Mayo Clinic ENT Update 2020 and Tackling Problematic Sinusitis 2020

Sedona, AZ US
March 4, 2020 to March 7, 2020

Course Directors: Devyani Lal, M.D., Michael  L. Hinni, M.D., Erin K. O'Brien, M.D., and Matthew A. Rank, M.D.

March 4 - 7, 2020 - Hilton Sedona Resort - Sedona, Arizona

This tri-site Mayo Clinic course provides a multidisciplinary learning experience for the busy clinician, distilling two symposia in one unique course. 

The fourth annual “ENT Update 2020” symposium provides a state-of-the art review of clinical updates pertinent to the practice of general otolaryngology.  Subspecialties include head and neck, sleep medicine, otology, laryngology, facial plastic surgery and pediatric otolaryngology.  A live surgical head and neck prosection will be featured. 

The ninth annual “Tackling Problematic Sinusitis 2020” symposium features the latest in biologics and immunotherapies that offer new avenues of treatment for nasal polyps and cancers, endoscopic sinus surgery, frontal sinus surgery, basic skull base procedures, management of recalcitrant sinusitis and nasal pathology, as well as team-based care models and a live surgical skull base prosection.  A research day will cover recent advances in understanding and managing chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).  

Registration FeeRegister On or Before February 4, 2020Register After
February 4, 2020
MD, DO, PhD$900$975
Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional, Retiree$800$875

Exhibitor Opportunities
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please complete Exhibit Documents and submit to Kristy Badder.


Target Audience

Practicing otolaryngologists, allergists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in ENT, audiologists and speech language pathologists, and nurses with a strong interest in ENT care.

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

Tackling Problematic Sinusitis 2020:

  1. Describe practical tests to subtype chronic rhinosinusitis
  2. Explain how chronic rhinosinusitis subtyping can help identify therapeutic strategies
  3. Identify how chronic rhinosinusitis patients can benefit from aspirin desensitization and biologic therapies
  4. Identify factors associated with sinus surgery failure

ENT Update 2020:

  1. Identify and treat pediatric sinusitis and tonsillitis
  2. Describe the latest updates in transoral laser and transoral robotic surgeries
  3. Recommend treatments for vocal cord paralysis and vocal cord carcinoma
  4. Assess challenges in facial plastics and base of skull surgeries

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 21.50 AAFP Prescribed
  • 21.50 ABOHNS
  • 21.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 21.50 ANCC
  • 21.50 AOA Category 2-A
  • 21.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
03/04/2020 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
03/07/2020 - 1:00pm

Click here to view Program Schedule on mobile

Hilton Sedona Resort
90 Ridge Trail Dr.
Sedona, AZ 86351
United States
+1 (877) 273-3762

A special room block rate of $309 (USD), plus applicable city/state taxes, and a $15 resort fee per room per night, is available for course participants and guests.  Mayo Clinic group rates apply three days pre and post conference dates, based on availability.  To ensure accommodations, please make your reservation before the room block quickly fills, or by February 3, 2020.  

Click here to make your reservations

Alternate Accommodations:  
Please note that the group block at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is nearly sold out.  Highly suggested nearby Sedona properties are listed below: 

Las Posadas of Sedona
26 Avenida De Piedras
Sedona, Arizona 86351
Tel: 928-284-5288
Las Posadas of Sedona luxury boutique inn offers; beautiful spacious villas and suites, our southwestern breakfast, a romantic location and staff attentive to every detail of your stay. Our amenities are unmatched and our location at the Gateway to Sedona's Red Rock Country provides your oasis to explore the Greater Sedona area.
Free WiFi · Fabulous Breakfast · Families Welcome · Pet Friendly

Desert Quail Inn
6626 AZ-179 
SEDONA, AZ 86351
Local: 928-284-1433
Toll Free: 800-385-0927
Perfectly located in the heart of Sedona’s Red Rock Country, the Desert Quail Inn is just seven miles south of Uptown Sedona in the Village of Oak Creek. Central to many of Sedona’s most popular attractions, shops, art galleries, and activities including Oak Creek Country Club, Sedona Golf Resort, Oak Creek Factory Outlets, Oak Creek Canyon, Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, Red Rock State Park, and Pink Jeep Tours.”


