About this event

  • Date and time Fri 5 Mar 2021 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Otology

The aim of this meeting is to cover some of the more unusual aspects of otology, including managing single sided deafness, an update on 3rd windows of the inner ear and otological aspect of diving. This session includes the annual RSM Otology Matthew Yung short papers competition with an opportunity for oral and poster presentations.

Each session includes the opportunity for participants to ask question to the experts.

  • To provide a contemporary update on the management of single sided deafness.
  • To understand the latest investigation and management of inner ear third windows.
  • To review aspects of otology relating to diving and hyperbaric medicine.
  • The Matthew Yung short papers competition provides a forum for trainees to present recent studies in oral and poster format.

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.

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

Otology Section: Matthew Yung Short Paper and Poster Prize

Abstracts are invited that comply with the JLO guidelines:
  • Abstracts should be no longer than 150 words and should be structured
  • Key words are used to index the article
  • Only the words appearing as Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in the supplement to Index Medicus may ordinarily be used.
    For full information please go to www.jlo.co.uk
Papers not selected for oral presentation may be chosen for a poster presentation. Abstracts chosen for oral presentation will have the option of being published in the online version of the JLO and the overall winner has the option of their whole paper being printed. 


1st place: £1,000 to be used in support of travel to centres of otology overseas

2nd place: CWJ Short Fellowship to the International Otology Course at the Causse clinic in Beziers, France sponsored by the TWJ Foundation

Poster prize: ENT book to be confirmed

Open to: All trainees and consultants within 2 years of appointment
Deadline: 7th February 2021

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. 


Key speakers

Dr Pádraig Kitterick

Associate Professor in Hearing Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, UK

Speaker's biography

Dr Pádraig Kitterick is an associate professor and head of hearing sciences in the division of clinical neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham. He and his team conduct research on severe to profound hearing loss in children and adults, with a particular interest in asymmetric hearing losses and the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of various interventions to restore binaural hearing. Dr Kitterick’s recent research has assessed the benefits of cochlear implantation in adults with single-sided deafness, and the combined use of hearing aids and cochlear implants in adults with bilateral hearing loss. His team’s ongoing work is focussed on examining the relative benefits of different management options for children with unilateral hearing loss, identifying the factors that contribute to fatigue in that patient group, and developing a core outcome set for clinical trials of interventions for single-sided deafness.

Mr Arthur Henderson

Post CCT Otology Fellow, Surgeon Lieutenant Commander

Speaker's biography

Surgeon Lieutenant Commander Arthur Henderson is a post CCT fellow in otology currently training at St Paul’s Hospital Vancouver under professor Brian Westerberg.

He is due to take up a military consultant post at the Royal United Hospitals in Bath on his return. As a Royal Navy Medical Officer he deployed with HMS Ark Royal and HMS Ocean along with Harrier 1(F) squadron and 814 NAS Merlin helicopters. He also spent time with the Fleet diving group as a diving medical officer, working as an instructor at the submarine escape training tank and as a member of the submarine parachute assistance group. Having undertaken further training in occupational medicine he advises both the military and the HSE on Ear, nose and throat (ENT) issues pertaining to diving. Surgeon Lieutenant Commander Arthur Henderson qualified with distinction from Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ Medical school, completed a master’s degree with distinction in Leadership whilst undertaking his higher surgical training in the Severn region and received the Royal Society of Medicine Gold medal in 2019.

Surgeon Lieutenant Commander Arthur Henderson has a subspecialist interest in occupational disease related to ENT.

Professor Per Caye-Thomasen

Otologist, Neuro-otologist and senior Skull Base Surgeon, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Denmark

Speaker's biography

Professor Per Caye-Thomasen is an otologist, neuro-otologist, ear and senior skull base surgeon, senior cochlear implant surgeon. Professor in otology and neurotology at the University of Copenhagen. Extensive surgical experience within the field (+20 years), and extensive experience in basic and clinical research related to hearing and balance (+190 peer-reviewed papers). President of the Danish Society of Oto-rhino- laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Past-president, The European Academy of Otology and Neurotology. President-elect, The European Confederation of ORL Societies (CE-ORL HNS). Board member, The Politzer Society. European Secretary, IFOS Executive Board.


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

Matthew Yung Short papers competition

Chaired by Mr. Philip Clamp, Honorary Secretary, Royal Society of Medicine section of Otology; Consultant Adult and Paediatric Otolaryngologist, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston

Developing a stem cell-based treatment for vestibular hypofunction - Mr Matthew R. B. Farr , Clinical Research Fellow and Ear, nose and throat (ENT) Specialist Registrar  

Understanding factors that cause tinnitus: a Mendelian randomization study ithe UK biobank - Mrs Manuela Cresswell MD MRCS(ENT) , Ear, nose and throat (ENT) ST7 Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust  

Development of a physiological model of middle ear epithelium - Mr Michael Mather, ST3 (OOPR) Northern Deanery Clinical Fellow, Newcastle University  

Management of Single Sided Deafness

Dr Padraig Kitterick, Associate Professor and Head of Hearing Sciences, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham

Comfort break/ sponsors presentations
Update on management of 3rd Window

Professor Per Caye-Thomasen, Consultant Otologist, Neuro-otologist and Skull Base Surgeon, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Denmark

Diving and the Ear

Surg Lt Cdr Arthur Henderson, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston, UK and Vancouver, Canada

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