AIRS : Membership Fee Raise from 2500/- to 4000/- from 1.1.13... please hurry

Those who wish to be member of this society can download the form and send it to Dr. Sanjay Sood (E-Mail:, Mobile: +919810219343)

ENT Senior Resident Required

Batra Hospital And Medical Research Centre,Delhi Contact : Dr Sunil Kathuria 9811215999

Dr. Paul Castellanos: AOICON 2013 Faculty

Dr. Paul Castellanos

Otolaryngologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center and assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is also director of the University of Maryland Voice and Swallowing Disorders Clinic, as well as the University of Maryland Airway Clinic.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Vassar College, Dr. Castellanos completed his medical degree at Louisiana State Medical School. He continued his training at Jewish Hospital of St. Louis with an internship in general surgery. From there, he went onto Washington University School of Medicine for a residency in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery. He trained with Dr. George Gates during his laryngology research fellowship and also with Professor Wolfgang Steiner in Goettingham, Germany to learn the techniques of Trans-Oral Laser Microsurgery.

Trained in advanced laryngoscopic airway techniques for cancer and airway stenosis, Dr. Castellanos is very interested in minimally invasive surgery using robotic and computer integration in the operating room. He is the author of a number of papers and book chapters on the surgical anatomy of the larynx, voice production, airway trauma and the control of intractable aspiration.

Board Certification
American Board of Otolaryngology, 1995
General Board Certification FLEX, 1988

Areas of Expertise
Voice and swallowing disorders
Stenosis of the swallowing or breathing channel
Management of benign and malignant laryngeal pathology
Esophageal and pharyngeal manifestations of reflux disease
Care of the professional voice
Trans oral laser microsurgery (TLM)
Minimally invasive laryngopharyngeal reconstruction
Trans oral robotic surgery (TORS)

Medical School
Louisiana State Medical School, 1984-1988

Residency Program
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1990-1994

Research Fellowship in Laryngology
1989 George A. Gates, MD Mentor

Awards & Honors
1979 Bachelor of Biology and Psychology Degree with General & Departmental Honors
1988 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
2005 "Best Doctors in America"
2007 "Best Doctors in America"
2008 "Best Doctors in America"
2009 "Best Doctors in America"

Complications in endonasal sinus surgery: a 5-year retrospective study of 2,596 patients. Siedek V, Pilzweger E, Betz C, Berghaus A, Leunig A.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2012 Mar 31. [Epub ahead of print]
Complications in endonasal sinus surgery: a 5-year retrospective study of 2,596 patients.
Siedek V, Pilzweger E, Betz C, Berghaus A, Leunig A.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians-University, Marchioninistr. 15, 81377, Munich, Germany,
Recent developments should have aided to reduce postoperative complications of endoscopic sinonasal surgery: Computerised tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allow a more precise preoperative view of the anatomic situation and possible variations. The Lund-MacKay-Index provides a tool to assess the extent of the disease, and by introducing microscopic-endonasal and computer-assisted sinunasal surgery (CAS) as well as providing the corresponding training technical progress has been made. We analysed the data of 2,596 patients with acute or chronic rhinosinusitis who underwent surgery between 2000 and 2005 using the procedure of Stammberger. We saw 3.1 % minor complications (minor bleedings, perforation of the lamina papyracea), 0.9 % major complications (severe bleedings, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks, lesion of the ductus lacrimalis), and one (0.04 %) serious complication (meningitis). When we compared these figures with those of reports from the late 90s by correlating opacification, type of operation, the surgeon's experience and employing CAS with the outcome we did not find a distinct improvement in the rate of postoperative complications. Serious complications and those resulting in permanent harm such as carotid artery injury, cerebral deficit or death have, however, become very rare. A grading into I (minor), II (major) and III (serious) complications is proposed, to point out this critical grade-III proportion, which should not exceed 0.1 %.


  • AOI Monthly clinical meeting in association with Army Research & Referral Hospital on 16th Dec 2012 (Sunday) at INDIA HABIBATE CENTRE Lodhi Road From7- PM. onward. Followed by Dinner.
  •  An extra ordinary GBM on 16th Dec 2012 (Sunday) at INDIA HABIBATE CENTRE Lodhi Road From 6-7 PM. Agenda:- accounts of session 2011-12,any other matter with the permission of chair.
  •  New Directory of AOI Delhi is coming out shortly. Full cooperation is expected from every member regarding the verification of their data/photographs, advertisement & other financial assistance.
  •  Annual conference of AOI Delhi is supposed to be held on 27th & 28th April Annual picnic of AOI Delhi is supposed to be held somewhere in March 2013

  •  DR. SAMEER AERON Secretary-9810004047

NZ-AOICON 2012 at SRMS Institute of Medical Sciences Bareilly on 1st & 2nd December.



Vth North Zone Conference of Association of Otolaryngologists of India

Organized by; Dept of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery Bareilly in collaboration with Bareilly chapter of

Venue; SRMS Institute of Medical Sciences, Bareilly

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

It’s a final invitation for the NZ-AOICON 2012 at SRMS Institute of Medical Sciences Bareilly on 1st
& 2nd December. The conference is accredited with UP MCI with 8 credit hours vide ref no 7770/12
dtd 31/10/12. Program schedule, Brochure & the Registration form is uploaded.

With regards & best wishes

Dr. Rohit Sharma
Org. Secretary, NZAOICON 2012
Dept of ENT & Head/Neck Surgery
SRMS Institute of Medical Sciences
Ram Murti Puram
Bareilly. UP. 243202
Mobile – 9997449995, 9458702297
emails –,

Dr D S Sethi FRCSEd: Novena ENT-Head & Neck Specialist Centre

Dear Dr Kalra,

Hope you are doing well!!

Dr Kalra I write this email to inform you that after more than 3 decades of academic and clinical career at the Singapore General Hospital, I have decided to make a career shift to the private sector. We have formed a group of four ENT specialists, Dr Low Wong Kein, Dr Ravi Seshadri, Dr Christopher Goh and myself.

We start our practice with effect from 15 November 2012 at the NOVENA ENT – HEAD & NECK SPECIALIST CENTRE located at #04-21/22/34 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre. We have another clinic located at Parkway East Medical Centre #03-07, 319 Joo Chiat Place.

Please note that with effect from 15 November 2012 I can be contacted at:

Clinic Tel: +6569330451 (appointments)

Mobile: +6581253580 (personal)

Clinic email:

Personal Emails:

+ Please note that my current office e mail will be terminated wef 15 November 2012.

Website: (under construction)

I will appreciate if you could publish this information on your blog.

Thank you,

Dr D S Sethi FRCSEd

Novena ENT-Head & Neck Specialist Centre

Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre

#04-21/22/34, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563

Parkway East Medical Centre

#03-07, 319 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427989

Rhinocon 2012 Programme

Scientific Session Rhinocon 2012
India Habitat Center
New Delhi
Click here Programme 

Advanced Endoscopic Sinus, Skull base and Endoscopic otosurgery ( EASE 2012 ) at Visakhapatnam on 15,16th December 2012.

Advanced Endoscopic Sinus, Skull base and Endoscopic otosurgery ( EASE 2012 ) at Visakhapatnam on 15,16th December 2012.

 Eminent International & national guest faculty are attending this workshop 
 The faculty includes ;
   Dr. Joao Flavio ( Brazil )
   Dr. John F pallanch ( USA )
   Dr. Meghanath ( Hyderabad ) 

 Enclosing the brochures . Please do attend this Advanced International workshop .

 Organising committee,

 EASE 2012

“1st Amritsar Head & Neck Surgery Workshop” to be held on 8th and 9th December 2012



Dear colleagues & friends

It is a matter of great honour and privilege for us to invite
you to the holy city of Amritsar for “1st Amritsar Head
& Neck Surgery Workshop” to be held on 8th and 9th
December 2012. Head & Neck Surgery as a speciality is in
infancy in this part of the country and there is need to
make it more popular. The field is of interest to ENT
Surgeons, Oral & Maxillo-facial Surgeons, General
Surgeons, Surgical, Radiation and Medical Oncologists,
Neurosurgeons and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons.
The scientific programme is being organised, keeping in
mind the interest of seniors as well as beginners with
didactic lectures, video presentations of common head &
neck surgeries & panel discussions. Overall, it will be an
academic feast which will help everyone to gain
academically from the wisdom of leaders in the field.
Amritsar is a popular tourist destination well connected
by road, rail and air, with attractions like Golden Temple,
Jalian Wala Bagh, Durgiana Temple and Wagah Border.
The city is also famous for its delicious food and typical
Punjabi hospitality. The organizing committee will make
every effort to make your trip a memorable one

Dr. Amit Dhawan

Joint Org. Secretary

Dr. Prahlad Duggal

Org. Secretary

Temporal Bone Workshop on December 8th and 9th, 2012 under the auspices of ISO Hyderabad Branch and the Government ENT Hospital Kothi Hyderabad.

