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Reflections on educational gatherings in the COVID era

The COVID pandemic has brought disruption and uncertainty for the organisers of medical conferences. ENT and audiology have always thrived on a healthy exchange of views and the sharing of knowledge across subspecialties and across national boundaries. Ray Clarke asked...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ear health in the 2020s

The world is in the midst of a pandemic, and global health is severely threatened by this novel coronavirus which has caused over three million infections of COVID-19 and claimed more than 228,000 lives to date*. Societies and health systems...

COVID-19 in China: the experience of an ENT team

In January, we first heard of COVID-19. As we currently do battle with it on our own shores, colleagues in China share their story with us as life there slowly and cautiously begins to return to normal and the country...

2020 Unmasked - By Behrad Barmayehvar

The face mask has become part of our lives; an essential item besides your mobile phone that you cannot leave the house without. The mask has also turned into a symbol for the communal resilience that we have all shown...

In conversation with Catherine Rennie

Miss Catherine Rennie has recently been recognised as one of the Women’s Engineering Society’s (WES) Top 50 Women in Engineering 2021. According to WES, these awards celebrate the “best, brightest and bravest women in engineering, who recognise a problem, then...

COVID-19 innovations

The coronavirus pandemic has mobilised medical innovators in an amazing way. We take a look at just a few of the hundreds of innovative products and techniques that have been developed and used in the last few weeks. Some of...

World Congress on Thyroid Cancer - June

In spring 2006, Jeremy Freeman and Jatin Shah met at the Annual Congress of the American College of Surgeons, held at the McCormick Center in Chicago. The discussion involved the need for a multidisciplinary gathering of teachers, clinicians, researchers and...

World Congress on Thyroid Cancer - October

In spring 2006, Jeremy Freeman and Jatin Shah met at the Annual Congress of the American College of Surgeons, held at the McCormick Center in Chicago. The discussion involved the need for a multidisciplinary gathering of teachers, clinicians, researchers and...

Annual Academic Sessions of College of Otolaryngologists and Head & Neck Surgeons of Sri Lanka

The scientific committee of the CORLHNS, spearheaded by Dr Ranjith Jayaweera, did splendid work in laying out an excellent scientific programme for this year’s event. It encompassed key areas of interest pertaining to this year’s theme: 'Precision tools in ENT...

74th Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

After months of planning a face-to-face conference in Taupo in November 2021, the annual scientific meeting of the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery (NZSOHNS) was initially delayed and then moved online because of the recent wave of Omicron. The virtual meeting took place instead on 25 and 26 February 2022.

Wilde and the foundations of medical epidemiology

William Wilde (father of Oscar) was renowned as an otologist, but less well known for his work in epidemiology. The bedrock of the modern discipline of public health is good data collection, and we hear from our good friend, Ray...

Easter Weekend sees the start of Innovia Face Visor production

Innovia Medical Group has announced that production of its Innovia Face Visor is now underway.