About this event

  • Date and time Fri 9 Feb 2024 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Laryngology and Rhinology, Otology

Watch the pre-recorded version of 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 watching this, 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

This pre-recorded webinar will be available seven days after the in-person event on 2 February 2024. Registered event participants will receive the link to the recording via email on 9 February 2024 to watch on-demand for up to 60 days.

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The Laryngology, Rhinology and Otology Sections would like to thank our Annual Sponsors KARL STORZ Endoscopy (UK) Ltd, Medtronic and Oticon Medical for their valued support of the 2023 to 2024 Academic Programme. We would also like to thank our sponsors Carleton Medical LtdDP Medical Systems Ltd and Stryker 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.


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Morning session: Laryngology and Rhinology

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

Comfort 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

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

Comfort 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




Registration for this event will close on 9 February 2024 at 8:00am (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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