Health Care Symposia & Workshops

11th Singapore Sleep, Allergy & Rhinology Conference. Sep 21 - Oct 11, 2020; Singapore Time (GMT+8)

Please join us at the 11th Singapore Sleep, Allergy & Rhinology Conference co-hosted by Stanford Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery and ASEAN Rhinology Society.

Stanley Yung Chuan Liu, MD serves as Conference Chair.

Please note that all webinars are listed with Singapore times.


Featured Faculty Members and Alumni

Sunday, 20 September 2020

Karuna Dewan, MD: “Role of Tongue Base Reduction in Multilevel Sleep Surgery”

Badr Ibrahim, MD (alumni, currently at Hospices Civiles de Lyon – Hôpital Lyon Sud, Lyon, France): “Role of MMA in Multilevel Sleep Surgery”

Carlos Torre, MD (alumni, currently at University of Miami, Miami, FL USA):  “Role of Nasal Surgery in Multi Level Sleep Surgery”

 Christopher Gouveia, MD (alumni Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara, USA):  “Role of Upper Airway Stimulation in Multi Level Sleep Surgery”


Sunday, 27 September 2020

Robson Capasso, MD:  “Otoinnovation at Stanford”

Michael Awad, MD (alumni, currently at Chicago, USA):  “Nasal Breathing and Sleep Quality”


Sunday, 04 October 2020

Tulio Valdez, MD:  “Paediatric Sleep Surgery”

Mohamed Abdelwahab, MD:  “Maxillary Expansion: From Kids to Adults” 

Soroush Zaghi,  MD (alumni):  “Update on Outcome of Frenuloplasty and MFT in Children/Adolescents”


Sunday, 11 October 2020

Stanley Yung Chuan Liu, MD:  “Dome & MMA With Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation”

Courtney Chou, MD:  “Position and Hypoglossal Nerve STIM outcome”

2019 Conference Recording

Head & Neck Surgery FREE virtual event on Ultrasound-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation of Benign Thyroid Nodules. Sunday, August 30th, 2020 at 5PM PDT

Radiofrequency ablation is revolutionizing the management of thyroid nodules. For patients who may have otherwise elected to delay or forgo surgical treatment, this technology provides a minimally invasive approach that spares normal thyroid tissue and function. As thyroidology evolves, it is critical that providers stay informed of options and expected outcomes.

This webinar is intended for audiences from all disciplines, and will address patient selection, procedural technique, and practice incorporation. Discussion topics include:

  • What is radiofrequency ablation?
  • Indications and patient selection for thyroid RFA
  • Thyroid/neck ultrasonography and RFA-relevant findings 
  • The consent process: expected outcomes and potential risks
  • Anesthetic and ablative techniques under ultrasound guidance

Also featuring demonstration performed and narrated by Brazilian RFA trailblazer, Leonardo G. Rangel, MD, with Erivelto Volpi MD, PhD and José Higino Steck MD, PhD.


Course Directors

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

Julia E. Noel, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

For any questions, please contact Rajinder at

Facial Plastic International Webinars Week 5: “Functional Rhinoplasty and Advanced Septal Surgery". July 18, 2020, 9 am PST/4 pm GMT

Description:  In this webinar we will explore advanced septal surgery and functional rhinoplasty.  Evaluation, management and case examples will be discussed. 


  • Dr. Wolfgang Gubisch
  • Dr. Sami Moubayed
  • Dr. Garyfalia Lekakis
  • Dr. Robin Lindsay
  • Dr. Lucas Patrocinio
  • Dr. Kaete Archer

Please join us for this informative, interactive webinar on evaluation and management of functional nasal issues and advanced septal surgery.

Facial Plastic International Webinars Week 5: “Rhinoplasty Complications". July 11, 2020, 9 am PST/4 pm GMT

In this fifth in our series of Stanford Facial Plastic Surgery International Expert Webinars, we will explore the complications that can occur. Strategies for avoidance an options for correction will be discussed.


