24th Symposium: Challenges and Controversies in Pediatric Otolaryngology

February 1, 2019
John G. Rangos Sr. Conference Center
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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Course Directors

Jeffrey P. Simons, MD

Amanda L. Stapleton, MD

David H. Chi, MD

Intent and Overview

The field of Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery continues to evolve with new technologies, treatment options, and advanced scientific knowledge. The meeting will discuss an array of topics within the field of Pediatric Otolaryngology including rhinology/head & neck, otology, sleep, quality improvement, surgical training, and airway.

This meeting will to be a great opportunity to be updated on common and cutting-edge topics in pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders. The course will provide panel discussions of controversial topics with experts in the field from throughout the country. It will also allow the audience to learn new and exciting approaches to the surgical and medical management of pediatric otolaryngology disorders.


At the completion of the course, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss complications of adenoidectomy
  • Understand the work up of pediatric head and neck mass/tumors
  • Discuss the new CFTR modulator therapies for Cystic Fibrosis Patients
  • Recognize vascular anomalies and their work up in pediatric patients
  • Understand the workup and management of unilateral hearing loss
  • Describe hearing outcomes in patients with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder.
  • Understand the use of Eustachian tube balloon dilation techniques
  • Be able to work up a patient for persistent OSA after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  • Describe the use of the hypoglossal nerve stimulator in Down’s Syndrome patients.
  • Recognize the role of quality improvement programs for pediatric tracheostomy care.
  • Summarize the controversies in type 1 laryngeal cleft treatment/care.
  • Describe the management of laryngomalacia in infants.Describe the work up and management of pediatric ankyloglossia.

Who Should Attend

  • Otolaryngologists
  • Primary care physicians
  • Pediatricians, family practitioners
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Residents
  • Audiologists
  • Speech therapists
  • Other interested health care professionals

CME Accreditation and Designation Statement

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.7 continuing education units (CEUs) which are equal to 7.2 contact hours.