The Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Mass. Eye and Ear offers an array of courses, conferences, workshops, and seminars. Whether you are a trainee, physician, researcher, or friend of our community, our courses and events are designed to encourage education and collaboration within the medical community.
Important Update: As part of our on-going efforts to protect the health and safety of our community, some meetings and events have been postponed indefinitely. Please check the HMS Otolaryngology event calendar carefully or contact the event coordinator for more information.
Thursday Mornings, 7:00–9:00 am
Supplementary to the hands-on training that is cultivated in the operating room, in outpatient clinics and in our laboratories, teaching conferences are an essential part of the otolaryngology resident and fellow curriculum. From case reviews to didactic sessions, a variety of topics are covered during our Education Lecture Series, a dedicated 2-hour block on Thursday mornings that includes Grand Rounds, study sessions, and other presentations as part of the rotating curriculum.
Our program is structured so that each subspecialty is represented over the course of the year. These subspecialties (head and neck surgical oncology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, otology and neurotology, pediatric otolaryngology, general otolaryngology, rhinology, and laryngology) provide formal teaching conferences within designated subspecialty blocks.
The lecture series consists of Grand Rounds from 7:00–8:00 am in the Meltzer Auditorium at the Mass. Eye and Ear main campus. Grand Rounds lectures are open to all of our residents, fellows, and staff, as well as other otolaryngologists in the community. Speakers are drawn from otolaryngology and related specialties, often from within the Harvard Medical School community, but also from other local medical institutions. The primary goal of Grand Rounds is to bring the larger community together with a speaker or panel discussion that relates to the current subspecialty block. Category 1 CME credit is available for these 7:00 am conferences.
Resident Study Sessions
The second hour of the Education Lecture Series, from 8:00–9:00 am, is designed as a resident study session. During the study session, residents lead a didactic session that reflects or responds to the Grand Rounds lecture of the previous hour.
On the fourth Thursday of every month, the Lecture Series includes an M&M Conference and a FOCUS research presentation, research project updates given by residents and fellows.
The M&M Conference is a national initiative mandated by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The conference is an opportunity to review cases and foster high-quality discussions. It is also a valuable tool that encourages problem-based learning and improvement, as the residents review the related literature and engage in thoughtful discussions on how to minimize risk and promote patient safety.
The Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery offers Visiting Professor lectures throughout the year. For this series, the program selects prominent otolaryngologists from other institutions to provide lectures that represent particular areas of expertise.
Eaton-Peabody Laboratories SAP Seminars
Select Tuesdays, 12:00–1:00 pm
This seminar series allows faculty and invited speakers to share their latest research advancements on a variety of topics.
Select Wednesdays,12:00–1:00 pm
This monthly seminar series allows faculty to share their latest research advancements in vestibular and balance disorders.
Dates determined on an ongoing basis
The Surgical Photonics and Engineering Laboratory at Mass. Eye and Ear hosts occasional talks on a variety of topics.
Voice and Speech Lecture Series
Dates determined on an ongoing basis
This series brings in experts in laryngology and voice and speech to discuss the latest research advancements in these areas.