Collaborative Sessions Programme

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 11.45-13.15

HNSOC/BRS Collaborative Session: Optimal Surgical Approach to Sinonasal Cancers

Chair: Professor Jarrod Homer, Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery/ Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre (MAHSC), Manchester University Foundation NHS Trust/ University of Manchester, UK

What are the limits of the endoscopic approach?
Professor Paolo BattagliaAssistant Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Insurbria, Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi, Varese, Italy

When should open approaches be considered?
Professor Prathamesh PaiProfessor & Consultant Surgeon, Convener- Head Neck Disease Management Group, Department of Head Neck Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India

Radiotherapy and Proton Beam therapy
Dr David Thomson, Consultant Clinical Oncologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, The Christie, Manchester, UK. 

Panel Discussion
Mr Jemy Jose, Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals, UK
Mr Shahz Ahmed, Consultant Rhinologist and Skull Base Surgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham, UK
Mrs Humera Babar-CraigConsultant ENT Surgeon with specialist interest in Rhinology, East Surrey NHS Hospital, UK

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 11.45-13.15

BSO/BSBS Collaborative Session: Vestibular Schwannoma Management

Chair: Mr Richard Irving, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK


Conservative management of vestibular schwannoma
Professor Per Caye-ThomasenOtologist, Neuro-otologist and Senior Skull Base Surgeon, ORL-HNS University Clinic in Copenhagen, Denmark

Guidelines for screening for vestibular schwannomas
Jonny Harcourt, Consultant Otologist, Skull Base Surgeon

On balance, do we offer our patients the best choice?
Nick Saunders, Consultant ENT Surgeon

Hearing levels in vestibular schwannoma patients: conservative treatment vs the gamma knife
Mr Gerard Kelly, Consultant ENT and Skull Base Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Panel discussion

Thursday 5 July 2018, 11.45-13.15

BAPO/BSO Collaborative Session: Ear Reconstruction

We are delighted to have 2 world experts in Henning Frenzel and Francois Denoyelle who will give us cutting edge talks on the management of atresia and pinna reconstruction.
Surgical techniques will be discussed in details with practical tips for management.

The session will also look at the interplay between hearing rehabilitation and cosmesis in these challenging patients.

Key learning points

  • Who needs pinna reconstruction
  • Timing of surgery
  • Pitfalls of surgical technique
  • How to best manage hearing loss in congenital abnormalities
  • What the patient feels about atresia

Mr Chris Aldren, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Mr Neil Bateman


Management of atresia (congenital ear malformations)
Dr Henning Frenzel

Evolution of techniques of pinna reconstruction
Professor Françoise Denoyelle
, Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon, Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department, Necker-Enfants Malades Children’s Hospital, Paris, France

Integrated hearing rehabilitation and cosmetic approach
Mr Jaya Nichani

Personal impact of microtia

Panel Discussion

Thursday 5 July 2018, 11.45-13.15
HNSOC/FPS Collaborative Session: Management dilemmas in the face and neck

Chair: Paul Spraggs, Consultant ENT/ Head and Neck Surgeon, Hampshire Hospitals NHSFT, UK


Management of the neck in melanoma/evidence for sentinel node biopsy
Subramania IyerProfessor and Chairman Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery / Head and Neck Surgery/ Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

Management of the facial nerve in the radical parotid defect
Mr Callum Faris, Consultant Surgeon, Head & Neck Oncology & Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, University of Tübingen, Germany.

Facial reanimation and reconstruction in facial paralysis
Mr Peter Andrews, Consultant Rhinologist, Facial Plastic Reconstructive and Anterior Skull Base Surgeon, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital (RNTNEH) and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN)

Panel discussion

Thursday 5 July 2018, 11.45-13.15
BLA/BSBS Collaborative Session: Laryngeal Rehabilitation After Skull Base Surgery

Chair: Professor Simon Lloyd, Consultant Neuro-Otologist; Professor of ENT Surgery, University of Manchester, UK


MDT management of head and neck paraganglionomas
Mr Sam MacKeith, ENT Consultant, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

Current management techniques to preserve lower cranial nerve function
Mr Rupert Obholzer

Reinnervation of the larynx
Professor Jean-Paul Marie, Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery and Audiophonology, University Hospital Rouen, France

Assessment and management of aspiration/dysphagia following skull base surgery
Professor Greg Postma, Professor and Vice-Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, USA

Early injection and augmentation
Mr Declan Costello, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK

Panel discussion
Miss Kate Heathcote

Friday 6 July 2018, 11.45-13.15

BLA/BAPO Collaborative Session: Paediatric and adult voice: reinnervation

The BAPO/BLA session will commence with Professor Jeffrey Laitman presenting the second part of his lecture on the development and evolution of the paediatric larynx. There will then be an opportunity to share the views of Mr David Wynne from Glasgow on assessing paediatric voice disorders in a tertiary setting.

The speakers will then move onto the topic of paediatric laryngeal reinnervation. This exciting new technique for the management of vocal cord palsy will be introduced first by Mrs Kate Heathcote, who will describe the surgical details and speak on her personal experience. Mrs Hasnaa Ismail-Koch will then present on the practicalities of setting up a service for this procedure from her work at Southampton University hospital.

The last speaker, Mr Jonathan Fishman, will present his research work in vocal fold tissue engineering.

There will be a panel discussion at the end with the opportunity for questions to be raised.

Key learning points

  • Understanding of the embryological development of the human larynx
  • Appreciate the complexities of a paediatric voice clinic
  • Learn about paediatric laryngeal reinnervation and a protocol for its effective management
  • Exposure to latest research in vocal fold tissue engineering

Miss Michelle Wyatt, Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist/Head of the Departments of ENT Surgery, Audiology and Cochlear Implantation, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, UK; Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, University of London, UK
Mr Steven PowellConsultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist, Great North Children’s Hospital and Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne


Nature’s great experiment: The development and evolution of the human larynx: Part 2
Professor Jeffrey T. Laitman, Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Anatomy and Functional Morphology, Professor of Otolaryngology, Professor of Medical Education, ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA

Assessment of paediatric voice disorders
Mr David Wynne

A Pathway of care for Paediatric Vocal Fold Palsy with Laryngeal Reinnervation
Mrs Hasnaa Ismail-Koch, Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist, Southampton Children’s Hospital, University Hospital Southampton, UK,

Laryngeal reinnervation from surgical aspect
Miss Kate Heathcote

Panel Discussion

Friday 6 July 2018, 11.45-13.15

BRS/FPS Collaborative Session: Rhinoplasty – Form and Function

Chair: Professor Tim Woolford, Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon, University Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

Panel discussion


Fazil Apaydin, Ege University Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
Mr Mohamed Reda, Consultant Otolaryngologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle, UK; Associate Professor, Tanta University, Egypt
Mr Shahram Anari, ENT Consultant, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK
Mr Paul White, Consultant ENT Surgeon and Rhinologist, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK