MAO Midwinter CME Conference

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Windows on Minnesota
IDS Tower




7:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibits
8:00 Opening Remarks Erin K. O’Brien, MD
8:15 Legislative Update Eric Dick
8:30 Chronic Sinusitis and Polyps In AERD (Samter’s Triad): New Testing and Treatment Options Erin K. O’Brien, MD
8:45 In-Office Sclerotherapy for HHT Epistaxis Management Holly C. Boyer, MD
9:00 Billing and Coding in Rhinology Seth Brown, MD
9:30 Sublingual Immunotherapy for Allergies: Is it Effective? Matt Patterson, MD
9:50 University of Minnesota Resident Presentation
10:00 Break/Visit Exhibits
10:30 Rhinology Panel Erin K. O’Brien, MD, Holly C. Boyer, MD, Seth Brown, MD, Janalee K. Stokken, MD
11:30 Consensus Statement on Septoplasty with or Without Inferior Turbinate Reduction Seth Brown, MD
11:50 Questions
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Resident Education Update Seth C. Janus, MD and Dan L. Price, MD
1:15 Principles of Nasal Reconstruction Shan R. Baker, MD
2:00 Reconstruction Options for Saddle Nose Deformity Grant S. Hamilton, MD
2:20 Mayo Clinic Resident Presentation
2:30 Break/Visit Exhibits
3:00 Facial Plastic Surgery Panel Peter A. Hilger, MD, Shan R. Baker, MD, Grant S. Hamilton, MD, Sofia Lyford-Pike, MD
3:45 Questions
4:00 Adjourn to Cocktail Reception and Resident Poster Session


The Minnesota Academy of Otolaryngology is the premiere organization for ear, nose, and throat doctors in the state of Minnesota.

The MAO is comprised of more than 160 members in various practice and academic settings from throughout Minnesota and the surrounding areas. The MAO works hard to produce quality educational programs and networking opportunities as well as advocate on behalf of our patients and members.

Mission Statement

  • To advance the professional interests of its members.
  • To promote continuing education, study and research in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
  • To provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of papers and projects relating to Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and other subjects of interest to members of the Academy.
  • To promote high standards of professional ability and integrity in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
  • To promote communication among otolaryngologists throughout the state of Minnesota.
  • To serve as the official Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery representative to the Minnesota Medical Association; and, in that capacity,
  • To be represented on all appropriate Minnesota Medical Association committees, boards and activities, as requested, and
  • To perform all other acts and actions incidental to and in furtherance of the foregoing purposes.
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