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Ear Nose & Throat Society

"Myth Busters"- Connecticut ENT Society Fall Meeting

  • 26 Oct 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Aqua Turf Club: 556 Mulberry St, Plantsville, CT 06479, United States



"Myth Busters"- Connecticut Ear Nose and Throat Society Fall Meeting, 2023


8:00 Registration - Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:25 Welcoming Remarks - Carl Moeller, MD, President

8:30 Serc, Sac Surgery and Intratympanic injections for Meniere’s disease: A Myth of Success or Evidenced Based Medicine
Daniel Roberts, MD, UCONN Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Objectives: 1. The participants will understand the plausible mechanisms and expected outcomes for treating Meniere’s disease with serc (beta-histine). 2. The learner will review the surgical indications, pre-operative work-up and surgical techniques for endolymphatic sac surgery. 3. Participants will recall the indications and outcomes for intratympanic treatment with gentamicin and steroids for Meniere’s disease.

9:15 Empty Nose Syndrome: Fact vs. Fiction

R. Peter Manes, MD, Yale Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Objectives: 1. Participants will be able to set up and prepare for closure of cutaneous defects in the awake patient. 2. Participants will be able. 3. To describe the causes of empty nose syndrome. 4. To review the diagnosis of empty nose syndrome. 5. To explain treatment options for empty nose syndrome.

10:00 Break – Nutritious Snacks Provided in Vendor Hall

10:30 Updates in Antibiotic Prescribing in the Treatment and Prophylaxis of ENT Infections

– David Banach, MD, UCONN Division of Infectious Disease

Objectives: 1. Describe the application of fundamental principles of antibiotic stewardship in the management of ENT infections. 2. Review updated literature on antibiotic prophylaxis in Otolaryngology. 3. Describe an approach to antibiotic prescribing in the patient with a reported penicillin allergy in the ambulatory care setting.

11:15 What is Ankyloglossia?

Scott R. Schoem, MD, MBA, FAAP and Elizabeth Oblon, PA-C, CLC,. Connecticut Children's Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Objectives: 1. Learn the newly proposed classification of tongue-tie. 2. Understand the complex nature of breastfeeding and the

role of lactation consultants. 3. Learn why the superior labial frenulum is not related to breastfeeding problems.

12:00 Lunch with Industry Friends

12:30 Product Theater

1:15 Myo Misconception

Brittny Sciarra Murphy, RDH, BS, MAS, COM, QOM

Objectives: 1. Recognize orofacial myofunctional disorders and how they impact function over a lifetime. 2. Discuss the functional impacts of tethered oral tissues (TOTS). 3. Determine the role the tongue plays in the development of the craniofacial respiratory complex. 4. Illustrate the importance of collaboration between ENT, myofunctional therapist, and airway dentist.

2:00 Brief Medical Practice Legal Update: Patient Record Destruction and the Law - The Risk of Treating Family and Friends - What’s at Stake

Joyce C. Lagnese, JD

Objectives: This brief presentation will discuss destruction of patient medical records as well as the identification of issues associated with texting, emailing and personal devices. 1. To review the current laws surrounding the treatment of family and friends. 2. To review protocols offices should have in place when writing prescriptions. 3. Review penalties and risks involved in violating state law.

2:45 Break with Vendors

3:15 Product Theater

4:00 Scary Cases
Invasive Fungal Sinusitis
Libby Schafer, MD, Yale Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency

Objectives: 1. Discuss the clinical and radiographic features of invasive fungal sinusitis. 2. Discuss the complications of invasive fungal sinusitis. 3. Discuss the emergent management of invasive fungal sinusitis.

Who Dressed up Like a PTA?- David Wilson, MD, UCONN Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency


1. Consider alternative diagnoses for all presentations, including common ones such as PTA  2. Learn about most common vascular malformations of the head and neck  3. Discuss treatment options for head and neck vascular mallformations

4:30 Certificates - Door Prizes

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the ACCME through the joint sponsorship of CSEP and The Connecticut ENT Society.

CSEP is accredited by the CSMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CSEP designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)TM.
Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she spent in the activity.


Debbie Osborn
P.O. Box 854, Litchfield, CT 06759
Tel: 860-567-3787   Fax: 860-567-3591

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