Each year, the ARS hosts an Advanced Sinus and Skull Base Course for current/future (matched) Rhinology Fellows-In-Training. The program has been specifically designed with your needs in mind and consists of lectures, a full day of hands-on experience, and networking opportunities with our faculty and your peers. If you are not matched into a Rhinology Fellowship, you can not apply for this course. Limited space.


June 3-5-2021


Arrival: Thursday, June 3, 2021 by 5:00 pm / Welcome Reception begins at 5:45 pm
Course: June 3-5, 2021
Departure: Saturday, June 5, 2021

Airfare to the 2021 Fellows Course will be covered up to $375.  You will need to make your own reservations and submit your flight expenses to Wendi Perez at the conclusion of the course.  DO NOT PURCHASE TICKETS UNTIL YOUR APPLICATION AS BEEN ACCEPTED AND YOU HAVE RECEIVED OFFICIAL CONFIRMTION.

You will be responsible for round-trip ground transportation from the airport to the Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston.


Reservations will be made on your behalf for June 3-5, 2021 at:
Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston
1501 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL  60201
Phone:  847-491-6400
URL:  https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/evanston/chine/hoteldetail

You will be responsible for your round-trip ground transportation to/from the Holiday Inn.

Welcome to the Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston located in downtown Evanston, Illinois.  Located just 11 miles from downtown Chicago and beside Lake Michigan, the hotel is 30 minutes from O’Hare International Airport and 40 minutes from Chicago Midway Airport.  Local attractions include Northwestern University, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Baha’i temple, Chicago Botanical Gardens and Lake Michigan beaches.


Please reserve your airline reservations.  You will be reimbursed the cost of your airfare up to $375.  You will submit your airline receipts to Wendi Perez ([email protected]) at the conclusion of the course for reimbursement.  Do not reserve your tickets until you have been officially accepted into the course.


ARS Course Directors

Joseph Han, MD, FARS – Eastern Virginia Medical School
Seth Brown, MD, FARS – University of Connecticut
Joey Raviv, MD – University of Chicago 


Dana Crosby, MD, FARS – Southern Illinois University
Stephanie Joe, MD, FARS – University of Illinois at Chicago
Victoria Lee, MD – University of Illinois at Chicago
David Poetker, MD, FARS – Medical College of Wisconsin|
Ewa Schafer, MD – NorthShore University Health System
James Stankiewicz, MD, FARS – Loyola University
Auddie Sweis, MD – NorthShore University Health System
Jonathan Ting, MD, FARS – Indiana University School of Medicine
Ricky Wong, MD – NorthShore University Health System


Question: Will ground transportation be provided?
Answer: No. You will be responsible for round-trip ground transportation to the hotel.

Question: Who do I contact for air travel arrangements?
Answer: Fellows are responsible for booking their own air transportation. Depending upon your departure city, date and time, partial, or all your airfare will be covered up to a maximum of $375. The cost of your airfare will be reimbursed after the conclusion of the Course.

Question: When do I need to arrive?
Answer: Please plan to arrive on Thursday, June 3 prior to 5:00 pm.  The first function is a Welcome Reception at 5:45 pm. 

Note:  Hotel guest room check-in is 3:00 pm.  Though it is not a guarantee, every effort will be made to have your room available upon an earlier arrival.

Question: What is the attire for the Fellows Course?
Answer: Business casual for all meetings and dinners.


For more information, or questions, please contact:

Susan Arias, [email protected]
Phone: 973-545-2735, x4
Wendi Perez, [email protected]
Phone: 973-545-2735, x6