Educational Conferences

Otolaryngology Research Conference

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 may also present during this accredited hour. All otolaryngology faculty and residents are required to attend. Attendance is taken and written evaluations are completed 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'sMorbidity and Mortality conference Hospital, and the VA Medical Center. Chief residents present cases which are reviewed, discussed and critiqued by faculty and residents.

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, journal club, 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.

Otolaryngology Residents and Dr. Robey

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. Tumor Boards are held in conjunction with radiation oncology, 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 and 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.

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

Wednesday and 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, otology, sinus and rhinology and head and neck. The residents might be asked to review material before the conference. All attendees are expected to participate in discussion.

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

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; Neal D. Futran, MD, DMD; Jesus Medina, MD; Robin T. Cotton, MD; Dean M. Toriumi, MD.

Robert J. Toohill, MD Lecture (yearly)
This lectureship features a ‘physician-scientist who brings translational research to the bedside.’

Berrylin J. Ferguson, MD served as the first Robert J. Toohill Lecturer in 2013, and Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH as the second in 2014.

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.

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.

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.

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 schedule implementation, technical standards, rotation effectiveness, call responsibilities, research experience, new conference development, the residency review process, programmatic suggestions, operative experience, and curriculum innovation.Research Conference