About this event

  • Date and time Fri 6 Nov 2020 from 10:00am to 12:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Otology

The first RSM Otology meeting of the 2020-2021 academic year focuses on paediatric Otology and incorporates the biennial Edith Whetnall Lecture.

The aim of this webinar is to provide expert insightand updates on paediatric Otology. This includes lectures and discussion on the aetiology of chronic ear disease in children, epidemiology, Eustachian tube physiology and management of balance disorders.

An international panel of experts will provide a clinically focused update on why some children develop chronic ear disease. Discussion will include an examination of middle ear ventilation, management of tympanic membrane retraction pockets and a review of the latest epidemiological data.

The key topics which will cover: 

  • A contemporary update on middle ear ventilation and how this pertains to ear disease in children
  • Examine the latest epidemiological data on factors associated with the development of chronic ear disease in children.
  • Learn about the assessment and up to date management of tympanic membrane retraction pockets
  • Understand the assessment, causes and management of balance disorders in children
  • Provide a forum to delegates to ask questions of the experts on a wide range of paediatric Otology issues

In order to provide wide and safe access to RSM Otology education, the session will be run as a webinar. This is an interactive webinar and there will be the opportunity for delegates to ask questions at the end of the session. 

A CPD certificate with CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

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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 sponsor MED-EL for their support of this webinar.

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

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 webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

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

Prof. Michal Luntz

A.R.M – Advanced Otolaryngology, Head and Neck and Maxillo-facial Surgery

Speaker's biography

Dr. Michal Luntz, MD, is an Otologist, the director of the Ear and Hearing Center at A.R.M Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Assuta MC, Tel Aviv. Her clinical practice and research focus on middle ear diseases, middle ear aeration, cochlear implantation, and hearing restoration solutions. She is one of the first (2001) cochlear implant surgeons who insisted on the importance of bimodal hearing and is responsible for establishing the Israeli criteria for cochlear implantation in adults, allowing many individuals with moderate to profound hearing loss to be implanted early enough.

Michal graduated from Sackler School of Medicine (Tel Aviv University) and had her residency at Sapir MC (Tel Aviv University). At Sapir, she conducted research in Jacob Sage’s laboratory, focusing on basic research in histology, and the aeration function of the middle ear and Eustachian tube. After her residency, she divided her position between the Department of Otolaryngology at Sheba MC and the Biomedical Engineering department at Tel Aviv University. She then took a two-year fellowship in Otology, mentored by Tom Balkany and Fred Telischi at the University of Miami’s Ear Institute.

In 1997 she was appointed to chair the ENT department at Bnai Zion MC (Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology). Between 2008-2019 she served as the Head of the ENT Department, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion. In 2018, after over 20 years of service as the chair of ENT at Bnai Zion, she established the Ear and Hearing Center as part of A.R.M. Otolaryngology, in Assuta MC, Tel Aviv. Michal Luntz is an editorial board member in the Acta Otolaryngology, Laryngoscope, and Otology & Neurotology. Recently, she was appointed as the president of the Israeli Society of Auditory research.

Professor Owen Judd

Consultant Otologist

University Hospitals of derby and Burton

Speaker's biography

Owen Judd is Consultant ENT Surgeon and Associate Medical Director at the Royal Derby Hospital.   He qualified from the University of Nottingham in 1998 and initially trained as a Physician and Paediatrician, and ultimately went on to train as an ENT Surgeon. 

His special interests are Neurotology, Laryngology and Total Endoscopic Ear Surgery.  He runs a regional balance clinic seeing complex balance patients, and those with facial pain, migraine and facial paralysis.  He performs total endoscopic ear surgery for all his otology work including ossiculoplasty and stapes surgery.  He uses the Laser extensively, combined with the endoscopic approach for minimally invasive cholesteatoma work and laser tympanoplasty.  He is faculty on a number of national courses for Balance, Voice and Endoscopic Ear Surgery and set up and runs the UK’s only course solely for trainees, in endoscopic ear surgery.

His research interests include vestibular migraine, balance problems, voice disorders and medical education. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers and two text books to date.  He holds a number of academic positions with both the University of Nottingham and abroad, and is Clinical Sub-Dean for the University of Nottingham School of Medicine.

Professor Peter Rea

Consultant ENT Surgeon

University Hospitals of Leicester

Speaker's biography

Peter Rea is consultant Adult and Paediatric ENT Surgeon at The Leicester Royal Infirmary, Honorary Professor of Balance Medicine at De Monforte University, and Honorary Professor to the Departments of Neuroscience and Informatics at the University of Leicester. He is currently President of The British Society of Otology, and was Chairman of The British Society of Neuro-otology from 2013-2019.

His clinical interests include middle and inner ear surgery, and vestibular medicine. The Leicester Balance Centre he works at handles some 7,000 appointments per year for patients with balance disorders.

Current research interests include the higher cortical processing of balance, the use of artificial intelligence for balance diagnostics, and the development of novel tools to aid the diagnosis of balance disorders.

Mr Philip Clamp

Consultant in ENT and Skull Base Surgery
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston

Speaker's biography

Philip Clamp is a Consultant in ENT and Skull
Base Surgery at University Hospitals Bristol and
Weston. He specialises in adult and paediatric
otology, neurotology, balance disorders,
hearing implants and lateral skull base surgery.
He is a council member of the Royal Society of
Medicine section of Otology, serving as
Honorary Secretary for the 2020-2021
academic season. He has twice served on the
council of the British Society of Otology.
Mr Clamp has an interest in medical education
and clinical research. He holds an honorary
appointment with the University of Bristol.
Current research interests include the
epidemiology of paediatric cholesteatoma and
managing balance disorders associated with
vestibular schwannomas.


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Mr Chris Aldren, Immediate Past President, Otology Section, Royal Society of Medicine to Mr Philip Robinson, President, Otology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Edith Whetnall lecture: Realistic view of middle ear aeration in chronic otitis media syndrome and its influence on management decisions

Professor Michal Luntz, Advanced Otolaryngology, Head and Neck and Maxillofacial Surgery, A.R.M, Tel Aviv, Israel

Comfort break and sponsored industry presentations

Medtronic’s newest innovations of 2020

Which children develop cholesteatoma? Insights from the Bristol “Children of the 90’s” study

Mr Philip Clamp, Consultant in Ear, Nose and Throat and Skull Base Surgery, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

Management of retraction pockets

Professor Owen Judd, Consultant Otologist, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

The dizzy child

Professor Peter Rea, Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, University Hospitals Of Leicester NHS Trust

End of the webinar