Conferences

Head and Neck Surgical Grand Rounds

This important clinical conference occurs each month; residents are asked to present a topic for discussion, usually based on a recent clinical experience with an interesting or unusual case. The resident thoroughly researches the topic, organizes a lecture using slides, videos and/or x-rays, and then makes a presentation for the divisional faculty and otolaryngologists in the community. This conference is an excellent educational experience and gives residents an opportunity to master the skills of making public presentations. 

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

On the fourth Friday of each month, the division systematically reviews each clinical case from UCSD or VA in which a morbidity or mortality occurred. Typically presented by the case’s resident surgeon, these discussions include a synopsis of clinical information, critical analysis of events, review of relevant literature as appropriate, and opportunities for improvement in the future.

Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Conference 

Held on Tuesday for the residents who are rotating at the VA Hospital.  Led by Dr. Watson to prepare residents for surgical cases the next day.  Case presentations are common, in addition to a variety of facial plastic surgery topics.  A mock oral exam format is used, and active learning model is applied during these sessions.  

Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Conference 

Multidisciplinary meeting every Wednesday morning including Path, Rad, Oto-HNS, Rad Onc, Med Onc, and Dental Med to discuss a case and reach consensus of appropriate management plan.  You may be asked to collect relevant material of the case (path slides, radiographs, etc) and present it to the Board.

Faculty Subspecialty Lecture Series

These weekly didactic lectures are held on a variety of basic science topics, as well as clinical topics of interest to head and neck surgeons. 

Head and Neck Tumor Board Meeting

Head and Neck Tumor Board is held in a simulcast between UC San Diego Medical Center, Jacobs Medical Center and Moores Cancer Center every Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Otterson Board Room at Moores Cancer Center. The discussion is based on cases submitted the prior week and is held in partnership with the pathology, radiology, oncology and radiation oncology departments.

Chairman’s Conference

Once a month, residents present the history and current status of patients with interesting cases from the otolaryngology inpatient service or the clinic to Dr. Harris for discussion.

Professor's Conference

This is led by one of our core faculty.  Case presentations, work-up and management of challenging HNS cases are included during this conference.

Resident Core Curriculum Lecture series

There are a variety of topics that are covered within the field of Otolaryngology that span a two-year cycle, in order to allow repetition of a topic.  The speakers utilize an Active Learning model throughout the lectures that might include, but are not limited to quizzing, mock oral exam format, etc.  The coverage of the topics permit structured education in basic science, anatomy, otology, oncology, radiology, pathology, facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, general otolaryngology, rhinology, allergy, laryngology, communication sciences, pediatrics, etc.  

Neurotology Conference

Patients with complicated or unusual neurotologic disorders are presented by the fellows for discussion by a multidisciplinary faculty consisting of otologists, neurologists and vestibular physiologists.

Pediatric Neurotology Conference

Attended by UCSD Otologists as well as faculty from otolaryngology at Rady Children's Hospital.  Case presentations are made and active discussion is expected among the faculty and residents.

Head & Neck Cancer Journal Meeting

On Monday morning, the UCSD La Jolla resident team will critically review and discuss important literature with Dr. Califano regarding the diagnosis and management of patients with head and neck cancer prior to OR cases.

Resident Study Session

They are led by the chief residents and research residents and organization of topics is geared towards preparation for the annual in-service exam and for dissemination of case-related teaching points over the past week.

Monthly Journal Club meeting

UCSD residents pick a topic and related papers (usually from Laryngoscope or Archives of Otolaryngology) for residents and faculty to read and discuss. These events are organized by the research residents to help maximize staff and resident availability.

Home Study Course

The Home Study Course, offered by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, provides a focused, organized curriculum and each resident is required to participate in this course.


Disclosures: ENT Nights Disclosure Form.docxGrand Rounds Disclosure Form.docx