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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...

28th Annual Conference of the Pakistan ENT Society (PSORL)

Report by Imtiaz Ather Siddiqui ENT, HNS Consultant, Chiniot Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. Lahore, the cultural hub of the south eastern Asia region was the venue of this event. Lahore is known for its beautiful gardens and academic institutions. The Pakistan...

Demystifying laryngology in the era of examination and collaboration

In the field of laryngology, perhaps more than in any other area of ENT, there has been a philosophical shift (as well as a technological one) in the approach of clinicians caring for patients. Albert Merati explains. Progress in laryngology...

EAFPS (European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery) Annual Meeting 2019

Report by: Nadia Ashraf, Consultant ENT-Facial Plastic Surgeon, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton, UK The 2019 annual conference of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS) was held at the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel, The Netherlands, organised by Dirk...

In conversation with Vinidh Paleri, BACO International 2018 Academic Committee Lead

Vin Paleri has a central role in BACO International 2018 as the lead of the Academic Committee. Declan Costello caught up with him to discuss the role, and the most academically exciting aspects of the meeting. What is the international...

The Surgical Skills Centre in BACO 2018: pride of place

Simulation in medical training is gaining prominence with every passing year, and BACO will have a large space showcasing this area. We hear from the organisers. In recognition of the developing importance of simulation in surgical training, BACO 2018 has...

Progress of head and neck surgery in China over the last 20 years

Although China was late to establish head and neck surgery in comparison to other areas of oncological surgery, with the persistent hard work of head and neck surgeons nationally, it has progressed significantly during the last two decades. Yueying Ma...

Global Ambassadors Highlights of the Year

Audiology, Indian Subcontinent, Krishna Yerraguntla Over 466-million people live with disabling hearing loss and global costs of unaddressed hearing loss is 750-billion international dollars. Thus, to alleviate the impact of hearing loss on lives of people, The World Hearing Day...

Augmented reality – a quick overview of potential technology

Is that the optic nerve? Where is the carotid? Both questions you would prefer to know the answer to upfront. This article discusses if augmented reality can help us with surgical navigation around the skull base. Although endoscopic skull base...

The role, aims and organisation of the 2017 IFOS World Congress

IFOS is a truly international organisation – indeed, its rules state that the Executive Committee must have representation from every continent. IFOS President, Chong Sun Kim, tells us more. Dear friends and colleagues, I am very pleased to welcome all...

AAO-HNSF (American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery) Annual Meeting 2017

Premiering Tomorrow, Today was the theme that welcomed attendees from around the globe for the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience, held in Chicago, Illinois, 10-13 September 2017.

Panetti Endoscopic Ear Instruments

Giuseppe Panetti is a renowned otologist and one of the forerunners of endoscopic ear surgery. One of his major contributions to ENT has been through designing bespoke equipment to assist in some of the challenges of operating endoscopically. In this...