Call for Science: Promoted Gaps

Several topics were identified in a comprehensive gap analysis, and clear learning needs have been identified for each of these topics. Abstracts addressing one or more of these topics will be given special consideration during the review and selection process. Visit the Call for Science submission site to submit your proposal today. The Call for Science deadline is January 28, 11:59 pm (ET).

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Management of facial fractures in children and adults
  • Mohs defect reconstruction
  • Management of soft tissue trauma (including animal and human bites)
  • Injectable neuromodulators and facial fillers
  • Quality of life issues in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery

General Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine

  • Implantable nerve stimulators for OSA
  • Management of oral leukoplakia and dysplasia
  • Management of TMJ arthropathy
  • Management of complications in ambulatory surgical center
  • Reducing errors and improving safety in the era of the EMR

Head and Neck Surgery

  • Management of unknown primary malignancies
  • Management of complications following head and neck surgery
  • Diagnosis and management of head and neck sarcomas
  • Head and neck endocrine neoplasms
  • Paragangliomas of the head and neck
  • Immunotherapy for head and neck cancer

Laryngology and Bronchoesophagology

  • Emergent airway management, including management of angioedema
  • Management of laryngeal trauma
  • Autoimmune disorders of the larynx and airway
  • Tracheostomy care in adults and children
  • Treatment of Reinke’s edema (polypoid corditis)

Otology, Neurotology, and Audiology

  • Management of sudden sensorineural hearing loss
  • Diagnosis and management of vestibular disorders
  • Imaging challenges in otology and neurotology
  • Current trends in cochlear implantation and implantable hearing devices
  • Complications of otologic and neurotologic surgery

Pediatric Otolaryngology

  • Evaluation and management of dysphagia in children and adolescents
  • Management of complicated ear, nose, and throat infections in children
  • Congenital hearing loss
  • Pediatric head and neck masses
  • Management of persistent OSA following adenotonsillectomy in children

Rhinology and Allergy

  • Management of anaphylaxis and other allergy emergencies
  • Anosmia due to COVID-19
  • Diagnosis and management of paranasal sinus mucoceles
  • Silent sinus syndrome
  • Management of allergic fungal rhinosinusitis

Practice Management

  • Training on Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • How epidemiology has shaped the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Transition to practice: things you need to know when starting out in practice (office setup, billing, etc)
  • Issues that arise at end of career: transitioning out of practice, assessing competency, patient safety
  • Improving communication with patients and families


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