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The role, aims and organisation of the 2017 IFOS World Congress

IFOS is a truly international organisation – indeed, its rules state that the Executive Committee must have representation from every continent. IFOS President, Chong Sun Kim, tells us more. Dear friends and colleagues, I am very pleased to welcome all...

Changing the face of global health: short-term surgical trips

With the growth of global health awareness, global surgery has emerged as a key focus area. This article examines short-term surgical trips (STSTs) as one of the ways used to address some of the gaps in global surgery. It demonstrates...

Royal Society of Medicine Otology Section Meetings Programme 2019/20

by Chris Aldren I’m delighted to tell you about the exciting Otology Programme I have put together with the help of my Secretary, Ian Bottrill, and the Royal Society Medicine (RSM) committee. I’ve tried to make this a very practical...

Cochlear Symposium: Leading Change Together

Report by: Emma Stapleton, Locum Consultant Otolaryngologist, Cochlear Implant and Skull Base Surgeon, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK.

RhinoEgypt 2018 and PARS conference

Report by Prof Ahmed Alfarouk, Professor of ENT at Cairo University, Egypt This year, the Egyptian Rhinology Society (ERS) and the Pan Arab Rhinology Society (PARS) celebrated the 24th anniversary of RhinoEgypt conference and the 9th anniversary of the PARS...

Global audiology during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected, and in some areas, put a complete hold on, audiology practice around the world. In April 2020, during the peak of the pandemic for many regions, our audiology Global Ambassadors provided their reports from their...

Paediatric pain control post-tonsillectomy

The use of codeine in the paediatric population is widely debated since the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published warnings regarding overdose and death following the usage of codeine. Codeine is metabolised by the polymorphic cytochrome PY4502D6 (CYP2D6) in...

Type 2 diabetes and BPPV

Previous research has shown an association between BPPV and certain medical conditions such as hypertension, hyperlipidaemia and type 1 diabetes. The authors in this retrospective observational study investigated the interaction between BPPV and type 2 diabetes by examining the ‘role...

In conversation with Brian Westerberg and Fred Kozak

Dr Osler caught up with friends and colleagues, Dr Brian Westerberg, current IFOS Vice-President and IFOS 2021 World Congress President, and Dr Frederick Kozak, IFOS 2021 World Congress Vice-President and Scientific Committee Chair, to talk about their vision for the...

In conversation with Brian Westerberg and Fred Kozak

Dr Osler caught up with friends and colleagues, Dr Brian Westerberg, current IFOS Vice-President and IFOS 2021 World Congress President, and Dr Frederick Kozak, IFOS 2021 World Congress Vice-President and Scientific Committee Chair, to talk about their vision for the...

Global hearing rehabilitation – an SFORL/IFOS collaboration

International collaboration is more important than ever, and we hear from Prof Bernard Fraysse about a collaboration that grew out of the very successful IFOS meeting in Paris in 2017. The IFOS meeting in Paris in June 2017 was obviously...