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2018 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & Oto Experience 

  • Gina Jefferson, MD, Kristen Pitts, MD, and medical student Kelsey Bounds “Juvenile Psammomatoid Ossifying Fibroma of the Maxilla: Case Report”
  • Laura Buck, MD “Frailty Predicts Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer Patients” was presented by resident Laura Buck, MD.
  • Erin Smith, MD “Case Matched Comparison of the Ulnar Fasciocutaneous Free Flap to the Radial Fasciocutaenous Free Flap for Reconstruction of Head and Neck Defects”
  • Scott Stringer, MD “Advance Practice Provider in ENT: Justify, Recruit, and On-Board for Success: Parts I and II” and “Novel Medical and Surgical Interventions for Recalcitrant Sinusitis”. 

2018 Gulf States Regional Otolaryngology Conference

  • Jeff Carron, MD "Endoscopic Ear Surgery"
  • Laura House, MD "Delayed Cochlear Implant Complications"
  • Gina Jefferson, MD "Pedicled Latissimus Dorsi Flap for Head and Neck Reconstruction"
  • Kristen Pitts, MD "Frailty in Head and Neck Cancer Patients"
  • Erin Smith, MD "The Role of Intravenous Acetaminophen in Post-Operative Pain Control in Head and Neck Cancer Patients"
  • Scott Stringer, MD "Topical Therapies for Recalcitrant Chronic Rhinosinusitis"

2018 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting

  • Laura House, MD “Diaph3 Expression and Localization in the Inner Ear Suggests Constitutive Function”
  • Erin Smith, MD “The Role of Intravenous Acetaminophen in Post-Operative Pain Control in Head and Neck  Cancer Patients”
  • Kristen Pitts, MD “Lean Thinking in an Inpatient Otolaryngology Consult Service”.
  • Brandon Shepherd, MD “Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Presenting as a Metastatic Nasal Mass”
  • Alberto Arteaga “Latrogenic Pneumothorax during Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator Implantation”.
  • Alex DeGruy “Myhre-LAPS Syndrome: A Case Report” 

2018 American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting

  • J. Randall Jordan, MD "Scalp Reconstruction" and "Dorsal Augmentation with Non-Autologous Rib Cartilage"

2017 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & Oto Experience 

  • J. Randall Jordan, MD "Facial Plastic Surgery Certification/Recertification Review Course"
  • Andrea Lewis, MD "Contents Meets Culture/Venomous Stinging Insect Hypersensitivity"
  • Kristen Pitts, MD “Nasal Patency in CPAP Use”
  • Amrita Ray, MD "Standardization of a Post-Operative Calcium Monitoring Protocol”
  • Erin Smith, MD "Relationship between Cardiometabolic Risk Factors and Auditory Processing in African Americans:  The Jackson Heart Study”
  • Scott Stringer, MD "Advance Practice Providers in ENT; Justify, Recruit, and On-Board for Success," "Novel Therapeutic Modalities for Recalcitrant Sinusitis" for ARS, and "Healthcare System Reform: Getting Involved in Leadership" for ARS.

2017 Lousiana Academy of Audiology Conference

  • Vicki Gonzalez, Aud, PhD, "Vestibular Considerations Pre- and Post- Cochlear Implantation"


2017 Mississippi Speech Language Hearing Association (MSHA) Annual Conference

  • William Mustain, PhD, "Introduction to Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring for Audiologists"
  • Grace Sturdivant, AuD, "Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline"
  • Angela Brunson, MS, "Management of Dysphagia in the Geriatric Patient"
  • Rachel Tyrone, MS, "Feeding Therapy 101"
  • Mallory Unchurch, MS, "H.E.L.P.! Healthcare Experience Learned from Professional"
  • Mary Lou Sorey, MS, "The SLP and Developmental Care in the NICU"
  • Meagan Allen, MS, CCC-SLP, “Feeding and Swallowing in the Medically Complex Infant and Child.”
  • Jenna Nassar, MS, “Pediatric Feeding disorders: Culprits and Causes” and “Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Treatment and Management.”

2017 Mississippi Hearing Aid Association Conference

  • Grace Sturdivant, AuD, "TeleAudiology in Mississippi"

2017 Mississippi Department of Health Early Intervention Program

  • Mary Lou Sorey, MS, "Feeding the Baby with a Cleft Palate"

2017 American Academy of Audiology, Audiology Now!

  • Christopher Spankovich, AuD, PhD, MPH, “Tinnitus Assessment and Management is Primary Care Audiolog" and ” Translational Research in Noise and Synaptopathy”


2017 Mississippi/Alabama Society of Otolaryngology (MSO)

  • J. Randall Jordan, MD "Sialadenitis"
  • David Kowalczyk, MD "Sialendoscopy vs. Medical Management for RAIS"
  • Andrea Lewis, MD "The Perioperative Management of the Sleep Apnea Patient"
  • Andrew Robichaux, MD "Head and Neck Trauma Trends with Changing Temperature and Spare Time Activity"
  • Jonathan Sorrel, MD "Relationship of Stroke Rish and Hearing Loss in African Americans"
  • Amrita Ray, MD "Standardization of a Post-Operative Calcium Monitoring Protocol”


2017 American Auditory Society

  • Christopher Spankovich, AuD, PhD, MPH; Lauren McNichol, AuD; Mary Frances Johnson, AuD; John Schweinfurth, MD; Charles Bishop, AuD, PhD, “Jackson Heart Study: Central Auditory Processing Deficits and Normal Hearing.”


2017 Louisiana Academy of Audiology Conference

  • Vicki Gonzalez, AuD, PhD, “Cochlear Implants.”


2017 International Surgical Sleep Society Meeting

  • Andrea Lewis, MD, “Sleep Surgery Is Safe as Outpatient Surgery.”


2017 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting (COSM)

  • Andrew Robichaux, MD, “Disposable Bronchoscope Versus Conventional Bronchoscope for Assisted Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy in a Medical ICU: A Cost Comparison Study.”
  • Laura K. House, MD, “Tinnitus Prevalence, Characteristics and Relationship with Cardiometabolic Risk in an African American Cohort.”
  • Jonathan E. Sorrel, MD, “Relationship of Stroke Risk and Hearing Loss in African Americans.”