For several years the ARS Education Committee has sponsored a course held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Rhinologic Society in the Fall.  This course is dedicated to instruction of relevant anatomy and surgical techniques in the dissection of the sinuses and skull base.   This course is open only to Otolaryngology residents-in-training.

The course will be held preceding the ARS Annual Meeting at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA on September 8th & 9th, 2022. This will include both didactic lectures as well as a cadaver dissection lab. Additionally, there will be a reception held exclusively for the residents attending this course and ARS leadership, which will be an excellent networking opportunity for your residents.

The didactic portion will be held from 12pm-5pm on Thursday, September 8th with a reception to follow.  The cadaver lab will be held from 7:30am-12pm on Friday, September 9th

This is a unique experience for those residents interested in rhinology fellowship as well as those who may simply want exposure to the faculty of national rhinologic experts and hands-on practice with rhinologic procedures.  This course is NOT intended for incoming ARS fellows who have previously matched and are already scheduled to complete the ARS fellows course in the Summer of 2023.

It is FREE for residents attending the ARS meeting. However, we have only a limited number of cadaveric stations and thus we are registering residents in order of application. In order to ensure attendance once a resident has registered, we are requiring the attached form to be filled out and signed by both the resident and residency program director. If the resident registers but does not attend and has not given us notice at least 1 month prior to the meeting, they will not be eligible for future courses.

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*Application form can only be accessed by Resident Members of the ARS - if you are not already a resident member (FREE) you will need to sign up here


After a long wait, the Resident Dissection Course returned and took place at the Millenium Biltmore on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

The Resident ARS Dissection Course was a success this year! The course filled quickly and generated a sizeable waiting list.  This course has continued to be a highly sought after event at the Fall ARS meeting and we plan to continue offering this course in September 2022 in Philadelphia.

The entire faculty did an amazing job putting together educational material ranging from the medical management of CRS to the nuances of doing complex skull base surgery. Our goal was to put on a highly interactive course to allow discussion from the audience. We achieved this goal as the case presentations and panels generated robust discussions and interactions from the audience.

The meet and greet following the didactics on Thursday night brought together attendees, course faculty and ARS leadership. Our attendees continue to rank this as one of the most important aspects to the course. Thank you to the ARS leadership and our corporate partner Intersect ENT for supporting this portion of the course.

The cadaver dissection as always was the highlight of the course with attendees getting to perform basic endoscopic sinus surgery to more advanced surgical procedures. All stations had image guidance with a full array of instrumentation and drills that was made available by our corporate partner Olympus. A special thank you for all the time and energy Olympus put into the course to make it a great experience for all.

Here is a copy of the 2021 course agenda.

See you in Philadelphia for the next ARS Resident Dissection Course!

Jeremiah A. Alt MD, PhD, FARS
Garret Choby MD, FARS
Tony Del Signore, MD, MPH, FARS
Angela Donaldson, MD, FARS