26th Annual Florida Combined Otolaryngology Meeting (FCOM) to be Held Nov. 11-13 in Boca Raton, Fla

Join some of the brightest minds in medical audiology, ENT, head and neck surgery, facial plastic surgery, allergy, sleep, and more for the Florida Combined Otolaryngology Meeting (FCOM) which takes place on November 11-13—offered both in-person and via virtual meeting options.

FCOM is a combined annual meeting that includes the Florida Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Florida Society of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Network of Florida Otolaryngologists and Network of Medical Audiology Professionals. The meeting features world-renowned otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons, medical audiologists, and industry leaders sharing their expertise on a variety of topics, cutting-edge techniques, and current successes.

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Scheduled sessions in the FCOM Medical Audiology Section of the conference

Below are the sessions pertaining to Medical Audiology featured at this year’s FCOM conference. You can download the complete schedule of events in the FCOM Conference Brochure (PDF). Schedule subject to change; please check official site before finalizing your plans.

Friday, November 11

8:00– 9:15 am: Helping Patients with HL Overcome Barriers to Surgical Procedures | Moderator: Dave Fabry, PhD Panelists: Kevin Brown, MD; Michael Hoa, MD; Aniket Saoji, PhD; Camille Dunn, PhD
9:15– 10:00 am: 2020 Hindsight: Key Infection Control Lessons Learned from COVID-19 | A.U. Bankaitis, PhD am

10:00– 10:45 am: Clinical Utility of the Neurodiagnostic Vestibular Test Battery | Richard Gans, PhD

12:00-1pm: Expo

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Genetics and Hearing Loss: Core Concepts, Communication, and Collaborative Care  | Amanda Schaefer, MS, LGC

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Genetic Case Studies | Mark Widick, MD; Hannah Reed, PA-C; Lindsay Carrick, AuD; Amanda Schaefer, MS; Eliot Shearer, MD, PhD

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break with Exhibitors | All Attendees

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Assessing Benefit in CI with Single-Sided Deafness | Camille Dunn, PhD; Lisa Park, AuD Kari Smilsky, AuD

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Case Presentations with Single-Sided Deafness | Moderator: Camille Dunn, PhD Panelists: Lisa Park, AuD; Kevin Brown, MD; Tina Stern, AuD; Juan Chiossone, MD

5:30-7:00pm: Expo Welcome Reception

7:00-10:00pm: Special Event: Margaritaville Evening Out ($)

Saturday, November 12

7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 am – 9:00 am: When to Refer for CI and What Happens Next | Moderator: Camille Dunn, PhD
Panelists: Terry Zwolan, PhD; Kevin Brown, MD; Molly Smeal, AuD

9:00 am – 9:30 am: Clinical Trials for Emerging Hearing Therapies | Victoria Sanchez, PhD
9:30 am – 10:30 am: Man vs. Machine: The Value of Vestibular Testing in Dizzy Patient Triage in ENT | Devin McCaslin, PhD

10:30 am – 11:00 am Break with Exhibitors | All Attendees

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Radiology for the Hearing Healthcare Provider | Matthew Bush, MD, PhD; Jennifer Shinn, PhD

12:00 pm – 12:40 pm Remote Patient Monitoring: Email & Text | James Benson, MS; Brad Stach, PhD
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm Join Surgical Management for Hearing Loss Panel

1:30-2:30pm: Pre-game Tailgate Party

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: 2nd Annual FCOM Resident Bowl

Sunday, November 13

7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 am – 9:00 am: Managing Auditory Processing Disorders in ENT | Matthew Bush, MD, PhD; Jennifer Shinn, PhD

9:00 am – 9:45 am: Genetic Newborn Hearing Screening: The New Frontier | Eliot Shearer, MD, PhD
9:45 am – 10:45 am: Audiology, Medicine & Technology | Moderator: Dave Fabry, PhD | Panelists: Devin McCaslin, PhD Brad Stach, PhD; Victoria Sanchez, PhD; Eliot Shearer, MD

10:45 am – 11:15 am: Break with Exhibitors

Networking Opportunities

FCOM is also an opportunity to make and solidify relationships participating side-by-side with our attendees in all educational offerings, networking and special events. This year’s speaker lineup is packed with some of the brightest minds across topics such as rhinology, allergy, sleep, facial plastic surgery, otology, laryngology, head & neck surgery, medical audiology, business of medicine and more!

Bring Your Team!

This year’s in-person, annual meeting is taking place at the iconic, luxury resort, The Boca Raton and is made possible by our generous sponsors and exhibitors. Keep in mind, FCOM is the perfect place to bring your team, as this multi-provider meeting has something for everyone. Teams work better when they learn together and it’s hard not to love a little Florida get-a-way in November! The weather is beautiful, the resort is top-notch and the education is second to none.


Among many sponsors, this year’s include American Institute of Balance, Envoy Medical, Medtronic / Intersect, MED-EL, Advanced Bionics Cognivue, Earlens, Hamilton CapTel, Inventis, Oaktree Products, Phonak, Starkey Technologies, Widex, and more.

For more details and registration, visit the FCOM website.