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Dear Member,

"The Laryngectomee Guide” is now available to download in 14 languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Farsi, Simple and Traditional Chinese, and Korean.

The Guide was endorsed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and is available at their website: http://www.entnet.org/content/laryngectomee-guide

The Guide provides practical information that can assist laryngectomees with medical, dental and psychological issues. It contains information about side effects of radiation and chemotherapy; methods of speaking; airway, stoma, and voice prosthesis care; eating and swallowing; medical, dental and psychological concerns; respiration; anesthesia; and travelling.

Enclosed are links to the Free e Books of the Guide. They are also available in printed format.

English: http://www.entnet.org/content/laryngectomee-guide

Itzhak Brook MD, MSc,
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Board member of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance

RCSI professor receives prestigious otolaryngology award

On 10 May, RCSI Professor Laura Viani has received the prestigious Philip Stell Memorial Award.

The award, presented to Professor Viani by the North of England Otolaryngology Society and ENT Scotland, is made in the memory of Philip Stell, one of the leading figures in head and neck surgery worldwide.

Professor Laura Viani, a pioneer in the field of cochlear implantation and neurotology, started the National Cochlear Implant Programme at Beaumont Hospital in 1995. Since then, the programme has become a full-fledged clinical department at the hospital, carrying out more than 200 cochlear implants every year.

Professor Viani is an Honorary Associate Professor of Surgery in RCSI and an Honorary Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin. Professor Viani worked with Philip Stell as a registrar in Liverpool.

Dear Colleagues,

We are saddened to inform you that Professor Sean Sellars passed away on 22 June. He worked for years in Galway and Dublin, and was one of our previous Wilde Discoursers. He is survived by his wife Rosemary and their five children.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Launch of the Model of Care Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery: a model of care for Ireland”

At the launch (from left to right):
President of RCSI Mr Ken Mealy, Co-Lead of the National Clinical Programme in Surgery (NCPS), Professor John Hyland, Co-Lead of the National Clinical Programme in Surgery (NCPS), Professor Deborah McNamara, Professor Michael Walsh ENT Clinical to the NCPS (MOC Author), Ms Camilla Carroll ENT Consultant, National Lead for Primary Care ENT Education and Ms Laura Viani ENT Consultant


Mr Martin Donnelly, ENT Consultant ENT & ENT Trainer for Primary Care ENT Education, Professor Nash Patil, ENT Consultant & ENT Trainer for Primary Care ENT Education, Professor Michael Walsh, Mr Ken Mealy, President RCSI, Dr Vida Hamilton, NCAGL Acute Hospitals HSE, Professor John Hyland, Co-Lead of the National Clinical Programme in Surgery (NCPS), Professor Rory McConn Walsh ENT Consultant


Dear Sir/Madam,

I am contacting you on behalf of Professor Dr. Vincent Vander Poorten, chair of the IFHNOS World Tour 2019.

From 18 to 20 October 2019, the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies and the Belgian Head and Neck Societies (VWHHT/Groupe de contact FNRS tête et cou) are organizing the IFHNOS World Tour 2019 “Current Concepts in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology” in Leuven, Belgium. The program features the most respected leaders in the field of Head and Neck surgery and oncology and will provide state-of-the art knowledge and explore the frontiers of Head and Neck cancer diagnosis and treatment through introductory lectures, intense interactive discussions with regional specialists through case presentations, and demonstrations of operative techniques through video sessions.

May we kindly ask you whether it is possible to announce the IFHNOS World Tour on your website? For more information, please find attached the official flyer or our website: www.ifhnos2019leuven.org. In case you have any questions or if you need more information or materials, such as the banner or a short announcement, please let us know. We are happy to help!

Thank you for your reply!

Kind regards, 
Nina Oomen

On behalf of Professor Dr. Vincent Vander Poorten