Halifax (2009)

EN FRANÇAIS (Version 1 – 02/11/09)

63rd ANNUAL MEETING

May 10 – 12, 2009
The Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
HALIFAX, NS

“Through the Looking Glass: The Next 25 Years”
PresidentDR. DOMINIQUE DORION, Sherbrooke, QC
Local Arrangements ChairDR. MANOHAR BANCE, Halifax, NS
Scientific Program ChairDR. ANDRE TAN, Kingston, ON

We invite you to join us in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the Society’s 63rd Annual Meeting. The Local Arrangements Committee, chaired by Dr. Manohar Bance, has worked very hard to put together some terrific social events for you. That, coupled with a scientific program that has “the future” as its theme, will make this a very memorable experience for all those who attend.

Our Scientific Program Chair, Dr. Andre Tan, in conjunction with the CPD and the Sub-specialty Committee Chairs, has developed a diverse and rich program based on your evaluations and comments from last year. In keeping with the “future trends” theme of the meeting, you will hear from international guest speakers, as well as from the Society’s own “four prognosticator” who will speak about what’s coming down the OHNS pipeline and coming trends.



This year, the following important changes and additions have been made to the program.

  • The meeting will start on SUNDAY, MAY 10 at 08:00 with the OPENING SESSION, to be followed by lunch, workshops and exhibits in the afternoon.
  • “A POSTER WALK WITH THE EXPERTS” is a new event scheduled for TUESDAY, MAY 12 at 13:30 to be followed by the ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING at a new time, 16:00.
  • On-site meeting activities will wrap-up with the PRESIDENT’S BANQUET on TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 12
  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 will be dedicated to a hands-on course: TRANSORAL LASER MICROSURGERY to be held at the new surgical skills laboratory, QE2 HSC in Halifax.

Scientific Program

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

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GUEST SPEAKERS

Dr. Jean-Louis Lefebvre, Lille, France – Recent Trends in Head and Neck Oncology Research
Dr. Leslie Halpern, Boston, USA – Domestic Violence and ENT

GUESTS OF HONOUR

Dr. Jacques Dionne, Quebec City, QC
Dr. Ralph Gilbert, Toronto, ON

INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER

H. Yigit Aydede, Halifax, NS
Department of Economics, Saint Mary’s University – Economic Implications of Aging Societies

THE FOUR “PROGNOSTICATORS”

Dr. Peter Adamson, Toronto, ON – The Future of Facial Plastic Surgery
Dr. Manohar Bance, Halifax, NS – Otology 2035
Dr. Jonathan Irish, Toronto, ON – Taking Off Our Loupes and Looking Forward: Focusing on Head and Neck Oncology in 20/20
Dr. Erin Wright, Edmonton, AB – A Look Down the Crystal Endoscopy – The Future of Rhinology

WORKSHOPS AND PANELS

SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2009

  • How to Write a Successful Clinical Research Grant…For Not-So-Dummies
  • Understanding the Manuscript Review Process – Optimizing Chances for Getting a Manuscript Accepted for Publication
  • Medical Economics Meets Ethical Considerations in Bilateral Cochlear Implantation and Free Tissue Transfer
  • Follow Up of Well Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
  • Glottic and Subglottic Stenosis in Adults
  • Upper Facial Rejuvenation with Botox
  • The Comprehensive Surgical Management for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed Face

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009

  • The Endaural Approach – An Ideal Approach to the Middle Ear and Mastoid for Otologists
  • Specialty Panel: Interesting and Challenging Cases in Pediatric Otolaryngology

TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009

  • Fundamentals of Rhinoplasty
  • Periopertive Management of the Sinus Patient
  • Intra-glandular Botulinum Toxin (IG-BTX) and Major Ducts Clipping for Management of Salivary Control in Children: Together and Head to Head
  • Ossicular Reconstruction Using Otomimic
  • Thyroid Forum: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks – Neck Dissection and Thyroid Cancer
  • Establishing an ENT Practice

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2009

HANDS-ON COURSE: TRANSORAL LASER SURGERY

This FULL DAY course will feature lectures in the morning session followed by a hands-on TLM cadaver dissection in the afternoon. The course will be held in the new Surgical Skills Laboratory at the QE2 Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. Participants will be eligible for up to 8 hours of CME as per the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Course Director – S. MARK TAYLOR, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
International Faculty – BRUCE HAUGHEY, MB, ChB, FRACS, FACS
Faculty – KEVIN FUNG, MD, FRCS(C), JOSEPH DORT, MD, FRCS(C), JONATHAN TRITIES, MD, FRCS(C), ROB HART, MD, FRCS(C), TIM BROWN, MD, FRCS(C), CHADY SADER, MB, ChB, FRACS

COURSE FEE – $200 per person; LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS. To assure your spot, please register early!
This course is supported by Karl Storz Endoscopy through an unrestricted educational grant.

