About this event

  • Date and time Fri 4 Mar 2022 from 9:30am to 12:35pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Otology

Join this session that will give an opportunity for ENT trainees to present original work at a national meeting and debate the emphasis of academic research in ENT surgical training. 

This meeting consists of a series of short papers delivered by ENT trainees followed by a debate with audience participation 

If you are unable to attend in person, you can sign up for the live stream version here.

Aims for this session include:

  • To learn from the trainee's presentation and to judge the quality of each.
  • To participate in a debate about the relative importance of academic research in ENT surgical training.

Get a 10% discount if you book for both this in-person morning meeting and the in-person afternoon meeting Paediatric matters.

Interested in applying for any of our prizes? Check the links below:

Otology Section: Matthew Yung short paper and poster prize


  • 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

Deadline: 21st January 2022

Apply here

Otology Section: Norman Gamble research prize

Prize: £100

Submission deadline: 21st January 2022 

Apply here

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The Otology Section would like to thank our Annual Sponsors KARL STORZ Endoscopy (UK) Ltd, Medtronic, NSK United Kingdom Ltd & Severn Healthcare Technologies LTD and Oticon Medical for their valued support of the 2021 to 2022 Academic Programme. We would also like to thank our sponsor 3-D Matrix UK Ltd for their support of this meeting.

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


View the programme

Registration for the morning session
Welcome and introduction
Matthew Yung short paper presentations
Are antibiotics available in ototopical preparations always recommended on ear swabs' MC and S?

Dr Vanessa Yeo, Foundation Year 2 Doctor, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Necrotising otitis externa antibiotic therapy complications: A retrospective cohort analysis

Dr Ali Ijaz, Core Surgical Trainee, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Outcomes for paediatric patients awaiting bilateral myringotomy and ventilation tube insertion for otitis media with effusion listed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Amy Lovett, Year 2 Core Surgical Trainee, University Hospitals of North Midlands

Announcement of Norman Gamble prize winner
Tea and coffee break
“This house believes that the emphasis on academic research in training is inhibiting the development of surgical excellence in ear, nose and throat trainees"
For the motion

Mr Nish Mehta, Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University College London Ear Institute and Consultant Otologist, Royal National Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

Against the motion

Mr Robert Nash, Consultant Paediatric Otologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust  

Close of meeting



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

Disclaimer: All views expressed at this event 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 3 March 2022. Late registrations will not be accepted.

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

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