2016 Western States Rhinology Course

Join our internationally renowned faculty and your colleagues for the 2016 Western States Rhinology Course. The 2016 Course will be held October 13th to 15th, 2016 in Sonoma, California.

  • 19.25-23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits
  • Cutting edge program, live dissection demonstrations and international faculty
  • Premier resort and beautiful wine country

October 13, 2016

7:00 – 8:00 am: Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am Pathogenesis of Rhinosinusitis Richard Orlandi, MD
8:30 am The Sinus Microbiome and its Impact on Practice Vijay Ramakrishnan, MD
9:00 am What is Maximal Medical Therapy in 2016? Todd Kingdom, MD
9:30 am Topical Therapies for CRS: What’s the Evidence? Jeremiah Alt, MD, PhD
9:50 am Break
10:20 am Evidence-based Preop and Postop Care Anne Getz, MD
10:40 am Outcomes in the Management of CRS: What You Should Know Timothy Smith, MD
11:30 am Ask the Experts Drs. Alt, Getz, Orlandi, Ramakrishnan, Smith
Noon – 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm Surgical Anatomy of the Sinuses Zara Patel, MD
1:30 pm Intraoperative Considerations in FESS Anne Getz, MD
1:50 pm Mastering the Maxillary and Ethmoid Sinuses Jayakar Nayak, MD, PhD
2:10 pm Sphenoid Sinus Surgery Jeremiah Alt, MD, PhD
2:30 pm Break  
3:00 pm Comprehensive Approaches to the Frontal Sinus Peter H. Hwang, MD
3:30 pm Revision Sinus Surgery Todd Kingdom, MD
4:00 pm Breakout Sessions: Ask the Experts All Faculty
5:30 pm Adjourn  
6:00 pm: Wine and Cheese Reception

October 14, 2016

7:00 – 8:00 am: Breakfast
8:00 am Complications of FESS Timothy Smith, MD, MPH
8:30 am Surgery of the Orbit & Optic Nerve Vijay Ramakrishnan, MD
9:00 am Endoscopic Resection of Sinonasal Tumors Peter Hwang, MD
9:30 am Repair of Skull Base Defects Todd Kingdom, MD
10:00 am Break
10:30 am Endoscopic Approaches to the Sella and Clivus Zara Patel, MD
11:00 am Pterygopalatine & Infratemporal Fossa Surgery Richard Orlandi, MD
11:30 am Medicolegal Issues in Sinus Surgery:  The life and Times of an Expert Witness Timothy Smith, MD, MPH
12:00 pm Ask the Experts: Advanced Techniques Drs. Kingdom, Patel, Ramakrishnan, Smith
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm Demonstration Dissection
3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm Turbinate Surgery Richard Orlandi, MD
4:30 pm Empty Nose Syndrome Jayakar Nayak, MD, PhD
5:00 pm Office-based Rhinology Peter Hwang, MD
5:30 pm Adjourn

October 15, 2016

8:00-9:30 am:  Breakfast with the Faculty
8:00 am Breakfast with the Faculty:
small group breakouts and case review
All faculty
9:40 am Management of Complex Septal Deviations Sam Most, MD
10:10 am Break
10:30 am Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease Anne Liu, MD
11:00 am Biologic Therapies in CRS Anne Liu, MD
11:20 am Facial Pain & Headache Meredith Barad, MD
12:00 pm Ask the Experts Drs. Barad, Getz, Hwang, Liu, Most, Nayak
12:30 pm

Adjournment for non-lab participants

1:00 pm Lab Dissection (Hotel Stone Room)  
5:00 pm 2016 Course Adjournment  

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