Bulletin Board

Call for Expressions of Interest

IOS Conference is now accepting expression of interest from corporates in relation to their website and 2020 conference to be held in Lough Eske Conference centre, 9th & 10th October 2020. Please contact us via email.

CEORL-HNS meeting, Brussels, June 2019

Virtual Reality Simulation Session. (L-R) Prof Oscar Traynor, Prof Rory McConn Walsh, Prof Ulrik Petersen, Prof Aysenur Meric.

Silver Scalpel Award Recipient

Congratulations to Prof. James Paul O’Neill, who received this year's Silver Scalpel Award from the Irish Surgical Training Group, RCSI, on 22 June.

Congratulations to Professor Ivan J. Keogh (Consultant Otolaryngologist Head & Neck Surgeon / University College Hospital Galway & Head / Discipline of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, School of Medicine, NUI Galway), who was invited as faculty for the World Congress on Endoscopic Ear Surgery held in Boston in June.
Professor Keogh has been involved with the Massachusetts Eye and Ear / Harvard Fellowship over the last several years, and has an interest in endoscopic ear surgery.

Irish Healthcare Centre Awards Winner

Congratulations to Dr. Seamus Boyle (SpR), who received recognition for his surfer's ear project in the 'Social Media Category' at the recent Irish Healthcare Centre Awards Ceremony in Dublin on 27 September.

NCHD Project of the Year

Emergency - Safe Simulation Bootcamp for Novice Surgical Trainees
Ms Camilla Carroll
Surgeon Educator RCSI

CPL World Class Talent Award

We are pleased to inform you that our colleague Professor Laura Viani was recently felicitated with a CPL World Class Talent Award

CEORL-HNS Presidential Council

Clinical Anatomy Courses

The Laryngectomee Guide

Dear Member,

"The Laryngectomee Guide” is now available to download in 14 languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Farsi, Simple and Traditional Chinese, and Korean.

The Guide was endorsed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and is available at their website: http://www.entnet.org/content/laryngectomee-guide

The Guide provides practical information that can assist laryngectomees with medical, dental and psychological issues. It contains information about side effects of radiation and chemotherapy; methods of speaking; airway, stoma, and voice prosthesis care; eating and swallowing; medical, dental and psychological concerns; respiration; anesthesia; and travelling.

Enclosed are links to the Free e Books of the Guide. They are also available in printed format.

English: http://www.entnet.org/content/laryngectomee-guide

Itzhak Brook MD, MSc,
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Board member of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance

Irish Otolaryngology Training Programme RCSI

A series of training videos developed by Ms Mona Thronton brought to you by the Irish Institute of Otorhinolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

View the entire series HERE

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am contacting you on behalf of Professor Dr. Vincent Vander Poorten, chair of the IFHNOS World Tour 2019.

From 18 to 20 October 2019, the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies and the Belgian Head and Neck Societies (VWHHT/Groupe de contact FNRS tête et cou) are organizing the IFHNOS World Tour 2019 “Current Concepts in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology” in Leuven, Belgium. The program features the most respected leaders in the field of Head and Neck surgery and oncology and will provide state-of-the art knowledge and explore the frontiers of Head and Neck cancer diagnosis and treatment through introductory lectures, intense interactive discussions with regional specialists through case presentations, and demonstrations of operative techniques through video sessions.

May we kindly ask you whether it is possible to announce the IFHNOS World Tour on your website? For more information, please find attached the official flyer or our website: www.ifhnos2019leuven.org. In case you have any questions or if you need more information or materials, such as the banner or a short announcement, please let us know. We are happy to help!

Thank you for your reply!

Kind regards,
Nina Oomen

On behalf of Professor Dr. Vincent Vander Poorten


Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to inform you that
Munish Shandilya, our national delegate to the EAFPS, has recently been elected Chairperson of their Focus group on Outcomes Research in Rhinoplasty.
We wish him all the best in his new role!

15th Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

ENT National Clinical Programme wins Best Educational Project in Primary Care at recent Irish Healthcare Awards

The National Clinical Programme for ENT Education in Primary Care was awarded the Best Educational Project for 2018 in Primary Care, at the recent Irish Healthcare Awards in October. Ms Camilla Carroll, the National Clinical Lead, in collaboration with Professor Nash Patil at Sligo University Hospital and Mr Martin Donnelly at Waterford University Hospital trained 60 primary care healthcare professionals in the technique of ear suctioning.

The aim of this integrated care programme is to develop a national network of credentialed primary care practicitoners, empowered to deliver an adult ear - suction service for common ear conditions in a primary care setting. The patient maintains their connection with their primary care provider and this re-directed delivery of care would have a significant impact on reducing the demand for ENT OPD services, freeing-up the hospital based ENT surgeon to see, treat and manage patients with more complex conditions.

The pilot programme was funded by the HSE, through the National Clinical Programme in Surgery. It is envisaged that 1,200 patients will have been treated in the primary care setting, upon completion of this pilot programme, by March 2019. These patients would previously have had to attend a hospital based ENT Surgeon for delivery of care.

This is estimated to be in the region of 32,000 patients per annum.


Professor John Fenton has recently been appointed President of the Board of the UEMS ORL Section.

He takes over from Professor Ulrik Pedersen (Denmark).

We wish him all the very best in his new position!

Yours sincerely,

Nash Patil