Preliminary Agenda

7:45-8:00 Breakfast and Registration

8:00-8:05 Welcome: Gregory Grillone, MD

8:05-8:15 Introduction of Guest of Honor: Stuart Strong, MD


Innovations in Pediatric Otolaryngology

8:15-8:45 George Zalzal MD:  Balloon Dilation for Pediatric Laryngotracheal Stenosis

8:45-9:15 Craig Derkay MD:  Innovative Techniques in Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy

9:15-9:45 Seth Pransky MD:  Maintaining Humanism in the Matrix:  Educating Millennials

9:45-10:15 Margaret Kenna, MD:  Genetics and the Revolution in Pediatric Hearing Loss Diagnosis


10:15-10:45 Break


Innovations in Otology and Neurotology

10:45- 11:05 Peter Weber MD:  Innovation and Indication in Cochlear Implants and BAHAs

11:05-11:25 Dennis Poe, MD, PhD:  Innovations in Eustachian Tube Treatment

11:25- 11:45 Will McLean, PhD:  Use of Small Molecules to Activate Proliferation and Regenerative Behavior in Cochear Hair Cell Projenitors

11:45-12:05 Gwenaelle Geleoc, PhD:  Gene Therapy Restores Hearing and Balance in a Mouse Model of Usher Syndrome Type IC


12:05-1:00 lunch


Innovations in Head and Neck Cancer

1:00-1:20 Scharukh Jalisi MD:  Innovations in Head and Neck Surgery

1:20-1:40 Steven Zeitels, MD:  Innovations in Laryngeal Cancer

1:40-2:00 Jeremy Richmon, MD:  Robotic Thyroidectomy

2:00-2:30 Minh Tam Truong, MD:  Innovations in Non-Surgical Therapy in Head and Neck Cancer


2:30-2:55 Break


Innovations in Education

2:55-3:45 Education Challenges Panel:  Michael Platt MD, Ken Grundfast MD, Miriam O’leary MD, Stacey Gray MD

3:45-4:10 Ellen Friedman, MD:  TBA

4:10-4:30 Gregory Grillone MD and Michael Platt, MD:  Innovationsl by Kenneth Grundfast, MD, FACS


4:30-5:30 Cocktail Reception

5:30-7:30 Buffet Dinner