UCSF CME: Pacific Rim Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Update 2020

PLEASE NOTE Online registration closes at 3PM on Tuesday 2/11/20


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Overview Objectives Accreditation Course Outline
Chairs Faculty Travel & Lodging Cancellation Policy

Department: Otolaryngology
Course Number: MOT20006
Activity Start Date: February 15, 2020
Activity End Date: February 18, 2020
Location: Moana Surfrider Hotel
Honolulu HI
Registration Description Early Bird
before 11/30/19
Regular Fee
begins 12/1/19
On Site Fee
Physicians $795 $845 $895
Allied Health Professionals $695 $745 $795
Residents/Fellows $695 $745 $795


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 on 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, advanced health professionals, and nurses.

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An attendee completing this course should be able to discuss and, as appropriate, apply:

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

The American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to meet the expectations of the American Board of Otolaryngology’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of recognizing participation. The course evaluation must be completed to receive MOC credit. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABO MOC credit.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA category 1 credit for the PRA for organizations accredited by the ACCME.

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Course Outline:

Saturday, February 15, 2020
6:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
6:55 Welcome and Announcements Murr, Wirtz, Ryan
7:00 Strategic Reduction of Mandible Fracture Complications Andrew H. Murr, MD
7:30 Treatment of Larynx Cancer – Is There Anything New? Eric D. Wirtz, MD
8:00 HPV+ Oropharynx Carcinoma Treatment Deintensification with Surgery William R. Ryan, MD
8:30 Tonsillectomy and the Management of Post-Operative Pain Jordan Virbalis, MD
9:00 Non-inner Ear Related Vertigo Brian Chen, MD
9:30 Coffee Break
10:00 Recurrent Thyroid Cancer Management James Netterville, MD
10:30 Nuances of Nasal Tip Aesthetics Bovey Zhu, MD
11:00 Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children Bryan Liming, MD
11:30 Minimally-invasive Options for Facial Rejuvenation Andrea M. Park, MD
12:00 PM Drugs That Can Affect Snoring and Sleep Apnea Macario Camacho, MD
12:30 Adjourn
5:00 Afternoon Case Discussions
6:00 PM Adjourn
Sunday, February 16, 2020
6:30 AM Continental Breakfast
6:55 Announcements William R. Ryan, MD
7:00 Neck Ultrasound for Non-Endocrine Diseases William R. Ryan, MD
7:30 Flexible Transoral Robotic Surgery – the Future is Now David Goldenberg, MD
8:00 Up on the Roof: Repair of Surgical and Idiopathic CSF Leaks José Gurrola II, MD
8:30 Laryngomalacia: Update on Management and Intervention Bryan Liming, MD
9:00 What Are the Big Questions Facing Otolaryngology in the Next 10 Years? Albert L. Merati, MD
9:30 Coffee Break
10:00 Leslie Bernstein Lecture –  Travis T. Tollefson, MD
Us Not Them – What I Have Learned in Global Surgery
11:00 Parapharyngeal Space Tumors James Netterville, MD
11:30 Cochlear Implants for Single-sided Deafness Charles J. Limb, MD
12:00 PM Updates in the Workup and Management of Thyroid Nodules Jayne Stevens, MD
12:30 Adjourn
5:00 Afternoon Case Discussions 
6:00 PM Adjourn
Monday, February 17, 2020
11:55 AM Announcements Eric D. Wirtz, MD
12:00 PM Update on Hyperparathyroidism Eric D. Wirtz MD
12:30 The Snoring Severity Index Macario Camacho, MD
1:00 Evaluation and Management of Aspiration in Children Jordan Virbalis, MD
1:30 Inner Ear Therapy for Hearing Loss Charles J. Limb, MD
2:00 Virtual Reality in Head and Neck Surgery Ivan H. El-Sayed, MD
2:30 Are We Living in a Post-PPI World? Albert L. Merati, MD
3:00 Coffee Break
3:30 Head and Neck Salvage Surgery Patrick Ha, MD
4:00 NSAIDS to Prevent and Treat Head and Neck Cancer Jennifer R. Grandis, MD
4:30 Blink-Treatment Inside and Outside the Facial Reanimation Window  Travis T. Tollefson, MD
5:00 Put Down That Balloon: Treatment of Frontal Sinus Complications José Gurrola II, MD
5:20 Pediatric Temporal Bone Fracture Management Jamie L. Funamura, MD
5:40 Greater Palatine Ligation for Epistaxis Anna Butrymowicz, MD
6:00 Adjourn
7:00 PM Reception
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
6:30 AM Continental Breakfast
6:55 Announcements Andrew H. Murr, MD
7:00 Orbital Floor Fractures Andrew H. Murr, MD
7:30 Management of Early Stage Thyroid Cancers Patrick Ha, MD
8:00 Otosclerosis Revisited Brian Chen, MD
8:30 Nasal Airway Obstruction Andrea M.Park, MD
9:00 Development of a Novel STAT3 Inhibitor for Head and Neck Cancer Jennifer R. Grandis, MD
9:30 Coffee Break
10:00 Organ Preservation Strategies for Paranasal Sinus Cancer Ivan H. El-Sayed, MD
10:30 Updates in Objective Evaluations of Nasal Airflow Bovey Zhu, MD
11:00 Middle Ear Disease in Children with Cleft Palate Jamie L. Funamura, MD
11:20 Caring for Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Jayne Stevens, MD
11:40 Allergy, Asthma, and Chronic Rhinosinusitis Anna Butrymowicz, MD
12:00 PM Adjourn