Dear colleague,

Te m p o r a l B o n e A n a t o m y i s
fundamental to a budding otologist.
Mastering the anatomy helps us in
executing good surgery which is of
paramount importance in preserving
hearing and a disease free ear.

In this regard, we are pleased to
organise a Temporal Bone Workshop
on December 8th and 9th, 2012
under the auspices of ISO Hyderabad
Branch and the Government ENT
Hospital Kothi Hyderabad.

We request you to avail this
opportunity in furthering your
ambitions to be a good otologist.

Invited by

Dr. C. Ramakrishna

President - ISO Hyd. Br.

Dr. Anand Acharya

Hony. Secretary - ISO Hyd. Br.

Dr. Kamal Kishore Bajaj

Hony. Treasurer - ISO Hyd. Br.



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                                ENDONEUROCON 2013
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AOI Malappuram Chapter

This is the official blog of AOI Malappuram Chapter(under AOI Kerala State Branch)
We have 72 members registered
We have organised many conferences including AOI Kerala State Conference
We are conducting CMEs every month & workshops & mini conferences in every 6 months

Yours in AOI
AOI Malappuram Chapter

" Endoscopic Advanced Sinus, Skull base & Endoscopic Otosurgery ..EASE - 2012

We are conducting a workshop on Dcember 15,16th 2012 at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh .

  Topic : " Endoscopic Advanced Sinus, Skull base & Endoscopic Otosurgery ..EASE - 2012 "

  I`m Enclosing the Brochure of the workshop.
 Thank you,


 Dr. P. Ramesh Chandra
 Asst Professor of ENT
 Andhra Medical College,

“WORKSHOP ON ENDOSCOPIC PITUITARY SURGERY” 20th and 21st October 2012 at JIPMER Pondicherry.

 Dear colleagues,
We request the pleasure of your participation in the “WORKSHOP ON ENDOSCOPIC PITUITARY SURGERY” being organised by the Department of Neurosurgery JIPMER Pondicherry & Pondicherry association of neuroscientists on 20th and 21st October 2012 at JIPMER Pondicherry.
Venue – Super specialty conference hall, 3rd floor SS Block, JIPMER Pondicherry
Faculty - Dr C E Deopujari/ Dr Nishit Shah (Bombay Hospital & Research Institute)
Organizing secretary: Dr Roopesh Kumar, Addl Professor & Head, Dept of Neurosurgery, JIPMER Pondicherry 605006.
e mail:
Phone: 9345135328, 0413-2297271 (office)    
Registration fee – Consultant: Rs 1500/- Spot: 2000/-
                                     Residents: Rs 1000/- Spot: 1500/-
Hands on cadaver workshop: Rs 1500/- (Kindly call before sending DD to confirm availability)
Demand draft / Cheque should be in favor of ‘Pondicherry Association of Neuroscientists’, payable at Pondicherry
Kindly indicate if you need us to arrange accommodation in the institute guest house on a first come first basis.

Thanking You,
Dr: Dr Roopesh Kumar,
Addl Professor & Head, Dept of Neurosurgery,
 Pondicherry 605006.

70th Hands on workshop Hyderabad ENT Research Foundation in association with AOI AP state branch and ISO, Hyderabad branch. 17th,18th,19th,20th January 2013.

It gives me great pleasure to announce the dates of first hands on
cadaver workshop for the year of 2013. As you already know, We
are overwhelmed by the attendance at our workshops, which have
always stayed overbooked. It is happy to see so many foreign delegates
participating in every workshop of ours. We have been taking into
account, all the advice given by the attending delegates and have been
providing better facilities workshop after workshop. Our experience
since the 90’s have taught us so much, and the feedback by the
delegates speaks volumes about it. Thank you so much for your valuable
support in spreading the knowledge. I am also very happy to announce
the launch of our new website which
contains all the information about our workshops and the interested
delegates can register for the workshops on this site.

Dr.G.V.S Rao

Course Director

Vth North Zone Conference of Association of Otolaryngologists of India, at SRMS Institute of Medical Sciences, Bareilly on 1st & 2nd December, 2012.


Vth North Zone Conference of Association of Otolaryngologists of India, at SRMS Institute of

Medical Sciences, Bareilly on 1st & 2nd December, 2012.

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we extend you a cordial invitation for the V th Conference of

North Zone Association of Otolaryngologists of India (NZAOICON 2012) to be held at Shri Ram Murti

Smarak Institute of Medical Sciences (SRMS IMS), Bareilly on 1st & 2nd December, 2012. This conference

is an effort by the Organizing committee and the Bareilly of AOI to bring eminent personalities in our

field to this part of the country. The conference is structured in such a way to include all facets of

academic activity including live surgery, orations, panel discussions, guest lectures, award paper session

for young ENT surgeons and residents, poster presentation and residents quiz.

Bareilly, as such is not famous for its ‘Jhumka & Bazar’, it also boasts of some temples, surma, cane

furniture industry and ‘zardozi’ work. Besides this, a trip to Nainital or Jim-Corbett National Park can be

rejuvenating experience.

Further, we at SRMSIMS are committed to make this conference a social and cultural extravaganza.

Moreover, it will be an opportunity to meet the elite North Zone ENT fraternity and guest faculty of

repute. Please register early to help us organize better.

Warm regards

Dr. Rohit Sharma
Org. Secretary, NZAOICON 2012
Dept of ENT & Head/Neck Surgery
SRMS Institute of Medical Sciences
Ram Murti Puram
Bareilly. UP. 243202
Mobile – 9997449995, 9458702297
emails –,

NEBAOICON 2012, 2nd November to 4th November, 2012.Guwahati

Dear colleagues,

Warm greetings from NEBAOICON 2012

We feel privileged to host this important “Silver Jubilee” conference in Guwahati, the gateway to North
East India and the Capital of Assam. On behalf of the organizing committee we take the pleasure of
inviting you to the 25th annual conference of North Eastern Branch of Association of Otolaryngologist of
India from 2nd November to 4th November, 2012.

Eminent ENT surgeons Prof. R.C.Deka from AIIMS, New Delhi, Dr. Sanjay Sachdeva from Max Hospital,
New Delhi, Prof. H.Viyayendra from Bangalore and dr. T.N.Janakiram from Trichi will be invited guest
faculty for this conference. The programme will be held in the state of the art Gauhati Medical College
Auditorium with beautiful natural ambience and misty hills around.

The weather during the conference is expected to be pleasant. The organizing committee is working
hard to serve you with best possible academic treat and hospitality.

Looking forward to your active participation.

Regisraion –

Please send demand draft in favour of “NEBAOICON 2012” payable at Guwahati to the conference


Prof. Swagata Khanna, Prof and HOD

Department of ENT, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital

Bhangagarh, Guwahati – 781032. Assam, India


mobile: 09864094140


Upto 31st October – 2000/-, Spot registration 2500/-


FIRST WEST ZONE WORKSHOP on sinus surgeries and beyond


"Dear Friends,

The Milk city of India-Anand and PS Medical college invites you to the
FIRST WEST ZONE WORKSHOP on sinus surgeries and beyond. This is going to
be a surgical feast for 3 days and we assure the best and the latest shall
be served on the platter specially prepared & garnished by experts-Dr
Prepageran and Dr T N Janikram.  And a few lucky ones will also get to
take "hands-on" experience on cadavers (strictly on first come basis).

So, kindly block your dates and be a part of this magic in sinuses and

Dr Girish Mishra
Dr Mehul Patel
Organizing chairpersons

Thank you,
Dr Girish Mishra
Prof & Head
Deptt of ENT & HNS
Karamsad, Anand, Gujarat

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and rhinosinusitis: The utility of screening sinus computed tomography.

