ASPO meeting to focus on children's ear, nose and throat health

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Nation's pediatric otolaryngologists to convene in Las Vegas, April 30-May 2

The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) will hold its annual meeting, April 30 - May 2, during the 2010 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) - a joint meeting of eight otolaryngological societies in Las Vegas, NV.

During the ASPO meeting, hundreds of pieces of new research and dozens of scientific sessions featuring expert panelists will be presented focusing on children's ear, nose, and throat health. National health statistics reveal that pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders remain among the primary reasons children visit a physician, with ear infections ranking as the number one reason for an appointment. All sessions are embargoed until date and time of presentation. Sessions of interest include-

Scientific Sessions:

Friday, April 30
1:10 pm - A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Trial Using Clinidine and Local Anesthetic to Reduce Post-Tonsillectomy Pain
1:51 pm - Pilot Testing of a Parent-Directed Intervention (Project ASPIRE) for Underserved Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
1:59 pm - Disparities in Sociodemographics and Healthcare Utilization for Hearing-Impaired Children in the United States
4:20 pm - Prevention of Recurrent Acute Otitis Media with Nasal Irrigation Using Saline: A Randomized Single-Blinded Pilot Trial

Saturday, May 1
7:00 am - Botulinum Toxin Use in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2:00 pm - HPV Vaccine Discovery and Prospects for Disease Prevention
4:05 pm - Pediatric High Frequency Hearing Loss

Poster Presentations:
Friday, April 30, 5:30 p.m.

  • Barriers to the Early Cochlear Implantation of Deaf Children
  • The Prevalence of Sleepiness and the Risk of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children with Positive Allergy Testing
  • The Public Health Impact of Pediatric Caustic Ingestion Injuries
  • Current Practice Patterns in Tonsillectomy
  • Adolescents with Tracheostomies on Social Networking Sites: Communications in Cyberspace
  • An Objective Comparison of Leakage between Commonly Used Ear Plugs
  • Characteristics and Outcome of Vertigo in Children and Adolescents
  • The Etiology of Persistent Conductive Hearing Loss in Children Hearing Impairment in Children after Meningitis: 10 Years Results
  • Prevalence of Hoarseness in the Cleft Palate Population

The full COSM program is being held April 28 - May 2, 2010, in the Paris/Bally's Las Vegas Hotel. The otolaryngology - head and neck surgery societies participating in the combined meeting are the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, American Broncho-Esophagological Association, American Head and Neck Society, American Laryngological Association, American Neurotology Society, American Otological Society, American Rhinologic Society, and the Triological Society.

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