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Conferences, Presentations and Meetings

General conferences are held three times a week covering the entire spectrum of otolaryngology. These are provided by the otolaryngology faculty, residents and faculty members from appropriately related disciplines. A basic science course including anatomic head and neck cadaver dissections and an allergy workshop are conducted each year through this conference. Temporal bone, sleep surgery, soft tissue, microvascular, and sinus dissection instruction is provided as well.

Journal Club, Performance Improvement and research conferences are held monthly. The Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences sponsors continuing education courses and at least two visiting professorships each year. Residents are encouraged and supported to attend national meetings.

Presentations and meetings

Our residents regularly present at major national meetings. In 2016, seven residents attended the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) in Chicago and gave an oral and a poster presentation. Seven residents attended the Mississippi Society of Otolaryngology (MSO) meeting in Destin and three residents presented. Six residents went to the annual American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) meeting in San Diego and two residents gave poster presentations. A team of three residents won the Academic Bowl at the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) annual meeting in 2011. Since residency programs are required to wait three years after winning a competition, our program is now eligible to compete in future bowls.

We also send our residents to a variety of training courses and national meetings such as the Society of University Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeons annual meeting which allows them to learn about academic roles early in their career. Several of our residents have served in national leadership roles in the Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and the Association of American Medical Colleges.