Presentations & postgraduate teaching

Birmingham Ear Clinic1988

  • A Randomised Comparison of Manipulation of the Fractured Nose under Local and General Anaesthesia.
    Presented by Mr JA Cook.
    Otorhinolaryngological Research Society October 1988.

1991

  • A Guide to the Selection of Paediatric Tracheostomy Tubes. Poster display
    8th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology Dublin, July 1991
  • Photometrics: A Method of Assessing the Subglottic Airway. Poster Display
    8th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology Dublin,July 1991

1992

  • Video: Paediatric Microlaryngoscopy and Bronchoscopy. A Systematic Approach Presented by Mr JNG Evans.
    The Royal Society of Medicine, Section of Laryngology
    London, March 1992

1993

  • Cochlear Implants in Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media: Preparing the Septic Ear for a Sterile Device.
    3rd International Cochlear Implant Conference
    Innsbrück, April 1993
  • Sudden deafness in Acoustic Neuroma.
    Presented by Mr DA Moffat
    XVth World Congress of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
    Istanbul, June 1993
  • Bone Paté Mastoid Obliteration
    Presented by Mr DA Moffat
    Royal Society of Medicine and American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Combined Meeting Nottingham, July 1993
  • Molecular Genetic Analysis of the Mechanism of Tumourigenesis in Acoustic, Neuroma Poster Display
    Royal Society of Medicine and American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Combined Meeting, Nottingham, July 1993
  • Molecular Genetic Analysis of Acoustic Neuroma Poster Display
    Eurosurgery 93; 3rd European Congress of Surgery
    London, September 1993
  • Acoustic Neuroma Surgery: how much morbidity is swept under the carpet?
    Presented by Mr DG Hardy.
    Politzer Society Meeting
    London, September 1993
  • Molecular Genetic Analysis of Acoustic Neuroma Poster Display
    World Congress of Neurosurgery
    Acapulco, October 1993
  • Langerhans’ Cell Histiocytosis: The Case for Conservative Management
    3rd International Conference on Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
    Jerusalem, November, 1993
  • Posterior Glottic Stenosis in Children Poster Display
    3rd International Conference on Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
    Jerusalem, November, 1993

1994

  • “Two Hits” in Vestibular Schwannoma
    The Royal Society of Medicine, Section of Otology
    London, March 1994.
  • Somatic NF2 Gene Mutations in Familial and Non-familial Vestibular Schwannoma
    Clinical Genetics Society
    London, March 1994
  • Audiological Features of Glomus Tumours
    Presented by Mr DM Baguley
  • British Society of Audiology
    London, March 1994
  • Nervus Intermedius Recovery after Vestibular Schwannoma Removal
    Presented by Mr DA Moffat.
    Triological Society 97th Annual Meeting
    Palm Beach, May 1997
  • The Role of the NF2 Gene in the Pathogenesis of Vestibular Schwannoma
    American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    San Diego, September 1994
  • Langerhans’ Cell Histiocytosis: A Conservative Approach
    British Association of Paediatric Otolaryngology
    London, October, 1994

1995

  • Cochlear Implantation in Superficial Siderosis
    IIIrd Paris International Congress on Cochlear Implant
    Paris, April, 1995
  • The Patients Perspective after Vestibular Schwannoma Removal:
    Quality of Life and Implications for Management
  • Molecular Genetic Analysis of Meningioma
    Presented by Mr T Harada.
    2nd International Conference on Acoustic Neuroma Surgery
    Paris, April, 1995
  • Nervus Intermedius Function after Vestibular Schwannoma Removal: Clinical Features and Pathophysiological Mechanisms
    British Skull Base Society
    Nottingham, May 1995
  • The Role of the NF2 Gene in the Pathogenesis of Vestibular Schwannoma
    Otorhinolaryngological Research Society at the 9th British Academic
    Conference in Otolaryngology
    Manchester, July 1995

