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2023 Didactic Conference

Hands on Lab for 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 2023—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.

View complete details below, or download the conference handout (PDF)


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RUSH Otolaryngology Faculty

  • Samer Al-Khudari, MD
    Associate Professor
  • Peter Filip, MD
    Assistant Professor
  • Ashok Jagasia, MD
    Assistant Professor
  • Eli Michaelides, MD
    Associate Professor
  • Peter Papagiannopoulos, MD
    Assistant Professor
  • Krupa Patel, MD
    Assistant Professor
  • Peter Revenaugh, MD
    Associate Professor
  • Ryan Smith, MD
    Assistant Professor
  • Kerstin Stenson, MD
  • Vanessa Stubbs, MD
    Assistant Professor
  • Mausumi Syamal, MD, MS
    Assistant Professor

RUSH Faculty

  • Kara Houston, AuD
    Assistant Professor, Division of Audiology
  • Brian W. Kim, MD
    Associate Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Mariam Mafee, MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology
  • Maha Mahdavinia, MD
    Associate Professor, Division of Allergy/Immunology
  • Lindsay McCullough, MD
    Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • Tirth Patel, MD
    Fellow, Otology and Neurotology
  • Pallavi P. Patwari, MD
    Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  • James Rowley, MD
    Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • Brian Walker, MD
    Fellow, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the diagnostic work-up and surgical management of pediatric neck masses
  2. Understand specific measures to mitigate risks related to malpractice in otolaryngology
  3. Review the updated Clinic Practice Guidelines on tympanostomy tubes in children
  4. Discuss differences in pediatric vs. adult polysomnography and understand management of difficult cases, specifically obese and medically complex children
  5. Comprehend the workup and management of salivary gland neoplasms
  6. Review the office based evaluation and intervention for thyroid nodules
  7. Improve patient selection for hypoglossal nerve stimulation by understanding key factors for therapy response and compliance 
  8. Interpret collapse patterns observed during drug-induced sleep endoscopy and their impact on clinical decision-making
  9. Describe the timing, indications, and techniques for surgical scar revision
  10. Review the diagnostic and medical management of acute facial nerve paralysis
  11. Appreciate the various surgical methods to treat structural nasal obstruction
  12. Discuss operative techniques for reconstruction of defects after Mohs cancer resection
  13. Review options for OTC hearing aids
  14. Highlight new indications and techniques in cochlear implantation
  15. Understand diagnosis and management of AERD
  16. Review management of polyps in the era of biologics


Friday, October 27, 2023

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Saturday, October 28, 2023

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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