About this event

  • Date and time Fri 7 Feb 2020 from 12:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Otology

PLEASE NOTE: An overflow will operate during this meeting. All delegates in the overflow room will be watching a livestream of the main auditorium. Seats in the main auditorium will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

This otology meeting will explore inner ear anatomy and present the Matthew Yung short paper prize.

The Laryngology, Rhinology and Otology Section would like to thank DP Medical, KARL STORZ, Medtronic and Oticon Medical for supporting their Academic Year 2019 to 2020 Programme of Events.

We would also like to thank our exhibitors for this event:


Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.




View the programme 07 February 2020

Registration for the afternoon session
Welcome and introduction

Mr Chris Aldren, President, Otology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Practical implications of middle ear embryology

Professor Abigail Tucker, Professor of Development and Evolution, King’s College London

Ellison Cliffe travelling fellow report: Royal Victorian Eye and Ear otology fellowship

Dr Alistar Mitchell-Innes, ENT Consultant, Musgrove Park Hospital

Matthew Yung Short paper prize presentation: An assessment of balloon Eustachian tuboplasty using biomechanical tissue analysis and micro computed tomography

Mr Matthew Smith, Specialist Registrar, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break
Inner ear anatomy

Professor Helge Rask-Andersen, Uppsala Sweden

Matthew Yung Short paper prize presentation: What can be learned from litigation in otology? A review of clinical negligence claims in England 2013-2018?

Mr Annakan Navaratnam, Speciality Registrar, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and National Medical Director's Clinical Fellow, NHS England and NHS Improvement and Getting it Right First Time

Matthew Yung Short paper prize presentation: The role of middle ear progenitor cells in chronic otitis media

Mr Deepak Chandrasekharan, Clinical Research Fellow, University College London and Medical Research Council Harwell

Mr N Shah ENT Innovations Award presentation: The Tympa system: A smartphone-enabled otoscope that enables microsuction, photo documentation, telemedicine and screening hearing tests

Mr Annakan Navaratnam

Close of meeting



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