Best Evidence ENT 2018Best Evidence ENT 2018

August 9 - 12 | The American Club | Kohler, Wisconsin USA

5th Annual Best Evidence ENT Conference on the latest evidence-based clinical care pathways and practice guidelines

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Best Evidence ENT 2018 will update practicing otolaryngologist and advanced practice providers on the latest evidence-based clinical care pathways and practice guidelines for patient assessment and treatment, and will also include a focused session on hearing loss and dizziness.

New this year, attendees can submit individual cases for discussion and best evidence approaches to management.

A wine and cheese reception will be held on Saturday evening, August 11, in the Kohler Design Center - a spectacular showcase of innovative product design and technology, and a display of American history.

The Faculty of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin is proud to present this 5th annual conference that will cover the entire scope of the specialty.

The conference is directed by David Friedland, MD, PhD and John Rhee, MD, MPH. Conference attendees can earn up to a total of 14.5 CME credits.

For additional information or to register (PDF), please contact Diann Fiscus at (414) 955-0827 or

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Registration includes CME certification and admission for two (2) to the Kohler Design Center reception on Saturday evening, refreshment breaks all four days of the conference, breakfast on Friday and Sunday, and a to go lunch on Saturday. Payment is due at the time of registration.

Registration Form (PDF)

  Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 9

Medical College of Wisconsin CME ProgramAppley Theatre

1:30 PM                               Registration – Visit Exhibits

2:00 PM                               Welcome & What is Best Evidence?
                                              John S. Rhee, MD, MPH

2:15 PM                               Guidelines, Consensus Statements, and Best Evidence:
                                             Rhinoplasty - John S. Rhee, MD
                                             Nasal Valve Compromise - Sachin S. Pawar, MD
                                             Septoplasty - Alexander A. Romashko, MD

2:45 PM                               Difficult Nasal Airway: Panel
                                             Sachin S. Pawar, MD (Moderator)

4:00 PM                               Break – Visit Exhibits

4:30 PM                               Pediatric Nasal Obstruction
                                             Stephen F. Conley, MD

5:00  PM                              Cutaneous Surgery: Best Practices
                                             John S. Rhee, MD, MPH

5:30 PM                               Scar Treatment: Best Practices
                                             Sachin S. Pawar, MD

6:00 PM                               Adjourn

Friday, August 10

Appley Theatre

7:00 AM                             Registration & Breakfast – Visit Exhibits

7:30 AM                             Guidelines, Consensus Statements, and Best Evidence:
                                            Voice after Thyroidectomy – Joel H. Blumin, MD
                                            Hoarseness – Jonathan M. Bock, MD
                                            Neck Mass – Bruce H. Campbell, MD

8:00 AM                             HPV Update
                                            Becky L. Massey, MD

8:30 AM                             Roger H. Lehman Lecture:
                                            Targeted Therapy in Head and Neck Cancer in the HPV Era
Cherie-Ann O. Nathan, MD

9:15 AM                             Break – Visit Exhibits

9:45 AM                             Adult Neck Masses: Panel
                                            Michael E. Stadler, MD (Moderator)

10:30 AM                           Update: Anesthesia Concerns and Childhood Development
                                            Michael E. McCormick, MD

11:00 AM                           Congenital Neck Masses: Panel
                                            Robert H. Chun, MD (Moderator)

12:00 PM                            Adjourn

Saturday, August 11

Appley Theatre

1:30 PM                          Registration – Visit Exhibits

2:00 PM                          Guidelines, Consensus Statements, and Best Evidence:
                                        BPPV – Michael S. Harris, MD
                                        SSNHL – David R. Friedland, MD, PhD
                                        OME – Sophie G. Shay, MD

2:30 PM                          Pediatric Hearing Loss Evaluation: Evidence-Based Practice
                                        Christina L. Runge, PhD

3:00 PM                           Invited Lecture:
                                         Restoring the Sixth Sense in 3D: Interim Results of the First-In-Human MVI Vestibular Implant Trial
Charles C. Della Santina, MD, PHD 

3:45 PM                          Break – Visit Exhibits

4:15 PM                          Vestibular Evaluation: Evidence-Based Diagnosis
                                         David R. Friedland, MD, PhD

5:00 PM                          Vestibular Disorders: Panel
                                        Steven A. Harvey, MD (Moderator)

6:00 PM                          Adjourn

   6:00-8:00 PM                    Conference Wine & Cheese Reception – Kohler Design Center

Sunday, August 12

Appley Theatre

7:00 AM                       Registration & Breakfast – Visit Exhibits

7:30 AM                       Guidelines, Consensus Statements, and Best Evidence:
                                      Adult Sinusitis – Jessica E. Southwood, MD
                                      Allergic Rhinitis – Christopher M. Long, MD
                                      CT Imaging – David M. Poetker, MD, MA

8:00 AM                       Emerging Therapies: Sinonasal Disease
                                      David M. Poetker, MD, MA

  8:30 AM                      Sinonasal Inflammatory Disease: Panel
                                      David M. Poetker, MD, MA (Moderator)

9:30 AM                       Break – Visit Exhibits

10:00 AM                     Case Management: Best Evidence Approaches

12:00 PM                      Adjourn

Time is available each day to golf one of Kohler’s championship golf courses, visit the Kohler Waters Spa or canoe, fish, walk/hike the 500 acre wilderness preserve.

