About this event

  • Date and time Fri 3 May 2024 from 9:00am to 3 May 2024 at 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Laryngology and Rhinology, Otology

Join this event to learn about the future trends of crucial otological conditions in delivering new and emerging technologies, and implementing new updated NICE guidelines. The future of the ENT workforce will be discussed by the President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

By attending this event, you will learn:

  • To diagnose and manage dizzy patients
  • The pros and cons of endoscopic versus open surgery for middle ear and mastoid disease
  • How to start up a middle ear implant programme 
  • The latest NICE guidelines on otitis media
  • How to plan for the future ENT workforce requirements for their depts

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Early Bird pricing available until 22 March 2024.

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

Best short paper presentation
The future of the Royal Society of Medicine: How can ENT contribute as a specialty?

Professor Gillian Leng, Dean of Education, President Elect, Royal Society of Medicine

Rhinology and skull based surgery: Latest advances and future directions

Professor Zara Patel

Tea and coffee break
How can we save the NHS?

Dr Chris Streather, Regional Medical Director and Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO), NHS England, London region

How can the private sector transform the NHS?

Mr Ivan Bradbury, Founding Partner, Inhealth Ventures

Panel discussion

Panel: Professor Gillian Leng, Professor Zara Patel, Dr Chris Streather and Mr Ivan Bradbury


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

The evolving management of the dizzy patient: Diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas

Professor Joel Goebel, Emeritus Professor, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University of Medicine 

Debate: This house agrees that the endoscope is the future of middle ear and mastoid surgery
14:35 - For

Mr Arun Iyer, Consultant ENT Surgeon and Otologist, Lanarkshire

14:55 - Against

Miss Codruta Neumann Consultant ENT Surgeon, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Trainee oral presentation
Tea and coffee break
Future trends: Starting a middle ear programme

Miss Paramita Baruah, Consultant ENT Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust 

The future of the ENT workforce

Mr Tim Mitchell, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Consultant ENT Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Latest National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines for Otitis Media with effusion

Mr Alex Bennett, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Edinburgh

Presentation of Matthew Yung Short Paper Prize Award

Professor Peter Rea

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 May 2024 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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