68 Annual Meeting Canadian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Prevention and Innovation: A Challenge for the Future”
Date: May 11 – 13, 2014
Location: The Westin Hotel, OTTAWA, ON
President: Dr. Patrick Gullane, Toronto, ON
Local Arrangements: Dr. Martin Corsten, Ottawa, ON
Scientific Program:Dr. Frederick K. Kozak, Vancouver, BC
OVERALL LEARNING OBJECTIVES
This meeting affords learners in the specialty of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (including general and
sub-specialty otolaryngologists as well as resident and medical student trainees) significant opportunity to attend
sessions of interest and acquire further understanding in areas of perceived weakness in the specialty. All
branches of the specialty including head & neck disease, laryngology, sinus disease, otology, neurotology,
pediatric otolaryngology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and medical education, are part of the program.
This year we have increased the number of overall workshops by having four concurrent sessions as opposed to
three which will allow delegates numerous choices of learning opportunities.
There will be continued opportunity for enhanced dialogue/discussion and interaction with the various presenters.
In keeping with the theme of this year’s meeting – “Prevention and Innovation: A Challenge for the Future”, guest
speakers will present their areas of expertise through plenary talks and workshops. The “How I Do It” section will
continue as well as full and mini workshops to give each learner practical and adoptable knowledge to use
immediately in practice when they return home.
Review of feedback from the delegates of the 2013 CSOHNS annual meeting has resulted in continuing to provide
the technological advancements of education with the “Technology: Otolaryngology 2.0 Session”. Continuation of
previous workshops that the membership wished to be updated on, e.g. “The Best Articles of the Last Year in
Otolaryngology for the General Otolaryngologist” remains popular. As previous workshops are discontinued for a
year or two, new workshops will give attendees new knowledge for improved care of their patients.