About this event

  • Date and time Tue 7 Jul 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Otology

Join us for the final webinar in a three-part series reviewing otology services in the COVID-19 era jointly in association with the BSO. Out-patient services in ENT have been severely impacted by the pandemic. This Webinar explores what the future holds, and how we might proceed both safely and effectively in the coming months. This session brings together seven leading opinion formers from ENT, audiovestibular medicine, and audiology. 

The key learning objectives are:

  • To understand the impact of COVID-19 on out-patient services now and going forwards
  • Feel confident undertaking virtual consultations
  • Be able to practice safely with appropriate PPE
  • Learn how changes are impacting audiology testing services
  • Understand how paediatric services have been impacted

A certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with CPD credit(s) will be issued to those watching the webinar. Certificates of attendance for CPD will be automatically issued after 7 days, but only where a delegate watches the webinar live in its entirety. 

Professor Peter Rea, Consultant ENT Surgeon, President British Society of Otology will be chairing the third and final joint COVID-19 series. Please see below for a list of our key speakers.

The Royal Society of Medicine needs your support  

The RSM is offering this webinar at no charge to delegates, in order to help healthcare professionals to easily access COVID-19 related education material & resources during the pandemic.  However, we are asking people to support the RSM in these unprecedented times.  Now more than ever, as a charity we need your help to continue our work and mission in advancing healthcare through innovation and education. Please consider  making a donation  for joining this free webinar. Thank you for your generosity 

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

Key speakers

Professor Nirmal Kumar

President, ENT UK and Consultant ENT Surgeon, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Professor Nirmal Kumar is President for ENT UK and Consultant ENT surgeon at Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Teaching Foundation Trust where he is also director of medical education. Regionally, he leads the ENT North West research network for the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) in addition to being honorary professor at Edge Hill University medical school where he has led a MCh academic program in otolaryngology.

Dr Louisa Murdin

Consultant, Audio-vestibular Physician, President, British Society of Neuro-otology

Mr Adam Beckman

 Head of Audiology Services, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust and Past President, British Academy of Audiology

Speaker's biography

Having trained and worked at Whipps Cross Hospital in East London, Mr Adam Beckamn worked at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital and the University College London Institute of Laryngology and Otology for 5 years before moving to Plymouth in 2004. His speciality is rehabilitation of adults with complex hearing needs. Along the way, he has had a number of additional roles, including project audiologist for the modernising hearing aid services programme, and audiology clinical quality lead for the South West Strategic Health Authority. He spent six years on the board of the British Academy of Audiology, and is honoured to be one of the Past Presidents.

Mr Will Hellier

Consultant ENT Surgeon, Treasurer and Council Member, British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology, Deputy Chair British Association, South Central

Dr Robert Nash

Consultant paediatric ENT Surgeon, Honorary Associate Professor, University College London

Agenda

View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Professor Peter Rea, Consultant ENT Surgeon, President, British Society of Otology 

 Will we ever catch up with our backlog of outpatients, and if so how?

Professor Nirmal Kumar, President, ENT UK and Consultant ENT Surgeon, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

 How to run a virtual clinic with reference to balance clinics

Dr Louisa Murdin, President, British Society of Neuro-Otology and Consultant Audiovestibular Physician

National guidelines on audiology services in COVID

Mr Adam Beckman, Head of Audiology Services, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust and Past President, British Academy of Audiology

Safety in the outpatient clinic

Mr Will Hellier, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Treasurer and Council Member, British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology

The paediatric otology clinic

Dr Robert Nash, Consultant Paediatric ENT Surgeon and Honorary Associate Professor, University College London

Panel discussion

Professor Nirmal Kumar, Dr Louisa Murdin, Mr Adam Beckman, Mr Will Hellier, Dr Robert Nash, Miss Kay Seymour, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Treasurer, ENT UK and Professor Manohar Bance, Professor of Otology and Skull Base Surgery, University of Cambridge

Close of meeting

Location

Online