2024 Boston University - Tufts Otolaryngology Alumni Day

June 21, 2024
The Alumni Day Conference offers another exciting and unique learning experience.  We are very pleased to welcome Kathleen Yaremchuk, MD, MSA, Chair Emeritus, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Henry Ford Health who will be speaking about the Management of Sleep Apnea Today.
This one-day seminar will focus on cutting edge topics in obstructive sleep apnea.

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, the learner or healthcare team should be able to:

  1. Identify patients who may be good candidates for non-surgical treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  2. Discuss treatment recommendations and advanced surgical options for complex pediatric patients with OSA
  3. Describe evolving surgical treatment options for adults with OSA

Additional Information

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Course summary
Course opens: 
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Event starts: 
06/21/2024 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
06/21/2024 - 5:00pm EDT
7:30 - 8:00Breakfast and Registration
8:00 - 8:10Introduction and Welcome
8:10 - 8:40"Optimizing Weight Management: Harnessing the Power of Gut Hormones GLP-1, GIPs, and beyond" 
 Dr.  Ivania Rizo
8:40 - 9:30Treating the Nose in Sleep Apnea
 Dr. Marianella Paz-Lansberg, Dr. Christopher Brook, Dr. Michael Cohen
9:30 – 9:50Break with Exhibitors
Pediatric OSA part I
9:50 - 10:25“Pediatric Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation: from Reading an Article to Implanting”
 Dr. Chris Hartnick
10:25-10:50 "Management of OSA in Infants and Children Using Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis"
 Dr. Andrew Scott
10:50 – 11:10Break with exhibitors
Pediatric OSA part II
11:10 - 12:00 Management of Pediatric OSA - Case Discussion
 Dr. Jessica Levi, Dr. Mark Vecchiotti, Dr. Chris Hartnick, Dr. Andrew Scott
12:00 – 1:00Lunch
Surgical Management of Adult OSA
1:00 - 1:25Skeletal Surgery in Adult OSA 
 Dr. Radhika Chigurupati
1:25 - 1:45Neurostimulation in Adult OSA - What's Next?
 Dr. Michael Cohen
1:45 - 2:30"OSA: Where We Have Been, Where We Are Going"
 Dr. Kathleen Yaremchuk
2:30 – 2:50Break with Exhibitors
2:50 - 3:20 "That Day"
 Dr. Kathleen Yaremchuk
3:20 - 3:50Gender Equity – “A Way Forward" Panel
 Dr. Kathleen Yaremchuk, Dr. Marianella Paz-Lansberg, Dr. Michael Platt, Dr. Lauren Tracy, Dr. Jeremiah Tracy
*Program subject to change
Course Directors
Dr. Michael Cohen - Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine
Dr. Marianella Paz-Lansberg - Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine
Dr. Christopher Brook - Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Radhika Chigurupati - Director of Quality Assurance, Dental Medicine Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Associate Professor, Boston University School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Chris Hartnick - Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, Benjamin Harry Peikin Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology, Chief Quality Officer, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Dr. Jessica Levi - Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine.
Dr. Michael Platt - Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Residency Program Director, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine
Dr.  Ivania Rizo - Director of Obesity Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight Management, Boston Medical Center
Dr. Andrew Scott - Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine, Medical Director, Cleft Lip and Palate Team, Tufts Medical Center, Pediatric Otolaryngologist
Dr. Jeremiah Tracy - Chief of Head and Neck Surgery, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine
Dr. Lauren Tracy - Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine
Dr. Mark Vecchiotti - Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine
Dr. Kathleen Yaremchuk - Chair Emeritus, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Audiology, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Section of General Dentistry, Past President, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Professor, Michigan State University School of Human Medicine
BU CCE Program Manager: Naomi Moeller

In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.





Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Cancellation Policy

Substitution may be made at any time without an additional charge.  Refunds will be issued for all cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference.  Should cancellation occur less than two weeks prior to the start of the conference, a credit towards another Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education (CCE) conference will be issued, not a refund.  

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This course is subject to change and/or cancellation.

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