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Past Symposia

Summary of Symposium Topics

15th Annual POS (2020, Virtual Event)
Unfolding Case Presentations ​in Pediatric Otolaryngology​ with Panel Discussion​
Case 1- “Are you listening…… Or not hearing?”

  • 5 year old child presents with a parental concern for hearing loss. As the case unfolds, panel will discuss important components of the history, physical examination, work-up, treatment and special considerations in a child who presents with hearing concerns.

Case 2- “My nose is a fountain of snot”

  • 16y girl presents with chronic nasal congestion and left nasal obstruction.  As we unravel this case we will discuss the diagnostic approach and clinical management of pediatric patients with chronic nasal congestion. Unique clinical features of the case will be sure to pique your interest.

Case 3- “Help? My baby can’t breathe!”

  • This final case involves an infant presenting with stridor. Walking through this case will explore differentials, parental support, evaluation, and treatment.

14th Annual POS (2019)
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Trumbull Marriott

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019
    4:00 – 4:30 PM
    Registration and Exhibitors
  • 4:30 – 5:00 PM
    When it’s not just a cough…Oropharyngeal Dysphagia with Aspiration
    Wendy S. L. Mackey, APRN, CORLN and Aimee Seiderer, SLP
  • 5:00 – 5:30 PM
    Management of Children with Laryngotracheitis
    Lisa M. Gagnon, APRN, CPNP
  • 5:30 – 6:15 PM
    Pediatric Hearing Loss: Surgical Treatment Update
    Rounak Rawal, MD
  • 6:15 – 7:00 PM
    KEYNOTE LECTURE: Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Head and Neck Masses
    Carlton J. Zdanski, MD
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM
    Vascular Malformations in Children
    David E. Karas, MD
  • 7:30 – 8:00 PM
    Otitis Externa
    Eric D. Baum, MD
  • 8:00 – 8:30 PM
    Pediatric ENT Trivia
    Melissa M. Dziedzic, APRN, CORLN 

13th Annual POS (2018)

  • Case Presentations — Wendy Mackey
    • Hearing loss following traumatic injury
    • Neonatal ear deformities
    • Persistent OSA following tonsillectomy
  • Pediatric Immunology and Considerations in the care of children with ENT disease — Lisa Gagnon, APRN
  • Pediatric Tonsillectomy Update — David Karas, MD
  • KEYNOTE: Otoscopy for Middle Ear Pathology — Glenn Isaacson, MD, FAAP
  • The Pediatric Cochlear Implant Journey: Identification of Hearing Loss, Implantation and Treatment — Eric D. Baum, MD and Bernadette Palmese
  • Case Presentations — Melissa Dziedzic, APRN
    • Chronic Otitis Externa
    • A Chronic Cough

12th Annual POS (2017)

  • Bone Anchored Amplification for Hearing Loss in Children — Wendy Mackey, APRN
  • Bugs and Drugs in Pediatric Otolaryngology — Lisa Gagnon, APRN
  • The Draining Ear — David Karas, MD
  • KEYNOTE LECTURE Human Papillomavirus-The Airway and Beyond — Farrel Buchinsky, MD
  • Cochlear Implantation in Children — Eric D. Baum, MD
  • Case Presentation: A Narrow Passage — Melissa Dziedzic, APRN

11th Annual POS (2016)

  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency — Wendy Mackey, APRN
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction — Lisa Gagnon, APRN
  • Lymphadenopathy in Children — David Karas, MD
  • KEYNOTE – Turning the Management of the Dizzy Patient on its Head — Marc Eisen, MD, PhD
  • Endoscopic Ear Anatomy and Surgery — Eric D. Baum, MD
  • A Couple Case Presentations — Melissa Dziedzic, APRN
    • What is all this Drooling About?
    • Can you Hear the Birds?

10th Annual POS (2015)

  • Keynote Presentation – the Dash is the key to safety and quality — Gerald Healy, MD
  • Failed Newborn Screening – Is it just Fluid? — Lisa Gagnon
  • Case Study Presentations — Melissa Dziedzic, APRN
  • Multidisciplinary Approach to Patients with Aerodigestive Disorders — Susannah Hills, MD
  • The Draining Ear — David Karas, MD
  • Sinusitis — Eric Baum, MD
  • Down Syndrome: Common Otolaryngologic Manifestations — Wendy Mackey, APRN

9th Annual POS (2014)

  • Update on CPO Research Projects
    Case Study: Complication following Nasal Injury — Lisa Gagnon, APRN
  • A Few More Case Presentations — Melissa Dziedzic, APRN
    • What did you Say?
    • Rare Complication of Sinus Disease
    • Beware of the Obvious: Is this Really Sinusitis
    • The Blob: A Rare Nasal Obstruction
  • Lumps and Bumps in the Head and Neck — David Karas, MD
  • KEYNOTE LECTURE-Chronic Cough in Children — Charles M. Myer III, MD
  • How to Read an Audiogram — Eric D. Baum, MD
  • The Baby with Noisy Breathing — Susannah Hills, MD
  • Case Studies: Persistent OSA following Adenotonsillectomy — Wendy Mackey, APRN

