Mayo Clinic ENT Update 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.

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 2, 2020Register After
February 2, 2020
M.D., DO, Ph.D.$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 healthcare providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please submit Exhibitor Documents to our Exhibits Coordinator, 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

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 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
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.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Planning Committee - Nursing Representation
Katie E. Zoske, M.S.N., R.N., C.M.S.R.N.

Mayo Clinic Faculty
Stephen F. Bansberg, M.D. 
Garret W. Choby, M.D.
Angela M. Donaldson, M.D.
Rohit D. Divekar, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
Rashmi B. Halker Singh, M.D.
Hirohito Kita, M.D.
Michael J. Marino, M.D. 
Osarenoma (Noma) U. Olomu, M.D. 
Janalee K. Stokken, M.D. 
Benjamin L. Wright, M.D. 

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.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

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

Other Health Care Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 21.50 ANCC
  • 21.50 AOA Category 2-A
  • 21.50 Attendance

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