73rd Annual Meeting
“Music, Mentorship & Motivation in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery”
June 1 – 4, 2019
Edmonton Conference Centre / Macdonald Hotel Edmonton, AB
Dr. Frederick K. Kozak, Vancouver, BC
Scientific Program Chair
Dr. Vincent Lin, Toronto, ON
Local Arrangements Chair
Dr. Eddie Eksteen, Edmonton, AB
Guest of Honour
Dr. Juan Camilo Ospina, Bogata, Colombia (profile)
2019 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM
“Music, Mentorship and Motivation in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery”
COHNS FUND GUEST SPEAKER
– Mr. Jameel Janjua, Experimental Test Pilot, O.M.M., Palmdale, CA Profile
The scientific program is available below. Please check for updates.
- 2019 Scientific Program (Final)… (.pdf)
- ALL podium and workshop presenters MUST include a disclosure slide in their presentation. For a copy
A special code is required to log onto the meeting app. There is a unique code for each attendee. This code has been emailed to you. It is also printed on the back of your name badge. It is the same code you will require to print your Certificate of Attendance.
The iOS app (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) is available on iTunes – click here.
The Android app is available on Google Play – click here.
This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved for 19 hours. Both Section 2 and 3 credits will also be available.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
To receive your Certificate of Attendance, you are required to complete the session specific evaluations. To access the electronic version, you will require your personalized code available on the back of your name badge insert. This code has also been emailed to you if you were pre-registered. Evaluations can be completed after each session, daily or at the end of the conference. Your selections will be saved. A certificate will automatically be generated once finished. Save and print as needed. Click here for the online evaluations.
Online Evaluations Deadline to submit evaluations: August 15, 2019.
AUDIO / VISUAL REQUIREMENTS
It is IMPORTANT for all those giving a workshop or podium presentation to read this information before attending the meeting: audio/visual details.
This meeting provides learners in the specialty of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (including general and subspecialty Otolaryngology – Head and Neck surgeons as well as resident and medical student trainees) a significant opportunity to attend sessions of interest and acquire further understanding and knowledge in areas of perceived / unperceived weakness in the specialty. All branches of the specialty, including head & neck oncology, laryngology, rhinology, otology, neurotology, pediatric otolaryngology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, general otolaryngology, sleep disorders, and medical education, are part of the program.
We will run three concurrent sessions of workshops and podium presentations. This provides delegates with a great variety of learning opportunities. As always, there will be ample time allotted for enhanced dialogue and discussion with the various presenters. In keeping with the theme of this year’s meeting, guest speakers will present their areas of expertise through plenary talks and workshops. Increased numbers of workshops will give each learner practical and adoptable knowledge to use immediately in practice when they return home. We will also have a pre-convention course designed to give impactful hands-on experience to attendees. This year’s program will include workshops and presentations for the community-based practitioners, continued information on technological advancements, and popular updates in a variety of topics. –>
POLIQUIN RESIDENTS RESEARCH COMPETITION
Chair: Dr. Danielle MacNeil, London, ON
Monday, June 3, 2019
Hall C, Edmonton Conference Centre
SCIENTIFIC POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Sunday, June 2, 2019 – 09:00 to 17:00
Monday, June 3, 2019 – 09:00 to 17:00
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 – 09:00 to 13:15
Exhibits Area, Hall B, Edmonton Conference Centre
The Society will award a $500 prize for the best scientific poster at the meeting. For more details on the competition’s rules click here
- IMPORTANT CHANGE– Vertical poster dimensions can be a maximum size of 45 inches (wide) x 91 inches (high).
- SET-UP – Saturday, June 1, 2019 – 12:00 to 18:00 and Sunday, June 2, 2019 – 06:00 to 09:00
- DISMANTLE – Tuesday, June 4, 2019 – After 13:15
- POSTER COMPETITION FINALISTS – Please make yourself available beside your poster during lunch on Monday, June 3, between 12:00-13:30 for judging.
- IMPORTANT – You must REMOVE your poster at the appropriate time, otherwise we CANNOT guarantee its return.
REVISED 05/29/19 – Room changes; To view the schedule of 2019 special interest / committee meetings CLICK HERE.
