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The 2017 Florida Combined Otolaryngology Meeting will be held on Friday, November 10th beginning at 9:00 at the Nicholson Center for the Workshops followed by lunch and a full session of speakers at the Ritz Carlton, Orlando (starting at 1:00PM). See below for the day’s schedule and the PA Enrollment form. Registration is complementary!

Physician Assistant Track

Friday November 10 | 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM

ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDER TRACK—Endoscopy Workshop at The Nicholson Center

Workshop           9:00-11:00 Florida Hospital Nicholson Center Orlando

Moderator: Vanessa McDowell PA-C, Brigitte Narvarte, PA-C

9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.        Introduction & Welcome– Nathan E. Nachlas, MD

9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m.        Introduction to Workshops/Hands on Simulation

                                    Jose Mercado, MMS, PA-C

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.       Basic Scopes Workshop (for Physician Assistant students)        

                                           –Moderator – Vanessa McDowell, MMS, PA-C

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.       Advanced Scopes Workshop (for practicing PA’s and NP’s)        

                                           –Moderator – Brigitte Narvarte, MMS, PA-C

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.       LUNCH for all registered guests.  Milan Room Ritz Carlton  



Moderator: Vanessa McDowell PA-C, Brigitte Narvarte, PA-C


2:00 p.m.-2:05 p.m.        Introduction & Welcome– Nathan E. Nachlas, MD

2:05 p.m.-2:20 p.m.        The Full Head & Neck Examination

                                       Jeffrey Fichera, MMS, PA-C

2:20 p.m.-2:35 p.m.       Paranasal Sinus CT Interpretation        

                                       –Brigitte Narvarte, MMS, PA-C

2:35 p.m.-2:50 p.m.       Otology: Common Ear Conditions –Jose Mercado, MMS, PA-C

2:50 p.m.-3:15 p.m.       BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS  

3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.       Rhinology: My Approach to the Sinus Patient

                                      –Lee Mandel, MD, FACS

3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.       Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery & Rhinology: The Total Nose

                                      -Vanessa McDowell, MMS, PA-C

3:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.       Laryngology: Evaluation of the Patient with Cough

                                      –Daniel Vincent, MD, FACS

4:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.     Otolaryngic Allergy: ENT Allergy Primer

                                    –Camysha Wright, MD

4:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.      Sleep Medicine: Snoring & OSA

                                    –Ari Wirtschafter, MD

4:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.      Head & Neck: Evaluation of the Patient with a Neck Mass

                                     –Michael Aronsohn, MD

4:45 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.      Clinical Trials, Office Based Surgeries & More

                                       –Brigitte Narvarte, MMS, PA-C & Vanessa MCDowell, MMS, PA-C

5:00 p.m.- 5:15 p.m.       Question & Answers Session

                                        –All Speakers


Learn from the top physicians and current PA’s in the otolaryngology fieldWhat you’re signing up for:

  • Second-year students can meet with physicians who are actively looking for PA’s throughout Florida
  • Hands-on workshops with common ENT procedures*

*must register beforehand