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Andrew H. Murr, MD, FACS
Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery,
University of California, San Francisco; Roger Boles, MD Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology Education

William R. Ryan, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Division of Head and Neck Oncologic and Endocrine Surgery,
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco

Eric D. Wirtz, MD
Tripler Army Medical Center- Honolulu, HI

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Jamie L. Funamura, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology, UC Davis

David Goldenberg, MD, FACS
Chief, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery; Professor of Surgery and Oncology; Steven and Sharon Baron Professor of Surgery, Penn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Albert L. Merati, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Chief of Laryngology UW Medicine, Seattle, WA

James Netterville, MD
Mark C. Smith Professor of Otolaryngology; Director Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery; Associate Director, Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Travis T. Tollefson, MD, MPH, FACS
Professor, Otolaryngology and Pediatric Otolaryngology; Director of Faculty Mentoring; Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UC Davis

Anna Butrymowicz, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology –
Head and Neck Surgery

Ivan H. El-Sayed, MD, FACS
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery; Director, Center for Minimally-invasive Skull Surgery

Jennifer R. Grandis, MD
American Cancer Society Professor; Werbe Distinguished Professor, Department of Otolaryngology –
Head and Neck Surgery

José Gurrola II, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery

Patrick Ha, MD, FACS
Irwin Mark Jacobs and Joan Klein Jacobs Distinguished Professor Department of Otolaryngology –
Head and Neck Surgery
Division Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology

Charles J. Limb, MD
Sooy Professor; Director, Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery

Andrea M. Park, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Jordan Virbalis, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology


Macario Camacho, MD
Chief of Sleep Surgery and Medicine

Brian Chen, MD
Chief of Otology/Neurotology

Bryan Liming, MD
Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Jayne Stevens, MD
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Bovey Zhu, MD
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

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Travel & Lodging:

Moana Surfrider Hotel
2365 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu HI 96815
Hotel Phone: 808-922-3111
Reservations: 888-625-5144

ONLINE Reservations: Book your group rate for Pacific Rim Otolaryngology - Neck & Surgery Update 2020

$325.00 Banyan City View
$365.00 Banyan Ocean
$435.00 Tower Ocean View

Cutoff Date: January 14, 2020 or once room block is filled


Hertz is pleased to offer discounts for our course attendees.
Website www.hertz.com CV Code: 03BW0139

You can also reserve by calling Hertz at 800-654-3131 and referencing CV Code: 03BW0139

Honolulu Ground Transportation- SpeediShuttle
SpeediShuttle provides shared ride airport transportation in Mercedes shuttles between Honolulu International Airport and Moana Surfrider at the rate of $16.00 one way, $30.40 round trip (10% return discount when booked together). Guests with prearranged arrival reservations are met in the baggage claim area, then directed to their waiting shuttle. Vehicle amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, 6’1” headroom, three point seat restraints, adjustable headrests and roomy comfortable seats.
SpeediShuttle Reservations


UCSF has negotiated special fares with United Airlines for our course attendees.
Download Online Booking Instructions (.pdf)

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before February 11, 2020 will be refunded, less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to registration@ocme.ucsf.edu.

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