Best Evidence ENT 2024 - July 28-30

The American Club - Kohler, WI

Integrative Health and Wellness for Patients and Clinicians

The Department is excited to return to the American Club Resort Hotel in Kohler, Wisconsin for Best Evidence ENT 2024.

The conference will address key strategies for integrative health and wellness for patients and clinicians in defined sessions and will offer up to 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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Whistling Straits

Registration Information

Registration includes CME certification and admission to the conference reception on Sunday, refreshment breaks all three days of the conference, and box lunches on Monday and Tuesday. Payment is due at the time of registration.

Conference Registration Fee

Conference Registration Fee

The registration fee for Physicians is:

$450 before June 1 and $550 on or after June 1.

The registration fee for Nurses, Physician Assistants, and other healthcare providers is:

$350 registration before June 1 and $450 on or after June 1. 

A 4% processing fee will be applied at checkout. 

How to Register

How to Register

To register, visit here

  • Log in or create an account.
  • Select register/take course
  • Follow the prompts and keep record of your username and password

PLEASE NOTE: The billing address entered at checkout must match the billing address on the credit card used to pay for this course. MCW accepts MasterCard, VISA and Discover.

If you need assistance with the registration process or run into any issues, please contact Alyssa Schwab at 414-955-0833 or, or visit

A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of registration.

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CME Accreditation Statement

CME Accreditation Statement

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

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds for cancellation will be made if requested in writing before June 28, minus a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after June 28. The Department of Otolaryngology and Medical College of Wisconsin reserve the right to alter or cancel this conference if necessary.

Accommodations & Activities

The conference will be held July 28 - 30 at the American Club, a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond Resort Hotel located in Kohler, just one hour north of Milwaukee, one hour south of Green Bay, and two hours north of Chicago. Endless activities exist in Kohler for guests of all ages and dining options are plentiful!
The Shops at Woodlake
Hotel Reservation Information

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) 473-9036 toll free. Reference #324343 and reiterate that you are with the Medical College of Wisconsin - Best Evidence ENT.

Rates are $399 for a guestroom at The American Club and $288 for a guestroom at the Inn on Woodlake. Prices do not include tax or resort fee.

Discounted rates are available until June 27 at 5 p.m. central time. Room rates are available three days prior/post conference based on availability.


Because of the distinction of the golf courses in Kohler, it is recommended that tee times be made in advance. Limited times have been reserved for conference attendees on Monday afternoon, July 29, at Whistling Straits (Straits and Irish courses), and the River Course at Blackwolf Run. Contact Diann Fiscus at or (414) 955-0827 to reserve these limited tee times. Additional tee times can be scheduled individually by calling 1 (844) 993-9539 toll-free.

Play Whistling Straits - host of three PGA championships, a U.S. Senior Open and the first public course in more than 25 years to host a Ryder Cup. Whistling Straits offers two must-play courses sculpted into the Lake Michigan coastline:

Ranked among the best in the country, Blackwolf Run is situated on a river basin formed by glacial runoff to create one of the most scenic and challenging courses in North America. Blackwolf Run offers two championship courses:

Learn more about Whistling Straits

Kohler Waters Spa

Take pleasure in the relaxation pool and enjoy the latest innovative water treatments, therapeutic massages, facials, and body treatment experiences in a place of tranquility. Call (855) 444-2838 toll free. Advanced reservations are recommended.

Learn more about Kohler Waters Spa

Other Activities

Endless other activities exist in Kohler for guests of all ages. Try hiking a wilderness preserve, canoeing or kayaking a rambling river, horseback riding, trap shooting, or charter fishing. Take a yoga class, tour the Kohler factory, the Kohler Art Center, or the Kohler Design Center and shop the unique boutiques in the Shops at Woodlake. Dining options in Kohler are also plentiful. Advanced reservations are recommended.

Learn more about other activities in Kohler

Schedule of Events

View Schedule (pdf)

Sunday, July 28
2-6 p.m.

  • Dietary Inflammation in the Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Peri-operative Nutrition
  • Microbiome
  • Diet and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Nutrition Options for Obesity in Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Chemoprevention Game Show
  • Exercise Impact on Head and Neck Outcomes
  • Vaping and its Effects on the Ear, Nose, and Throat

6 – 7:30 p.m. Reception with exhibitors

Monday, July 29
7:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.

  • The Practice and Facilitation of Mindfulness - Guest Speaker: Chris A. Smith MDiv, LMFT
  • Anti-aging and Longevity
  • Preventing Burnout in Head and Neck Cancer Providers
  • Artificial Intelligence: A Cure for Burnout?
  • Keynote Address: Burnout in Healthcare - Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH
  • Lunch and Learn - Breathing and Sleep
    • Sleep Quality Determines Cardiovascular Health
    • Nose and Breathing for Better Health
    • Lifestyle and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Outcomes

Tuesday, July 30
7:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

  • Movement Therapy - Steve Mills, CAFS, PT
  • Wearables and Sleep, Fitness, and Wellness
  • Posture, Core Strength, Breathing, and Sleep
  • Ergonomics in ENT
  • Wellness Resources for Patients
  • Hearing Loss in the Era of Personal Listening Devices
  • Otology Wellness Game Show
  • Vestibular Function Across the Lifespan
  • Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline
  • Lunch and Learn - Alternative Therapeutics
  • Recurrent Otitis Media
  • Laryngeal Issues
  • Nasal Complaints

Featured Speakers

Chris A. Smith, MDiv, LMFT

Chris A. Smith, MDiv, LMFT, will lead the session on The Practice and Facilitation of Mindfulness.

Chris earned his undergraduate degree from Iowa Wesleyan College and a Master of Divinity degree from Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He holds a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy and has completed training in health coaching. Chris has co-authored several scientific papers bringing mindfulness into law enforcement and is currently working with UC San Diego Health and the Veteran Affairs to develop a health and well-being curriculum. Chris has presented on the topic of mindfulness around the country and is involved with diversity, equity, and inclusive practices. He has co-presented some of his work to the International Congress of Integrative Medicine. Chris recently self-published his first book, Be a Good Story. He lives in Glendale, Wisconsin with his wife, Ann, and he has two lovely grandchildren.

Steve Mills and Matrix Movement Therapy

In 1981 Steve Mills joined the US Marines and spent six years on active duty. During his last 18 months, he was tasked with being the strength and endurance instructor for out-of-conditioned Marines at the 2nd Medical Battalion 3rd Marine Infantry Division, Camp Lejeune, NC. This is what inspired Steve to continue within the health and fitness industry after returning home.

After achieving a degree in physical therapy, he spent six years in an outpatient clinic focused on acute orthopedic injury as well as pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation. Steve enjoyed the work but felt he could do more for individuals by focusing on whole-body work. In 2012 Steve launched a company in Wisconsin and Illinois called StretchXperience, LLC. The service was manual stretching with instruction on how to actively stretch on your own.

Over the last 11 years, Steve has kept data on client experience and results. Combining this data with the latest science prompted him to create a new evolution that combines manual stretching, active stretching, strengthening, dynamic movement, and myofascial release. For the best results, one, or all techniques can be instituted. The new brand is called Matrix Movement Therapy, LLC, and is located in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin.

This is a wonderful meeting. I enjoy it every time. I appreciate the flexibility of the schedule and the accessibility to the Froedtert medical staff.

2022 conference attendee

Contact Information

Diann Fiscus

Conference Planner
(414) 955-0827

Alyssa Schwab

Conference CME Coordinator
(414) 955-0833