Scary Otolaryngology Cases

October 2015
Conference Center at Waltham Woods | Waltham, MA


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Details for the 2015 meeting will be available late this summer.

2014 Program Overview

The Scary Cases Conference offers a unique learning experience using a case-based approach to provide information useful in patient care and limiting risk to patients. Cases succinctly presented by prestigious and well-known experts with vast experience will focus on what could go wrong or has gone wrong in management of Otolaryngology patients. Each expert will offer advice on how to avoid undesired outcomes. Experts in risk management and medical malpractice will provide information on litigation and the juncture of law and medicine.

Target Audience

Practicing Otolaryngologists, Otolaryngology residents, Otolaryngology Nurse Practitioners, Otolaryngology Physician Assistants

Course Directors

Michael P. Platt, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.O.A.
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Waleed Ezzat, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Kenneth M. Grundfast, M.D., F.A.C.S. (Advisor)
Chief, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Boston Medical Center
Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Overall Program Objectives

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

  • Develop skill at detecting those otolaryngic conditions that can easily be missed in a routine exam
  • Identify potential pitfalls inherent to the practice of otolaryngology that may lead to adverse outcomes or put patients at excessive risk
  • Understand legal principles of medical malpractice and learn ways to minimize risk of malpractice in the everyday practice of otolaryngology


Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

To request reasonable accommodations for a disability please notify the CME office, in writing, at least two weeks prior to the conference.