13 Feb 2016 - 16 Feb 2016
With improved understanding of pathophysiology and disease mechanisms and with technological advancements, the approaches to head and neck surgical disorders and head and neck surgery techniques continue to evolve at a rapid pace. The goal of this course is to provide an update in contemporary head and neck surgery and to foster educational interaction between practitioners from the Pacific Rim and beyond. A distinguished faculty will provide lectures and roundtable discussions. Ample time for questions and interaction with the faculty is planned. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own cases for discussion.
This course is intended for practicing otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, dermatologic surgeons, and nurses.
An attendee completing this course should be able to discuss and, as appropriate, apply:
- The evidence and rationale behind management strategies for surveillance of head and neck cancer;
- The advantages and intricacies of voice therapy for the treatment of voice dysfunction;
- Current options for management of reconstruction of nasal skin cancer defects;
- Various applications of rhinoplasty techniques for cosmetic and functional goals;
- Factors in the rehabilitation of music perception with cochlear implantation;
- Concepts of the pathophysiology of sinus and pulmonary inflammatory disease;
- Current concepts on the diagnosis and management of unilateral vocal cord paralysis;
- Contemporary management of ballistic injuries;
- Techniques for the use of facial fillers, neuromodulators, and laser resurfacing as it relates to facial cosmetic purposes;
- Standards and controversies in head and neck cancer neck disease management.