Makkah Learning Objectives

  • Provide updated guidelines and clinical practices for the evaluation of patients with hearing loss and for the formulation of a strategy for medical versus surgical management
  • Contrast between the different etiologies of chronic otitis media and its potential complications, to formulate a management strategy.
  • Provide update regarding current indications, selection criteria, contraindications, expected outcomes, and complications associated with each implantable hearing devices.
  • Provide updates regarding the latest diagnostic, treatment counselling and rehabilitation options and procedures for dizzy patients
  • Provide updates regarding Tinnitus evaluation and management in order to formulate an appropriate treatment strategy
  • Assess the patient with common H&N neoplasms, and know all the current diagnostic and treatment modalities available.
  • Come up with new guidelines on the treatment of common ENT problems in KSA
  • Recognize the latest technologies for investigating ENT disease  
  • Consider how to provide effective presentation, learning and assessment in different clinical settings
  • Assess patients with common causes of hoarseness and be aware of Phonomicrosurgical Techniques for the Management of Common Vocal Disorder
  • Assess the patient with nasal complaints, and categorize the different etiologies
  • Identify deferent Endoscopic Transnasal Procedures for Chronic Inflammatory and Neoplastic Disease of the Sinuses, Orbit, and Skull Base
  • Formulate a surgical management strategy for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis failing medical management, in order to minimize complications, and maximize clinical outcomes
  • Determine the limitations, risks, potential complications, for ENT surgery, and formulate an appropriate surgical strategy that is consistent with realistic patient expectation.
  • Assess the patient with ENT complaints, and differentiate between the different types of common noninfectious and infectious types. Formulate appropriate medical and/or surgical treatment strategies.
  • Determine which patients are appropriate for a variety of in-office procedures, and know the proper preoperative preparation and surgical technique to use.
  • Stand with the recent updates in the assessment and management of voice, speech, language, and swallowing disorders
  • Exposing new ideas for research in ORL-HNS in Saudi Arabia.
  • Evaluating current management strategies in hearing loss and hearing screening, to come up with solid strategies which will be followed in all hearing rehabilitation centers in the Kingdom.
  • Evaluation of risk factors associated with noise induced hearing loss.