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2024 Didactic Conference

HANDS-ON LABS: Incorporating Pharyngoplasty in Your Sleep Practice
and In-Office and OR Options for Nasal Valve Management

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at RUSH University Medical Center is pleased to announce RUSH Update in Otolaryngology 2024—a comprehensive, two-day conference dedicated to the study of contemporary issues in ear, nose, throat, head and neck disorders.

Practicing physician participants have requested this type of continuing medical education activity to provide for a method of assimilating new medical knowledge into individual practices, to offer a forum to share and validate current practice standards and to incorporate new strategies in the management of the patient with ear, nose, and throat disorders in an evolving field.

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RUSH Otolaryngology Faculty

  • Samer Al-Khudari, MD
    Associate Professor and Section Head, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Mohamed Elrakhawy, MD
    Assistant Professor, Otology
  • Peter Filip, MD
    Assistant Professor and Research Director, Division of Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery
  • Ashok Jagasia, MD
    Assistant Professor and Director, Rush Oak Park Otolaryngology
  • Eli Michaelides, MD
    Associate Professor and Section Head, Otology/Neurotology Medical Director, Audiology
  • Krupa Patel, MD
    Assistant Professor, Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Peter Revenaugh, MD
    Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, and Section Head, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ryan Smith, MD
    Assistant Professor and Director, Rush South Loop Otolaryngology
  • Kerstin Stenson, MD
    Professor, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Vanessa Stubbs, MD
    Assistant Professor, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Mausumi Syamal, MD
    Assistant Professor, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Dean Toriumi, MD
    Professor, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

RUSH Faculty

  • Michael Jelinek, MD
    Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Cell Therapy
  • Nikhil Joshi, MD
    Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Lindsay McCullough, MD
    Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • Abigail Thomas
    Clinical Fellow, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


  1. To appreciate management of ankyloglossia and lip-tie
  2. To discuss trends in intracapsular vs extracapsular tonsillectomy
  3. To review practical approach to workup of the dizzy patient
  4. To discuss surgery for early glottic cancer
  5. To comprehend treatment of HPV-associated cancer
  6. To understand the technical nuances of pharyngoplasty
  7. To review surgical selection for OSA patients
  8. To appreciate anatomy for primary frontal sinusotomy
  9. To review of role of biologics for nasal polyps
  10. To understand the transition to personalize care for chronic rhinosinusitis
  11. To discuss acute management of facial nerve palsy
  12. To comprehend functional considerations in dorsal preservation rhinoplasty
  13. To appreciate strategies to curate the patient experience

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Friday, November 8, 2024



Saturday, November 9, 2024



Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco, LLC and RUSH University Medical Center. Amedco, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

ACCME Credit Designation Statement

Amedco, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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RUMC Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
1611 W. Harrison St., Suite 550
Chicago, IL 60612