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 September 26, 2018

Dr. Jenna Rebelo

Dr. Tobial McHugh

Dr. Gordon Hua


1.     Office-Based Rhinologic Surgery

2.   Analysis on Patients at High-Risk OSA


3.     Posterior Nasal Packing

May 30, 2018

Dr. Jenna Rebelo

Dr. Babak Karamy

Dr. Chandni Jain

Facial Plastic Reconstruction

1. Risk Factors for Thirty-Day Readmission Following Flap Reconstruction of Oncologic Defects of the Head and Neck

2. Masseteric Nerve Transfer for Facial Nerve Paralysis - A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

3. Reliability and Construct Validity of the Ottawa Valve Collapse Scale When Assessing External Nasal Valve Collapse

April 17, 2018  

Dr. Trevor Lewis

Dr. Gordon Hua 

Dr. Jeehyun (Joanne) Kim


1. Multicenter Clinical Trial of the Nucleus Hybrid S8 Cochlear Implant: Final Outcomes

2. Propranolol and Venlafaxine for Vestibular Migraine Prophylaxis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

3. Mental practice in postgraduate training: a randomized controlled trial in mastoidectomy skills

February 7, 2018

Dr. Jeffery Wells

Dr. Chandhi Jain

Dr. Jeehyun (Joanne) Kim


1. External Laryngotracheal Trauma Incidence Airway Control and Outcomes in Large Canadian Centre

2. Incidence of Underlying Laryngeal Pathology in Patients Initially Diagnosed with Larynopharyngeal Reflux

3. Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP) Time for a Reckoning






December 13

Dr. David Choi

Dr. Babak Karamy

Dr. Gordon Hua​​

General Otolaryngology


1. Endoscopic Management of Paranasal Sinus Mucoceles

2. Management of Large-Volume Subperiosteal Abscesses of the Orbit

3. Adult Acute Supraglottitis

September 27

Misha Moitri

Tobial McHugh

Jeffery Wells​​

Quality Assessment


1. Consulting Dr. Google

2. Simulation-Based Ethical–Legal Curriculum

3. Resident Involvement in Outpatient Otolaryngology Procedures​


May 31

Jay Wong

Chandni Jain 

Babak Karamy


1. Overview of 100 Patients with Voice Prosthesis

2. Evaluation of Voice Prosthesis Placement

3. Randomized Controlled Trial on Postoperative Pulmonary Humidification

March 1

Trevor Lewis 

Pavlo Isak

Jeffery Wells

Facial Plastics

1. Facial Fat Pads Anatomy

2. Quantitative Approach to Ideal Female Lip Aesthetics Attractiveness

3. Revision Rates and Risk Factors of 175 842 Patients Undergoing Septorhinoplasty

January 18

Misha Moitri

Tobial McHugh

Babak Karamy

Pediatric Otolaryngology

1. Effect of adenotonsillectomy on attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder in children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy: A prospective cohort study

2. Comparison of treatment outcomes between intracapsular and total tonsillectomy for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea

3. Cost-effectiveness of Universal and Targeted Newborn Screening for Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection







November 9

David Choi

Pavlo Isak

Chandni Jain



1. Pediatric Tympanostomy Tube Removal

2. The Laryngoscope

3. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Meniett Therapy for Menieres Disease

