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American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Broncho-Esophagological Association
American Head and Neck Society
American Laryngological Association
American Neurotology Society
American Otological Society
American Rhinologic Society
American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
The Triological Society
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APRIL 22-26, 2015
COSM - COMBINED OTOLARYNGOLOGY SPRING MEETINGS • REGISTRATION & HOUSING
Dear Colleague:
Dear Colleague:
On behalf of the Secretaries Liaison Committee, we invite
you to join us for the COSM 2015 meeting, April 22-26.
This year is not to be missed! All nine COSM Societies will
come together in America’s most historic city—Boston,
Massachusetts.
COSM Societies received a record number of abstracts and
has developed an exceptional scientific meeting. The Spring
Meetings will include pertinent research, clinical specialty
updates, and an opportunity to network with your colleagues.
The scientific meetings will be located in the Hynes
Convention Center, and connected to the COSM
headquarters hotel, the Sheraton Boston. Located in the
heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood, the
central location of this year’s meeting is ideal. Nicknamed
“America’s Walking City,” Boston offers rich cultural and
educational institutions, world-class dining, museums, and
shopping, all within walking distance of the meeting.
The exhibits are a vital part of COSM, and now will be open
during both Poster Receptions. Please be sure to allow time
in your schedule to visit the exhibit hall to see the latest
products and services related to your specialty. You certainly
won’t want to miss the exhibits this year as COSM will be
raffling off a fabulous prize daily (winner must be present to
win). Lunch is served daily in the exhibit hall. Please note that
the exhibit hall will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
and will be closed on Wednesday and Sunday.
This year’s COSM meeting promises to be one of our best—
with a wide scope of papers, posters and panels covering all
aspects of our specialty. We encourage you to participate in
this educational experience and register online at
www.cosm.md!
We look forward to seeing you in Boston!
Stanley M. Shapshay, MD, FACS
Chair, COSM Secretaries Liaison Committee
COSM Secretaries
Liaison Committee
Stanley Shapshay, MD, FACS, Chair,
COSM Secretaries Liaison Committee
Minas Constantinides, MD, FACS
American Academy of Facial Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
Milan Amin, MD
American Broncho-Esophagological
Association (ABEA)
Brian Burkey, MD
American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)
Gady Har-El, MD, FACS
American Laryngological Association
(ALA)
Moises Arriaga, MD, FACS
American Neurotology Society (ANS)
Steven Telian, MD
American Otological Society (AOS)
James Palmer, MD
American Rhinological Society (ARS)
Anna Messner, MD
American Society of Pediatric
Otolaryngology (ASPO)
Myles Pensak, MD, FACS
The Triological Society (TRIO)
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
COSM 2016
May 18-22, 2016
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
CONNECT WITH US!
COSM
c/o American College of Surgeons
633 N. Saint Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-202-5034
Fax: 312-267-1783
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.cosm.md
Twitter: twitter.com/__COSM
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MISSION
The mission of the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) is to bring together the membership of the COSM societies,
Otolaryngology residents in training, medical students and allied health professionals for the purpose of disseminating and exchanging
the latest cutting edge clinical and basic scientific research. COSM is the premier educational and technology forum for providing the
sub specialties in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery with an opportunity to improve and expand their knowledge and skills
thereby enhancing the quality of patient care.
What is COSM?
The Combined Otolaryngology Spring
Meetings is comprised of nine societies
that join together once a year to share,
exchange, and discuss the latest
research, advances, and hot topics
in the field of otolaryngology. This
meeting provides an opportunity to
compare varying experiences within
several interesting and important areas
of otolaryngology. It also provides the
opportunity to view over 500 poster
presentations and discuss the research
with the authors. In addition, more than
85 companies exhibit at COSM to display
the latest technology and products and to
discuss recent trends within the field. You
don’t want to miss this great educational
opportunity to attend a meeting
that fosters communication among
otolaryngology-related subspecialties and
is a forum to exchange a wide range of
ideas. For more information regarding
the scientific programs and educational
offerings at COSM, visit the Web site
at www.cosm.md. Each participating
society provides a link to its individual web
site where program information can be
viewed.
