46th Annual (Virtual) Residents' Research Day

Residents' Research Day 2021

This Continuing Medical Education virtual event will be held on:

Friday May 7 2021

10AM to 4PM (E.S.T)

With an Awards Ceremony to follow at 4:30pm


Welcome!  The Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery is excited to be offering Residents' Research Day through online format this year!  Our Resident's Research Day is an annual event that boasts presentations containing the most current research that our Department has to offer.  These presentations are given by our residents, and additionally, this event is attended by two prestigious guest speakers who share their knowledge with us via specially chosen lecture topics.  Please read below for more information!
 

Annual Residents' Research Day Objectives


By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Critically appraise the scientific presentations with respect to methodology and clinical applicability pertaining to Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

  2. Discuss the scientific presentations and reflect on their implications for patient care

Registration


Registration is FREE of charge to all, and is open from March 29 2021 to April 21 2021.  All are welcome to attend.

REGISTRATION CLOSED


Agenda - Scientfic Program



Accreditation


This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. You may claim a maximum of 3.75 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent participating in the educational program. 


Certificates of Attendance


Certificates will be emailed to each attendee following the event.  Certificates can only be distributed to those attendees who both register for and attend the event. 


GUEST SPEAKERS


DISTINGUISHED VISITING PROFESSOR - DR. BRIAN NUSSENBAUM


"CREATING AN EFFECTIVE PATIENT SAFETY AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM IN AN OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY DEPARTMENT: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGE"


Objectives: By the end of this session, participants will be able to... 

  1. Describe the key elements and activities that are critically important for creating a culture that is supportive of safety and quality improvement.
  2. Recognize the critical importance to best patient care using a framework for success.
  3. Understand expected challenges associated with implementing this framework as well as strategies for overcoming hurdles.
  4. Review real world examples to facilitate discussion amongst peers in attendance.

 

Dr. Brian NussenbaumThis year for our Distinguished Visiting Professor keynote address, we welcome Dr. Brian Nussenbaum, who is the Executive Director of the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1994 and completed a residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2000. He joined Washington University School of Medicine in 2002 after completing a two-year head and neck oncology and microvascular fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System. He completed the Masters in Healthcare Management (MHCM) degree program at the TH Chan Harvard School of Public Health in May 2018.

While a faculty member at Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Nussenbaum served as the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Otolaryngology, Division Chief of Head and Neck Surgery, Co-Director of the Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery and chair of the Conflicts of Interest Review Committee (CIRC) for the School of Medicine. He became well known nationally with respect to the clinical management of head and neck cancer. He was also the Patient Safety Officer in the Department of Otolaryngology since 2009, and has been active on both local and national levels with advancing the patient safety/quality improvement (PSQI) movement. He has lectured extensively about head and neck cancer and PSQI, and served leadership roles in these areas with several national organizations. He was previously grant funded through the National Institutes of Health for research on the BMP pathway as related to oral cancer and through local funding sources for several PSQI initiatives. Dr. Nussenbaum has greater than 125 peer-reviewed publications.

Nationally, Dr. Nussenbaum was elected to be the co-chair for the Recurrent-Metastatic Disease Task Force of the Head and Neck Steering Committee for the NCI/NIH. He completed a four-year term as the Secretary-Treasurer for the Middle Section of The Triological Society, and was the Middle Section Vice President for this organization in 2015. He was elected to the Nominating Committee for the AAO-HNSF in 2013. Dr. Nussenbaum is currently the Secretary-Treasurer of the Society of University Otolaryngologists (SUO). He currently serves on the editorial boards of Oral Oncology, JAMA Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and ENT Today. Nussenbaum was the recipient of a Distinguished Service Award from the AAO-HNSF in 2013.

Dr. Nussenbaum was certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology in 2001. He participates in the Maintenance of Certification program for his board.

 

DISTINGUISHED GUEST ALUMNUS - DR. AMANDA HU


"UPDATE ON UNILATERAL VOCAL FOLD PARALYSIS"


Objectives: By the end of this session, participants will be able to... 

  1. Understand and recognize unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) and identify potential consequences.
  2. Explore the etiologies of UVFP.
  3. Review the natural history and prognosis of recovery of vocal fold mobility
  4. Describe treatment options such as speech therapy, in-office vocal fold injections, medialization thyroplasty, laryngeal reinnervation, and laryngeal framework surgery.
  5. Explore a novel technique of laryngeal electromyography guided vocal fold injection of filler material.

 

Dr. Amanda Hu

For our Distinguished Guest Alumnus keynote address, we welcome Dr. Amanda Hu. Dr. Hu is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia. She is sub-specialized in Laryngology (Care of the Professional Voice) and is the Director of the Pacific Voice clinic. Dr. Hu graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto (2006), trained in residency in Otolaryngology at Western University (2011), and completed a Laryngology fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle (2012) with Dr. Albert Merati. She worked in Philadelphia at Drexel University with Dr. Robert Sataloff for 5 years prior to joining UBC in August of 2018.

Dr. Hu is currently the Undergraduate Medical Education Director for the ENT Division at UBC where she has a leadership role in training the UBC medical students. She is actively involved with research and is the author of 76 peer reviewed papers, 9 book chapters, and 64 conference presentations. Dr. Hu is the recipient of local, national, and international awards, including the H. Rocke Robertson Teaching Award from UBC, the Harold Myers Award for Distinguished Service from Drexel University, the Physician 40 under 40 Award from the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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OUR RESIDENT PRESENTERS 


  Andrew Bysice

Dr. Andrew Bysice
PGY2

  James Fowler

Dr. James Fowler
PGY2

  Palak Suryavanshi

Dr. Palak Suryavanshi 
PGY2

Abrar Al Jassim

Dr. Abrar Al Jassim 
PGY3

Alexander Dickie

Dr. Alexander Dickie
PGY3

Ryan instrum

Dr. Ryan Instrum 
PGY3

SESSION CHAIRS 


  Dr. Kathryn Roth

Dr. Kathryn Roth
MD, FRCSC**

  Dr. Anthony Nichols

Dr. Anthony Nichols
MD, FRCSC**

SCIENTIFIC PLANNING COMMITTEE


Dr. Lorne Parnes

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

Dr. Josee Paradis

   Dr. Josee Paradis
    MD, FRCSC *  
Assistant Professor
Dept of Otolaryngology
Western University

Dr. Kevin Fung

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

Dr. Kathryn Roth

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

Dr. Leigh Sowerby

   Dr. Leigh Sowerby
  MD, FRCSC *  
Associate Professor
Dept of Otolaryngology
Western University

  *  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.

INDUSTRY SUPPORT


Thank you to our sponsors! Your generous support allows us to continue offering high quality continuing education events! 


2021 Sponsor Listing

 

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QUESTIONS?

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