Program sub-committees

Outlined below are the details of the program sub-committees for the ORL-HNS Congress 2023. 

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Main program streams

Head and neck sub-committee lead: Ben Dixon

Julia Crawford
Andrew Foreman
Sam Dowthwaite

Otology sub-committee lead: Rob Briggs

Payal Mukherjee
Chris Que Hee
Claire Iseli
Jean-Marc Gerard

Paediatrics sub-committee lead: Hannah Burns

Julie Agnew
Shyan Vijayasekaran

Rhinology sub-committee lead: Jo Rimmer

Alkis Psaltis
Ray Sacks
Richard Douglas

Other program streams

ENT physicians sub-committee lead: Brian Williams

Facial plastics sub-committee lead: Marty Hanson

George Marcells

Nick Potter
Sarah Pena
Catherine Barnett

Indigenous health/outreach sub-committee lead: Stephen O’Leary

Kelvin Kong
Rachelle Love
Nicki Slee
Bernie Whitfield
Bren Dorman

Laryngology sub-committee lead: Amanda Richards

Theo Athanasiadis
Jacqui Allen

Salivary gland sub-committee lead: Bernie Lyons

Randall Morton
Zahoor Ahmad

Skull base sub-committee lead: James Bowman

Richard Harvey
Raewyn Campbell

Sleep disordered breathing sub-committee lead: Leon Kitipornchai

Rachelle Love
Stuart Mackay
Nathan Hayward

Ben Panizza
Fiona Simpson
Richard Harvey

Thyroid/Parathyroid sub-committee lead: Scott Coman

Sam Flatman
Catherine Sinclair

Vestibular / Neurology sub-committee lead: Payal Mukerherjee

Ross Harrington

Important Dates

Registration open June 2022

Abstracts open June 2022

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Dr Seiji Kakehata

Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine

Seiji Kakehata, M.D., Ph.D.is best known for his work in pioneering endoscopic ear surgery in his home country of Japan and around the world. He servesas Professor and Chair of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Headand Neck Surgery at Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine. He is the Chair of Board of Directors, Japan Otological Society (JOS). In addition, he is a founding board member of the International Working Group on Endoscopic Ear Surgery(IWGEES) and its presidentelectas well as the president of the Pan-Asia Working Group on Endoscopic Ear Surgery (PAWGEES).

Dr. Kakehata’s clinical interests includeminimally invasive endoscopicear surgery, conductive and sensorineural hearing loss,and facial nervepalsy.Dr. Kakehata’s research has focused on cochlear hair cell physiology and hearing regeneration. His funded research includes the study of outer hair cell motility, effects of cholesterol alterationson outer hair cells, regenerationof the facial nerve, and regeneration of auditory nerve fiber growth and synapse formation after ear injury.

Dr. Kakehata organized and held the first courses in endoscopic earsurgery in Asia and has held anannual hands-on course since 2012. He has presented at numerous regionaland national meetings in Japan as well as international meetings and courses especially on the subject of endoscopic ear surgery. He has published approximately 150 articles and book chapters.

Dr Dana Thompson

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

MD, MS, MBA, FACS

Dr. Thompson is the Lauren D. Holinger Professor Chair of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has held faculty positions as premier institutions including the Mayo Clinic and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. In 2011 she achieved the academic rank of Professor, making her the first African American woman professor in the specialty of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in the United States. She brings 23 years of experience as an internationally recognized airway surgeon and leader in aerodigestive medicine. The collective research contributions in laryngomalacia have influenced the surgical and medical management of the disease and she is considered one of the world’s authorities on the topic. She received the prestigious Mosher Award from the Triological Society for excellence in clinical research for her seminal work elucidating the etiology of Laryngomalacia.

Prof Sarah Wise

Emory University School of Medicine

Sarah K. Wise, MD, MSCR is Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the Emory Otolaryngology Residency Program Director, Rhinology Fellowship Director, and Director of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Wise completed medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, residency at Emory University and rhinology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Wise has served on the Board of Directors of the American Rhinologic Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. She will become President of the American Rhinologic Society in September 2022, serving as the Society’s first female president. Her clinical interests include inflammatory rhinology, otolaryngic allergy, relationship of allergy and chronic rhinosinusitis, and cerebrospinal fluid leaks. Dr. Wise lectures nationally and internationally. Her most notable publication is the International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology: Allergic Rhinitis, where she served as first author/primary editor.

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Prof Robert Ferris

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD is Hillman Professor of Oncology and Director of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. He is Associate Vice Chancellor for Cancer Research, and Professor of Otolaryngology, of Immunology, and of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh. As a head and neck surgical oncologist and translational tumor immunologist, his lab is uniquely positioned to investigate mechanisms of anti-tumor immunity in the tumor microenvironment (TME), as well as tumor cell
escape. Dr. Ferris’s NIH-funded laboratory is focused on reversal of immune escape and immunotherapy using monoclonal antibodies and vaccines, leading to the first positive randomized phase III trial of head and cancer immunotherapy. He is Principal Investigator of the Pitt Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant for translational head and neck research and has been continuously NIH R01 funded for >15 years.

Dr. Ferris has an h-index of 96 and his >420 peer-reviewed scientific and clinical publications have garnered >36,000 citations. Dr. Ferris currently serves on the Editorial Boards of JNCI, JCO, Clinical Cancer Research, and Cancer Immunology Research. He is Editor in Chief of Oral Oncology. He is lead investigator of several practice-changing, prospective randomized trials, including Checkmate-141 published in NEJM, which led to the FDA approval of Nivolumab for head and neck cancer, ECOG 3311 (published in JCO in late 2021), testing radiation dose-deintensification after transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for HPV+ oropharynx cancer, as well as ECOG ACRIN 3132, using p53 mutational testing in HPVnegative cancer, to predict response to radiation versus chemoradiation. He recently completed a 6-year term co-chairing  the NCI Steering Committee for Head and Neck Cancer and is currently Vice President of the American Head and Neck Society.

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