department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery

CME Offerings

3rd Annual Charleston Sleep Surgery Symposium
February 21 - 22, 2014
Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel

Lectures and hands-on labs focused on procedures for snoring and sleep disordered breathing. This course will provide evidence-based guidelines and algorithms for proper patient selection, proper surgical site selection, and proper surgery selection. For practicing otolaryngologists.
Guest speakers:
Scott E. Brietzke, M.D., M.P.H., Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, DC
Lon R. Doles, D.D.S., Oral Maxillofacial Associates, Charleston, SC
Michael Friedman, M.D., Chicago ENT, Chicago, IL
Dominic B. Gault, M.D., Children’s Hospital Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC
Sally R. Shott, M.D., University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Erica R. Thaler, M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
B. Tucker Woodson, M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Fahri Yildiz, M.D., Istanbul, Turkey

Program brochure (PDF)

The Charleston Pediatric ENT Update
March 7 - 8, 2014
MUSC Campus

Friday, March 7for Nurses & SLPs
A SOHN hosted course tailored to nursing and speech pathology. This half-day course will review common pediatric ENT diagnoses and their impact on inpatient, outpatient and community care.
Check back soon for more info!

Saturday, March 8for Pediatricians, Family Practitioners, and Otolaryngologists
A comprehensive full day course designed to provide pediatricians, family practioners, and otolaryngologists with up-to-date guidelines to implement in their daily practice, promote quality and efficient care, and tackle challenging ENT diagnosis with confidence.
Guest speaker: Paul R. Krakovitz, M.D., Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Cleveland Clinic
Program brochure (PDF)

Pediatric Audiology Conference:
Hearing Impaired Children in the School Systems

March 21, 2014
Charleston Marriott

A one-day conference designed for all care providers (audiologists, speech pathologists, teachers, early interventionists, physicians, etc) of hearing impaired children in the school system. The course will cover many key topics in the educational management of children with hearing loss. Our objective is to provide the attendees with up-to-date knowledge and to enable them to employ best current practices with these children.
Guest speakers:
Cheryl DeConde Johnson, EdD
Founder and owner of ADEvantage, University of Colorado, University of North Colorado, University of Arizona, Salus University
Mary Reaves, Beginnings for Parents of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Columbia, SC
Cara Senterfeit, Beginnings for Parents of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Columbia, SC
Anne Marie Tharpe, PhD, Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, Nashville, TN

Program Brochure (PDF)
Faculty disclosures (PDF)

Temporal Bone Dissection Course
April 25 - 26, 2014
MUSC Campus

Lectures & hands on labs focused on procedures for chronic ear disease. For practicing otolaryngologists.
Guest speaker:
  David Friedland, MD, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin

Program brochure (PDF)

Sinus Masters
May 2 - 4, 2014
MUSC Campus

Two full days of lectures, roundtable discussions, and hands on labs. Lecture topics include medical management of sinus disease, sinus anatomy, basic and advanced surgical techniques, and management of skull base pathology. Saturday is designed for the practicing otolaryngologist, Sunday is for senior level residents.

For more information please e-mail Jane Beaudrot at

Southern States Rhinology Course
May 8 - 10, 2014

This course is intended for practicing Otolaryngologists and will feature presentations on topics for the practicing rhinologists and sinus surgeons. A hands-on laboratory dissection is available, featuring state-of-the-art endoscopic instrumentation, video, and image guidance systems.

Go to Southern States Rhinology Course website

MUSC Charleston Magnolia Conference
14th Annual Charleston Magnolia Conference
May 30 - 31, 2014
Charleston Marriott

Two half-day sessions covering the broad spectrum of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. The lectures and round table discussions are specifically aimed at the practicing otolaryngologist.
Guest speakers:
Howard W. Francis, M.D., M.B.A., Director of Johns Hopkins' Listening Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD;
Peter A. Hilger, M.D., Director, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
William M. Lydiatt, M.D., Director of Head & Neck Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
The Charleston Course, Otolaryngology Literature Update 2014
The Charleston Course
4th Annual Otolaryngology Literature Update

July 11 - 12, 2014
Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Designed to help the busy clinician stay current in our rapidly expanding specialty:
• Expert critical assessments of over 100 of the past year’s most relevant, current evidence-based publications
• Lectures and discussions that will evaluate best practices and strategies for how to translate the evidence into practice. Our faculty members will cover the entire specialty in 15 lectures over 3 half days with emphasis on those “pearls” important to your practice. We hope you will join us in a beautiful location along the South Carolina coast in July.

For more information on courses listed, please e-mail Beth Cummings at