Session 16
Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.15

BOARS, the British Otorhinolaryngology and Allied Sciences Research Society was launched in 2018 as a merger of the Otorhinolaryngological Research Society (ORS) and the British Society for Academic Otorhinolaryngology (BSAO). BOARS provides a forum for the best research in ENT, Hearing, Balance and related fields, bringing together discovery scientists and clinical researchers of all disciplines, levels and grades. BOARS also champions education and training in research and mentoring for ENT trainees of all levels and in all settings.

In this session we will discuss the planned activities of BOARS and ask participants for suggestions on how to make the most of this Society. One of those activities is to support researchers in making a case for ENT research to our funders.

Mr Paul Nankivell, active BOARS member, will share his experience in building a translational research career whilst training in ENT.  And INTEGRATE, our National ENT Trainee Research Collaborative, will give an update on their current and planned collaborative research.

Chair: Lucy Truman, West Suffolk Hospital

Introduction to BOARS, our new research society
Professor Carl Philpott, Professor of Rhinology & Olfactology at Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia and Honorary Consultant Rhinologist at the James Paget University Hospital, UK 

Integrating translational research with clinical training and practice
Mr Paul Nankivell, Consultant ENT/Head and Neck Surgeon, University of Birmingham and University Hospital Birmingham, UK

How to make the case for ENT research
Professor Anne Schilder, Consultant Paediatric ENT Surgeon, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, UK 

INTEGRATE; an update