Comprehensive Otolaryngology CME Course Records Highest Attendance To Date

April 19, 2021
Live look at a panel from this year's virtual conference.

A record number of registrants attended the recent Comprehensive Otolaryngology Continuing Medical Education (CME) Course hosted recently by the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

Seventy-five registrants representing 16 countries attended the April course; more than double the 35 registrants who attended the last Comprehensive Otolaryngology CME Course in 2019. The course is designed to address the practice gaps and educational needs of general otolaryngologists and is led by course director Nicolas Y. BuSaba, MD and course co-directors Gregory W. Randolph, MD, FACS, FACE, John M. Dobrowski, MD, FACS, and Elise R. Lippman, MD.

Over two and a half days, faculty from the HMS Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery cover all aspects of otolaryngology: rhinology, sleep surgery, facial plastics, otology, pediatric otolaryngology, laryngology, head and neck surgical oncology, and thyroid/parathyroid disorders.

“The success of this year’s course is a testament to the unwavering commitment of our course director, Dr. BuSaba,” Dr. Randolph said. “Dr. BuSaba has put together an impressive course that covers every facet of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. The course truly demonstrates the incredible breath and depth of our department at Harvard.”

To-date, there have been three Comprehensive Otolaryngology CME courses since the course began in 2017. While the first two Comprehensive Otolaryngology CME courses have been hosted at Mass Eye and Ear in Boston, the 2021 course was hosted remotely due to restrictions on in-person gathering amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Dr. Randolph, the number of international registrants has increased with each course, which he believes is a promising sign of the course’s growing popularity around the world.