1996

  • LaryngealKaposi’s Sarcoma in Patients with AIDS
    Presented by Mr G Mochloulis
    American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    Washington, September 1996
  • NF2 Gene Inactivation and Tumour Growth in Vestibular Schwannoma
    American Society of Human Genetics 46th Annual Meeting and the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation Symposium
    San Francisco, October 1996

1997

  • Hearing Preservation in Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery. Comparison of Retrosigmoid and Middle Fossa Approaches
    2nd European Conference in Skull Base Surgery
    London, April 1997
  • NF2 Gene Inactivation and Tumour Growth in Vestibular Schwannoma
    International Symposium: Functional Surgery of the Inner Ear, the Internal Auditory Canal and the CPA.
    Venice, October 1997
  • A Management Algorithm for Tumors Associated with Neurofibromatosis Type 2
    International Symposium: Functional Surgery of the Inner Ear, the Internal Auditory Canal and the CPA.
    Venice, October 1997

1998

  • Panelist - Management of Glomus Tumours
    IInd European GEMO and EAONO Winter Symposium
    Courchevel, February 1998
    Chronic Ear Surgery in Humans
    BSAVA Association of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery
    Birmingham, April 1998

1999

  • Chondrosarcoma of the Cerebello-pontine Angle. A report of two cases and Literature Review
    Presented by Dr D Boorman
    3rd International Conference on Acoustic Neuroma and other CPA Tumours
    Rome, June 1999
    1.Genetics for the Otolaryngologist
  • Harvey Cushing and his Contribution to Otoneurosurgery
  • Molecular Basis of Vestibular Schwannoma
  • The Combined Obwegeser/Fisch Approach to the Lateral Skull Base
    Presented by Mr.H Zeitoun
    10th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology
    Cambridge, July 1999
  • Middle Fossa Repair for CSF Otorrhoea
    Presented by Mr.S Dutt
    Irish Society of Otolaryngology
    Dublin, September 1999

2000

  • Pharyngeal Pouch Surgery Audit
    Presented by Mr.S Minhas
    MIO
    Birmingham, January 2000
  • Pharyngeal Pouch Surgery Audit
    Presented by Mr.S Mirza
    4th EUFOS Congress
    Berlin, May 2000
  • 1.Symphonix Implantation: The Birmingham Experience
  • Chairman; Audiological Results
  • Surgical Technique for Implantation of the Soundbridge Device Organising Committee
    3rd International Symposium on Electronic Implants in Otology & Conventional Hearing Aids
    Birmingham, May 2000
  • 1.Radiological Differentiation of Intracranial Epidermoids from Arachnoid Cysts
    Presented by Mr.S Dutt
  • The Radiology of Temporal Bone Metastases
    Presented by Mr.S Mirza
  • Middle Cranial Fossa Approach for Repair of CSF Otorrhoea and Brain Hernias
    Presented by Mr.S Dutt
  • Jugular Foramen Abscess Secondary to Cholesteatoma
    6th International Conference on Cholesteatoma and Ear Surgery
    Cannes, June 2000
  • Trust me - I'm an Otologist!
  • The Hole in the History of Myringoplasty
  • Genetics for the Otologist
    Millennium Meeting BAO -HNS
    Nottingham, September 2000
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri Secondary to Middle Ear Disease in 3 Children
    Presented by A.Tse
    British Association of Paediatric Otolaryngology
    Southampton, October 2000

