About this event

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

Free for RSM Members

For the first in-person meeting of the academic year, the Laryngology and Rhinology Section will introduce the new President of the Section Professor Peter Andrews, followed by the Semon Lecture, as is tradition.

During this meeting, you will be able:

  • To get an overview of the program in the upcoming academic year
  • To attend the Semon lecture, covering the experience over a lifetime of a single surgeon in the field of laryngology

Click here to attend Presidential Address: Building models of disease and Menieres Disease: The more we know the less we know in the morning.

A CPD certificate with 1 credit will be issued to those attending. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the event for those who attend in person.

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The Laryngology and Rhinology Section would like to thank our Annual Sponsor KARL STORZ Endoscopy (UK) Ltd for their valued support of the 2022 to 2023 Academic Programme. We would also like to thank our sponsor Oticon Medical 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 these meetings.

Key speakers

Lucian Sulica

Lucian Sulica

Sean Parker Professor, Laryngology and Rhinology, Weill Cornell Medical College

Speaker's biography

Lucian Sulica, MD is the inaugural holder of the Sean Parker Endowed Chair in Laryngology and Director of the Sean Parker Institute for the Voice at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. In 2022-23, he serves as President of the American Laryngological Association. His practice is limited to voice disorders. He has a special interest in medical and microsurgical treatment of injuries of the vocal cord (or fold) from voice use, particularly in performers, and in neurologic voice disorders, including vocal fold paralysis and paresis, spasmodic dysphonia and tremor. Dr. Sulica has also been a leader in the development of procedures for the treatment of voice disorders in the office, without the need for general anaesthesia.


Dr. Sulica received the American Laryngological Association's Casselberry Award for distinguished research in laryngology in 2021, awarded only 27 times in its 105-year history, for work on the mechanics of vocal fold injury. His investigations have been devoted to establishing clear evidence-driven principles for treatment of voice conditions. They have addressed basic factors in injury from voice use, including important gender differences; the pathophysiology and natural history of laryngeal nerve injury; diagnostic accuracy in voice disorders and outcomes in surgical and behavioural treatment of benign vocal fold lesions. In all, Dr. Sulica has authored more than 100 journal articles and 40 book chapters. He has edited three books, Voca/ Fold Paralysis, C/assics in Voice and Laryngology, and Pato/ogia Laringea y Fonocirugia, the last in Spanish. He is as passionate about teaching as he is about clinical care and research and has lectured extensively at home and abroad.


View the programme

Lunch (pre-registration required)
Registration for the afternoon session
Welcome and introduction
Presidential address

Professor Peter Andrews, Professor of Rhinology, University College London 

Tea and coffee break
Semon Lecture: "Vocal Fold Paralysis Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" 

Professor Lucian Sulica, Sean Parker Professor, Laryngology and Director, Sean Parker Institute for the Voice at Weill Cornell Medical College

Closing remarks
Close of meeting



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

Registration for this event will close on 3 November 2022 at 1:00am (GMT). Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time.

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