Bridging the Gap: General ENT for all APPs

August 21, 2020

Please join your fellow Advanced Practitioners for a very special day exploring topics in ENT presented by APPs who specialize in Otology, Head and Neck Surgery, and Rhinology. Our goal is to support your current practices and expand your ENT knowledge so you can continue to be of great benefit to your patients. This promises to be a fun, casual, and open forum where you can meet and network with other Advanced Practitioners. We look forward to meeting and interacting with you!

After successful completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify head and neck masses and develop a stong head and neck physical exam. Implement CPAP for OSA, develop understanding of biologic medications to treat nasal polps. Manage common ENT conditions including dizziness,  chronic cough, chronic sinusitis using current practice guidelines and evidence based recommendations. 
  • Develop knowledge regarding how allergy immunotherpy is delivered, various practices regarding sublingual and subcutaneous immunotherpy. Recognize failure of medical therapy in treating allergic rhinitis and when to refer to an allergist/immunologist for care. 
  • Develop new assessment skills for evaluation of chronic cough, dizziness, chronic sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, head and neck masses, obstructive sleep apnea, vestibular migrane, and the aging face to improve diagnostic accuracy and promote judicious use of diagnostic testing.
  • Perform procedures to treat common ENT conditions encountered in outpatient setting including otologic maneuvers.  Implement new skills in understanding and feeling comfortable with CPAP devices as well as other OSA devices. 
  • Comprehend the complex anatomy and physiology of the nasal cavity, sinuses, head and neck region, and upper airway enabling an improved understanding of diseases which affect these systems resulting in improved patient care and education.



Registration & Breakfast



Opening Remarks

Approach to Head and Neck Mass

Robie Gray, PA-C

Jeanne Doyle, PA-C


Logic of Th2 Biologics

Cami Collins, PA-C


OSA: CPAP and Beyond

Mindy Busby, PA-C

Ann Cartwright, PA-C


Morning Break



Vestibular Migraine

Maria Machala, NP


Head and Neck Exam

Jeanne Doyle, PA-C

11:20-11:40amOtologic ManeuversMaria Machala, NP
11:40-12:00pmCPAP Equipment OverviewMindy Busby, PA-C





Chronic Cough: A Throat Scratcher

Juliana Litts, CCC-SLP


What is Allergy Immunotherapy?

Hannah Long, PA-C


Conundrums in Sinusitis

Robie Gray, PA-C


Afternoon Break

2:25-3:05pmThe Aging FaceEmily Wolgin, PA-C
Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building
Shore Family Forum
13055 E. 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045


Please click here to register! Registration fees include CME credit as well as all meals. 


Registrant Type

Registration Fees

Physician Assistant


Nurse Practitioner






Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your registration for this course, we will refund your registration fee, less a $20 administrative fee, provided you notify us by August 7, 2020. In the event of cancellation or rescheduling of this activity due to unforeseen circumstances, the University of Colorado will refund registration fees in full. The University of Colorado and the conference organizers are not responsible for non-transferable, non-refundable airline tickets or hotel accommodations purchased in connection with attendance at this activity.​


Continuing Education Credits

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity was presented by the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. This activity was sponsored by the University of Colorado School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education.



Cameran (Cami) Collins PA-C, MHS

Cami graduated from the Duke Physician Assistant Program in 2013.  She is an Instructor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine but primarily works in the Rhinology Department at National Jewish Hospital. She treats a complex patient population with sinonasal manifestations of underlying systemic diseases and rheumatologic diseases as well as chronic sinonasal conditions.  She enjoys collaborating with leading experts in the field of asthma, allergy, immunology and pulmonology to provide comprehensive care to patients. Her areas of practice include the management of sinus and nasal disorders, collaborating with interdisciplinary teams, patient education and perioperative care. She is working on completing her teaching certificate. 

Jeanne Doyle, MMSc, PA-C

Jeanne graduated from the Yale Physician Associate program in 2011. For the past five years, she has been an instructor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is in the Head and Neck Surgery Department, primarily treating patients with head and neck cancers, including tumors of the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, salivary glands, skin, and thyroid. She enjoys precepting students and has a strong interest in teaching and education, which has been further reinforced by completing the teaching certificate program on campus.

Roberta (Robie) Gray, PA

Robie received Bachelor of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois in 2002. She has been a Physician Assistant with the CU Sinus Center since 2009.

She is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where she specializes in the clinical and post-operative care of sinonasal disorders. In August 2015 she formalized her role in the sinonasal care of patients with Cystic Fibrosis by implementing an in-patient rhinology service at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver CO with her rhinology surgeon colleagues. She works closely with the National Jewish Cystic Fibrosis and Hospitalist teams to provide much needed sinonasal care, surgical coordination, and patient education.

She completed a Teaching Certificate Program in 2016. She is a co-chair for the Advanced Practice Providers Continued Medical Education. She has lectured nationally at the 2016 ENT for the PA-C conference in Orlando, Florida. She developed, with otolaryngology’s APP team, curriculum in 2016 for clinical care nurses and medical assistants to provide ongoing otolaryngology focused education to support otolaryngology providers and patient care.   She has developed presentations to teach residents, nurses, and support staff learners of all levels on the subjects of sinonasal care, allergy, immunology, and orbit surgery. She received the University of Colorado 2016 Associate Staff Clinician of the Year Award.

Previously as a Physician Assistant she worked in an allergy, asthma, immunology private practice managing the immunotherapy department and as asthma care coordination/education.

Maria Machala, NP

Maria graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina with her nursing degree in 2008 has been working at the University of Colorado Hospital since. She joined the CU School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology as an instructor after obtaining her master’s degree in nursing in 2015. She works with the neurotology team caring for patients with hearing and balance disorders and skull base tumors. She is currently working on a chapter for a new Meniere’s disease textbook and a research project evaluating sleep apnea and dizziness.