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About FCOM 2019

Target Audience

All interested healthcare professionals involved in ENT including but not limited to physicians, advanced practice providers, audiologists, SLPs, administrators, as well as residents, fellows, med students, and other healthcare related students.

Educational Objectives

By the end of the presentations, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the ENT and facial plastic surgery updates on new techniques, concepts and procedures.
  2. Describe newer surgical indications and techniques.
  3. Identify best practices and outcomes.
  4. Discuss improvement in patient experiences.
  5. Interpret ideas to improve management of the ENT and facial plastic surgical office.
  6. Discuss current regulations and mandates affecting patient practice.
  7. Understand a variety of practice management issues and quality.

This Year

The Florida Combined Otolaryngology Meeting continues to grow and progress every year.
This year’s meeting will feature:

  • Keynote presentations by Ira Papel, MD, FACS, Robert Sataloff, MD, FACS, and David Kennedy, MD, FACS
  • Office based surgery workshop, technology workshop and allergy workshop – Friday
  • Endoscopic workshop for APPs – Friday
  • Lunch and Learn on Allergy – Friday
  • Lunch and Learn on Audiology – Saturday
  • Physician track – Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Microscopy workshop – Friday
  • APP track – Friday
  • Administrator track – Friday
  • Resident Cocktail Hour – Friday
  • Audiology track and Posters – Saturday
  • Resident poster competition and top three will present on Sunday morning
  • Saturday afternoon picnic and volleyball

Conference Speakers

Keynote Speaker – FSFPRS

Ira Papel, MD, FACS

Dr. Papel is a facial plastic surgeon in private practice and a Professor at the Johns Hopkins University. He is actively involved in surgical training of medical students, residents, and fellows. He serves as co-director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Papel has been invited to serve as a Visiting Professor at more than 40 universities in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Mexico and South America. His textbook, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, now in its 4th edition, has become a standard text for surgeons throughout the world.

Dr. Papel is a Past President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and past President of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is currently a Director of the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Papel has been recognized as a “Top Doctor” locally by Baltimore Magazine, and nationally be U.S. News and World Report.

Keynote Speaker – FSO-HNS

Robert Sataloff, MD, FACS

Dr. Sataloff is Professor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Academic Specialties, Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also Adjunct Professor in the department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, as well as Adjunct Clinical Professor at Temple University and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; and he is on the faculty of the Academy of Vocal Arts. He serves as Conductor of the Thomas Jefferson University Choir.

Dr. Sataloff is also a professional singer and singing teacher. He holds an undergraduate degree from Haverford College in Music Theory and Composition; graduated from Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University; received a Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice Performance from Combs College of Music; and he completed Residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellowship in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Sataloff is Chairman of the Boards of Directors of the Voice Foundation and of the American Institute for Voice and Ear Research. He also has served in numerous other leadership positions.

Dr. Sataloff is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Voice and Editor-in-Chief of Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, and on the editorial boards of numerous otolaryngology journals. He has written over 1,000 publications, including 62 books, and he has been awarded more than $5 million in research funding.

Keynote Speaker

David Kennedy, MD, FACS

Dr. Kennedy is one of the premier rhinologists in the world. He is known throughout the specialty as the driving force behind the introduction of minimally invasive sinus surgical techniques in the United States.

Dr. Kennedy received his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons and completed his residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He introduced minimally invasive sinus techniques at Johns Hopkins in 1984 and has been the pioneer in the evolution of these techniques ever since.

Dr. Kennedy has been the Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and continues to serve as a Professor in Rhinology at that institution. We are honored to have him as a Keynote speaker at this year’s FCOM meeting.

Invited Speakers

  • Gregory Bensch, MD
  • James Denneny, III, MD
  • James Dever, PhD
  • Robert Drozd, MD
  • Brenda R. Edwards
  • Susan Good, AuD
  • Stacey Long
  • Pam Lowry, RN
  • William Reischaer, MD
  • Sheree Saroff, RN
  • Elina Toskala, MD
  • Jeremy Weaver
  • Cheryl White, MSHL

