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Joint Meeting of ENT Scotland and the North of England Otolaryngology Society

Joint Meeting of ENT Scotland and the North of England Otolaryngology Society
Date: 9 th 10 th of May 2019
Venue: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Preview: Mr Ray Clarke, President, North of England Otolaryngology Society

The imposing Edinburgh Castle forms the backdrop to the city which will play host to the first joint meeting between ENT Scotland and the North of England Otolaryngology Society, and what a good prospect it looks! Both societies have a long tradition of excellent meetings, with an emphasis on topics of interest to trainees and established specialists alike.

As well as the traditional presentations from juniors including a lively poster session, guest speakers include Professor Janet Wilson (Newcastle) who will enlighten us about why clinical trials and QI are everybody's business. Professor Laura Viani (Dublin) will deliver the Stell Memorial lecture recounting her experience as a pioneer of cochlear implant surgery in Ireland. Other speakers include David Morris (Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia), Peter Bull (Sheffield), Jeremy McMahon (Glasgow).

The academic sessions will be held in the newly refurbished Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), a truly superb venue with state-of-the art facilities. Delegates can stay at the adjacent hotel, Ten Hill Place, at a specially discounted rate. The conference dinner is in the splendid setting of the RCSEd historic buildings, with an after-dinner address by the celebrated Professor Richard Ramsden, a Scot by birth and a Past-President of the North of England Otolaryngology Society.

The Presidents, Mr Ray Clarke (North of England Otolaryngology Society), and Mr Paul White (ENT Scotland) are keen to welcome delegates, young and not so young, to Edinburgh for this superb educational and networking event where you will also enjoy Scotland’s legendary hospitality.

For booking details and abstract submission guidelines, please contact entscot@hotmail.co.uk or noeent@outlook.com Abstract submission deadline 28 th Feb 2019

Edinburgh Castle

National Hearing Implant and Research Centre / Beaumont Hospital on 4 April

Professor Laura Viani with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the opening of the National Hearing Impland and Research Centre / Beaumont Hospital on 4 April

IIOHNS / RCSI Study Evening
RSM / JLO Travelling Tour
6 May 2019

The current Presidents of the Royal Society of Medicine, Mr Richard Irving and Professor Mohammed Quraishi will be visiting the RCSI on bank holiday Monday 06th May 2019 with several external professors.

There will be a serious of lectures delieved by the visiting faculty from 6pm that evening in the Boucher Hayes Lecture Theatre which is on the 5th Floor in no 26 York Street, see attached program.

It would be much appreciated if as many trainers and trainees could attend as possible. There will be a reception hosted by the institute following this on St Stepens Green.
We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Please note a total of 1.5 external CPD credits have been ascribed to the meeting by RCSI.


Welcome and introduction of speakers
Mr. Nash Patil (President / IIOHNS)
Professor Paul O’Neill / Professor Rory McConn Walsh

Managing low risk thyroid cancer
Professor Oliver Kaschke (Germany)

Challenges in cholesteatoma
Professor Robert Jackler (USA)

Q + A

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to inform you that 
Munish Shandilya, our national delegate to the EAFPS, has recently been elected Chairperson of their Focus group on Outcomes Research in Rhinoplasty. 
We wish him all the best in his new role!

The International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies have announced Dublin as one of four cities (Budapest, Dublin, Lima & San Jose) for their 2020 World Tour. RCSI will host the 2020 IFHNOS conference. IFHNOS is a global organization established through cooperation of national and regional Societies and Organizations in the Specialty of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology with membership from national and regional multidisciplinary organizations, representing 65 countries. On an annual basis IFHNOS offers a global continuing medical education program featuring the most respected clinical and scientific leaders in the field. The conference provides state of the art knowledge and explores the frontiers of Head and Neck cancer diagnosis through introductory lectures, intense interactive discussions with regional specialists through case presentation and demonstration of operative techniques through video sessions. IFHNOS will also be running the Graduate Online Fellowship Program (GOLF) oral examinations for national and international students who have completed 6 online examinations as part of the International GOLF initiative. This is a fantastic opportunity for Irish Head, Neck and Skull base surgical oncology James Paul O'Neill Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

With the present, we would like to inform you about the Santo-Rhino – Santorini Sinus and Skull Base Workshop and Consensus Meeting, which is organized by the ENSA ENT Neurosurgical Academy and will be held from the 26th until the 28th of September 2019, at the Petros M. Nomikos Conference Center, in Fira, Santorini, Greece.

