625ENT & Audiology News May/June Newsround Extra
- Jun 1, 2014
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Welcome to another Newsround Extra, with reports from the 20th meeting of the Rhinology Group of the Egyptian ORL Society in Cairo, the International Ear and Hearing Care Day in Pakistan, supported by the WHO, and the Royal Academy of Medicine Ireland Annual Otolaryngology Meeting in Dingle. There is also a taster of next issue’s special report on the European Congress on Head & Neck Oncology, held recently in Liverpool, with the view from a first time attendee.
For those looking to book some study leave, there are previews of the Tri-Society Head & Neck Oncology meeting being held in Darwin in August 2014, and the Annual Conference of the British Society of Audiology in Keele in September.
Please keep your reports and previews coming in - up to 300 words (100 words for previews) plus photos, by contacting us on Katie@...
Miss Joanne Rimmer,
MBBS, MA(Hons)Cantab, FRCS(ORL-HNS),
Rhinology & Facial Plastic Surgery Fellow,
International Ear and Hearing Care Day in Pakistan
Photo Shows: The Indus Hospital Karachi, Pakistan. / Speakers L-R: Mr Shahid Akhter, Dr Anjum Naveed, Dr Nasir Ahmed, Dr Jawaid Akhter and Dr Najmul Haq.
Date: 25 March 2014
Venue: The Indus Hospital Karachi, Pakistan.
Report by: Dr Anjum Naveed, ENT Consultant, Indus Hospital Karachi, Pakistan.
This year was the first time that the International Ear and Hearing Care Day was celebrated in Pakistan with the help of the World Health Organization (WHO). A large group of people from all aspects of society attended this seminar.
The ceremony began with a speech from Dr Zafar Zaidi, medical director of the Indus Hospital. He expressed the importance of this day and talked about the ear surgeries done in the hospital. He announced that audiology services and cochlear implantation will also start soon. Professor Nasir Ahmed (Hon. Consultant of the Indus Hospital) talked about the importance of hearing in daily life. Dr Najmul Haq, Clinical Audiologist from Ziauddin University, gave a speech regarding hearing assessment in children. He stressed that early detection of hearing loss in children and its treatment can help in speech development and change the life of children. Mr Shahid Akhtar, Audiologist from Dow University of Health Sciences, talked about hearing loss in the community and told us about his very interesting research into hearing loss in different walks of life.
Dr Javed Akhtar Sheikh, the regional representative from WHO, thanked the Indus Hospital for organising this conference. He emphasized avoiding home remedies in the ear and listening to loud music. Dr Anjum Naveed, ENT Consultant at the Indus Hospital and organiser of the event, gave the concluding speech. He talked on the subject ‘Hearing is a Great Blessing’, and discussed the social and psychological impact of hearing loss. Pamphlets highlighting the points of ear care and prevention of hearing loss were also distributed to the audience.
PREVIEW - Tri-Society Head & Neck Oncology Meeting 2014
Photo shows: Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, Australia.
Date: 14 –16 August 2014.
Venue: Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, Australia.
This meeting is jointly hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Head & Neck Cancer Society, Hong Kong Head & Neck Society and Head & Neck Cancer Society, Singapore. To view the provisional program via the registration brochure click here. Register online at www.anzhncs.org/node/48. Dedicated free paper and allied health sessions will also be held.
Invited speakers include:
Professor Anil D’Cruz, Head and Neck Surgeon, India.
Ms Amanda Dear, Head and Neck Clinical Nurse Specialist, England.
Professor Arlene Forastiere, Medical Oncologist, United States of America.
Associate Professor Harry Quon, Radiation Oncologist, United States of America.
RhinoEgypt20 Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Date: 19-20 March 2014.
Venue: Fairmont Hotel, Cairo, Egypt.
Report by: Professor Reda Kamel – President of RhinoEgypt20, President of ISIAN-IRS-PARS 2014, President of Pan Arab Rhinology Society and Professor Mohamed Asker – RhinoEgypt20 Conference Secretary.
The Rhinology Group of the Egyptian ORL Society celebrated the 20th anniversary of its annual meeting. The meeting was a big celebration attended by more than 450 doctors from Egypt and surrounding countries. Twenty distinguished senior professors were honoured and awarded by the society for their sincere efforts to support the society throughout their scientific life.
It was held in magnificent surroundings at Fairmont Heliopolis Hotel in Cairo. Recent advances in endoscopic sinus surgery and rhinoplasty were extensively discussed throughout the three days of the conference via lectures and instruction courses. The invited faculty this year were Ivan El-Sayed from the USA, Philippe Eloy from Belgium and Nishit Shah from India. They participated in enriching the scientific program and discussions.