SOCIETY ACRONYMS
2015 COSM SCHEDULE
AM
Wednesday
April 22
Thursday
April 23
Friday
April 24
Saturday
April 25
Sunday
April 26
AHNS
AAFPRS
ARS
ANS
AOS
AAFPRS American Academy of Facial Plastic
and Reconstructive Surgery
www.aafprs.org
ALA
ABEA
TRIO
ASPO
ASPO
ABEA American Broncho-Esophagological
Association
www.abea.net
AHNS American Head and Neck Society
www.ahns.info
ALA American Laryngological Association
www.alahns.org
ANS American Neurotology Society
www.americanneurotologysociety.com
AOS American Otological Society
www.americanotologicalsociety.org
ARS American Rhinologic Society
www.american-rhinologic.org
ASPO American Society of Pediatric
Otolaryngology
www.aspo.us
TRIO The Triological Society
www.triological.org
AHNS
PM
EVE
TRIO
AAFPRS
AHNS
ANS
AOS
ABEA
ALA
ARS
ASPO
AHNS
ARS
ASPO
TRIO
ALA - R
1st Poster
(AAFPRS,
ABEA, AHNS,
and ALA) – R
2nd Poster
(ANS, AOS,
ARS, ASPO,
and TRIO) – R
AOS – B
ANS – R
ASPO – B
ARS - R
ABBREVIATIONS
B Banquet
R Reception
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HOUSING RESERVATIONS DEADLINES
SHERATON BOSTON - MARCH 27
BOSTON MARRIOTT COPLEY - APRIL 3
INSTRUCTIONS
• Book online! Visit the reservation site.
HOUSING INFORMATION
To obtain the necessary amount of
meeting and exhibit space at Hynes
Convention Center, COSM must commit
to using a minimum number of guest
rooms. If that commitment is not met,
COSM will incur significant financial
penalties and it will cause a major impact
on the future programs that COSM is
able to offer. By booking your room at
the Sheraton Boston or Boston Marriott
Copley Place in the room block, you will
help COSM meet their hotel obligation.
We thank you in advance for your
assistance.
• In some instances, the room block
sells out before the stated cutoff date,
therefore we encourage you to make a
reservation early.
• Rooms are assigned on a first-come,
first-served basis as received by the
hotel.
HEADQUARTERS HOTEL
Sheraton Boston
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199
Phone: 617-236-2000
DESCRIPTION
The Sheraton Boston is connected via a
walkway bridge to the Hynes Convention
Center where the COSM Scientific
Meeting is being held. Participating
society social events and committee
meetings will also be scheduled at the
Sheraton.
The Sheraton Boston Hotel is located just
four miles from Boston Logan International
Airport and is connected via indoor
access to the Shops at Prudential Center
and Copley Place. The hotel features
newly renovated guest rooms, two
restaurants, a fitness facility including an
indoor lap pool and a new spa.
COSM SINGLE/DOUBLE RATE
The rate for COSM meeting attendees
is $259 single or double occupancy per
night plus tax.
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HOTEL RATE DEADLINE
Reservations made after the deadline
date of March 27, 2015, or when the room
block fills, are subject to rate and space
availability. INSTRUCTIONS
• Book online! Visit the reservation site
• Reservations can also be made by
calling the hotel directly at 1-888-6277054. Please reference the COSM
Otolaryngology Spring Meeting to
receive the special group rate. A credit
card will be required at the time of
booking to hold your reservation.
• Reservations must be cancelled 72
hours prior to scheduled arrival to
avoid penalty.
ALTERNATE HOTEL
Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-236-5800
DESCRIPTION
An additional small block of rooms is
being held for COSM attendees at the
Boston Marriott Copley Place, also
connected via indoor walkway bridge
to Hynes Convention Center where the
COSM Scientific Meeting is being held.
The Marriott offers well-appointed guest
rooms with 24-hour room service, a health
club and swimming pool, one restaurant
and a coffee shop. COSM SINGLE/DOUBLE RATE
The rate for COSM meeting attendees is
$262 for single or double occupancy per
night plus tax.
HOTEL RATE DEADLINE:
Reservations made after the deadline date
of Friday, April 3, 2015, or when the room
block fills, are subject to rate and space
availability.
• Reservations can also be made by
calling the hotel directly at 1-800-2289290. Please reference the COSM
Otolaryngology Spring Meeting to
receive the special group rate. A credit
card will be required at the time of
booking to hold your reservation.
• Reservations must be cancelled 24
hours in advance of check in date to
avoid a cancellation fee.
TRANSPORTATION
INFORMATION
TRAVELING TO BOSTON
Getting to Sheraton Boston hotel is easy,
hotel is easily accessible by car, train, or
public transportation. You can take a taxi,
public transportation, SuperShuttle, or
our Boston hotel airport shuttle. Please
visit Sheraton Boston directions for
detailed instructions on how to navigate to
the hotel.
AIR
New England’s largest transportation
center, Logan International Airport,
recently completed a major expansion and
modernization. Logan Airport is located a
convenient two miles from the city center,
with several public airport transportation
options from downtown and suburban
locations. There are approximately
40 airlines that serve Boston Logan
International Airport. To learn more about
Logan and find information about airlines,
flights, security and directions to the
airport at massport.com.
COSM has arranged special meeting
discounts on United Airlines. These
special discounts are available by booking
with United directly, through a travel
agent, or online.