We hereby send you with the attached file the poster of the congress we would like to kindly request that you publish information on your society’s webpage, so that your members and other health professionals are informed about it.

A few words about the workshop

This is the second edition of the Santo-Rhino Workshop, bringing together some of the world leaders in the areas of Rhinology, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery and Rhinoplasty as well as showcasing some extremely talented young surgeons – the next generation of future leaders in the field.

The official website of the congress is http://www.santorhino.eu

Congress Information

Santo-Rhino – Santorini Sinus Skull Base and Rhinoplasty Workshop and Consensus Meeting
City/Country: Santorini Island, Greece
Venue: Petros M. Nomikos Conference Center
Dates: 26 - 28 September 2019
Organization: ENSA ENT Neurosurgical Academy
Official Website: http://www.santorhino.eu
E-mail: santorhino@synthesispco.com

We take the opportunity to bring to your attention the fifth edition of the


which will be held from June 24 to 28 2019 in Brescia, Italy, as attachment the save the date.


Aim of the course is to offer an overview of the applications of trans-nasal endoscopic surgery, starting from simple procedures performed under local anesthesia to more extensive operations adopted for inflammatory disease, benign and malignant sino-nasal tumors, skull-base diseases, sellar and parasellar lesions, down to the clivus, nasopharynx and craniovertebral junction.

The course will provide a hands-on session, followed by an interactive live surgery section.

The first three days will be dedicated to the endoscopic endonasal dissection of injected, fresh frozen specimens. Each working station is complete of endoscopic skull base surgery equipment, as well as CT-based navigation. Two participants and one observer will be assigned to each station and will be supervised by at least one faculty member to allow for a personalized tuition. Each step will be preceded by 3D-HD videos explained by the faculty members, as well as demonstrations with 4K technology.

The following two days will be dedicated to live surgery, with three running operating rooms, in which different operations will be shown and discussed step by step. As well as watching the operations from the connected meeting room, participants and observers will have the chance of observing surgery directly in the OR. Lectures will be provided by the local and international faculty, all recognized leaders not only in the fields of endonasal endoscopic surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery, but also in other essential specialties, such as radiology and pathology.

The course is addressed to otholaryngologists and neurosurgeons, according to the aim of multidisciplinarity the course encourages.
There are 18 places available as “full course” (which includes attendance to the hands-on section) and 9 places as “observers”.

We would be grateful if you could publish our event on your website and if you can spread the course among your members.

Looking forward to receiving your kind reply,
Kind regards.
The Organizing Secretariat

ENT National Clinical Programme wins Best Educational Project in Primary Care at recent Irish Healthcare Awards

The National Clinical Programme for ENT Education in Primary Care was awarded the Best Educational Project for 2018 in Primary Care, at the recent Irish Healthcare Awards in October. Ms Camilla Carroll, the National Clinical Lead, in collaboration with Professor Nash Patil at Sligo University Hospital and Mr Martin Donnelly at Waterford University Hospital trained 60 primary care healthcare professionals in the technique of ear suctioning.

The aim of this integrated care programme is to develop a national network of credentialed primary care practicitoners, empowered to deliver an adult ear - suction service for common ear conditions in a primary care setting. The patient maintains their connection with their primary care provider and this re-directed delivery of care would have a significant impact on reducing the demand for ENT OPD services, freeing-up the hospital based ENT surgeon to see, treat and manage patients with more complex conditions.

The pilot programme was funded by the HSE, through the National Clinical Programme in Surgery. It is envisaged that 1,200 patients will have been treated in the primary care setting, upon completion of this pilot programme, by March 2019. These patients would previously have had to attend a hospital based ENT Surgeon for delivery of care.

This is estimated to be in the region of 32,000 patients per annum.


15th Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology


Professor John Fenton has recently been appointed President of the Board of the UEMS ORL Section.

He takes over from Professor Ulrik Pedersen (Denmark).

We wish him all the very best in his new position!


Yours sincerely,

Nash Patil