ORL Progress Notes Newsletter
  April 16, 2012


Martin J. Citardi, MD, FACS

Please join us in Celebrating World Voice Day!
Every year on April 16, otolaryngologists and other healthcare professionals together encourage everyone to recongize the importance of the human voice.  The focus is on developing healthy lifestyles that sustain a strong voice.  For 2012, we present a video that highlights some of the important ways that individuals use their voices.

In this issue, we also present an update on the research efforts within the department, as well as a report from 2011 Advanced Rhinology Concepts, our CME course on nasal and sinus diseases and their treatments.

As always, we welcome your feedback and comments. Please feel free to contact us at any time—and to forward this newsletter to friends and colleagues.

Martin J. Citardi, MD, FACS      e-mail


Make Your Voice Count!

Celebrate World Voice Day! World Voice Day, celebrated each year on April 16, informs the public of the importance of the human voice and the need for preventative care. Many abuse their voice by smoking, shouting, drinking, or poor speaking technique. When problems occur, treatment is often ignored, leading to more significant problems. The Texas

Research Update

Otorhinolaryngologists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center are engaged in research efforts that drive the innovation that moves medicine forward into the future.  The following reports were presented at the 2011 annual meetings of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the

Advanced Rhinology Concepts CME Attracts a National and International Audience of Otolaryngologists

Approximately 150 otolaryngologists and other healthcare providers took advantage of the opportunity to advance the care they provide their patients at the 2011 Advanced Rhinology Concepts CME event held last November.  Sponsored by the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, the biennial