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    • Friday, January 11, 2019
    • 7:30 AM
    • Saturday, January 12, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Good Samaritan Hospital - Salvatori Auditorium - 635 Lucas Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
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    87th Midwinter Conference for Otolaryngology

    LA Otolaryngology Update

     Program Chair:
    • James Andrews, M.D.
    • Karla O'Dell, M.D.
    • John Y. Lim, M.D.

    Featured Speakers:

    • Peter Belafsky, MD, PhD
      Professor and Director of Voice and Swallowing Center, University of California, Davis
    • Derald Brackmann, MD
      House Ear Institute
      Los Angeles, California
    • Nishant Agrawal, MD
      Professor of Surgery Chief, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Director of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
    Registration Fee includes admission to all sessions, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments breaks.

    Location of Conference is at:
    Good Samaritan Hospital - Salvatori Auditorium
    635 Lucas Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

    Learning Objectives:

    • Demonstrate the indications for clinical practices and surgical techniques and implement them in their operative and clinical practices, respectively.
    • Discuss and implement new national guidelines and expert opinions on challenging and complicated topics such as head and neck cancer, ear surgery, and voice and swallow therapy.
    • Measure the quality of care in their practices and implement changes to their practices to improve those measures.

    Target Audience: 

    Otolaryngology physicians as well as mid level providers such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

    Program Schedule

    Friday, January 11, 2018


    Time Topic Speaker
    8:00 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast
    8:30 - 9:00 Balloon Dilation for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction- Lessons from Clinical Practice Jivianne Lee, M.D.
    9:00 - 9:30 Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation for Sleep Apnea Eric Kezirian, MD, MPH
    9:30 - 10:15 Innovation in Dysphagia Therapy-Epic or Fail Peter Belaskfy, M.D.
    10:15 - 10:30 Break/Visit with Vendors
    10:30 - 11:15 The Changing Face of Head and Neck Cancer
    Nishant Agrawl, M.D.
    11:15 - 12:15 Panel - General Otolaryngology - New Research Studies that will Change your Clinical Practice Karla O'Dell, M.D. - Moderator

    Jivianne Lee, M.D.
    Alisha West, M.D.

    12:15 - 1:30 Lunch
    12:30 - 1:30 Resident Research Talks (during lunch) - Featuring Research from USC, UCLA and UCI
    1:30 - 2:00 Updates in Clinical Trials in H&N Cancer Doug Trask, M.D.
    2:00 - 2:30 Mangement of Neck Disease in Thyroid Cancer Mark Swanson, M.D.
    2:30 - 3:00 Head and Neck Cancer Genetics and Biomarkers
    Nishant Agrawl, M.D.
    3:00 - 3:15 Break/Visit with Vendors
    3:15 - 3:45 Updates in the Treatment of Tinnitus Kevin Peng, M.D.
    3:45 - 4:15 Pediatric Auricular Reconstruction Gabe Gomez, M.D.
    4:15 - 4:45 Global Health Opportunities in Otolaryngology and WHO Iniatives

    Saturday, January 12, 2018

    Time Topic Speaker
    8:00 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast
    8:30 - 9:00 Approaches to Maxillary Sinus Disease Jeff Suh, M.D.
    9:00 - 9:30 Control of Bleeding During Sinus Surgery Edward Kuan, M.D.
    9:30 -10:00 Thyroid Cancer: More but Less
    Nishant Agrawl, M.D.
    10:00 -10:30 The Most Common Causes of Solid Food Dysphagia Peter Belfasky, M.D.
    10:30 - 10:45 Break/Visit with Vendors
    10:45 - 11:15 Biologic Therapy for Chronic Sinusitis: Promise and Pitfalls Elisabeth Ference, M.D.
    11:15 - 12:15 Panel - Sinus Art Wu M.D. - Moderator

    Elisabeth Ference, M.D.

    Jivianne Lee, M.D.

    Ed Kuan, M.D.

    Evan Walgama, M.D.

    Bozena Wrobel, M.D.

    Marty Hopp, M.D.

    12:15 - 1:00 Lunch/Visit with Vendors
    1:00 - 1:40 Joint Session: From Surviving to Thriving: Well-Being Essentials for a Healthy, Balanced Life (aka a Good Life) Ricki S. Bander, Ph.D.
    1:40 - 2:40 Fireside Chat with Dr. Derald Brackman: History of Otology in Los Angeles William Slattery, M.D. - Moderator

    Derald Brackmann, M.D.

    2:40 - 3:10 Laryngology  Anca Barbu, M.D.
    3:10 - 3:40 The Interdisplinary Reflux Team Peter Belfasky, M.D.
    3:40 - 4:10 Break/Visit with Vendors Vendors
    4:10 - 4:40 Minimally Invasive Face Lift Techniques Kian Karimi, M.D.
    4:40 - 5:40 Panel - Facial Plastics - New Technologies in Facial Plastics: Latera, Radiofrequency, Filler Amit Kochhar, M.D. - Moderator

    Ahmed Maki, D.O.

