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2022 East Coast ENT Symposium


Date | Saturday, September 17, 2022 


Hilton West Palm Beach 600 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401


ENT Specialists and Primary Care Physicians

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Identify available treatment options and eligible patients for in-office laryngology procedures.

  • Identify screening and multidisciplinary treatment options for dysphagia.

  • Explain the decision-making process, goals and intended outcomes of performing sinus surgery.

  • Describe the presentation and pathology of Nasal Polyps, Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease, and the use of Biologics.

  • Discuss how to identify refractory OSA patients, surgical options, and the etiology of OSA.

  • Describe current treatment strategies for head and neck cancer.


USF Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

USF Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


USF Health (provider number 2970) is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses through the Florida Board of Nursing. This activity has been approved for 4.5 contact hours.

Relevant Financial Relationships
Prior to the activity, USF Health will disclose and mitigate all relevant financial relationships that relate to the content of the activity.



Tapan A. Padhya, MD
Professor and Chairman
Chief, Division of Head and Neck Oncology
Co-Director, USF ENT Sleep and Snoring Center
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Medical Director, TGH Ear, Nose and Throat Institute

Mark Tabor, MD
Associate Professor Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Division Director, Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery





Yael Bensoussan, MD
Director of the USF Health Voice Center, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery USF
Assistant Professor of Laryngology, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, USF







7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | Registration – Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. | Welcome & Introductions

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Head and Neck Cancer Update: 2022 

Tapan A. Padhya, MD

This session will provide a general overview of current treatment strategies for H&N Cancer.

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. | Endoscopic Sinus and Skull-Based Surgery - How and Why We Do It

Mark Tabor, MD

This session will explain the speakers reasoning and decision-making process for performing sinus surgery. We will discuss the intended goals and outcomes of sinus surgery. The session will also go over the common methods of exposing the skull base for pituitary surgery and other tumors.

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | In-Office Laryngeal Procedures - Opening the Door to Easier and More Accessible Voice Care

Yael Bensoussan, MD
This session will present and discuss current in-office laryngeal procedures, their indications and limitations and how they compare to procedures under general anesthesia.

11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Stop Snoring and Get Some Sleep: Role of Surgery in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Tapan A. Padhya, MD

This session will discuss surgical approaches to obstructive sleep apnea.

12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Lunch

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Nasal Polyps, Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease, and Biologics

Mark Tabor, MD

This session will review the presentation and treatment of nasal polyps and aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD). We will discuss the utility and efficacy of the newer biologic drugs in treating this difficult condition.

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Assessment and Management of Dysphagia in 2022 - Why the G-Tube Is Not the Only Option!

Yael Bensoussan, MD

This session will give an overview of available assessment and treatment options for dysphagia.

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Closing Remarks

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Networking and Reception (Sips and Small Bites)