A rental vehicle is recommended. The Hilton Sedona Resort is located just 90 minutes north of Phoenix, Arizona and only two and a half hours away from the Grand Canyon.

Hertz: Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for course registrants. Visit Hertz online (use convention number CV03NR0015). Special rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended; blackout dates may apply. 

Shuttle Service: Ace Xpress offers door-to-door transportation from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (or a Sky Harbor Airport hotel) to the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock. You must make your reservation at least three weeks prior to your arrival in Phoenix. This is not a direct shuttle. For additional information click here
Telephone: (800) 336-ACEX ext. 2239 (toll-free) or (928) 649-2720.

Visit Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau which offers a variety of recreation and leisure activities in the area.

Mayo Clinic Course Directors

ENT Update
   Michael L. Hinni, M.D. 

Tackling Problematic Sinusitis
   Devyani Lal, M.D.   
   Erin K. O’Brien, M.D.  
   Matthew A. Rank, M.D.  

Honored International Guest Faculty

David J. Howard, FRCS, FRCSEd 
Institute of Laryngology and Otology 
London, UK

Valerie J. Lund, MB BS, MS, FRCS, FRCSEd 
University College, London Medical School,  
Institute of Laryngology and Otology 
London, UK

Guest Faculty

Aditi A. Bhuskute, M.D.
Phoenix Childrens Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona

Larry Borish, M.D., 
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Eugene H. Chang, M.D. 
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

Alexander Chiu, M.D.
KU Medical Center, University of Kansas
Kansas City, Kansas

Emily Cope, Ph.D.
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona

Mark E. Gerber, M.D.
Phoenix Childrens Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona

Vijay R. Ramakrishnan, M.D. 
University of Colorado
Aurora, Colorado

Robert Schleimer, Ph.D. 
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Steven J. Wang, M.D.
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona

Mayo Clinic Faculty

Stephen F. Bansberg, M.D. 
Semirra L. Bayan, M.D.
Garret W. Choby, M.D.
Nicholas Deep, M.D.
Rohit D. Divekar,, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
Carrlene B. Donald, P.A.-C., M.S.
Angela M. Donaldson, M.D.
Rashmi B. Halker Singh, M.D.
Grant S. Hamilton, III, M.D.
Richard E. Hayden, M.D.
Brittany E. Howard, M.D.
Jeffrey R. Janus, M.D.
Christina H. Kang, CCC-SLP
William (Will) E. Karle, M.D.
Jan L. Kasperbauer, M.D.
Hirohito Kita, M.D.
David G. Lott, M.D.
Larry B. Lundy, M.D.
Michael J. Marino, M.D. 
Brian A. Neff, M.D.
Osarenoma (Noma) U. Olomu, M.D. 
Michael D. Olson, M.D.
Daniel L. Price, M.D.
Janalee K. Stokken, M.D. 
Kathryn B. Sutton, R.N., C.O.R.L.N.
Benjamin L. Wright, M.D. 
Katie E. Zoske, M.S.N., R.N., C.M.S.R.N.

Accreditation Statement
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.

Credit Statement(s):


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants can earn up to 21.50 ANCC nursing contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live activity, Mayo Clinic ENT Update 2020 & Tackling Problematic Sinusitis 2020, with a beginning date of 03/04/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 21.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 21.50 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn their required annual part II self-assessment credit in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s Continuing Certification program (formerly known as MOC). It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of recognizing participation.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 21.50 AAFP Prescribed
  • 21.50 ABOHNS
  • 21.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 21.50 ANCC
  • 21.50 AOA Category 2-A
  • 21.50 Attendance
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