This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and Minnesota Academy of Otolaryngology. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Minnesota Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Following this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Analyze research-based information and updates on practical applications affecting operative procedures, drugs, and medical devices.

  • Apply knowledge of current issues affecting the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of otolaryngologic and related disorders.

  • Utilize improved practice management techniques to facilitate physician performance improvement.

  • Translate into practice a broader understanding of the commonly-accepted approaches used in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery.


It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all sponsored educational activities. All participating faculty, course directors, and planning committee members are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. Specific disclosure information for each course faculty will be shared with the audience prior to the faculty’s presentation.