ORL 2018
Friday 19 October
Please note: this preliminary programme is subject to change.


Registration and Exhibition Open, Light Breakfast available 

Coronet Room 
Chair: Dean Ruske


CONCURRENT 1 - Cutaneous Malignancy 


Local Flaps in Facial Reconstruction

Professor Shan R. Baker, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan, USA


Forehead Flap in Nasal Reconstruction

Mr Jamie Ryan, Consultant Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon and Facial Plastic Surgeon, Southern DHB, Dunedin, NZ


Management of Cutaneous Malignancies of the Nasal Alar

Mr Matthew Leaper & Dr Francisco MacArthur, ENT Department, Southern DHB, Dunedin, NZ



0950-1000 FREE PAPER

Variables Influencing Excision Margins of Head and Neck Skin Cancers

Suzy Cheng, Non-SET Registrar, Southern DHB, Dunedin, NZ


Remarkables Room
Chair: Emily Jones


CONCURRENT 2 – Otology


Eustachian Tuboplasty

Mr Colin R.S. Brown, Ear and Hearing Implant Surgeon, Specialist Otolaryngologist, Starship Child Health, Auckland, NZ


1. Hear Now

2. Expanding Indications for Cochlear Implantation

Mr Michel Neeff, Neurotologist/Skull Base Surgeon, Hearing Implant Surgeon; Clinical Director, Starship Child Health, Auckland, NZ

    3. Immunisation and Cochlear Implants

Scott Mitchell, Starship Child Health, Auckland, NZ

0920-0930 FREE PAPER

Paediatric Acute Rhinosinusitis with Orbital and Cranial Complications: Illustrative Cases and Review of Management

Eric Levi, Fellow, Starship Child Health, Auckland, NZ

0930-0940 FREE PAPER

The Safe Use of Transnasal Humidified Rapid-Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange in Laryngeal Surgery

Dr Lucy Huang, Resident Medical Officer, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

0940-0950 FREE PAPER

A Comparison of Speech in Noise Perception for Paediatric Bimodal and Bilateral Cochlear Implant Recipients

Juliet Meldrum, Otology Fellow, Auckland DHB, Auckland, NZ


Morning Tea, Industry Exhibition & Posters                                                               

Chair: Julian White
CONCURRENT 1 - Head and Neck 



Nasal Reconstruction - the Mancunian Perspective

Rebecca FieldOtolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon, Canterbury DHB, Christchurch, NZ


Robotic Surgery Update

Dr Veronika Van Dijck, Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon, Waitemata DHB, Auckland, NZ


The Zurich Experience in Robotic Surgery (TORS)

Professor Gerhard F. Huber, Head & Neck Surgeon, The University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland


Head and Neck Musculoskeletal Examination in Patients with Facial Pain

Mr Jim Bartley, Otolaryngologist, Counties Manukau DHB, Auckland, NZ


Chair: Alice Stringer
CONCURRENT 2 - Rhinology



Updated Classification of the Frontal Recess / Sinuses

Professor Richard Douglas, Rhinologist, Consultant Surgeon, Auckland City Hospital; Professor in Surgery, The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ


Management/Decision Making Epistaxis

Mr Brian Bingham, President ENT UK, Glasgow, Scotland


When To Do a Modified Lothrop - Who Should Do It?

Mr Campbell Baguley, ENT Surgeon, Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley DHBs, Wellington, NZ

1150-1200 -

The Safety, Efficacy and Utility of Same Day Discharge after Sinus and Nasal Surgery

Dr Andrew Wood, Otolaryngologist, Waikato DHB, Hamilton,NZ



Lunch, Industry Exhibition, Poster Presentations                                                        



Chair: Rachel Care



How Can SET Meet NZ's Needs?

Dr Rebecca Garland, Capital & Coast DHB, Wellington, NZ


Trainee Expectations of SET

Rujuta Cameron, Canterbury DHB, Christchurch, NZ


FRACS - for Trainees and Teachers

Mr Scott Stevenson, Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon, Canterbury DHB, Christchurch, NZ


SET Selection – How to Choose the Best Candidate

Mr Philip H. Fisher, President, Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, NSW, Australia


Panel Discussion


Free Paper & Poster Prize Presentation
Conference Close