2001

  • Anterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Loop Syndrome: Fact or Fiction?
    Presented by Dr A L McDermott (Awarded the MIO Prize)
    Midland Institute of Otology
    Birmingham, Jan 2001
  • Middle Ear Implantable Hearing Devices - The Birmingham Experience
    The Royal Society of Medicine - Section of Otology
    London, March 2001
  • Anterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Loop Syndrome: Fact or Fiction?
    Presented by Mr S N Dutt
    The Royal Society of Medicine - Section of Otology
    London, May 2001
  • Is a Learning Curve Acceptable in Acoustic Neuroma Surgery in the 21st Century?
  • The Influence of the Internet on Decision Making in Acoustic Neuroma Presented by Mr A D'Souz
  • The Radiology of Paragangliomas of the Skull Base
    Presented by Mr R Salib
  • Imaging Characteristics of the Geniculate Ganglion: Have you got the Nerve Presented by Dr A L McDermott
  • Anterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Loop Syndrome: Fact or Fiction? Presented by Mr S N Dutt
    5th European Skull Base Society Congress
    Copenhagen, July 2001
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
    The Royal Society of Medicine / American Academy Joint Meeting
    St Andrews, July 2001
  • Session Moderator - Imaging and Neurophysiology
  • Facial Nerve Decompression in Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome
  • Imaging Characteristics of the Geniculate Ganglion: Have You Got the Nerve - Presented by Dr A L McDermott
  • Facial-Hypoglossal Anastomosis: End to End or End to Side? -
    Presented by Mr R De
    9th International Facial Nerve Symposium
    San Francisco, July 2001

2002

  • Session Moderator - Skull Base
  • The Fallopian Bridge Technique: Indications, Surgical Approach and Results in 7 Patients with Jugular Foramen Tumours
  • Subarachnoid CSF Fat Microemboli - A Common Non-specific finding Following Translabyrinthine AN Excision
  • Presented by Mr J Ray (Awarded The Politzer Prize)
    23rd Meeting of The Politzer Society
    Courchevel, Jan 2002
  • Imaging of the Geniculate Ganglion
    Presented by Dr A L McDermott (Awarded the MIO Prize)
  • Cholesteatoma of the Petrous Apex
    Presented by Mr N Umapathy
    Midland Institute of Otology
    Birmingham, Jan 2002
  • Bell’s Palsy; Science and Sensibility
    The Royal Society of Medicine / BAO-HNS Summer Meeting
    Guildford, June 2002
  • NF2 in Children
    Consensus Meeting on the Management of Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type II
    Manchester, October 2002

2003

  • Middle Ear Implants: New Technologies
  • History of Middle Fossa Surgery
    11th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology
    Birmingham, July 2003
  • Conservation Surgery of the Jugular Foramen (Kale)
  • CSF Fat Microembolism: A Common Finding Following Translabyrinthine Acoustic Neuroma Surgery
  • Facial-Hypoglossal Anastomosis; A Comparison of two Surgical Techniques
  • Panelist - Genetics
    4th International Conference on Vestibular Schwannoma and other CPA Lesions
    Cambridge, July 2003
  • Training in Otology – Current Status
    The Royal Society of Medicine Section of Otology
    London, Dec 2003

2004

  • Surgery of the Semicircular Canals
    The Midland Institute of Otorhinolaryngology
    Leicester, May 2004
  • Congenital petrous apex cholesteatoma: is early diagnosis possible? (N.Umapathy)
  • Cholesteatoma presenting with facial palsy (M. Siddiq)
  • Grading and scoring systems for temporal bone pneumatisation (C Toh)
  • An analysis of diagnostic delay in unilateral facial palsy (Saravanappa)
  • Otology training in the United Kingdom (Ray)
  • Incidence of superior semicircular canal dehiscence on high resolution CT Scanning - Poster (Toh)
    7th International Conference on Cholesteatoma & Ear Surgery
    The Hague, June 2004
  • Incidence of superior semicircular canal dehiscence on high resolution CT scanning (C Toh)
  • An analysis of diagnostic delay in unilateral facial palsy (Alani)
  • Chairman – British Society for the History of ENT - Short Papers
    Joint ENT.UK, RSM and Action on ENT Summer Meeting
    Liverpool July 2004
  • The Gusher
    British Otology Hearing and Balance Group
    London, October 2004

