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June 1995

Society for Ear, Nose, and Throat Advances in Children

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Cincinnati, Ohio

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995;121(6):699-700. doi:10.1001/archotol.1995.01890060097020

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The 22nd annual meeting of the Society for Ear, Nose, and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC) took place from December 1 through 4, 1994, in Sacramento, Calif. The conference included 3 days of scientific sessions. The society's membership includes not only otolaryngologists but also pediatricians, audiologists, and speech pathologists. The unique makeup of the society, along with a philosophy of open dialogue and sharing of knowledge, encourages active participation and discussion among the different medical specialists. Approximately 200 physicians attended. Highlights of the meeting are presented.

Otoscopic Teaching Tapes. Phillip Kaleida, MD, Pittsburgh, Pa, presented an excellent teaching tool for otoscopic evaluation in his presentation "Assessment and Enhancement of Otoscopic Accuracy Using Videotape Otoendoscopic Examination." A series of three teaching videos asks the participant to not only report the presence or absence of middle ear fluid but also identify other middle ear pathologic findings, such as cholesteatomas and retraction

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