The 2018 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM)—a joint meeting of nine otolaryngological societies—will be held April 18-22, 2018, in National Harbor, Maryland, the American College of Surgeons announced. According to the announcement, the meeting will feature dozens of scientific presentations highlighting research in progress in otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). Each participating society presents its own educational scientific program to the more than 1,700 otolaryngologists and otolaryngology residents who typically attend the meeting.

The COSM program includes guest lectures by prominent leaders in surgery; numerous courses and scientific sessions; dozens of papers reflecting research related to current issues in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of otolaryngology-related conditions; and two scientific poster receptions, featuring more than 800 posters. A variety of companies will display products or services that provide solutions for managing diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.

A list of sessions of interest to the press is posted on the COSM website. The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center will serve as the headquarters hotel and will house all the scientific sessions and technical exhibits.

For a complete program guide, please click here. To register, please visit the COSM website here. To download the COSM 2018 mobile app, which is designed to help guide attendees at the meeting, please click here.

The Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings is a scientific and educational symposium that was created in 1970 to help surgeons stay abreast of the latest trends and best practice methods in otolaryngology. The societies participating in the 2018 combined meeting are the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(AAFPRS), American Broncho-Esophagological Association, American Head and Neck Society(AHNS), American Laryngological Association (ALA), American Neurotology Society(ANS), American Otological Society, American Rhinologic Society (ARS), American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO), and the Triological Society.

Source: American College of Surgeons

Image: American College of Surgeons, COSM 2018