More than 60 physicians and ENT professionals participated in the inaugural Texas Hill Country ENT Symposium, sponsored by Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the department of Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at UTHealth Medical School. The two-day continuing medical education meeting was held last April at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Lost Pines, Texas.
The CME event focused on new information that can be applied at the point of care in outpatient otolaryngology offices, and new technologies that offer better outcomes, cost savings and convenience as solutions for common otolaryngologic clinic problems. Presenters, who are faculty at UTHealth Medical School, discussed chronic rhinosinusitis, allergic fungal rhinosinusitis, otitis media, tonsillitis, thyroid nodules, chronic cough and obstructive sleep apnea. Also on the agenda were discussions of balloon sinuplasty, surgical robotics and office-based laryngoscopy equipment.
“The meeting style was informal, which allowed participants to interact with our faculty,” says Martin J. Citardi, MD, FACS, chief of otorhinolaryngology at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and professor and chair of the department of Otorhinolarynology—Head and Neck Surgery at UTHealth Medical School. “We were pleased with the attendance at our inaugural symposium and the evaluations of participants, which were very positive. The department is planning a similar meeting in 2016.”