I am very pleased to announce that the 4th Annual “Contemporary Management of Aerodigestive Disease In Children” conference is returning to Nashville this November. This year’s program promises to be better than ever. We have confirmed over 30 speakers and panelists from a range of disciplines that include Otolaryngology, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Speech Pathology, Nutrition, Healthcare Administration and more. Thursday, November 3, will feature an afternoon business session, including how to start and run an Aerodigestive Program, cost estimation in aerodigestive care, and measuring patient-centered outcomes. Friday and Saturday (November 4 and 5) are filled with lectures, panels and breakout sessions spanning all aspects of aerodigestive disease management from intrapartum treatments to transitions to adulthood.
New to the program this year is the invitation to submit research for group presentation. After independent review, high-scoring projects will receive podium presentation, while others will be featured in a poster session. Preliminary research, case series, and interesting case reports are all eligible. The goal is open sharing of new concepts and observations affecting the care of children with aerodigestive diseases. Research presented at this meeting is not bound to the meeting or to any subspecialty journal. Conference attendees, panelists and lecturers alike are welcome to submit research for presentation, and we welcome resident and fellow presenters as well.
In response to the growing interest in aerodigestive care and the anticipated need to accommodate more attendees, we have moved the venue from Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital to the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Nashville. Additional space and time will also be made available to discuss the burgeoning concept of an ‘Aerodigestive Society.' Full registration details, including lodging information can be found in the following link: www.vanderbilthealth.com/aerodigestive. Check back from time to time for updated course content information and announcements. Register now, as the room blocks will fill up fast. If you haven’t been to Nashville, find out what you are missing in Music City. I promise you will have an educational experience, network, and have a fantastic time.
Christopher Wootten, MD, Course Director
Sari Acra, MD
Mohammed Fazili, MD
Gwen Provo-Bell, SLP
Jeremy Prager, MD