About this event

  • Date and time Fri 2 Dec 2022 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Otology

Join this event focused on the current diagnostics therapy for common inner ear disorders (sudden hearing loss), vestibular paroxysmia and genetic hearing loss. Learn how to incorporate genetic testing into clinical practice and pearls for the management in the clinic.

Event participants will:

  • Review evidence for therapies for sudden hearing loss
  • Recognise vestibular paroxysmia
  • Benefits of a genetic hearing loss clinic
  • Shared “pearls” from the clinic

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A CPD certificate with 2 credits will be issued to those attending. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the event for those who attend in person.

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The Otology Section would like to thank our Annual Sponsors KARL STORZ Endoscopy (UK) Ltd and Medtronic Limited for their valued support of the 2022 to 2023 Academic Programme. We would also like to thank our sponsor Oticon Medical 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 these meetings.


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Lunch (Pre-registration required)
Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Professor Manohar Bance, President, Otology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss: Evidence for treatment options

Mr Matthew Smith, Consultant Otologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge

Vestibular Paroxysmia

Professor Michael Strupp, Senior Physician, Neurological Clinic, University of Munich

Setting up a genetic hearing loss clinic

Dr Simon Holden, Consultant, Clinical Genetics, Cambridge Universities Hospital Trust

Panel discussion: Investigation of paediatric hearing loss: Do we need anything more than genetic and cytomegalovirus testing?

Chair: Professor Soumit Dasgupt, Consultant Audiovestibular Physician, Neurologist and Clinical Lead, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break
Assessing the dizzy patient in clinic

Mr Gerard Kelly, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Managing the discharging mastoid cavity 

Ms Wendy Smith, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Tinnitus therapy

Mrs Rachel Knappett, Audiologist, Cambridge Universities Hospital Trust, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Trainees short paper presentations: Artificial intelligence modelling in enlarged vestibular aqueduct: novel prognostic insights from an international cohort.

Haroon Saeed, Specialty trainee, Ear, nose and throat, North Western Deanery GPST School

Panel discussion

Chair: Professor Simon Lloyd, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Salford Royal Hospital 

Close of meeting



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

Registration for this event will close on 1 December 2022 at 1:00am (GMT). Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

We are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. This is at the presenter and the RSM’s discretion.

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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