The Fifty Ninth Annual Meeting of the Irish Otorhinolaryngology / Head and Neck Society
The Fifty Ninth Annual Meeting of the Irish Otorhinolaryngology / Head and Neck Society will be held in the unique setting of the Galgorm resort in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, thirty minutes north of Belfast.
We are delighted to welcome the 2018 Wilde discourser Blake Papsin from Canada, Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Toronto and the Otolaryngologist-in- Chief at The Hospital for Sick Children where he has been a full-time consultant since July 1996 and led the Cochlear Implant Program. Dr Papsin has published over 220 peer-reviewed journal articles, 47 book chapters and has spoken widely on the subject of surgical rehabilitation of hearing loss.
The IOS annual meeting is a forum for specialist registrar presentations, consultant round table discussions and invited speakers, which this year includes Ben Hartley, Otolaryngologist from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
Abstract submissions and meeting registration are encouraged through the IOS webpage link below which includes details of a social programme with optional tour of the North Antrim coast on Friday for significant others. The black tie gala dinner on Friday night will be located in the Great Hall at Galgorm immediately after the Wilde discourse and is a ticketed event only. We are hoping to take credit card payments on arrival for conference fees and dinner tickets.
Please buy your dinner ticket with your conference registration. Hotel room reservations at conference rate are encouraged through the www.galgorm.com webpage. Cottages and cabins are held on our behalf and may be of interest to groups of trainees; the agreed prices are listed below:
- 3 x Fisherman Cottages @ £140.00 per cottage per night (sleeps 2 per cottage – can be set up either as twin room or double). Link
- 2 x Riverside Log Cabins @ £360.00 per cabin per night (sleeps either 4 or 8 guests – can be 4 double beds for single occupancy or 4 double beds for shared occupancy. Please note these beds cannot be made into twins) Link
From Belfast (30-40 Minutes) Take M2. Take the turnoff for A26 to Ballymena. Travel along the A26 for approximately 5 miles. Take turnoff on the left sign posted for County Hall. Continue straight ahead at the 3 mini roundabouts. At the end of the road, just past the County Hall keep left at the 2 mini roundabouts. At the next roundabout take the third off (Fenaghy Road) Galgorm Resort & Spa is approximately 2 miles along the left.
By trainThere are two train stations nearby; Ballymena/Cullybackey.
Cullybackey station is 3-minute car journey away.
Ballymena station is an 11-minute car journey