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From the editor NovDec 2019

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 Welcome There are many jokes told by anaesthetists about surgeons, and perhaps even more in the...

From the editor MarApr 2021

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 Over the last 12 months, we have all been through different phases in our attitude to...

ENT UK BSFPS (British Society of Facial Plastic Surgery) Annual Meeting

Report by: Anna Slovick, ST6 ENT North Thames, UK. The 14 June 2019 marked the 5th annual meeting of the British Society of Facial Plastic Surgery (BSFPS), held at the MacDonald Hotel, Birmingham, England. The BSFPS, formerly known as Facial...

BAPO 2019 (British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology) Annual meeting

Report by: Hannah Emerson, ST3 Otolaryngology, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK On 20 September, the 2019 British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology (BAPO) Annual Meeting was held in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. The sun shone down as national and...

Student and Foundation Doctors in Otolaryngology (SFO UK) Annual Meeting 2019

Report by: Chon Meng Lam, Foundation year one doctor, Cardiff, UK and Rukmini Ghosh, Junior Clinical Fellow, Derby, UK. The 2019 Student and Foundation Doctors in Otolaryngology (SFO-UK) annual conference was held this year at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. One...

North of England Otolaryngology Society Autumn Meeting 2019

Report by: Jessica Watson, SHO Otolaryngology, Leeds General Infirmary The North of England Otolaryngology society welcomed guests to its annual autumn conference, held at the National Coal Mining Museum for England. The day celebrated the knowledge and success of society...

OBITUARY: Bernard Colman (1924-2020)

Bernard Colman at his leaving party at the old Radcliffe infirmary in 1989, which was his retirement year. Born above a corner shop in Wolverhampton on 17 October 1924, Bernard Colman entered Wolverhampton Grammar School in 1933 but left early...

National ENT Student Societies Conference 2021

Report by Eman Hasan, Rania Fernandes and Jared McSweeney. Undergraduate ENT Societies from nine medical schools across the UK came together to form the National ENT Student Societies (NENTSS) with the aim of promoting otolaryngology as a career amongst medical...

British Cochlear Implant Group Meeting 2021

The 2021 British Cochlear Implant Group (BCIG) meeting ran virtually for the first time on 11-12 May 2021. The layout of the virtual platform was impressive and easy to navigate between the main stage, parallel Cochlear Implant (CI) Champions Programme,...

Translating research – transforming lives: the BACO 2020 academic programme

The main attraction of any conference or event is, of course, the academic programme of lectures, workshops and education. Hisham Mehanna, BACO 2020 Academic Chair, and Paul Nankivell, Academic Vice Chair, give us an overview of what to expected in...

An interview about ENT – ‘edutainment’ with Short Sharp Scratch Productions

Short Sharp Scratch Productions came to the attention of Rosaleen Shine who forwarded details of their YouTube videos. Omar Hafeez-Bore and Nicola Lowe created a series of informative and educational videos of basic ENT skills during their ENT placement as...

Dispelling the myths around stuttering and bilingualism

There are many myths around language development in bilingual children, and an increased risk of stuttering in bilingual children is one of these misperceptions. In research studies, speech and language therapists have identified higher numbers of dysfluencies in speech samples...