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The British Society for the History of ENT Annual Meeting 2019

Report by: Zainab Ali Sherazi, MCh Clinical Research Fellow, Wigan, Wrightington & Leigh NHS Trust The British Society for the History of ENT annual meeting was held in the Toynbee Mackenzie ENT Room at The Royal Society of Medicine in...

Image-Based Case Studies in ENT and Head & Neck Surgery

This is a question and answer style book based on 124 clinical images. Divided into four sections, the images are generally of very good quality. It is a handy size to carry around. The authors state it is aimed at...

Assessment in ENT: Intra-operative videos

An article examining the reliability and validity of remote scoring; a video assessment of myringotomy and grommet insertion. The primary outcome measures were to determine construct validity (differentiating between different grades of surgeons) and reliability of video scoring. Unfortunately, the...

Temporal Bone Histology and Radiology Atlas

Temporal Bone Histology and Radiology Atlas is an outstanding reference and training manual which will be a rewarding read and purchase for all otolaryngology trainees and, in particular, senior trainees and consultants. Neuro-radiologists and neuro-otologists will enjoy comparing the beautifully-prepared...

RSM ‘Otology Dragon’s Den’ - Interview with Professor Gerard O’Donoghue

Paula Bradley interviews Professor Gerard O’Donoghue, President Elect, Otology Section Council; Royal Society of Medicine on the upcoming ‘Otology Dragons’ Den’ event. Tell me a bit about the proposed event? When is it? Where? This event, the ‘Otology Dragons’ Den’,...

BSO (British Society of Otology) Annual Meeting 2019

Reported by: Eishaan Kamta Bhargava, Specialist Registrar, Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough, UK The annual meeting of the British Society of Otology (BSO) was hosted at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The scientific programme was packed with a number...

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Anatomy, Three-Dimensional Reconstruction and Surgical Technique - Fourth Edition

Although nothing can substitute for hands-on training and time in theatre, this book is about as close as any trainee wanting to make up for training time lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, will get. Whether bought as reading for a...

ENT registrar national selection: how can we advise aspiring candidates?

With the aim of creating fair selection into the few available training numbers, ENT was one of the first surgical specialties to move to a national selection process for selecting new registrars in England. Since 2013 the selection process has...

Surgical Paediatric Otolaryngology, Second Edition

This is a well-written and illustrated surgical atlas of paediatric otolaryngology by authors who are senior and experienced paediatric otolaryngology head and neck surgeons working at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. This text is a comprehensive...

Preoperative CT checklist (using the ‘CLOSE’ mnemonic) improves identification of anatomical variants for endoscopic sinus surgery

Computed tomography (CT) scans of the paranasal sinuses act as roadmaps for endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) and careful inspection preoperatively warns the operating surgeon of critical anatomical variants. This study aimed to investigate if implementation of a pre-ESS CT checklist...

Head and Neck Cadaveric Dissection Course

This is a well established head and neck dissection course using Thiel fixed cadavers which gives delegates the most realistic dissection experience outside of an operating theatre. Over 2 days delegates will cover a huge range of operative procedures from...

COVID-19: UCT-Africa Virtual ENT transcends academic silos

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a global catastrophe with far-reaching consequences felt across many fronts around the world. One such aspect is the training of the future generation of ENT surgeons. With routine elective activity curtailed, academic conferences cancelled, and...