4. Type 1 Tympanoplasty Meta-Analysis: A Single Variable Analysis

September 14

Natasha Cohen

Jenna Rebelo

Jeffery Wells


1. Efficacy and Safety of Thalidomide

2. Safety of Sublingual Immunotherapy Timothy Grass Tablet

3. Successful Repair of Intraoperative Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks

June 1

Jay Ramakrishna

Jenna Rebelo

Tobial McHugh

Jeffery Wells


1. Percutaneous Steroid Injection

2. Singing Voice Handicap

3. Thyroidectomy in Professional Singer

4. Dysphonia in Performers

March 2

D. D. Choi

Dr. T. Lewis

Dr. P. Isak

Global Health

1. Operation Airway: The First Sustainable, Multidisciplinary, Pediatric Airway Surgical Mission

2. The Value of a Collaborative Course for Advanced Head and Neck Surgery in East Africa

3. Need for an Individualized and Aggressive Management of Multinodular Goiters

January 27

Dr. J. Wong

Dr. J. Rebelo

Dr. J. Wells

Head & Neck

1. ATA 2015 Thyroid Guidelines

2. Elective vs. Therapeutic ND 2015





Presenter Topic Article
December 16

Dr. D. Choi

Dr. T. Lewis

Dr. P. Isak


 1.Intranasal Corticosteroids Do Not Affect Intraocular Pressure or Lens Opacity

2.The Predictive Value of the Preoperative Sinonasal Outcome

3.Product Comparison Model in Otolaryngology Equivalency Analysis


September 30

Dr. M. Gill

Dr. N. Cohen

Dr. T. McHugh


1.Prognostic factors of sudden drops in hearing level after minor head truama in pts with evas meta anaylsis

2.Recovery of hearing in Menires using anti viral treatment

3.Treatment of patulous ET with soft tissue bulking agents


June 25

Dr. M. Moitri

Dr. J. Rebelo

Dr. T. McHugh

Pediatric Otolaryngology

1. A meta-analysis of the long-term hearing outcomes and complications associated with atresiaplasty

2. The management of non-tuberculous cervicofacial lymphadenitis in children

3. Hybrid LTR vs. Single- or Double-Stage Repair





Presenter Topic Article
December 3

Sponsored by: Merk/Schering, Denise Marie Birks

Presenters: Drs. J. Wong, J. Rebello, T. Lewis


1.Hong 2013 - RLN Repair

2.Farwell 2013 - Laryngeal Transplant

3.Ching 2014 - SGS LTP vs CTR


April 23

Sponsored by: Brent Haugen, Stryker Canada


Presenters: Drs. D. Choi, N. Cohen, J. Wong

Thyroid/ Head and Neck

  1. The Canadian Pediatric Thyroid Nodule Study: An Evaluation of Current Management Practices
  2. Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Robotic vs. Conventional Thyroidectomy Approaches for Thyroid Disease
  3. BRAF Mutation in Papillary Thyroid Cancer and its Value in Tailoring Initial Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
February 26

Sponsored by:

Cook Medical

  1. Adenoidectomy as an Adjuvant to Primary Tympanostomy Tube Placement: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
  2. Is Cartilage Tympanoplasty More Effective Than
    Fascia Tympanoplasty?
    A Systematic Review
  3. Spoken Language Development in Children Following Cochlear Implantation
January 23 Sponsored by: Merck/Hydrasense
  1. Risk Factors for Desaturation After Tonsillectomy: Analysis of 4092 Consecutive Pediatric Cases.
  2. Double-blind placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial on the efficacy of Aerosal1 in the treatment of sub-obstructive adenotonsillar hypertrophy and related diseases.
  3. A prospective Study of 113 Deep Neck Infections Managed Using a Clinical Practice Guideline.




Presenter Topic Article
January 23 Drs. S. Nayan, M. Moitri, N. Cohen Laryngology
  1. Microdebriders vs. CO2 for RRP
  2. Adjuvant Antiviral Therapy for RRP
  3. Outcomes Following Repeated Surgical Resection
February 27 Drs. M. Moitri, M. Gill, N. Cohen Head and Neck
  1. Preoperative Diagnosis of Benign Thyroid Nodules with Indeterminate Cytology
  2. Vandetanib in Patients with Locally Advanced or Metastiatic Medullary Thyroid Cancer: A Randomized, Double-blind Phase III trial
  3. Improved Survival with Vemurafenib in Melanoma with BRAF V600E Mutation
May 8 Facial Plastics
  1. Complications Associated with Alloplastic Implants in Rhinoplasty
  2. Versatile Applications of the Polydioxanone Plate in Rhinoplasty and Septal Surgery
  3. The Usefulness of Nasal Packing with Vasaline Gauze and Airway Silicone Splint after Closing Reduction of Nasal Bone Fracture
October 9 Drs. Julie Strychowsky, Jay Ramakrishna, Jenna Rebelo General Otolaryngology
  1. Increased frequency of visits improves the efficiency of surgical global health initiatives
  2. Establishing a head and neck unit in a developing country
  3. Global health initiatives and electives: a survey of interest among Canadian otolaryngology residents
November 20 Drs. Nayan, Gill, Moitri, Rebelo Rhinology
  1. Image-Guided Surgery Influences Perioperative Morbidity from Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
  2. Medical therapy vs surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis: a prospective, multi-institutional study with 1-year follow-up
  3. In-Office Stand Alone Balloon Dilation of Maxillary Sinus Ostia and Ethmoid Infundibula in Adults with Chronic or Recurrent Acute Rhinosinusitis: A Prospective Multi-institutional Study with 1-Year Follow up.
  4. Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: A Systematic Review and Comparison of Endoscopic, Endoscopic-Assisted, and Open Resection in 1047 Cases



