Registration is now open through our Eventbrite page. Out of an abundance of caution, the Executive Committee has decided the event will be exclusively virtual.

On November 4th & 5th 2021, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery will be partnering with the Aerodigestive Society to host the Annual Meeting for Contemporary Management of Aerodigestive Disease. This event promises to be a key educational event for organizations and professionals are dedicated to improving aerodigestive care for children.

While our intent was to physically integrate with a combined program, we are now virtual. Registration for the November 3rd joint conference is through NASPGHAN. One can follow this link to the program schedule for the single topic (NASPGHAN) symposium. Registration information for this combined program is available here. Please note this is for that single day only. There is an additional fee. This meeting is being held in person at Gaylord Opryland. We are working on providing virtual access as well.

Program details for November 4th and 5th will be released once approved by the CME office. We will send a copy to all registrants. We will all be virtual members, participating real-time with discussions and activities.

Highlights may include:

  • Multiple scientific sessions
  • Keynote Address–Oropharyngeal Dysphaga
  • Keynote Address–Emerging Therapies for Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • How To Start Aerodigestive Program, and How to Add Value to a Crowded Landscape
  • Controversies and Innovations in the the Management of Esophageal Atresia
  • Controversies and Innovations in the the Management of Airway Complications
  • Pearls and Pitfalls in Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation
  • Vascular Anomalies in the Aeordigestive Tract
  • Optimizing APPs in Aerodigestive Programs
  • Tough Airway Cases: Perspectives from Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Pediatric General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Pulmonology
  • Altered Laryngotracheal Anatomy and Its Impact on Swallowing
  • SLP/OTCase Discussion
  • New Frontiers in the Medical Therapy of Airway Disease
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Aerodigestive Patient
  • Contemporary Health Policy in the Americas 2022
  • Aspiration/Wet Cough/Chronic Cough
  • Implementation of the IDDSI in the Pediatric Medical Setting

The Aerodigestive Society is a multidisciplinary group of physicians, clinicians, administrators, coordinators, nurses, speech and language pathologists, and other allied health workers who are members of teams that are committed to improving health worldwide for aerodigestive patients. This includes (but is not limited to) structural and functional airway and upper gastrointestinal tract disease, lung disease due to congenital or developmental abnormality or injury, feeding problems, genetic diseases, and neurodevelopmental disability. Our goal is to better understand the medical, psychological and social needs of the aerodigestive patient through education, research, and innovation.

Intended AudienceThis course is intended for pediatric Otolaryngologists, Gastroenterologists, Pulmonologists, Anesthesiologists, Speech and Occupational Therapists, Advanced Practice providers, Program Nurses, and Nutritionists who provide care for children with complex breathing and feeding issues. In addition, those interested in multidisciplinary care delivery for populations with complex medical needs, including administrators, will find this conference beneficial. Residents, fellows, and students interested in these topics are encouraged to attend.

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