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Introduction to virtual healthcare job interviews

What’s the best way to run a video job interview? Matthew Wu and Elliott Kozin provide some top tips – both for interviewer and interviewee. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost every aspect of society. For the foreseeable future,...

Privacy and security in connected hearing healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced audiology services across the globe to find new ways of working. This has resulted in a rapid increase in the uptake of remote care and, with it, some new privacy and security considerations. Connected hearing...

IFOS Vancouver 2022 cancelled

As a result of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has made the difficult decision to cancel the June 2022 meeting. IFOS 2022 Vancouver President, Brian Westerberg, comments:"The pandemic has already caused, and...

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...

The cochlear implant clinic multidisciplinary team meeting

The world’s first cochlear implant clinic was in Melbourne, where multichannel devices were designed by Graeme Clark at the beginning of the cochlear implant era. We are fortunate to hear from Claire Iseli and Rob Briggs, surgeon members of this...

BTA Tinnitus Conference 2022

British Tinnitus Association launches world’s largest online tinnitus conference for 2022 The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) has announced its annual tinnitus conference will once again take place virtually this year, from 26 to 30 September 2022. Following the success of...

PEVoC14

The Pan-European Voice Conference is a multi-disciplinary event for professionals working with the human voice held every second year. PEVoC14 was postponed for one year as the regularity of conferences was attacked by COVID-19. Participants including voice scientists, physicians, speech-language...

The 73rd Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

By Sandro Leite, ORL Fellow, Counties Manukau Health, Auckland, NZ. Social distancing has been advised worldwide due to COVID-19, but New Zealand was considered safe enough to hold a face-to-face meeting. After months of preparations, the safety for the meeting...

Virtual educational outreach in the COVID-19 era

Existing surgical outreach programmes to developing countries have been severely curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This has impacted on opportunities for otolaryngologists from the USA and from other developed countries to contribute to education and training of otolaryngologists in developing...

Making audiology work during COVID-19 and beyond

‘New normal’ is another phrase that has become synonymous with this pandemic. In this article, consideration for ‘low-touch’ and ‘no touch’ audiological pathways are described for adoption as the ‘new normal’ for hearing healthcare. The COVID-19 crisis has ushered in...

Using tele-audiology in Zambia’s ear and hearing care desert

Addressing the medical desert with tele-audiology and tele-education. If a ‘medical desert’ is defined as a community that lives more than 60 miles away from the nearest acute care hospital, then try to imagine an appropriate term for a situation...

Using tele-audiology in Zambia’s ear and hearing care desert

Addressing the medical desert with tele-audiology and tele-education. If a ‘medical desert’ is defined as a community that lives more than 60 miles away from the nearest acute care hospital, then try to imagine an appropriate term for a situation...