Course Information

23rd 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 15th, 2019 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,"


This event is approved for up to 11 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.


The Sunday Session is admissible to the education allocation agreement for Quebec Registrants-RAMQ-RMSQ Annex 44.


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 I CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA credit can be found at


Course Objectives

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

  • Rhinology
  • Laryngology
  • Head and Neck Oncology
  • Facial Plastics


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

  • treatment options in epistaxis
  • geriatric voice
  • neurolaryngology
  • non-malignant salivary gland disorders/challenging cases
  • challenging case studies
  • facial nerve paralysis
  • recurrent Bell's palsy
  • nerve schwannoma
  • medical marijuana
  • alternative therapies

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. Daniel, Sam
Dr. Fanous, Amanda
Dr. Saul Frenkiel
Dr. Hier, Michael
Dr. Mijovic, Tamara
Dr. Mlynarek, Alex
Dr. Richardson, Keith
Dr. Sadeghi, Nader
Dr. Schwarcz, Joe
Dr. Schwartz, Joseph
Dr. Sultanem, Khalil
Dr. Tewfik, Marc
Dr. Varshney, Rickul
Dr. Yeung, Jeffrey
Dr. Young, Jonathan


Visiting Faculty

Dr. Eibling, David- University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Fung, Kevin – University of Western Ontario
Dr. Hess, Markus – Stimmklinik- Hamburg
Dr. Jowett, Nathan – Harvard University
Dr. Lesperance, Marci - University of Michigan
Dr. Rahal, Akram – University of Montreal
Dr. Sommer, Doron – McMaster University
Dr. Yammine, Nadine – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance