Scary Otolaryngology Cases

October 16, 2015
Conference Center at Waltham Woods | Waltham, MA


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Program Overview

The Fifth Annual Scary Cases Conference offers another exciting and unique learning experience.  A case-based approach and participation of experts in risk management will help participants learn how to avoid unfavorable clinical outcomes. 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.  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, MD, MS,
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

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

J. Pieter Noordzij, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

*Michael Platt, Waleed Ezzat, and Pieter Noordzij DO NOT have anything to disclose with regard to commercial interests. Michael Platt, Waleed Ezzat, and Pieter Noordzij DO NOT plan on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.


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


Accreditation

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.

 

Disclosure Policy
Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities to disclose all relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to CME activity participants. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to resolve any apparent conflicts of interest. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.

Faculty Disclosures:
None of the faculty has disclosed relationships with commercial interests. None of the faculty plans on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of commercial products.

 

Grant Support:

This activity is being supported in part by educational grants from Medtronic Surgical Technologies and Stryker CMF.

Exhibitors:

We also welcome our exhibitors: Davol Inc, A Bard Company; Intersect ENT; Medtronic Surgical Technologies; Modernizing Medicine, Inc.; Olympus America, Inc.; Optim LLC; Smith and Nephew; Karl Storz Endoscopy America; and Tracey Medical Products.

Disclaimer:
THESE MATERIALS AND ALL OTHER MATERIALS PROVIDED IN CONJUNCTION WITH CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES ARE INTENDED SOLELY FOR PURPOSES OF SUPPLEMENTING CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. ANYONE USING THE MATERIALS ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND ALL RISK FOR THEIR APPROPRIATE USE. TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WHATSOEVER REGARDING THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE MATERIALS. IN NO EVENT WILL TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE TO ANYONE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE MATERIALS. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION IN THE MATERIALS BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE.