Register Now for UCSF Otolaryngology Update 2021

November 1, 2021

Take a deep dive into the current practice of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) with a two-and-a-half-day live course, presented by UCSF and distinguished guest faculty. This continuing medical education (CME) course is designed for practicing otolaryngologists, nurses, physician assistants, physician trainees, and other members of the care team.

UCSF Otolaryngology Update 2021 will take place from November 11-13, 2021, at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. Through short-format lightning rounds, videos, panel discussions, traditional lectures and Q&A opportunities, experts will provide a broad update on topics pertinent to the current practice of OHNS.

Topics include:

  • Rhinology and Sinus Surgery
  • Laryngology
  • Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
  • Otology/Neurotology 
  • Allergy
  • Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery
  • Sialendoscopy
  • Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • General Otolaryngology

The course will also feature special guest keynote lectures on cutting-edge topics, including speech neuroprosthesis, the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic, the HPV epidemic in head and neck cancer and artificial intelligence in medicine.

Guest speakers include Edward Chang, MD, chair of UCSF's Department of Neurological Surgery, George Rutherford, III, MDprofessor in UCSF's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Carole Fakhry, MD, MPHdirector of the Johns Hopkins Head and Neck Cancer Center and Christopher Hess, MD, PhDchair of UCSF's Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging.

Attendees should be sure to stop by the exhibit hall, where they can view the latest technology, devices and systems for the practice of otolaryngology.

The best part? Registrants will have access to the course content on-demand for 30 days after the live conference! You can re-watch or catch up on any sessions you may have missed.

We want to give a special thanks to the two chairs of this event, Andrew Goldberg, MD, MSdirector of UCSF OHNS's Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery, professor and vice chair of education and Andrew Murr, MD, professor and chair at UCSF's Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. This event would not have been possible without them!

If you have any COVID-19 related concerns, this conference will follow city, state and federal health and safety guidelines for meeting in person. By registering for the conference, attendees agree to adhere to these guidelines. We will provide information on any requirements in advance of the conference. Right now, we are monitoring COVID conditions, and currently case rates in San Francisco are quite low due to our high vaccination rates. The Westin St. Francis features a sizeable ballroom that will allow for plenty of social distancing. However, if conditions of the pandemic worsen, we will be ready to pivot the course to entirely virtual live stream if needed – the show will go on!

Learn more about the conference including a full program overview, accreditation, hotel and air transportation. Registration is open online.