ORL 2018
Thursday 18 October
Please note: this programme is subject to change.




Registration and Exhibition Open, Light Breakfast available


Chair: Matthew Leaper

Standards in Otolaryngology

Mr Brian Bingham, President ENT UK, Glasgow, Scotland



Mr Andrew Connolly, Chair, Medical Council of NZ



Dr Cathy Ferguson, Vice-President, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Wellington, NZ

 1010-1030 The Future of Healthcare in NZ

Dr Stephen Child, Chief Medical Officer, Southern Cross Health Society, Auckland, NZ


Morning Tea, Industry Exhibition & Posters     

CONCURRENT 1 - 'Innoforce'                                Coronet Room

                                                                                               Chair: Mel Souter


GPRWMF – Innoforce

Professor William B Coman, Foundation Chair, Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation, Brisbane, Australia


Innoforce and Its Role in Audit

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

1140-1150 – FREE PAPER

Incidence and Survival of Head and Neck Cancer in Northland, New Zealand, Utilising Innoforce’s Module Entstatistics (2011-2017)

Dr Christina Matthews, Non-SET Registrar, Northland DHB, Whangarei, NZ

1150-1200 – FREE PAPER

Quality of Life, Unmet Needs and Psychological Distress in Northland Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Michael Sunderland, Trainee Intern, The University of Auckland, Whangarei, NZ

CONCURRENT 2 – Free Papers                                                              Remarkables

                                                                                                                               Chair: Mike Davison

1100-1110 - FREE PAPER

Paediatric Tracheostomy Decannulation Successes and Failures: Learning from The Starship Hospital Experience

Dr Jane Canning, House Officer, Starship Child Health, Auckland, NZ

1110-1120 - FREE PAPER

The Effect of Medical Treatments on the Bacterial Microbiome in Patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Dr Ravi Jain, Department of Surgery, The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ

1120-1130 - FREE PAPER

Pathogen Reservoir Hypothesis Investigated by Analyses of the Adenotonsillar and Middle Ear Microbiota

Dr James Johnston, PhD Candidate, Department of Surgery, The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ

1130-1140 - FREE PAPER

Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation: A Worthwhile Addition to the Undergraduate Otorhinolaryngology Curriculum?

Tim Hardcastle, Medical Student, Department of Surgery, The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ

1150-1200 - FREE PAPER

The Role of Platelet Function Testing in Post-Operative Tonsillectomy Bleeds as an Early Identifier of Bleeding Disorders

Tobias James, ORL Non-Training Registrar, Canterbury DHB, Christchurch, NZ



Lunch, Industry Exhibition, Poster Presentations                   




Onsen Hot Pools

Golf Tournament

Bike the Wineries



Conference Dinner                                                                                         Skyline, Queenstown