Simulation Events

Three exciting simulation events hosted by the AAO-HNSF Simulation Education Committee on Monday, October 4 in Los Angeles. Secure your tickets today by adding them to your 2021 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting Registration!

Worst Case Scenarios: Managing OTO Emergencies in Practice
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Cedars-Sinai Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills (Los Angeles, Ca.)

This half-day simulation workshop is geared toward practicing otolaryngologists to prepare them for six low-frequency, high-stakes emergency situations that they may not encounter often in their daily practice. Following each simulation, a debriefing will be held with the group and a facilitator and will include discussion of best practices for these situations based on published guidelines and available literature.

Taught by expert faculty passionate about simulation training, it will be held at the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills. Transportation (shuttle bus) and lunch will be provided. Space is limited. Register in advance to secure your spot!

Registration Rates
Early: June 21 – September 7 $350
Regular: September 8 – October 4 $400
Residents $200


SIM Tank
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
JW Marriott Los Angeles

See the top three most innovative simulation project authors present to a panel of expert judges while competing for the top prize during the SIM Tank. The simulation project will be judged on innovation and creativity, replicability throughout the specialty, and advancement of training and practice in the field of Otolaryngology. These exemplary projects were selected from the 2021 Call for Simulation Proposals.

Sustainability of an in-situ simulation-based pediatric tracheostomy care quality improvement program
Sadia Ahmed, BA, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

A 3D Printed Laryngeal Suturing Simulator for Endoscopic Laryngeal Cleft Repair
Clare Richardson, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington

Validation of a Novel Surgical Simulator for Thyroidectomy
Bharat Yarlagadda, MD, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center


Simulation Reception & Showcase
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
JW Marriott Los Angeles

The Simulation Reception showcases innovative and novel otolaryngology simulators or simulation projects. Table-top simulator demonstrations and presentations will be on display to highlight individual and team accomplishments.

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