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Mrs Prakash Narula Travelling BACO fellowships 2020

23 October 2019

BACO (the British Academic Conference of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck) is the flagship event delivered by ENT UK, and is the preeminent ENT-related conference in the UK. Applications for the Mrs Prakash Narula Travelling BACO fellowship are open.

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Launch of the New Zealand Guidelines for Auditory Processing Disorder: 5 - 7pm, Thurs 29 August 2019

Dear Colleagues and Guests The Eisdell Moore Centre and the New Zealand Audiological Society are pleased to invite you to the Launch of the New Zealand Guidelines for Auditory Processing Disorder that will be held from  5pm – 7pm on 29 August...

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Northern Regional Group Dinner, Friday 29 March 2019

Guest Speaker will be Ronald "Ron" Goodey

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Death notice from today’s paper: Denis Astley HARDING

HARDING, Denis Astley. Died peacefully on 7 March 2019. Dearly beloved husband of Julie and the late Adrienne. Loved father of James, Peter, Cam and the late Geoffrey and Grandad of Heather, Tom and William, Lucy, Henry and George, Oscar and Marco. A service...

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Video on 'Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck', delivered for RCSEd, Randall P Morton's FRCSEd (ad hominem) award, 2018

  .... the link to RACSEd lecture ... The subject is on cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck; I delivered this for RCSEd on the occasion of my FRCSEd (ad hominem) award. ... You can watch the video with Omar Hilmi’s intro...

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OBITUARY: Professor Heinz Stammberger (1946-2018) The Father of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Follow link to ENT and Audiology News article below:   https://www.entandaudiologynews.com/features/ent-features/post/professor-heinz-stammberger-1946-2018-the-father-of-endoscopic-sinus-surgery

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Beyond Five Update: December 2018

View this email in your browser Beyond Five Update: December 2018From new Ambassadors to new resources, read our latest news.Welcome to our new AmbassadorsNew resources...

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Beyond Five Update: December 2018 From new Ambassadors to new resources, read our latest news.

Click here   Beyond Five Update: December 2018From new Ambassadors to new resources, read our latest news.Welcome to our new AmbassadorsNew resources onlineNew patient profilesGrant success = new resources for #HNCOur reach in 2018Charity...

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MORE NEW ZEALANDERS LIVING IN SILENCE, CI Funding

https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/10/31/300556/cochlear-implant-funding-well-below-needs     NOVEMBER 1, 2018Updated November 1, 2018 Farah Hancock Farah Hancock is a Newsroom reporter based in Auckland who writes on conservation, technology...

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RACS Council election voting, EXTENSION OF VOTING PERIOD

RE: EXTENSION OF VOTING PERIOD   We wish to inform you that the voting period for the 2018 RACS Council elections has been extended to Monday 8 October 2018, 5.00pm AEDT   This extension will allow those who are yet to vote more...

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World Head and Neck Cancer Day, the Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society Conference and our very first fundraiser, Soup for the Soul.

Warming our souls The response to our inaugural event, Soup for the Soul (S4TS), exceeded expectations with more than 20 individuals and groups hosting a physical soup event or a ‘virtual’ soup event across Australia including in Tasmania, Western...

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Sustainable Cochlear Implant Funding: Watch Questions in the Beehive

  Sustainable Cochlear implant Funding, Hon Michael Woodhouse to the Minister of Health, David Clark, 24.07.2018:   WATCH

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Cochlear Implant Funding. Disappoinment and frustration

Cochlear Implant Funding Late last year, Lance Cairns, ENT surgeons, audiologists, researchers and cochlear implant clients all spoke out about the limited funding for cochlear implants in our HEARUS campaign.They all welcomed the one off funding boost of...

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OBITUARY Bruce Benjamin

29 June 2018

OBITUARY Professor Bruce Neil Procter Benjamin AO, OBE, MBBS, DLO, FRACS, FAAP, FACS (honorary) Bruce Benjamin died on 3rd June 2018 after years of deteriorating health. He was born in Wagga on 20th December 1931, son to Dr Neil Benjamin and Lena Procter,...

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Management of Ingested Button Batteries

30 May 2018

Dear Colleagues Can I urge you to read the attached document circulated on behalf of The Australian & New Zealand Society of Paediatric Otolaryngology. It contains important practical information on the management of this condition. Regard Paul Joice   NBI...