Laryngoscope. 2012 Sep 10. doi: 10.1002/lary.23564. [Epub ahead of print]
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and rhinosinusitis: The utility of screening sinus computed tomography.
Fulmer S, Kim SW, Mace JC, Leach ME, Tarima S, Xiang Q, Soler ZM, Bredeson C, Loehrl TA, Poetker DM.
Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
To compare prehematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT) sinus computed tomography (CT) scans to post-SCT sinus CT scans and to evaluate the relationship between pre-SCT sinus CT scans and the incidence of otolaryngology consultation after SCT.
Retrospective chart review.
Charts of 228 adult SCT patients from January 2003 to June 2009 with pre-SCT sinus CT scans were reviewed. Data gathered included diagnosis, type of SCT, otolaryngology referral requests, and rhinosinusitis management. Pre- and post-SCT sinus CT scans were scored using the staging system introduced by Lund and Mackay.
Two hundred thirty-nine SCTs were performed on the 228 patients included in this study. No disease was identified on 25.1% of pre-SCT CT scans, mild sinus inflammation was identified on 60.7% of scans, 11.3% had moderate inflammation, and 2.9% had severe inflammation. Pre-SCT scans were found to be predictive of post-SCT CT scans. A significant proportion of patients demonstrated worsening of their Lund-Mackay score post-SCT. Pre-SCT CT scores had no predictive ability for otolaryngology consultations.
Pre-SCT CT scan scores are associated with post-SCT scan scores; disease severity on CT may worsen following SCT and may be useful for stratifying patients into surgical versus non-surgical candidates. Further study is needed to outline the benefit of sinus surgery in these patients. Laryngoscope, 2012.
Copyright © 2012 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.
PMID: 22965703 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Advanced Techniques In Endoscopic Management of Sinonasal Disorders Hands-On Cadaver Dissection with Image Guidance November 1 – 3, 2012

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 Honored Guests Include Drs Kennedy & Stammberger

Course Overview This is the second biennial “Advanced Techniques in Endoscopic Management of Sinonasal Disorders” CME symposium that focuses on comprehensive evaluation and care of diseases involving the nose and paranasal sinuses. Through the unique expertise of internationally recognized otolaryngologists, and physician experts from other disciplines (Allergy & Immunology, Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Pediatric Otolaryngology) we are able to deliver a rich educational program. Specific topics include: relevant nasal and sinus anatomy, physiology, imaging technologies and their application (including radiation safety for children). We also have a special focus on pediatric rhinosinusitis this meeting. In addition, we will cover the management of sinus complications, pediatric extra-esophageal gastric reflux, headache and head pain evaluation, stepwise management of simple to complex frontal sinus disease, medical therapies for rhinosinusitis, and management of skull base defects and tumors. ......
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 Andrea Rose,
 CME Coordinator St. Anthony’s Hospital 1200 Seventh Ave. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33705
 Phone: (866) 603-6161
 Fax: (727) 825-1359

TEMFESS 2012,8th and 9th December, 2012, Chennai


The Department of ENT, Head & Neck Surgery, Sri Ramachandra University announces the XII hands on
Temporal Bone Dissection & Cadaveric FESS Workshop to be held at Chennai.
Date: 8th and 9th December, 2012
Venue: Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Porur, Chennai – 600116
Organizing chairman: Prof. Lt. Col. A. Ravikumar

Accommodation is available within the hospital campus. Kindly intimate early if accommodation is
Send in your registrations by Demand Draft ONLY in favour of ‘TEMFESS’ payable at Chennai to:

Dr. Mukundan Subramanian
Organizing Secretary
Department of ENT, Head & Neck Surgery,
Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute,
Porur, Chennai – 600116
Phone: 044-45928500 Extn: 8227/ 312/490
Mob: 9962193836

AIIMS Temporal bone dissection course - 2012 being organised by the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, AIIMS on 6th and 7th October 2012 at AIIMS.

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Dear colleagues,
We request the pleasure of your participation in the AIIMS Temporal bone dissection course - 2012 being organised by the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, AIIMS on 6th and 7th October 2012 at AIIMS.
Venue -    Temporal bone and Surgical Dissection Lab (Room No. 4059). 4th floor
                Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi - 110029
Faculty -   Dr Kapil Sikka/ Dr Chirom Amit Singh
                Room No 4057; ENT Office 4th floor, Teaching Block, AIIMS New Delhi
                e mail:,
                Phone: 09810423088, 09868617862
Registration fee -  Dissector: Rs.3000
                              Observer: Rs.1500
                            Demand draft should be in favour of ‘ORL society, AIIMS payable at New Delhi

Thanking You,
Dr Shuchita Singh
Senior Resident
Department ENT

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME,ENT Surgical update PGI: 2012,, 20th September, 2012


PGI ENTUpdate 1012

Download Scientific Programme

Prof.Ashok K. Gupta

Prof. & Head
Department of Otolaryngology (Unit II)
Phone: +919814198850
Phone(Off): 0172-2756766

36th North West Zone AOICON and 18th AOICON Haryana Chapter, 2012 to be held on 27th-28th October 2012, at Karnal, Haryana


Greetings from the AOI, Haryana

The Association of Otolaryngologists of India, Haryana State Branch is

Organising 36th North West Zone AOICON and 18th AOICON Haryana

Chapter, 2012 to be held on 27th-28th October 2012, at Karnal, Haryana

Karnal was built by Raja Karan, a philanthropist of Mahabharata. The well

known phrase, Karma Hi Pooja Hai (Work is Worship) was delivered by Lord

Krishna in this region only. In the modern times land of Karan Bhumi is

famous for National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), an internationally

recognized research centre for animals and its dairy products. Another is the

well known leather goods internationally famed company, the Liberty shoes.

Karnal being one of the best cities in Haryana for living is situated on NH-1,

midway between Delhi and Chandigarh, is well connected with roads and


The event will be full of exchange of knowledge and cultural heritage. The

conference includes live surgical demonstration, orations, panel discussion,

various awards, quiz, free papers etc. Apart from microear surgery and

endoscopic sinus surgery we’re also trying to demonstrate Cochlear implant

surgery and head neck / facio maxillary surgery.

We invite you to register for the newest experience with our nationally and

internationally famed faculty, Dr. H.Vijendra, Dr. Renuka Bradoo, Dr. Ashok

Shenoy and many more, in this workshop cum conference. We are making

our sincere efforts to take ENT and Head-Neck fraternity to new heights. Your

presence will add value to this congress and we look forward to see you at

Karnal, Haryana.

Dr. Pritam Arora
President AOI-HR

Dr. Vikas Kakkar
Org. Chairman

Dr. Sanjay Khanna
Hon. Sec. AOI-HR
Org. Secretary






ROAD MADURAI, TAMILNADU-625107 PH;0452 2543000,4263000

36th Annual Conf. AOI-GSB Vadodara 28-30th December 2012

lt is a matter of great pleasure that the 36th Annual Conference of
AOIGSB will be held in cultural city of Gujarat vadodara. on  to
 December 2012. lt will be preceded by a pre-conference
CME/\Norkshop on 28th December, 2012.

On behalf of AOIGSB, Vadodara Branch, we cordially invite you to
the Annual State ENT Conference at Government medical
college, SSG Hospital, vadodara.
We look forward to your participation in making this event
 Organizing Chairman
Dr. Archana A. Desai

Dr.Rahul Gupta
Assistant Professor, Govt. Medical College, Vadodara.
Hon. Secretary AOI Vadodara Branch.
Hon. Treasurar 36th Annual Conf. AOI-GSB Vadodara.

25“ Workshop on FESS Dt: 8th - 10th February 2013;Hyderabad


Dear Friends,

Greetings from the organizing committee and staff of MAA ENT 

Our ethnicity are ongoing with the b|essing of a|mighty, our subsequent |nternationa| Workshop is

We are  by your awe-inspiring response. Feedback is the mora| fiber of our  vigor to
persist with such |nternatìona| Workshops,

The Masters & |nnovators of this workshop Prof. D5, Sethi & Prof, P J.  have reacli|y
accepted our invitation inspite of their busy schec|u|e. Neec||ess to say that the enthusiasm of Iarge
number of de|egates is the driving force behincl this event.

