Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences

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Educational Conferences
Administrative Conferences

Educational Conferences

Otolaryngology Grand Rounds (monthly)
Grand Rounds topics are presented by faculty and residents in a lecture format with discussion to follow. Guest speakers/visiting professors periodically also present topics of interest during this accredited hour. All otolaryngology faculty and residents are required to attend. Attendance is taken and written evaluations are completed quarterly in accordance with CME accreditation requirements.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference (monthly)
This is a case presentation/discussion format held jointly by the services at Froedtert Hospital, Children's Hospital, and the VA Medical Center. Chief residents present cases which are reviewed, discussed and critiqued by faculty and residents. 

Research Conference (monthly)
This conference is designed to instill core knowledge of basic research methodology and skills, provide a forum for presentation of research and feedback, and provide mentorship for developing researchers. Lectures are given by faculty members and residents present research proposals and summaries. 

Head and Neck Tumor Board (weekly)
This is actually two multi-disciplinary conferences, one held at the VA Medical Center and one held at Froedtert Hospital. The Tumor Boards are held in conjunction with radiation hematology/oncology, speech pathology, nursing, and hospital dentistry. Each new cancer patient is presented. Radiologic studies are reviewed. Work-up and management for each patient are discussed. Decisions regarding care are made.

Facial Trauma Conference (bi-monthly Sept-May)
This conference is held jointly with Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oculoplastic Surgery, and Oral Surgery. It is a lecture style conference with presentation by one of the residents, fellows or faculty from a rotating schedule between the departments. 

Core Curriculum Lecture Series (weekly)
This series spans a two-year period to include basic science and clinical information within each subspecialty. The content and format of the curriculum (e.g. lectures, case presentations, etc.) will be at the discretion of the faculty member(s) assigned to each curriculum. Subsections include otology/skull base, general /basic science/radiology, head and neck oncology/pathology, laryngology/voice, sinus/rhinology/allergy, facial plastics/reconstructive surgery/facial trauma, and pediatric otolaryngology. 

Journal club is held quarterly in association with the subspecialty being presented in the Core Curriculum. 

Friday Morning Faculty Clinical Conferences (weekly)
A faculty member leads a discussion of a clinically relevant topic, based on articles or cases.  Regular conferences cover topics in pediatric otolaryngology, laryngology, facial plastic surgery, and otology. The residents might be asked to review material before the conference. All attendees are expected to participate in discussion.

Visiting Professors
Visiting faculty are regularly invited to lecture to the Department. Residents may be responsible for case presentations and informal discussion with the visitors.

Roger H. Lehman, M.D. Lecture (yearly)
This event brings in recognized experts and leaders in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery to the campus. 

Previous Lehman lecturers include:  H. Bryan Neel III, MD; Helmuth Goepfert, MD; Shiro Fujita, MD; Derald E. Brackmann, MD; Lauren D. Holinger, MD; Hugh F. Biller, MD; M. Eugene Tardy, Jr., MD; Richard A. Buckingham, MD; Robert H. Ossoff, DMD, MD; Arnold G. Schuring, MD; James Y. Suen, MD; Patrick E. Brookhouser, MD; Harold C. Pillsbury III, MD; Charles W. Cummings, MD; Richard A. Chole, MD, PhD; David W. Kennedy, MD; Michael D. Maves, MD, MBA; Heinz Stammberger, MD; Robert H. Miller, MD, MBA; Gordan Hughes, MD; Mark A. Richardson, MD, MScB, MBA; Joseph B. Nadol, Jr., MD and Neal D. Futran, MD, DMD.

The annual lecture is held in conjunction with an Alumni event in order to increase educational value for residents, faculty, and alumni. 

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Rhinoplasty Course (yearly)
The course familiarizes and introduces techniques to expand and refine surgical skills, by combining didactic sessions, narrated dissections, and hands-on dissection of fresh cadavers.

Fresh Tissue Dissection (yearly)
The residents dissect cadavers and fresh tissue to demonstrate tissue handling and surgical procedures under the direction of the faculty. In addition, since 1996 residents and faculty have volunteered to assist with gross anatomy laboratory during the head and neck dissection module of the M-1 Anatomy Course further increasing dissection time.

Temporal Bone Dissection (yearly)
Faculty presents a series of lectures and directed dissections each year. All residents have 24-hour access to the temporal bone laboratory and human specimens for independent dissections.

Bronchoscopy Course (every other year)
The faculty runs an all-day course for the residents, which teaches principles of endoscopy in both adults and children. A laboratory session gives practical exposure in both canines and felines. University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty and residents are invited to attend.

Administrative Conferences

Education Working Group (every other month)
The Program Director invites faculty and residents to discuss various aspects of the residency. This informal conference has covered such topics as new conference development, schedule implementation, technical standards, rotation effectiveness, call responsibilities, research experience, the residency review process, programmatic suggestions, operative experience, and curriculum innovation. Minutes are distributed to all faculty and residents, and feedback is encouraged.

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