Pediatric Endoscopic & Open Airway Surgical Course
$250 – $650
Pediatric Endoscopic & Open Airway Surgical Course

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Children's National Health System

111 Michigan Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20010

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The Children’s National Pediatric Endoscopic & Open Airway Surgical Course is intended for specialists in the field of Pediatric Otolaryngology and Pediatric Surgery who commonly treat simple and complex airway disorders. The course is also ideal for Otolaryngologists who may not treat complex airway cases on a daily basis, but who continue to see pediatric patients with airway problems in their clinic or emergency room setting.

This course combines morning didactic sessions and interactive panel discussions with case presentations to illustrate diagnosis and management of pediatric airway disorders. A practical review of endoscopy equipment and tools is also included to familiarize the attendee with surgical instrumentation. The afternoon is dedicated to hands on laboratory sessions providing practical useful information for endoscopy (Lab Option 1) or endoscopy and open airway reconstruction in a live animal surgical suite (Lab option 2).

Course Objectives

To recognize the presenting features and clinical characteristics of congenital and acquired airway anomalies in pediatric patients.

To understand the ideal approach to the diagnosis and management of airway disorders in pediatric patients.

To familiarize the learner with basic and essential endoscopy equipment for pediatric airway interventions.

To improve surgical and endoscopic skills used in the treatment of pediatric airway disorders using didactic sessions, simulation, and live animals.

To understand, learn, and practice basic and advanced open airway reconstructive procedures including laryngotracheoplasty, cricotracheal resection, and slide tracheoplasty techniques in a live animal lab.

Course Faculty

Guest Faculty
Richard J. H. Smith, MD
Vice Chairman - Department of Otolaryngology
Professor of Otolaryngology, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Pediatrics & Internal Medicine
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Course Directors
Diego Preciado, MD, PhD, FAAP
Nancy Bauman, MD, FACS, FAAP

Children’s National Faculty
George Zalzal, MD, FACS, FAAP
Brian Reilly, MD, FAAP, FACS
Maria Pena, MD, FACS, FAAP
Pamela Mudd, MD, MBA
Alexandra Espinel, MD


Morning Didactic Session

7:30 Continental Breakfast

8:00 Welcome & Introduction

8:10 Congenital Stridor: George Zalzal MD

8:35 Diagnosing and Managing the Child

with Hoarseness: Pamela Mudd MD

8:55 Intubation trauma: Nancy Bauman MD

9:15 Endoscopic Management of Airway Problems in

Infants & Children: Richard J. H. Smith MD

9:45 Management of Airway Foreign Bodies: Diego Preciado MD


Alexandra Espinel, MD

10:35 Coffee Break

11:00 Open repair of laryngeal and tracheal anomalies:

Richard J. H. Smith MD

11:35 Use of Airway Stents and Balloon Dilation:

Diego Preciado, MD


12:15 Congenital Airway Vascular Anomalies: Nancy Bauman MD


Airway Cases: Brian Reilly MD

1:10 Storz Equipment Demonstration: Laryngoscopes and

Bronchoscopes: A tool for every job: Nancy Bauman MD

1:30 Change into scrubs and travel to simulation lab or

surgical lab

Afternoon Laboratory Options {Choose one}

Option 1: Simulation Lab 1:30-3:00

1. Endoscopy:

Review of equipment and technique

2. Foreign body removal

Review of equipment and technique

3. Intubation of the difficult airway

Use of the CMAC

Option 2: Advanced Endoscopic and Open Animal Lab 1:45-5:00

1. Supraglottoplasty:

Sharp and microdebrider techniques

2. Treatment of subglottic stenosis:

Balloon dilation, radial incisions, and steroid injections

3. Laryngeal cleft repair:

Injection and suture repair

4. Open airway reconstruction:

Anterior costal cartilage graft, cricotracheal resection and slide tracheoplasty

The Cambria Hotels & Suites

899 O Street NW

Washington, DC 20001

Phone: 202.308.0391 (Mention “airway course”)


Group Rate: $149 night (Plus applicable tax)

Discounted rate valid until January 13, 2017.

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