As prior we reassure an e|evated eminence workshop covering both the Basic and Advanced
techniques of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. Each and every one of us wou|d be having a prospect to
comprehend the new techniques of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery from the Masters and |nnovators.

We hope to see you  with eminent and  to share and discover, Wishing you  to be
cheerFu| and robust.

Organizing Committee

ÄDVANCES IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF SLEEP APNEA , Hyderabad on 8 th and 9 th of december 2012


Dear all, i am happy to post the first announcement flyer of the live surgical workshop called ÄDVANCES IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF SLEEP APNEA , that we are organizing at Hyderabad on 8 th and 9 th of december 2012,its going to be very interactive , with very few lectures and a lot of debates on controversies ! multi speciality panels, and not to forget LIVE surgery , we have both national and international faculty who are well known in the field .we will comeback to you with the detailed programme shortly , so keep yourselves free for the 8 th and 9 th of december 2012.

Workshop on laser surgery at Lele Hospital on the 8th and 9th September 2012 at Nashik

Lele Hospital was one of the first laser surgery centres in North Maharashtra and Dr. Pushkar Lele has been an active speaker and guest faculty on several national and international workshops. We are happy to announce a unique workshop on laser surgery at Lele Hospital on the 8th and 9th September 2012 at Nashik. The workshop has been accredited with 2 credit points. The brochure attatched provides details of the workshop Monsoon converts Nashik in to a beautiful landscape and you could use this opportunity for a great weekend wherein one can complement fabulous value addition from highly acclaimed faculty with some great local sightseeing, which includes famous pilgrimage places and vineyards. Please contact Mugdha Lele on 9822172333 or Geeta Gawade on 9822088104 for any additional information. Awaiting your early registration, Warm Regards, The Workshop Organizing Committee CONTACT



Dear Friends,

Rhinology is an extension of science in a form of art practiced in the land of an ancient civilization since the time of Sushruta in India.

In the present day and time the tenents of this art evolved into a modern and futuristic science based on evidence and became more result oriented with technological advancements for better and more humane patient care.

Twenty five years back, with Dr. V.P. Sood at its helm a society of like minded visionary ENT Surgeons of the fore and held the first conference in New Delhi.

However, in 2012, the Silver Jubilee year of our AIRS Dr. V.P. Sood left for his heavenly abode. May his soul rest in peace.

This conference is dedicated to him.

Befittingly, the 25th Annual conference is being held in the capital city of New Delhi, the place of the inception of the AIRS at a time in the year when it is so beautiful and pleasant.

As the organizing secretary of the conference, may I with the organizing chairman Dr. Ashok vaid, the President Dr. Nishit Shah, all the executive members of AIRS, and the members of the organizing committee of the conference, welcome you.

We shall endeavor to bring the best of the best in surgery and the scientific session to highlight the surgical skills and Academics in this prestigious Silver Jubilee Conference.

Organizing Chairman
Dr. Ashok Vaid

Organizing Secretary
Dr. Devinder Rai

IVth North Zone AOICON at SRMS Institute of Medical Sciences, Bareilly on1st & 2nd December 2012 (The First Announcement)

Dear friends,

It gives us immense pleasure to invite you to the IV th North Zone Conference of Association
of Otolaryngologists of India to be organized at the Dept., of ENT SRMS Institute of Medical
Sciences Bareilly.

This conference is an effort by the Organising Committee and the Bareilly Chapter of AOI
to bring ENT Professionals of our country as well as abroad for an academic and surgical
rendezvous in this region. The conference will be structured in such a way to include
all facets of academic activity including live surgery, orations, panel discussions, award
paper sessions, quiz and paper presentation for residents/young ENT surgeons, poster
presentation and guest lectures.

Further, we at SRMSIMS are committed to make this conference a social and a cultural
extravaganza. Moreover, it will be an opportunity to the elite North Zone ENT fraternity and
the guest faculty of repute.

Please mark the dates 1st & 2nd December in your busy calendar to make this conference a
memorable one.

Conference Brochures with registration forms to be posted shortly.

Dr. Rohit Sharma

Organising Secretary, AOICON-2012, Mobile : 9997449995, 9458702297
Email : Website :

30th UPAOICON,03- 04 Nov. 2012,Jhansi


It’s moment of immense pride that we are hosting the 30th UPAOICON in

city of Jhansi at Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical College, Jhansi.

Conference will have live surgical demonstration, panel discussion,

award paper presentation, and guest lectures by our reputed guest faculty.

For young ENT surgeons/residents poster presentation, quiz and

academic lecture will be held.

We are committed to offer good academic and enjoyable session. We

will put our utmost effort to make this conference a comprehensive program

for academic and surgical basic and advance in field of ENT. The organizing

committee invites and welcome you all for 30th UPAOICON

Dr. (Prof.) J.P. Purohit

Organizing secretary /chairperson UPAOICON-2012
Mob. No. 09935647631,0510-2320093,0510-2320461
e-mail :


Sri Ramachandra University
Porur, Chennai 600116.

Organising Secretary
Dr S.Shyam Kumar, Assistant Professor,
Dept Of ENT, Head & Neck Surgery,
Sri Ramachandra University,
Porur, Chennai – 600116.
Mobile: +91-9445729069
Dear friends,
The first clinical meeting of AOI DELHI will be held on 23 july 2012 (monday) at AIIMS
(LECTURE THEATER -3)  from 2:30 pm onwards .Meeting is to be preceeded by lunch. please spare your time to attend it positively.

"Skull base surgery and Advances in ENT" at Max Hospital Dehradun on the 14th and 15th of July 2012.


Dear Colleagues,
I take this opportunity to welcome you to our CME on “Skull base surgery and Advances in ENT” on the 14th & 15th of July 2012 being hosted by Max Superspeciality Hospital, Dehradun.
Dehradun, the capital city of the State of Uttarakhand, is located in the Garhwal region, on the foothills of theHimalayas. The Doon Valley is nestled between two of India’s mightiest rivers-The Ganges on the east and the Yamuna on the west. Dehradun is famous for its picturesque landscape, pleasant climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding hills. Dehradun is well connected byrail, road and air routes.
The scientific programme covers various aspects of skull base surgery and ENT to enable better understanding of the complex aspects of these niche areas. Experienced and renowned surgeons from India and abroad would be available for interaction and imparting the latest information in the field of Skull base surgery. The detailed programme brochure is attached for your ready reference.
Looking forward to seeing you on the 14th and 15th of July 2012,
Dr. A K Singh
Max Institute of Neurosciences Dehradun

For enquiries:
Dr. Vijay Rangachari , Organizing Secretary.


 27th-28th OCTOBER, 2012 at KARNAL, HARYANA

44th Maharashtra State Ent Conference 2012.(Mentcon 2012) Nanded 2nd,3rd,4th-November 2012


The 44th Annual Conference Of The Federation Of Maharashtra State Branches Of Aoi Is To Be Held On 2nd,3rd,4th November 2012 At Nanded.This Is A Mega Event, Sure To Attract @ 700 Delegates From Across The Country.This Year An Eminient & Erudite Faculty Of National & International Experts In The Field Of Otorhinolaryngology Has Been Invited As Guest Faculty. On This Ocassion, I Request You To Participate Positively & Be A Part Of Scientific Feast.
 44th Maharashtra State Ent Conference 2012.(Mentcon 2012) Nanded 2nd,3rd,4th-November 2012 Kusum Sabhagraha Yeshwant College Premises,Nanded.
 Organising Chairman-Dr.Subhash Komawar.
 Organising Secretary-Dr.Maruti Kalyankar.
 Email:  drmkalyankar@Gmail.Com
 Contact No:02462-232669

“Oman Obstructive Sleep Apnea Course 2012 on 15th 16th and 17th Dec”



First announcement The department of Otolaryngology, Head Neck surgery and communication disorders, Al Nahadha Hospital, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman is organizing “Oman Obstructive Sleep Apnea Course 2012 on 15th 16th and 17th Dec” The preliminary program and the course details are attached with this mail. I would request you upload this advertisement in your web site “Otolaryngology Update” and oblige
Thanks for your support
Dr. Ashok Verma MS, DNB, FRCS, FICS, MAMS Senior Consultant, ENT;
 Head Neck and Sleep surgery P O Box 937, Postal Code 112, Ruwi Al Nahdha hospital,
 Sultanate of Oman
Tele: +96899412641