2005

  • Neural preservation surgery of the jugular foramen (Kale)
    MIO
    Dudley, January 2005
  • The role of cochlear implantation in Von Hippel Lindau Disease (Tzifa)
    BCIG
    Birmingham, April 2005
    Surgical Aspects of bone anchored hearing aids in acoustic neuroma patients (Tzifa)
    European Skull Base Meeting
    Fulda, May 2005
  • Computed tomography features of the vertical segment of the facial nerve (Toh)
    Grading and scoring of temporal bone pneumatisation on CT scan in chronic otitis media (Toh)
    New classification of glomus tumours based on CT scan (Toh)
    XVIII IFOS World Congress
    Rome, June 2005
  • Retraction Pockets; How I do it
  • Chairman: Session on History of ENT Free Papers
    The Royal Society of Medicine / BAO-HNS Summer Meeting
    Edinburgh, Sept 2005
  • Glomus Tumour Surgery; Results using the Fallopian Bridge Technique
  • Newer treatment Modalities for BPPV
  • Management of Temporal Bone CSF Leaks and Encephaloceles
  • Cancer of the Temporal Bone; The Birmingham Experience
  • Moderator: Panel discussion on Cholesteatoma
  • Imaging of Cholesteatoma – The value of CT and MRI
  • Panelist: Vertigo
    2nd International ENT Conference
    Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nov 2005
  • Facial Nerve Monitoring During Ear Surgery
  • The Royal Society of Medicine
    London, Dec 2005

2006

  • Evolution in Management of Vestibular Schwannoma (Martin)
    British Skull Base Society
    Bristol, Jan 2006
  • Surgery of the Semicircular Canals
    Academy of Medicine in Ireland
    Mount Juliet, April 2006
  • Evolution in Management of Acoustic Neuroma in the 21st Century
  • Endolymphatic sac surgery
  • Facial Hy po glossal Anastomosis: Compar i son of Two Surgical Techniques(Poste r – Sara vanappa)
  • ”Glue Apex” A ‘do not touch’ lesion of the petrous apex (Poster – Grainger)
  • New Classification of Glomus Tympanicum Based on CT Findings (Poster – Alaani)
  • Unilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Children: Should we Scan Everyone? (Poster – Possamai)
    12th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology
    Birmingham, July 2006
  • A Fool Such as I
    Ear UK
    London, December 2006

2007

  • Conference Organiser
    Chair – Invited Speaker Session
    Chair – Acoustic Neuroma Panel
    Chondrosarcoma of the Skull Base, A Report of 9 Cases and Review of the literature (McDermott)
    British Skull Base Society
    Birmingham, January 2007
  • Vibrant Soundbridge – Long Term Results
    The 1st Vibrant Soundbridge Middle Ear Implant Conference
    London, January 2007
  • Facial Nerve Management in Petrous Apex Cholesteatoma Surgery
  • A Protocol for “Watch And Wait” Management of Patients With Vestibular Schwannomas
  • Panelist – Preserving the functions Radiosurgery or Microsurgery
  • Panelist – Can We Reach a Consensus
    5th International Conference on Vestibular Schwannoma and other CPA Lesions
    Barcelona. June 2007

