Connecticut Children's Medical Center to Host Pediatric Neck Mass Webinar on March 18

HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Connecticut Children's Medical Center will hold a webinar on pediatric neck masses on Wednesday, March 18 from 12:15-1:15PM. The webinar will be presented by Scott R. Schoem, MD, FAAP, Division Chief of Otolaryngology.

The appearance of a lump on a child's neck can be extremely alarming and is one of the most common reasons for a visit to the pediatrician's office. But the truth is, pediatric neck masses are actually quite common and typically do not require urgent surgery. However, consultation with a pediatric otolaryngologist may be helpful in co-management. This free, educational webinar is designed to help physicians better understand the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric neck masses and will include:

  • History and brief overview of numerous types of neck masses
  • Evaluation processes for children exhibiting signs and symptoms
  • Key factors in differentiating between benign and malignant masses
  • Case studies illustrating medical management and surgical techniques

A Q &A session will follow. To register, please visit

About Dr. Schoem: Scott R. Schoem, MD, FAAP has been Director of Otolaryngology at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, CT since 1999. He is a Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology at UCONN, Past President of the CT ENT Society and Immediate Past Chair of the Section on Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He currently serves as the legislative representative liaison from the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology to the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Board of Governors, and is the surgical board member to the CT state chapter of the AAP. Since 2007, Dr. Schoem has been consecutively named to Connecticut Magazine's "Top Docs" list and in 2013 he received the Otolaryngology Residency Teaching Award.

About Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Connecticut Children's Medical Center is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-for-profit children's hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Named among the best in the nation for two of its pediatric specialties in the annual U.S. News & World Report "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings, Connecticut Children's is the only free-standing children's hospital in Connecticut that offers comprehensive, world-class health care to children. Our pediatric services are available at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford and at Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, with neonatal intensive care units at Hartford Hospital and the University of Connecticut Health Center, along with a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center, five specialty care centers and 11 other locations across the state. Connecticut Children's has a medical staff of nearly 1,100 practicing in more than 30 specialties.

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