Registration Information

Registration Rates

Registration Type Fee
Physician Member FREE if member of FSO-HNS/FRSPRS
Physician Non-Member $400
Physician Friday AM Workshops FREE if member of FSO-HNS/FRSPRS but must pre-register
Advanced Practice Provider Workshops Basic Scopes or Advanced Scopes FREE (space limited)
Resident, Fellow or Student FREE
NP or PA Student FREE
Practice Staff (APPs, Audiologists, Administrators) – FREE if physician is attending
– $50 if physician is NOT attending meeting
Saturday Picnic Luncheon – Adult Guest
(age 13 and up)
Saturday Picnic Luncheon – Child Guest
(age 12 and under)

Lunch is included for all physician, resident, fellow, student, and practice staff registration types. You MUST indicate on the online registration which events you will attend. All guests must be paid for, and all attendees will need a ticket for the Saturday picnic lunch OR the Saturday Lunch and Learn. The Friday lunch is for meeting attendees ONLY. All lunches will be ticketed, and all meeting attendees MUST indicate which meals they will attend. Anyone who does NOT indicate that they will attend a lunch will not receive a ticket in their registration packet.

Register Today

Register now on the FSO-HNS and FSFPRS website (

Remember, to register with MEMBER PRICING, you must first SIGN IN to the FSO-HNS & FSFPRS system as an active member. 

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Book Your Hotel: The Breakers

1 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480

This year’s Annual Fall Meeting will be held at The Breakers Palm Beach. A block of rooms has been reserved at The Breakers Palm Beach starting at $349 per night.

The room block is reserved until Oct. 6, 2019. Rooms are not guaranteed at the discounted rate after Oct. 6. To make your reservations, visit to receive the group rate. All reservations will require a one-night deposit at the time of booking and will have a three-day cancellation policy (must cancel at least three days prior to date of arrival). If a reservation is reduced in length of the stay within the cancellation period, a penalty fee applies. All reservations require a valid credit card and picture identification at check in.

For additional hotel options, check our website:

Additional Housing: The Brazilian Court Hotel


301 Australian Ave | Palm Beach, FL 33480

Room rate: $349 per night

For booking, call 561-655-7740 and reference Florida Society of Otolaryngology

The Brazilian Court Hotel-A fully remodeled 1920’s and 30’s era historic boutique Hotel, The Brazilian Court is in the heart of the historic Island of Palm Beach tucked between multi-million dollar residences only two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean and short walk from Worth Avenue. With an exclusive set of on-property amenities, including culinary specialties of Chef Daniel Boulud’s Café Boulud and celebrity stylist Frederic Fekkai’s Palm Beach Salon, you have the setting for a very unique and memorable Palm Beach experience.

Housing Booking Alert

The Florida Combined Otolaryngology Meeting is NOT affiliated with a housing company. Please be careful if approached by any company or service claiming to be an official housing provider for FCOM 2019. FCOM offers the guaranteed lowest rate available. In the past, we have been made aware of travel companies that are entirely fraudulent, misleading exhibitors and attendees with false information. Please note that you can ONLY book a room in the FCOM 2019 block by using the booking information on this page or at If you are contacted by a housing company trying to sell hotel rooms for this meeting, please contact FCOM meeting management at 412-731-2289 x 104.

Conference Schedule

Friday, November 8

Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Registration: 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Physician Track Group A:

7:30 a.m. Office-Based Surgery Workshop

9:30 a.m. Technology Workshop

Moderator: Daniel Daube, MD

Time Description Presenter
7:30 a.m. – 7:40 a.m. Introduction & Welcome (Office Based Surgery Overview) Daniel Daube, MD
7:40 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Invited Speakers: State of Florida OPS Requirements and Differences Between Levels 1,2 & 3 Sheree Saroff, RN Cheryl White, BSN, MHSL
8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. The Nuts and Bolts of Building and Operating an Office Surgical Center Daniel Daube, MD
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Invited Speaker: Adding Level II and III Anesthesia to Your In-Office Surgical Suite Robert Drozd, MD
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Technology Workshop (Group A) Nathan E. Nachlas, MD (moderator)
Curtis Johnson, DO
Scott Powell, MD
David Kennedy, MD
Osarenoma Olomu, MD
Lee Mandel, MD

Physician Track Group B:

