Experienced providers from Michigan Medicine will detail the patient journey from identification through intervention for vestibular schwannomas. This series will provide an overview of diagnostic auditory and vestibular evaluations relevant to vestibular schwannomas, medical and surgical management of these tumors from the perspective of a neurotologist, as well as intraoperative monitoring considerations.
Course created on August 19, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to describe at least two suspicious findings on an audiogram for retrocochlear pathology. (Part 1)
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the common symptoms associated with vestibular schwannoma. (Part 2)
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the techniques used to monitor the auditory nerve during vestibular schwannoma surgery. (Part 3)
|0-60 Minutes||Vestibular Schwannoma: Pre-Operative Auditory and Vestibular Evaluation; Presenter: Crystal Pitts, AuD, CCC-A|
|60-120 Minutes||Vestibular Schwannoma: Medical and Surgical Evaluation and Management; Presenter: Christopher Welch, MD|
|120-180 Minutes||Vestibular Schwannoma: Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring; Presenter: Gregory Mannarelli, AuD|
Crystal Pitts is a clinical audiologist from Michigan Medicine with extensive experience in vestibular evaluations, electrophysiology, and intraoperative monitoring. She is involved in the training and supervision of audiology graduate students and has served as the clinical externship coordinator at Michigan Medicine for the past 10 years. Dr. Pitts is currently an elected member of the Michigan Audiology Coalition executive board.
Dr. Welch was born and raised in Campobello, SC. He obtained his undergraduate education at Clemson University in Biological Sciences and Chemistry and then enrolled in a medical scientist training program and received his PhD in Pharmacology and MD degrees at the University of North Carolina. He continued his education at the University of North Carolina for training in otolaryngology. During his training, he developed a deep interest in hearing rehabilitation and diseases of the ear, which, along with encouragement of mentors, led him to pursue fellowship training at the University of Michigan. Following his fellowship training, he joined the faculty in the University of Michigan Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, birding, and playing the violin.
Greg Mannarelli is an audiologist in the Division of Audiology in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Michigan Medicine. His primary focus in performing Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM), electrophysiological assessment of infant hearing, and hearing aid dispensing.
Christopher Welch: Financial: Christopher Welch is employed by the University of Michigan Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. A donation has been made on behalf of Dr. Welch in lieu of an honorarium. Non-financial: Christopher Welch has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Gregory Mannarelli: Financial: Gregory Mannarelli is an employee in the Division of Audiology in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Michigan Medicine. He received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-financial: Gregory Mannarelli has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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