United Airlines
800-426-1122
7:00 am–9:00 pm CST; Monday–Friday
8:00 am–6:00 pm CST; Saturday–Sunday
ACS Z Code: ZTEZ
Agreement Code: 973454
Purchase your ticket online at www.united.com
and receive a discount off the lowest
applicable fares. When booking online,
please enter ZTEZ973454 to receive your
discount. Area/Zone fares based on
geographic location are also available with
no Saturday night stay required.
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CAR RENTAL SERVICE
Avis has been designated as the official
rental car company for this year’s COSM.
Special meeting rates and discounts
are available on a wide selection of GM
and other fine cars. To receive these
special rates and discounts, be sure to
mention your AVIS Worldwide Discount
(AWD) number when you call. Advance
reservations are recommended.
AVIS Reservations:
Phone: 800-331-1600
www.avis.com
AWD Number: B169699
BOSTON INFORMATION
THINGS TO DO IN BOSTON
Boston is a blend of stylish sophistication
and historic New England charm. Boston
Harbor offers a multitude of activities from
harbor cruises at high noon to romantic
sails at sunset, from whale watches
out on the ocean to people-watching
along the new HarborWalk. Boston
shops and galleries are inviting any time
of year whether you’re a serious and
seasoned shopper, a bona-fide bargain
hunter or a window shopper. Explore the
hidden gardens of Beacon Hill, the inner
courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner
Museum and the enclosed garden at
Trinity Church. The country’s first public
library with more than 6 million volumes
is equally a museum masterpiece filled
with murals, frescoes, paintings and
sculptures. For more information, visit
www.bostonusa.com.
CLIMATE
REGISTRATION
INSTRUCTIONS
QUESTIONS?
PHONE: 312-202-5244 or e-mail:
[email protected]
There are three easy ways to register,
please choose only one method:
1. ONLINE: www.cosm.md
2. FAX: 312/202-5003
3. MAIL: COSM Registration Office
c/o American College of Surgeons
633 N. Saint Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611
If you choose not to register online, please
visit www.cosm.md to download the
registration form PDF.
Confirmations will be sent within 10
working days. If you require a guarantee
of receipt, send registration forms by an
overnight carrier who can provide you with
confirmation of delivery.
COSM is not responsible for faxes not
received due to mechanical failure or
circumstances beyond our control. Due to
the high volume of faxes received, we are
unable to confirm receipt immediately.
MEETING CANCELLATION: A refund of 50
percent of the registration fees, minus
a $10 processing fee, will be returned
to those who notify COSM in writing by
Monday, April 6, 2015. After this date,
refunds for registration fees will not be
issued. The COSM Administrative Fee, if
applicable, is nonrefundable.
REGISTRATION LOCATION &
HOURS:
LOCATION: Hynes Convention Center,
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Floor
HOURS:
Wednesday, April 22 • 6:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, April 23 • 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, April 24 • 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 25 • 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday, April 26 • 7:00 am – 10:00 am
EXHIBIT HALL LOCATION &
HOURS:
LOCATION: Hynes Convention Center –
Exhibit Hall D
HOURS:
Thursday, April 23 • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm;
5:30 – 7:00pm (during Poster Reception)
Individuals with disabilities who require
special assistance should contact
Marisa Villalba at [email protected]
or 312/202-5322.
Friday, April 24 • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm;
5:30 – 7:00pm (during Poster Reception)
REGISTRATION SUBSTITUTION
AND CANCELLATION POLICIES:
meeting rooms and exhibit hall. Children
under the age of 16 are not permitted in
the exhibit hall.
SUBSTITUTIONS: Substitution of one
Saturday, April 25 • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
NOTE: Badges must be worn to enter
individual for another is not allowed.
The average high temperature in April
is 51 degrees and the average low
temperature is 41 degrees.
