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Training in Facial Plastic Surgery in the UK

Following the Keogh report earlier this year into the quality of cosmetic surgery in the UK, surgical training in cosmetic surgery is high on the agenda. A Cosmetic Surgery Interspecialty Committee at the Royal College of Surgeons is currently discussing...

The Graham Fraser Foundation

Graham Fraser (1936-94) was a pioneering otolaryngologist, in whose memory the Graham Fraser Foundation was set up, and an eponymous annual lecture and a travelling fellowship in otology were established. It’s an honour to profile the Foundation in this extended...

Across the pond: a tale of two fellowships

Where in the world is Halifax? Many outside of Canada have never heard of the Maritime Canadian town of Halifax. Before leaving to start a year-long fellowship there, we both had to answer many questions from family and friends about...

The European Board Exam in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (EBEORL-HNS) and the benefits it will have on your career

Ulrik Pedersen, Chairman European Board Examination in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Shawkat Alaa Shawkat Abdulrahman, Rhinology Consultant Tallaght Teaching Hospital, Dublin, outline the history and format of the EBEORL–HNS and demonstrate the huge benefits gained from the qualification with...

Spotlight on Africa: paediatric ENT focus

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) carries 24% of the global disease burden but employs only 3% of the world’s health workers [1]. Unique workforce considerations exist in SSA including a paucity of skilled health professionals and fluctuant political climates [1,2]. Shazia Peer...

2nd African Head and Neck Society (AfHNS) Annual Scientific Conference

in association with the 5th Otorhinolaryngology Society of Ghana meeting and Joint Meeting with the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS)

ENT Training: a Singapore perspective

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a week’s observation with Associate Prof Thomas Loh, a head and neck surgeon with a special interest in nasopharyngeal carcinoma at the National University Hospital of Singapore (NUHS). What was striking from...

In conversation with Professor Patrick Gullane: My life in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Fellowship RCSEng 2009. Patrick, as you have recently ‘stepped down’ as Chairman and Chief of ORL-HNS at Toronto General Hospital, what next? Firstly, so often I have been asked why I selected this career path, from a quote by Johnny...

NASBS (North American Skull Base Society) 29th Annual Meeting

Report By: Gauri Mankekar, OLOL Hearing and Balance Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA The 29th Annual North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) Meeting was organised by President James Evans with co-chairs, Amir Dehdashti and Adam Zanation. Delegates consisted of neurosurgeons,...

Global health missions – not just for consultants. A guide for trainees.

Lulu Ritchie is a courageous and driven trainee in London, inspired by humanitarian missions but conscious of the usual requests for consultant level doctors. Lulu didn’t let that hold her back. She found a way and has kindly summarised her...

International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS): its programmes and impact on head and neck cancer worldwide

In the first article of this edition, we introduce IFHNOS, which has created a major impact on the landscape of head and neck cancer treatment and education over the past quarter of a century by offering a global platform amongst...

Clinical leadership and management: the ‘Darzi’ experience

The Fellowship in Clinical Leadership programme, more commonly known as the ‘Darzi Fellowship,’ commenced in 2009. It was designed to provide junior doctors at the registrar level with postgraduate training in clinical leadership and change management in order to develop...