About this event

  • Date and time Fri 9 Jul 2021 from 1:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Laryngology and Rhinology

This event will teach doctors various aspects of diagnosis, decision making and treatment of dysphagia via the Laryngology & Rhinology Section Presidential address and The RSM Visiting Professor lecture. 

Due to current government restrictions, the booking capacity of this in-person event is limited. 

Mr Guri Sandhu the Laryngology and Rhinology Section President will discuss the resurgence of British laryngology over the last decade. And the Visiting Professor Lecture will be given by Professor GregoryPostma, Augusta University, Atlanta, USA, who will discuss the latest development in dysphagia management.  

We hope you will join us in-person for this event but if you are unable you can sign up for the live stream version here

Topics of the event include:

  • Learn about diagnosis and decision making in dysphagia 
  • The latest developments in dysphagia management 
  • Update on airway stenosis and associated laryngeal pathology

The Laryngology & Rhinology Section would like to thank our Annual Sponsors KARL STORZ Endoscopy (UK) Ltd and Medtronic for their valued support of the 2020-2021 Academic Programme. We would also like to thank our sponsor Neomed UK Ltd for their support of this meeting.
Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of the meetings. 

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Key speakers

Mr Guri Sandhu

President, Laryngology and Rhinology Section, The Royal Society of Medicine

Speaker's biography

Mr Guri Sandhu is a Consultant Laryngologist and Head & Neck Surgeon who practises at Charing Cross, The Royal Brompton and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals in London. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College and University College London. Mr Sandhu trained in ENT in several London hospitals including The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear, Great Ormond Street and Charing Cross. He is a leading authority in voice, swallowing and airway problems. His honours include President of the British Laryngological Association, Honorary Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music, ENT Surgeon to The Royal Society of Musicians and the only British ENT surgeon to be made fellow of the American Laryngological Association.


Mr Sandhu will be delivering his Presidential address ‘The Resurgence of British Laryngology’ for The Section of Laryngology and Rhinology. He will discuss his journey to becoming a consultant ENT surgeon, his contributions to the field of Laryngology, sharing knowledge and lessons learnt and the management of interesting cases.

Professor Gregory Postma

Professor and Vice-Chairman of the Department Otolaryngology and Director of the Center for Voice, Airway and Swallowing Disorders, Augusta University, Atlanta, USA

Professor Postma will be giving their lecture virtually. 

Speaker's biography

Dr Gregory Postma is a Professor and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and is the Director of the Center for Voice, Airway and Swallowing Disorders since 2005. 


He completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1993. He completed a fellowship in laryngology and professional voice at Vanderbilt University and joined the faculty at Wake Forest in 1996. 


He is a past President of both the American Esophagological Society (ABEA) and the Dysphagia Research Society. 


He is the author or co-author of more than 110 peer-reviewed publications, edited 3 books, and has written 70 chapters and invited articles. He has given more than 700 presentations on a wide array of laryngologic topics. He has been selected as one of America’s Top Doctors, a reference that identifies the top 1% of physicians in the nation, for the past twenty years. 


View the programme

Welcome and introduction
Diseases of the larynx and pharynx

Mr Guri Sandhu, President, Laryngology and Rhinology Section, The Royal Society of Medicine

Tea and coffee break
The diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia

Professor Gregory Postma, Professor and Vice-Chairman of the Department Otolaryngology and Director of the Center for Voice, Airway and Swallowing Disorders, Augusta University, Atlanta, USA

Closing remarks and final questions



Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Disclaimer:All views expressed in this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Registration for this event will close at 12:00am on Thursday 8 July 2021. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Due to current government guidelines there is limited audience capacity. If UK government guidelines and restrictions change, the format of this event will be updated to comply, and all delegates will be notified via email. 

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