VIRTUAL CONFERENCE – 20TH FEBRUARY 2021

Speakers, Chairs & Moderators

11:55-12:00 Welcome from ESPO President

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SESSION 1

12:00-13:15 “COVID 19 – Aerosol protection for Paeds ENT”

David has been a pioneer in paediatric (children’s) ENT in the UK for many years. He trained at Great Ormond St Hospital, London and in Cincinnati, USA with Dr Robin Cotton

He was the first ENT surgeon in the UK to specialise exclusively in children and has been involved in many pioneering developments in airway, tonsil and adenoid surgery

He is currently Senior ENT Surgeon at Great Ormond Street, London

He has served as President of the Royal Society of Medicine (laryngology) and was also President of the British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology.

He is currently the Chairman of the Scientific Committee for the European Society for Paediatric Otolaryngology.

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Claire is an Australian ENT who completed 15 months as Fellow at Great Ormond Street Hospital including 9 months since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. She developed an interest in research examining aerosol dispersed from the airway during surgery and anaesthetic procedures. She is continuing this work from Australia while completing her ENT residency.

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Neil is a Consultant Paediatric ENT Surgeon at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital with a specialist interest in airway surgery, salivary glands surgery and ear reconstruction.  He is a previous Hon. Secretary of the British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology.

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Young and keen academic otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon with strong research and clinical interests in rhinology, pediatric otolaryngology and H&N. Currently working as staff physician at the Santi Paolo and Carlo Hospital, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.

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Dr Burns works as paediatric otolaryngologist at Queensland Children’s Hospital, Australia. She undertook advanced specialty training in otolaryngology in Queensland, gained her fellowship in 2008 and spent 18 months at  Evelina Children’s Hospital, London sub-specialising in paediatric ENT. She holds a senior lecturer position with the University of Queensland and is supervisor of training at Queensland Childrens Hospital. Dr Burns is an active member of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and has been on the academic committee for two scientific meetings. Through this avenue she has supported the role of women in otolaryngology and promotes diversity throughout the specialty. She is also a member of Australian New Zealand Society of Paediatric Otolaryngology and the Laryngology Society of Australasia.

SESSION 2

14:00 – 15:00 “CHOLESTEATOMA IN CHILDREN”

Chief of the Pediatric Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Department, Necker University Hospital, APHP, Paris; Professor of Paris University since 1999; Director of the Department of Pediatric Surgery since 2019 in Necker Hospital.

PhD in Life Sciences, Paris VI University; Team leader in INSERM U587 unit.

Past President of the French Association of Pediatric Otolaryngologists, Past President of the ACFOS association, Past Member of the ESPO Board.

Fields of expertise:

Surgery: Pediatric otology, external ear reconstruction, bone conduction and middle ear implants, pediatric laryngology

Research: Genetics of hearing impairment

Gavin Morrison is Consultant Otolaryngologist at London Evelina Children’s Hospital in St Thomas’.

He has wide experience in complex ear operations to treat children’s mastoid disease, balance problems, and hearing loss, with cochlear and other implant surgery.  His many publications include chapters in Scott Brown’s Otolaryngology, Paediatric Otolaryngology, Robertson’s Textbook of Neonatology, Landmark Papers in Otolaryngology, and Logan Turner’s Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear.

He was President of the Otology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (2017-18) and President of the British Association for Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology (2012-14),and was previously on the Council of ESPO.

Paediatric ENT at Necker Hospital in Paris, focus on otology. Research on the vestibular system.

Adrian James is a staff otolaryngologist at the Hospital for Sick Children, and a professor in the Dept of ORL-HNS at the University of Toronto, Canada. He has a special interest in chronic middle ear disease in children and promotes evidence-based advances in surgical care through work with the Cochrane Collaboration and the International Otology Outcome Group

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Graduations:

  • Graduated in Medicine, Master in Audiology,  PhD in Otorhinolaryngology

Current Positions:

  • Head of Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Egas Moniz, Invited Associated Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Nova Medical School, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Vice-president of the Portuguese Otorhinolaryngologic Association
  • Coordinator of the Health Government Reference Center on Cochlear Implants, Lisbon Ocidental

Scientific and Teaching Activities:

  • Coordinator of the Training Microsurgery Unit of the Hospital Egas Moniz
  • Coordinator in more than 40 postgraduate / continuing medical education hands-on courses with cadavers or specimens
  • 35 papers published in peer reviewed journals; 840 citations; h index 9; i10 index 9
  • 150 Scientific Communications at medical congresses

SESSION 3

15:15– 16:15 “OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA IN CHILDREN, HOW I DO IT?”

