General Information

Course Description

This comprehensive multi-day continuing medical education program in rhinology focuses on the advanced endoscopic management of sinus and nasal disease, functional disorders of the nose, cosmetic disorders of the nose and applications of the most modern technologies, including image guidance systems for sinus surgery. A hands-on laboratory dissection with contemporary equipment, including navigation systems, will be available. Pathophysiology and treatment of chronic sinusitis, including the role of fungi, will also be discussed.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Rhinology - Rhinoplasty CoursesIdentify and assess patients for sinus surgery
  • Identify complications during and after sinus surgery
  • Formulate rationale for surgery based on the pathophysiology of chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Identify the link between chronic sinusitis and fungi
  • Identify the different approaches to septorhinoplasty
  • Identify complications of septorhinoplasty
  • Identify appropriate techniques to repair nasal valve disorders

Intended Audience

  • Otorhinolaryngologists
  • Facial Plastic Surgeons
  • Otorhinolaryngology residents
  • Nurses and allied health personnel interested in Rhinology


The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note to Laboratory Participants

To insure the best experience for participants, the number of participants for the Cadaver Lab is limited to 40 participants. Each participant will have a partner with whom he or she will share a station, a specimen and all instrumentation.

Please bring your surgical loupes and headlamp for labs.


You can register online using all major credit cards at or complete the form and return with method of payment by mail or fax. Residents in training without financial support from their residency can apply for a scholarship from the Gromo Foundation to have their fee covered. The amount of available lab places is limited, thus early application is encouraged. Please email for details. The registration fees include tuition, comprehensive course material, continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks. Conference participants will be offered the option to attend the Conference Dinner at no charge. The University at Buffalo reserves the right to limit the number of participants for a course due to limited lab facilities. Early registration is strongly advised. A letter of confirmation will be sent upon receipt of payment and completed registration.

Send paper registrations to:

University at Buffalo
Rhinofest 2019
1237 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209

Or Fax to (716) 362-9588.

For registration and program information, please call Beverly Hurley at (716) 362-9585. Please make checks payable to the Gromo Foundation.

Download Rhinofest (Rhinoplasty and Sinus Courses) Brochure (pdf)

Cancellation Policy

Your registration fee (less a $75 administrative fee) will be refunded when written notification is received by the University at Buffalo, before October 1, 2023 (fax# 716-362-9588 or email No refunds will be made after October 1, 2019. The University at Buffalo reserves the right to cancel, change or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University at Buffalo will refund registration fees, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses to participants, including cancellation charges assessed by airline, hotels/travel agencies.

Social Programs

Course Dinner, 10/6/2023, Mansion on Delaware

The Mansion on Delaware in Buffalo, NY. Location for Rhinofest dinnerRhinofest 2023 is pleased to be able to offer a course dinner and reception for participants and accompanying persons at the Mansion on Delaware. Charles Sternberg originally commissioned architect George Allison in 1869 to design this 20,000 square feet home with more than 200 windows and 18 ft high ceilings, thus it was dubbed ‘The house of lights”. It was an indication of great wealth at the turn of the century due to the enormous expense of heating with coal. This Second Empire structure was developed into Buffalo’s first of its kind restored historic hotel, drawing national and international acclaim to both the hotel and city of Buffalo. The Mansion on Delaware Avenue stands among Buffalo’s historic landmarks as a celebrated architectural masterpiece, devotedly restored and maintained to emanate the inherent grandeur of years past.

Please join us as we celebrate Rhinology and enjoy each others company.