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Tackling Problematic Sinusitis: Evolving Towards Personalized Management 2018

Phoenix, AZ US
March 22, 2018 to March 24, 2018

Course Directors: Devyani Lal, M.D., Erin K. O’Brien, M.D., and Matthew A. Rank, M.D.

This annual three-day meeting will absolutely change how you view and manage problematic sinus disease. We invite you to incorporate novel innovative and personalized approaches in the care for problematic sinusitis patients. World leaders from otolaryngology-rhinology, allergy immunology and basic sciences will address the most challenging aspects of managing sinusitis. The program includes talks and brainstorming sessions led by our world class faculty. We will bring you the latest in applications, opinions, and recommendations of problematic sinonasal disease and share practical tips in optimizing outcomes from medical and surgical interventions. Highly interactive sessions with audience participation for those seeking a deeper understanding beyond the obvious and easy.

  • The course will highlight personalized diagnosis, endotyping, medical therapy and surgery, as well as a live surgical prosection.
  • New to this year is a workshop on Functional Nasal Surgery which will cover septal perforation repair, nasal valve and caudal septal surgery.
  • A hands-on flexible nasal endoscopy workshop is offered for those wishing to incorporate that into their practice.

A research session devoted to cutting-edge rhinosinusitis is also offered.

Registration Fees

General Session
 On or before February 22, 2018After February 22, 2018
Full Fee: Physician, Scientist$999.00$1,074.00
Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional, Retiree$899.00$974.00

Can only attend 1 day? Call our office for additional information and registration - (480) 301-4580.

Exhibit Opportunity

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 Exhibitor Documents and submit to Kristy Badder.

Additional Information

Course Brochure (PDF)

Target Audience

This course is designed for general surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other allied health practitioners.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe a practical approach to subtyping chronic rhinosinusitis.
  • Select optimal medical treatments based on chronic rhinosinusitis subtyping.
  • Identify factors associated with primary sinus surgery failure.
  • Perform optimal revision surgeries for chronic rhinosinusitis.

Attendance at this Mayo 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: 
  • 24.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 24.50 AOA
  • 24.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
03/22/2018 - 6:30am
Event ends: 
03/24/2018 - 5:30pm

Click here to view Program Schedule on mobile

Mayo Clinic Education Center
5777 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85054
United States

Mayo Clinic Education Center is located on the Mayo Clinic Hospital campus at 5777 East Mayo Blvd. Phoenix Arizona, 85054 (within walking distance to the Residence Inn). Hotel rooms near the Education Center are limited. You are urged to make reservations early, as rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are responsible for their own reservations. Standard hotel reservation confirmation and cancellation policies apply to individual reservations unless otherwise specified.

Lodging Options

Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic
(Located on the Mayo Clinic Phoenix campus)
5665 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, Arizona 85054
(800) 331-3131 or (480) 563-1500
Online Reservations: Book your group rate for Sinusitis Room Block

A limited block of guest rooms has been reserved for attendees with a special course rate of $260 per night, plus applicable taxes, for single or double occupancy. To make your reservation, got to the website below or call (800) 331-3131 or (480) 563-1500 on or before the cut-off date of Wednesday, March 7, 2018 or before the room block fills and identify yourself as part of the Mayo Clinic Rhinosinusitis course.   Group rates will be honored 3 days prior to and 3 days following the course dates, based upon space availability.

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 E. Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
(800) 354-5892 or (480) 624-1000
Online Reservations

A limited block of rooms have been reserved for attendees with a special course rate of $325 (plus applicable taxes). To ensure accommodations, reserve your room from the course website before the room block is filled or by the cut-off date, February 19, 2018. Identify yourself a a part of the Mayo Clinic Sinusitis course.   Group rates will be honored 3 days prior and 3 days following the course dates based on availability. Hotel cancellation policy applies. Hotel rooms are limited. You are urged to make reservations early.


Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for course registrants. Visit Hertz online and use the Convention Number: CV03NR0013.  Special rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended; blackout dates may apply.

Supershuttle vans offer airport transportation to and from the hotel. To make reservations, call (800) 258-3826 or (602) 244-9000.

Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

Go to Visit Phoenix and Experience Scottsdale which offer a variety of recreation and leisure activities in the area.

Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant

Course Directors

Devyani Lal, M.D.
Erin O’Brien, M.D.
Matthew A. Rank, M.D.

International Guest of Honor

Valerie Lund, FRCS, CBE
Professor of Rhinology
London, UK

Distinguished Guest Faculty

Larry Borish, M.D. 
Richard Orlandi, M.D.
Robert Schleimer, Ph.D. 
Bruce Tan, M.D.

Mayo Clinic Faculty

Chelsea Aldridge, P.A.-C.
Stephen Bansberg, M.D.
Garret Choby, M.D.
Angela Donaldson, M.D.
John Hagan, M.D.
Grant Hamilton, M.D.
Brittany Howard, M.D.
Joseph Hoxworth, M.D.
Hirohito Kita, M.D.
Devyani Lal, M.D.
Michael Marino, M.D.
Erin O’Brien, M.D.
Osarenoma (Noma) Olomu, M.D.
Matthew Rank, M.D.
Rashmi Halker Singh, M.D.
Janalee Stokken, M.D.
Benjamin Wright, M.D.

Arizona Faculty

Tara Carr, M.D.
Emily Cope, Ph.D. 
Timothy Haegen, M.D.
Ryan Rehl, M.D. 
Mark Schubert, M.D., Ph.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 24.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA Credit Breakdown
Thursday:  7.75
Friday: 8.5
Saturday: 7.75 (3.75 for the morning sessions and 4.0 for the afternoon workshops)

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 24.5 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

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), please go here

Available Credit

  • 24.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 24.50 AOA
  • 24.00 Attendance


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Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to 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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