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Seventh Annual Contemporary Management of Aerodigestive Disease in Children

A collaboration among pediatric otolaryngology, pulmonary, gastroenterology and speech/swallowing specialties 

Presented by University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology. Sponsored by University of Colorado School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education.

Date: November 14-16, 2019

LocationUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

12800 East 19th Avenue

Aurora, Colorado 80045

Intended Audience

This course is intended for pediatric otolaryngologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, anesthesiologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, advanced practice providers, program nurses and nutritionists who provide care for children with complex breathing and feeding issues. In addition, those interested in multidisciplinary care delivery for populations with complex medical needs, include administrators, will find this conference beneficial. Residents, fellows, students interested in these topics are encouraged to attend.

Course Overview
After participating in this CME activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify metrics in use currently and potentially future metrics that may be used to quantify the value of care delivered by Aerodigestive programs. 
  • Develop hands-on skills and experience with fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing techniques and findings. 
  • Analyze the current state of evaluation and management of severe tracheobronchomalacia, including current medical and surgical methods and their short and long-term outcomes.
  • Implement algorithmic approaches to aspiration, special populations (e.g. Down syndrome), airway stenosis and airway malacia currently in use at Aerodigestive programs around the county. 
  • Identify gaps in professional practice and methods of process improvement that have been used previously by Aerodigestive programs that may be of benefit and implement those methods on a local level. ​

Tentative Schedule: *Rooms are in bold. All unspecified presentations will be in Hensel Phelps West.

Thursday, November 14, 2019


Registration with Meet & Greet with lunch


Value Based Care Update - Mahek Shah



Developing Aero Programs Outside North America - Alvaro Pacheco

Panel Discussion


Aerodigestive As An Inpatient Service - Vrinda Bhardwaj & Doug Sidell



QI and Endoscopy - Rob Kramer

Neurotoxicity Update - Myron Yaster



Friday, November 15, 2019


Aerodigestive Society Presidential Address - R. Paul Boesch



Patient/Parent Panel - Moderator: Jensen Handwork

Concurrent Presentations

-HP West: TEF Guidelines - Tom Kovesi

-Krugman: 3D Printing and Modeling - Kaalan Johnson & David Zopf




Concurrent Presentations

-HP West: Anesthesia for Tracheomalacia and Tracheopexy - Melissa Masaracchia

-Krugman: 3D Printing and Modeling - Kaalan Johnson & David Zopf

Concurrent Presentations

-HP West: What the Customer Wants - Patricia Notario & Chris Stille

-Krugman: Difficult Esophageal Strictures - Rob Kramer

Concurrent Presentations

-HP West: What the Customer Wants - Patricia Notario & Chris Stille

-Krugman: Current and Future Therapies for GERD - Eric Chiou


Lunch and Poster Session


Concurrent Presentations

-HP West: Voice and the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve - Marshall Smith, Alessandro de Alarcon, Scott Rickert

-Krugman: Airvo - Stephen Hawkins​



TEF/EA Session - Stig Somme, Daniel von Allmen, Nicole Murray, Glenn Green, Charles Smithers

Concurrent Presentations

-HP WestDysphagia and Manometry - Ashli O'Rourke

-KrugmanPediatric Airway Surgery as Adult Airway Surgeon - Christopher Wootten

-HP East: Value Based Care Breakout - Mahek Shah


Saturday, November 16, 2019


Aero Research: Best of the Year - Nancy Bauman, Rachel Rosen & Matthew Abts



Concurrent Presentations

-HP WestSevere Asthma and the Role of Bronchoscopy and Aerodigestive Programs - Mikhail Kazachkov

-Krugman: Tissue Engineering - Tendy Chiang

-HP East: Asthma Patients in Aerodigestive Programs - Jessica Erkman

Concurrent Presentations

-HP WestDecannulation Best Practice - Chris Baker

-Krugman: Tracheostomy and Open Airway Surgery Simulation - Evan Propst

-HP East: Asthma Patients in Aerodigestive Programs - Jessica Erkman


Concurrent Presentations

-HP West: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches to Vomiting - Rachel Rosen

