Continuing Medical Education (CME)


Advanced Practice Provider Continuing Education Course: Otolaryngology: October 1, 2022

Fall Cochlear Implant Meeting: November 7-9, 2022

Cleft and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Interactive Conference: November 18-20, 2022


Otolaryngology CME Courses at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Throughout the year, Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery hosts multiple, high quality CME courses. All courses are taught by expert otolaryngologists and provide in-depth surgical training, comprehensive pathology and disease management exploration.


Vanderbilt Otolaryngology (Sisson-Ossoff) SymposiumAn interactive, panel-based program featuring otology, laryngology, sinus, facial plastics, and head and neck surgery. This symposium is annually held in February at Vail, Colorado.


Endoscopic Ear Dissection Course: An annual course that offers hands-on experience and state-of-the-art endoscopic otologic evaluation, diagnosis, and surgical management of middle ear pathology.


Temporal Bone Course: An annual course for otolaryngologists and residents/fellows providing training in temporal bone anatomy, as well as applied surgical techniques and disease management of the ear.

Advanced Practice Provider Continuing Education Course in Otolaryngology


Fall Cochlear Implant Meeting: An annual course comprised of panels and lectures to foster clinically-focused peer-to-peer discussion about cochlear implants. 

Cleft and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Interactive Conference: (2022) This course focuses on the needs of physician learners, and is designed to be inclusive of the entire multidisciplinary team that participates in the care of children with cleft lip and palate, as well as other craniofacial disorders.

Contemporary Management of Aerodigestive Disease in Children: Bi-annual meeting of  SENTAC (Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children) and Aerodigestive Society.

Endowed and Annual Lectureships

The Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery department is honored to host multiple endowed lectureships on our campus, including:

  • John Q. Adams Lectureship: Held annually in June as part of the Academic and Research Symposium/Commencement Weekend.
  • Jesse Clyde Alley Lectureship: Held annually during Grand Rounds, typically in mid-December.
  • Unit S Lectureship: An annual lectureship held during Grand Rounds; date varies.
  • Michael E. Glasscock, III, MD Lectureship: Held annually during Grand Rounds as part of the Temporal Bone Course.
  • Biannual Odess Lectureship for Plastic Surgery: Held in both late fall and early spring during Grand Rounds.
  • Duncavage Annual Lectureship for Rhinology & Resident Dissection Course
  • Ossoff Annual Lectureship for Laryngology and the Professional Voice

Conferences, Lectures and Training Modules

Many residents, faculty, and physicians in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery attend one or more of the following departmental conferences, lectures and training modules:

  • Aerodigestive Airway & Swallowing Management (bi-monthly)
  • Brain Tumor Board (weekly)
  • Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment CELA (simulation) Lab (annually)
  • Head and Neck Tumor Board (weekly)
  • Head and Neck Dissection (biennially)
  • MM&I/Children's Hospital (quarterly)
  • Neurosurgery Case Conference (monthly)
  • Neurotology Fellowship Lectures (weekly)
  • Neurotology Journal Club/Division Meeting (monthly)
  • Otolaryngology Resident Journal Club (monthly)
  • Otology Group Division Meeting (monthly)
  • Plating Workshop (annually)
  • Resident Research Competition (annually)
  • Sinus Dissection (annually)
  • Temporal Bone Course for Residents (annually)
  • Vascular Malformation Conference (monthly)
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI) Conference (monthly)

Additionally, the Otolaryngology Morbidity, Mortality, and Improvement (MM&I) Conference is held quarterly. Combined adult MM&I Conference is held once per quarter for residents and surgical specialty faculty.

Grand Rounds

Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Grand Rounds occur every Friday during the academic year; typically from mid-September to mid-June. Visiting professors often attend Grand Rounds and participate in a lectureship for CME credit.

A few of our more recent Virtual Grand Rounds available online:

Check our YouTube channel for our newest Grand Rounds! We are continually adding more.

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At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, we are physicians, teachers, and leaders in the field of otolaryngology. Our team offers high quality CME courses and multiple endowed lectureships each year to academic and community physicians.

These courses and lectureships provide opportunities for otolaryngologists to learn the latest in cutting-edge diagnosis and treatment options, as well as receive hands-on training to take back to their daily medical practice.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Physicians and faculty are required to stay up-to-date on their CME requirements. Residents who are board-certified are welcome to participate in the CME courses as well.