The Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery offers conferences for CME credits to the community.  


Grand Rounds

OBJECTIVES:  The rounds provide didactics and discussion covering the entire scope of otolaryngology on a 2-year rotation.  After participating in this course over two years, the participants will be able to:

1) Articulate the core knowledge for clinical otolaryngology.
2) Provide the rationale for treatment of patients with otolaryngological problems.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Otolaryngology residents, medical students, and faculty as well as interested community otolaryngologists.
LOCATION:  Plinn Morse Auditorium - 4th Floor, Harper Hospital
TIME:  Wednesdays, 7:30am - 9:30am 
The course director is  Eleanor Chan, M.D. - 313-577-0805


ASCENT (Attending Supported Conversations in ENT) Conference

A faculty-led interactive discussion focusing on advanced topics in otolaryngology.  

LOCATION:  Plinn-Morse Auditorium - 4th Floor, Harper Hospital
TIME:  1st Wednesday, 11am to noon
This course is directed by Bianca Siegel, M.D.,  313-577-2671


Head and Neck Multi-Disciplinary Conference

This conference is formatted with presentations of patients with head and neck cancer, review of pertinent imaging and pathology studies, followed by discussion of clinical treatment options. Occasionally there are guest lecturers.

LOCATION:  2nd floor Hudson-Webber Cancer Research Center (HWCRC)
TIME:  Wednesdays 9:30 am to 10:30 am


Head and Neck Teaching Conference

This didactic session reviews current Head and Neck topics with current literature.  This conference is based on the American Head and Neck Society curriculum for Head and Neck, and includes case-based teaching regarding reconstructing defects.  A reading list for each conference is provided.  

LOCATION:  Wertz Auditorium, Karmanos Cancer Institute 
TIME:  3rd Wednesday,  10:30am to 11:30am 
This course is directed by S. Naweed Raza, M.D. - 313-577-2671 


Craniofacial Trauma Conference

The conference is held to discuss trauma cases in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

LOCATION:  Plinn Morse Auditorium - 4th floor, Harper Hospital
TIME:  4th Wednesday, 11am to 11:30am
The course director is Michael Carron, M.D. - 313-577-0805


Resident Liaison Conference

 Program Director meets with the Residents to discuss progress as well as the program development and implementation.

LOCATION:  Plinn Morse Auditorium - 4th floor, Harper Hospital
TIME:  4th Wednesday,  11:30am - Noon 


Research Conference

The research seminars are presentations by noted scientists from within the University as well as guests, investigating areas relevant to otolaryngological research. 

LOCATION:  2nd floor, Hudson Weber Cancer Research Center (HWCRC), Wertz Auditorium
TIME:  2nd Wednesday,  11am - Noon 
This course is directed by Marian Drescher, Ph.D. - 313-577-0805


 Pathology Course

The pathology course is designed for otolaryngologists and reviews basic principles of reading slides pertinent to head and neck histopathology.  It is held every other year. 

LOCATION:  Plinn Morse Auditorium - 4th floor, Harper Hospital
TIME:  July - April, 3rd Wednesday, 11am - Noon  (every other year)


Facial Plastics and Rhinology Courses

Full-time and Adjunct faculty provide workshops with a presentation, demonstration and supervised dissection. The schedule is determined by the course directors on a year to year basis. 

The course directors are: 
  Facial Plastics and Reconstruction - Michael Carron, M.D. - 313-577-0805,  Rhinology - Adam Folbe, M.D. - 313-577-0804


Temporal Bone Surgical Dissection Course

A Temporal Bone Surgical Dissection Course is presented annually.  The schedule is determined by the course director on a year to year basis.  The three hours of lectures on surgical anatomy are usually presented during and after Grand Rounds. The two-day laboratory portion consists of supervised dissection of human cadaver temporal bone.  Instruction materials include a dissection guide produced by Dr. Monsell, and progress is assessed by structured assessments including the Hopkins method of assessing skills of mastoid dissection. 

LOCATION: The temporal bone laboratory is in the basement of the Lande Building.  
The director is Eleanor Chan, M.D. - 313-577-0805, and additional primary instructors are:
  Robert S. Hong, M.D., Ph.D. - 313-577-2671
  Edwin Monsell, M.D., Ph.D. - 313-577-2671 


Head and Neck Anatomy Course

This cadaver dissection exposure is available to first year residents via an Anatomy Course provided by the Anatomy Department of Wayne State University.  Registration and fees are required.