2008

  • Tumour Growth in Conservatively Managed Patients: Predictive Factors and A Protocol for the Frequency of Follow up Scans (Martin – awarded BSBS prize)
    British Skull Base Society
    London, January 2008
  • The Surgery of Vertigo
    The Royal Society of Medicine, Section of Otology
    London, February 2008
  • Cholesteatoma of the Petrous Apex
    Acoustic Neuroma Management: Are any patients harmed for the greater good
    Panelist: Vertigo
    SAARC ENT Conference
    Dhaka, Bangladesh, Feb 2008
  • Intracranial Abscess Management
    British Society of Otology
    London, February 2008
  • Panelist – Facial nerve in Cholesteatoma
  • Primary and Acquired Cholesteatoma of the ear Canal
  • Aggressive Cholesteatoma: Benign or Malignant: A diagnostic dilemma (Jindal)
  • A Proposed Protocol for the Conservative Management of Vestibular Schwannomas (Martin)
  • Risk Factors for Growth in a Series of Conservatively Managed Vestibular Schwannomas (Weller)
  • The Role of Diffusion Weighted MRI Scan in Cholesteatoma Surgery(Jindal)
    8th International Conference on Cholesteatoma & Ear Surgery
    Antalya, June 2008
  • Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential Testing in Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (Monksfield)
  • Chairman – British Society for the History of ENT - Short Papers
    Joint Anglo-American Meeting
    Dublin, July 2008

2009

  • Panelist: Hearing Preservation in Vestibular Schwannoma
  • BAHA in Single Sided Deafness (Martin – awarded BSBS prize)
  • British Skull Base Society
    Cambridge, January 2009
  • Conference Organiser
  • Unilateral SNHL in Children
    British Society of Otology
    London, Feb 2009
  • Birmingham Experience
    The 2nd Vibrant Medel Middle Ear Implant Conference
    Bradford, March 2009
  • Recurrent Facial Paralysis; The Role of Surgery
  • Preserving the Facial Nerve in Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery; An Evolving Practice (Martin)
    Meningocele of the Fallopian Canal Presenting with Recurrent Meningitis (Poster)
    XIth International Facial Nerve Symposium
    Rome, April 2009
  • Successful Cochlear Implantation in Ears with Acoustic Neuromas (Cooper)
    BCIG Annual Conference
    Cambridge, June 2009
  • Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence syndrome
  • Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging – how can this help the Otolaryngologist (Poster – Doshi)
  • Trans-temporal Approach to Otogenic Brain Abscesses (poster – Alaani)
    13th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology
    Liverpool, July 2009
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation (Chair)
  • Facial Nerve (Panelist)
  • BSO Session Training in Otology (Chair)
  • Auricular Implants in Patients with Advanced Auricular Malignancies (Ho)
  • Recurrent Facial Paralysis the Role of Surgery (Doshi)
  • Middle Cranial Fossa Approach for Repairing Lateral skull base Defects Using Autologous Bone Pate: A Series of 22 patients (Ho)
    27th Politzer Society Meeting
    London, September 2009
  • Surgery of the Semicircular Canals
    British Academy of Audiology
    Liverpool, November 2009

2010

  • An Unusual Complication Following translabyrinthine resection of anacoustic neuroma (Ushewokunze)
  • Beware the Persistent Grommet Otorrhoea! (Ho)
  • Auricular Osseointergrated Implants in Lateral Skull Base Cancer Patients
    British Skull Base Society
    Sheffield, January 2010
  • Sir William Dalby
    British Society for the History of ENT
    London, September 2010
  • Services to Professional Publications
    Otology & Neurotology
    Member of Editorial Board 2001 -
  • Journal of Laryngology & Otology Assistant Editor 2005
  • The Ear -Member of Editorial Board 1999-2000
  • CME Bulletin -Member of Editorial Board 1999-2006
  • CME Seminars Coordinator 1999-2003
  • Doctor Online.nhs.uk - Member of Editorial Board 2000 -
  • The Journal of International Advanced Otology - Editorial Consultant 2009 -