1st announcement for Ist Otological implants workshop( with hands on temporal bone dissection)



  1st announcement for 1st Otological implants workshop (with hands on temporal bone dissection)   to be held at Sir Ganga Ram hospital, New Delhi from 13th to 15th October 2012
The ENT Department & Cochlear Implant Unit of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital will be organizing the  1st Otological Implants Workshop with hands-on temporal bone dissection, between 13 to 15 October 2012. The workshop will include live surgeries of cochlear implantation, BAHA, middle ear implants etc, lectures, panel discussions, interactive sessions on Day 1 followed by hands on temporal bone dissection to take the delegates through the steps of otological surgery including Cochlear Implantation on Day 2 & 3.              
This is perhaps the first time in the country that a course is being conducted with hands on temporal bone dissection dedicated to teaching CI surgery in addition to the standard dissection. This will give a feel to the delegates of performing the actual steps involved in this advanced otological procedure. Those delegates shortlisted for the hands-on on the temporal bone dissection will be provided with wet temporal bones, microscope, dummy CI electrode arrays, micromotor drills & burrs, suction irrigators, etc. Our experienced faculty will be around to guide you with the various steps of the surgical procedure.  We aim at 7-8 hours of drilling time to each delegate enrolled for the temporal bone dissection. The dissection session will start with a demonstration of steps of CI surgery on the screen on wet temporal bone&/or live patient. Seats for the hands on temporal bone dissection will be limited.
Since our course is aimed at giving a hands-on feel of CI surgery, we feel the hands-on temporal bone dissection will benefit only those who already have reasonable experience in performing otological procedures independently. With this end in view, we will screen the biodatas of candidates for hands on temporal bone dissection.  The biodata in the proforma as enclosed must reach the conference secretariat positively by 14th August 2012. Please mail the biodata to :-
Dr Shalabh Sharma, E  14 / 4 b, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi    110057
Or email to-

Day 1 : Live surgery workshop with lectures and panel discussion on CI (For all delegates)
Days 2 & 3 : Temporal bone dissection with lectures (For those registered for Temporal Bone    Dissection)

Formal brochure & detailed programme of the workshop will follow on this website later.
Since places for the hands on temporal bone dissection will be limited, please send only your bio-datas for screening as soon as possible.  Please do not send registration fees at this stage.
Dr Ajay Swaroop, Chairman, Department of  ENT, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital(SGRH)
Dr A K Lahiri Director, Cochlear Implant Services, SGRH
Dr Shalabh Sharma Deputy Director, Cochlear Implant Services, SGRH
Dr Satinder Singh Consultant, Cochlear Implant Services, SGRH
Mrs Asha Agarwal Consultant Cochlear Implant Audiologist, SGRH
Dr Divya Aggarwal Senior ENT Surgeon, Railway Hospital, SPM Marg, Delhi-6


DATES-SEP 28,29,30 2012.
DR.KR.KANNAPPAN – 9443022305
DR.RAJA GANESH-9443060124.
                       TILL 31 MAY     TILL 31 AUG     SPOT
       DELEGATES       3,500           4,000           4,500
       P.G STUDENTS    2,000           2,500           3,000
       & SPOUSE
               KODAI ORL 2012,
               DEPARTMENT OF ENT,
               GOVT RAJAI HOSPITAL

BASICS OF OTOLOGY WORKSHOP Gwalior MP, India 2nd - 4th November 2012

Gwalior MP, India
2nd - 4th November 2012
Accredited by MP Medical Council

Course Director
Dr S R Agrawal

International Faculty
Dr Richard Irving (UK)

National Faculty
Dr A Mahadeviah (Manglore)
Dr K P Morwani (Mumbai)
Dr Kapil Sikka (AIIMS, Delhi)
Dr Madhuri Mehta (Hissar)
Dr Rahul Agrawal (Gwalior)

2nd November 2012

1. Video of temporal bone Dissection
2. Surgical anatomy of temporal bone -Dr Rahul Agrawal
3. Surgical anatomy of cochlear implant -Dr Richard Irving
4. How to read CT scan Temporal bone -Dr Rahul Agrawal
5. Tympanoplasty - Dr Richard Irving
6. Bone review

3rd - 4th November 2012

1. Welcome Address - Dr S R Agrawal
2. Stapedotomy - Dr Richard Irving
3. Inside out mastoidectomy - Dr K P Morwani
4. Cochlear implant - Dr Richard Irving
5. Evaluation for cochlear implant - Dr Kapil Sikka
6. Intratympanic medication - Dr A Mahadeviah
7. Complications of CSOM - Dr Rahul Agrawal
8. Middle ear implants - Dr Richard Irving
9. Management of vertigo - Dr Richard Irving
10. Evaluation of a patient with giddiness - Dr Kapil Sikka
11. Management of facial nerve - Dr Rahul Agrawal
12. Rehabilitation of open cavity - Dr A Mahadeviah
13. Malignant otitis externa - Dr K P Morwani
14. Cartilage ossiculoplasty - Dr A Mahadeviah

Note: Live surgeries will be on 3rd & 4th November

Dr. Rahul Agrawal
Agrawal Hospital & Research Institute
H-15, Chetakpuri
Gwalior- 474009 (M.P.) INDIA
Phone : +91-751-2423700 / 2423701
Mobile : +91-9425101601
Email :

Pan-Asia Academy Of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 3rd Annual International Conference Feb. 22-24, 2013 Mumbai INDIA

 Dear Colleagues We are pleased to announce that the 3rd PAFPRS Annual Conference will be held at “Dr.Neetu Mankde auditorium, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Mumbai. On behalf of the “Pan Asia Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery” and the “Indian society of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery”, it is a real pleasure to invite you to this academic event. This meeting will be hosting important facial plastic surgeons from all over the Asia who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise with fellow colleagues. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, a special field, has been considerably advanced in recent We are pleased to announce that the 3rd PAFPRS Annual Conference will be held at “Dr.Neetu Mankde auditorium, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Mumbai. On behalf of the “Pan Asia Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery” and the “Indian society of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery”, it is a real pleasure to invite you to this academic event Mumbai will not only be a place to acquire knowledge. The beauty and magic of this cosmopolitan city combined with the warmth of the climate and Indian hospitality will make it an experience worth having. On behalf of the PAFPRS and THE ISFPRS , we are delighted to invite you to attend the conference in Mumbai . We look forward to seeing you and your families in Mumbai.
 Head Office Baser's ENT &
Facial Plastic Surgery Center 9/2, Manormaganj Street No. 5 Indore-452001 INDIA
 Phone: +91-731-2496308 +91-731-4064080
 Website: E-mail:,

Third Pan-Arab Rhinology Society Conference in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman between 5-7 November 2012


Dear colleagues,, I would like to welcome you to the Third Pan-Arab Rhinology Society Conference in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman between 5-7 November 2012. It is organized by ENT division, department of Surgery, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), in association with Pan-Arab Rhinology (PARS) and Oman ORL Societies. The theme of the conference is Advances in Rhinology Research and Surgeries with multiple key note lectures, instruction courses and live dissection. We are going to have number of experts in Rhinology from different parts of the globe such as Prof, H. Stammberger We would like to encourage residents to participate in the conference presentations, therefore resident with abstract presentation (either oral or poster) will have free registration and prizes will be awarded to the best three oral and posters presentations. In addition ten Residents nominated with research by His HoD from Arab World will be given free accommodation at SQU Campus. Moreover, we will extend the free registration to all PARS active members as a gesture from SQU while the active members of Oman ORL and GCC ORL Societies will have reduced registration fees. Finally, I wish you a pleasant stay in Oman.
 Best Wishes
Rashid Al-Abri

 Dr Sudesh Kumar MS (PGI,Chandigarh),DNB
Senior Specialist ENT SQUniversity Hospitals ,muscat Oman

Comment of the day..What would be ENT after 50 years...?Imagine....

