Toronto (2012)

66th ANNUAL MEETING

May 20 – 22, 2012
Fairmont Royal York Hotel, TORONTO, ON

President – Dr. Robert Burke, Calgary, AB
Local Arrangements – Dr. Ian Witterick, Toronto, ON
Scientific Program – Dr. Frederick K. Kozak, Vancouver, BC

Scientific Program

2012 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

“Evidence-Based Otolaryngology”

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

This meeting offers delegates the unique opportunity to learn from experts (academic and community) and share their own professional experience in various areas of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Participants are encouraged to critically evaluate conventional patient care and to challenge state-of-the-art management. This meeting will also introduce attendees to evidence-based otolaryngology.

The Society will …

  • offer podium and poster presentations of the most up-to-date clinical and scientific materials in the specialty of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery
  • present a variety of workshops, panels and subspecialty sessions, based on need assessments and to provide more focused subject matter in an interactive setting
  • provide a platform for constructive discussions on general otolaryngology as well as in subspecialty areas including head and neck oncology, laryngology, sinus disease, otology, neurotology, pediatric otolaryngology, facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and medical education.
  • promote an atmosphere of academic, professional and social interaction amoung Society members, allied health providers, honoured guests and corporate partners.

The 66th Annual Meeting qualifies for 20.25 category 1 credit hours under the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification Program. In order to receive your certificate of attendance you must completed the evaluation booklet (in your delegate’s kit) and return it to either the onsite registration desk or by mail to the Society’s office.

GUEST SPEAKERS

Dr. Timothy L. Smith, Portland, Oregon   profile
Dr. Marc D. Coltrera, , Seattle, Washington    profile
Dr. Stephen F. Hall,, Kingston, Ontario   profile

We are please to announce that Dr. Thomas Gillis, Calgary, Alberta, will be this meeting’s Guest of Honour.

DOWNLOAD THE 2012 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

  • Program (without Abstracts/Learning Objectives) (updated May 14/12) click here
  • Paper Abstracts (including Learning Objectives)   click here
  • Workshop Abstracts (including Learning Objectives)   click here

FOR THE RESIDENTS

The Poliquin Resident’s Competition is scheduled for Monday afternoon, May 21.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Sunday, May 20 to Tuesday, May 22, 2012 – 09:00 to 17:00
The Canadian Room, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, TORONTO, ON

The Society will award a $500 prize for the best scientific poster at the meeting. For more details on the competition’s RULES and REGULATIONS click here.

IMPORTANT – Poster dimensions can be a MAXIMUM of 45″(wide) x 90″(high).
SET-UP – Saturday, May 19, 2012 – 14:00 to 18:00 and Sunday, May 20, 2012 – 06:00 to 09:00
DISMANTLE – Tuesday, May 22, 2012 – After 17:00

You MUST remove your poster at the appropriate time, otherwise we CANNOT guarantee its return.

ROYAL COLLEGE MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The 66th Annual Meeting is an accredited group learning activity under Section 1, as defined by the RCPSC for the maintenance of certification program. The total number of credit hours = 20.25 hours.

ALL PAPER PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS will be recorded for publication on this website. PAPER PRESENTATIONS submitted to the Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery will be considered by the editorial board for possible publication.

Pre/Post Convention Courses

PRE / POST CONVENTION COURSES, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Friday and Saturday, May 18 & 19, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday P.M. & Thursday, May 23 & 24, 2012

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Audrea Martin at [email protected].

SPECIAL INTEREST MEETINGS: A schedule of all the extra meetings being held in Toronto, including council, committees and subspecialty interest groups, with be available shortly.

Social Program

SOCIAL PROGRAM

 

WELCOMING RECEPTION

Sunday, May 20, 2012 – 18:30
Delegates and their families are in for a treat this year as the Welcoming Reception will be held at Toronto’s outstanding Art Gallery of Ontario. Finger-food and drinks will be served after which attendees are invited to view the sole-Canadian tour of the exhibition Picasso: Masterpieces from Musee National Picasso Paris. In addition, the Thomson Canadian gallery and Galleria Italia will be open for viewing. Bus transportation will be provided.

