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Florida Combined Otolaryngology Meeting (fcom) 2017


exhibitor information

Exhibitor registration is open! Register today to secure your booth space at the November meeting. Learn more about the meeting and sponsorship opportunities in our exhibitor prospectus.

Start your application - Download the FSO-HNS/FSFPRS W-9 and meeting agenda


call for poster presentations **New this year**

Who is Eligible

Poster presenters must be in training at the time of the meeting in November (student, resident or fellow).

Print Poster Must Include:

  • Title 
  • Author(s) Full Name(s) and Designation(s)
  • Author(s) Institutional Affiliation(s)

Timeframe

  • Setup: Friday, Nov. 10, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (no exceptions)
  • Display: Friday, Nov. 10, 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, Nov. 12, 11:00 a.m.
  • Teardown: Sunday, Nov. 12, by 11:00 a.m.
FCOM will not assume responsibility for poster materials remaining after the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.


Sign up to be a poster presenter


Submissions due 6/30/17
(extended from 6/15/17)


Specifications

  • Must be 6ft x 4ft - printed poster serves as your visual aid
  • Should include: 
    • Objectives
    • Materials and methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion

Author Responsibilities

The Presenting Author of the Poster Must:

  • Attend the 2017 FCOM Annual Meeting
  • Register for FCOM on or before September 30, 2017
  • Deliver materials to the meeting
  • Setup, and dismantle your poster
  • Stand near your display during the reception on Friday evening

Determining the Winners

The posters will then be open to voting during the reception on Friday evening. The three top posters will be asked to give a seven-minute presentation on Sunday morning, which will be judged and eligible for a cash award of $300, $200 or $100. If you have any questions, please contact the FSO-HNS/FSFPRS office. We look forward to your participation!


FSO-HNS GUEST OF HONOR

Scott E. Brietzke, MD, MPH

Dr. Scott E. Brietzke is one the few physicians in America who is board-certified both in Otolaryngology (Ear Nose and Throat surgery) and in Sleep Medicine. Dr. Brietzke’s particular clinical interest is in pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Dr. Brietzke completed specific fellowship training in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children’s Hospital Boston / Harvard Medical School. While in Boston, Dr. Brietzke also received a Master’s Degree in Public Health (Quantitative Methods) from the Harvard School of Public Health and has been pursuing a lifetime interest in evidence based practice in Pediatric Otolaryngology ever since.

Dr. Brietzke was proud to serve our country with a 24 year career as an Otolaryngologist in the United States Army retiring at the rank of Colonel in 2017. Dr. Brietzke completed his undergraduate training in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (Go Blue!) along with the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program there. He completed his medical school training on active duty in the U.S. Army at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD and his internship and residency in Otolaryngology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.

After residency, Dr. Brietzke served as clinical faculty at Walter Reed for 13 years where he was the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Director of Sleep Surgery, and Associate Professor of Surgery. He also served as the Otolaryngology Residency Program Director for over 8 years and greatly enjoyed the opportunity to teach and mentor future military Otolaryngologists. Dr. Brietzke started the first hypoglossal nerve stimulation program in the United States Military at Walter Reed in 2015. Dr. Brietzke also had the rewarding opportunity to lead 11 military supported Medical Readiness and Training Exercise (MEDRETEs) Humanitarian missions to San Pedro Sula, Honduras for chronic ear surgery and hearing rehabilitation.

Dr. Brietzke has a passion for evidence based medicine and served two consecutive terms as Chair of the Outcomes Research and Evidence-Based Medicine for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has published extensively in this area, particularly on the topic of pediatric and adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Dr. Brietzke has been married to his college sweetheart for over 24 years and they are blessed to have 5 wonderful children ages 22 to 9 years old. They are relocating to the Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale area after living for over 20 years in suburban Maryland outside Washington, DC for military service.


FSFPRS GUEST OF HONOR

Norman J. Pastorek, MD, PC, FACS

Dr. Pastorek is passionate about quality patient care and excellence in Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery. He is one of the world’s most recognized and experienced Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgeons. His signature look is conservative—you will not look like you had any surgery.

His peers have honored him with elections to “The Best Doctors in America” and “America’s Top Doctors” every year since the inception of these guides, which highlight the finest in American medicine. W Magazine listed Dr. Pastorek as one of the five best rhinoplasty surgeons in the world. Town and Country Magazine named him one of the “Country’s Best Cosmetic Surgeons.” He has received both the “Patient’s Choice” and “Compassionate Doctor” certifications, awarded by patients to less than 3% of the nation’s 720,000 physicians. In 2016, he was selected as the Joseph Lecturer and Speaker of Honor by the European Academy of Facial Surgery. 

Dr. Pastorek has practiced Facial Plastic Surgery in New York for more than three decades. An Illinois native, he received his medical degree and surgical training at the University of Illinois and the University of Illinois Hospitals in Chicago, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Although he is dedicated to his private Facial Plastic Surgery practice, Dr. Pastorek is also a highly respected medical educator and teacher. For over two decades, he has volunteered one day a week to a facial plastic surgery clinic to educate residents. He feels that teaching young doctors “finds the soul of the surgeon,” and it is “vital to give back knowledge and share wisdom with the profession in order to complete the circle.”

Dr. Pastorek has presented his work and shared his years of experience with live surgical demonstrations of his techniques at meetings and courses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Germany, Greece, the Far East, and at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. He is a Clinical Professor, Facial Plastic Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, New York Presbyterian Hospital–Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is also a Clinical Professor and a Director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Program at the New York University School of Medicine.

Dr. Pastorek has been President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is a Surgeon Director at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. He is board certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has even served as an examiner for each board. Dr. Pastorek is equally proud of his service to his country and his rank as Lieutenant Commander USN, Ret.

FCOM 2016

We had a fantastic meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne in Miami the weekend of November 11-13, 2016. Thank you to all of our attendees and exhibitors for making the Florida Otolaryngology Combined Meeting 2016 a success! If you missed it, download the brochure to view our educational program.

Resident Competition Presentations

We had an outstanding group of resident presentations this year. These are the top three winners!

FIRST PLACE

Sanjeev Balamohan, MD: Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Free Flap Reconstructions of the Head and Neck

SECOND PLACE

Christopher Lisi, MD: Intratympanic Mannitol versus Steroid as Salvage Therpay for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

THIRD PLACE

Alexander Malone, MD: A Systematic Review of  Course Technique in Translabyrinthine Lateral Skull Base Surgery


EXHIBITORS 2016


Save the Date for Future fcom Meetings

November 9-11, 2018 | Ritz-Carlton Naples | Naples, FL


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