  Honorary Guest Lecturers

Cherie Ann Nathan, MDCherie-Ann Nathan, MD, holds the distinguished title of Professor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Louisiana State University Health in Shreveport, as well as Director of the Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Cancer Research at the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. She is the President Elect of the American Head and Neck Society and serves on the NCI Steering Committee. Dr. Nathan completed her otolaryngology residency, followed by a fellowship in head and neck surgery at the University of California - San Diego and did a head and neck research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research has been funded by NCI since 2000 and she is nationally recognized for her inspiring work on molecular analysis of surgical margins. Dr. Nathan will present the 30th Annual Roger H. Lehman Lecture during Beste Evidence ENT 2018.


Charles Della Santina, MD, PhDCharles Della Santina, MD, PhD, is Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Director at the notable Johns Hopkins Listening Center and Vestibular NeuroEngineering Laboratory at Johns Hopkins Medical in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his MD and PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of California - San Francisco, and completed his otolaryngology residency at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Della Santina specializes in restoration of hearing and management of vestibular disorders, with his research centering on the development of an inner ear implant intended to restore sensation of head movement and reduce imbalance.



The conference will be held at:
The American Club
419 Highland Dr.
Kohler, WI 53044

American Club Guest RoomAmerican Club CourtyardWhistling Straits

A limited block of rooms has been reserved at The American Club and the Inn on Woodlake. To make a reservation at either property, call 1 (855)209-5679 toll free. Reference #82S27J - Medical College of Wisconsin group block.

Room Rate Information

Standard King at The American Club: $322
Prairie Double at the Inn on Woodlake: $215
Lakeside King at the Inn on Woodlake: $215
***Prices do not include tax or resort fee.

Discounted rates are available until July 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm central time. Room rates are available three days prior/post based on availability.



Irish CourseMeadow Valleys CourseWhistling Straits  Whistling Straits

Whistling Straits was host to the 2015 PGA Championship and is the future site of the 2020 Ryder Cup. It offers two remarkable courses sculpted into the Lake Michigan coastline. 

Blackwolf Run is situated on a river basin creating one of the most scenic and challenging courses in North America. Blackwolf Run also offers two championship courses.

Because of the distinction of these courses, it is recommended that tee times be made in advance. Limited tee times have been reserved for conference attendees Friday afternoon, August 10, and Saturday morning, August 11. Contact Diann Fiscus at (414) 955-0827 or to reserve these limited times.

Additional tee times can be scheduled individually by calling 1 (855) 444-2838 toll free.


  Kohler Waters Spa

One of only 47 five-star spas worldwide, the Kohler Waters Spa is the perfect place to release stress and relax. Enjoy the latest innovative water treatments, therapeutic massages, facials and body treatment experiences in a place of tranquility or take pleasure in the enclosed rooftop deck whirlpool, fireplace and lounge.

It is highly recommended that spa appointments be made several weeks in advance. Call 1 (855) 444-2838 for spa reservations, or view package details and schedule online.

Kohler Waters SpaKohler Waters Spa

  Other Activities

Endless activities exist in Kohler for guests of all ages. Try hiking the 500 acre wilderness preserve, river canoeing or kayaking, horseback riding, trap shooting, charter fishing on Lake Michigan, or take a yoga class on the lake, tour the Kohler factory or the John Michael Kohler Art Center. Unique boutique shopping is available in the Shops of Woodlake, or wonder through the specialty and antique shops of historic Sheboygan Falls. Dining options in Kohler and the surrounding area are plentiful.

Shops at he Inn on Woodlake
Kohler Waters Spa Black Wolf Run

  Educational Objectives
  • Become familiar with clinical practice guidelines including those related to rhinoplasty, sinusitis, hoarseness, BPPV, sudden hearing loss, and neck mass management.
  • Describe new and updated management and intervention practices for nasal obstruction, sleep apnea, head and neck masses, sinonasal disease, and dizziness.
  • Describe best evidence-based practices for diagnosis, assessment and treatment.
  Photos from Past Best Evidence Conferences

Opening Night Reception in the Kohler Design Center

Best Evidence ENT 2016

Horses and Carriage outside of The American Club Entrance The American Club Courtyard

Kohler Design Center

Tonsillectomy Symposium

Medical College of Wisconsin CME ProgramCME Credit Designation

ACCME Accreditation Statement:

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 14.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.