Report by: Mr. Farhan Ahsan, ENT Consultant, Shrewsbury, UK
The ENT Masterclass® Academic Travelling Club assembled for its 7th annual meeting at Lahore, the garden paradise of the Mughal Empire.
The two-day event with an international faculty was arranged in four sessions, with lectures and question-answer sessions. Dr Nadeem Mukhtar, Coordinator of ENT Masterclass® Pakistan, welcomed the delegates and faculty from all across the world. Prof Shahed Quraishi inaugurated the course with a report on the ENT Masterclass® international teaching platform.
The session started with Prof Oliver Kaschke from Germany talking about the challenges of managing paediatric airways. Then followed lectures by Profs Shak Saeed, Peter Rea and Iqbal Khan who spoke about the advances in otology such as brain stem implants and managing dizziness in children. Prof Zafar Sajjad highlighted the importance of imaging modalities in head and neck radiology. Day one ended with an excellent meal for the faculty in a ‘village’ setting. Day two was as busy as ever with Mr Hesham Saleh, Catherine Rennie, Oliver Kaschke and Shaz Ahmed treating the audience to high octane rhinology. The last session was the one which kept the audience in the hall to the very end. Farhan Ahsan, Richard Oakley and Ahmet Ikiz gave talks ranging from thyroids to partial laryngeal surgery. So ended the two-day academic meeting; a chance to share clinical cultures between different continents and make many new friends.
Post event the faculty took a three-day tourist trip, including a visit to the foothills of the Himalayas, Holy Buddhist and Sikh religious sites and lunch over-looking the mountains of Kashmir at 6800 feet. A very well-organised event. Kudos to Dr Nadeem Mukhtar and his team for this academic meeting.
Faculty members with Dr. Nadeem Mukhtar, Coordinator ENT Masterclass Pakistan (Second from right).
Delegates at the 2nd ENT Masterclass Pakistan, Feb 2019.
Faculty at the foothills of the Himalayas at Murree @ 6800ft.