-Krugman: Dysphagia and Manemotry Cases and Therapeutics- Ashli O'Rourke

-HP East: Nursing and Advanced Practice Breakout - Ben Corbett & Sparrow Helland


Concurrent Presentations

-HP West: Creative Thickening Before Consideration of Entereal Tubes - Kara Larson

-Krugman: TBD

-HP East: TBD


GI Lunch Session Panel - Dana Williams, Eric Chiou, Matt Ryan



Vocal Cord Dysfunction Update - Tod Olin

Pediatric Congenital heart Disease and the Airway - Max Mitchell


Concurrent Presentations

-HP West: Aerodigestive Triple Endoscopy from the Anesthesiologist's Perspective - Janosy, Benscoter, Everett, Brooks, Ciarallo

-Krugman: FEES Session - Prager, Maybee, Harrington, Worthington

-HP East: GI Considerations in the Neurologically Compromised Patients - Sam Nurko




Concurrent Presentations​

-HP West: Complications of Our Procedures - Steve Goudy, Dan Benscoter, Sparrow Helland, Melissa Brooks, Joel Friedlander

-Krugman: Advanced FEES Session

-HP East: TBD

Telehealth - Christopher Colby

Delphi Update - R. Paul Boesch

Abstract Submission for Podium or Poster Presentation

Please note that you MUST create a separate account in order to submit an abstract.​ This account is different from your registration account. 

Abstract submission deadline is October 11th. You will be notified if your abstract has been accepted by October 20th, 2019

Three cash awards of $250 will be awarded to the three best posters or presentations.

Poster Session

The poster session set up in Krugman Conference Hall (Trivisible Room) throughout the duration of the conference. The conference will provide a board, pin, and stand for all approved posters. Recommended poster size is 36"x48" but larger sizes are acceptable.

Registration and Payment
Course registration fees are as follows: 


On/Before 11/2/2019

On/After 11/3/2019​

Day Rate





Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, or Nutritionist




Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners








Resident, Fellow, or Student



If you are an invited speaker, please register using the link below. Registration fees are waived for speakers. ​

Note:  Course fees include all sessions, CME/CEU credit, materials, and breakfast and lunch Friday and Saturday.

Registration: To register, please visit our registration page here. Please email Katelynn Jennings​ or call 303-724-1957 for any questions. 

Cancellation Policy
If you must cancel your registration for this course, we will refund your registration less a $25 processing fee, provided you notify us by midnight 11/02/19. In the event of cancellation or rescheduling due to unforeseen circumstances, the University of Colorado Denver will refund registration fees in full. The University of Colorado Denver is not responsible for non-transferable, non-refundable airline tickets or hotel accommodations purchased in connection with attendance at this activity. If for any reason the course is cancelled by the provider, the University of Colorado Denver will refund registration fees in full. 

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit
The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

This program is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


We recommend that you reserve your stay at the Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver, or the SpringHill Suites by Marriott. These hotels are across the street from the Anschutz Medical Campus and is a quick 15 minute walk or shuttle ride. Please view this page​ for walking directions from the hotels to the conference spaces.


Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver

The special room rate is available until October 23rd, 2019. Be sure to book as soon as possible as the group block is likely to sell out soon! The Hyatt offers complimentary shuttles to and from the Anschutz Medical Campus. In addition, the hotel offers shuttles to the Colfax Light Rail station (use this station to take the Light Rail to the Denver International Airport). The participant is responsible for scheduling the complimentary Hyatt shuttle.

Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver
13200 East 14th Place
Aurora, CO 80011

To book lodging, please visit this website or call 303-365-1234 and mention Aerodigestive Program group code G-ADDC.


SpringHill Suites by Marriott-Anschutz Medical Campus

The special room rate is available until October 13th, 2019. Be sure to book as soon as possible as the group block is likely to sell out soon! SpringHill Suites offers complimentary shuttles to and from the Anschutz Medical Campus. In addition, the hotel offers shuttles anywhere within a 3 mile radius. The shuttle runs every hour on the 30.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott
13400 East Colfax Avenue
Aurora, CO 80011

To book lodging, please visit this website or call 720-262-4571 and mention Aerodigestive Program.​

Questions and Additional Information 

Please contact Katelynn Jennings by email​ or phone at 303-724-1957.

Americans with Disability Act: Please contact Katelynn Jennings if you have any need for auxiliary aids or special assistance.​​