COHNS Annual Business Meeting
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 – 07:45 to 08:30
Hall C, Edmonton Convention Centre
Women-in-Otolaryngology Business Meeting
Saturday, June 1, 2019 – 15:00 to 16:00
Salon 15/16, Edmonton Convention Centre
Monday, June 3, 2019 – 07:00 to 08:00
Room Change – Salon 3, Edmonton Convention Centre
Speaker: Dr. Nadine Caron, Vancouver, BC
Please confirm your attendance by contacting us at [email protected]
COURSE IS FILLED
Pre-convention Workshop: “Reducing the Risk of Surgical Error: Lessons Learned from the CMPA Files”
Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 14:00-17:00
Salon 9/10, Edmonton Convention Centre
This popular interactive workshop is for any surgeon interested in improving the care that they provide for patients and in preventing surgical error in their practice. Facilitated by experts from the CMPA and informed by data from CMPA files, the workshop will examine risks in both office-based and operative (pre-operative, intra-operative, and post- operative) care. Participants in this workshop can earn credits in both MOC Section 2 and 3 (pending approval).
- Identify at-risk behaviours in surgical practice that expose surgeons to medico-legal liability.
- Analyze the impact of at-risk behaviour on patient care.
- Develop strategies to address at-risk behaviours in surgical practice and improve patient care.
There is NO extra charge to attend this workshop but you MUST let us know by contacting us at [email protected] with your name.
Workshop maximum: 40 participants CLOSED
Instructional Workshop: “Patient-Specific Virtual Reality Temporal Bone Stimulation”
Part 1 DIDACTIC PRESENTATION – Sunday, June 2 @ 1330, Hall C, Edmonton Convention Centre
Part 2 HANDS-ON SESSION (Simulator 30-minutes) – Monday, June 3 & Tuesday June 4, Salon 7, Edmonton Convention Centre
This workshop will introduce attendees to the world of temporal bone surgical simulation. This technology will become an important part of surgical training and will also be beneficial to practicing surgeons who want to plan or rehearse surgical procedures. Participants will learn about the benefits of surgical simulation and get to perform a virtual temporal bone dissection.
There is NO extra charge to attend but you MUST register for Part 2 simulation session – click here.
“The Importance of Olfaction and Degustatory Senses in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery as it Related to Scottish Heritage”
Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 16:00 – 17:30, Edmonton Convention Centre, Room TBA
Dr. Dale Brown, Head & Neck Surgeon, University of Toronto
Dr. Andrew Thamboo, Rhinologist, University of British Columbia
Dr. Frederick Kozak, President, CSOHNS
Join us for an academic endeavour related to the finest liquid known to all and tickle your senses at the same time as absorbing educational information related to smell and taste from experienced specialists in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Thamboo will review the anatomy, physiology and pathology related to taste and smell. Dr. Brown will take us through the experience of utilizing our olfactory bulbs, sulci and cortex as well as your taste receptors with 3 single malts (one Lowland , one Highland , and one Islay).
This promises to be one of the best interactive workshops you could hope for at a national meeting!
Application for Section 1 Royal College credit hours for the academic portion of this workshop has been made.
What Do You Get?
- An educational update on olfaction and taste from a fellowship trained rhinologist and skull base surgeon and potential Section 1 MOC credits.
- An educational session on single malt scotch whiskey by an expert
- A CSOHNS engraved tulip tasting glass
- Appetizer between tastings
Tickets are limited so get yours before they sell out!
Cost: $60.00 per person
To Register –
“Current Concepts in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery”
Hosted by the Canadian Association of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
May 31 – June 1, 2019, Edmonton Convention Centre, Edmonton, AB
Course Director: Dr. Dan O’Connell, University of Alberta
1.5 days of intensive instructional course for residents, fellows and active surgeons.
Stryker’s Mobile Lab
Saturday, June 1, 2019
08:00 – 12:00 “Key Surgical Moves to be Successful in FESS Dissection”
12:00 – 16:00 “Advanced Surgical FESS Procedures”
Maximum Attendance: 16 RESIDENTS (pgy 3 – 5 only).
For more information contact [email protected].
Bristol Myers Squibb
“Head & Neck Cancer: Treatment Continuum and the Role of Surgeons in the Era of Immuno-Oncology”
Sunday, June 2, 2019, 12:00 to 13:00, Salon 8, Edmonton Convention Centre
Come join our experts and examine the latest advancements in immuno-oncology – its role in the treatment of head and neck cancer and its impact on post-surgical decisions. With their expertise, learn how to integrate recent evidence into routine practice in order to provide your patients with the best short- and long-term outcomes.
Sunday, June 2, 2019, 1700 – 1800, Salon 8, Edmonton Convention Centre
See how Oticon can enhance your practice with our Hearing Implant solutions. Keynote Speaker, Q&A, product launch and much more! Looking forward to seeing you there.
“Use of Advanced Technology to Optimize Success and Outcomes in Rhinology”
Monday, June 3, 2019, 12:00 to 13:00, Salon 8, Edmonton Convention Centre
Speaker: Dr. Arif Janjua, MD, FRCSC, University of British Columbia
The PAYPAL function has been reinstated if you wish to use it to register on site. To do so
choose the correct category, input dietary concerns if any and click “add to cart”. To register a companion repeat this action (choose “companion”) and include name. All charges will appear on your final PayPal invoice.
