Pediatric Eye, ENT Symposium draws more than 100

Robert Weatherly, M.D., speaks at the symposium.

Robert Weatherly, M.D., speaks at the symposium.

The 2017 Midwest Pediatric Specialty Symposium: Pediatric Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat was held March 24 at UNMC.

The symposium included clinical updates, didactic lectures and case-based clinical discussions regarding pediatric ophthalmology and otolaryngology.

The event drew more than 125 participants, including pediatricians, family practice physicians and other health professionals. Participants came from eight states and there were eight poster presentations at the event.

“Dr. Suh and I were pleased at the vast turnout we received for our first Midwest Pediatric Specialty Symposium,” said Dwight Jones, M.D., professor and chair of the UNMC Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, who co-directed the event with Donny Suh, M.D., associate professor at UNMC and chief of pediatric ophthalmology and adult Strabismus at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. “I would like to thank everyone who attended especially our guest speakers from Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Children’s Mercy Hospital as well as Boys Town National Research Hospital and our very own from UNMC. I hope everyone took away key points that they can use in their practice and we are excited for our next specialty meeting in 2018.”

The keynote speakers were Robert Weatherly, M.D., Section Chief, Otolaryngology, Children’s Mercy Hospital and professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine; and David Hunter, M.D., Ph.D, ophthalmologist in chief and Richard Robb Chair in Ophthalmology, Boston Children’s Hospital, president, Children’s Hospital Ophthalmology Foundation, and professor and vice chair of ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School.