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Discovery in the genetics of complex disease: Otitis media

Otitis media (OM), a common disease of childhood, is considered to be a complex trait with multiple genetic and environmental factors expected to contribute to a child’s risk of developing recurrent acute OM (rAOM; ≥3 episodes in 6 months or...

Deadline for Abstracts for IFOS 2023

The International Federation of ORL Societies (IFOS ) has a long-standing tradition of education and continues to improve the level of training required for otolaryngologists and allied health workers from around the world.

Cholesteatoma and Ear Surgery

The book Cholesteatoma and Ear Surgery is a selection of papers and presentations, including round tables and symposia, that constitute the proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Cholesteatoma and Ear surgery, a highly successful meeting that attracted over 1000...

Cancer genetics and signalling pathways in ENT – a review and discussion of how this can be applied to rare tumours

Introduction Cancer cases continue to increase worldwide, and­­ head and neck cancer is a major global health issue, with an estimated global burden of over 630,000 new cases and over 350,000 deaths per year [1]. The term ‘head and neck...

12th Balkan Congress of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

This year, for the first time, the Balkan Congress was a joint meeting with the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the Confederation of European Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck. It was organised by the Macedonian...

18th Annual Meeting of ME-AOHNS

The Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery is the largest and longest running educational meeting for otolaryngologists in the Middle East. The 18th Annual Meeting will include didactic lectures, instructional courses, panel discussions, cadaveric workshops, hands-on clinic...

Earlier intervention to correct anosmia?

This is an interesting study aimed to determine the timing for successful surgical intervention in improving the sense of smell in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP). A total of 86 CRSwNP patients with loss of smell and...

Intranasal steroids in COVID-19

COVID-19 in patients with allergic conditions does not seem to take more severe course. The Global Initiative for Asthma recommended that asthmatic patients who are on prescribed inhaled or oral steroids should continue to take them. Contradictions between guidelines in...

Postinfectious olfactory disorders

Recovery of olfactory function following URTI is frequent, even many years after the infectious insult. Upper respiratory tract infection is the commonest cause of olfactory loss. Many treatment options exist including topical steroids, vitamin B, acupuncture, and zinc, which can...

MIO Autumn Meeting 2022

The Midland Institute of Otolaryngology (MIO) autumn meeting invited trainees and consultants to the elegant Nottinghamshire Golf Club. After the morning refreshments, Anand Kasbekar, MIO Trustee and Conference Organiser, welcomed the audience with a pleasant speech and made a heartfelt...

Charles Skinner Hallpike and the Hallpike Prize

The British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians introduced the Hallpike Prize in 2009 as an award to stimulate the pursuit of knowledge in relation to the field of audiovestibular medicine. Julian Ahmed celebrates the history of the great man the award...

12th Annual TRI (Tinnitus Research Initiative) Conference

Report by: Jorge Simões, Stefan Schoisswohl, PhD students in the University of Regensburg. Taipei was the home of the 12th edition of the Tinnitus Research Initiative (TRI) conference. The event took place between 17-19 May, and united the top researchers,...