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University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

30th Midwinter Symposium
February 20 - 24

One lift ticket to 4 mountains

  • Snowmass

  • Buttermilk

  • Aspen

  • Aspen Highlands


Supported in part by:
  • Gyrus ENT

  • Karl Storz


Registration deadline is January 19


Contact Us


Phone: (312) 996 - 6584

Email: dmcman@uic.edu



February 20 - 24, 2006 ~ Snowmass Village, Colorado


Please join us as we mark the 30th anniversary of the Midwinter Symposium on Practical Surgical Challenges in Otolaryngology.

This premier meeting, the first otolaryngology meeting of its type, consistently draws an enthusiastic audience, both nationally and internationally.

Each year’s meeting is designed to reflect current, state-of-the-art, practical information on the management of surgical problems in major areas in the specialty of otolaryngology. Individual presentations are complemented by panel presentations and group discussions.

Our objective is that participants leave each symposium better equipped to address the practical surgical challenges that face them in the practice of otolaryngology and better able to:

  • Describe how to analyze and apply state-of-the-art surgical techniques
  • Explain how to recognize complicated clinical presentations

  • Discuss how to avoid clinical situations that predispose to surgical complications

This year’s program will feature more speakers and a wider variety of topics than ever before. In addition to our distinguished clinical faculty, well-known medical practice consultant Karen Zupko, of KarenZupko & Associates, will return to offer special presentations on practice management.

We look forward to welcoming back those of you who join us in Snowmass each year, and welcoming for the first time those who will be new acquaintances in 2006. An exceptional faculty and program, an exceptional venue, and our 30th anniversary—we hope you won’t miss it!

Intended Audience

This program is designed for otolaryngologists. 

Other physicians and health care professionals are welcome to attend.

CME Credit

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The UIC College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 20 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.  Each physician should claim only those credits that he / she actually spent in the educational activity.

Located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, approximately 200 miles west of Denver and 10 miles from Aspen, Snowmass is one of the largest and finest ski areas in North America.  Eighteen lifts provide access to over 3,000 acres of ski terrain, with a capacity of over 24,000 skiers per hour.  Elevations are 8,105 to 12,510 feet, with a vertical rise of 4,406 feet.

A variety of slopes are available to challenge every level of skier and snowboarder, with 20% categorized as expert, 18% as most difficult, 55% as more difficult, and 7% as easiest.  Long, groomed intermediate runs offer unparalleled cruising, while experts can experience back-country terrain.  Lift tickets are valid at all four Aspen Skiing Company ski areas - Snowmass, Aspen, Aspen highlands, and Buttermilk.

Designed as a ski-in, ski-out resort, most of the lodges in Snowmass are slope-side and nearly everything is within easy walking distance.  A total resort, Snowmass offers miles of cross-country ski trails; heated outdoor swimming pools; sleigh, dog sled, and hot air balloon rides; and child care centers.  Convenient, free shuttle buses run throughout the village, and free skier shuttles serve the four-mountain ski area
throughout the day.