Course Director: Devyani Lal, M.D.
This Mayo Clinic online course focuses on select topics of contemporary interest to Otolaryngologists. The course is richly illustrated with pictures, figures and videos. Each subject matter is covered by expert subspecialists who share their pearls in managing these conditions.
“Frontal Sinus Surgery- Systematic Technique” is designed for those who wish to undertake formal frontal sinus dissection. This part will comprehensively cover the related surgical anatomy and helpful instrumentation. The basic technique in frontal sinusotomy (Draf IIA) will be detailed via figures and videos. Indications, steps and concepts in advanced surgical techniques will be also discussed. The course will not cover balloon-only procedures.
“Pearls in Rhinology” will discuss updates in management of epistaxis, chronic sinusitis without nasal polyps, allergic fungal sinusitis and Eustachian tube dysfunction.
“Pearls in Laryngology" will detail Killian-Jamieson diverticulum, management of recurrent laryngeal nerve transection, laryngeal oddities, muscle tension dysphagia, and considerations in communicating with singer patients.
“Facial Plastic Surgery for the General Otolaryngologist” will cover rhinoplasty techniques and management of the paralytic eyelid. Rhinoplasty will focus on identification of preoperative findings and techniques for correction. Special focus on using costal cartilage (cadaveric or autologous) that are applicable to the general otolaryngologist. The course on management of the paralytic eyelid will dive deeply into the issues that arise with both the upper and lower eyelid when paralysis is present. This will include discussion of medical management and surgical treatment options with special focus on the bipedicled orbicularis oculi musculocutaneous flap.
You may register for components independently. A 10% discount is offered if you register for the full course.
|Entire Course (all four components)||6.50 credit hours|
|Frontal Sinus Surgery - Systematic Technique||2.00 credit hours|
|Pearls in Rhinology||1.25 credit hours|
|Pearls in Laryngology||2.25 credit hours|
|Facial Plastic Surgery for the General Otolaryngologist||1.00 credit hours|
The course is designed primarily for Otolaryngologists. Certain sections may be of interest to Speech and Language Pathologists, NPs and PAs with practices dedicated to Otolaryngology
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Frontal Sinus Surgery - Systematic Technique
- Identify and correlate endoscopic landmarks to simulate a 3D construct of the frontal sinus outflow tract.
- Differentiate frontal techniques based on extent of surgery (Draf I-III)
- Describe steps and instruments for “standard” endoscopic frontal techniques (Draf I, Draf IIA)
- Enumerate indications and steps of advanced frontal techniques
Pearls in Rhinology
- Evaluate a laddered approach to the management of epistaxis
- Classify subtypes of chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyps
- Describe the pathophysiology and inflammatory mechanisms of allergic fungal sinusitis
- Assess treatment strategies for dilatory Eustachian tube dysfunction
Pearls in Laryngology
- Recognize the differences between a Killian-Jamieson and Zenkers diverticulum
- Identify the appearance of different rheumatologic diseases of the larynx
- Examine the theoretical framework for muscle tension dysphagia (MTDg)
- Identify how singers describe vocal function and voice problems
Facial Plastic Surgery for the General Otolaryngologist
- Identify cases where rib grafting may be beneficial
- Demonstrate diced cartilage grafting for dorsal correction and/or dorsal augmentation
- Assess the paralytic eyelid by history and physical exam
- Identify medical and surgical management options for the paralytic eyelid
Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.
Pearls in Rhinology
Pearls in Laryngology
Online - no need to travel
Devyani Lal, M.D.
| Associate Dean,|
AAssociate Dean, Mayo Clinic
Brittany E. Howard, M.D.
Christina Kang, CCC-SLP
William (Will) E. Karle, M.D.
Michael J. Marino, M.D.
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 6.5 AOA Category 2-A credits.
Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.
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- 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 6.50 AOA Category 2-A
- 6.50 Attendance
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.
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