Please complete your CME evaluation for a record of attendance
no later than Friday, October 2, 2020. 

The CME evaluation link is only available to registered attendees.
It's not posted on the website. 
You will receive EMAIL reminders thru Sept 29 until an evaluation form is completed.

Only registered attendees are eligible for CME credits/MOC Points.

CLICK HERE to see the Final Program for this EPIC event!

*All attendees must register even if there is no fee for your registration category. CME CREDIT is awarded to those with a PAID/COMPLIMENTARY registration.  


Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Surgeons and the American Neurotology Society. The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 10.5 MOC Points. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to meet the expectations of the American Board of Otolaryngology’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the American College of Surgeon’s (the CME provider) responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of recognizing participation.

PARTICIPANT DATA PRIVACY INFORMATION If you are a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) and would like to claim CME for MOC points for this educational activity (optional), you will be asked to provide personal information (Diplomate ID, first and last name, and month and day of birth) as part of the online CME evaluation process. The American College of Surgeons as our accredited provider, will only use this information to transmit your CME for MOC points to ACCME for the purpose of recognizing your participation upon successful completion of the activity.


What are the practice or patient care problems being addressed by this activity? 

  • Single sided deafness and appropriate implementation of cochlear implant technology
  • Understanding the neuroscience of hearing transduction
  • Management of complicated and challenging neurotology surgical and ethical cases
  • The principles and practice of physician  wellness
  • Disease mechanisms, diagnosis and management options of 3rd window syndromes
  • Disease mechanisms, diagnosis and management options of facial nerve disorders
  • Management of functionally and anatomically complex CI cases
  • Applications of stereotactic radiation in the management of skull base tumors 

Why do these issues exist? Is there a deficit in providers’ knowledge or skill? Is there a deficit in healthcare system process or outcomes? Your response may include more than one or a combination of all.

These issues exist because of on-going progress – both in clinical and basic science research - in multiple fields and changing criteria for intervention, all of which requires intermittent update of providers’ knowledge and skill. The infrequent exposure to some of these issues requires a comprehensive review of these topics and demonstration of how principles are applied in case examples. Best practices in the above practice gaps will be discussed, and an audience survey system will be able to query the learners to gain treatment perspectives.  Great attention to physician wellness is required to maintain a healthy and high-functioning workforce.

At the end of this educational activity, participants will be able to…

  • Understand the indications, nuances, and cost/benefit ratio of cochlear implantation for single sided deafness
  • Possess state of the art knowledge of hearing transduction and promising basic science research in gene editing with the hope of restoring sensorineural hearing loss.
  • Gain skills to manage challenging or difficult surgical or ethical cases, including complications, in Neurotology
  • Engage in best practices for sustained physician wellness and recognize when a physician, including ourselves, is not well (burnout).
  • Diagnose and manage unusual facial nerve disorders
  • Learn the state of the art in new technology in cochlear implantation and the expanding indications for cochlear implantation
  •  Recognize, diagnose, and manage third window disorders of the inner ear


In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website (see below for definitions).

Commercial Interest:  The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships: Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.  Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.  ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest: Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.


 The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.