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20th Annual McGill University Update in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

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:

  • Rhinology

  • Laryngology

  • Pediatrics

  • Facial Plastics

  • Otology\Neurotology

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

  • Pediatric OTL infections

  • Management of the difficult airway

  • Functional Nasal Surgery -Treatment of the Difficult Septum & Nasal Valves

  • Evaluation and Management of the Dizzy Patient

  • General Otolaryngology and Timely Topics of Special Interest


The sessions have been designed for interactive discussion.

CME credits

This event is approved for up to 11 credits by the Office for Continuing Professional Development. The Office for CPD, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Education (CACME).

This event is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Remember to visit MAINPORT to record your learning and outcomes.

Each physician should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

**Important Notice for American Registrants:
“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"
**Important Notice for 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, 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. Mark Angle

Ms. Anna Baudier

Dr. Saul Frenkiel

Dr. Chris Karatzios

Dr. Karen Kost

Dr. Yolene Lacroix

Dr. Tamara Mijovic

Dr. Jamie Rappaport

Dr. Mark Samaha

Dr. Melvin Schloss

Dr. Marc Tewfik

Dr. Jonathan Young


Visiting Faculty

Dr. Manohar Bance – Dalhousie University

Dr. Andrea Darnbrough – University of Winnipeg

Dr. David Eibling – University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Frank Fechner- Harvard Medical School

Dr. Andres Gantous – University of Toronto

Mr. Alain Godbout, Pht – IRGLM - Université de Montréal

Dr. Murad Husein – University of Western Ontario

Dr. Gigi F. Osler - University of Manitoba

Mr. Vishal Puni, Pht - Kinatex Sports Physio

Dr. Akram Rahal – University of Montreal

Colonel Mitchell J. Ramsey, MD – Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany

Dr. Sandra Roman – Programme d’aide aux médecins du Québec

Dr. Jean-Philippe Vaccani – University of Ottawa

Dr. Nadine Yammine – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance