Pediatric Endoscopic & Open Airway Surgical Course

The Children’s National Pediatric Endoscopic & Open Airway Surgical Course is intended for specialists in the field of Pediatric Otolaryngology and Pediatric Surgery who commonly treat simple and complex airway disorders. The course is also ideal for Otolaryngologists who may not treat complex airway cases on a daily basis, but who continue to see pediatric patients with airway problems in their clinic or emergency room setting.

This course combines morning didactic sessions and interactive panel discussions with case presentations to illustrate diagnosis and management of pediatric airway disorders. A practical review of endoscopy equipment and tools is also included to familiarize the attendee with surgical instrumentation. The afternoon is dedicated to hands on laboratory sessions providing practical useful information for endoscopy (Lab Option 1) or endoscopy and open airway reconstruction in a live animal surgical suite (Lab Option 2).

Course Objectives

1. To recognize the presenting features and clinical characteristics of congenital and acquired airway anomalies in pediatric patients.
2. To understand the ideal approach to the diagnosis and management of airway disorders in pediatric patients.
3. To familiarize the learner with basic and essential endoscopy equipment for pediatric airway interventions.
4. To improve surgical and endoscopic skills used in the treatment of pediatric airway disorders using didactic sessions, simulation, and live animals.
5. To understand, learn, and practice basic and advanced open airway reconstructive procedures including laryngotracheoplasty, cricotracheal resection, and slide tracheoplasty techniques in a live animal lab.


Date : Friday February 7th – Saturday February 8th 2020
Training Location : Children’s National – Bear Institute Vision Center (2nd Floor, Main Building)
Address : Children’s National Health System 111 Michigan Ave., NW | Washington, DC 20010

Guest Faculty

Patricio Varela, MD

Professor in Pediatric Surgery
University of Chile
Mackenna Children Hospital
Clinica Las Condes Medical Center

Andrew F. Inglis Jr., MD

Associate Professor Emeritus
Seattle Children’s Hospital
University Of Washington School Of Medicine, Seattle, Washington

Ian N. Jacobs, MD

Medical Director,
Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders,
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rajanya S. Petersson, MD, FACS

Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Course Directors

Course Instructors

Pamela Mudd, MD, MBA

Course Director

Maria Pena, MD, FACS, FAAP

Children’s National Faculty

Alexandra Espinel, MD

Children’s National Faculty

Brian Reilly, MD, FAAP, FACS

Children’s National Faculty

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