University of Nebraska Medical Center

5th Annual Scary Cases Conference

Scary Cases

The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is hosting our 5th Annual Scary Cases Conference! This case-based conference will review real-life unique and rare cases in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, ophthalmology, dermatology, and oral surgery.

Conference Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Demonstrate how to detect otolaryngologic conditions that can easily be missed in a routine exam.
  2. Identify potential pitfalls inherent to the practice of otolaryngology that may lead to adverse outcomes or put patients at risk.
  3. Discuss legal principles of medical malpractice and identify ways to minimize the risk of malpractice in the everyday practice of otolaryngology.
  4. Recognize the role of each of our collaborating departments in treating patients with head and neck pathologies.
  5. Apply lessons learned from the management of particularly tough cases to clinical practice.
Call for Scary Cases

Call for Scary Cases

We invite participants to submit the scariest of cases to be presented and discussed in an open, collaborative forum during the conference. The registration fee will be waived for physicians and APPs who answer our call for scary cases before registering for the conference. Submit your case via email to ent@unmc.edu by October 15th for consideration.

General Information

Registration Information

Registration Fees 

  • $25 for physicians and APPs
    (This fee is waived if you submit a scary case before registering for the conference. The deadline to submit a scary case is Oct. 15. The discount code will be sent via email within 72 hours of submission of a scary case.)
  • Free for nurses and other health care professionals

Registration Deadlines

  • The deadline to register for in-person attendance is Oct. 24. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
  • The deadline to register to attend the live stream via Zoom is Oct. 27.


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Cancel/Refund Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing and sent by mail, fax, or email to the UNMC Center for Continuing Education. by Oct. 24, 2022. No refund will be given after this date.

Conference Director

Assistant Professor and Residency Program Director, Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, UNMC

Christie Barnes, MD


This conference is sponsored by the UNMC Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, through the resources of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education.