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In conversation with Dr Abitbol- a Q&A by Vasasnt Oswal

Interview by Vasant Oswal of Dr Abitbol, Ancien Chef de Clinique at the University of Paris, France. Vasant Oswal Dr Abitbol Dr Abitbol developed innovative diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, which include vocal dynamic exploration to look at the vocal folds...

Globe trotter: Vasant Oswal launches memoir

Vasant Oswal was brought up in an era when public transport in India relied on horses. From humble beginnings in Pune in the western state of Maharashtra, he went on to become a pioneer in laser surgery in the larynx. He would also receive a Fellowship by Election at the Royal College of Surgeons, not to mention serving as Editor in Chief of ENT and Audiology News.

The XX Congress of Otorhinolaryngologists of Russia

The XX Congress of Otorhinolaryngologists of Russia was held in Moscow on 6-9 September 2021. It became the largest event in the Russian and post-Soviet Union ENT community since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Profs Yanov, Daikhes and Negm...

1st Irish Head and Neck Society Annual Conference 2022

The inaugural meeting of the Irish Head and Neck Society (IHNS) was an overwhelming success on all fronts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this was the third attempt at hosting the highly anticipated conference in person, with previous cancellations in...

DrawMD ENT

In the era of patient-centred care, one of the greatest challenges for healthcare professionals is communication with patients. Distilling years of medical / graduate school education down to a few minutes of explanation is no easy feat. DrawMD ENT is...

The fatal illness of Frederick the Noble

Sir Morell Mackenzie is acknowledged as the ‘Father of British Otolaryngology’. He was the leading throat specialist of his time and one of the founders of the Journal of Laryngology and Otology in 1887. He studied in Paris, Vienna and...

Endoscopic airway interventions in children

Open surgery for paediatric airway pathologies such as subglottic stenosis was hailed as revolutionary when many of today’s paediatric ORL specialists were in training. Equipment, facilities and training has moved on and the high-quality optics in modern endoscopes, coupled with...

Voicecon 2022

Hosted by the Department of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery of BLK-MAX Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi, India, the 10th annual hybrid conference of the Laryngology and Voice Association (LVA) welcomed 97 delegates in person as well as the...

Academic BACO 2015

Putting together the academic programme for BACO is a monumental task. Academic Chairman Shakeel Saeed and Peter Andrews, the Academic Secretary of the conference, tell us how to make it a success. Conference season is nearly upon us, and Liverpool...

Head and neck cancer deaths to cost $535 billion by 2030

More than 500,000 people across the globe will die this year from head and neck cancer, which is the sixth most common cancer in the world and comprises malignancies of the nose, mouth, throat, larynx, and neck. Assuming current trends...

11th Winter Days of Laryngology

Run by Professor Gauthier Desuter and his Belgian team, this well-executed marriage of a stunning ski holiday and a truly educational conference is one to book!

Coblation tongue channelling

After uvulopalatoplasty, the tendency is to focus on the tongue base as the next anatomical area to address in the management of snoring and sleep-disordered breathing. In this article, Glen Burgess describes the technique of tongue channelling, to reduce the...