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Program - 18th Annual McGill University Update in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery .pdf

Course description

The aim of this course is to provide an updated, practical approach to diagnostic and therapeutic problems commonly encountered by otolaryngologists in their daily practice. Specific topics in the different otolaryngology subspecialties will be presented by experts in the field. Interactive panel/audience discussions around case presentations will follow. Designated moderators will lead the discussion and encourage registrant participation. The facilitators include a large faculty from a number of academic centers.

Sessions will be held in the early morning and late afternoon to allow for enjoyable recreational activities during the day. Participants will enjoy the hospitality offered by the host faculty and will enjoy the ambiance offered by the Mont Tremblant ski resort.

Course objectives

Registrants will acquire an understanding of current diagnostic and management principles in general otolaryngology and in the following subspecialties:

  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laryngology
  • Otology/Neurotology
  • Pediatrics

Didactic presentations and/or panel discussions will be given on the following topics:

  • Pediatric foreign body aspiration
  • Transtympanic therapy for Meniere's disease and sudden SNHL
  • Benign vocal fold lesions
  • Neck management in well differentiated thyroid cancer
  • Treatment options in obstructive sleep apnea

The sessions have been designed for interactive discussion.

CME credits

This event is approved for up to 10 credits by the Centre for Continuing Health Professional Education (CCHPE). The Centre for CCHPE, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent at the educational activity.

Important Notice for American Registrants
Due to the absence of an agreement between the AMA and CACME,  we are unable to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit for this conference. Although there are ongoing discussions to resolve this situation, we are unable to provide a timeline as to when this will be solved.
“Through An agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme"
Quebec Registrants

The Sunday session is admissible to the education allocation agreement for Quebec registrants - RAMQ-FMSQ Annex 44.

Course directors

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Oncology, McGill University
Chief, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Jewish General Hospital

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, McGill University
Director of Otolaryngology, Montreal General Hospital and Director of the Voice Laboratory, McGill University

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, McGill University
Chief of Otology & Neurotology, Jewish General Hospital

McGill Faculty

  • Dr. Marc Baltzan
  • Dr. Rene Caissie
  • Dr. Saul Frenkiel
  • Dr. Veronique Forest
  • Dr. Michael Hier
  • Dr. Karen Kost
  • Dr. Yolene Lacroix
  • Dr. Lily HP Nguyen
  • Dr. Richard Payne
  • Dr. Jamie Rappaport
  • Dr. Joe A. Schwarcz
  • Dr. Robert Sweet
  • Dr. Michael Tamilia
  • Dr. Jonathan Young

    Visiting Faculty

    • Dr. Adrian Gooi – University of Manitoba
    • Dr. Liane Johnson – Dalhousie University
    • Dr. Chantal Lafond – Université de Montréal  
    • Dr. Annie Lapointe – Université de Montréal
    • Dr. Marie-Jo Olivier – Université de Montréal
    • Dr. Dennis Poe – Harvard University
    • Dr. Joseph Scharpf – Cleveland Clinic
    • Dr. Maroun T. Semaan – Case Western Reserve University
    • Dr. Peak Woo – Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    • Dr. Nadine Yammine – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance