Message from the Vice Presidents

Bert W. O’Malley Jr., MD FACS, Vice President, Eastern Section
Michael S. Benninger, MD FACS, Vice President, Middle Section
David J. Terris, MD FACS, Vice President, Southern Section
Andrew N. Goldberg, MD MSCE FACS, Vice President, Western Section

We look forward to our 2017 Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans. Thank you to our Program Chair, Paul Willging, MD, and our Section Vice Presidents who, together with the program committee, have put together an exciting, innovative program with papers and panel presentations of interest to both academic and community based otolaryngologists. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans and are confident that our scientific forum will meet all of your expectations. Your participation in the meeting is essential for its success. New Orleans has something for everyone and the Triological Society is looking forward to welcoming you to this flavorful, haunting, historical and colorful city!


Information Found on This Page

Area Activities   |   Attendee Info   |   CME Info   |   Exhibits & Marketing   |   Hotel   |   Important Dates

Manuscript Submission   |   Meeting Activities   |   Meeting at a Glance   |   Meeting Registration   |   Presenter Info

Meeting Recording   |   Registration Brochure / Registration Fees   |   Social & Networking   |   Travel Awards   |   Travel Info   |   Who to Contact


Continuing Medical Education

Disclosure List


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Hotel Information

All educational sessions, posters, exhibitis, and events will be held at the hotel

Sheraton New Orleans     •     500 Canal Street     •     New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 504-525-2500     •     Hotel Information:     DO NOT USE THIS LINK TO RESERVE HOTEL ROOMS

Reservation Deadline - Extended to Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Make housing reservations here (ensures you receive the discounted group rate): Online reservations are encouraged
Group rate: $229 sgl/dbl plus 13% tax and $3/room/night occupancy tax; includes guest room internet

Reservations can also be made by calling the hotel directly at 504-525-2500 and referencing the Triological Society Meeting.

Reservations cancelled within 72 hours of arrival or guests who fail to check-in on the scheduled date of arrival will be charged the first night’s room and tax. Space is limited and reservations received after Monday, December 12, 2016, or after the room block fills, are subject to rate and space availability. Complimentary internet is available for guests booking under the Triological Society room block.

The Triological Society is legally bound to fill our room block. Staying at the Sheraton New Orleans helps the Society avoid paying costly attrition penalties. We appreciate your making your reservations at the Sheraton.

Check-in time is 3:00 pm. While every effort will be made to accommodate guests arriving prior to the check-in time, rooms may not be immediately available. Check-out time is 12:00 pm.

The Sheraton offers a full service restaurant, complimentary fitness center and rooftop pool with sundeck. Located in the heart of New Orleans, the Sheraton New Orleans is only 15 miles from Louis Armstrong International Airport and within walking distance to many of the local attractions such as Bourbon Street, the French Quarter and Jackson Square. As the birthplace of jazz, home to Creole cuisine and rich with history and culture, the “Big Easy” is a city like no other. "Laissez les bons temps rouler!", or "Let the good times roll!"

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Hotel and Area Activities

While New Orleans is well known for Bourbon Street and Mardis Gras, there is so much more to explore in this vibrant city. The local culinary scene attracts top chefs from around the world and provides for some of the most iconic cuisine. From beignets and Café au Lait at the legendary Café du Monde to all of the unique and flavorful gumbo that you can find at almost every restaurant, your taste buds will be thanking you by the end of your trip! Check out New Orleans’ “Best Of” guides: Times Picayune or New Orleans Restaurants site.

Beyond the culinary treasures, for the history buffs, a visit to the National WWII Museum is a must. Learn why New Orleans is the “Most Haunted City in America” through a Haunted Ghost Tour or learn about the Voodoo culture. Journey through the Art District galleries and museums or browse the local flair and artwork along Jackson Square. Rhythm and music are a lifestyle in the Crescent City, where live jazz, brass bands, Creole and zydeco stream out of music clubs spread throughout the city.

