It has been announced that the 2016 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM)—a joint meeting of eight otolaryngological societies—will be held May 18-22 in Chicago, Ill. The Hyatt Regency Chicago will house all the scientific sessions and technical exhibits, and serve as the headquarters hotel.

The Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) 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. This year’s COSM event is slated to feature dozens of scientific presentations highlighting research in progress in otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). Each participating society will present its own educational scientific program to the more than 1,700 otolaryngologists and otolaryngology residents who typically attend the meeting.

The 2016 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 over 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.

The societies participating in the 2016 combined meeting include the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Broncho-Esophagological Association, American Laryngological Association, American Neurotology Society, American Otological Society, American Rhinological Society, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, and the Triological Society.

Important deadlines for the 2016 COSM event are:

April 18: Early Registration Deadline

April 19: Hyatt Magnificent Mile Chicago Rate Deadline

April 25: Hyatt Regency Chicago/ Gwen Hotel Rate Deadline

April 27: Fairmont Hotel Rate Deadline

May 18-22: COSM Spring Meetings

A program schedule and more information is available on the COSM website.

Source: COSM; Association Management Services, American College of Surgeons ( 

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