‎Learning ENT

1.stem cells.. at least.. in next few years...
no cochlear implants for deafness, no suffering for anosmia

2. Regeneration of resected organs, larynx, tongue and mandible...

3. Nanomites for surgery.. programmable microrobots infused in body and programmed to resect the site, after which they will get extruded from the area leaving the site for reconstruction

4. identification of hitherto unknown agent for cancer, and cancer vaccination.

5. thin fibre endoscopes, no need to resect turbinates and septum for access to difficult area.

6. like capsule endoscopy, development of micro vehicles with camera to enter sinuses and middle ear via ETO and give high resolution inside view

7. swallowing triggered totally implantable pumps for ETO which will pump in air in ME cleft periodically so to prevent the whole process for retracted tm and cholesteatoma.

8. command operated robotic surgery.. just guide the robot to the area and tell it what all parts to resect and monitor its job.. drink your tea and catch up on the newspaper while it does the job..

‎9. CT scan would be out.. holograms would take their place.. you would be able to scan the patient and then project the hologram in your clinic, magnify it and walk through the patient's sinuses and middle ears as you see the disease and plan the management...

10. Antibiotics would be out, you would have boosters for T cells and NK cells..

11. All healthcare will be government owned and managed. private healthcare concept would be out..

Dr Harpreet Singh Kochar (Greater Noida)

Portsmouth Transoral Pharyngo-Laryngeal Laser Course Venue: Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK,4th-6th October 2012

Portsmouth Transoral
Laser Course
Venue: Queen Alexandra Hospital,
Portsmouth, UK.
Course Directors:
Mr C Repanos and Prof R Puxeddu

Date: 4th-6th October 2012

Programme includes:

Laser safety
Lectures on benign and malignant laser surgery
Laryngeal / Oropharyngeal laser surgery
Live surgery demonstrations
Supervised laser dissection of animal larynx


Mr S Caldera, Mr M Harries
Mr D Kim, Mr G Madden
Mr V Paleri, Prof G Peretti
Prof R Puxeddu, Mr C Repanos

“SKULL BASE 2012”September 23 - 24, 2012 | Venue: Hotel The Leela, Mumbai, India
Dear Sir, I am delighted to inform you that the response to the forthcoming 14th Annual Conference of the Skull Base Surgery Society of India “SKULL BASE 2012” has been overwhelming so far. As a member of the local organising committee, you will be happy to know that more than 125 delegates have already registered as early-birds and nearly 20 distinguished international faculty members have confirmed their participation in this meeting. Registrations for the cadaveric workshops at the Sion Hospital on Sept. 21 have been fulfilled completely and response to the live surgical workshops at the Nanavati Hospital and Bombay Hospital is simply remarkable. I take this opportunity to invite your suggestions and ideas on the organisational matters or scientific program of this conference. I would also request you to get your registration done as soon as possible, if still not done, - the secretariat has been instructed to accept your registration as an early bird till May 31st. Please let me know the topic of your talk for this meeting in next 1-2 weeks. The scientific program will be finalized in June first week. Please feel free to contact me for any further information or assistance.
Best regards.
 Suresh Sankhla
Organising Secretary
Tel. 9821160697

Milano Masterclass,2013

Dear Colleague and Friend,
Since its conception over a decade ago, the Milano Masterclass has amazed its founders and participants with an exponential growth rate, increasing popularity, and the ability to evolve and encompass new fields of knowledge. Milano Masterclass has surpassed all our expectations, becoming the best attended event in Europe and one of the top 3 worldwide. Milano Masterclass’ hallmark of featuring the most innovative and talented surgeons practicing today continues to attract surgeons from around the world. The number of participants gives witness to the success of Milano Masterclass from its inception in the year 2001: more than 2000 participants, from 82 different countries have visited us in the past 10 years. Patients throughout the world have greatly benefited from teaching surgical skills at the highest level. The 7th edition of Milano Masterclass will introduce exciting new ideas and top-surgeons from around the globe, foster the cohabitation of diversity with unanimity, and expand the gold standards of best practice. While the first half of the Masterclass will concentrate on cutting edge techniques in endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery, the latter half will explore the spectrum of rhinoplasty from minimally invasive measures to radical, structural changes. The participants will have ample time to immerse themselves in the hottest contemporary aspects through a problem-solving format. Other sessions will utilise case discussions to highlight pitfalls in practice, shed light onto current safe techniques, and provide examples of excellence in everyday practice with the aid of videos and case-discussions. One of the key aspects of the Masterclass will consist of a series of video-clips called "Images in Motion." In order to avoid the lengthy and at times tedious nature of live surgery - some rhinoplasties in live surgery sessions last longer than a liver transplant - the video demonstrations will allow the participants to virtually enter the operating room. Experts will then guide the participants through the technique in great detail, thereby providing them with a documented approach to the results of the procedure. The 7th edition of Milano Masterclass will also offer a new and unique opportunity: the one-day “Intensive Training Camp” on March 27 will concentrate on creating the fundamentals for a successful career in facial plastic surgery, and learning the finer points of surgical practice from internationally acclaimed masters. While younger surgeons will learn about the most important pillars of excellence in practice, more seasoned practitioners will have the opportunity to refresh their ideas in critically important areas. As we are seeking new ideas from around the world, each segment will feature on “Open Free-Papers Forum”. So, if you wish to share a personal innovation with an international audience, welcome to the 7th edition of Milano Masterclass. If you have missed this meeting in previous years, make sure that you will be with us in 2013. For those who have attended previous editions, we will ensure that you will love again the experience of being fully immersed in this special event. Historic Milan, famed for her architecture, hidden corners, world-renowned fashion houses, and fine cuisine will be a terrific setting for this world-class meeting. Get ready to think differently. Come and join us in Milan in March 2013! Paolo Castelnuovo, MD Pietro Palma, MD Co-Directors, International Milano Masterclass

 ORGANIZING SECRETARIAT ;CQ Travel srl | Via Pagliano, 37 | 20149 Milano, Italy | Phone: +39 02 36753900 | Fax: +39 0243911650 / +39 0249542900 | Email:


we would like to invite all of you for our 4th endocon conference with hands on FESS workshop. which will be guided byAndreas Leunig for germany and the eminent persons in this field in India. Hope all of you will be able to make it. Regards Dr.Binu 9048829968

4th National Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery workshop,6th till 9th January 2013 at Kathmandu

2nd Announcement

 Mark your Calendar for the Feast in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course with the Pioneer in the ESS, Prof H. Stammberger, Dr Richard Douglas
 Dear all,
Thank you for your generous interest in 4th FESS workshop. As you know we have very limited seat for hands on in the course , so we have decided to register according to the first come first basis. Please confirm your type of participation by 10th August 2012. I have attached a file showing the tentative schedule along with registration charge , however we will let you know the mode of payment in near future when you confirm your registration by writing to us.
 Thank you,
\Dr Kunjan Acharya
 Course Secretary

Comment of the day

Q: So many of us have a good team - surgeon, theater nurses, CSD staff- and two or three special scrub nurses- do you trust them completely ?

 Pankaj Aggarwal(Delhi)..... "keeping doubt and monitoring are two different things....doubt weakens the faith...while monitoring adds to the quality"

Comment of the day

ENT World
"Beti bachaoo...., treat chorda as facial's girl child" Dr Ravinder Bansal


Welcome to The AOICON 2013

We would like to invite you to the AOICON 2013, the 65th Annual Conference of Association of Otolaryngologists of India being held at the Mariott International Convention Center, Pune. Your participation to this conference would give us great honor and happiness.

The AOICON 2013 will have prominent and esteemed medical doctors from all over India meeting and creating a very important platform of exchange of the latest medical and technological developments. Thanks to the positive and commendable contributions of all the Registered Delegates.

Very eminent guests from all over India that happen to be the authority in their fields have enriched our scientific programs. In this meeting the participants, in addition to having the opportunity of expressing themselves in a very appropriate and unrestrained presentation medium, will also have the chance of listening to the very valuable information and wealth of experience of the outstanding experts.

Comment of the day ...Tympanomastoid surgery to be done on a pt who can't be stopped aspirin!! Advice your approach.

