Kilkenny Convention centre, Lyrath Estate Hotel, Dublin Road, Lyrath, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.
Wilde Discourser:
Prof. Johannes Zenk from Augsburg, Germany.
Keynote Speaker:
Haytham Kubba from Glasgow, Scotland.
Pre-conference Golf:
Gowran Park on Thursday 10th at 12 noon

Dear Colleagues,

The 60 th annual conference of the Irish Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Society will take place at the Kilkenny Convention Centre, Lyrath Estate Hotel, Dublin Road, Lyrath, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, on 11 and 12 October 2019.

A fantastic program is lined up, with Professor Johannes Zenk from Augsburg, Germany, as our Wilde Discourser, and Mr. Haytham Kubba from Glasgow, Scotland, as our Keynote Speaker. Pre- conference golf has been arranged at Gowran Park on Thursday 10th at 12 noon.

We will have a Trade Fair, with exhibitors from Ireland, UK and Europe traveling to the event to display their products (enquiries to: ). The program will contain panel discussions, along with several free paper sessions.

Please contact the hotel to book your accommodation at the earliest. Please quote the conference when making your arrangements with the hotel (a special rate has been agreed).

Do remember that the last date for submission of abstracts is Friday 30 th August. Please visit our website ( ) in due course for enquiries regarding registration and/or abstract submission. All abstract entries will be automatically acknowledged. If you do not receive an immediate response, please contact

We look forward to seeing you in Kilkenny. If you have any queries, please do contact us - we promise a speedy reply!

(for the Organising Committee)
Professor Rory McConn Walsh

Consultant ENT Surgeon
Beaumont Hospital, P.O. Box 1297, Beaumont Road
Dublin 9, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 4022188

RCSI professor receives prestigious otolaryngology award

On 10 May, RCSI Professor Laura Viani has received the prestigious Philip Stell Memorial Award.

The award, presented to Professor Viani by the North of England Otolaryngology Society and ENT Scotland, is made in the memory of Philip Stell, one of the leading figures in head and neck surgery worldwide.

Professor Laura Viani, a pioneer in the field of cochlear implantation and neurotology, started the National Cochlear Implant Programme at Beaumont Hospital in 1995. Since then, the programme has become a full-fledged clinical department at the hospital, carrying out more than 200 cochlear implants every year.

Professor Viani is an Honorary Associate Professor of Surgery in RCSI and an Honorary Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin. Professor Viani worked with Philip Stell as a registrar in Liverpool.

Launch of the Model of Care Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery: a model of care for Ireland”

At the launch (from left to right):
President of RCSI Mr Ken Mealy, Co-Lead of the National Clinical Programme in Surgery (NCPS), Professor John Hyland, Co-Lead of the National Clinical Programme in Surgery (NCPS), Professor Deborah McNamara, Professor Michael Walsh ENT Clinical to the NCPS (MOC Author), Ms Camilla Carroll ENT Consultant, National Lead for Primary Care ENT Education and Ms Laura Viani ENT Consultant

Mr Martin Donnelly, ENT Consultant ENT & ENT Trainer for Primary Care ENT Education, Professor Nash Patil, ENT Consultant & ENT Trainer for Primary Care ENT Education, Professor Michael Walsh, Mr Ken Mealy, President RCSI, Dr Vida Hamilton, NCAGL Acute Hospitals HSE, Professor John Hyland, Co-Lead of the National Clinical Programme in Surgery (NCPS), Professor Rory McConn Walsh ENT Consultant

To register for this event visit:

CEORL-HNS 2019 Early Registration Deadline on March 6

The Early Registration Deadline for the 2019 Congress of European ORL-HNS
is on March 25
. You can save yourselves a lot of money by booking your attendance before the deadline. Attendance is especially good value for your young colleagues (below 35 years of age). We’ve put together an exciting program in a magical city that you wouldn’t want to miss.

You can register here:

There is also a group discount (buy 10 registrations, get the 11th free) in case you are part of a larger crowd from your region or institution.

Irish Otolaryngology Training Programme RCSI

A series of training videos developed by Ms Mona Thronton brought to you by the Irish Institute of Otorhinolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

View the entire series HERE