To Members IOSHNS
It is with sadness we report the death of Professor Michael Cinnamond, retired Paediatric Otolaryngologist and former Professor of the Department of ENT, Belfast.
He is fondly remembered as an inspiring trainer who developed paediatric
airway surgery in Northern Ireland and encouraged his trainees to look
beyond these islands to fellowships in USA and Canada.
He supported trainees of all backgrounds before equality and diversity became fashionable. His dedication and commitment to his patients knew no bounds. He will be greatly missed by his former colleagues and trainees.
Cate Scally MD FRCS(ORL)
The Spring RAMI is due in a month's time. An informal dinner has been organised for Saturday night, with our international guest, Prof Bernard Lyons from Australia. As many who have attended previously have attested to, this is an informal gathering in which trainees and consultant trainers mingle over sumptuous fare on joint tables, which has the ability to break out into song, should Mr. Considine care to bring his guitar with him. Mr. Walshe has regaled us with his rendition of classic rock, and Naisrin, Eadoin, and Ms. Lang have immersed us in their hauntingly beautiful tunes of Irish folklore. Mr. Khoo has attempted "Mary from Dungloe" whilst reading the lyrics from his mobile phone. John Rutka has educated us on ENT affectations of classical music moguls, and Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen has given us a virtual tour of his home city of Valencia. Prof Lyons will bring his love of all things Aussie sport to life during this upcoming trip. We have been treated to Mr. Garda Colreavy's walk, Prof JP O'Neill's dance routines, and Mr. Conlon's Fiat adventures previously, in a "How Well do you know your consultants" quiz, in addition to Ms. Lang's Anuna connections and the power marriage of Mr. Choo and Ms. Bresnihan.
Dinner has oft been poorly attended by the trainees, and I would urge you you attend on this occasion. There is nothing more cordial than dining with your trainers in an informal atmosphere, during which the formal gap of work-life can be placed firmly behind us. For those nearing the end of your training, these dinners give you the opportunity to meet immense personalities from Australia, Europe and North America, all of whom have the clout and ability to offer you clinical fellowships in outstanding institutions of learning. For those thinking of Australia as a fellowship destination, there is no better person to speak to than Prof Lyons.
Mount Wolseley have asked for numbers for dinner in advance, and I would be grateful if you could kindly email me if you intend to attend, and any spouse or partner you may wish to bring along.
On behalf of President Kieran O'Driscoll and I, it has been a wonderful 3 year tenure which is sadly coming to an end this Spring. We intend to go out with a bang.
With kindest regards,
Mr. S.Guan Khoo
Consultant Otolaryngologist / Head and Neck Surgeon, St. Vincent's University Hospital.
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This is to inform you that the World Head and Neck Cancer Day is taking place on the 27 th of July. Professor Paul O’Neill (RCSI) has organised the following activities:
- Prof. O’Neill will speak on the day at the Irish Cancer Society’s Decoding Cancer event: ‘HPV Cancer and Vaccination: Time for a Reality Check’, at 6.30pm in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. This public talk is free, but registration is required. To register please search ‘Decoding Cancer’ on Eventbrite.ie. The session will be live streamed on the Irish Cancer Society’s Facebook page.
- The Irish Times & the Irish Medical Times will publish Head and Neck articles and patient interviews.
- Screening clinics will be held in Beaumont Hospital and RCSI. The IIOHNS encourages participation at ENT centres throughout the country by both Consultants and Specialist Registrars to raise awareness and understanding regarding this important topic. Please pass on any suggestions and/or updates you might have to Paul or to me.
With best wishes,
President / IIOHNS
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May 13 - 15, 2018 | Dresden, Germany
Congratulations to Prof M Shahed Quraishi, OBE, FRCS, FRCS (ORL, H&N) on his recent OBE.