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There will be over nine (9) hours of educational programming each day. The full education and professionally developed program is focused on all facets of ENT surgery with the objective of providing the best possible outcomes for patients.

A typical forum program day will start with breakfast sessions followed by keynote presentations, panel sessions, free paper presentations, case studies and cutting-edge technique presentations and interactive workshops each day.

Please note: Flights from Australia and New Zealand arrive in Fiji mid/late afternoon. Accordingly you need to make travel and accommodation bookings for the day before the opening of the conference.

RACS CPD Program

This educational activity has been approved in the RACS CPD Program.

RACS Fellows, Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) and surgeons participating in the RACS CPD Program can claim one point per hour in Educational Activities.

Participation in this activity will be entered into your RACS CPD which can be accessed through ehub.

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Wednesday 16th August, 2023



7:00am - 8:00am

Breakfast Session 4

Free Papers

Moderator: Rujuta Cameron
Room: Denarau Island Convention Centre

Ameloblastoma in Fiji
Semesa Matanaicake (10 mins)

Head and Neck Cancers in Fiji
Semesa Matanaicake (10 mins)

Assessment of Quality of Life Questionnaires in Patients with Salivary Gland Disorders
Saskia Boogaard (10 mins)

A Surgical Landmark for Locating the Posterior Belly of the Digastric Muscle
Saskia Boogaard (10 mins)

Breakfast Session 5

Paediatric Benign Salivary Disease

Moderator: Eric Levi
Room: Gardenia Ballroom

Panel Presentation (60 mins)

Ed Toll
Haytham Kubba
Liane Johnson
Hannah Burns

Breakfast Session 6

Free Papers

Moderator: Kumanan Selvarajah
Room: Orchid Ballroom

Deep Interarytenoid Notch Management: A Narrative Review
Charmaine Chooi (10 mins)

Secondary Post-Tonsillectomy Bleed: Is Routine Hospital Admission Appropriate? - A Retrospective Review
Max Lee (10 mins)

Incidence and Implication of H. Pylori Infection in Reinke's Edema
Karuna Dewan (10 mins)

Risk Factors for Critical Care from Routine Upper Airway Surgery in Otolaryngology
Chetan Lodhia (10 mins)

8:00am - 10:00am

Concurrent Session 7

Otology Update

Moderator: Rebecca Garland
Room: Denarau Island Convention Centre

Vestibular Update
Justine Bradley (20 mins)

Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome - Diagnosis and Management From Over 100 Surgical Cases
Shakeel Saeed (20 mins)

Supported by

Microbiome of CSOM
Michel Neeff (20 mins)

What I Should Have Learned in my Decades-Long Struggle with Cholesteatoma
Phil Bird (20 mins)

Cognition, Depression and Anxiety in Cochlear Implant Recipients: A Feasibility Study of Screening at an Established Cochlear Implant Program
Fenella Shelton (20 mins)

Topical Antibiotic-Induced Otomycosis: A Systematic Review of Aetiology and Risk Factors
Isabella Ludbrook (20 mins)

Concurrent Session 8

Sinonasal Tumours

Moderator: Raymond Kim
Room: Gardenia Ballroom

Inverted Papilloma: Updates
Dana Crosby (15 mins)

Orbital Apex Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Kelvin Yong Jie Lim (7 mins)

Sinonasal Tumors and The ICAR Statement
Edward Kuan (15 mins)

Sinonasal Malignancy Management and Challenging Cases
Sammy Khalili (15 mins)

Management of Major Vascular Injury in Skull Base Surgery
Alkis Psaltis (15 mins)

Panel Presentation (50 mins)
Neo-Adjuvant Therapy vs Upfront Surgery: What are the Deciding Factors?

Moderator: Edward Kuan
Edward Kuan
Sammy Khalili
Rakesh Chandra
Raymond Kim

Concurrent Session 9

Paediatric Airway

Moderator: Kath Baguley and Shyan Vijayasekaran
Room: Orchid Ballroom

Sustainable Concepts in Managing Laryngomalacia
Gresham Richter (15 mins)

Hi-Flow Oxygenation for Pediatric Airway Surgery
Susan Humphreys (15 mins)

Airway Experience in Singapore
Annabelle Sok Yan Tay - Virtual (10 mins)

Bronchial Reconstruction and Stenting for Acquired Stenosis
Karthik Balakrishnan (10 mins)

Exercise Induced Laryngeal Obstruction
Kaalan Johnson (10 mins)

Inhaled Foreign Bodies in Children: A Further 10 Years Experience
Jae Hyun Jeong (10 mins)

A Simple Airway Plan in a Pre-Term Labour Scenario, Prior to a Planned EXIT Procedure - How I do it
Sheneen Meghji (10 mins)