7:30 a.m. Technology Workshop

9:30 a.m. Allergy Workshop

Moderator: Camysha Wright, MD

Time Description Presenter
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Technology Workshop (Group B) Nathan E. Nachlas, MD (moderator)
Curtis Johnson, DO
Scott Powell, MD
David Kennedy, MD
Osarenoma Olomu, MD
Lee Mandel, MD
9:45 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Introduction and Welcome (Allergy Overview) Camysha Wright, MD
10:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Why All Sinus Patients Should be Evaluated for Environmental Allergies Lee Mandel, MD
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Invited Speaker: Quantitative Analysis of IGE Mediated Allergic Disease – SQT, MQT, et al – How and Why? Elina Toskala, MD
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Invited Speaker: The Nuts and Bolts of Running an Allergy Department Pam Lowry, RN
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Hands-On Allergy Workshop Linda Mendez, MA and Joselina Zeno, MA

Advanced Practice Provider Track: Endoscopic Workshop

Moderator: Jose Mercado, PA-C, MMS, DFAAPA

Time Description Presenter
7:00 a.m. – 7:20 a.m. Introduction to Workshops/Hands-On Simulation Jose Mercado, PA-C
7:20 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Advanced Scopes Workshop (for practicing APPs) Jose Mercado, PA-C, Martha Botero, PA-C
7:20 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Basic Scopes Workshop (Student APPs) Diana del Valle, MD
Ana Galvan, MMS, PA-C
B. Farida Hussain, PA-C
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Microscopy Workshop Diana del Valle, MD
Michael Seidman, MD
John Lanza, MD
Ana Galvan, PA-C
Martha Botero, PA-C
Jose Mercado, PA-C
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. FSO-HNS and FSFPRS Board of Directors Meeting
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Invited Speaker: Lunch and Learn – Update on Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for IgE Mediated Allergy Gregory Bensch, MD

Advanced Practice Provider Track

Moderator: Jose Mercado PA-C, MMS, DFAAPA

Time Description Presenter
1:00 p.m. – 1:05 p.m. Introduction & Welcome Nathan E. Nachlas, MD
1:05 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Top 10 Most Common Clinical Presentations to the APP in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery Jose Mercado, PA-C
1:20 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. My Approach to the Aging Face Robert Hillstrom, MD
1:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Evaluating Dysphagia and Swallowing Disorders Amy Rutt, DO
2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Evaluating the Patient with a Chronic Cough John Lanza, MD
2:20 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Break With Exhibitors
2:50 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Botox and Fillers Daniel Daube, MD
3:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Ordering and Evaluating Audio and Vestibular Testing in Patients with Otologic Complaint Patricia Ramos, AuD
3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Evaluation and Diagnosis of Sinonasal Complaints Martha Botero, PA-C
3:50 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. The Interaction of the PA Between the Allergy Patient and the Allergy Department Ana Galvan, MMS, PA-C
4:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Transition from APP Student to Provider B. Farida Hussain, PA-C, MMS
4:30 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Preparing for the PA Interview Jose Mercado, PA-C
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Speed Interview for APPs and APP Students with Physicians Dawn Villacci
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Physician Track

Moderator: Harry Wright, MD

Time Description Presenter
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Indications and Contra-indications of Autologous Rib Grafting in Rhinoplasty Melyssa Hancock, MD
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Nasal Valve Panel – Noninvasive, Minimally Invasive, and Reconstructive Options for Treatment of the Incompetent Nasal Valve Harry Wright (Moderator)
Ira Papel, MD//Lee Mandel, MD
Melyssa Hancock, MD
Nathan Nachlas, MD
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. FSFPRS Keynote Speaker: Rhinoplasty – Deconstruction vs. Reconstruction Ira Papel, MD
3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Break with Exhibitors
3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m From Biologics to Tablets, What’s New in Otolaryngic Allergy? Camysha Wright, MD (moderator)
Elina Toskala, MD
Pamela Baines, MD
Lee Mandel, MD
William Reisacher, MD
Joseph Han, MD
4:20 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. Current Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatments of Subglottic Stenosis Amy Rutt, DO (Moderator)
David Rosow, MD
Daniel Vincent, MD
Robert Sataloff, MD
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Resident Track

Moderator: Miguel Rivera, MD

Time Description Presenter
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Resident Happy Hour Miguel Rivera, MD
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Allergy Open Forum
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Resident Poster Presentations

