Academic Sessions

Session Descriptions

BACO International 2018 has a new and innovative structure to meet the needs of all delegates.

Update Sessions
These sessions are provided by all the major societies, with brief presentations updating delegates on the latest in paediatrics, otology, skull base, rhinology, head and neck, laryngology and facial plastics.  There will be three to four presentations followed by a Q&A session. At the end of the session the delegate will have gained key knowledge about the latest updates for that sub-specialty.  These sessions run sequentially through the programme and do not overlap. Thus, the generalist can attend all seven 60 minute sessions across the three days gaining a broad update across the whole ENT.  They will also be ideal for sub-specialists who want to get updates in other areas.

Keynote Sessions
Each major subspecialty will have one international keynote speaker who will give a 30 minute address about a key topic in the sub-specialty.   These are key international opinion leaders in the sub-specialty, and will set the tone for the 90 minute session with complementary talks from other leading sub-specialists and a panel discussion debating key issues across the topic.  These sessions will be of particular interest for those with an interest in this sub-specialist area, and those with an interest in the more general topics presented.

Collaborative Sessions
In keeping with the theme of collaboration for BACO International, the programme will bring together two specialty societies for collaborative sessions to explore common areas of interest.  The different perspective on these topics which are presented by the members of the sub-specialties will set up the opportunity for a fascinating panel discussion.   Two relevant free papers, selected from the best of the abstracts will be presented.  These 90 minute sessions will be of particular interest to those with an interest in the sub-specialty area.

Symposia
Each of the major subspecialties will have a number of symposia, offering the opportunity to discuss at greater length important topics across the sub-specialty.  Topics will be presented by leading sub-specialists and panel discussions will develop key areas and enhance audience involvement.  Two relevant free papers selected from the best of the abstracts will be presented.

International Symposia
Brazil and India are the two guest countries who have been invited will present their work at BACO International.  The respective national associations (Brazilian Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Indian Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Association of Otolaryngologists of India) will host these sessions, which presents a superb opportunity for networking.

Cadaveric Sessions
These sessions are designed to demonstrate surgical steps for chosen procedures by renowned experts on fresh frozen cadavers and beamed to high definition screens across the venue. The dissection sessions will cater to a wide variety of surgical interests.

Clinical Skills Sessions
As a highly successful and popular component of the programme, the clinical skill sessions will be housed in the conference centre. This will allow surgeons of all grades to receive “hands on” training on a variety of simulation stations, most of which will updated to reflect current practice and innovations in technology