In addition, the 63rd annual scientific program will include the following paper sessions – General ENT, Education & Research, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Head & Neck and Rhinology. Also included will be poster presentations covering the various sub-specialty areas of otolaryngology.

GLAXOSMITHKLINE POSTER COMPETITION

The Society will award a $500 prize for the best scientific poster presentation at the meeting.

HOW TO ENTER THE GSK POSTER COMPETITION

Posters that have been ACCEPTED FOR PRESENTATION at the annual meeting MUST be submitted ELECTRONICALLY to the Scientific Program Chair in its final format as a MS PowerPoint slide by 4:00 p.m. (EST) on MARCH 31st, 2009. Any poster that does not meet this deadline WILL NOT be considered for the poster competition. Posters submitted before the deadline will be short-listed by a selection committee prior to the meeting according to preset criteria. The top ten posters will be reviewed by committee members and discussed with the principal authors during the meeting and a winner subsequently selected.

ROYAL COLLEGE MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The 63rd Annual Meeting is an accredited group learning activity under Section 1, as defined by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for the maintenance of certification program. The total number of hours for this meeting will be posted shortly.


SPECIAL WORKSHOPS

The following workshops DO NOT require additional registration –

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009 – 07:00 TO 08:00
“Review of Mastoidectomy Techniques for the General Otolaryngologist”

Moderator:  DR. BRIAN WESTERBERG, Vancouver, BC
Panel:  DR. JOSEPH CHEN, Toronto, DR. MANOHAR BANCE, Halifax, DR. JAIME RAPPAPORT, Montreal, DR. FRED KOZAK, Vancouver, BC
This presentation is supported by Alcon Canada through a non-restricted educational grant.

TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009 – 07:00 to 08:00
“Strategies for Optimal Post-Operative Care Following Endonasl Surgery”

Moderators:  DR. IAN WITTERICK, Toronto, ON and DR. FRANCOIS LAVIGNE, Montreal, QC
This presentation is supported by Schering-Plough through a non-restricted educational grant.

TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009 – 17:00 to 18:00
“Autoimmune Disease for the Otolaryngologist”

Moderators: DR. EMAD MASSOUD and DR. EVELYN SUTTON, Halifax, NS
This presentation is supported by GlaxoSmithKline through a non-restricted educational grant.

Social Program

SOCIAL PROGRAM

WELCOMING RECEPTION

Sunday, May 10, 2009 – 18:30
Please join us at “44 North” restaurant in the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel for food, drinks and a chance to get re-acquainted with friends. Afterward, we hope that you will check out some of the local pubs in the area for more festivities and fun. Dress is casual.

DELEGATES’ FREE EVENING

Monday, May 11, 2009
In lieu of an organized fundraiser event for the COHNS Fund, attendees will have a free evening to enjoy family, friends, alumni and other activities. However, the Fund still needs your help. Please consider making a donation via the meeting’s registration form, available in the “Registration” section on this page. Your continued support will ensure that the Fund can move forward with its various educational endeavours. We will issue a charitable donation receipt for any amount received over $25.00.

PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION AND BANQUET

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 – 19:15
Dominique Dorion and his wife Dominique Vaillancourt cordially invite you for cocktails and dinner on Tuesday evening in the Nova Scotia Ballroom of the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. This will be the official wrap-up for the meeting and a few fun surprises are planned for your entertainment. Black tie optional. A children’s room will be set-up for those who require childcare.

Companion Events

COMPANION EVENTS

ANNAPOLIS VALLEY WINE TOUR AND LUNCH

Monday, May 11, 2009 – 10:00 to 16:00
Experience Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley and four of the wonderful vineyards located there. This tour will include visits to Muir Murray Estates, Gaspereau Winery, L’Acadie Vineyards and Grand Pre Winery. A delicious lunch will be served at the Old Orchard Inn. Bus transportation will be provided.
COST –  $85 per person

COMPANIONS HOSPITALITY SUITE

Monday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 12, 2009 – 08:30 to 10:00
Maritime Suite, Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, Halifax
A continental breakfast will be served each morning for the spouses and companions.