Paediatric Tracheostomy
Ozan Gökler (10 mins)

10:00am - 10:30am

Morning Tea and Exhibition

10:30am - 12:00pm

Concurrent Session 10

New Therapies in Head and Neck

Moderator: Stuart Burrows
Room: Denarau Island Convention Centre

Liquid Biopsy in Head and Neck Cancer
Iain Nixon (20 mins)

Supported by

Syphilis of the Head and Neck
Veronika Van Dijck (10 mins)

Dying with Dignity - Supportive Care for Palliative Head and Neck Patients
Rachel Care (10 mins)

Innoforce as a Basis for your MDM: What Do You Need?
Richard Douglas (10 mins)

Staging and Management of Cutaneous Melanoma of the Head and Neck in a Regional Multidisciplinary Unit
Tom Napier (10 mins)

Panel Presentation (30 mins)

Iain Nixon
Rachel Care
Veronika Van Dijck

Concurrent Session 11

Topical Therapies in Rhinology: Beyond Corticosteroid Irrigations

Moderator: Campbell Baguley
Room: Gardenia Ballroom

Complementary Therapies in Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Ankit Ajmera (7 mins)

Phage Therapy in Rhinology
Alkis Psaltis (10 mins)

Polymyxin B and Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid Act Synergistically Against Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and Staphylococcus Aureus
Sam Hale (7 mins)

Beyond Saline Nasal Irrigations
Raymond Kim (10 mins)

Panel Presentation (50 mins)
Frontal Sinus Surgery: How Much Is Enough and Do Biologics Change The Approach?

Moderator: Larry Kalish
Rakesh Chandra
Alkis Psaltis
Catherine Banks
Campbell Baguley
Dana Crosby

Concurrent Session 12

Paediatric Sleep

Moderator: Niall Jefferson and Hayley Herbert
Room: Orchid Ballroom

PATS Study Update
Stacey Ishman (15 mins)

Respiratory Complications of Adenotonsillectomy
Ed Toll (10 mins)

Intracapsular Versus Extracapsular Tonsillectomy
Clare Richardson (10 mins)

Panel Presentation (45 mins)
Paediatric Sleep Cases

Stacey Ishman
Ed Toll
Haytham Kubba
Stuart Mackay
Clare Richardson

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch and Exhibition

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Concurrent Session 13

Rural and Pacific General ENT

Moderator: Alice Stringer
Room: Denarau Island Convention Centre

Taking it to the Streets: Reimagining the ENT Van
Richard Douglas (20 mins)

Rhinology for the Generalist
Campbell Baguley (20 mins)

Head and Neck Surgery for the Generalist
Cathy Ferguson (20 mins)

Otology for the Generalist
Paul Joice (20 mins)

Dizziness for the Generalist
Juliet Meldrum (20 mins)

Sleep Surgery for the Generalist
Tucker Woodson (20 mins)

Supported by

Rural and Regional Victoria and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Emergency Department
Sophia Ma (5 mins)

Concurrent Session 14

Combined ANZSPO / ANZRS Rhinology Session

Paediatric Rhinology

Moderator: Raymond Kim and Catherine Banks
Room: Gardenia Ballroom

Paediatric Allergy
Terri Brown-Whitehorn (15 mins)

The Musculoskeletal Consequences of Mouth Breathing
Raewyn Campbell (12 mins)

Paediatric Inferior Turbinate Surgery
Larry Kalish (12 mins)

Management of Acute Invasive Fungal Sinusitis in the Paediatric Population
Catherine Banks (12 mins)


The Septum and Nasal Airway

Moderator: Raewyn Campbell

Open or Closed Approach to the Caudal Septal Deviation?
Larry Kalish (15 mins)

Optimistation of Peri-Operative Care in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Andrew Wood (15 mins)

Septoplasty Controversies
Is it The Deviated Septum or an Incompetent Valve Causing The Internal Nasal Valve Collapse?
Rakesh Chandra (15 mins)

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Plenary Session 4

Moderator: Julian White
Room: Denarau Island Convention Centre

Keynote Speaker - Evolution of Evaluation to Correct and Not Predict Sleep Surgery
Tucker Woodson (20 mins)

Supported by

How Research Has Influenced My Clinical Practice
Richard Douglas (20 mins)

Keynote Speaker - Vestibular Schwannoma Management in The 21st Century
Shakeel Saeed (20 mins)

Supported by

Paediatric ENT - Pushing the Envelope
Mike Rutter (20 mins)

Invitation to NZSOHNS 2024
Julian White (5 mins)

Awards and Conference Close
Shyan Vijayasekaran and Murali Mahadevan (10 mins)


13-16 August 2023
The Denarau Convention Center, Fiji

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