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Netherland Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Short-term Visiting Scholarship Program, sponsored by Trialect

17 December 2017

  The Netherland Cancer Institute in Amsterdam invites physicians, scientists, and medical students to short-term visiting scholarships (1-4 weeks) for a cultural/knowledge/scientific exchange on Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, sponsored by Trialect....

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ACC Regulations - treatment injury claims

06 December 2017

Dear Colleagues, At a recent meeting between Interested Parties and ACC the following document was presented by ACC. The information included related to ACC Treatment Injury Claims and is worth reading if you are involved in these. The eligibility criteria...

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ACC and SXI document

06 December 2017

Dear Colleagues, At the recent meeting of teh New Zealand National Board of RACS the attached letter was presented. It is from Southern Cross Health Society and is addressed to ACC. ACC are happy for this to be circulated. You will see that Southern Cross...

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Announcement from Dean, John Fraser, FMHS, UoA

23 November 2017

  A personal message from the Dean  I am delighted to announce that Richard Douglas has been appointed to the new ‘Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation Professorial Chair in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.'Richard...

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RACS e-Learning module

05 November 2017

Time is running out to complete the RACS Operate wuth Respect e-learning module! The module is informative and challenging but only takes 45 minutes to complete. I respectfully urge you all to do it before the end of the year - mandatory for all Trainees and...

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Endorsement for ciprofloxacin 0.3% eye drops, PHARMAC

26 October 2017

... What this means is that ORLHNS who wish to prescribe Ciprofloxacin eye drops must write on the prescription an endorsement indicating that the drops are prescribed for "second line treatment of Chronic Otitis Media". It does not mean that there has to...

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PHARMAC - Notification of ciprofloxacin widening access decision for use in ears

17 September 2017

Please find attached a notification to inform you about our decisionto widen funded access to ciprofloxacin 0.3% eye drops in Section B(Community) of the Pharmaceutical Schedule. This was the subject of anamended consultation letter dated 14 August 2017.   If...

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Neonatal Hearing Screening Minutes 28.8.17

28 August 2017

For questions, please contact Colin Brown

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Extra funding for adult CIs- Cochlear implant trusts welcome additional funding from Ministry of Health

26 August 2017

NCIT SHCT Press Release 25 August 2017 Cochlear implant trusts welcome additional funding from Ministry of Health The Northern Cochlear Implant Trust and Southern Hearing Charitable Trust which manage New Zealand's two cochlear implant programmes have welcomed...

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Cochlear Implant Funding, Otago Daily Times, 19 August 2017

24 August 2017

https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/plea-implant-funding   Saturday, 19 August 2017 Plea for implant funding By Eileen Goodwin  Patrick Dawes.A specialist college has made a rare public call for more funding for adult cochlear implants.New...

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Petition urges government to act over hearing implant backlog, 16 August 2017

24 August 2017

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/337330/petition-urges-government-to-act-over-hearing-implant-backlog   NEW ZEALAND DISABILITY 16 Aug 2017 Petition urges government to act over hearing implant backlog 8:06 pm on 16 August 2017  Mervin...

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Kiwi woman given CI after Health Minister steps in with cash injection, 24.8.17

24 August 2017

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/kiwi-woman-given-life-changing-chance-save-her-hearing-after-health-minister-steps-in-last-minute-cash-injection     Kiwi woman given life-changing chance to save her hearing, after Health Minister steps...

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NZSOHNS Media Statement on lack of Cochlear Implant Funding in NZ

17 August 2017

Media statement August 2017 NZSOHNS"Breaking the silence"   Over 200 deaf and severely hearing-impaired adults are unable to receive hearing restoring implanted hearing aids due to lack of government funding. In New Zealand funding is available for...

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Resolution on Hearing Loss Passed at 70th World Health Assembly

06 June 2017

Dear All, I am most pleased to share that a resolution on hearing loss was discussed by the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva on 30th May. A large number of Member States and 2 NGOs, many of them speaking on behalf of multiple Member States spoke in support...

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World's health ministers adopt resolution on the prevention of deafness and hearing loss

06 June 2017

  World's health ministers adopt resolution on the prevention of deafness and hearing loss The 70th World Health Assembly adopted a new resolution on the prevention of deafness and hearing loss. 20 Member States, several commenting on behalf of many...

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Developing a Career and Skills in Academic Surgery (DCAS) Course, RACS

07 April 2017

  Developing a Career and Skills in Academic Surgery (DCAS) Course Date: Monday 8 May 2017 Location: Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia Time: 7:00am - 4:00pm To view the provisional program, please click here. To register online...