New Orleans has something for everyone and the Triological Society is looking forward to welcoming you to this flavorful, haunting, historical and colorful city!

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Exhibits and Marketing Opportunities

Exhibitor Prospectus

Exhibit Hall Hours

The Exhibit Hall provides attendees the opportunity to network with representatives from instrument companies, pharmaceutical companies, diagnostic equipment companies, publishers, public service companies, and others. Attendees are encouraged to visit the exhibits for information that may assist in their pursuit of improved patient care.

2016 Exhibitors

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Registration Brochure

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Important Dates

October 1, 2016: Online registration opens

December 12, 2016: Hotel reservation deadline

December 19, 2016: Last day for early registration discount

December 20, 2016: Registration fees increase

December 26, 2016, through January 11, 2017: Timeframe for manuscript submission to The Laryngoscope or Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology

December 30, 2016: Last day to request and receive a refund

January 6, 2017: Online meeting registration closes at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time - onsite registration only after this date

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Meeting Information for Attendees


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Meeting Information for Presenters



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Meeting Registration

Meeting registration includes entrance to the scientific sessions, the exhibit hall, poster viewing, program materials, continental breakfast each day, lunch on Thursday and Saturday, the Welcome Reception and the Poster Reception. The Thesis Seminar is offered on a complimentary basis to candidates and potential candidates for Fellowship in the Triological Society (pre-registration is required).

Online meeting registration now closed   ⚊   After January 6, registration will be available onsite only.

Requests for refund of registration and guest passport fees must be made in writing by or before December 30, 2016. Email Marsha Holbert or fax 402-346-5300. There is a $50 processing fee for all refunds. “No shows” will not receive a refund.

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Meeting Activities

Triological Society Thesis Seminar (pre-registration required)  •   Building your Triological Thesis: Planning, Starting and Finishing
Friday, January 20 ⚊ 12:30 - 1:15 pm

This seminar is for Triological Society active candidates as well as those interested in pursuing Active Fellowship in the Triological Society. Candidates will learn how to select and focus on an appropriate topic and research question, how to select a study design based on the research question, and how to select variables. The seminar will present some useful tips on organizing, analyzing, and presenting the data, and sources of funding for continued investigation. The seminar will be conducted by Dana M. Thompson, MD, Thesis Committeee Chair. You must pre-register for this seminar to ensure that minimum registration numbers are met. There is no fee for this seminar. We may not be able to accept walk-ins based on space.

Resident Bowl Competition (pre-registration required)  •   Friday, January 20 ⚊ 12:45 - 2:00 pm

Who can beat Duke this year? Cheer for your favorite team during the Resident Bowl Competition. Residency programs send their most esteemed residents to try and bring home the trophy. During this highly interactive session resident teams answer questions to try and prove that they are the smartest resident team in the competition. You won’t want to miss this exciting and energy-filled session! Advance registration required. There is no fee for this seminar.

Triological Society Business Meetings (Triological Society Fellows Only)

The Section business meetings will be held on Friday and Saturday mornings from 7:00 am - 7:50 am, prior to the scientific sessions. The Southern and Western Section business meetings will be held concurrently on Friday morning and the Middle and Eastern Section business meetings will be held concurrently on Saturday.

American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology Scientific Session   •   Friday, January 20 ⚊ 2:15 - 6:00 pm

ASGO will hold their scientific session on Friday afternoon. The program and registration is available here. Prior to registering for the ASGO session, you must register and pay registration fees for the Triological Society meeting.

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Meeting Schedule at a Glance subject to change

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Travel Awards ($750) Available to Residents, Medical Students, and Fellows

To help offset travel expenses incurred by medical students, residents and Fellows chosen to make presentations at Triological Society meetings, travel funds in the amount of $750 will be awarded to training programs for each medical student, resident, and Fellow selected for a podium or poster presentation. Presenters residing in the city where the meeting is held do not qualify for travel awards.

