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8th Annual Seattle Otology & Rhinology Course

Thursday - Saturday, March 7-9, 2019

Seattle Science Foundation
550 17th Avenue, James Tower, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98122

The SOAR course is designed for practicing otolaryngologists to deepen their knowledge and improve their technical abilities in paranasal sinus and otological surgery. Long lecture segments have been replaced with added time in the anatomical laboratory supplemented by brief topical presentations related to the current dissections. Self-paced learning is emphasized. This 3-day, intensive course will reinforce standard treatments and introduce attendees to leading edge technologies, surgical techniques, and biomaterials. The goal of the course is to optimize the time each participant is taking away from their practice by building confidence to address more complicated pathology in the paranasal sinuses and temporal bone.

This hands-on training experience will provide unique opportunities for surgical technique application and will focus on caring for patients with ear and sinus disorders. Four different tracks will be offered to allow attendees to tailor their experience to their clinical needs. Attendees participating in the laboratory dissection will have their own specimen and dissection station, with image guidance.

Registration Information

Rhinology and Otology Lectures (March 8)


1) Rhinology & Otology Labs (March 7-9)
add-on fee $1,300
2) Rhinology Lab (March 7-8)
add-on fee $900
3) Otology Lab (March 8-9)
add-on fee $400

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Intended Audience

This course is intended for practicing otolaryngologists, otologists, rhinologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Colorado, Arizona, Montana, and California who would like to broaden their scope of practice in the medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the paranasal sinuses, eustachian tubes and temporal bone.

Course Objectives

By attending this course, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

  • Identify key surgical anatomic landmarks for maxillary, ethmoid and sphenoid sinus surgery

  • Recognize the appropriate indications for balloon sinuplasty

  • Examine approaches to frontal and sphenoid sinus surgery

  • Recognize the indications for canthotomy/cantholysis

  • Recognize normal eustachian tube physiology

  • Define the indications for endoscopic assisted vs total endoscopic ear surgery

  • Implement a step-wise approach to middle ear reconstruction

CME Information

Accreditation with Commendation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Swedish Medical Center and the Seattle Science Foundation. Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Swedish Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This symposium is supported in part by educational grants in accordance with ACCME Standards.  At the time of this printing, a complete listing of financial supporters was not available.  Appropriate acknowledgement will be given to all supporters at the time of the symposium. 


The Seattle Science Foundation is located at 550 17th Avenue, James Tower, Suite 600 in Seattle, Washington. Parking is available in the garage on 16th Avenue between Cherry and Jefferson at a maximum fee of $16.50.  From I-5 (northbound and southbound), take the James Street exit.  Travel east on James Street.  James will become Cherry Street.  Turn right (south) on 16th Avenue.  Turn right into the main garage entrance.

For Further Information

Phone:      (206) 732-6500
Fax:           (206) 732-6599

Earlier Event: March 7
Neurosurgery Grand Rounds 2019
Later Event: March 13
Cranial Case Conference Series 2019