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LA Otolaryngology Update

  • 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



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:

  • 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.

Target Audience: 

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

Program Schedule
Friday, January 11, 2019

Time Topic Speaker
8:00 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 Balloon Dilation for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction- Lessons from Clinical Practice
9:00 - 9:30 Inspire Implantable Device for Sleep Apnea Eric Keizirian, M.D.
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 Invited Speakers Talk 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



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 Invited Speakers Talk 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, 2019

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 Invited Speaker Talk 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.
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.
Location of Conference

Good Samaritan Hospital
Salvatori Auditorium

635 Lucas Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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Hotel Accomodations

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333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90071 USA
Phone: 213 617 1133

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