The death has occured of Dr. Thomas Joseph Peter McDonald.
Dr. McDonald was chair of Mayo Clinic’s Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery from 1990-2003 and Vice Chairman of Mayo Clinic’s Board of Governors.
A previous Wilde Discourser (2003), Thomas attended many IOS meetings.
He died at his home surrounded by his loving wife and family on Tuesday, September 10.
He will be sadly missed.

Kilkenny Convention centre, Lyrath Estate Hotel, Dublin Road, Lyrath, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.
Wilde Discourser:
Prof. Johannes Zenk from Augsburg, Germany.
Keynote Speakers:
Haytham Kubba from Glasgow, Scotland,
Victoria Ward, Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist at the Mid Yorks NHS Trust, England
Pre-conference Golf:
Gowran Park on Thursday 10th at 12 noon

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that arrangements for the forthcoming 60th Annual IOS Conference on 11th and 12th October at the Lyrath Estate Convention Centre, Kilkenny, are proceeding well.

The committee has organised a vibrant Trade Fair, and we have a stellar Guest Faculty. We are expecting delegates, both medical and others, from far and wide, and are sure our program will be of interest to all.

We would like to urge you to make your bookings at the venue hotel - there are very few rooms left! A special conference rate has been organised for participants. So also we have received a number of interesting abstracts, and are in the process of informing all submitters of the outcome.

Delegates and their partners may avail of several attractive social activities. Please ask the hotel for options in and around the area.

This year’s wine reception is being sponsored by Bonavox, with the Wilde Discourse thereafter from 7:30 - 8:15pm, followed by the Gala Dinner.

We look forward to welcoming you in Kilkenny!

Yours sincerely,

Mr. Nash Patil

Professor Rory McConn Walsh
Otolaryngology H&N Surgery

CPL World Class Talent Award

We are pleased to inform you that our colleague Professor Laura Viani was recently felicitated with a CPL World Class Talent Award

NCHD Project of the Year

Emergency - Safe Simulation Bootcamp for Novice Surgical Trainees
Ms Camilla Carroll
Surgeon Educator RCSI

Irish Healthcare Centre Awards Winner

Congratulations to Dr. Seamus Boyle (SpR), who received recognition for his surfer's ear project in the 'Social Media Category' at the recent Irish Healthcare Centre Awards Ceremony in Dublin on 27 September.

Countdown to IOS 2019

CPD Points

We have been granted 10.5 (ten point five) points by RCSI

CEORL-HNS Dublin 2023

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to inform you that the 2023 CEORL-HNS conference will be held in Dublin! The Institute looks forward to supporting John Russell for this fantastic event.

Nash Patil

Ethical Medtech Compliance

To whom it may concern, 

We are pleased to inform you that based on our assessment, we have determined that the event: Annual IOS conference starting on 12-10-2019 in Kilkenny, Ireland is: COMPLIANT.  

This decision will now be posted on

Marcella PAVONE
Compliance Officer

Congratulations to Professor Ivan J. Keogh (Consultant Otolaryngologist Head & Neck Surgeon / University College Hospital Galway & Head / Discipline of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, School of Medicine, NUI Galway), who was invited as faculty for the World Congress on Endoscopic Ear Surgery held in Boston in June.
Professor Keogh has been involved with the Massachusetts Eye and Ear / Harvard Fellowship over the last several years, and has an interest in endoscopic ear surgery.

Silver Scalpel Award Recipient

Congratulations to Prof. James Paul O’Neill, who received this year's Silver Scalpel Award from the Irish Surgical Training Group, RCSI, on 22 June.

CEORL-HNS meeting, Brussels, June 2019

Virtual Reality Simulation Session. (L-R) Prof Oscar Traynor, Prof Rory McConn Walsh, Prof Ulrik Petersen, Prof Aysenur Meric.