Scientific Program

Câmara Americana de Comércio: Rua da Paz, 1431. Bairro: Chácara Santo Antônio – São Paulo – SP

1st IAPO International Symposium on Pediatric Airways
Only Friday, September 6th, 2013 morning and afternoon.
SIMULTANEOUSLY with Pre Symposium courses and the 2nd IAPO International Symposium on Pediatric Hearing Disorders

1. Clinical evaluation of upper airway obstruction in neonates and infants  

Jorge Spratley

2. Pediatric laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy: 

indications for flexible and rigid endoscopy  

Paul Willing

3. ChevalierJackson and the evolution of surgical tools for the

treatment of airway foreign bodies

Peter Koltai



4. Panel: How to deal with ventilatory insufficiency due to extubation in the ICU.

Regina Grigolli Cesar, Eduardo Troster, Manuel Ernesto Gonçalves e

Melissa Avelino

5. Non invasive ventilation.

Claudio Ribeiro de Aguiar

6. Balloon dilation.

Peter Koltai

7. Tracheostomy: When?

Perioperatory and post op care 

Alan Cheng

8. Case presentation.  

Moderator:  Paul Willing  

Participants: Paulo Pacchia and José Lubianca

9. Laryngomalacia 

Peter Koltai

10. Congenital laryngeal anomalies  

Phillippe Monnier

11. Role of Propranololin the therapeutic strategy of infantile laryngotracheal


Françoise Denoyelle

12. Congenital tracheal anomalies 

Patrício Varella

13. Stents and pediatric airways 

Patrício Varella

14. Endoscopic approach for posterior laryngeal cleft

Françoise Denoyelle

15. Pediatriclaryngotracheal stenosis: etiology and endoscopic management 

Phillipe Monnier

16. The use of stents in laryngotracheal reconstruction

Diego Preciado

17. Subglottic stenosis:endoscopic and external approach  

Françoise Denoyelle

18. Updated alternative surgical techniques and the use of stents for subglottic


Patrício Varella

19. Open surgeryfor laryngotracheal stenosis: laryngotrachealplasty,

laryngotracheal reconstruction or parcial cricotracheal ressection?

Phillipe Monnier

20.Treatment of pediatric vocal fold immobility 

Christopher Hartnick

21. Laringotraqueoplasty one, two and one a half staged. Post op care at NICU

Christopher Hartnick / Natan Noviski

22. Telemedicine and pediatric airway surgery

Natan Noviski

23. Airway surgery. Teaching airway surgery all over
the world: muldisciplinary


Christopher Hartnick  /  Natan Noviski

24. Eosinophilic esophagitis and pediatric airways.  

Christopher Hartnick

25.Common sense in laryngotracheal stenosis surgery 

Alan Cheng

26. Robotic aplications for pediatric airway surgery. Present and future 

Soham Roy

27. Voice preservation in pediatric laryngotracheal reconstruction

Peter Koltai

28.  Final considerations

José Lubianca  / Melissa Avelino

2nd IAPO international Symposium PEDIATRIC HEARING DISORDERS
Only Friday, September 6th 2013, morning and afternoon.
SIMULTANEOUSLY with Pre Symposium courses and the 1st IAPO International Symposium on Pediatric Airways

1. Sensoneural hearing loss etiologies.

Diego Preciado

2. Genetic and hearing loss. Updating

Edi Sartorato

3. Brain-derived estrogen as a rapid modulator of auditory function

Raphael Pinaud

4. High volume music and hearing loss.

How to motivate adolescents to know better this  possibility?

Roland Eavey

5. Brazilian national guidelinesfor a healthy hearing program.

José Eduardo Fogolin

6. Cochlear implant in pediatric patients

Blake Papsin

7. Stabilization of balance using head referencedcochlear stimulation

Sharon Cushing

8.Cochlear implant in children with multideficiencies.

Ricardo Bento 

9. How to deal with otoauricular malformations with mixed and sensoneural

hearing loss

Arthur Castilho

10. Gene transfer on ex vivo organ of Corti using synthetic vectors can reinduce

hair cells.

Natasha Teissier 

11. Cochlear lesions in congenital cytomegalovirus infection: a murine model

Natasha Teissier 

12. How to manage neonates that failed in ABR and OAE.

From diagnosis to hearing aids and cochlear implant. The Melbourne experience

Robert J. Briggs 




13. Round Table. Deep sensoneural hearing loss.

Uni or bilateral implantation?

