About this event

  • Date and time Fri 2 Feb 2024 from 9:00am to 2 Feb 2024 at 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Laryngology and Rhinology, Otology

"To err is human", but systems must be sufficiently robust to prevent this from leading to clinical harm. 

Join this event to feel more confident in managing common and life-threatening ENT emergencies. Learn the importance of human factors and how to change systems to reduce the impact of human error on patient outcomes. Hear from leading experts regarding the latest research into the best management of these conditions to deliver the best level of clinical care.

By attending this event, you will:

  • Understand the management of common ontological and rhinological emergencies and the latest evidence on best practices
  • Refresh knowledge of the clinical research trials, their early results, and how these might change management guidelines in the future
  • Better understand the impact of clinical errors from the patient's perspective and develop a framework to minimise risk.
  • Understand the acute management of adult airway obstruction and major trauma

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Early Bird pricing available until 22 December 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
Common rhinological emergencies

Mr Raj Bhalla, Consultant Rhinologist, Manchester Royal Infirmary Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Miss Isam Iqbal, Consultant Rhinologist Newcastle, Miss Louise Melia, Consultant Rhinologist, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and Mr David Roberts, Consultant Rhinologist, Guy’s Hospital Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break
Can't ventilate, can’t intubate: Learning from loss

To be confirmed

What we would do differently: Current protocols for an acute adult airway emergency

Miss Helen Cocks, Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon  

Stemming the flow: Acute management and prevention of penetrating neck trauma

Mr Rob Bentley


Afternoon session: Otology

Registration, tea and coffee

For delegates who only attend just the afternoon session

Welcome and introduction and Presentation of Combined Universities Dissection Course Prize

Professor Peter Rea, Consultant ENT Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester, Honorary Professor of Balance Medicine, De Montfort University and Mr Ankit Patel, ENT Specialty Doctor, North Thames Deanery

Acute Mastoiditis: Evidence for best practice

Mr Matt Smith, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital

Acute sensorineural hearing loss: The Sudden onset Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SeaSHeL) National Prospective Cohort Study

Mr Nish Mehta, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital  

The acute management of temporal bone fractures

Miss Hala Kanona, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

Tinnitus: Is acute tinnitus an otological emergency, as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines suggest?

Mrs Susan Douglas, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Rotherham

Tea and coffee break
Trainee oral presentation
Panel discussion: Management of otological emergencies 

Chair: Mr Steve Broomfield, Consultant ENT surgeon, Bristol 

Panel: Miss Kay Seymour, Consultant ENT Surgeon, The Royal London Hospital Barts Health NHS Trust, Professor Owen Judd, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Derby, Mr David Selvadurai, Consultant ENT Surgeon, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Miss Aileen Lambert, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Truro 

Final remarks
Closing remarks


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

Registration for this event will close on 1 February 2024 at 1:00am (GMT). Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

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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