Victoria (2011)

Updated May 4, 2011

65th ANNUAL MEETING

May 22 – 24, 2011
Victoria Conference Centre/Fairmont Empress Hotel, VICTORIA, BC

President – Dr. Dale Brown, Toronto, ON
Local Arrangements – Dr. Fraser Noel & Dr. Kevin Clarke, Victoria, BC
Scientific Program Chair – Dr. Frederick K. Kozak, Vancouver, BC

Scientific Program

2011 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

“Canadian Otolaryngology – Education and Outreach in the Developing World”

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 Canadian otolaryngology’s experiences with education and outreach in the Developing World.

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 65th Annual Meeting qualifies for 22.5 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. Johannes Fagan, Cape Town, South Africa
Dr. James D. Smith, Portland, Oregon
Dr. Joseph Roberson, Palo Alto, California    profile

We are please to announce that Dr. Patrick Gullane, Toronto, Ontario, will be this meeting’s Guest of Honour.     profile

NEW IN THIS YEAR’S PROGRAM…

The 65th Annual Meeting will have a slightly modified schedule. Each morning there will be a plenary session showcasing a different guest speaker. In addition, these plenary sessions will include talks by members on their international health initiatives as well as the top podium presentations. The opening session on Sunday, May 22, will include both the Presidential address and the Guest of Honour’s presentation.

DOWNLOAD THE 2011 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

PROGRAM without ABSTRACTS     click here

PROGRAM with ABSTRACTS

FOR THE RESIDENTS

The Poliquin Resident’s Competition is scheduled for Monday, May 23 from 13:30 to 17:06. In addition, there will be a special workshop for residents and fellows on Tuesday, May 23 at 16:00, entitled “ENT Office Set-up, Effective Office Functioning and Link to Medical Education and the Developing World”.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Sunday, May 22 – 09:00 to 17:00
Monday, May 23 – 09:00 to 17:00
Carson Hall, Victoria Conference Centre, VICTORIA, BC
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 21, 2011 – 14:00 to 18:00 and Sunday, May 22, 2011 – 06:00 to 09:00
DISMANTLE – Monday, May 23, 2011 – 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 65th 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 = 22.5 hours.

ALL PAPER PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS will be recorded for publication on this website and for possible publication in the Journal of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

POST CONVENTION WORKSHOP  — Registration is now closed —

“Ultrasound Techniques for the Head & Neck Surgeon: An Introductory Workshop
Wednesday, May 25, 2011, Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC
This full day introductory workshop is intended for the head and neck surgeon with facilities to incorporate ultrasound as part of their office-based examination of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. This workshop will be broken down into a half day of didactic lectures and a half day of practical hands-on techniques demonstrated by active head and neck surgeons currently using these techniques in their office. The participant will have the opportunity to practice the techniques demonstrated.

COURSE OUTLINE click here

The organizers of this course would like to thank the following participating suppliers for their support:
BK Medical     GE Medical     Ultrasonix      Zonare

SPECIAL INTEREST MEETINGS

For a schedule of all the extra meetings being held in Victoria, including council, committees and subspecialty interest groups, please … click here

Social Program

SOCIAL PROGRAM

WELCOMING RECEPTION

NEW TIME    Sunday, May 22, 2011 – 19:00
The location for the Welcoming Reception has been moved to the beautiful Crystal Ballroom of the EMPRESS HOTEL for food, drinks and a chance to get re-acquainted with friends. Dress is casual.

FREE EVENING

Monday, MAY 23, 2011
In lieu of a COHNS Fund fundraiser event, we have chosen to leave this evening open to allow delegates some time to enjoy family, friends, alumni and other activities in beautiful Victoria. 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

WORLD’S GREATEST AUTOMOBILES

Monday Evening, May 23, 2011
An evening in the company of one of North America’s premier vintage car restorers. Visit his facility and stroll amidst fabulous examples of bygone Mercedes/Ferraris as well as other world-famous cars. Afterward, enjoy some fine dining at Pablos Restaurant…www.pablos.ca. LIMITED to 30 people only.
COST: $20 / person (bus transportation only; dinner a la carte)

PRESIDENT’S BANQUET

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 – 19:15
Dale Brown and his wife Catherine cordially invite you to join them for cocktails and dinner on Tuesday evening at the historical Crystal Gardens located directly across the street from the Victoria Conference Centre. Please visit www.bcpcc.com/crystalgarden/index.htm for more information on this interesting venue. Dress is formal, black tie optional. A children’s evening with adult supervision, will be available for those who require childcare.

