Professional Courses

The Basics

The Voice and Swallowing Center

Last course: March 6, 2020

The Laryngology Team in the Department of Otolaryngology at Stanford University is thrilled to announce our newest course, The Basics. This course is open to healthcare professionals who are interested in knowing more about current trends in managing those with voice and swallowing issues. We will be providing information on SLP supervision and ethics, which is a new requirement for ASHA certification. The course will feature our nationally recognized faculty. If you have any interest in myofascial release, you will not want to miss John Kelly, MPT, who is a wonderful instructor and has a systematic, evidenced-based approach of using this technique.

Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology

Last course: Feb 2 - Feb 3, 2018

This CME course provides current, up-to-date clinical advances in pediatric ophthalmology and otolaryngology. Faculty will present a variety of topics in lectures and panels that will include: vision and hearing screening, foreign bodies in the eyes, ears, nose and throat, swallowing disorders, red eye, epiphora, tongue tie and ocular trauma. The course also covers epistaxis, sleep apnea, and construction of the ear and ear canal.

Stanford Facial Plastic Surgery Course

Last course: September 26-28, 2019
2020 Postponed

Learn the latest techniques in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from leaders in the field. The course will broadly cover essential issues in aesthetic and reconstructive facial surgery.

This course is appropriate for the surgeon in Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery, fellows in Facial Plastic Surgery, or the surgeons who would like an update on the latest trends in plastic surgery of the nose.

Stanford/Harvard TEP Course

Last course: March 16-17, 2018

Odd years in Boston, MA
Even years at Stanford University

This course is a “hands-on” workshop designed to give speech-language pathologists the opportunity to learn how to place and remove the prosthesis used for TEP speech and become familiar with the latest products on the market. In addition, the course will cover current treatment and trends in Head & Neck (H&N) cancer, surgical procedures, management of complications, heat and moisture exchangers (HME’s), tracheostoma valves, buttons, olfactory issues, xerostomia, dental and swallowing issues.

The course will facilitate the development and refinement of clinical skills for managing this patient population. The instructional format consists of lectures, digital imaging, discussion, live demonstrations and hands-on practice.

Stanford Otology Course

Last course: Nov 8 - Nov 10, 2018
2020 Postponed

The emphasis of this course is on interactive learning with liberal use of expert panels focused on clinically relevant challenges, audience interaction, and case-based small group discussions with the faculty.

The course also focuses on clinical topics relevant to improving medical practice.

Unfortunately, current conditions prevent us from moving forward with the 2020 Stanford Otology Update as scheduled.  This is a decision we hate to make, but there are just too many uncertainties to commit to the selected date.  We anticipate that we will be able to reschedule for a date in 2021.

Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Neck Ultrasound Course at Stanford

American College of Surgeons

Last course: Saturday, May 11, 2019
2020 Postponed

Directed by
Lisa A. Orloff, MD, FACS, FACE
Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Director of Endocrine Head and Neck Surgery

The objective of this course is to introduce the practicing physician to office-based ultrasound examination of the thyroid and parathyroid glands as well as other neck structures. The distinction of normal from malignant lymphadenopathy is emphasized with a demonstration of the comprehensive examination of lymph node basins in cervical levels 1-6. The process of ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) of thyroid nodules and enlarged lymph nodes is demonstrated in didactic lecture format. Other conditions which may mimic thyroid pathology or are relevant to an understanding of cervical ultrasound will also be illustrated. In addition, skill sessions allow the surgeon to learn varied techniques of FNA of lesions in phantom models. Patient volunteers will allow supervised hands-on experience with transverse and longitudinal ultrasound methods. Attendees will be instructed in the practical details and hurdles in developing office-based ultrasound. Successful completion of this course will result in receipt of certificate from the ACS.