"Sir it's better you consult a cardiologist as there are alternatives to aspirin that can be stopped 24 hours prior... I feel stopping aspirin is still beneficial and benefits outweigh the risks even in severe CAD.....some however say you dont even need to stop it in ANY surgery.... Please remember by loads of adrenaline also you are straining the heart"
 Dr Kapil Sikka

National FESS course on 6th -9th Jan., 2013,Kathmandu

National FESS course on 6th -9th Jan., 2013. Imminent FESS surgeon Prof. Stammbeger from Austria and Dr. Richard Douglas from New Zealand will be external faculties. There will be lecture and cadaveric dissection on the first 2 days followed by live surgical demonstration for 2 days.
 Thank you. Sincerely yours',
 Dr. Narmaya Thapa Course Co-ordinator

Rhinology Research Chair 2012 conference and workshop,November 19-22,2012, Riyadh

Dear Colleague :
 Rhinology research chair at King Saud University is holding a rhinology conference and functional endoscopic sinus surgery course annually.We are pleased to invite you to Rhinology Research Chair 2012 conference and workshop which is going to be held in November 19-22,2012, At the Riyadh Marriott hotel and Medical College.
 In view of this, it will be of great honor and privilege if we could have you and your Department Staff in the aforementioned activity that could contribute and mark to its success in conveying the Chair’s message and its advocate to even lessen the number of patients in the Kingdom through its information and effort to reach out to all the concerns in relation to the field of rhinology.
 Thank you and anticipating on your ardent response.
 Best regards
 Organizing Committee
 Prof.Surayie Al Dousary- Chair Director Prof.Fatma alanazy- Chair Person Dr.Jamil AL Swiahb – Member Dr. Saad Aseri - Member Dr Adel Albraheem - Member Mobile : 0533556715 Fax : 4786100 / 7532



ENDOCON 2012.on july 27-29th it is the 4th hands on workshop with live surgery at pushapgiri medical college , thiruvalla kerala. This year we are having Dr.Andreas leunig from germany, Dr.Jacob from UK, Dr.Nishit shah, Dr.Devinder Rai and many more. So please be sure that you don't miss this opportunity. We would be happy to have you with us Regards Dr.Binu 9048829968

PG book on instruments in ENT
Dr.Vikram Bhat K   Dr.Manjunath D
 HUBLI, karnataka

Relationship between rhinitis and nocturnal cough in school children.

Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2012 May 3. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3038.2012.01309.x. [Epub ahead of print] Relationship between rhinitis and nocturnal cough in school children. Higuchi O, Adachi Y, Itazawa T, Ito Y, Yoshida K, Ohya Y, Odajima H, Akasawa A, Miyawaki T. Source Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan Division of Allergy, Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Hospital, Tokyo, Japan Division of Allergy, National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan Department of Pediatrics, Fukuoka National Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan. Abstract To cite this article: Higuchi O, Adachi Y, Itazawa T, Ito Y, Yoshida K, Ohya Y, Odajima H, Akasawa A, Miyawaki T. Relationship between rhinitis and nocturnal cough in school children. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2012. ABSTRACT: Background:  There is a complex relationship between rhinitis, asthma, and nocturnal cough. Methods:  To evaluate whether rhinitis is an important risk factor for nocturnal cough and whether this effect is independent of asthma, we analyzed data collected using the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) questionnaire in a population-based nationwide survey. A child who had experienced a dry cough at night in the past 12 months in the absence of a cold was defined as having nocturnal cough. Results:  After excluding 11,475 records with incomplete data, data from 136,506 children were analyzed. Nocturnal cough was significantly more prevalent in children with current rhinitis compared with children without rhinitis. The association between rhinitis and nocturnal cough was significant in children who had current asthma (adjusted OR [95% CI]: 2.26 [2.00-2.56] in children aged 6-7 yr, 1.90 [1.58-2.30] in those aged 13-14 yr, and 1.86 [1.60-2.19] in those aged 16-17 yr), and this association was even higher among children who had no asthma (adjusted OR [95% CI]: 3.65 [3.36-3.97] in children aged 6-7 yr, 3.05 [2.79-3.32] in those aged 13-14 yr, and 2.69 [2.51-2.88] in those aged 16-17 yr). Conclusions:  There was a close association between rhinitis and nocturnal cough in young children through adolescents, and this effect was independent of asthma. Upper airways should be examined in children with nocturnal cough.


 We are organising the AAENTA CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION – Global and All Africa Collaboration for ENT, Head & Neck Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology and Audiology Stakeholders at the Victoria Falls from 3-6 June – YOUR VICTORIA FALLS JAMBOREE! The website is Many thanks and regards Dr Clemence Chidziva CHAIRMAN OF THE AAENTA ORGANISING COMMITTEE

7th National FESS Workshop(Hands on ),Apollo Hospital,October 6-7,Delhi

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Workshop on OSA ,June 9-10 ,Mumbai

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Understanding JNA

Lokmanya Tilak Municipal
Medical College, Sion, Mumbai.

Date: 28th & 29th July 2012


"The Department of E.N.T, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College is pleased to announce Understanding JNA – a first of its kind workshop aimed at understanding the tumour and the skills and techniques involved in its endoscopic removal. The workshop spread over two days will involve an esteemed faculty to discuss various aspects regarding the management of the tumour. The Course contents are: · Cadaveric Dissection Demonstration · Live Surgery · Lectures · Panel Discussion

 For further details log on to contact us at: or SMS at 9920725084

 Dr. Renuka Bradoo Course Director Professor & Head Department of ENT & Head-Neck Surgery LTMG Hospital."

5th Annual CME : Updates in ENT: Vertigo and Workshop in Vestibulometry,June1-2.1012,Sikkim Manipal

5th Annual CME : Updates in ENT: Vertigo and Workshop in Vestibulometry, is being organized in Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok, Sikkim Topic - Vertigo and Workshop in Vestibulometry Date - 1st and 2nd June 2012 Venue-Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok, Sikkim
 Guest faculty - Dr. Anirban Biswas , Kolkata Dr. Achal Gulati, New Delhi
 Contact - Dr. Suvamoy Chakraborty mobile no.9434011044 ;

Comment of the day on cyclops

Took its demo just few weeks back,,,, its good as far as the technology is concerned,, kind of impressive,,, but thats it.... i dont wanna buy it .. even if i hav money for myself or for any institution... its heavy,,, its costly ( cost is same as if i were to buy all the different angled scope combined)... then there are maintainence issues with this one,,, will definitely need more care i suppose especially with the need to clean that rotating tip off the blood... and then if u break one of these the loss is same as losing all the four endoscopes... i would rather buy the 0, 30, 45, 70 degree with an extra 0 degree endoscope and wont mind taking just a few more mins in the surgery while changing the.. TILL THE COMPANY DECREASES THE COST AND WEIGHT...Dr Sarvejeet Singh


Dear ,,,, Greeting from Dr Rafiq from tawau,malaysia, and seeking your blog members opinion,,,pl put on your blog with these pictures,,, for one of my pt has Tracheal injury,,history is like this, M/15 y ,got MVA ,,and blunt impact over chest as well as anterior neck at and below the level of Larynx seen bruise externally,,,upon examination pt gor extensive surgical emphysema , which regressing now,,still got,Rt pneumothorax surgical inserted Chest tube which still showing bubbles,,,, CT scan showing as seen rupture anterior as well as rt side lat wall of trchea ruptured and air is seen besides,,,pt is intubated,,,all vital sign stable and consious tootolerating tube,,,, bronchoscopic examination done in ICU shown small anterior transverse wound seen and above that whole anterior as well as as lateral wall is narrowed and slough seen ....All the pictures i have attached here,,,,please go through and give your kind opinion as,,,,, 1. to do tracheostomy or not? 2. need intervention means exploration and kiv reconstruction,,when,,how long to wait for that? 3.any thing you need to inquire more pl ,,,,,,write me, pt is just now in ICU ,,intubated ... thanks regards rafiq SEND YOUR OPINION TO and kalra1960@gmail,com 2

Comment of the day on "Consent" in OPD

One can do a consent in the OPD for smaller procedures, but for major surgery you need to set some time to do it properly. Also, if there is a time gap between the date of consent and surgery it is good practice to counter sign the original form again on the day of the surgery with the date(both by patient and the surgeon). If this is not done the patient may claim that too much information was given in the OPD and he did not understand/remember all of it. Having standard printed copies of information leaflets for all common procedures and giving them to every pre-op patient will save you one day. But one should record 'information leaflet given'. .......Saaj Rajendran(Barnet Hospital,Calicut)

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3rd Interantional Voice-con(Voice & Airway Course),14th,15th &16th Sept,2012,Lucknow

International Faculty
Dr Kishore Sandu
Head & Chairman
Department of Otorhinolaryngology & Head-Neck Surgery
Centre Hospitalier du Centre du Valais–CHCV, Sionne. 1950-Switzerland
Consultant Staff, Department of Otorhinolaryngology & Head-Neck Surgery
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne. 1010-Switzerland

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XI Basic Course in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery to be held at LTMG (Sion) Hospital from 29th November to 2nd December 2012.