Companion Events

COMPANION EVENTS

YOGA WITH AIRLIE ELLSWORTH

WESTCOAST ROOM
Victoria Conference Centre
Monday, May 23, 2011 – 09:15 to 10:00
Originally from PEI, Airlie teaches weekly Hatha yoga classes in Victoria as well as therapeutic yoga sessions at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. Focused on developing breath and body awareness through mindful movement, her classes pair philosophical or anatomical themes with yoga techniques to help guide students through challenging, creative and fun sequences. For more information about Airlie visit www.airlieellsworth.com.    COST $15.00 per person

WHALE AND WILDLIFE WATCHING

Monday, May 23, 2011 – 12:30   (3 hours)
Victoria Zodiac Adventure Tours    www.princeofwhales.com
Zipping along in a Zodiac, your trip will be as exciting as seeing the whales. Each of the boats seat only 12 people and every seat gives you a great view. You will have an exhilarating ride, zooming out from Victoria Inner Harbour, past the historic Victoria coastline, to the waters of the Pacific. Keep your camera handy as there will be plenty of marine wildlife to see. All tours guided by a certified naturalist. Dress very warmly. Trip is not suitable for children under the age of 7 years.
Meet in the lobby of the Empress Hotel at 12 noon.
COST (including HST): $94.00 per adult / $85 per students (13 – 17 yrs.) / $76 per child (7 – 12 yrs.)

BUTCHART GARDENS AND LUNCH

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 – 09:30 to 14:30
This will be a guided tour of the flowers and foliage of Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s premier floral show gardens. Original started by Jennie Butchart, it continues to operate as a family business. For more details about the site’s history and what there is to see, visit their website at www.butchartgardens.com . Lunch and transportation will be included.
COST (including HST): $95 per adult / $82 per student (13 – 17 yrs.) / $37 per child (7 – 12 yrs.)

COMPANIONS HOSPITALITY SUITE

Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24, 2011 – 08:00 to 10:00
Tea Lobby, Fairmont Empress Hotel

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

CHILDREN’S EVENING, PRESIDENT’S BANQUET

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 – 19:00 to 22:00
Children will enjoy a fun get together during the President’s banquet on Tuesday evening. Food, games, and a movie will be provided. All this complete with adult supervision. This event is suitable for children 3 years & older.

Additional Activities

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

GOLF, BEAR MOUNTAIN GOLF RESORT

Wednesday May 25 – 09:30
Bear Mountain Golf Resort is located about a 20 minute drive from downtown Victoria. This 36-hole course was designed by Jack and Steve Nicklaus, and offers amazing views of British Columbia’s breathtaking landscapes. Cost includes power chart with GPS, club valet and club cleaning services, bottled water and warm-up balls on the practice facilities. For more info go to www.bearmountain.ca. NB – Participants will be responsible for their own transportation.     COST (including HST): $130 per person.

Convention Hotel

CONVENTION HOTEL

CONVENTION HOTEL – THE FAIRMONT EMPRESS HOTEL
721 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5

Telephone Reservations: 1-250-384-8111
Email: [email protected]

Registration

REGISTRATION

EARLY REGISTRATION by phone/fax/mail or Paypal is now CLOSED.
ONSITE Registration will be available at the VCC.

REGISTRATION DESK

The registration desk will be located on level 1 of the Victoria Conference Centre.

The desk will be opened on…

  • Sunday, May 22 07:00 – 17:00
  • Monday, May 23 07:00 – 17:00
  • Tuesday, May 24 07:00 – 16:00

 

REGISTRATION CANCELLATION

A full refund of the registration fee will be given for cancellations received before APRIL 22, 2011. 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 attending ALL meeting activities.

Company Exhibits

COMPANY EXHIBITS LOCATION & TIME

Carson Hall, Victoria Conference Centre

Important CORRECTION to scheduling…

VIEWING TIMES:
Sunday, May 22, 2011 – 09:00 to 17:00
Monday, May 23, 2011 – 09:00 to 17:00

SET-UP: Saturday, May 21 – 14:00 to 18:00 and Sunday, May 22 – 06:00 to 09:00
DISMANTLE: Monday, May 23 – after 17:00

Buffet lunches and coffee breaks will be served in the exhibits area (CARSON HALL, VICTORIA CONFERENCE CENTRE).

Click on one of these links for …

Exhibit Booth Floor Plan

Acknowledgements

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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

PLATINUM PARTNERS

Ethicon Endo-Surgery (Div of Johnson & Johnson)
GlaxoSmithKline
Karl Storz Endoscopy
Merck

GOLD PARTNERS

Alcon Canada
Nycomed

SILVER PARTNER

Merck Consumer Care