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71st New Zealand society of Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (NZSOHNS) Annual General and Scientific Meeting (AGM-ASM)

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown | Otago, NEW ZEALAND
From 450 to 550 USD
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Title: 71st New Zealand society of Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (NZSOHNS) Annual General and Scientific Meeting (AGM-ASM)
Specialty: General Surgery
Dates: From Oct, 16, 2018 to Oct, 19, 2018
Location: Otago, NEW ZEALAND
Type: Meeting
Registration Cost: From 450 to 550 USD
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Event Venue:

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

Otago, NEW ZEALAND Visit the Venue to read more
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Event Overview
Welcome message:

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organising Committee I wish to extend to you a warm southern welcome to the 71st Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, to be held at the Rydges Hotel, Queenstown, from 16-19 October 2018.

We welcome our international keynote speakers; Mr Brian Bingham (current President of ENTUK and former chairman of the Board of Examiners of Great Britain and Ireland in ORL Head and Neck Surgery), Prof Shan Baker (Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon) and Prof Stuart MacKay. We will present an enjoyable and informative academic programme with relevance to ORL Head and Neck practise in New Zealand. There will be something for everyone at every level. An extensive trade display will be available and we encourage you to support all of our sponsors who have assisted with this meeting. Poster presentations will be on show for your perusal during the meeting period. 

The NZ Society Meeting is an enjoyable meeting.  Quality academic advancement in ORL is conjoined with social networking with our national colleagues and international guests to create a unique and intimate meeting.  What better place for us to enjoy such a gathering than Queenstown, NZ.  A town renowned for its outdoor adventure activities and tourism.  Queenstown has become a vibrant and rapidly expanding town.  An exciting social programme will be arranged catering for most, whether seeking adrenaline fuelled or more leisurely activities.

See you in Queenstown for ORL 2018.


Dean Ruske

Convenor, NZSOHNS Annual Scientific Meeting 2018


Professor Shan R. Baker

University of Michigan, USA

Mr Brian Bingham

President, ENT UK, Glasgow, Scotland

Mr Gerhard F. Huber

University of Zurich Switzerland

Professor Stuart MacKay 

Illawarra ENT Head & Neck Clinic, Australia

James Hardie Neil Lecturer

Mr Colin Barber

Starship Children’s Hospital, NZ

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Registration Cost
Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2018-03-29 To: 0--
On site Registration

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts


Rydges Hotel, Queenstown, 38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300

All accommodation rooms have fantastic lake and mountain views and feature, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea & coffee making facilities, work desk, refrigerator and fully stocked mini-bar, LCD TV’s with movie channels and Sky and a private balcony or shared deck area.

Further Details:

21 – 7 days from event/conference start date: Any room cancelled will be subject to a cancellation fee equal to one night’s Room Rate per room cancelled.

Less than 7 days: Each room cancelled will be subject to a cancellation fee equal to the total accommodation charges of that booking.

Any no shows will be charged the full accommodation cost applicable to the entire stay. 

Other information:

Check-in: 2.00pm; Check-out: 11.00am

Parking: complimentary

Breakfast: Full Cooked Buffet Breakfast is served daily in the Bazaar Restaurant from 6:00am to 10:00am. 

The full buffet breakfast is $28.00 per person per day.

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Submission Info
Abstract submission deadline 2018-11-20
Editorial Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions are welcomed for oral or poster presentations. 

Abstracts must be submitted via this website. Faxed or posted abstracts will NOT be accepted. Please submit your abstract by 4pm NZT Monday 25 June 2018. Notice of acceptance will be sent to submission authors by Monday 16 July 2018. Abstract authors are asked to carefully study the submission instructions below.


If you are selected to offer an oral presentation you will need to prepare an eight minute presentation. Two minutes will be set aside at the end of your presentation for questions and answers. Standard audio-visual equipment is provided: lectern, microphone, PC laptop, data projector and screen. All presentations are to be PowerPoint presentations and send to the conference organisers prior to the conference commencing. Laptop changeover at the conference WILL NOT be permitted.

You will receive confirmation by email that the abstract has been received. If you do not receive confirmation please contact us at Your submitted abstract will then be considered by the scientific committee for presentation. If your abstract is selected for presentation you must register and pay to attend the Conference.


All abstracts should be original research. Case reports may be acceptable although the onus is on the author to demonstrate the significance of the report.

General specifications are:

Word document ONLY. Do not use presentation software such as PowerPoint

Maximum 300 words total, excluding presenters and department

Text should be single spaced with justified margins

Limit the number of authors to no more than 7

Arial, font size 11 point

All abstracts must be submitted in English

Your abstract should contain the following:

Title: Sentence case, bold

Authors/Presenters: Sentence case. Show initial and then surname only. Presenter’s name underlined with asterisks used in conjunction with the Department and Institution

Department and Institution of all Authors/Presenters: Sentence case, italics

Body of Abstracts: Sentence case

The BODY of your abstract should include these headings in bold:

Introduction (including the study hypothesis)

Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusions. It is not satisfactory to state that results will be discussed or data will be presented. References (maximum of two). Abbreviations may be used but must be spelt out in full at the first mention followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.


There will be a scientific poster display in the Industry Exhibition Hall. The poster should measure 1200mm high by 900mm wide (A0 size – portrait format). The poster should be laminated and the text should be in a font of sufficient size for easy reading at a distance of 1 metre. The poster boards will be Velcro-sensitive, please bring Velcro hooks to attach your poster to the board. If your abstract is selected for presentation as a poster you must register and pay to attend the Conference.


There will be a Registrar’s Prize awarded for the best presentation of an Oral Abstract and for best Poster.

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General Info

As part of a comprehensive and effective marketing plan, sponsorship can provide positive results - especially important in today’s economic climate. Consider the benefits your organisation can enjoy in supporting this conference: 

·       Exposure to a local and national audience who have interest in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery;

·       Opportunity to network with delegates during all catering breaks. Morning teas, afternoon teas and lunch sweets with tea & coffee will be served in the exhibition area.

·       Opportunity to raise your company’s profile amongst a qualified target audience;

·       Recognition including acknowledgment and clear demonstration of your organisation’s involvement, commitment and support;

·       Valuable insights, information and exposure to the latest developments in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery;

·       Inclusion in an integrated, professional marketing campaign;

·       Advantages of legitimate tax deductions in the areas of advertising and the promotion of products and services;

·       Ability to utilise your own marketing team to work with the Meeting Organisers to ensure your satisfaction on all of the above.

 We will work together with you to produce the best results. For more information, please contact the Conference Managers.

Organising Agency

Contact No.: +64 9 917 3653


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