The Rhinology Society achieved a lot regionally via Pan Arab Rhinology Society (PARS) activities and internationally via hosting the upcoming big ISIAN-IRS-PARS 2014, conference November 20-24, 2014 in Dubai. www.isian-irs-pars2014.org
European Congress on Head & Neck Oncology (ECHNO) First time attendee’s view
Picture credit: Mr Nav Upile, SpR ENT, Liverpool, UK.
Date: 24-26 April 2014
Venue: Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool, UK.
Report By: Mr Adam Shaker, MB ChB, MSc, MRCS, DO-HNS, Otolaryngology ST4, Wrexham Maelor Hospital, UK and Mr Samuel Leong, SpR ENT, Liverpool, UK.
Although it was my (and many others) first time at an ECHNO meeting, many of the delegates attending had been to the excellent Liverpool conference centre before. Enjoying a sunny start to the three day meeting were attendees from training grades around the UK, ensuring that it was an opportunity to swap notes and discuss ideas about how oncology is fitting into training up and down the UK.
The exhibitor hall afforded a large space to display posters, and with posters changing from day to day, many had an opportunity to display their projects and studies that may have not otherwise been possible. As ever with meetings like ECHNO, there was the chance to test out new pieces of equipment that may be making an appearance in their consultant’s instrument tray in the near future.
The first day’s speakers were concerned with the molecular basis of oncology and potential avenues, whilst the subsequent days were perhaps of greater interest to the surgeons in the audience. Good debate was had with oncologists, and useful gems of clinical practice were garnered to incorporate back at base.
The next meeting is to be held in Istanbul, and no doubt the location and climate will be a bonus for those intending to go.
The full report from the ECHNO meeting plus focuses on the Poster Roundup and Keynote Lectures will be published in the next ENT & audiology news.
PREVIEW - 2014 Annual Conference of the British Society of Audiology
Date: 1-3 September 2014
Venue: Keele University, Keele, UK.
The BSA is returning to Keele University for their annual conference on 1st - 3rd September 2014.
Boasting an innovative and exciting programme which includes talks from: Professor Anne Schilder, UCL evident; Professor Trevor Cox, author of Sonic Wonderland; Professor Corné Kros, new Director of the MRC Institute of Hearing Research; and Professor Todd Ricketts of Vanderbilt University. The programme will cover the basic science, translational study and clinical practice of audiology, offering something for everyone in the field of Audiology.
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Royal Academy of Medicine Ireland (RAMI) Annual Otolaryngology Meeting 2014 ‘Happy in Dingle’
Picture 1: Prof Patrick J Bradley receiving his RAMI medal from Ms Laura Viani and Prof John Fenton.
Picture 2: Mr Raymond Antrobus (Chill Pill Ska Poetry, London, England) who just happened to be participating in a poetry session during the annual cultural festival in an adjoining venue and was persuaded to recite his poem at RAMI.
Picture credit: Oliver O'Flanagan [ollie0photography@...].
Date: 3 May 2014
Venue: An Diseart, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
Report By: Dr Colin O’Rourke, Tutor in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS), University of Limerick (UL) & University Hospital Limerick, Ireland.
This meeting, co-hosted by Professor John Fenton and Ms Laura Viani, has been described as an eclectic mix of academia, culture and “craic”. The well-attended congress took place in neo-gothic surroundings illuminated by Harry Clarke-designed stained-glass windows. The eminent Irish-born Professor Patrick Bradley presided as the International Speaker and judge of the competitive sections. Twenty-five papers were presented representing almost all of the departments in the country. The significant contribution of the Cork Unit was commended by Prof Bradley with praise also for the input from the Limerick, Waterford, St. Vincent's and Beaumont trainees including Drs Habibullah Khan, Hasan Wael and Natalia Kharytaniuk.
Trade representatives produced a one-minute dissertation prior to each speaker. After an excellent lunch at Fentons' Restaurant with a choice of locally-bred Dexter beef or locally-caught crab, the afternoon session commenced with a happenstantial poetry recital by Raymond Antrobus of London. His passionate performance of a poignant poem ‘Hearing for the first time’ describing his personal experience of how hearing aid rehabilitation had impacted on him was received with acclaim.
The afternoon session involved three-minute talks with conclusions on the first slide invigorating the postprandial somnolence. Prof Bradley presented a treatise on ‘Hypopharyngeal cancer – questioning the recent paradigm shift’, which stimulated an exuberant discussion particularly from the younger generation of head and neck surgeons present, Mr Patrick Sheahan and Professor Paul O Neill. Academy medal-winners were Drs Conall Fitzgerald and Colin O‘Rourke.
A guided tour of the Dingle aquarium preceded dinner which was served at the harbour-side Skellig Hotel with a full tide as 'the sun was sinking towards the westward and the fleet was leaving Dingle shore'. This tranquillity was shattered by a ‘Singing Chef’ who performed a medley of rousing arias and pulsating rhythms of more contemporary tunes leaving all in jubilant spirits.
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