HOURS OF REGISTRATION (Edmonton Convention Centre, in front of Hall C)
- Saturday, June 1, 08:00 – 17:00
- Sunday, June 2, 07:30 – 17:00
- Monday, June 3, 07:30 – 17:00
A full refund of the registration fee will be given for cancellations received before May 27, 2019. A fee of $50 will apply thereafter.
Your NAME BADGE will allow you access to the meeting rooms, exhibits and poster area as well as the other evening social activities. You will not be allowed admission without it.
Visit https://exploreedmonton.com/ for a complete listing of things to do in Edmonton. Highlights include:
EDMONTON ART GALLERY – www.youraga.ca
Exhibits at this architecturally outstanding gallery includee Marigold Santos’ “Surface Tether”, “Another Landscape Show”, a collection of permanent landscape work and many more. Enjoy lunch at Zinc restaurant. 10 minute walk from the Hotel MacDonald
ROYAL ALBERT MUSEUM – https://royalalbertamuseum.ca/
The largest museum in Western Canada opened its doors in its new location on October 3, 2018. The travelling exhibits in June include “Vikings Beyond the Legend” and “Remebering the First World War” as well as displays of human history, natural history and the children’s gallery. 10-15 minute walk from Hotel Macdonald
WEST EDMONTON MALL – http://www.wem.ca/
North Americas largest indoor shopping center and amusement center has over 800 shops, entertainment, and services. Within its 48 city blocks is the World waterpark, Galaxyland, the Ice Palace, Bourban Street, the Underground Aquariam, plus multiple upscale boutiques. Transportation required. 25 minute ride
MUTTART CONSERVATORY – www.muttartconservatory.ca
Muttart is a horticultural attraction featuring 4 pyramids filled with thousand of species of plants from different biomes of the world. Transportation required. 10 minute ride from Hotel MacDonald
FORT EDMONTON PARK – https://www.fortedmontonpark.ca
Located on 158 acres nestled in Edmonton’s river valley this attraction depicts the city’s early years. Step back in history and visit the 1846 Hudsons Bay Fort, streets in 1885, 1905, and 1920 complete with costumed interpreters depicting life in those times. Transportation required. 15-20 minutes from Hotel MacDonald
PRE AND POST MEETING ADVENTURES
UKRAINIAN CULTURAL CENTER – https://ukrainianvillage.ca/
This village is an open air museum that uses costumed historical interpreters to recreate pioneer settlers lives from 1899-1930. Transportation required. 50 km east of Edmonton
ROYAL TYRELL MUSEUM – http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/
This museum is a center for palaeontological research with more than 130,000 fossils and the world’s largest collection of dinosaur bones. Don’t miss Dinosaur Hall with 40 mounted dinosaur skeletons, or the Science Hall with interactive stations. You can watch technicians prepare fossils for research and exhibit. Transportation required. 285 km from Edmonton
DINOSAUR PROVINIAL PARK – https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/south/dinosaur-pp/
This UNESCO World Heritage Site was a subtropical paradise 75 million years ago and it gives us the most complete record of the late Cretaceous Period. Walk in the land that the dinosaurs roamed long ago. Transportation required. 170 km southeast of Royal Tyrell Museum
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
10065 – 100 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 0N6
Tel: (780) 424-5181 Reservations Link
IMPORTANT: The Fairmont Macdonald Hotel convention rates and room block is NOW CLOSED.
1 Thornton Court NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 2E7
Tel: (780) 423-9999 Reservations Link
IMPORTANT: The Courtyard Marriott convention rates and room block is NOW CLOSED.
Edmonton Conference Centre
9797 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 1N9
It is a short 3 minute walk from the Hotel Macdonald / Courtyard Marriott to the Shaw Conference Centre.
Hall B, Level 3
Edmonton Conference Centre
9797 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 1N9
Sunday, June 2 – 09:00 to 17:00
Monday, June 3 – 09:00 to 16:00 (following afternoon coffee break)
Saturday, June 1 – 12:00 to 18:00 and Sunday, June 2 – 06:00 to 09:00
Monday, June 3 – after 16:00. Everything must be moved out by 18:00.
Buffet lunches and coffee breaks will be served in the exhibits area each day.
Click on one of these PDF links for … (Booth space is sold out)
The Society would like to sincerely thank all the sponsors for their support of Canadian otolaryngology.
Bristol Myers Squibb
Karl Storz Endoscopy