About this event

  • Date and time Fri 4 Mar 2022 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Laryngology and Rhinology

This in-person meeting will explore controversies and innovations in paediatric otolaryngology. Although ENT surgeons comprise the biggest single group of surgeons operating on children and children’s surgery being a major part of the general ENT surgeon’s workload, one often thinks of paediatric ENT as just Ts&As. This day not only brings us up to date on the state of the art in operative aspects of “Ts&As” but also explores other aspects of ENT in children that the general ENT surgeon should understand even if not actively engage in.

Aims for this event include:

  • Know about the state of the art in paediatric laryngeal reinnervation and extra-corporeal life support. 
  • Be able to support the ENT needs of children with MPS and offer patients requiring adenotonsillectomy the informed choice of surgical approaches. 
  • Value the benefits of cleft lip and palate surgery being within the repertoire of an otolaryngologist.

Get a 10% discount if you book for both this in-person afternoon meeting and the in-person morning meeting Matthew Yung Short paper prize and debate.

If you are unable to attend in person, you can sign up for the live stream version here.

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The Laryngology and Rhinology Section would like to thank our Annual Sponsors KARL STORZ Endoscopy (UK) Ltd, Medtronic, NSK United Kingdom Ltd & Severn Healthcare Technologies LTD and Oticon Medical for their valued support of the 2021 to 2022 Academic Programme. We would also like to thank our sponsors 3-D Matrix UK Ltd and Smith & Nephew for their support of this meeting.

Please note that none of the companies listed has had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.


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Lunch (pre-registration required)
Registration for the afternoon session
Welcome and introduction
Paediatric laryngeal reinnervation

Ms Karen Zur, Chief of Paediatric Otolaryngology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania 

Cleft lip and palate surgery - an ear, nose and throat discipline

Ms Louisa Ferguson, Consultant Cleft Palate and Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust 

Tea and coffee break
Ethics in extracorporeal life support - when airway and breathing aren’t enough

Mr Tim Jones, Consultant Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Mucopolysaccharidosis - more than tonsillectomy and T-tubes

Professor Iain Bruce, Paediatric Otolaryngologist, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

Is the intracapsular vs extracapsular tonsillectomy debate over?

Mr Steven Powell, Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

Closing remarks


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

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

Registration for this event will close at 11:59pm on 3 March 2022. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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