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7:00 am Registration/Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibits
8:00 am Opening Remarks / Welcome to New Members
Troy Hemme, DO
8:15 am Legislative Update
Eric Dick
8:30 am A History and Legacy in Otology
Michael Paparella, MD
8:50 am Endoscopic Ear Surgery: Just a New Trend or Paradigm Shift?
Manuela Fina, MD
9:10 am Tympanoplasty: A Comparison of Microscopic and Endoscopic Approaches
Robert Yang, MD
9:25 am Endoscopic Ear Surgery & The Next Generation: A Resident's Perspective
Phi Doan, MD
9:40 am Video Lecture - Transcanal Endoscopic Approach to Attic Cholesteatoma
Manuela Fina, MD
950 am Video Lecture - A New Look at Middle Ear Adhesions
Manuela Fina, MD
10:00 am Break/Visit Exhibits
10:30 am Endoscopic Ear Surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Dan Lee, MD
11:30 am Otology Case Review Panel
Matt Carlson, MD/Manuela Fina, MD/Dan Lee, MD
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm A Chairman's Update UMN
Bevan Yeuh, MD
1:10 pm A Chairman's Update Mayo Clinic
Colin Driscoll, MD
1:20 pm Sports Injuries to the Ear
Mariel Osetinsky, MD
1:30 pm Putting Sleep Apnea & Depression to Rest
Stacey Ishman, MD
1:50 pm Management of OSA in Children & Adults: Beyond T&A and UPPP
Stacey Ishman, MD
2:10 pm Expanding Indications for Cochlear Implantation
Douglas Sladen, PhD
2:30 pm Break/Visit Exhibits
3:00 pm Update on Treatment for the Paralyzed Face
Sofia Lyford Pike, MD
3:30 pm Super Bowl Strategies: Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Medicare Reimbursement and Political Advocacy So You Aren’t Left on the Sidelines
Gail Daubert, JD
4:00 pm Adjourn to Cocktail Reception

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.