Travel Award Eligibility Requirements

Travel Award Applications
          Medical Student Verification Form     •     Resident Application     •     PostGraduate Application

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Travel Information

Air Transportation

Louis Armstrong International Airport is approximately 30 minutes and 15 miles from the Sheraton New Orleans. Special meeting discounts are available on United Airlines by booking online or by calling United directly or through your travel agent.

Online Booking     •     Discount code ZXE5447067

Phone Booking     •     United Reservations - 800-426-1122
Booking reference Triological Meeting     •     ACS Z code ZXE5     •     Agreement code 447067

Ground Transportation

Taxi: Taxi service can be found curbside at the Louis Armstrong International Airport. Approximate fare is $43 one-way.

Airport Shuttle: Arrangements can be made through Airport Shuttle New Orleans, the official ground transportation for the New Orleans International Airport, for a flat rate of $44 per person round trip.

Streetcar: The Sheraton New Orleans is located on the Streetcar line, providing easy transit along Canal Street, St. Charles Avenue and the Riverfront. One-way cost is $1.25/person. One, three and five day unlimited ride passes are also available for $5, $12 and $20 respectively.

Limousine Service: Arrangements can be made through Limousine Livery, the official limousine company of the Sheraton New Orleans. A one-way sedan will cost approximately $113 plus gratuity. Please call 504-561-8777 to make reservations.

Car Rental: Special meeting rates are available through Avis. Call 1-800-331-1600 or visit and use the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number B169699 when making your reservation.

Driving Directions

Parking: Valet parking service is available at the Sheraton New Orleans for a rate of $43 + tax per night. Self-parking is not available.

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Social and Networking Events

Vice President’s Welcome Reception (included in registration fee)   •   Thursday, January 19 ⚊ 5:30 - 7:00 pm

You are invited to mingle with your colleagues and guests and meet Triological Society candidates, as well as discuss the first day of the program and the upcoming scientific sessions and meeting events. This reception will be hosted by the four Section Vice Presidents, Drs. Benninger, Goldberg, O’Malley and Terris. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided.

Continental Breakfast and Breaks (included in registration fee)

Continental breakfast will be available in the exhibit hall and poster area each morning. All refreshment breaks will take place in the exhibit hall and poster area.


Golf Outing   •   Friday afternoon, January 20

The annual golf outing will be held at the conclusion of the morning session. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Lunches in the Exhibit Hall (included in registration fee)

Lunch will be available in the exhibit hall/poster area on Thursday and Saturday, giving you an additional opportunity to visit with exhibitors and learn about the latest technology and products available as well as time to network with your colleagues.

“Meet the Authors” Poster Reception (included in registration fee)   •   Saturday, January 21 ⚊ 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Attendees are encouraged to meet the poster presenters and discuss the latest in their clinical and research material. Light appetizers and beverages will be available during the reception. Poster awards will be given in numerous categories.


Witches, Ghosts, Vampires & Voodoo Walking Tour   •   Saturday, January 21 ⚊ 7:15 - 9:15 pm

Deadline to register - January 6, 2017   •   Cost - $15

New Orleans Events Friday afternoon/evening and Saturday evening

A number of activities will be available for attendees. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

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Photography, Audio and Video Recording

Photographs and recordings will be taken during the 2017 Combined Sections Meeting. These media may be used in Society educational, news, or promotional materials. Photographs may be used in print, electronic or other media.

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Who to Contact

Meeting and Event Registration:   Marsha Holbert -- Triological Society -- 402-346-5500

Hotel/Housing, Special Needs and Logistical Questions:   Diana Shkap -- American College of Surgeons -- 312-202-5033

CME Information:   Beth Slovinski -- Triological Society -- 402-346-5500

Exhibits/Marketing Opportunities:   Kate Hastings -- American College of Surgeons -- 312-202-5298

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