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Early Registration Deadline: Monday, March 23, 2015
COSM Registration Fees
RESIDENT REGISTRATION FEE
All COSM Society Meetings
$150
MEDICAL STUDENT REGISTRATION FEE
All COSM Society Meetings
$125
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL
PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE
SURGERY (AAFPRS)
MEETING DATES: April 22-23
Early: After March 23:
Member $200
Emeritus Member No Fee Non Member $300
Allied Health $150
$250
No Fee
$350
$200
AMERICAN BRONCHOESOPHAGOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
(ABEA)
MEETING DATES: April 22-23
Early
Member $125
Emeritus Member No Fee Senior Member $125
Candidate No Fee
Non Member $175
Allied Health $100
After March 23:
$150
$50
$150
No Fee
$200
$125
AMERICAN HEAD AND NECK SOCIETY
(AHNS)
AMERICAN OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY (AOS)
MEETING DATES: April 22 - 23
Member Emeritus Member
Candidate
Non Member Allied Health Early: After March 23:
$225
$275
$140
$190
$140$190
$325
$375
$140
$190
Early: After March 23:
$175
$150
No Fee
$235
$175
AMERICAN NEUROTOLOGY SOCIETY
(ANS)
MEETING DATES: April 24-25
Member Candidate Non Member Allied Health Early: After March 23:
$100
No Fee
$175
$125
$125
No Fee
No Fee
$200
$100
MEETING DATES: April 23-24
MEETING DATES: April 22-23
Member $125 Emeritus Member $100
Candidate No Fee
Non Member $175
Allied Health $150
Early: After March 23:
Member $100
Emeritus Member No Fee
Candidate No Fee
Non Member $150 Allied Health $75 AMERICAN RHINOLOGIC SOCIETY (ARS)
AMERICAN LARYNGOLOGICAL
ASSOCIATION (ALA)
MEETING DATES: April 25-26
$125
No Fee
$225
$150
Member Emeritus Member Candidate Non Member Allied Health Early: After March 23:
$150
$100
$100
$200
$100
$175
$100
$100
$225
$125
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PEDIATRIC
OTOLARYNGOLOGY (ASPO)
MEETING DATES: April 24-26
Early: After March 23:
Member $200
Emeritus Member No Fee
Non Member $300
Allied Health $100
$250
No Fee
$350
$150
THE TRIOLOGICAL SOCIETY (TRIO)
MEETING DATES: April 24-25
Early: After March 23:
Member $225
Emeritus Member No Fee
Senior Member No Fee
Non Member $300
Allied Health $125
$275
$50
$50
$350
$150
GUEST REGISTRATION
All COSM meetings
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$100
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Banquet and Reception Information
Please select which banquets/receptions you plan to attend at the time of registration.
If you have questions about a particular event, the contact information is listed below.
ABEA Past President’s Dinner
Invited Guests Only: $0
Tuesday, April 21
6:30 - 9:30 pm
ATTIRE: Business Casual
CONTACT: Katie Fitzgerald
PHONE: 855-876-2232
EMAIL: [email protected]
ALA President’s Reception*
Members: $80
Nonmembers: $90
Wednesday, April 22
7:30 pm
ATTIRE: Festive & Colorful Business Casual
CONTACT: Maxine Cunningham
PHONE: 615-315-7098
EMAIL: [email protected]
*To purchase tickets and to receive
additional information, please contact the
ALA Administrator. Deadline to purchase
tickets is April 10, 2015.
ALA Former Laryngology Fellows Reception
By Invitation Only
Thursday, April 23
7:30 – 9:00 pm
ATTIRE: Casual
CONTACT: Maxine Cunningham
PHONE: 615-315-7098
E-MAIL: [email protected]
AHNS President’s Reception
No Fee
Thursday, April 23
7:15 - 8:00 pm
ATTIRE: Conference Attire
CONTACT: Adriana Michaels
PHONE: 310-437-0559
FAX: 310-437-0585
EMAIL: [email protected]
ANS 50th Anniversary President’s Reception
“Golden Gala”
Members and Invited Guests Only:
No Fee
Friday, April 24
7:00 – 9:00 pm
ATTIRE: Business Casual
CONTACT: Kristen Bordignon
PHONE: 217-638-0801
FAX: 727-800-9428
EMAIL: [email protected]
americanneurotologysociety.com
AOS President’s Reception/Banquet &
Dance
Members and Invited Guests Only:
$125 per person
Nonmembers: Please contact the AOS
Administrator directly
Saturday, April 25
6:30 - 11:00 pm
ATTIRE: Formal – Black Tie Optional
CONTACT: Kristen Bordignon
PHONE: 217-638-0801
FAX: 727-800-9428
EMAIL: [email protected]
americanotologicalsociety.org
ARS President’s Welcome Reception*
Members: No Fee
Guests, Residents & Medical Students:
$35 per person
Friday, April 24
6:30 - 8:00 pm
ATTIRE: Business
CONTACT: Wendi Perez
PHONE: 845-988-1631
FAX: 845-986-1527
EMAIL: [email protected]
*Attendees must be registered for the
ARS meeting in order to attend.
ASPO Banquet
Members: $75 per person
Nonmembers: $75 per person
Saturday, April 25
6:30 – 8:30 pm
ATTIRE: Business Casual
CONTACT: Kathy Madryk
PHONE: 312-202-5293
FAX: 312-267-1781
EMAIL: [email protected]
ASPO Fun Run
Members: $25 per person
Friday, April 24
7:15 am
ATTIRE: Athletic
CONTACT: Kathy Madryk
PHONE: 312-202-5293
FAX: 312-267-1781
EMAIL: [email protected]
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