The Western States Rhinology Course will provide a comprehensive state-of-the-art update on the practice of medical and surgical rhinology.  We are privileged to welcome an internationally renowned faculty of notable leaders in the field of rhinology. This course will feature two and one-half days of presentations, interactive discussions, and surgical demonstrations of basic and advanced topics for the practicing otolaryngologist. Topics will include medical and surgical treatment of rhinosinusitis, surgery of the orbit and malignant sinonasal tumors, and minimally invasive pituitary surgery. Surgical prosections performed by course faculty will demonstrate current endoscopic techniques. An optional hands-on laboratory featuring fresh cadaver dissection is available to interested participants. The target audience is practicing otolaryngologists with an interest in rhinology and other allied health professionals in the field of otolaryngology.


  • Describe the radiographic and surgical anatomy of the paranasal sinuses and their importance in endoscopic sinus surgery.
  • Describe new instrumentation in sinus surgery.
  • Recognize the reasons for failure after surgical management of rhinosinusitis.
  • Develop a rational approach for revision procedures.
  • Describe the emerging role of endoscopic approaches in skull base surgery.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Western States Rhinology Education Foundation. The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Americans with Disabilities Acts

It is the policy of University of Colorado School of Medicine not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you feel you need services or auxiliary aids mentioned in the ADA in order to fully participate in this continuing education activity, please e-mail Darci Dreiling or attach a note to your registration form.

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