The Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is sponsoring the Second Annual Otolaryngology Diamond Conference June 3 and 4 in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine Institute on the UAMS campus in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Designed specifically for practicing otolaryngologists, the goal of the one and a half-day conference is to provide health care practitioners with a comprehensive update on otolaryngology, with a specific focus on otology and pediatric otolaryngology.
Guest lecturers will be Colin Driscoll, M.D., chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota; Stephen Y. Lai, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, professor of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Molecular and Cellular Oncology and Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston; Aaron Metrailer, M.D., of the Arkansas Otolaryngology Center in Little Rock; and Julina Ongkasuwan, M.D., FAAP, FACS, an associate professor and chief of laryngology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Several UAMS specialists will also participate.
The conference begins the morning of Friday, June 3, with an introduction by John Dornhoffer, M.D., chair of the UAMS Department of Otolaryngology, following registration from 7 to 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast. Following the first day of presentations, an evening cocktail reception will be held at the Historic Arkansas Museum. The conference resumes at 8 a.m. Saturday, June, 4 and ends at noon.
The UAMS College of Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) to award up to 10.5 AMA PRA Category One credits for participation.