The Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UTHealth Houston held its biennial two-day CME meeting at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa in the Texas Hill Country. The symposium highlighted evidence-based treatments for common diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, and throat and related structures, and speakers shared new information that can be applied at the point of care in outpatient otolaryngology practices. Attendees also learned about new technologies that may lead to better outcomes, cost savings, and convenience.
More than 60 people attended this year’s symposium, held March 26 and 27. Presentations included surgical management of refractory rhinitis; optimal topical management of chronic rhinosinusitis; management of recurrent nasal polyps; an aerodigestive approach to pediatric chronic cough; pediatric otolaryngology practice changes during COVID-19; cochlear implants; sialendoscopy; facial plastic surgery; empty nose syndrome; survivorship pathways in head and neck cancer; endocrine surgery; an otolaryngology perspective on long COVID-19; a practical approach to opioids in otolaryngology; hypoglossal nerve stimulation; and simple and effective procedures to step up your in-office laryngology game.
All sessions were held in the morning, allowing participants to pursue recreational activities at the resort in the afternoon. The meeting style is informal to give participants and faculty the opportunity to interact freely.
Course directors were Martin J. Citardi, MD, professor, chair, and Memorial Hermann Chair; Kunal Jain, MD, assistant professor and director of head and neck surgical oncology at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, part of Harris Health System; and Zi Yang Jiang, MD, associate professor in the department.
The next Texas Hill Country ENT Symposium will be held in spring 2024.