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Update on Acute and Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Presenter: Alissa Kanaan, MD UAMS Department of Otolaryngology
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Knowledge Gap: 
The purpose of this activity is to educate healthcare providers with the most up-to-date information on the damage control resuscitation in the trauma critical care patient.

Target Audience
The target audience includes all healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who would like to learn about the update on sinusitis and how it pertains to their respective profession.

Release and Expiration Dates
07/19/2016 - 07/19/2019


  1. Explain the current American Academy of Otolaryngology guidelines and recommendations.
  2. Define acute and chronic rhinosinusitis.
  3. Apply sinusitis management.


Biographical Info


Dr. Kanaan completed a residency in otolaryngology head and neck surgery from the American University of Beirut, then completed a pediatric ENT fellowship at Mcgill university in Montréal. She then completed a rhinology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. She joined UAMS 2 years ago as the rhinologist. She currently serves as the Director of the Division of Rhinology and Allergy.


1.      Sinus and Allergy Health Partnership (SAHP). Antimicrobial treatment guidelines for acute bacterial rhinosinusitis. Otolaryn- gol Head Neck Surg. 2004;130(suppl):1-45.

2.     Aribandi M, McCoy VA, Bazan C. Imaging features of invasive and noninvasive
fungal sinusitis: a review. Radiographics. 27 (5): 1283-96.

3.     American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Clinical Guidelines http://www.entnet.org/content/clinical-practice-guidelines



Speaker Disclosures:
The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CE activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Kim Miller
Sarah Rhoads 
Susan Smith Dodson
Mark Jansen

Alissa Kanaan, MD              

Peer Reviewers: 
Kim Miller, MCHES

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2.       Complete the pre-test 
3.       View the entire activity online 
4.       Complete the post-test 
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           You may retake the post-test if you do not receive a passing score.
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Designation Statement 
The UAMS College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


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Cost to receive credit
No cost to LOD Members.
$20 - Non LOD Members

Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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1 Hours> Non-Accredited

1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

1 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

1 CECH, 1 CECH> National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. > CHES