Best Evidence ENT 2015

Kohler, WI US
July 25, 2015 to July 28, 2015

Otolaryngology is a diverse specialty treating patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck. Best Evidence ENT 2015 will provide practicing otolaryngogists with research findings, technologies and proven evidence-based methods to provide a systemic, concise and evidence-based method of patient assement and treatment. Best Evidence ENT 2015 will also include a mini rhinology and sinus surgery symposium.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 13.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

The faculty of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin is proud to present this inaugral conference that will cover the entire scope of the specialty. Featured honorary guest lectures include:

Paul Lambert

Paul R. Lambert, MD is the Chairman at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Director of the Otology and Neurotology division. Dr. Lambert has national stature for his expertise in otology and neurotology and has been involved in hearing-related research all his career. He has authored over 120 publications and book chapters and several textbooks related to ear diseases and ear surgery, and he is currently President of the  American Otological Society and President-elect of the American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Lambert is honored to present the 27th Annual Roger H. Lehman Lecture during Best Evidence ENT 2015.

Alexander G. Chiu, MD is internationally renowned in the field of endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the nose, sinuses and skull base. Dr. Chiu has authored two textbooks: Sinonasal Tumors and Atlas of Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery and published over 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on sinus and skull base surgery. He holds the title of  Acting Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Arizona Medical Center. Dr. Chiu is pleased to present the 3rd Annual Robert Toohill lecture during Best Evidence ENT 2015.

The American Club's Appley Theater
Saturday, July 25, 2015
  • 2:30 pm - Welcome/Best Evidence ENT - John S. Rhee, MD, MPH

Rhinology and Sinus Surgery Symposium

  • 3:00 pm New Sinusitis Guideline (Academy vs ARS) - David M. Poetker, MD, MA
  • 3:20 pm Practice Guideline/Clinical Consensus on Pediatric Sinusitis - Robert H. Chun, MD
  • 3:40 pm Topical/Local Drug Delivery Panel
  • 4:15 pm Break
  • 4:45 pm Tips for the Management of the Recalcitrant FESS Patient - Alexander G. Chiu, MD
  • 5:15 pm Rhinology and Sinus Surgery Case Presentations
  • 6:00 pm Adjourn

Sunday, July 26, 2015

  • 7:30 am Nasal Valve Clinical Consensus Statement - Sachin S. Pawar, MD
  • 8:00 am Nasal Airway Surgery: Best Practices - John S. Rhee, MD, MPH
  • 8:30 am Robert J. Toohill Lecture - Alexander G. Chiu, MD
  • 9:30 am Break
  • 10:00 am Sleep: Best Practices - B. Tucker Woodson, MD
  • 11:00 am Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Tonsillectomy - Cecille G. Sulman, MD
  • 11:30 am Surgical Sleep Panel
  • 12:00 pm Adjourn 

Monday, July 27, 2015

  • 7:30 am Evaluation of Dizziness: Best Practices - David R. Friedland, MD, PhD
  • 8:00 am Roger H. Lehman Lecture - Paul R. Lambert, MD
  • 9:00 am Tympanoplasty Panel
  • 9:30 am Break
  • 10:00 am Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss Guideline - David R. Friedland, MD, PhD
  • 10:30 am Ossicular Reconstruction in Children -
    Short and Long Term Results - Paul R. Lambert, MD
  • 11:00 am Pediatric Hearing Loss Panel
  • 12:00 pm Adjourn

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

  • 7:30 am HPV and Head and Neck Oncology - Becky L. Massey, MD
  • 8:00 am HPV Oncology Panel
  • 8:30 am Challenging Tracheotomies Patel
  • 9:00 am Break
  • 9:30 am Cough: Best Practices - Jonathan M. Bock, MD
  • 10:00 am Vocal Fold Paralysis Panel
  • 11:00 am Adjourn

Afternoons are open each day to golf one of Kohler’s four championship golf courses, visit the Kohler Waters Spa or canoe, fish, walk/hike the 500 acre wilderness preserve.

The American Club is a Forbes Five-Star Resort Hotel and the Midwest’s only AAA Five Diamond Resort Hotel located in Kohler, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee, one hour south of Green Bay and two hours north of Chicago.

