Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Rhinology & Otology - The Oberoi: Dubai, UAE.

Day 3 :

Keynote Forum

Alain Sabri & Kerry D. Oslen

Cleveland Clinic, UAE
Mayo Clinic, USA

Keynote: Mordern Laryngeal Cancer Management: A Critical Look

Time : 09:00-09:30

OMICS International Otolaryngology-2016 International Conference Keynote Speaker Alain Sabri & Kerry D. Oslen photo

Alain Sabri obtained his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in 1992 before pursuing his residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at thernUniversity Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio. He completed two sub-specialty fellowships in Head and Neck Oncologic - Reconstructive Surgery and Otology/Neurotology - SkullrnBase Surgery at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, US. He is a Staff Physician in the Surgical Subspecialties Institute at Cleveland ClinicrnAbu Dhabi. Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, He worked as a faculty surgeon at the Mayo Clinic and the American University of Beirut. He began his professionalrnwork experience at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, US where he served as faculty and fellow. He was awarded the American Board ofrnOtolaryngology Certification in 2000 before joining the Mayo Clinic in 2001 as Assistant Professor, where he received the Teacher of the Year award two years later.

rnrnKerry D. Olsen, Joseph I and Barbara Ashkins Professorship in Surgery, is chair of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology at Mayo Clinic andrnmedical director of the Mayo Clinic Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center. He is an emeritus member of Mayo Clinic Board of Governors and Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees.rnHe is former president of Mayo Clinic staff. Dr. Olsen oversaw for 15 years the construction and planning of numerous major facility projects at Mayo Clinic including thernGonda project and the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center. Dr. Olsen received a B.A. degree in economics from Northwestern University and the M.D. degree from thernfirst graduating class of Mayo Medical School. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in otolaryngology at Mayo Graduate School of Medicinernand facial plastic surgery training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He holds the academic rank of professor of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery inrnthe Mayo College of Medicine. He has been named Teacher of the Year multiple times and is in the Mayo Fellows Association Teaching Hall of Fame. He has also beenrnrecognized as a Distinguished Mayo Clinician. His publications number over 250 and he has championed surgical approaches for the removal of head and neck tumorsrnthat are commonly used today. He is widely recognized for his surgical practice, which is devoted exclusively to head and neck surgery and is one of the largest head andrnneck surgical practices in the country.


This course will present the audience with a unique and critical examination of modern management of laryngeal cancer withrna historical perspective, thorough review of the literature, the pitfalls and authors’ experience of treating this disease over 30rnyears at major institutions. Laryngeal cancer is the only head and neck cancer that has a decrease in survival. In addition, surgicalrntechniques both modern and traditional will be described including partial laryngectomies which should have a role today forrnradiation failures mainly, and robotic as well as endoscopic laser partial laryngectomies and their impact on voice and swallowing.rnLearning objectives of the study are to recognize the various treatment options for laryngeal cancer through multi-disciplinary care:rnRadiation, Chemotherapy and surgery (total and partial laryngectomies) including newer endoscopic techniques. Analyze criticallyrnthe literature, become familiar with key studies and how laryngeal cancer philosophy evolved over the past two decades and applyrnthat knowledge to make decisions regarding treatment options. Set a treatment strategy for patients, challenge some of the reigningrnphilosophies in treating advanced laryngeal cancers think critically with implications not only for survival but also quality of life.