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Genes, Cancer and Acoustic Neuroma
    East Anglian ENT Association
    Cambridge, June 1993
  • Molecular Genetics of Skull Base Tumours
    Yorkshire Regional Cancer Organisation Symposium: Skull Base Surgery
    Leeds, November 1993
  • Anterior and Lateral Approaches to the Clivus
  • The Translabyrinthine Approach
  • Approaches to the Antero-superior Cerebello-pontine Angle
  • Infratemporal Fossa Approaches
    2nd International Conference in Skull Base Surgery
    Mexico City, November 1996
  • Molecular Genetics of Tumors of the Ear and Temporal Bone
    University of California San Francisco, Grand Rounds
    San Francisco, February 1997
  • An Approach to Hearing Loss
    Santa Rosa Municipal Hospital, CME Programme
    Sonoma Valley, June 1997
  • Similarities and Differences: Training in the UK and USA
    The Second US/UK Joint Otolaryngology Meeting
    Boston, July 1997
  • Principles of Cochlear Implantation
    RNTNE Hospital, Fellowship Course
    London, September 1997
  • Genetics of Tumours of the Ear and Temporal Bone
    Manchester Royal Infirmary, ENT Postgraduate Meeting
    Manchester, November 1997
  • Approaches to the Lateral Skull Base
    Clinical Forum, ENT Postgraduate Meeting
    Birmingham QEH, December 1997
  • The Investigation and Management of Pulsatile Tinnitus
    SpR ENT Postgraduate Meeting
    Selly Oak, January 1998
  • Vertigo
    Birmingham Medical Institute
    Birmingham, February 1998
  • The Surgical Management of Meniere’s Disease
    ENT Postgraduate Meeting
    Heartlands Hospital, March 1998
  • Mastoid Revision and Elimination
    North Thames ENT Postgraduate Meeting
    Northwick Park, London May 1998
  • Tinnitus and Vertigo
    GP Training Day
    Birmingham, June 1998
  • The view from the side: Approaches to the lateral skull base
    2nd Birmingham Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Course
    Birmingham, September 1998
  • BPPV – Newer treatment modalities
    The San Francisco Otology and Neurotology Update 1998
    San Francisco, November 1998
  • 1.The K.U Shah Oration – “Electrifying Birmingham”
  • 2.The Vibrant Soundbridge – A new middle ear implant
  • 3.BPPV – Newer treatment modalities
  • 4.Panelist - Traumatic facial nerve paralysis / Difficult situations in otology
  • 7th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Otology
    New Delhi, November 1998
  • Organising Faculty
  • The Middle Fossa Approach
    Transtemporal Approaches to the Skull Base
    The Royal College of Surgeons of England, November 1998
  • Genetics of Tumours of the Ear and Temporal Bone
    Clinical Forum, ENT Postgraduate Meeting
    QEH, December 1998
  • Common Ear Problems
    Young GP’s Group
    Good Hope Hospital, Jan 1999
  • Course Organiser
  • 1.Syndromic and Nonsyndromic Hereditary Hearing Impairment
  • 2.Otology Quiz
    SpR ENT Postgraduate Meeting
    QEH, February 1999
  • Skull Base Surgery, Past, Present and Future
    ENT Postgraduate Meeting
    North Staffordshire Hospital, March 1999
  • Neurotology
    Neurology Update For GP Principals
    QEH, March 1999
  • Vertigo
    PGEA Approved Lecture For GP’s
    Birmingham, March 1999
  • Overview of ENT Surgery
    Student ODPs Group
    Birmingham, June 1999
  • Course Organiser
  • 1.Tinnitus and Vertigo
  • 2.What can you see in the Ear
    GP Training Day
    Birmingham, June 1999
  • The view from the side: Approaches to the lateral skull base
    3rd Birmingham Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Course
    Birmingham, September 1999
  • 1.Implantable Hearing Aids
  • 2.Lateral Skull Base Surgery
    ENT Postgraduate Meeting
    Heartlands Hospital, December 1999
  • 1.Combined Approach Tympanoplasty
  • 2.Canal Wall Down Mastoidectomy
    1st Manchester Temporal Bone Dissection Course
    Manchester, December 1999
  • Surgical Aspects of Middle Ear and Cochlear Implants
    Audiology Seminar
    Birmingham City Hospital, February 2000
  • Vertigo
    PGEA Approved Lecture For GP’s
    Birmingham, February 2000
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