This location offers everything for the discerning traveler, from Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, four Pete Dye-designed world-class golf courses, a 500-acre nature preserve, the Kohler Design Center, the Kohler Waters Spa, a sports center, racquet club and the exclusive Shops at Woodlake.



Play the Straits! Whistling Straits has hosted the PGA Championship, US Senior Open and the Palmer Cup. It is ranked # 2 by Golf Digest Magazine among US Public Courses and is a World Top 100 golf course. Whistling Straits offers two courses sculpted into the Lake Michigan coastline:

Ranked among the best in the country, Blackwolf Run is situated on a river basin formed by glacial runoff to create one of the most scenic and challenging courses in North America. Blackwolf Run offers two championship courses:

Because of the distinction of these courses, it is highly recommended that tee times be made well in advance. Limited tee times have been reserved.

Additional tee times can be scheduled individually by calling 1-887-8455 or online at



Presented with the 2013 Five-Star Award by Forbes Travel Guide, Kohler Waters Spa is one of the 35 spas worldwide awarded with this distinction! Enjoy the latest innovative water treatments, therapeutic massages, facials and body treatment experiences in a place of tranquility or take pleasure in the relaxation pool and waterfall.

View Kohler Waters Spa brochure

It is highly recommended that spa appoints be made several weeks in advance. Call 1-866-887-8455 for spa reservations, or schedule online by clicking here.


Endless activities exist in Kohler for guests of all ages. Try hiking the 500 acre wilderness preserve, river canoeing or kayaking, horseback riding, trap shooting, charter fishing on Lake Michigan, or take a yoga class on the lake, tour the Kohler factory or the John Michael Kohler Art Center. Unique boutique shopping is available in the Shops of Woodlake, or wonder through the specialty and antique shops of historic Sheboygan Falls.

Target Audience

Best Evidence ENT 2015 is designed for practicing otolaryngologists. The focus of the event is to educate otolaryngologists on the importance of staying current with the latest best evidence findings. The entire scope of the specialty will be addressed. 

Learning Objectives

After attending Best Evidence ENT 2015, the practicing otolaryngologists will be able to:

  • Review patient outcomes based on peer reviewed research.
  • Describe best evidence practices for diagnostic and assessment procedures.
  • Incorporate new concepts associated with particular diagnostic procedures into practice.
Additional information


Alyssa Schwab
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 805-5671
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 13.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/25/2015 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
07/28/2015 - 11:00am
The American Club
419 Highland Drive
Kohler, WI 53044
United States

The course will be held at the:
The American Club 
419 Highland Drive
Kohler, WI 53044


A block of rooms has been reserved at The American Club and the Inn on Woodlake. Be sure to make your reservation prior to July 1st, 2015 in order to receive discounted rates.

To make your reservation at either property, call 1-800-344-2838. The group block name is “Medical College of Wisconsin” and the city ledger is 8207X9. Or,

Make a reservation online at The American Club

Originally built in 1918 to house the Kohler Company’s immigrant workers, The American Club of today boasts Tudor style guest accommodations with state-of-the-art Kohler showering experiences or whirlpool tubs in each bathroom. It is an escape to where village charm meets old-world elegance with luxurious décor providing a unique and quality experience.

Make a reservation online at the Inn on Woodlake

Discounted rates available until July 1st, 2015:

$319 for a standard king guestroom at The American Club
$199 for a prarie double or lake King at the Inn on Woodlake

No resort fee applies.


David R. Friedland, MD, PhD
David M. Poetker, MD, MA
John S. Rhee, MD
Jonathan M. Bock, MD
Robert H. Chun, MD
Sachin S. Pawar, MD
John S. Rhee, MD
Cecille G. Sulman

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following person(s):

Alexander G. Chiu, MD

Olympus Gyrus

Meda Pharmeceuticals



Advisory Board


David R. Friedland, MD

Med El Corp.

Best Doctors, Inc.

Advisory Board


Paul R. Lambert, MDOtonomy, Inc.Consultant
Becky L. Massey, MDOlympusConsultant
David M. Poetker, MD

Intersect ENT




B. Tucker Woodson, MD


Siesta Medical




Research Consultant

Available Credit

  • 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 13.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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