This daylong education program is for clinicians from across the region who treat patients with facial nerve disorders. Optional Saturday morning workshops include a cadaver anatomy dissection, and an introduction to neuromuscular retraining.
About the Conference
The Midwest Facial Nerve Conference will focus on the diagnosis, treatment, and understanding of facial nerve paralysis. This unique course will provide a multidisciplinary forum for clinicians, therapists, and researchers to gather and promote clinical care and research related to the field of facial nerve function and paralysis.
Who Should Attend
Otolaryngologists, Oculoplastic, Plastic and Facial Plastic Surgeons, Neurologists and Neurosurgeons, Occupational and Physical Therapists, and Speech Language Pathologists. Chief Residents, Fellows and Advanced Practice Providers from all of these specialties are also invited to attend.
At the conclusion of the educational activity, the healthcare team will be able to:
- Explain the current process for assessment of acute and chronic facial paralysis
- Identify surgical and therapeutic techniques used for management of chronic facial paralysis
- Outline the social impact of facial paralysis and personal ramifications for the patient