About this event

  • Date and time Fri 5 May 2023 from 9:15am to 12:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Otology

Join this event covering multiple topics such as using sports imagery to improve surgical performance, cholesteatoma with intact ossicular chain and how and when to preserve the chain. It will also discuss the indications for decompressing the facial nerve, Artificial Intelligence in otology, eye movements in neurotology practice and avoiding neck and back pain over the long term in otologic surgery.

During this event, you will learn:

  • How to use imagery to improve surgical performance 
  • How to preserve intact ossicular chain in cholesteatoma 
  • When should we decompress the facial nerve 
  • AI Applications in Otology 
  • Avoiding back and neck pain in Otologic surgery 

Click here to attend The facial nerve and its challenges in reanimation, aesthetics and paediatric surgery in the afternoon.

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 sponsors MED-EL UK Ltd, Neomed UK, Oticon Medical, Severn Healthcare and Stryker 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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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

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

Imagining success: Sport mental imagery strategies to improve surgical performance

Professor Brian Westerberg, Clinical Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada

How I deal with cholesteatoma with an intact ossicular chain: Tips and tricks with surgical videos

Chair: Miss Kay Seymour, Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust

Panellists: Mr John Hamilton, Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Gloucestershire Royal HospitalMr Michael Wareing, Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Royal London Hospital and Mr Christopher Aldren, Consultant Otologist, Windsor Ear, Nose and Throat and Great Ormond Street Hospital


Tea and coffee break
Skull Base: When should we decompress facial nerves?

Mr Rupert Obholzer, Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat and Skullbase Surgeon, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Trainee short paper presentation
Future technologies: The role of artificial intelligence in otology

Mr Nish Mehta, Consultant Otologist, Royal National Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital

Avoiding neck and back pain in otologic surgery

Mr Ananth Vijendren, Consultant Otologist and Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Close of meeting

Pre-registration required


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

Registration for this event will close on 4 May 2023 at 1:00am (GMT). Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

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