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New Textbook: Symptom Oriented Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

21 March 2017

Could you please put this link on NZSOHNS website for the information of the members/ registrars if they would like to have copy of this book. Interested people could contact me for delivery of the book. We have the stocks here in NZ and the cost for 3-volumes...

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Check out these Cochlear Implant news articles from last week! Interesting!!

14 March 2017

Just in case you missed these stories last week. Please find links to the TVNZ, Herald and Radio NZ programmes that featured Cochlear Implants last week. http://m.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11810669 https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/surf-lifesaver-has-waited-years-cochlear-implant-facing-prospect-being-deaf-within-months http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201835840/the-link-between-hearing-loss-and-dementia...

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Hearing and balance disorders focus for new centre

16 February 2017

A multidisciplinary collaborative research centre dedicated to research into hearing and balance disorders was launched in Auckland this week.   https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/news-events-and-notices/news/news-2017/02/hearing-and-balance-disorders-focus-for-new-centre-.html  

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Listen Hear NZ report on the economic cost of hearing loss

16 February 2017

See link below: www.nfd.org.nz/help-and-advice/listen-hear-new-zealand-report

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The laryngectomee Guide Available FREE from the AAO-HNS

19 January 2017

I am happy to inform you that the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery made my book "The Laryngectomee Guide" available for free download at http://www.entnet.org/content/laryngectomee-guide The 170 pages Guide provides information that...

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Combined NZSOHNS, ARS and ASPO Meeting Hawaii July 2017 Early Bird Warning!

21 December 2016

  Dear members,We write to remind you of this outstanding meeting scheduled for 9-12 July 2017 in Honolulu. The deadline for the early bird registration is 15 February 2017. You will make a considerably saving if you register prior to this. This...

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Research into Robotic Head and Neck Surgery in Australasia

29 November 2016

Dear Colleague, The Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia is conducting a cross-sectional study to evaluate the acceptance and adoption of robotic head and neck surgery in Australia and New Zealand.We...

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Video performance, ChCh ENT specialists, conference dinner, cardboard cathedral

01 November 2016

Follow the link below   https://1drv.ms/v/s!AowLDJm4TDqFkjYJt9ePCy94S_x3    

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Micro CT fly through videos of cochlea

27 October 2016

Hi everyone If you have a few spare minutes - click on the link below to see several flythrough videos (in different planes) of a micro CT of a guinea pig cochlea.They show the anatomy beautifully (well I think they are beautiful).These were created by my...

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ENT instruments available for sale

26 October 2016

ENT instruments available for sale some new in original packetsany offers welcome Two complete set of tonsillectomy instrumentsTwo sets of nasal surgery instruments including instruments for reduction of nasal fracture.Middle ear mastoid surgery (No drill),...

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Videos of the 19th Course on Ear & Temporal Bone Surgery Hannover Medical School (Germany)

05 October 2016

All videos of the 19th Course on Ear & Temporal Bone Surgery Hannover Medical School (Germany) (April 4-7, 2016) are now available online in the LION YouTube Channel. The 19th Course on Ear and Temporal Bone Surgery was held at the ENT Dept. of Otolaryngology,...

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Update on member contact details

06 August 2016

Dear Members, Could you please take a moment to peruse this spreadsheet to check that you are: (a) on the list and (b) that your details are correct. If not then could you please email me at nzsohns@gmail.com with your correct details including: All...

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Training Material, Videos

15 May 2016

Hi, I have just been made aware of this website, which contains a wealth of material which would be useful for trainees (and others). Not sure whether others are aware of it..... http://www.entmasterclass.com/ Regards Julian White  

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Brian Johns Fellowship Trust

03 April 2016

Brian Johns Fellowship Trust Biography Dr Brian Maurice Johns was born in New Plymouth on 15 March 1901, attended New Plymouth Boys' High School and University of Otago Medical School qualifying ChB in 1924. Brian went to work at Waikato Hospital before...

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ORL assessors for ACC hearing loss claims needed

10 March 2016

ACC is looking for more availability of ORL assessors for hearing loss claims. Interested people can contact Anne Greville (anne.greville@acc.co.nz) if they wish to either start providing assessments, or increase the number of referrals they're receiving....

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Paediatric Society of NZ Guidelines on Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children

09 March 2016

  ... here is the final copy of the Paediatric Society of NZ Guidelines on Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children. ... Many thanks Francoise  

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Obituary John Hall-Jones,14 September 1927 - 19 November 2015

22 February 2016

John Hall-Jones, Surgeon, Adventurer and Historian. 14 September 1927 - 19 November 2015   John was born in Invercargill where his father was a lawyer and historian. John was brought up in the family home "Lemmel " which had been built as a replica...

