MD
Learning objectives:

  1. To describe updates in the current management of newborn stridor.
  2. To explain the role of airway evaluation in the diagnosis of laryngomalacia.
  3. To present novel surgical approaches to laryngomalacia.
 10:06-10:15 AM Concluding Remarks
Rodrigo Silva, MD