Simulation Activities

The AAO-HNSF Simulation Education Committee hosted three exciting simulation events on Monday, October 4, 2021 in Los Angeles. Stay tuned for information on how to join the simulation events at the 2022 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Philadelphia, PA.

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 was 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 for the 2022 Worst Case Scenarios Workshop opens Summer 2022

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

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 were 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.

SIM Tank Results

1st PlaceValidation of a Novel Surgical Simulator for Thyroidectomy
Alexis Graham-Stephenson, MD, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

2nd Place – Sustainability of an in-situ simulation-based pediatric tracheostomy care quality improvement program
Sadia T. Ahmed, MD, Northwell LIJ Medical Center

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

 

SIM Tank Co-Chairs

AAO-HNSF Simulation Education Committee

Katherine Kavanaugh MD, Chair, elect

Orly Coblens, MD

 

SIM Tank Judges

Kelly Michelle Malloy, MD, Chair, Simulation Education Committee

Jeffrey P. Simons, MD, MMM, AAO-HNSF Coordinator for Education

Ken Yanagisawa, MD, President, AAO-HNS/F

 

Submit your innovative simulation proposals at the 2022 Call for Simulation Proposals.

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

 

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

 

Simulation Presentations

A 3D Printed Laryngeal Suturing Simulator for Endoscopic Laryngeal Cleft Repair

(Lead) Clare Richardson, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington; David Zopf, MD, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital/ University of Michigan; Adam Van Horn, MD, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital/ University of Michigan; Allison Powell, MD, University of Michigan; Kathryn Cohen, MD, University of Michigan; Zahara Nourmohammadi, PhD, University of Michigan; Kaalan Johnson, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital/ University of Washington

A Surgical Simulator for Microlaryngoscopy and Laryngeal Tumor Resection Using Porcine and Synthetic Larynges

Sara Bressler, MD; Michael Dunham, MD; Associate Professor, Pediatric Otolaryngology; Lacey Adkins, MD; Assistant Professor, Laryngology/Care of the Professional Voice Louisiana State University Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Advanced Emergency Airway Course for Otolaryngology Residents

Lead Presenter/Author: Brandon Kamrava, MD, (Department of Otolaryngology at University of Miami Hospital); Co-Author: David Eleff, MD  (Department of Otolaryngology at University of Miami Hospital;  Co-Author: Torin P. Thielhelm, BS (Miller School of Medicine at University of Miami); Co-Author: Carly Misztal, BS  (Miller School of Medicine at University of Miami); Co-Author: David Rosow, MD  (Department of Otolaryngology at University of Miami Hospital); Co-Author: Leonardo Torres, MD  (Department of Otolaryngology at University of Miami Hospital); Co-Author: Christine D’Aguillo, MD  (Department of Otolaryngology at University of Miami Hospital)

Comparison of Aerosol Box and Draping for Microlaryngoscopy in COVID-19 Simulations

Julian Martinez, MD

Cricothyroid And False Tract Simulators Using Corrugated Dishwasher Hose

Chelsea Hamill, MD, University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve, Department of Otolaryngology; N. Scott Howard, MD, University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve, Department of Otolaryngology

Development and assessment of a low-cost model to simulate tracheal resection

Kyle C. Purrman, MD; Jay Hwang, BA; Catherine R. Beamish, BA; Clauden Louis, MD; Daniel Ziazadeh, MD, MSc; Carolyn Jones, MD, FACS, Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center

Development of a Hand-Stroke Detection Algorithm in Virtual Temporal Bone Simulated Surgery

Erika Lee, MD, Resident, Max Rady College of Medicine University of Manitoba; Mina Davari, MSc., Graduate Student; Max Rady, MD, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba; Justyn Pisa, AuD; Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba; Bert Unger, MD, PhD, Vice Director, Biomedical Engineering Program; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Jordan B. Hochman, MD, FRSCS, Neurotologic Surgery, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Dragon skin mold for simulating nerve blocks

Chelsea Hamill, MD, University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve, Department of Otolaryngology; N. Scott Howard, MD, University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve, Department of Otolaryngology

Epistaxis Management Training Utilizing a High-Fidelity Simulator

Scott E. Mann, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery; Farshad N. Chowdhury, MD, Resident, University of Colorado Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