    Alex Markarian, M.D.

    Kian Karimi, M.D.
    • Saturday, January 12, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Good Samaritan Hospital - Salvatori Auditorium - 635 Lucas Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
    Register

    87th Midwinter Conference for Ophthalmology

    LA Ophthalmology Update

     Program Chair
    • Peter Cornell, M.D.
    • James Salz, M.D.
    • Nicole Fram, M.D.
      Featured Speakers
    • Brandon D. Ayres, M.D. 
      Assistant Surgeon, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA  Instructor, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA  Private Practice, Ophthalmic Partners, Philadelphia, PA 
    • Richard L. Lindstrom, M.D. 
      Founder and Attending Surgeon, Minnesota Eye Consultants  Adjunct Clinic Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, Department of Ophthalmology  Visiting Professor, UC Irvine, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute 
    • Andrew G. Lee, M.D. 
      Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medical College  Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Blanton Eye Institute at Houston Methodist Hospital  Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at the Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX    
    • Bryan S. Lee, M.D., J.D. 
      Altos Eye Physicians, Los Altos, CA

    Registration Fee includes admission to all sessions, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments breaks.

    Location of Conference is at:
    Good Samaritan Hospital - Salvatori Auditorium
    635 Lucas Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

    Learning Objectives:

    • Consider utilizing new technology with the comfort of knowing how to manage the complications or unexpected outcomes (Multifocal IOLs and Astigmatic Correcting IOLs (TORIC)
    • Help patients decrease their risk factors of vision loss by addressing systemic (hypotension) and anatomic changes that can lead to permanent visual loss.
    • Counsel their patients about the latest in treatment for common retinal disease (diabetic retinopathy and ARMD) with the confidence that they are following the latest clinically proven guidelines.
    • Describe how and when to implement the new glaucoma treatments both medically and surgically for mild to moderate glaucoma.

    Program Schedule
    Saturday, January 12, 2019

    Time Topic Speaker
    6:45 - 8:00 Check In & Breakfast
    7:15 - 8:00 Resident & Fellow Breakfast
    8:00 - 8:05 Officer of the Day Peter Cornell, M.D.
    8:05 - 8:15 Widefield Fundus Photos as a Screening Test James Salz, M.D.
    8:15 - 8:35 Retina Round Table Discussion Peter Cornell, M.D. - Moderator
      Topics Include: Drusen and Vitamins; Plaquenil; Other TBD Christian Sanfilippo, M.D.
        Dan Esmaili, M.D.
        Michael Javaheri, M.D.
    8:35 - 8:55 Retina Round Table Discussion - Continued  
    8:55 - 9:15 Intraocular Tumors Tara McCannel, M.D.
    9:15- 9:35 Some Things You Don't Know About Something You Know Well: Optic Neuritis and Neuromyelitis Optica Andrew Lee, M.D.
    9:35 - 10:05 Break/Visit with Vendors
    10:05- 10:25 Ocular Surface Disease in the Setting of Cataract Surgery Brandon Ayres, M.D.
    10:25 - 10:55 Innovations in the Medical Management of Presbyopia Richard Lindstrom, M.D.
    10:55 - 11:15 Neuro-ophthalmology of Space Flight Andrew Lee, M.D.
    11:15 - 11:35 IOL Exchange: Techniques for Success Brandon Ayres, M.D.
    11:35 - 11:55 Dealing with the Unhappy MFIOL Patient Bryan Lee, M.D., J.D.
    11:55 - 12:15 Q&A
    12:15 - 1:00 Lunch
    1:00 - 1:40 Joint Session: 

    From Surviving to Thriving: Well-Being Essentials for a Healthy, Balanced Life (aka a Good Life)

    Ricki S. Bander, Ph.D.
    1:50 - 2:10 Why I Don't Use the Femtosecond Laser Bryan Lee, M.D., J.D.
    2:10 - 2:30 Why I Do Use the Femtosecond Laser Nicole Fram, M.D.
    2:30 - 2:50 Glaucoma Round Table - Novel approaches to glaucoma diagnosis and treatment.  Moderator: Alena Resnik, M.D.

    Ben Xu, M.D.

    Daniel Krivoy, M.D.

    Rohit Varma, M.D.
    2:50 - 3:10 Glaucoma Round Table - Continued  
    3:10 - 3:30 Painful Perilous Pupils
    3:30 - 3:50 Hitting the Axis for Astigmatism Patients Bryan Lee, M.D., J.D.
    3:50 - 4:10 Surgical Management of Iris Defects Brandon Ayres, M.D.
    4:10 - 4:40 Evaluation of Eye Asymmetry Mehryar Taban, M.D.
    4:40 - 5:10 Q&A

Past events

Saturday, January 27, 2018 Controversies in Ophthalmology
Friday, January 26, 2018 Recent Advances in Otolaryngology
Location of Conference

Good Samaritan Hospital
Salvatori Auditorium

635 Lucas Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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