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RACS Library: Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery added to the available subject sets

22 February 2016

Dear Mr Allison I am the Library Manager at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and I am emailing you in regards your position as a Specialty Society President. In 2015, the Library launched a new service with Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery...

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FDA approves ciprofloxacin otic suspension for children undergoing tympanostomy tube placement

23 December 2015

This is from medscape- FYI: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ciprofloxacin otic suspension (Otiprio, Otonomy, Inc) for children with bilateral otitis media with effusion undergoing tympanostomy tube placement. After suctioning of the...

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Southern historian John Hall-Jones dies (retired ENT Surgeon, Invercargill)

30 November 2015

Just a note about John Hall-Jones. The link below is worth looking at. ..... Randall http://i.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/74293425/Southern-historian-John-Hall-Jones-dies  

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ORL2015 presentation and poster prizes

27 November 2015

Thank you to all who submitted papers and posters to the recent NZSOHNS Annual General and Scientific Meeting in Nelson. The standard was extremely high. The organsing committee would like to congratulate Dr James Sanders, Southern DHB for the best oral...

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Obituary Sir Patrick Eisdell Moore

31 August 2015

Sir Patrick William Eisdell Moore Kt., OBE, MB. ChB, DLO (Eng), FRCS, FRACSOtolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon Born 17 March 1918 - Died 18 June 2015       Patrick Moore was born in Bristol on 17 March 1918.  His father was Arthur...

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RACS Media Release - Surgeons say all patients have the right to appropriate health care

24 August 2015

ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS MEDIA RELEASESurgeons say all patients have the right to appropriate health care Friday 21 August, 2015 The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is extremely concerned that patients are being denied cover...

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World H&N Cancer Day

27 July 2015

Dear Colleagues We are attaching herewith an announcement / poster for WHNCD 2015 on July 27th. We would appreciate it if your society/ organization organized any of the programs listed on this flier. If you do, please notify us so we can add you to the...

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The Linsell Richards Education Foundation

28 June 2015

The Linsell Richards Education Foundation (the Foundation) is a fund set up to commemorate the life of Linsell Richards, a former Member of the Society who served as an Examiner in Otolaryngology for The College, as a Member of the RACS NZ Committee, as NZ...

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Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Library has launched a new service with your specialty

20 June 2015

To: Secretary, NZSOHNS I am the Library Manager at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and I am emailing you in regards your role as Secretary for The New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. The Library has launched a new service...

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ENT and Sinus Course Calendar 2015, Cuschieri Skills Centre, Dundee, Scotland

08 June 2015

Dear All, We note that you have previously enjoyed attending an ENT/Sinus course at the Cuschieri Skills Centre, Dundee. We now have new ENT and Sinus courses confirmed for 2015 that may be of interest. Please see the calendar below for more information....

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Action required: Surveys into discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment

04 June 2015

    View this email in your browser Action required: Surveys into discrimination, bullying...

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Discrimination, Bullying and Sexual Harassment Survey, Expert Advisory Group advising the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

03 June 2015

Dear Fellows, Trainees and International Medical Graduates (IMGs), As you know the College is actively responding to recent reports of discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment in the health sector. As Chair of the independent Expert Advisory Group (EAG)...

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The Wellington Declaration 2015: The Way Forward for Audiology

02 June 2015

  Independence Matters: Professionalism in Healthcare, an interactive seminar was held from 15 - 17 May in Wellington, NZ. The seminar was the first that was co-convened by Independent Audiologists Australia and Independent Audiologists New Zealand.An...

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ENT responses needed. Reminder for JMU Digital Otoscopy Survey

28 May 2015

This is a reminder for the following study regarding the efficacy of digital otoscopy. This survey will be closed on June 8, 2015. Thank you in advance for your participation.     Dear Otolaryngology Professionals,I am a James...

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Changes to hearing surveillance in the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme

18 May 2015

Changes to hearing surveillance in the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme Changes have been made to the newborn hearing screening programme policy on surveillance of babies who pass screening but have a risk factor for later...

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World Health Assembly, technical report on hearing loss and ear care

18 May 2015

Dear IFOS Member States and Societies, World Health Assembly will be held in Geneva from May 18 - May 24, 2015. For the first time in 20 years, a technical report on hearing loss and ear care will be presented to the World Health Assembly (the convening body...

