About this event

  • Date and time Fri 10 Mar 2023 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Otology

Watch the pre-recorded version of this in-person event covering the Edith Whetnall Lecture Importance of early intervention for hearing loss in children; surgery for pain and pressure in the ear including Styloidectomy for Eagle’s syndrome, eustachian tube surgery and tube balloon dilatation; and future technologies for gene and regeneration therapies in audiovestibular disorders. You will also attend the trainee presentation What causes bilateral low-frequency hearing loss? 

During this event, you will:

  • Understand the importance of early intervention for hearing loss in children
  • Provide a better understanding of the patient selection and practical tips when undergoing surgery for pain and pressure in the ear
  • Learn about future technologies for gene and regeneration therapies in audiovestibular disorders.

This is the pre-recorded version of the in-person afternoon meeting on 3 March 2023 that will be available seven days after the face-to-face version. Event participants can access the recording for up to 60 days after the link has been made available. To attend the in-person event, click here.

Click here to attend Septorhinoplasty in the modern day: The controversies and evidence base 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 and 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-registeration required)
Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

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

Edith Whetnall Lecture: The importance of early intervention for hearing loss in children

Professor Karen Gordon, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Toronto

Surgery for pain and pressure in the ear: Patient selection and practical tips
Eustachian tube surgery for patulous eustachian tubes

Mr Ian Bottrill, Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Eustachian tube balloon dilatation for blocked Eustachian tubes

Mr James Tysome, Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Styloidectomy for Eagle’s syndrome

Mr Patrick Axon, Consultant Otolaryngologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital

Trainee presentation: What causes bilateral low frequency hearing loss?

Miss Chloe Swords, Associate Faculty Member, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break
Future technologies: Gene and regeneration therapies in audiovestibular disorders - what’s coming down the pipeline?
Rinri Therapeutics

Professor Doug Hartley, Professor of Otology and Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, University of Nottingham


Dr Géraldine Honnet, Chief Medical Officer, Sensorion

Decibel Therapeutics

Mr Orion Keifer, Senior Medical Director, Decibel Therapeutics


Dr Aaron Tward, Chief Scientific Officer, Akouos

Frequency Therapeutics

Mr Carl LeBel, Chief Development Officer, Frequency Therapeutics

Close of meeting
Drinks reception




Registration for this event will close on 10 March 2022 at 11:30am (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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