About this event

  • Date and time Fri 4 Mar 2022 from 10:00am to 12:35pm
  • Location Online
  • 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 

We hope you can join us in person at the RSM for this event, tickets are available to purchase 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.

This live stream is available for on-demand viewing. The live stream recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the session broadcast. The link will be sent 24 hours after the event takes place. 

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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

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
Comfort 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




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

Registration for this live stream will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the live stream link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This live stream will be available for registered delegates 60 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the session takes place. 

This live stream 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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