Dr. Renuka Bradoo
 Course Director

 We are pleased to announce the XI Basic Course in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery to be held at LTMG (Sion) Hospital from 29th November to 2nd December 2012. Registrations can be done online from 1st May 2012. For details of registration, kindly see attached registration form.

Kindly send the filled form to the department address or a scanned copy to

For further details regarding course content for observers and delegates, please contact us at

Registrations will be on first-come-first-serve basis only. All registrations are tentative (subject to availability of cadavers)
 Dr. Kshitij Shah Assistant Professor Department of ENT LTMG Hospital.

Comment of the Day

 "Being an ENT Person we have to see all type and kind of patients,right from intrauterine and newborn To Oldest and even dead patients,simplest to deadliest situations,like itching in the Ear to Ventilated Moribund an ENT-Person should Know more than the Core ENT?: Like KNOWLEDGE OF ANAESTHESIA ,PEDIATRICS,MEDICINE,NEUROSURGICAL ISSUES,OPHTHALMOLOGY,PLASTICS,and DENTISTRY that whenever in Dire need of the SAME,when the CONCERNED PERSON is not available or not competent to Handle the situation,We can have an edge over What we are just an ENT person.....Share Please...." Dr Pankaj Aggarwal

 How to Do the New CPR1. Call help or ask someone else to do so. 2. Try to get the person to respond; if he doesn't, roll the person on his or her back. 3. Start chest compressions. Place the heel of your hand on the center of the victim's chest. Put your other hand on top of the first with your fingers interlaced. 4. Press down so you compress the chest at least 2 inches in adults and children and 1.5 inches in infants. ''One hundred times a minute or even a little faster is optimal 5. If you're been trained in CPR, you can now open the airway with a head tilt and chin lift. 6. Pinch closed the nose of the victim. Take a normal breath, cover the victim's mouth with yours to create an airtight seal, and then give two, one-second breaths as you watch for the chest to rise. 7. Continue compressions and breaths -- 30 compressions, two breaths -- until help arrives.

Modified Lothrop Procedure or Draf-lll along with a complete Sphenoethmoidectomy

Modified Lothrop Procedure or Draf-lll along with a complete Sphenoethmoidectomy is the surgery of choice for recurrent allergic polyps & Fungal sinusitis.Widely opening up all the sinuses, not only enables complete removal of the disease process, but also lets the post operative douching reach all the corners, so that the antigenic stimulation is brought down to the maximum thus drastically reducing the recurrence rate. I present to you my first case done 3 weeks back in this video which is on U Tube This sure is revolutionising the management of these untackled conditions! Regards,
 Dr George Varghese Kochi,India

Comment of the Day


The best part of being an ENT is that almost every procedure can be learnt by Cadaver Dissection. Cultivate (?bribe) some mortuary fellows, medical officers etc and dissect on fresh cadavers. If possible keep a separate portable suction etc in your vehicle along with the instruments and dissect, dissect, dissect. Then observe as many people as you can (videos, live, mini fellowships, observerships etc.) and again come back and dissect some more (applying what you've seen). And never stop dissecting. Some of the most pioneering approaches in ENT were (and indeed still are) first conceived, honed and practiced on cadavers..... Dr Yogesh Jain

24th National ENT Conference,14th to 16th December 2012,Karachi

Dear Colleagues, It gives me immense pleasure to invite you this winter to the beautiful city of Karachi on the auspicious occasion of the 24th National ENT Conference to be held from 14th to 16th December 2012. This platform provides us an opportunity to share our views regarding the recent advancements, disease pattern, various approaches and of course also provides the budding consultants an opportunity to present their research for discussion and accreditation. We expect maximum attendance from all over the country as Karachi is the trend setter and plays a lead role in the ENT fraternity of our country. We are expecting a good number of international delegates from USA , UK , UAE, Malaysia , India and other countries, who will conduct pre conference workshops, seminars, state of the art and key note lectures. Looking forward to welcome you in Karachi . ---------------------------------------------------------- Dr. Muhammad Saleem Marfani Professor & Chairman Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Dow Medical College Dow University of Health Sciences KARACHI, PAKISTAN Cell: 0301 8215909 Hosp: 009221 99215742 Ext.3019 Dir: 009221 99215717 Clinic: 009221 34533597

Montelukast in the treatment of allergic rhinitis: an evidence-based review.

Abstract Cysteinyl-leukotrienes (CysLTs) are endogenous mediators of inflammation and play an important role in allergic airway disease by stimulating bronchoconstriction, mucus production, mucosal oedema and inflammation, airway infiltration by eosinophils, and dendritic cell maturation that prepares for future allergic response. Montelukast inhibits these actions by blocking type 1 CysLT receptors found on immunocytes, smooth muscle and endothelium in the respiratory mucosa. Initially developed as a treatment for asthma, montelukast has more recently found use in the treatment of allergic rhinitis (AR). We conducted a systematic review of studies that have evaluated montelukast in the treatment of seasonal AR (SAR) and perennial AR (PAR), with and without concomitant asthma. Primary consideration was given to large, randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trials in which AR endpoints were assessed and the use of concurrent treatments for AR was excluded. Eight such studies were found in the literature. The primary endpoint in these was daytime nasal symptom severity represented by a composite score derived from individual self-ratings of nasal congestion, rhinorrhoea, nasal pruritus and sneezing. Secondary endpoints have included these individual nasal symptom scores, additional scores for eye, ear and throat symptoms, the impact of rhinitis on quality of sleep, global evaluations of outcome by patients and physicians, and measures of the severity of concomitant asthma. A general outcome was that patients treated with montelukast had significantly greater improvements in their symptoms of SAR and PAR than did patients who were given a placebo. As monotherapy, montelukast exhibited efficacy similar to that of loratadine, but less than that of the intranasally administered corticosteroid fluticasone propionate. The use of montelukast in combination with antihistamines such as loratadine or cetirizine has generally resulted in greater efficacy than when these agents were used alone, and in some studies has produced results comparable with intranasally applied corticosteroids. In patients with AR comorbid with asthma, montelukast treatment has resulted in significant improvements in both, compared with placebo. Montelukast is well tolerated and has a favourable safety profile; adverse events have occurred at similar frequencies in patients taking either montelukast or placebo. Montelukast provides an effective and well tolerated oral treatment for allergic airway inflammation in patients with SAR or PAR without asthma, and in patients in whom AR is comorbid with asthma.

Julius Lempert ... Father of Modern Otology

The Julius Lempert story occurred in the early part of the 20th century. It would be an impossible accomplishment in the 21st century. The son of Mischa and Anna Lempert, Julius was born in Lublin, Poland, on July 4, 1891. Not much is known about the boy’s early years. Most accounts start at age 13 when Julius joined a student protest march, was arrested by the police, and thrown in prison. READ MORE

Workshop on Head and Neck Oncosurgery and Hands on cadaveric dissection course , June1-3,2012, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal


Workshop on Head and Neck Oncosurgery and Hands on cadaveric dissection course Venue: Conference Hall, 3rd Floor, Shirdi Sai Baba Cancer Block, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal Dates: June1-3,2012 Organised by: Dept of ENT-Head and Neck surgery and Department of Anatomy, KMC, Manipal, Contact: +919845383714, +919880195957 Fees: Workshop with cadaveric dissection course: Rs 6000/$250 Workshop with cadaveric dissection course observation:Rs1500/$75(Rs1000/ $50 for postgraduates) Last date for registration: May 15th,2012 Spot registration: Rs 2500/$100(No cadaveric dissection)