In conversation with Professor John Russell, President of CEORL-HNS Dublin 2024

John Russell is professor of paediatric otolaryngology in Dublin and the President of the CEORL-HNS Congress in his hometown. Declan Costello caught up with him to find out what we can expect from the meeting, not just academically, but also...

Ergonomics in otorhinolaryngology

Raewyn Campbell is a rhinologist and skull base surgeon in Sydney, Australia. Prior to training in medicine, she was trained as a physiotherapist, and she brings both disciplines into her research on ergonomics in surgery. Surgeons need to look after...

In conversation with Jane Lea: the journey from athlete to surgeon

Dr Jane Lea is a clinical professor and fellowship director of otology and neurotology at the University of British Columbia. Prior to becoming a doctor, Jane was a semi-professional footballer and represented Canada. As a result of three knee operations,...

Young CEORL-HNS: empowering the future of otorhinolaryngology

Young CEORL-HNS is a subgroup within CEORL-HNS which encompasses new specialists in ENT within training and up to the first decade or so as an accredited specialist. Giuditta Mannelli is the current president and is a head and neck surgeon...

Confederation of European ORL Societies - your society!

Per Cayé-Thomasen is a professor of otology and skull base surgery in Copenhagen. In Milan, he succeeded Cem Meco as the president of the CEORL-HNS. Under his presidency, the confederation has continued to develop its educational activities and encourage professional...

Circular economy approach to reducing your carbon footprint in your ENT operating room

Although our operating rooms consume significant resources, some simple changes can have considerable impact in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Here are 10 such simple things we can do. Waste is one of the largest contributors to a hospital’s carbon footprint,...

A sound change: transitioning hearing healthcare to net-zero

Grassroot initiatives are often the most effective. When individuals come together and work with industry, changes are possible in reducing carbon emissions. This article summarises such an initiative working with companies to address Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Corporate...

Managing sustainability

Planetary health needs to be addressed at a societal level for any meaningful impact to occur. As the global director of sustainability for a law firm, Marion Palmer provides an overview of the responsibilities of corporate organisations for both a...

Making healthcare conferences green

Who knew our healthcare conference industry contributed so much to global carbon emissions? This article summarises means to reduce the impact such that we can continue to meet with our peers for educational meetings and networking, but in a sustainable...

3D printing and sustainability in audiology and ENT

As we try to avoid disposing of equipment that is still functional, we are challenged by company policies that make equipment ‘obsolete’ and no longer supported for repairs. One innovative solution is provided by 3D printing parts that are needed...

Facing changes after surgery through portraiture

‘Facing Out: Life After Treatment for Facial Cancer’ was a two-year arts-for-health project funded by Arts Council England and The National Lottery which culminated in an exhibition at The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, in February 2019. Here, artist and project...

Medical racism and the surgical ‘correction’ of the nose in Brazil

Anthropologist Professor Carmen Alvaro Jarrín has conducted extensive research into plastic surgery practice in Brazil. Here, she explains why social and cultural ideas about race may shape rhinoplasty objectives for patients and surgeons in the country. Health professionals worldwide are...