Professional Courses

Stanford Otology Course

Nov 3- Nov 5, 2022

The Stanford Otology Update is intended to increase knowledge surrounding the effective diagnosis and management of common, clinically relevant otologic disorders. The content is designed to enhance clinical practice of medical providers caring for patients with otologic disorders. It will cover topics involving all aspects of diagnosis, medical management, surgical intervention, as well as applying risk reduction techniques, ordering and interpreting imaging, and evaluating evidenced-based data. The course will consist of focused didactic lectures, panels and case discussions. It will also provide participants with opportunities for direct faculty interaction to address topics of greatest interest.

Faculty will include over 30 sub-specialists from the Stanford faculty as well as internationally-recognized leaders in otologic practice and education.

We are honored that our featured special guest faculty member this year will be:

Ravi N. Samy, MD, FACS
Professor of Otolaryngology & Neurosurgery
Chief, Division of Otology/Neurotology
Program Director, Neurotology Fellowship

Stanford Facial Plastic Surgery Course

October 27-29, 2022

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.

Advanced Swallowing Course

The Voice and Swallowing Center

2022 Course: April 1- 2, 2022

This dysphagia course is designed for the intermediate to advanced SLP working with swallowing disorders.  New research, updates on current approaches, and collaboration with Otolaryngologists will be covered.  The course will have multiple expert speakers and cover multiple topics within the diagnosis of dysphagia. 

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/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.

Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Neck Ultrasound Course at Stanford

American College of Surgeons

Saturday, April 24, 2021

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

After being forced to cancel last year's event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Lisa Orloff, MD, FACS, FACE, will be hosting the American College of Surgeons Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Neck Ultrasound Course in conjunction with the Otolaryngology Programs at UCSF, UC Irvine and UCSD. 

While the didactic portion will be held virtually, the hands-on portion will be held in-person at each respective institution. We are so excited to be able to introduce this topic to residents, fellows and physicians in this setting as we all make the transition from a world of completely remote learning into one that offers opportunities to share knowledge in new, creative ways!