Target Audience

This course is designed for practicing otorhinolaryngologists and otorhinolaryngology residency program trainees as well as other health care professionals with interests in diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses.

Course Overview

The Lone Star Rhinology continuing medical education course focuses on the comprehensive medical and surgical management of diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses. Specific topics include the diagnosis, pathophysiology and medical treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis, sinonasal polyposis and allergic rhinitis. The course will feature sessions on contemporary frontal sinus surgical techniques and the latest advances in fungal rhinosinusitis. The course will also focus on other important rhinologic issues, including postoperative care and management strategies for the general otolaryngologist. Advanced technology, including image-guided surgery and innovative techniques in management of sinonasal neoplasia, will also be featured. Difficult-to-treat rhinosinusitis will be discussed in detail through both formal didactic lectures and interactive panels. Controversies will be explored through the viewpoints of a diverse faculty of practicing rhinologists.

A hands-on laboratory session, featuring endoscopic surgical and video equipment, surgical navigation, balloon technology, powered instrumentation and cadaveric specimens, will be available.