Course Information




24th 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.


Special Note: "The organizers of the meeting will be initiating a trial to increase participant involvement in the sessions. Once registered for the course, Participants can submit their own interesting case(s) relevant to the topic of the individual sessions described in the program. The Moderators will review these submissions and select some to be presented within the panel discussions, if possible. Please note that there is no guarantee that your case will be incorporated in the session. The cases would need to be submitted by February 21st, 2020 the latest in ordered to be considered for inclusion. Please send details of the case, as well as results of accompanying relevant investigations (e.g., scans, images, etc). It is important that it complies with patient confidentiality established by CMQ,"



Course Objectives

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

  • Head and Neck Oncology
  • Otology
  • Rhinology
  • Laryngology


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

  • Thyroid and Molecular diagnostics
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Hearing loss
  • Dementia
  • Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Biofilms
  • Immunotherapy and other Non-surgical Therapies
  • Laryngeal manifestations of Systemic Disorders
  • Healing the Healer
  • Risk factors of Burn out
  • Courage and Resilience in the face of Adversity

The sessions have been designed for interactive discussion.


Course Directors

Professor of Otolaryngology, McGill University
Director of the Voice and Dysphagia Laboratory, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

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


McGill University Faculty

Dr. Véronique-Isabelle Forest
Dr. Saul Frenkiel
Dr. Michael P. Hier
Dr. Tamara Mijovic
Dr. Richard Payne
Dr. Nader Sadeghi
Dr. Joseph Schwartz
Dr. Marc Tewfik
Dr. Jonathan Young
Dr. Anthony Zeitouni
Ms. Liliane Brunetti (Audiologist)


Visiting Faculty

Dr. Galit Avior - Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
Dr. Martin Yvon Desrosiers - Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC Canada
Dr. David Eibling - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA USA
Dr. Kathy Pichora-Fuller - University of Toronto, Toronto, ON Canada
Dr. Frank Lin - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD USA
Dr. Yammine, Nadine - Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham, ON Canada
Dr Nupur Kapoor Nerurkar - Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, India
Dr. Anna Pou - Ochsner Medical Center New Orleans, Covington, LA USA
Dr. Dana Thompson - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL USA


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