International Newsround June 2020

Welcome to the June 2020 issue of ENT & Audiology News Digital International Newsround. Please get in touch if you would like to write a report.

Organisers announce cancellation of European Audiologist of the Year Award in response to coronavirus COVID-19

The annual European Audiologist of the Year awards event was due to be held later this year. Officials have announced...

2020 Nikhil J. Bhatt, MD International Public Service Award

Professor Shahed Quraishi is the recipient of the 2020 Nikhil J. Bhatt, MD International Public Service Award.

COVID-19 Podcasts

Below is a list of useful audio resources connected to the COVID-19 pandemic. This list will be updated as and when more become available. BLA connections - A Clear Voice. - CLICK HERE AAO-HNS COVID-19 Podcast Series. - CLICK HERE...

SNAP by endoscope-i (safe endoscopy starts with a SNAP)

endoscope-i have developed a simple yet effective engineered solution to ensure safe nasoendoscopy assisted procedures. The 'SNAP' is a one-way valve that can be retrofitted, in seconds, to any surgical mask. endoscope-i CEO, Chris Coulson, explains: “We are all aware...

Coronavirus: leading surgeon calls for 'Covid-free hubs' to treat cancer patients

Professor Michael Griffin said cancer surgeons are facing 'an impossibly difficult question' of whether to operate amid the coronavirus outbreak. CLICK HERE

ENT in this issue...Multidisciplinary Teams

Joanne Rimmer, MBBS, MA(Hons) Cantab, FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRACS, Consultant Otolaryngologist / Rhinologist, Monash Health; Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Surgery, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. E: rimmer.joanne@gmail.com The multidisciplinary team (MDT) has long been regarded as the gold standard in cancer care,...

Audiology in this issue...Multidisciplinary Teams

Marsha Jenkins, BSc Hons, MSc, Principal Clinical Scientist (Audiology), St Thomas’ Paediatric Hearing Implant Centre, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust E: marsha.jenkins@gstt.nhs.uk Twitter: @GSTTnhs www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/our-services/hearing-implant-centre I am delighted to guest edit this collaboration of various clinical MDTs from...

From the editor MayJun 2020

Declan Costello, MA, MBBS, FRCS(ORL-HNS), Editor, ENT & Audiology News; Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Berkshire, UK. E: d.costello@nhs.net We are living in extraordinary times. As I write this message, the COVID-19 pandemic is just...

Meet the Johns Hopkins team developing a 3D-printed device allowing COVID-19 patients to share ventilators

    Amid a shortage of ventilators, the team of engineers and clinicians came together to create an open-source ventilator splitter that hospitals and communities can produce. CLICK HERE

Coronavirus: Ventilator built by Airbus and F1 approved

  Image courtesy of BBC   The first new medical ventilator to treat people with severe symptoms of Covid-19 has been approved in the UK. CLICK HERE

Easter Weekend sees the start of Innovia Face Visor production

Innovia Medical Group has announced that production of its Innovia Face Visor is now underway.

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