About this event

  • Date and time Fri 9 Jul 2021 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Otology

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The July meeting introduces the 2020-2021 Presidential Address and the RSM Otology Visiting Professor. The presidential address covers highlights, insights and lessons learned from a career in implantation otology.

Due to current government restrictions, the booking capacity of this in-person event is limited. However, we are reviewing this every week. 

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The Visiting professor's lecture will provide a contemporary update on the management of paediatric cholesteatoma, including the adoption of endoscopic ear surgery.

Topics of the event include:

  • Presidential address; a review of career highlights and lessons learned from clinical practice in hearing implants
  • The Otology Visiting Professor will cover contemporary aspects in the management of paediatric cholesteatoma

The Otology Section would like to thank our Annual Sponsors KARL STORZ Endoscopy (UK) Ltd and Medtronic for their valued support of the 2020-2021 Academic Programme. We would also like to thank our sponsors MED-EL UK Ltd and Neomed UK Ltd for their support of this meeting.
Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of the meetings.

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Key speakers

Philip Robinson

Mr Philip Robinson

President of the Otology Section, Royal Society of Medicine, and Consultant adult and paediatric Otolaryngologist, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston, UK

Speaker's biography

Mr Philip Robinson is a Consultant Adult & Paediatric Otolaryngologist at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation trust, working at The Bristol Royal Infirmary and the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. He has a special interest in all aspects of otology and especially cochlear implantation, paediatric otology and middle ear disease. He has been using endoscopes in ear surgery for over 20 years.


He established the West of England Hearing Implant programme in 1995 and continues as Director and Surgeon in the programme. He was invited to give the Graham Fraser lecture at the Royal Society of Medicine in 2014.


He also has a special interest in training and has been Chairman of the Regional Otolaryngology training committee and was a member of the SAC in Otolaryngology at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and lead for Simulation in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) training.


He trained in Medicine at the University of Bristol and in ENT at University College Hospital London, Great Ormond Street Hospital and had advanced Fellowship training in America at the Kresge Hearing Research Institute and University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor and also at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.


He is the current President of the Section of Otology at the Royal Society of Medicine. He is the immediate past President of the British Society of Otology.

Adrian James

Professor Adrian James DM FRCS(ORL-HNS)

Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto, and Hospital for Sick Children, Canada

Speaker's biography

Professor James is an otolaryngologist who specialises in the management of chronic middle ear disease in children. Having trained predominantly in the UK he works at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto in Canada. He promotes an evidence-based and patient-focused approach to care through the ENT Disorders Group at the Cochrane Collaboration and the International Otology Outcome Group.


His presentation will be based on data collected from 950 cholesteatoma surgeries discussing the reliability of some assumptions about outcomes from different surgical approaches and proposing collaborative strategies to advance our understanding.


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mr Philip Robinson, President Royal Society of Medicine section of Otology, Consultant Adult and Paediatric Otolaryngologist, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston

Presidential Address “Wired for Sound”

Mr Philip Robinson

Tea and coffee break
Management of cholesteatoma in children

Professor Adrian James, Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Toronto and Hospital for Sick Children, Canada

Section annual general meeting

Section members only

End of meeting



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

Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Registration for this event will close at 12:00am on Thursday 8 July 2021. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Due to current government guidelines there is limited audience capacity. If UK government guidelines and restrictions change, the format of this event will be updated to comply, and all delegates will be notified via email. 

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