An Boudewyns completed her studies in Medicine at University of Antwerp, Belgium. She obtained a degree of doctor in Medical Sciences at the Antwerp University, Belgium in 1999 and is Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, Translational Neurosciences at the University of Antwerp, Belgium since October 2002. She is co-author of more than 100 peer-review publications and several book chapters.

An Boudewyns is staff member at the department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery of the Antwerp University Hospital Antwerp since 2001 with a subspecialty in Pediatric ENT and Pediatric sleep. She is Board member of the European Society for pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ESPO), member of the International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) and member of the European Respiratory Society Task force on Sleep Disordered breathing in children and infants.  She is part of the multidisciplinary airway team at the Antwerp University Hospital and coordinator of several research project in the field of pediatric sleep-disordered breathing.

Dr. Tina Lildal holds a medical degree from Aarhus University Hospital and is a resident at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Regional Hospital West Jutland, Denmark. Her special interest in pediatric sleep apnea has led to her current PhD project exploring new diagnostic tools for sleep apnea in children. She is constituted secretary and board member of the Danish Society for Sleep Medicine.

Erin Kirkham, M.D. M.P.H., is a board-certified, fellowship-trained Pediatric Otolaryngologist and an assistant professor and clinical researcher in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan.  She earned her M.D. at the University of Chicago and her Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology at the University of Washington in Seattle.  She completed residency training, a two-year research fellowship, and pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at the University of Washington.  Her primary research interest is in pediatric sleep apnea and she practices as part of UofM’s multidisciplinary pediatric refractory sleep apnea clinic.

Derek J. Lam MD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University. He completed his medical school, residency, and Masters of Public Health at the University of Washington in Seattle and a Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Lam is a clinician-scientist and studies the diagnosis and surgical management of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, supported by a K23 grant through the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. His interests include dysphagia management, airway reconstruction, and surgical management of adult sleep apnea, including upper airway stimulation.

Dr Benedek is an assistant professor of otolaryngology at Heim Pal National Paediatric Institute (Budapest, Hungary).

She is the president of the Rhinology Section of the Hungarian Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

Board member of the Hungarian Sleep Society

Representative of Hungary in the Council of the European Society of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology.

She leads the sleep laboratory at Heim Pal National Paediatric Institute, which covers the full spectrum of paediatric sleep medicine (including sleep apnoea, ventilation therapy, narcolepsy, insomnia, RLS, etc).

Dr Benedek focuses on paediatric sleep surgery in her ENT practice (T&A, nasal surgery, tongue base surgery, laryngomalacia and pharyngoplasty techniques). Her main research interests are DISE, postoperative monitoring methods and new surgical approaches in paediatric sleep apnoea.

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16:15-16:45 “English Afternoon Tea or Spanish Siesta?”

Martin Bailey was Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London for 35 years.  He retired from clinical practice in 2017.

He has published widely with 140 peer-reviewed papers and textbook chapters, and has lectured internationally on various aspects of paediatric otolaryngology.

He is currently Secretary-General of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ESPO) and Executive Chairman of the TWJ Foundation.

SESSION 4

16:45-17:45 “PEDIATRIC ENDOSCOPIC AIRWAY SURGERY – AN EVOLUTION”

Mike Rutter is a Pediatric airway surgeon from New Zealand, currently based in the USA, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Hospital titles and activities

  • Professor of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
  • Chief of Paediatric Otolaryngology – Head &Neck Surgery Department
  • Armand Trousseau Sick Children’s Hospital – Paris 1987 – 2013
  • Necker-Sick Children’s Hospital – Paris 2013 – 2016
  • President of the ENT National College 2007-2012
  • President of the Medical board of Paris University Hospitals 2016 – 2019

Member of Scientific Societies

  • French Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
    • President 2018-2019
  • Founder with Pr Triglia of the French Association of Pediatric Otolaryngology in 1992
  • American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology.
    • International Member 1996 >
  • American broncho-oesophagological association.
    • International Member since 2001
  • European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
    • President 2006-2010