  • Dr. Sam P. Most
  • Dr. Paul Nassif
  • Dr. Bahman Guyuron
  • Dr. Tom Wang
  • Dr. Brian Wong
  • Dr. Yong Ju Jang

Facial Plastic International Webinars Week 4: “Non-Caucasian Rhinoplasty”. June 27, 2020, 9 am PST/4 pm GMT

Not all noses are the same, and neither any two noses within a given ethnicity.  In this seminar, our expert panelists will discuss some general principles to use when encountering thicker skin, inflexible skin envelopes, weaker cartilage, low dorsums, and more. Cases will be used to illustrate technique, highlighting risks/benefits and tips for success.


  • Dr. Roxana Cobo
  • Dr. Jose Barrera
  • Dr. Kofi Boahene
  • Dr. Ashkan Ghavami
  • Dr. Nazim Cerkes

The Listen to Me! Online Conference — June 21-26, 2020

The Listen to Me! Conference is an intensive training program for children, families, and professionals to learn how to maximize listening and spoken language development with cochlear implants.

Therapists, audiologists, teachers, and administrators are encouraged to accompany their clients or come individually to continue their professional learning.  

During the Listen to Me! family conference (which runs concurrently), families receive a comprehensive training on how to teach their children to develop listening and spoken language skills.  If you know a family that might benefit from attending our family conference, visit our website or email us.

Facial Plastic International Webinars Week 3: “Revision Rhinoplasty”. June 20, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Description: In this webinar, we have gathered some of the world’s top experts in revision rhinoplasty surgery. Revision nasal surgery is one of the biggest challenges in plastic surgery, and each of these speakers, including Dr. Most, will present a case that reviews a particular problem in revision surgery. Panelists will provide commentary and questions on the presentations, and registrants will be able to ask questions as well.

Speakers: Dr. Rod Rohrich, Dr. Dean Toriumi, Dr. Nazim Cerkes, Dr. Enrico Robotti, and Dr. Hossam Foda

Facial Plastic International Webinars Week 2: “The Joseph Method of Dorsal Hump Reduction”. Jun 13, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

With much new attention on preservation techniques, we should not forget the utility of the Joseph method. In this seminar, we will gather experts to discuss their techniques. Cases will be used to illustrate technique, highlighting risks/benefits and tips for success.

Swallowing Disorders Awareness Virtual Symposium — June 10, 2020

June is National Dysphagia Awareness month. Swallowing difficulties can occur in people of all ages and impacts one in twenty-five Americans annually. Dysphagia has the potential to dramatically impact the health and well-being of patients and their caregivers. Join the Stanford Department of Otolaryngology in an evening of lectures and discussion about dysphagia. Our speakers will address aspects of oropharyngeal and esophageal dysphagia across the lifespan. Please join us for this special, virtual meeting in recognition of National Dysphagia Awareness Month.

Facial Plastic International Webinars Week 1: “Preservation Rhinoplasty”. June 6, 2020, 9 am PST/4 pm GMT

Description: An internationally-recognized group of panelists will present their methods for preservation rhinoplasty, followed by discussion.


  • Abdulkadir Goksel
  • Jose Carlos Neves
  • Fausto López Ulloa
  • Miguel Goncalves
  • Oren Friedman

Head and Neck Cancer Patient and Caregiver Education Symposium — Postponed

This special day—designed for patients with head and neck cancer, their families, and their caregivers—will include lectures, question and answer panels, and information about supportive services at the Stanford Cancer Center.

Lectures and panels will address issues common to patients going through or have completed treatment for head and neck cancer.

Previous Symposia

Thyroid Cancer Survivor Symposium — Postponed

Come meet and learn from physician specialists. Receive answers to your questions. Learn and share with others coping with thyroid cancer, at all phases of testing, treatment and follow-up. We also welcome caregivers, friends, and everyone interested.