Moderator: Diego Preciado

Participants: Luis Lavinsky, Robinson Koji e Walter Bianchini

14. Cochlear implant: Simultaneous or sequential implantation?

Blake Papsin

15. Round Table. Hearing screening: Which is the best way to do it?

Moderator: Doris Lewis

Participants: Amarilis Melendez, Maria Cecília Marconi Pinheiro Lima 

16. Round Table. Auditory neuropathy. Which is the best treatment?

Moderator: Marcelo R. de Toledo Piza

Participants: Osmar Mesquita Neto e Doris Lewis

17. Round Table. Cochlear implant complications in pediatric patients.

Moderator: Arthur Castilho

Participant: Rodrigo Pereira




18. Round Table. Central auditory processing

Normal hearing tests but child with  poor school.

Moderator: Berenice Ramos

Participants: Ana Alvarez, Liliane Desgualdo e Mariana Guedes



19. Round Table: Latin America different hearing screening programs.

Moderator: Augusto Penarãnda

Participants: Elsa Cecilia Marin, Jorge Astocondor, Ricardo de Hoyos e Cesar Franco

20. Panel: The importance of hearing tests for hearing evaluation

Ney Penteado de Castro

PEATE, EAO, Steady-State



21. Panel: Moderate hearing loss. Is there an indication for hearing aids?

Controversies Moderator: Edilene Boechat

Participants: Cileide Olbrich, Fernando Caggiano Jr., Izi Patrícia Souza,

Letícia Araújo, Sandra Braga e Talita Donini

Friday, 9/6/2013 morning and afternoon
Câmara de Comércio Americana(American chambers of Commerce):
Rua da Paz, 1431. Bairro: Chácara Santo Antônio – São Paulo – SP

Pre Symposium Courses. Limited registrations. Friday, 6 September 6th, 2013.  SIMULTANEOUSLY with the 1st IAPO Symposium on Pediatric Airways and the 2nd IAPO Symposium on Pediatric Hearing Disorders


Course 1.          &
9 – 10 hs

Clinical Practice Guideline: Tonsillectomy in ChildrenRon Mitchell

Course 2.                                           10 – 11 hs

The diagnosis and management of Acute Otitis Media. Joseph Kerschner

Course 3.                                           11 – 12 hs

The importance of Biofilms in Sinusitis, Otitis Media and Tonsillitis. Christopher Post

Course 4.                                           14 – 16hs

Acute and Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Clinical and Surgical Management Fuad Baroody

and Sanjay R. Parikh.

Course 5.                                           16 –17 hs

Obstructive Sllep Apnea (OSA). UPdate. Ron Mitchell

ENT 9/7/2013 – 9AM (sharp!)
with the following Presidents: Symposium, IAPO, SBP, SPSP, ABORL-CCF, SBF, ABA, ASPO, ESPO

Tania Sih, Fernando Silva, Eduardo Vaz, Mario Hirscheimer, Agrício Crespo, Irene Marchesan, Kátia de Almeida, Joseph Kerschner e John Russell




Saturday September 7th, 2013

1. Tonsils and Adenoids: most important highlights. 

Ron Mitchell and Lauro Lobo Alcântara


2. Most common children’s laryngeal disorders. 

Hugo Rodriguez

3. Cardiovascular parameters in children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) after


Ron Mitchell

4. The role of Biofilms in chronic mucosal diseases: also in tonsils infections?  

What is going on with children who nowadays have more and more hypertrophied

tonsils, responsible for 75% of tonsillectomies indications?  

Christopher Post

5. Foreign body in airways  

Diego Preciado

6. Drooling children. Clinical and surgical management

Peter Koltai  

7. Down Syndrome and ENT disorders. 

Sally R. Shott

8. Panel.Immunizations in pediatric ENT: relevant aspects              

Moderator: Renato Kfoury Immunization against HPV (types 6 and 11)

and Recurrent Laryngeal Papillomatosis Rosana Richtman

Otitis and Sinusitis: Immunization against  (Haemophilus influenzae and

Streptococcus pneumoniae).

Marco Aurélio Sáfadi.