Honors and Awards

  • Officier de la Légion d’Honneur 2011

Research

  • Research on pediatric surgery: Institut IMAGINE
  • Reference National and European Center of Rare ENT Malformations (department has been labeled National Reference Center for ENT Malformations by the French ministry of Health. The missions of this center include the management of nationwide databases and the supervision of large-scale studies focusing on rare ENT diseases and malformations), specially in Laryngotracheal malformations
  • Reference National Center of Rare Diseases: GENETICS AND HEARING LOSS – Collaboration with PASTEUR  Research Institute in Genetic
  • 272 Publications referenced in Pubmed

Pediatric Otolaryngologist – Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre

Associate Professor – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Post-Graduation Course in Pediatrics – PPGSCA)

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Soham Roy, MD, FACS, FAAP, is a tenured Professor of Otolaryngology, Vice Chairman of the University of Texas at Houston Department of Otorhinolaryngology and the Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology for the University of Texas and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. He also serves as an Assistant Dean of the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas – Houston. He has received multiple awards for teaching, clinical care and original scientific research. Dr. Roy is the international surgical expert in Operating Room Fires and is a physician leader with the FDA and Joint Commission committees on prevention of surgical fires.

Hebert H. Thorp and Julian T. Mann Distinguished Professor

Chief, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Surgical Director, North Carolina Children’s Airway Center

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and Pediatrics

17:45-17:55 Thank you & Flavour of Marseille

David has been a pioneer in paediatric (children’s) ENT in the UK for many years. He trained at Great Ormond St Hospital, London and in Cincinnati, USA with Dr Robin Cotton

He was the first ENT surgeon in the UK to specialise exclusively in children and has been involved in many pioneering developments in airway, tonsil and adenoid surgery

He is currently Senior ENT Surgeon at Great Ormond Street, London

He has served as President of the Royal Society of Medicine (laryngology) and was also President of the British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology.

He is currently the Chairman of the Scientific Committee for the European Society for Paediatric Otolaryngology.

Vincent Couloigner is a Paediatric ENT surgeon in Necker’s Hospital in Paris.

His areas of expertise in pediatric ENT mainly concern head and neck tumors and malformations, obstructive sleep apnea, skull base surgery and robotic surgery.

He is the general secretary of the French Oto-rhino-laryngological Society (SFORL) and is the head of the ESPO Education &Training Committee.

Jean Michel TRIGLIA, 66, was graduated as Doctor in Medicine in 1984. His scientific education was trained at the Marseille Medical School, Aix-Marseille University and was supplemented by several other pediatric trainings outside Marseille (London, Boston, New York, Cincinnati and Toronto).

He became professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in 1991 and currently is an exceptional class professor and belongs to the French College of Otolaryngology and the French Council of the Universities. He is member of several French and international societies

Among his local responsibilities, he was vice-president of the scientific council of the Marseille Medical School for 9 years, and president of the Scientific Research Committee of the Marseille University Hospitals for 6 years, head of the Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Department and the chairman of medical and surgical Pediatric Departments at La Timone University Hospital

His clinical and research interests are mainly the management of airway diseases in children. As the Director of the Speech and Hearing Disorders Clinical Research Laboratory, he has special interests in virtual laryngotracheal endoscopy, modeling of the newborn larynx with aerodynamical experimental data and new approaches of surgical management of laryngotracheal stenosis and large malformations of head and neck. Other fields of clinical interest include ears problems, specially middle ear and cochlear implants as one of the French referent consultants in this field.

He published 313 articles in peer-reviewed journals and book’s chapters, presented more than 400 papers and posters at French and international scientific meetings.

He will be the chairman of the next ESPO Meeting in Marseille from 6-9 November 2021

18:00-18:35 Surgical Video Session/E-Film Contest by Young ESPO & Discussion

 

Vincent Couloigner is a Paediatric ENT surgeon in Necker’s Hospital in Paris.

His areas of expertise in pediatric ENT mainly concern head and neck tumors and malformations, obstructive sleep apnea, skull base surgery and robotic surgery.

He is the general secretary of the French Oto-rhino-laryngological Society (SFORL) and is the head of the ESPO Education &Training Committee.

Paediatric ENT at Necker Hospital in Paris, focus on otology. Research on the vestibular system.