FREE EVENING

Monday, MAY 21, 2012
Once again, in lieu of a COHNS Fund fundraiser event, the Monday evening will be left open to allow delegates some time to enjoy family, friends, alumni or the multitude of activities available in Toronto. We hope that you will still consider making a contribution to the the Fund. Follow the link to download a donation form or make a direct contribution using the PayPal option… make a donation

PRESIDENT’S BANQUET

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 – 19:15
Robert Burke and his wife Marilyn cordially invite you to join them for cocktails and dinner on Tuesday evening in the beautiful Ballroom of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Dress is formal, black tie optional. A children’s evening with adult supervision, will be available for those who require childcare.

COMPANION EVENTS

ROSE REISMAN’S “THE ART OF LIVING WELL”
Monday, May 21, 2012 – 10:30 to 15:00
Join Rose Reisman at her home for an Iron Chef Challenge and cooking class featuring her balanced, healthier and delicious approach to eating and living well. Challengers will prepare an appetizer and dessert and then enjoy wine and a sumptuous luncheon prepared by Rose and her staff. Rose Reisman is an acclaimed author, media personality and mother of four who brings her “Art of Living Well” philosophy to her cookbooks, cooking classes and your kitchen. Cost includes bus transportation from the Royal York Hotel as well as a copy of one of her latest cookbooks. Attendance will be LIMITED so register early. To learn more about Rose visit her website at www.artoflivingwell.ca
COST $175 per person

COMPANIONS HOSPITALITY SUITE

Monday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 22, 2012 – 08:00 to 10:00
Laurier Room, Royal York Hotel

A continental breakfast will be served each morning for the spouses and companions.

CHILDREN’S EVENING, PRESIDENT’S BANQUET

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 – 19:00 to 22:00
Due to lack of interest, this event has been cancelled. Contact the Fairmont Royal York for the name of their recommended babysitting service.

Convention Hotel

CONVENTION HOTEL


CONVENTION HOTEL – THE FAIRMONT ROYAL YORK HOTEL
100 Front Street West,
TORONTO, ON M5J 1E3

Telephone Reservations: 1-416-368-2511

Reservation online: Fairmont Royal York Hotel

Registration

REGISTRATION


IMPORTANT: AS OF MAY 15 ONLY ONSITE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

ON-SITE REGISTRATION

To help avoid the Sunday morning rush, delegates will be able to register for the meeting on SATURDAY MAY 19, between 16:00 – 19:00.

The registration desk will be located on the convention floor of the Royal York Hotel.

Hours of Registration

  • Saturday, May 19, 16:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday, May 20 07:00 – 17:00
  • Monday, May 21 07:00 – 17:00

REGISTRATION CANCELLATION

A full refund of the registration fee will be given for cancellations received before APRIL 30, 2012. A fee of $50 will apply thereafter. Written acknowledgement of registration WILL NOT be provided prior to the meeting. Receipts will be distributed on site.

IMPORTANT
This year, we will be DILIGENT in checking for NAME BADGES. Please WEAR yours while on the convention floor. You will NOT be allowed access to the exhibit and food area without it.

Company Exhibits

COMPANY EXHIBITS

LOCATION & TIME
Canadian Ballroom, Royal York Hotel, Toronto

VIEWING TIMES:

Sunday, May 20, 2012 – 09:00 to 17:00
Monday, May 21, 2012 – 09:00 to 17:00

SET-UP:

Saturday, May 19 – 14:00 to 18:00 and Sunday, May 20 – 06:00 to 09:00
DISMANTLE: Monday, May 21 – after 17:00

Buffet lunches and coffee breaks will be served in the exhibits area (CANADIAN BALLROOM, ROYAL YORK HOTEL).

Click on one of these links for …

Exhibiting Companies (alphabetically)
Exhibit Booth Floorplan Exhibitors’ Information and Contract Exhibitors’ Order Form (additional items & services)

Acknowledgements

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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

GOLD PARTNERS

Alcon Canada
Karl Storz Canada
Merck Canada
Nycomed Canada (Takeda)

SILVER PARTNER

Acclarent
Cochlear Corp.
GlaxoSmithKline
Helix Hearing Care
Med-El
PendoPharm, Div. of Pharmascience