Topics being presented at our symposium were selected with attention to numerous factors. Careful review of evaluations and feedback from our previous symposiums identified a need for all of the topics being presented this year. In addition, informal communications from community clinicians expressed the value of these educational offerings, thereby improving the quality of care of their patients.
Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician associates, nurses, audiologists and therapists who care for pediatric patients in a variety of settings, including otolaryngology, primary care and acute care.
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS / IOM competencies: Patient Care and Medical Knowledge.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participants will be able to:
- Identify key symptoms of oral pharyngeal dysphagia and when to refer for further swallow and airway evaluation
- Describe at least 2 current treatment recommendations for the pediatric patient with croup
- Discuss various surgical options available for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss and the indications and contraindications for each
- Differentiate between pediatric neck masses with a focus evaluation and treatment
- Review current recommendations for the treatment of vascular anomalies in children
- Describe important considerations for the treatment of children with otitis externa
- Summarize two lessons learned about pediatric otolaryngology conditions from an interactive trivia activity
- Opportunity for questions and discussion of audience queries