International Newsround November 2020 edition

Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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Welcome to the November edition of our online international newsletter! It is a real pleasure to celebrate the inauguration of Carol Bradford, AAO-HNSF President.

We love to hear from our colleagues around the globe, so do let us know if you have news or announcements to share, and please get in touch if you'd like to submit a report of an event you've attended - you can find our FAQs and guidelines here.


EDITORS: Emma Stapleton, Consultant Otolaryngologist, Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK. 
Neil Summerfield, Highly Specialist ENT Practitioner, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, UK.



European Training Requirements and Logbook approved

Prof John Fenton

The UEMS-ORL Board was very pleased to announce that on Saturday 17 October 2020, the Council of the UEMS and National Medical Associations of Europe confirmed and approved the European Training Requirements (ETRs) in general ORL and the ORL General Logbook. Read more...


AAO-HNSF announces new president

Carol R Bradford

Congratulations to Carol R Bradford, MD, MS, who became the new President of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and its Foundation on 16 September 2020. Read more...



BACO International 2021

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The programme for Virtual BACO International is now available at, so why not take a look at the fantastic selection of speakers from around the world and the sessions they will be leading? Read more...

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New Zealand Society of ORLHNS holds face-to-face annual meeting

President Zahoor Ahmad with Jessie

Social distancing has been advised worldwide due to COVID-19, but New Zealand was considered safe enough to hold a face-to-face meeting. After months of preparations, the safety for the meeting was confirmed just 10 days from the planned start date, on 13 October 2020. Read more...


British Tinnitus Association Virtual Conference

BTA Virtual Conference

The first BTA (British Tinnitus Association) virtual conference took place on 5-9 October 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and proved to be a very successful event given the challenges we are faced with. Read more...


Japan Audiological Society holds ‘hybrid’ meeting

Congress President, Dr Michihiko Sone

The 65th Congress of Japan Audiological Society was held in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The Congress was delivered as a hybrid system – it was held locally on 8-9 October, and then delivered online from 27 October to 24 November, on demand. Read more...


Digital EUHA Congress and Sponsorship Award

EUHA Entrance hall

In 2020, our world has changed, and many things have become digital. So has the EUHA Congress. Delegates could draw inspiration from listening to presentations from their favourite lecturers, or find out which new products manufacturers had to offer. Read more...

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AAO-HNSF concludes successful 2020 virtual meeting

Keynote lecture - Dr Selanikio

Each year in September, roughly 5000 otolaryngologists from the US and other countries gather for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s Annual Meeting. In 2020, the AAO-HNSF leadership acted quickly and decisively to transform this important event into a virtual assembly of otolaryngology content that, before this year, was unprecedented. Read more...


CT2 Tracheostomy Training Day

CT2 Training Day

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has swiftly adapted elements of their training approach to meet the needs of ENT trainees. On 14 October 2020, RCSI hosted a one-day blended workshop, incorporating both didactic and interactive elements, on tracheostomy and emergency airway management. Read more...


The 121st Annual Meeting of the Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Society of Japan

AMOSJ lecture hall

On 6-7 October 2020, the 121st Annual Meeting of the ORL Society of Japan (AMOSJ), which had been postponed for five months due to COVID-19, was held in Okayama Prefecture. There were only seven new COVID cases in the prefecture in the previous week but the pandemic in Japan has not yet calmed down. Read more...



In conversation with Arup Senapati – the dancing doctor

Doctor Arup Senapati

When Arup Senapati broke out a cheery dance at work, he had little idea it would go viral on social media. Sunil Dutt caught up with him to talk about life, dance, and COVID-19. Read more...

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Upcoming virtual events

UCL Ear Institute Masterclass
2-3 December 2020 

ENT UK History of ENT Meeting
3 December 2020

RhinoForum 2020
 4-5 December 2020

BSPFS Annual Meeting 2020
7 December 2020

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