Presenter Topic Article
January 25

Drs. M. Gill, S Banglawala

Allergy combined
  1. Nasal Inflamm Mediators
  2. Oxymetazoline adds to effectiveness of fluticasone furoate in the text of perennial
  3. Sustained efficacy of sublingual immunotherapy in rhinoconjuctivitis
February 29

Drs. J Ramakrishna, S.Nayan, A. Marchie

General Otolaryngology
  1. LMA or ETT for Perc Trach
  2. Perc vs Surg trach
  3. Timing of Trach in Critically Ill Systematic Review
April 25

Drs. J. Strychowsky, N.Cohen, M. Gill

  1. Prediction of nonrecovery in Bell's palsy
  2. Management of Bell's palsy
  3. Treatment of Bell's Palsy current attitude
September 19

Drs. J Ramakrishna, J Wong, S Banglawala

Pediatric Infectious Disease
  1. Abx Therapy Atypical Mycobacteria
  2. Sx vs. Med txt Atypical Mycobacteria
  3. Lemierre Systematic Review
November 28 Drs. J. Ramakrishna, G. Rukholm, J. Strychowsky Otology/ Neurotology
  1. Otospongiosis and sodium fluoride
  2. Etidronate for the neurotologic symptoms of otosclerosis
  3. Corticosteroids in the treatment of vestibular neuritis



Presenter Topic Article
January 12 Drs. Cohen, Marchie, Khetani Laryngology
  1. Systematic Review
  2. Utility of Voice Therapy
  3. Vocal Process Granuloma
February 9 Drs. Nayan, Cohen, Banglawala Head & Neck Oncology  
April 20 Drs. Strychowsky, Nayan Allergy/Immunology
  1. Eos and nasal polyps
  2. Nasal Eos & asthma
September 16

Drs. Khetani, Rukholm,


  1. Orbital and preorbital
  2. Propranolol
  3. Vestibular Testing
November 2

Drs. Cohen, Ramakrishna,


Head & Neck
  1. Thyroid
  2. Thyroid Lobectomy
  3. Robotic Thyroidectomy


Date Presenter Topic Article
January 20 Drs. Banglawala,Lee Basic Science Research INS
February 8 Drs. Lee, Lui
  1. Epidemiology of ANCA
  2. Minor Salivary gland
  3. WG endoscopic Surgery
March 24 Drs. Khetani, Nyan Fanous Rhinology
  1. Fess&Asthma
  2. Hemostatic
  3. Topical Abx
May 19

Drs. Rukholm, Strychowsky,


  1. Park et. al.
  2. Acevedo et. al.
  3. Giannoni et. al.
  4. Zimmermann et. al.
September 15 Drs. Lee, Fanous, Rukholm Otology/neurotology
  1. Canalith Repositioning
  2. CSF Otorrhea
  3. Meta-analysis
November 24 Drs. Strychowsky, Rukholm General Otolaryngology
  1. Cystic disease
  2. Submandibular Stones


Date Presenter Topic Article
March 26 Drs. Banglawala, Rukholm, Lui   Radiology  
April 29 Neurotology :Tinnitus
September 16th Drs. Nayan, Lui, Fanous Head and Neck Oncology
  1. Hirsch et. al.
  2. Meyer et. al.
  3. Mendenhall et. al.
November 18th

Drs. Rukholm, Strychowsky,


Facial Plastics
  1. Ondik et. al.
  2. Burchard et. al.
  3. Mosterd et. al.

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