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Coalition for Global Hearing Health

18 May 2015

See flyer attached

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Listen Hear NZ! research project to proceed

12 May 2015

4 May 2015Important Announcement to The National Foundation for the Deaf Member Organisations LISTEN HEAR NZ!RESEARCH TO PROCEED I am delighted to advise that we have received two grants, one from the Oticon Foundation New Zealand for $110,000 and the other...

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RACS Support Program

12 May 2015

Please see attached correspondence from Mr Phil Truskett, Censor in Chief. Regards,Leanne HookExecutive Assistant to the Censor in ChiefExecutive Assistant to the Director, Education Development and AssessmentRoyal Australasian College of SurgeonsCollege...

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"Listen Hear NZ!” research project

06 May 2015

Hi Everyone Please find attached an important announcement that we would appreciate being circulated to your Board members, Trustees and or membership. Many thanks. Kind regards Louise Carroll Louise Carroll QSO, JP, GDPPA, MPA (Mgment)Chief Executive OfficerThe...

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Greenlane Temporal Bone Course, 21st & 22nd August 2015

01 May 2015

The following e-mail is sent on behalf of the Chair of the NZSOHNS Training Education and Accreditation Committee: Mr Hamish Sillars is pleased to announce the dates for the next Greenlane Temporal Bone Course. This will be held on Friday 21st &...

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NZ ORL Workforce Survey 2013

27 April 2015

The NZ ORL Workforce Survey 2013 presented at last year's AGM has been uploaded to the Resource Library, Member Information in the Member only section of this website.   Regards   Michel

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URGENT - Assistant Editor (Otolaryngology) for the ANZ Journal of Surgery needed

20 April 2015

Dear A/Professor Gregor, I had previously written seeking a nomination from each Specialty Society for an Assistant Editor (Otolaryngology) for the ANZ Journal of Surgery - please see copy attached. So far I have not had a nominee from otolaryngology. I do...

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Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) Discussion Group and HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancer

08 April 2015

Michel Thanks for adding me to Linkedin. My purpose for joining this site is to increase the international conversation concerning both Transoral Robotic Surgery(TORS) and HPV related oropharyngeal cancer. In my role as Director of the Division of Head and...

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Global Online Fellowship

08 April 2015

Dear Colleague, The Global On Line Fellowship (GOLF) of IFHNOS started last year is running smoothly with over 100 candidates from 34 countries continuing the Fellowship. With the enthusiasm and interest shown by your trainees and practitioners from all...

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Pre-op Codeine for 3 year adeno-tonsillectomy child at private hospital in NZ

02 March 2015

Report in Auckland Herald 26 Feb 2015. Child mistakenly given 85 mg instead of 8.5 mg of Codeine.....needed stomach washout. Case taken to Health and Disability Commissioner. Nurses disciplined for drug error......BUT ....there was no comment that the drug...

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New Guidelines for Allergic Rhinitis Released

06 February 2015

From: Medscape Medical News New Guidelines for Allergic Rhinitis ReleasedDiedtra HendersonFebruary 03, 2015 Clinicians should treat allergic rhinitis (AR) with intranasal steroids when patients' symptoms impair their quality of life, according to clinical...

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Elective Services Review Update and Report, ACC

22 December 2014

Hi Theo Tënã koutou katoa - Summer greetings everyone (or Winter greetings if you live in Wellington), and welcome to the December Elective Services Review update. Some of you may already be aware of the Elective Services Review through meetings...

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Fellow in Paediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (KidsENT), Brisbane, Commencing February 2015

06 November 2014

Commencing February 2015 - Fellow in Paediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (KidsENT) Funding has become available to create a position as Fellow in Paediatric ENT with Children's Health Queensland based at the new Lady Cilento Children's Hospital...

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Otolaryngologist or Otologist for Central Bays Area, Auckland

17 October 2014

Otolaryngologist or Otologist for Central Bays Area, Auckland To hold session clinics St Heliers - 188 Specialist Centre, eastMED Integrated Medical Centre On site eastMED Radiology, LabTests, Dilworth Hearing, pharmacy and Mandarin speaking receptionist. Our...

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Laryngology Society of Australasia

28 September 2014

Dear Colleague I am writing to you as a New Zealand ENT colleague to invite you to join the Laryngology Society of Australasia (LSA). This body was formed in 2012 after the very successful First Australian Asia Pacific Laryngology and Swallowing Conference...

