2021 ENT Refresher Webinar Series

ENT Refresher Webinar Series 

This Continuing Medical Education virtual event will be held every Wednesday, from September 15 to October 13, 2021.  Each week a brand new topic will be discussed from 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (EST)

 

*** Registration is now open! ***



The Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery is excited to continue offering its five part ENT refresher webinar series for family physicians. Although these webinars are designed for family physicians, we encourage other ENT healthcare professionals to attend, such as residents, medical students, audiologists, and speech language pathologists. Each of the five webinars will be forty five minutes in length, followed by twenty five minute question and answer periods.

Webinars are free of charge!

**We will not use your information for any other purposes** 

Note: For individuals who have chosen to join the above mailing list - You will receive a notification email as soon as the registration links open in early August. Once you fill out the brief registration form for each webinar of interest, you will then automatically be sent a unique Zoom link for each of those webinars. 

 

ENT Refresher Series Goals

  • To expand the lines of communication between primary care physicians and specialists in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • To share discussion and recent advances as it pertains to complex or challenging cases in Otolaryngology

By the end of this ENT Refresher Webinar Series, participants will be able to

  • Apply knowledge of recent advances to complex or challenging cases in Otolaryngology
  • Employ an increased quality of care to patients requiring ENT based treatment
  • Recognize when a referral to an ENT specialist should occur, and how to optimize pre-referral workup

Certificates of Attendance

  • Certificates will be emailed at the end of the 5 week webinar series, with individual certificates being sent for each webinar attended. Each certificate will contain the Mainpro Program ID number for the associated webinar. This will assist attendees in finding the event within the CFPC website. Certificates can only be distributed to those attendees who both register for and attend the webinar of interest. Unfortunately, recordings of the webinars will not be available for download or for viewing at a later date.

Registration

  • Please note that there is a unique registration page associated for each webinar.  Thus to register for all 5 webinars, 5 separate registrations must be completed. When registering please ensure that your first name,  last name and email address are correctly typed during the registration process.

Webinars

Week 1 - September 15 @ 12:15-13:30 Hrs (EST)
ENT Emergencies: Situations Requiring Immediate Referral


OBJECTIVE:
To identify otolaryngologic conditions that require immediate referral.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the presentation of sudden sensorineural hearing loss as an ENT emergency
  • Identify when an ear or sinus infection requires prompt referral
  • Develop an approach to management of nasal trauma including assessing for a septal hematoma and appreciation of the timeline for nasal fracture reduction
  • Assess an acute auricular (ear pinna) injury
  • Identify pediatric foreign body situations that require immediate Emergency Room assessment


This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University for up to 1.25 Mainpro+ credits. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent participating in the educational program.

REGISTer 

Post-Event Evaluation


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Dr. Josee Paradis Dr. Josee Paradis
MD, FRCSC
AssistantProfessor
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Research Interests / Specializations:
Paediatric Otolaryngology, Congenital Hearing Loss, Paediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing
 Dr. Camilla Stepniak Dr. Camilla Stepniak
MD, FRCSC
Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Bluewater Health
Sarnia, ON
Adjunct Professor
Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Specializations: General Otolaryngology

Week 2 - September 22 @ 12:15-13:30 Hrs (EST)
What Not to Miss in Hoarseness


OBJECTIVE:
To review initial management and investigations for adult patients with dysphonia.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Review common causes of dysphonia in adult patients
  • Identify patients with “high risk” laryngeal pathology
  • Discuss the multidisciplinary management of patients with dysphonia


This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University for up to 1.25 Mainpro+ credits. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent participating in the educational program.

REGISTer

Post-Event Evaluation


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Dr. Kevin Fung

Dr. Kevin Fung
MD, FRCSC
Professor, Chair & Chief
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Research Interests / Specializations:
Head & Neck Oncology, Head & Neck Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, Laryngology

 Dr. Brian Hughes

Dr. Brian Hughes
MD, FRCSC
Otolaryngologist
Stratford General Hospital
Adjunct Professor
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Research Interests / Specializations:
General Otolaryngology 

Week 3 - September 29 @ 12:15-13:30 Hrs (EST)
Tips and Tricks for Biopsying Head and Neck Lesions


OBJECTIVE:
To review tips and tricks for diagnosing and treating patients presenting with common cutaneous lesions. Common biopsy techniques and indications will be reviewed.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast different types of cutaneous lesions based on their presentation, morphology and prognosis
  • Develop an approach to the patient with a suspicious cutaneous lesion and to evaluate the need for biopsy
  • Distinguish between pigmented lesions such as solar lentigines and nevi and the more concerning dysplastic nevi
  • Assess a patient’s risk for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers based on risk factors and clinical presentation
  • Review various biopsy techniques and indications for each


This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University for up to 1.25 Mainpro+ credits. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent participating in the educational program.