From 3D Printing to Hot Glue: Modeling Nasal Endoscopy For Epistaxis

Chelsea S. Hamill, MD- University Hospitals/Case Western reserve, Department of Otolaryngology N. Scott Howard, MD- University Hospitals/Case Western reserve, Department of Otolaryngology

From Open Source to Crowdsourced: A Pilot Test for Mass Produced 3D-Printed Simulators

Michelle Higgins, PhD, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ; Brian Walker, MD, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ; David Barrs, MD, Professor Emeritus, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ; Peter Weisskopf, MD, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ

High-Fidelity, Low-Cost Simulator Curriculum for Basic Otolaryngology Skills in Low Resource Settings

Henya Sandhaus, MD

Incorporation of an Otolaryngology Curriculum into a Residency Prep Course for Fourth-Year Medical Students

Charles Keilin, MD; Janice L. Farlow, MD

Learning to Operate in a Mirror: 3-D Printed Adenoidectomy Task Trainer Using A Smartphone and a Suction Cautery “Stylus”

Vusala Synder, MD

Mastery Learning in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: A Modular, Medium-Fidelity Simulation Model For Acquiring The Fundamental Skills

Thomas Hudson, MD MASc (1) Amar Bhindi, MD (2) Marc Tewfik, MD MSc FRCSC (1) Lily Nguyen, MD MSc FRCSC (1) (1) Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, McGill University (2) Department of Medicine, McGill University

Modular Robotic Simulation Base for Oropharyngeal Procedures

Javier J. M. Howard, MD, MPH1 (presenter), Stella M. Yang,1 Tyler S. Okland, MD,1 Rustin G. Kashani,1 MD, Jose Francisco Arbouin Vargas,1 Jon-Paul Pepper, MD,2 Katherine R Kavanagh, MD,3,4 Tulio Valdez, MD, MSc1,5 1 Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA 2Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA 3Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford, CT, USA 4Connecticut Children’s Hospital, Hartford, CT, USA 5Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto, CA, USA

OtoVis – A Virtual Ear Simulator

Lead presenter: (1) Dongho Shin MD Corresponding author: (1,3) Justin T. Lui, MD, FRCSC  Co-authors: (2) Arthur V. Batista, MSc (2) Christopher Bell MD (2,3) Joseph C. Dort, Olson Research Initiative, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada (1) Joseph M. Chen, MD, FRCSC   (1) Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (2) Ohlson Research Initiative, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada (3) Division of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Rapid Implementation of COVID-19 Tracheostomy Simulation Training to Increase Surgeon Safety and Confidence

Phil Losavio, MD; and Inna Hussain, MD

SurgiVisLanguage in Simulation and Surgical Training during COVID Operative Environment

Srinivasa Rao-Merugumala, Shri Vishnavi Merugumala

Sustainability of an in situ Simulation-Based Pediatric Tracheostomy Care Quality Improvement Program

Sadia T. Ahmed, MD, Northwell LIJ Medical Center

The Virtual Coach: A Mixed-Reality Simulator Designed for the Deliberate Practice of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Eugene Chang, MD

USB Digital Microscope for Temporal Bone Dissection: A Convenient Alternative

Jennilyn C. Bancifra, MD, DPB-OHNS; Natividad Almazan; Melanie Grace Cruz

Use of a 3D Printed Simulator to Replicate Free Flap Osteotomies During Mandibular Reconstruction

Allen L. Feng, MD* (presenter) Hassan B. Nasser, MD* Kelly M. Malloy, MD* David A. Zopf, MD MA* Matthew E. Spector, MD* *Department of Otolaryngology, University of Michigan

Using Real-Time Dual Video Conferencing for Suturing Skills Assessment for Otolaryngology Residency Candidate Interviews with a Novel Simulation of Tracheostoma Maturation

Andrew J. Goates, MD; Robert J. Macielak, MD; Ryan A. McMillan, MD; Semirra L. Bayan, MD; Janalee K. Stokken, MD; at Mayo Clinic Department of Otolaryngology

Validation of a Novel Surgical Simulator for Thyroidectomy

Bharat Yarlagada, MD, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center; Alexis Graham-Stephenson, MD, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center; and Fanny Gabrysz-Forget, MD, University of Montreal

 

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