Administrator Track

Moderators: Candice Fenildo, CHC, CPC, CPMA, CPB, CPC-I, CENTC,
Jo Wells, COPM

Time Description Presenter
1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. Welcome & Introduction Candice Fenildo, CHC
Jo Wells, COPM
1:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Invited Speaker: Leadership and Professional Development Brenda R. Edwards
2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Break with Exhibitors
2:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Invited Speaker: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of EHRs Brenda R. Edwards
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions:
Invited Speaker: Quality Assurance Brenda R. Edwards
Best Practices Candice Fenildo and Jo Wells , COPM
5:00 p.m. ADJOURN

Saturday, November 9

Physician Track

Moderator: Ari Wirtschafter, MD

Time Description Presenter
7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors
7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Welcome and NFO Update Nathan Nachlas, MD
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Invited Speaker: AAO-HNS and the Future of Otolaryngology James Denneny, III, MD – EVP/CEO of AAO-HNS/F
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery-From FESS to Balloons to the Next Great Thing. Where is it Headed? David W. Kennedy, MD
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Invited Speaker: Increasing Your Bottom Line James Dever, PhD
10:15 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
10:35 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Invited Speaker: Exploring the Efficacy and Compliance of Alternative Immunotherapy Modalities Elina Toskala, MD, PhD
11:25 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Presentation of Otolaryngologist of the Year Award Nathan Nachlas, MD

Moderator: Amy Rutt, DO

Time Description Presenter
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. FSO-HNS Keynote Speaker: Current Strategy in Care of the Professional Voice Robert Sataloff, MD
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. The Role of Sialodendoscopy in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Salivary Gland Disease Matthew Mifsud, MD
12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Invited Speaker: Toothpaste as the Future of Immunotherapy – Current Status of Oral Mucosal Immunotherapy (OMIT) in the treatment of IgE Mediated Allergy William Reischaer, MD
1:15 p.m. ADJOURN
1:15 p.m. – 3 p.m. Picnic and Volleyball with Family

Audiology Track

Moderator: Patricia Ramos, AuD

Time Description Presenter
7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors
7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Introduction & Welcome Patricia Ramos, AuD
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Invited Speaker: Leverage the Latest, Most Relevant Social Media Trends to Recruit Patients and Staff Jeremy Weaver
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Invited Speaker: Insurance and Hearing Aids…The Future is NOW!! Stacey Long
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m Invited Speaker: How to Beat the Pricing Game Susan Good, AuD
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Moving Patients Through Treatment with Consultative Patient Care Dan Tibbs, AuD
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Life Through a New Lens: The Earlens Contact Hearing Solution Brings Direct Drive Sound Quality to Hearing Impaired Patients through an ENT & Audiology Partnership Drew Dundas, PhD
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch and Learn: Audiology Dave Fabry, AuD
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Live Better – Exploring the Connection Between Hearing Loss and Overall Health: How to Educate your Patients! Kyle Acker, AuD
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Maximizing Opportunities Within the ENT Space to Build a Stronger Audiology Ancillary Dan Tibbs, AuD
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Poster Presentations
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Audiology Speed Interviews

Sunday, November 10

Physician Track

Moderator: Nathan E. Nachlas, MD

Time Description Presenter
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Rhinology Panel – The Evolution of Diagnosis and Treatment of Sinonasal Disease Nathan Nachlas, MD (moderator)
David Kennedy, MD
Osarenoma Olomu, MD
Corinna Levine, MD
Mark Tabor, MD
Scott Powell, MD
9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Resident Talk 1
9:40 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Resident Talk 2
9:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Resident Talk 3
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. FSFPRS Keynote Speaker: The Modern Face Lift Including Volume Replacement Techniques Ira Papel, MD
11:00 a.m. ADJOURN

Thank You to Our Exhibitors

Companies listed below confirmed as of Aug. 2, 2019.

  • Aerin Medical, Inc.
  • Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals
  • Bryan Medical, Inc.
  • Dalent Medical
  • Danna-Gracey
  • Fotona
  • Fuel Medical Group
  • Global Surgical Corporation
  • Grace Medical, Inc.
  • GSK Consumer Healthcare
  • Inspire Medical Systems, inc.
  • Modernizing Medicine
  • NeilMed
  • Network of Florida Otolaryngologists
  • Optim, LLC
  • Xoran Technologies


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