8th Annual POS (2013)

  • Review of AAO Tympanostomy Tube Guidelines — Wendy Mackey, APRN
  • Frenuloplasty — David Karas, MD
  • A Couple Case Presentations — Melissa Dziedzic, APRN
  • Extraesophageal Reflux in Children — Jennifer Setlur, MD
  • KEYNOTE LECTURE – Congenital Airway Disorders — George H Zalzal MD,FACS,FAAP
  • Tympanoplasty — Eric D. Baum, MD
  • A Couple More Case Presentation — Lisa Gagnon, APRN

7th Annual POS (2012)

  • A Couple Case Presentations — Melissa Dziedzic, APRN
  • Review of Otolaryngology Related Pediatric Syndromes — David Karas, MD
  • A Couple More Case Presentations — Wendy Mackey, APRN
  • Common Pediatric Voice Disorders — Jennifer Setlur, MD
  • Keynote Lecture: Otitis Media: An Update — Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, FACS, FAAP
  • Clinical Pearls: ENT Stuff You Need To Know! — Eric D. Baum, MD
  • Case Presentation Finale — Lisa Gagnon, APRN

6th Annual POS (2011)

  • Ins and Outs of Tracheostomy in the Pediatric Patient — Wendy Mackey
  • Keynote-Evaluation of the Sleepy Child: What to Do When the Sleep Study is Normal — Stacey Ishman, MD
  • Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis – Identification and Treatment — Karas and Gagnon
  • Postoperative Expectations for Common Pediatric Otolaryngologic Procedures — Melissa Dziedzic
  • Common Facial Injuries — Eric D. Baum, MD
  • Clinical Vignettes and Case Studies — Wendy Mackey, Lisa Gagnon
    • Peritonsillar Abscess
    • A Rare Complication of Anesthesia
    • Recurrent Cheek Pain
    • Early Identification of a Child with Ciliary Dyskinesia
    • PANDAs

5th Annual POS (2010)

  • Benign Head and Neck Masses — Samuel T. Ostrower, MD
  • Current Trends and Indications for Pediatric Tonsillectomy — David E. Karas, MD
  • Pediatric Rhinology –State of the Art — Sanjay Parikh, MD
  • Dr. Baum’s Cocktail Hour: Homemade Recipes in Pediatric Otolaryngology — Eric D. Baum, MD
  • Clinical Vignettes and Case Studies
    • Infant Presenting with Stridor and Airway Hemangioma–Wendy Mackey, APRN
    • Child with an Infected Preauricular Pit Chronic Rhinorrhea- Melissa Dziedzic, APRN
    • Patient with Chronic Otorrhea Asthma and Adenotonsillectomy – Lisa Gagnon, APRN

4th Annual POS (2009)

  • Sudden Onset Sensorineural Hearing Loss — Wendy Mackey, APRN
  • Laryngomalacia — Samuel T. Ostrower, MD
  • The Draining Ear — David E. Karas, MD
  • Epistaxis — Lisa Gagnon, APRN
  • Sinusitis — Eric D. Baum, MD
  • Case Study Potpourri-Symposium Faculty

3rd Annual POS (2008)

  • Postoperative Considerations in Pediatric Otolaryngology — Lisa Gagnon and Wendy Mackey
  • Infections in the Head and Neck — David E Karas, MD
  • Keynote – Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Children — Margaret Kenna, MD, MPH, FACS
  • Cholesteatoma in Children — Eric D. Baum, MD
  • Case Study Potpourri-Symposium Faculty

2nd Annual POS (2007)

  • Management of Otorrhea in the Pediatric Patient — Lisa Gagnon, APRN
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children — David Karas, MD
  • Pediatric Sinusitic — Scott Manning, MD
  • Otolaryngoligic Manifestations of Trisomy 21 — Alyssa Terk, MD
  • Neonatal Airway Obstruction — Wendy Mackey, APRN
  • Congenital Neck Masses — Eric Baum, MD

1st Annual POS (2006)

  • Hearing Loss Throughout The Childhood Years: Identification & Intervention — Eric Baum, MD
  • Gastroesophaegal Reflux and Pediatric Otolaryngology — Wendy Mackey, APRN
  • Pediatric Neck Masses — Alyssa Terk, MD
  • Otitis Media Update — Lisa Gagnon, APRN
  • Common Facial Injuries — Eric D. Baum, MD
  • Effects of Adenotonsillectomy on Childhood Asthma