Children's Events

CHILDREN’S EVENTS

CHILDREN’S EVENING, PRESIDENT’S BANQUET

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 – 19:00 to 22:00
Children will enjoy a fun get together during the President’s banquet on Tuesday evening. Food, games, crafts and a movie will be provided. All this complete with adult supervision. This event is suitable for children 3 years & older.

Convention Hotel

CONVENTION HOTEL

CONVENTION HOTEL – THE MARRIOTT HARBOURFRONT HOTEL

1919 Upper Water Street, HALIFAX, NS B3J 3J5
Reserve early as confirmation cannot be guaranteed after April 9, 2009. Click on the link below to BOOK your room ON LINE – Marriott Harbourfront Hotel Reservations

Important Notes

IMPORTANT NOTES

SCIENTIFIC POSTERS

NOVA SCOTIA BALLROOM, MARRIOTT HARBOURFRONT HOTEL, HALIFAX
Monday, May 11, 2009 – 09:00 to 17:00
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 – 09:00 to 16:00

ALL POSTER PRESENTATIONS can be a MAXIMUM of 36″(w) x 90″(h). On previous correspondence, a width of 45″ was quoted. This is INCORRECT INFORMATION. Please disregard. The maximum width for all poster presentations is 36 inches and the maximum height is 90 inches.
SET UP – Sunday, May 10, 2009 – 08:00 to 13:00
DISMANTLE – Tuesday, May 12, 2009 – 16:00
You must remove your poster at the appropriate time, otherwise we cannot guarantee its return.

AT THIS YEAR’S MEETING…

All paper presentations, workshops and panel discussions will be recorded for publication on the Society’s website and for possible publication in the Journal of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

SUB-SPECIALTY GROUP and EXTRA MEETINGS

SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2009
06:45-08:00    Rhinology / Sinus Disease – Chair: Dr. E. Wright…Acadia C Room
12:30-13:30    Program Directors – Dr. I. Wright…Tupper Room
17:00-18:00    OHNS Department Chairs – Dr. D. Dorion…Alexander Room
17:00-18:00    Pediatrics / Cochlear Implants – Dr. S. Daniel…Maritime Room
17:00-18:00    Laryngology – Dr. K. Kost…Tupper Room

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009
06:45-08:00    Head and Neck Surgery – Drs. M. Taylor/R. Gilbert…Alexander Room
12:00-13:30    Undergraduate E-Education – Dr. J. Dort…Tupper Room
17:00-18:00    Otology/Cochlear Implants – Drs. M. Bance/B. Westerberg…Maritime Room
17:00-18:00    Medical Education – Dr. E. Wright…Alexander Room

TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009
12:00-13:30    Editorial Board – Drs. H. Seikaly/E. Wright…Alexander Room

Registration

REGISTRATION


To REGISTER please download the registration form by clicking here – 2009 Registration Form.    Complete and return it to the Society’s office either by MAIL: 221 Millford Cres., ELORA, ON N0B 1S0 OR by FAX: 519-846-9529.

For SECURITY reasons, DO NOT EMAIL the registration form.

REGISTRATION DESK

The registration desk will be located in the coat check area of the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, Halifax. The desk will be opened on…

  • Sunday, May 10                                   07:30 – 17:00
  • Monday & Tuesday, May 11 & 12            07:30 – 13:00

PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION CANCELLATION

Payment can be made by CHEQUE or VISA CREDIT CARD ONLY. NO OTHER CREDIT CARD WILL BE ACCEPTED. A full refund of the registration fee will be given for cancellations received before APRIL 9, 2009. A fee of $50 will apply thereafter. Register early and avoid the substantial increase in the late and on-site fees. Written acknowledgement of registration WILL NOT be provided prior to the meeting. Receipts will be distributed on-site.

Exhibits

EXHIBITS

LOCATION & TIME

Nova Scotia ABCD Ballroom, The Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, HALIFAX, NS

Sunday, May 10, 2009 – 13:00 to 17:00
Monday, May 11, 2009 – 09:00 to 17:00
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 – 09:00 to 16:00

Buffet lunch and all coffee breaks on Monday and Tuesday will be served in the exhibits area.

Exhibitor and Sponsor Lists
Exhibits Floor Plan Exhibitors’ Information and Contract

Sponsor Acknowledgements

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


The Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery would like to gratefully acknowledge and thank all our corporate supporters…

PLATINUM PARTNERS

GlaxoSmithKline
Karl Storz Endoscopy
Medtronic
Schering-Plough

       
               

GOLD PARTNER

Nycomed Canada