Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this course has been cancelled.  We hope to bring it back in 2021!

Each year, the ARS hosts an Advanced Sinus and Skull Base Course for current/future (matched) Rhinology Fellows-In-Training. The program has been specifically designed with your needs in mind and consists of lectures, a full day of hands-on experience, and networking opportunities with our faculty and your peers. If you are not matched into a Rhinology Fellowship, you can not apply for this course.


May 14-16, 2020


Arrival: Thursday, May 14, 2020 by 5:00PM / Welcome Reception begins at 5:45 PM
Course: May 15-16, 2020
Departure: Saturday, May 16, 2020

Registration will open January 24, 2020 and close March 13, 2020

The course is supported by KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc. and Medtronic

Airfare to the 2020 Fellows Course will be fully or partially covered up to $375.  You will need to make your own reservations and submit your flight expenses to Wendi Perez at the conclusion of the course.  DO NOT PURCHASE TICKETS UNTIL YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN ACCEPTED AND YOU HAVE RECEIVED OFFICIAL NOTICE.

You will be responsible for round-trip ground transportation from the airport to the Hilton Orrington Evanston.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Course Agenda


ARS Course Directors

Joseph Han, MD – Eastern Virginia Medical School
Seth Brown, MD – University of Connecticut
Joey Raviv, MD – University of Chicago

ARS Faculty

Dana Crosby- Southern Illinois University
Adam Folbe – Oakland University
Stephanie Joe, MD – University of Illinois at Chicago
David Kennedy – University of Pennsylvania
David Poetker, MD – Medical College of Wisconsin
Ewa Schafer, MD - NorthShore University Health System
James Stankiewicz, MD – Loyola University
Elina Toskala, MD – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Ricky Wong, MD – NorthShore University Health System

Faculty Bios


Reservations have been made at:
Hilton Orrington / Evanston
1710 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-866-8700

You will be responsible for your round-trip ground transportation to/from the Hilton.


Thursday, April 25, 2019 – Saturday, April 27, 2019

Hilton Orrington / Evanston

1710 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 USA

Phone: 847-866-8700
Fax: 847-866-8724

Welcome to the historic Hilton Orrington/Evanston hotel, centrally located in the heart of downtown Evanston, Illinois. Located just 11 miles from downtown Chicago and beside Lake Michigan, our hotel is 30 minutes from O’Hare International Airport, 40 minutes from Chicago Midway Airport. The subway into Chicago and a multiplex movie theater are all within walking distance of this downtown Evanston hotel. Local attractions: Northwestern University, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Baha’i Temple, Chicago Botanical Gardens, Lake Michigan beaches.


Please reserve your airline reservations. You will be reimbursed the cost of your airfare up to $375. Submit your airline expense to Wendi Perez ([email protected]) at the conclusion of the course for reimbursement.  Do not reserve your tickets until you have been officially accepted into the course.


Question: Will ground transportation be provided?
Answer: No. You will be responsible for round-trip ground transportation to the hotel.

Question: Who do I contact for air travel arrangements?
Answer: Fellows are responsible for booking their own air transportation. Depending upon your departure city, date and time, partial, or all your airfare will be covered up to a maximum of $375. The cost of your airfare will be reimbursed after the conclusion of the Course.

Question: When do I need to arrive?
Answer: Please plan to arrive on Thursday, April 25 prior to 5:00 pm. The first function is a Welcome Reception at 5:45 pm. Please note: guest room check-in time is 3:00 pm. Though it is not a guarantee, every effort will be made to have your room available upon an earlier check-in.

Question: What is the attire for the Fellows Course?
Answer: Business casual for all meetings and dinners.


For more information, or questions, please contact:

Susan Arias, [email protected]
Phone: 973-545-2735, x4
Wendi Perez, [email protected]
Phone: 973-545-2735, x6