9. Microdebrider, radio frequency and CoblationTMin pediatric ENT.

Alan Cheng  

10. Cervical lynphonodes diferential diagnosis.

Agricio Crespo

11. Group AStreptococcus pyogenesantibiotic resistance. Brazilian reality. 

Rosângela de Almeida Torres

12. Antibiotics more frequent used in pediatric ENT.

Marco Aurélio Sáfadi 

13. Robotic surgery: present and future in Pediatric ENT.

Soham Roy 

14. Swallowing Disorders in children.

Paul Willing

15. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

in infected cervical lynphonodes and sinusitis.

Tulio Valdez

16. Disphonias in childhood. Panel (Speech Therapist, ENTs)

Paulo Pontes, Mara Behlau and Peak Woo.



1. Acute otitis media (AOM). Current approach.

Richard Rosenfeld

2. OtitisMedia with Effusion. Updating.

Richard Rosenfeld

3. Mucins,genetics, and other otitis media predisposing factors  

Joseph Kerschner

4. Man’s evolution and otitis media aquisition.

Charles Bluestone

5. The secrets of pediatric otoscopy.Pneumatic otoscopy. Why? 

Moacyr Saffer / Federico Murillo


6. Soft tissue injuries, Early management. 

Peggy Kelley 

Sunday morning, September 8th 2013 – Session EAR

7. Symptoms scores for AOM in infants.

Their validity in prediction and follow-up by parents.

Andrés Sibbald 

8. Which is the relation between retraction pockets and cholesteat

Alberto Chinski 

9. Syndromes with ENT repercussions.

Fernando Silva

10. Saudi experience with more than  300 tympanostomy tubes

placement for recurrent otitis media and otitis media with effusion.

Mohammad Attallah

11. Balance disorders in children.

Teolinda Morales

12. Preauricular Sinuses in a Children’ s Hospital in Singapore:

Techniques of excision & recurrence rates.

Christopher Post

13. Biofilms and otitis media with effusion (OME), recurrent otitis media (ROM),

chronic secretory otitis media (CSOM) and tympanostomy tubes otorrhea

Abhilash Balakrishnan 

14. Barotrauma and the airplane

Elisabeth Araujo

15. Otitis media complications

Ximena Fonseca



1. Viral infections:interaction with respiratory bacteria  

Edson Durigon. Diagnostic teststo detect respiratory virus?

Celso Granato

2. Nasal obstruction in neonates and infants.

Peter Koltai

3. Child abuse and ENT. Acute trauma in pediatric population related to child abuse.

Ann Hermansson

4. Facial fractures in children.White blowout or trapdoor

fractures in the orbit. Difficult to find – important to treat.

Peter Koltai

5. Acute sinusitis, recurrent sinusitis and chronic sinusitis.

Updating clinical management.

Fuad Baroody 

6. When to ask and when is not necessary to ask for plain X ray,

CT scan and MRI in pediatric ENT pathologies?

Rainer Haetinger

7. Nasofiber endoscopyin children.

How could it help in the cough management.

Maria Beatriz R. Pereira

8. Sinusitis and its complications.

Diego Preciado

9. Oral and Topic Steroids. Precise indications to avoid overuse.  

Javier Dibildox 

10. Current strategies to increase host defenses in rhinosinusitis treatment.

Pontus Stierna

11. How to relief allergic rhinitis and rhinosinusitis symptoms?

Ralph Mösges

12. Alergy to milk
protein and lactose intolerance.

Is there a relation with children that produce excessive airway secretion?  

José Nélio Cavinatto

13. Improving the pediatric nasal valve through nasal, septal and turbinate surgery.

Sanjay R. Parikh / Claudia Maniglia


14. Immunotherapy in rhinitis patients. How to assure adherence?

Ralph Mösges  

15. Using chemical substance that take adolescents to addiction: cocaine.

How to recognize by the nose examination the white powder nasal aspiration


Alejandra Daza 

16. Rhinoplasty in pediatric patients: 2 cases presentations. 

From minor to major intervention.

Teolinda Morales

17. Achondroplasia (nanism) patients. Precautions for ENT surgeries.

James Reilly

18. Rhinoconjuntivitis association withco-morbidities in children.

Augusto Peñaranda


19. Nasal hygiene. How important it is?

Ricardo Godinho


20. Pediatric otolaryngologic manifestations of Wegeners granulomatosis.

Paul Krakovitz



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