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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...