66th Annual Scientific Meeting of Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Crown Conference CenterMelbourne, AUSTRALIA Visit the Venue to read more
I would like to extend a warm invitation to every ASOHNS member and ENT surgeon to join me in Melbourne for the ASOHNS meeting in March 2016.
Otolaryngology has progressed a long way since its inception and has become very prominent within the surgical community.
I would like those attending the meeting to discuss some of the basic principles of both surgery and professionalism within our society.
None of us doubt that education has allowed us to develop our increasing scientific knowledge and I would like to reflect upon where we have come from, where we are now and where we are going.
“Back to Basics” is the theme of this meeting.
This is not to suggest our society is simple, but to explore and solidify the depth of our foundation so that we can continue to build.
I welcome you all to celebrate what we have achieved and confront the challenges ahead together.
ASOHNS ASM 2016 Convenor
Associate Professor Paul F Castellanos, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Surgery Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.
Paul F Castellanos
Paul F Castellanos MD is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has been in the practice of Laryngology Bronchoesophagology or LBE for over 20 years. Associate Professor Castellanos currently serves as the Executive Secretary/Treasurer for the International Bronchoesophagological Society, after having served as President of the society from 2011-2014. Currently he serves on the Editorial and International Advisory Board for Otorhinolaryngology and the International Journal of Phonosurgery and Laryngology respectively. He is actively developing a whole sphere of minimally invasive surgical procedures of the laryngopharynx esophageal inlet and trachea based on a surgical rubric he has coined as "reconstructive trans-oral laser microsurgery". He has also extended this effort into the sphere of Trans Oral Robotic Surgery or TORS. He has lectured and instructed at numerous National and International conferences and workshops. He has operated demonstrating and teaching these techniques on 5 continents.
Dr Ramon A Franco Jr, MD
Director, Division of Laryngology, Medical Director, Voice and Speech Laboratory Massachusetts Eye and Ear Boston, USA.
Ramon A Franco Jr
Ramon is currently the Director of the Division of Laryngology in the Department of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Medical Director of the Voice and Speech Laboratory at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and affiliated faculty of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology program. He is active in the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery as a member of the International Steering Committee (Regional Director for Mexico, Central America and the Carribean), a member of the Program Advisory Committee that organizes the mini seminars and scientific program for the Academy’s annual meeting, and the Airway and Swallowing committee. He is the founding member of the Boston Laryngological Society.
His research interests include the use of lasers and photodynamic therapy in the treatment of laryngeal keratosis and papillomatosis, the use of photochemical tissue bonding to repair mucosal defects without sutures, and elucidating the molecular signals that cause keratotic lesions to progress to cancer.
He was a guest editor for the Otolaryngology Clinics of North America in 2009, is the Laryngology Editor for the Year Book in Otolaryngology (2009, 2010, 2011) and is a member of the editorial staff for several journals. In 2010 he was inducted into the Otolaryngology honor society, the Triological Society.
Dr Haytham Kubba, MBBS, MPHIL, MD, FRCS (ORL-HNS)
Consultant ENT at Glasgow's Yorkhill Hospital lead clinician for Scotland's National Service for Paediatric Airway Reconstruction Surgery, Glasgow, Scotland.
Haytham Kubba has been a Consultant in Children's ENT at Glasgow's Yorkhill Hospital since 2003, and is lead clinician for Scotland's National Service for Paediatric Airway Reconstruction Surgery. He qualified in Newcastle upon Tyne and trained in Glasgow with spells as a research registrar at the MRC Institute for Hearing Research and clinical fellow at Great Ormond Street Hospital. His clinical interests are neurodisability, head and neck malformations and airway surgery. He has published over a hundred research papers, with current projects on biomaterials for tracheal stents, pharyngeal pH measurement and human papilloma virus.
Dr Luc GT Morris, MD, MSc, FACS
Attending Surgeon, Head and Neck Service, Department of Surgery Hospital - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA.
Luc GT Morris
Assistant Professor Luc Morris is a surgical oncologist, specialising in the care of patients with cancers of the head and neck and thyroid. At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York City, he is proud to be part of a superb multidisciplinary team of head and neck cancer specialists. In his clinical practice, he has a particular interest in the expanding role of transoral surgery for tumors of the oropharynx.
His clinical research focuses on the epidemiologic phenomenon of cancer overdiagnosis, particularly with respect to thyroid cancer. The group at MSK has pioneered the active surveillance approach to observation of low-risk thyroid cancers. In the laboratory, his cancer genetics research group employs multi-faceted genomic analyses, coupled with correlative mechanistic and clinical investigation, to study the molecular drivers of head and neck tumors.
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Crown Conference Centre is a unique purpose built facility catering for residential conferences, meetings, seminars, product launches, exhibitions and events.
Crown Conference Centre is part of the Crown Melbourne precinct. Crown Melbourne is located in the city’s lively Southbank precinct, alongside the Yarra River. Ideally located just 24 kilometres from Melbourne Airport and easily accessible by car, bus, or taxi. It is also within walking distance to the CBD, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and many of the city’s premier arts and sporting facilities including the MCG and Rod Laver Arena.
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations on all aspects of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery are now sought.
Abstracts must conform to the requirements listed below.
Include a short title of up to 20 words the author's names and asterisk the presenting author.
Maximum 250 word length.
Structured with the headings:
Include up to three references (optional).
Include presenting author's contact details with institution, address, email and telephone.
Indicate the preferred presentation format (oral or poster).
Papers must conform to the above guidelines.
Abstracts will be accepted until COB Thursday 1 October 2015.
It is a requirement that all presenters must register as a delegate for the meeting.
Dear Sponsors and Exhibitors
I would like to extend a warm invitation to you to join me in Melbourne for the ASOHNS ASM in March 2016.
Otolaryngology has progressed a long way since its inception and has become very prominent within the surgical community. I am encouraging delegates at the meeting to discuss some of the basic principles of both surgery and professionalism within our society, and to look upon how education will extend our knowledge into the future.
“Back to Basics” is the theme of this meeting. This is not to suggest our society is simple, but to explore and solidify the depth of our foundation so that we can continue to build.
Our meeting already has a strong standing on a National platform, and we intend to extend this throughout Asia and the wider international community. As you are all aware Otolaryngology relies heavily on specialized equipment. This requires its surgeons to have a good fundamental knowledge of the intricate workings to utilize the equipment to its full potential.
I would like the exhibition to provide an interactive environment to reinforce the trades strength to colleagues that they have known for sometime, and to create new bonds with younger surgeons as they develop their expertise. It is this close interaction that makes our surgeons world class and we continue to value this relationship.
I have no doubt that the conference center at the Crown complex will provide a warm and welcoming environment. Those of you who know me, already know how much I truly value the exceptional knowledge base that the trade brings to our society and I look forward to acknowledging this through out the event.
I hope you all wish to become involved in the ASOHNS ASM 2016 program.
ASOHNS ASM 2016 Convener
ASOHNS Contact Information
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