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National papilloma database, HPV related disease in ORL in NZ

15 September 2014

I have finally gotten the National papilloma database set up and ready for everyone to enter data. This is for any HPV related disease in ORL in NZ. I need anyone who wants to use it to email me with their Name, DHB, email address (institutional probably best)...

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Hearing Week 2015

15 September 2014

Hearing Week 2015 will be on 21-27 March.

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Breastfeeding Tied to Fewer Ear, Sinus Infections in Children

15 September 2014

From: Medscape, http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/831553?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=97660FV http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/134/Supplement_1/S13 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breastfeeding is known to help ward off infections among infants,...

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Adenotonsillectomy for OSA in Kids Can Lead to Weight Gain (Medscape)

30 July 2014

from Medscape: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/828992?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=97660FV Adenotonsillectomy for OSA in Kids Can Lead to Weight Gain By Rob GoodierJuly 29, 2014 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who undergo adenotonsillectomy for obstructive...

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SUBJECTIVE TINNITUS, UNDERSTANDING, ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT

21 June 2014

Please visit Ron's website for more information: https://tinnitusfordoctors.wikispaces.com SUBJECTIVE TINNITUS UNDERSTANDING, ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT. INITIAL ROLE OF THE ENT SURGEON (OR OTHER FRONT-LINE CLINICIAN). The ENT surgeon or other front-line...

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Media release, improvements to the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP)

11 May 2014

Dear all Associate Minister Jo Goodhew will today send out a media release about improvements to the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP) and the publication of related reports. The National Screening Unit and District...

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Obituary Olly Seeley

17 March 2014

Dr. (Mr.) Alwyn James Seeley b. May 13th 1925, d. May 24th 2013 M.B., Ch.B. (NZ) 1950, F.R.C.S. Eng 1954, F.R.A.C.S. ca.1988 (see photo attached) Born Pukekohe 13 May 1925 6th child and 4th son born to Robert and Edith Seeley. His parents migrated to South...

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ACC's hearing loss workshops in August and November 2013

12 March 2014

Good morning - This email is for those who attended ACC's hearing loss workshops in August and November 2013. Last week you should have received an email from Geraint Emrys letting you know that the Hearing Loss Regulations changes were approved by Government....

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Update: Hearing Loss Regulations, ACC

12 March 2014

http://www.acc.co.nz/making-a-claim/what-support-can-i-get/services-for-hearing-loss/WPC133463   Hi Julian, Following the recent Ministerial hearing loss announcement, we'd like to let you and your membership know how we're progressing with implementing...

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Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Preschoolers Doesn't Affect Their Nocturnal BP

07 March 2014

From: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/821546?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=97660FV NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in pre-school children does not affect their nocturnal blood pressure dipping, as it generally does in adults,...

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NFD Hearing Loss ACC Regs Consultation response

15 December 2013

  The NZSOHNS response is still pending, but here is waht the NFD circulated (attached):   Hello Everyone The attached response has been reviewed and commented on by Professor Peter Thorne, Karen Pullar HIMADA Chair, John Harwood Deputy Chair...

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Proposed changes to the Accident Compensation (Apportioning Entitlements for Hearing Loss)

05 December 2013

Dear NZSOHNS Members Please find ACC changes to Apportioning Entitlements for Hearing Loss attached. Please make comments but note that there is a deadline (email below). Comments could be emailed to Julian by the end of Friday 12 December. He will then try...

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Terms of Reference for disability access review announced

04 December 2013

The disability access review is a joint undertaking between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Office for Disability Issues. This review will look at whether the current building regulatory system meets the needs of disabled people....

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ACC, Slides of Hearing Loss Sector Meeting

07 November 2013

Dear colleagues, Here are the slides (attached) from a recent meeting with ACC, attended by Bill Baber and John Gilbert. Bill and John have not communicated with me about how the meeting went, and I note that more information from the meeting is to be distributed...

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ACC, Hearing aids

07 November 2013

Dear Michel Attached is a summary of the ACC Hearing Loss Sector meeting, checked by Bill and myself. Regards John

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Northern Cochlear Implant Programme, Paediatric Referral & Criteria Form

17 October 2012

This is the latest form which should be used for referrals to the NCIP.

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Northern Cochlear Implant Programme, Adult Referral & Criteria Form

17 October 2012

This is the latest form which should be used for referrals to the NCIP.

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Sir Patrick Eisdell Moore Clinical Research Fellowship, Auckland

26 June 2010

                                        Sir Patrick Eisdell Moore Clinical Research Fellowship -Trainees...

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