Current Management Techniques in Otology and Otolaryngology - 2017

Date & Location
Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:55 AM - 12:15 PM   Volney Richmond Auditorium, Seattle, WA



Current Management Techniques in Otology and Otolaryngology is a half day course and is included with registration for the Temporal Bone Lab course.

This year's course will have two main areas of focus. First will be current topics in otology. These will include lectures on evaluation and management of cholesteatoma, work up and differential diagnosis of vertigo, evidence based management of Meniere’s disease, discussion of the evolving techniques of endoscopic ear surgery and a discussion of current diagnostic techniques for identifying skull base tumors. There will also be a case-based discussion of complicated otologic patients loosely based on the lecture topics.

The second portion of the course will focus on epistaxis and its management. Lectures will cover the medical and surgical management of epistaxis and the interventional/endovascular approaches for management. There will also be cased base discussion to illustrate critical points in the work up and management of complicated nose bleeds.

This course is included with registration for the Temporal Bone Lab.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Diagnose and provide options for patients in the surgical management of cholesteatoma
  • Identify relevant surgical anatomy of the middle ear from an endoscopic point of view
  • Compare imaging characteristics of CPA pathology and how to differentiate them on MRI and CT
  • Cite the evidence behind medical and surgical management of Meniere’s disease
  • Diagnose vestibular causes of dizziness and provide appropriate intervention
  • Review arterial anatomy of nose and methods to control epistaxis


Online registration will be open through Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

Tuition: $100.00


Accredited with Commendation

The Virginia Mason Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Virginia Mason Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Parking: Virginia Mason's downtown parking facilities are limited and reserved for patients. Please help us serve our patients by using one of the following options:

  • Public parking: a map to nearby public parking lots is here.
  • Public transportation: Metro Bus routes serving the First Hill neighborhood include 2, 10, 12, 60, 193, and 303. Please consult the Metro Trip Planner for route information and schedules.

For further information please contact the Virginia Mason CME department (206) 341-0142 or email