About this event

  • Date and time Fri 3 Nov 2023 from 9:00am to 3 Nov 2023 at 4:45pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Laryngology and Rhinology, Otology

Join us in the first ENT event of the academic year for a day full of academic lectures on the latest, most relevant topics and the annual Presidential address, organised by both the Otology and the Laryngology & Rhinology Sections. These meetings offer the perfect opportunity for networking and socialising with colleagues and renowned speakers. Lunch will be included when booking the morning and afternoon sessions.

In the morning meeting, the Semon Lecture, delivered by Mr Shahzada Ahmed, will consider how to achieve surgical excellence by considering surgery and other high-performance disciplines. Prof Hopkins will consider the evolution of endoscopic sinus surgery focusing on how careful case selection and the integration of novel therapies may improve outcomes for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. We will encourage participants to reflect on their own surgical practice, question case selection and how to improve their own outcomes.

In the afternoon meeting, the international balance expert Prof Adolfo Bronstein will explore the central mechanisms involved in balance and how these can be affected by disease and therapeutic interventions. Prof Rea will consider the evolution of balance medicine within the context of a busy ENT practice and will focus on the fascinating interplay of peripheral balance control with central mechanisms and how a thorough understanding of this will enhance patient outcomes. 

By attending this event, you will learn:

  • The evolution of endoscopic surgical treatments for chronic rhinosinusitis
  • To consider the appropriate selection of patients for surgery and identify patients where alternative treatments are indicated
  • How to achieve ‘excellence’ in ENT surgery from other specialities
  • The evolution of our knowledge of the mechanisms underlying disorders of balance
  • The appropriate management of patients with balance disorders

Lunch will be included when booking the morning and afternoon sessions.

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Early Bird pricing available until 27 September 2023.

Free for RSM members

Lunch is included when booking both sessions.


RSM Associate
Day 1
£0.00 Morning session
£0.00 Afternoon session
RSM Fellow
Day 1
£0.00 Morning session
£0.00 Afternoon session
RSM Retired Fellow
Day 1
£0.00 Morning session
£0.00 Afternoon session
RSM Student
Day 1
£0.00 Morning session
£0.00 Afternoon session
RSM Trainee
Day 1
£0.00 Morning session
£0.00 Afternoon session

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors
Day 1
£70.50 Morning session
£70.50 Afternoon session
AHP / Nurse / Midwife
Day 1
£42.00 Morning session
£42.00 Afternoon session
Day 1
£42.00 Morning session
£42.00 Afternoon session
Day 1
£22.00 Morning session
£22.00 Afternoon session


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Morning session: Laryngology and Rhinology

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Professor Peter Andrews, President, Laryngology and Rhinology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Introduction to the Semon lecture

Mr Peter Clarke

The Semon Lecture: Surgical excellence, what can we learn?

Mr Shahzada Ahmed, Consultant Rhinologist and Skull Base Surgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust  

Tea and coffee break
Introduction of incoming President

Professor Peter Andrews

Presidential address: From Hopkins to Hopkins: The rise and demise of endoscopic surgery

Professor Claire Hopkins, Professor of Rhinology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion

For pre-registered delegates attending both the morning and afternoon sessions

Afternoon session: Otology

Registration, tea and coffee

For delegates who only attend just the afternoon session

Welcome and introduction

Professor Manohar Bance, Professor of Otology and Skull Base Surgery, University of Cambridge, Director, Sensory Encoding and Neurosensory Engineering Lab (SENSElab) Cambridge

Presidential address: I hear therefore I am?

Professor Peter Rea, Consultant ENT Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester, Honorary Professor of Balance Medicine, De Montfort University

Tea and coffee break
Understanding the dizzy patient: Beyond the ear

 Professor Adolfo Bronstein, Professor of Clinical Neuro-Otology, Imperial College London, Consultant Neurologist, Charing Cross Hospital Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD): An introduction

Professor Louisa Murdin, Consultant, Audiovestibular Medicine, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Associate Professor, University College London Ear Institute

PPPD panel discussion

Dr Diego Kaski, Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Imperial College London, Dr Yougan Saman, Consultant ENT Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester and Dr Biba Stanton,  Consultant Neurologist, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Final remarks
Close of meeting


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

Registration for this event will close on 2 November 2023 at 1:00am (GMT). Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time.

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We are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. This is at the presenter and the RSM’s discretion.

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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