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.

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.

Mr Christopher Aldren
President
Mr Philip James Robinson
President Elect
Mr Ian Bottrill
Honorary Secretary
Mr Philip Clamp
Honorary Secretary

Upcoming otology events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Otology Section.

Prizes & awards

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.


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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. 

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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
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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

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Fellow

For professionals with a medical, dental or veterinary qualification recognised by GMC, GDC or RCVS.

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Associate

For professionals working in the healthcare sector or with an interest in healthcare issues and do not qualify for a Fellow membership. 

Associate

Student

For students studying medicine, dentistry or an undergraduate qualification at an approved UK university. 

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