About this section

The Otology Section’s purpose is to support the clinical practice of diseases of the ear, providing education, supporting and recognising research and seeking interface with other Sections in mutually relevant areas. This Section meets on the same day as the Rhinology and Laryngology Section, on the first Friday of November, December, February, March and May.

Upcoming events

OTN01 Promo
CPD

Joseph Toynbee memorial lecture and Presidential address

Free for RSM members: Receive top tips from two experienced and engaging speakers about daily otologic practice and the future of implantation. This highly interactive meeting will explore psychoacoustic aspects of hearing and their impact on music, as well as updates on electroacoustic auditor stimulation.

  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
Book Book
OTN02 Promo

Eustachian tube and practical management of everyday otology problems

Free for all RSM members - Professor Dennis Poe will share his immense knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the Eustachian tube, and an expert panel of UK otologists will join him at a roundtable to tackle a range of taxing but common otological issues.

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

Prizes

Otology Section: Mr N Shah ENT Innovations Award

Prize

  • £300 and the winning candidate will be invited to present the innovation when receiving the prize at the Otology Section event in February 2020

Submission deadline

Sunday 8 December 2019

Open to

Trainees and consultants in Otology

Application guidelines 

The interpretation of Innovation will be broad-based, this could be technical, such as a new device or instrument, a new procedure or original modification of a procedure or a new and original organisational development. Candidates are asked to describe an innovation that they have been personally involved in devising in the past 5 years.

  • A description of no more than 1000 words and if appropriate will include images and or drawings of the innovation. The application should be structured as below:
  • A description of the innovation and the costs to date and/or estimated in the future budget
  • The difference it makes/will make to patient care and evidence for this. How does it compare with current similar devices or best practice? Consider safety, Is there any evidence it could adversely impact health
  • Include any published evidence on the innovation including evidence to support its impact
  • Has the innovation already been disseminated or marketed beyond the innovator? Is it being used or still being used? if not, why not?
  • Please acknowledge others who have contributed to the development of the innovation and describe their role and involvement
Apply here

Otology Section: Norman Gamble Research Grant

Submission deadline
Sunday 26 January 2020

Meeting date
Friday 1 May 2020

Prize
£100

Open to
British citizens, both lay and medics

Guidelines

This prize is awarded to the best original work in otology in the preceding four years, as evidenced by published papers.

Submissions should include copies of these papers, along with a supporting letter from a proposer or a cover letter from the researcher themselves.


Submit

Otology Section: Matthew Yung Short Paper and Poster Prize

Prize

  • 1st place: £1,000 to be used in support of travel to centres of otology overseas
  • 2nd place: Short fellowship to the 22nd International Otology Course at the Causse clinic in Beziers, France sponsored by the TWJ Foundation
  • Poster prize: New edition of Logan Turner's Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat

Submission deadline
Sunday 8 December 2019

Meeting date
Friday 7 February 2020

Open to
All trainees and consultants within two years of appointment.

Application guidelines

Submit a 150-word abstract on a topic relating to otology. Abstracts chosen for oral presentation will have the option of being published in the online version of the JLO and the overall winner has the option of their whole paper being printed. 

Therefore abstracts will need to comply with the JLO guidelines:

  • Abstracts should be no longer than 150 words and should be structured 
  • Key words are used to index the article 
  • Only the words appearing as Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in the supplement to Index Medicus may ordinarily be used 

For full information please go to www.jlo.co.uk.  

Papers not selected for oral presentation may be chosen for a poster presentation. 

Submit

Otology Section: Temporal Bone Competition

Date of Competition: Friday 27th September

Location: Temporal Bone Dissection Lab, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

Prize

  • First prize: Free place on the Cambridge Advanced Otology course (worth £900) and £500 cash
  • Second prize: £200 cash

Submission deadline

12th August 2019

Open to

Pre-CCT ENT trainees at all stages who are RSM members (free entry). RSM non-members can pay £150 to enter the competition.

Application guidelines

The aim of the competition is to provide an opportunity for ENT trainees to practice temporal bone dissection. Participants have a half-day time period in which they are asked to carry out set dissections such as cortical mastoidectomy, attic exposure and posterior tympanotomy, and are asked questions during the dissection. Drilling techniques and progress through dissections are critiqued by experts in the field of otology. High quality fresh frozen cadaveric temporal bones are used.

To apply to the RSM temporal bone competition, please download the attached application form.

Email the completed form to the address on the form.

Apply by email

Otology Section: Training Scholarships

Prize
Up to £1,000 

Submission deadline 
Sunday 26 January 2020

Meeting date
Friday 1 May 2020

Open to
RSM Trainee Members interested in Otology 

Application guidelines

Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter of no more than 1,000 words, including the costs of the centre to be visited.

Submissions should also include:

  • An up-to-date CV (maximum two pages)
  • A reference from your Training Programme Director
Submit

Otology Section: Travel Grants

Prize

Up to £100 towards travel costs to attend an otology meeting at the RSM.

Submission deadline

Applications will be accepted up to two weeks before each otology meeting.

Open to

Trainee RSM members who live more than 50 miles from the RSM.

Application guidelines

Applicants should submit a letter of no more than two A4 pages in length detailing their expenses, and which meeting they would like to attend and why.

Apply by email: otology@rsm.ac.uk

Apply by email

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

President

Mr Christopher Aldren