ENT meetings:

These are imperative for doctors in training to attend if they wish to get ahead in ENT long term in Ireland. ENT is a small and well connected specialty, and consultants will be much more comfortable with someone they have met or heard present at a conference.

Irish Otolaryngeal Society - iosconference.org

Usually held the second weekend of October, Friday and Saturday; Closing date for abstracts usually end of August

Main conference of the year

Joint conference between Northern and Republic of Ireland ENT and associated allied healthcare professionals

Sessions include sections for ENT subspecialties to present research, posters, panel discussions on management of difficult cases, talks from international faculty, black-tie dinner and trainee association meeting

RAMI Winter meeting - https://www.rami.ie/section/otorhinolaryngology-head-neck-surgery/ (details of meeting usually appear 3 months before)

Usually first Friday in December in the evening in RVEEH; closing date for abstracts start to mid November

Case reports and Innovation in Surgical Technique presentations

Irish Head and Neck Society meeting - https://theihns.com/

Inaugural meeting postponed due to Covid-19, was to bring together all specialties treating head and neck cancer held on a Saturday in mid March with research presentations, panel discussions and a formal dinner

RAMI Summer meeting https://www.rami.ie/section/otorhinolaryngology-head-neck-surgery/ (details of meeting usually appear 3 months before)

Usually held on a Saturday at the end of April 

Presentations on case series, posters and formal dinner

There are many international conferences one can attend, this is a non-exhaustive list:

UK conferences listed here https://aotent.org/meetings/

European Head and Neck Society ehns.org

American Head and Neck Society https://www.ahns.info/

For trainees looking to get involved, groups requiring Irish trainee representatives from ENT: 

AOT - https://aotent.org/

Association of ENT trainees of Great Britain and Ireland, representing the trainees to training bodies. 

Runs a trainee conference yearly with great UK networking

ISTG rep

Usually represents trainees at the Training Committee meetings

Usually a senior reg (ST7/8)

People of note in ENT; most people are very personable and approachable in ENT which is one of the reasons I chose the specialty. Below are some names that helped me along the way but there are many others.

Prof. J.P. O'Neill - Head and Neck surgeon, Beaumont - coordinates a lot of the trainee education

Prof. Rory McConn Walsh - President of the Training Committee and great proponent for trainee research

Prof. Helena Rowley - Training Programme Director, always helpful for career advice

Other stuff:

Handy website for starting out in ENT with emergencies, OPD help and courses; entsho.com

Research collaborative https://entintegrate.org/ 


RCSI Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland



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