21st Annual Francis A. Sooy, MD Lectureship

June 17, 2023 - 7:30am to 11:30am
Byers Auditorium - Genentech Hall 600 - 16th Street San Francisco
2023 Francis A. Sooy Endowed Lecturer
Dana Mara Thompson, MD, MS, MBA, FACS
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Division Head, Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Lauren D. Holinger, MD Professorship in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Vice Chair Ambulatory Practice, Department of Surgery
Executive Physician Director, Ambulatory Practice
Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation Professor of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


7:30 - 8:00 am Light Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 am Welcome Remarks
8:15 - 9:00 am "Re-thinking Laryngomalacia: The Story of Discovery, Mentorship, Collaboration and Contemporary Management."

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the pathogenesis of Congenital Laryngomalacia
    • Story to discovery…connecting the dots
  • Review spectrum disease severity, medical and surgical management
  • Current management debates
  • Describe Atypical Laryngomalacia
  • Laryngomalacia in special populations
9:00  - 9:15 am Q & A
9:15 - 9:45 am "Bias in the Origins of Health Inequity: Mindset Shift to Aspirational Change""

Educational Objectives:

  • Recognize how oppression and biases impact health care delivery and contribute to health inequity
  • Origins of health inequity in the United States
    • Rooted in bias, racism, oppression and economics
    • Social determinates of health
  • Learn the ethical and economic reasons to why addressing health inequity is our responsibility
    • Why individual and institutional mindset change is necessary for a sustainable future
  • Inspire and encourage self-reflection and discussion how might we all be part of the solution
10:00 - 10:20 am   Break
10:20 - 11:20 am   Chief Resident case presentations and discussion
11:20 am Presentation of Certificates by Chair