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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...

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...

SFO UK Student and Foundation Doctors in Otolaryngology UK Day at BACO 2018

Report by Jack Gao, FY1, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK, and Timothy Shun Man Chu, 3rd Year Medical Student, Newcastle University, UK. The SFO Day at BACO 2018 proved to be very popular to both foundation year doctors...

BAPO 2018 (British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology) Annual meeting

Report by Lakh Pabla, ENT Registrar, Northern Deanery, UK, and Matthew Ellis, ENT Registrar, Northern Deanery, UK. The 2018 British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology (BAPO) Meeting featured record delegate attendance and a range of edifying presentations. Following a warm welcome...

BAAP (British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians) Annual Conference 2018

Report by John Chan, ST6, Department of Audiovestibular Medicine Great Ormond Street Hospital, London UK and Victor Osei-Lah, Consultant Audiovestibular Physician, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, UK This year’s annual British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians (BAAP) conference was hosted at...

4th Kasr Al Aini Phonosurgery and Injection Laryngoplasty Workshop

Course Instructor: Mr Declan Costello MA, MBBS, FRCS (ORL-HNS) Consultant ENT Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK

Supporting second language in bilingual children with cochlear implants

There have been mixed reports regarding the benefits of supporting two languages for bilingual children using cochlear implants. With an ever-increasing number of children with hearing loss undergoing cochlear implantation, this study provides timely clinical evidence. The authors studied the...

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...

BSA (British Society of Audiology) Annual Conference

Report by: Helen Whiston MSc Research Audiologist, University of Manchester. Wolverhampton Wanderers stadium served as the backdrop for the British Society of Audiology’s (BSA) annual conference, welcoming approximately 120 delegates. The conference was opened by Dr Gareth Smith together with...

English language development in bilingual toddlers

It is known that bilingual children have a smaller vocabulary in each of their two languages than monolingual children and also take a little longer to reach the same levels as monolinguals on various grammatical tasks. The authors of the...

The European TINNET COST Action BM1306

Winfried Schlee describes how a major European funding award is bringing together experts who are committed to collectively developing a better understanding of tinnitus. This work is vital if we are to pioneer effective treatments for the condition in its...