FRIDAY, AUGUST 3rd, 2018

New friends, CHIMAC 2014

1:00pm – 1:30pm Breakout Session: Jaw Reconstruction - Dr. Russell Reid

1:30pm – 5:00pm Individual Patient Appointments with Surgeons

3:00pm – 3:30pm Breakout Session: Parent Advocacy (Ages 0-5) - Amy Ayer

3:30pm – 4:00pm Breakout Session: Parent Advocacy~The Classroom (Ages 5-18) - Angela Sabal

4:00pm – 4:45pm Breakout Session: Insurance Overview - Tom Force

6:30pm – 8:00pm CHIMAC Registration, Meet & Greet Reception


7:15am – 8:00am Breakfast, CHIMAC Registration, Kids Camp Registration

7:30am – 8:00am Kids Camp Check-In

8:15am – 12:15pm Conference Lectures, Q&A Session, Patient/Parent Panel

Welcome – Sarah Sabal
Rib Cartilage Ear Reconstruction – Dr. Arturo Bonilla
Porous Implant Ear Reconstruction – Dr. Sheryl Lewin
Mid-Morning Break
Options for Hearing Rehabilitation for Aural Atresia – Dr. Bradley Kesser
An Adult Patient’s Perspective – Stephen Westhead
Patient/Parent Panel (Q & A) – Tiffany Wilke, Moderator

1:15pm – 8:00pm Individual Patient Appointments with Surgeons

2:00pm – 2:30pm Breakout Session: Insurance Overview - Tom Force

2:30pm – 3:00pm Breakout Session: Parent Advocacy (Ages 0-5) - Amy Ayer

3:00pm – 3:30pm Breakout Session: Parent Advocacy~The Classroom (Ages 5-18) - Angela Sabal

*Agenda subject to change

Individual Patient Appointments (IPAs): IPAs are meant to be an INTRODUCTION to the surgeons and an opportunity for them to examine the patient. PLEASE UNDERSTAND, to fairly accommodate all families, IPAs are strictly 10-13 minutes long, and if you are late, you may not be able to reschedule with the surgeon. However, all of the surgeons anticipate continuing discussions with families to answer specific questions in detail in the weeks and months after the conference. In addition, you will have the opportunity to interact with the surgeons during the Friday night Meet & Greet Reception.

For those families that have already attended an Earicles Conference, your Individual Patient Appointment will be scheduled on Friday afternoon. Families that have not yet attended an Earicles Conference will be scheduled on Saturday afternoon/evening. This will allow for “new” Earicles Conference families to listen to presentations and have their basic questions answered, allowing for a more in-depth IPA.  Optional Breakout Sessions will be scheduled on the opposite day of your IPAs. We will to our best to accommodate schedules as best as possible!

Dr. Russell Reid will only be presenting and meeting with families on Friday afternoon.