SCONA20222021-10-05T12:06:14+00:00

SCONA2022 will be held as a virtual conference on January 28th 2022

WELCOME NOTE FROM THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is emerging as a powerful objective tool in otolaryngology. CFD technology can quantify upper airway physiological functions, including airflow conductance, nasal air conditioning (heating and humidification of inspired air), delivery of odorant molecules to the olfactory epithelium, flow-induced phonation, and delivery of aerosol medications to their target sites. CFD has been applied to investigate the pathophysiology of a wide range of upper airway diseases, including nasal airway obstruction, chronic rhinosinusitis, empty nose syndrome, nasal septal perforations, and laryngotracheal stenosis. One of the most attractive features of CFD technology is the ability to perform virtual surgery and thus to predict how surgical intervention will affect objective measures of  upper airway aerodynamics.

The goal of SCONA 2022 is to bring together clinicians and engineers to share their ideas, learn about recent advances in the field, and to facilitate the development and application of CFD technology in sinonasal and laryngeal airway. We will have presentations from leading experts on a range of topics, including advances in virtual surgery planning, diagnosis of nasal airway obstruction via CFD, and optimizing the use of topical medications for more effective treatment of upper airway diseases.

Convenors of SCONA2022

  • Yu Feng, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • Arvind Santhanakrishnan, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • Catherine A. Fromen, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • Arun Varghese Kolanjiyil, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
Yu Feng
Yu Feng
Arvind Santhana- krishnan
Arvind Santhana- krishnan
Catherine Fromen
Catherine Fromen
Arun Varghese Kolanjiyil
Arun Varghese Kolanjiyil

Program

Coming soon!

(to be confirmed)

Registrations will open soon

COMMITTEE

SCONA 2022 Convenors:

Yu Feng, Oklahoma State University
Arvind Santhanakrishnan, Oklahoma State University
Catherine A. Fromen, University of Delaware
Arun Varghese Kolanjiyil,Virginia Commonwealth University

Organizing Committee:

Yu Feng, Oklahoma State University
Arvind Santhanakrishnan, Oklahoma State University
Catherine A. Fromen, University of Delaware
Arun Varghese Kolanjiyil,Virginia Commonwealth Univer
Kiao Inthavong, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Hana Salati, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Narinder Singh, University of Sydney, Australia
Eugene Wong, University of Sydney, Australia
Marin Duvnjak, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Scientific Committee:

Denis Doorly, Imperial College, London, UK
Yu Feng, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Arvind Santhanakrishnan, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Catherine A. Fromen, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Arun Varghese Kolanjiyil, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
Kiao Inthavong, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Narinder Singh, University of Sydney , Australia

CONFIRMED FACULTY

Dr Jinxiang Xi, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
Dr Ross Walenga, Food Drug Administration, USA

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About Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University (OSU)

Oklahoma State University (OSU) is a public land-grant research university in Stillwater, Oklahoma. OSU was founded in 1890 under the Morrill Act. Originally known as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (Oklahoma A&M), it is the flagship institution of the Oklahoma State University System that holds more than 35,000 students across its five campuses with an annual budget of $1.5 billion. The main campus enrollment for the fall 2019 semester was 24,071, with 20,024 undergraduates and 4,017 graduate students. OSU is classified among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”. According to the National Science Foundation, OSU spent $191 million on research and development in 2017.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Cowgirls have won 52 national championships, which ranks fourth in most NCAA team national championships after Stanford University, University of California, Los Angeles, and University of Southern California. The Oklahoma State Cowboys wrestling is the most successful NCAA Division I program of all time in any sport. As of 2021, Oklahoma State students and alumni have won 34 Olympic medals (21 gold, 5 silver, and 8 bronze). The university has produced 29 Goldwater Scholars, 18 Truman Scholars, 18 Udall Scholars, and 48 Fulbright Scholars, astronauts, and billionaires.

Students spend part of the fall semester preparing for OSU’s Homecoming celebration, begun in 1913, which draws more than 40,000 alumni and over 70,000 participants each year to campus and is billed by the university as “America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration.” The Oklahoma State University alumni network exceeds 250,000 graduates.

College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) at Oklahoma State University (OSU)

The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology is a community of scholars, innovators and leaders who are changing the world. The preparation of professionals that anticipate the needs of a changing world is at the nexus of society, economy, ethics, sustainability and humanity. The college is committed to training leaders and professionals who innovate, design and build a resilient and sustainable local, regional and world economy.

External Links

Upcoming Event

November 9th 2018

Society for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) of the Nose & Airway’s Workshop day hosted by RMIT’s Biomedical & Health Innovation ECP.

Upcoming Event

SCONA 2019 has been confirmed and will be running on Wednesday June 5 in conjunction with Rhinoworld Chicago