REGISTer 

Post-Event Evaluation


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Dr. Corey Moore

Dr. Corey Moore
MD, FRCSC
Associate Professor 
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Site Chief St.Joseph's Health Care, Division Chief Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Research Interests / Specializations:
Facial Skin Cancer and Reconstruction, Facial Trauma, Facial Cosmetic Surgery

 Dr. Scott Hamilton Dr. Scott Hamilton
MD, FRCSC
Otolaryngologist
City of Peterborough 
Research Interests/Specializations:
Skin Cancer Diagnosis, Management, and Reconstructive Surgery

Week 4 - October 6 @ 12:15-13:30 Hrs (EST)
Oral Lesions: When to Refer


OBJECTIVE:
To review the presentation of oral cavity lesions, their associated management, and when to refer

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a differential diagnosis of oral cavity lesions
  • Recognize risk factors and warning signs of possible malignant lesions
  • Create proper workup for and apply appropriate treatment to benign and malignant lesions


This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University for up to 1.25 Mainpro+ credits. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent participating in the educational program.

REGISTer

Post-Event Evaluation


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Dr. Adrian Mendez Dr. Adrian Mendez
MD, FRCSC
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Research Interests / Specializations:
Head and Neck Oncology, Endocrine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery, Head and Neck Microvascular Surgery, Patient Centered Outcomes, Peripheral Nerve Regeneration
 Dr. Matthew Brace Dr. Matthew Brace
MD, FRCSC
Adjunct Professor
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Guelph Facial Plastics
Research Interests/Specializations:
Cosmetic and Facial Reconstructive Surgery

Week 5 - October 13 @ 12:15-13:30 Hrs (EST)
A Practical Approach to Vertigo


OBJECTIVE:
To develop a reasonable differential diagnosis on patients presenting with vertigo, and to order appropriate investigations.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Develop an approach to history taking and physical examination that would narrow the differential diagnosis on patients presenting with vertigo.
  • Order the appropriate investigations using the Choosing Wisely Canada framework.


This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University for up to 1.25 Mainpro+ credits. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent participating in the educational program.

REGISTer 

Post-Event Evaluation


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Dr. Lorne Parnes Dr. Lorne Parnes
MD, FRCSC
Professor - Site Chief University Hospital, Division Chief Otology/Neurotology
Department of Otolaryngology –  Head and Neck Surgery
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry,  Western University
Research Interests/Specializations: 
Otology/Neurotology: Vestibular Disorders, Hearing Loss including Cochlear Implants, Lateral Skull Base Surgery, Facial Nerve Disorders
 Dr. Horace Cheng

Dr. Horace Cheng
MD, FRCSC
Otolaryngologist
City of Oshawa, Ontario
Research Interests/Specializations:
General Otolaryngology

 

ENT Refresher Webinar Series Host and Facilitator

Dr. Hayder Al-Tukmachi
Dr. Hayder Al-Tukmachi, MBChB      
Windsor, Ontario   



2021 ENT Refresher series planning committee and disclosures

Dr. Kevin Fung

   Dr. Kevin Fung
MD, FACS, FRCSC *  
Chair/Chief
Professor
Dept of Otolaryngology
Western University

Dr. Lorne Parnes

   Dr. Lorne Parnes
MD, FRCSC *  
Professor
Dept of Otolaryngology
Western University

Dr. Eric Wong

Dr. Eric Wong
MD, MClSc(FM), CCFP, FCFP, CFD, COI* * 
Family Physician
London Ontario

(Bayer, CIHR, CPSO, Touchstone, Thames Valley Family Health)

Dr. Kathryn Roth

Dr. Kathryn Roth
MD,  FRCSC**
Associate Professor
Dept of Otolaryngology
Western University

(Sanofi Genzyme, Novartis)

  *  I do not have any conflicts of interest to report  
**  I have/have had in the past 2 years a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with one or more 
organizations that could be perceived as a direct or indirect conflict of interest in the context or content
of this education program. 

Disclosure of Commercial Support


This program has been made possible through an educational grant from... 


CIBC

 

Our Sponsor will host an optional 'Meet and Greet' session following each of the above webinars.

You may 'drop into' these optional sessions at any time to meet our sponsor, to verbally ask questions, or to submit typewritten questions.

Meet and Greet Sessions:



If you wish to be in direct contact with our sponsor,
please email deptofotolaryngology@lhsc.on.ca to request email contact information 

Questions?

Please direct all inquiries to us via email at  deptofotolaryngology@lhsc.on.ca or call 519.685.8500 x55415