Otology is a subspecialty of otolaryngology which focuses on the diseases of the ear and its connecting structures. Neurotology or neuro-otology is a branch of clinical medicine which studies and treats neurological disorders of the ear, and is closely related to otology, and also draws on the fields of neurology and neurosurgery. This session is designed in order to discuss the latest technology and techniques, including microsurgery, reconstructive surgery and implantable hearing devices.

  • New advances in hearing restoration
  • Other CNS caused disorders
  • Vestibular schwannoma
  • Superior canal dehiscence
  • Migraine–associated dizziness
  • Vestibular neuritis
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Vertigo

Rhinology and sinus surgery is a subspecialty of Otorhinolaryngology that manages nasal and sinus problems such as allergies, nasal obstruction, and sinusitis. The treatments in the department of Rhinology are tumors of the sinuses or anterior skull base, nasal polyps, rhinoplasty and septoplasty. Rhinology & Sinus surgery session offers to gain knowledge in the development of surgical devices and procedures to treat nose and sinus problems.

  • Endoscopic transnasal transsphenoidal surgery
  • Nasal polyps
  • Septoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery

Laryngology is a subspecialty of ENT (Otolaryngology) that deals with problems and injuries of the larynx, often called the voice box. This session deals with the latest advancements, diagnostic approaches, factors causing the larynx disorders and therapeutical approaches in the treatment of larynx disorders.

  • DysphagiaLaryngeal Stenosis
  • Laryngeal papillomatosis
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Vocal cord hemorrhage
  • Vocal cord polyps
  • Vocal cord nodules
  • Laryngitis

Rhinitis and sinusitis are among the most common medical conditions and are frequently associated with each other. Both rhinitis and sinusitis can significantly decrease quality of life, provoke comorbid conditions, and require significant direct medical expenditures. Both conditions also create even greater indirect costs to society by causing lost work and school days and reduced workplace productivity and school learning. The session "Rhinitis and Sinusitis" is to discuss topics such as differential diagnosis, differential considerations, pathophysiology, physical findings and treatments.

  • Therapeutical and surgical treatments
  • Ethmoidal & sphenoidal sinusitis
  • Maxillary and frontal sinusitis
  • Subacute sinusitis
  • Acute & chronic sinusitis
  • Chronic atrophic rhinitis
  • Rhinitis medicamentosa
  • Allergic & nonallaergic rhinitis

Head and Neck Surgery is a dynamic new approach that allows surgeons to remove cancers of head and neck with the use of specialized endoscopes and cameras without external incisions and usually with little or no change in speech, appearance, and swallowing function. The goals of the head and neck surgery are to develop innovative therapies, translational research, and to minimize the risks and recovery time.

  • Airway management
  • Surgical equipments used in Otorhinolaryngology
  • Otitis media
  • Endoscopic skull base tumor surgery
  • Endoscopic thyroid surgery
  • Throat cancer
  • Transoral robotic and laser surgeries
  • Myringotomy
  • Cholesteatoma, Mastoidectomy and Tympanoplasty
  • Endoscopic head and neck surgery

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat people with communication disorders. The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology deals with the identification, measurement, and study of hearing and hearing impairments and with the treatment of persons with hearing disorders, diagnosis & treatment of individuals with speech, language, voice, literacy and fluency disorders.

  • Aphasia
  • Dysarthria
  • Phonological disorders
  • Balance and dizziness
  • Hearing and hearing aids
  • Tinnitus
  • Cochlear Implants

Inflammatory diseases of the middle ear include a broad range of pathological conditions, including acute otitis media (AOM; suppurative or nonsuppurative), bullous myringitis, granular myringitis, eosinophilic otitis media, and chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM), with or without cholesteatoma. Ear, nose and throat problems can be caused by a number of different factors. The ear, nose and throat are interconnected so the problems in one area can often affect the other.

  • Care seeking practices for ear infections
  • ENT infections and antibiotic resistance
  • Aspects of prevention

Pediatric Otolaryngology deals with the illnesses of Ear, Nose, and Throat in children. Some children with ENT diseases need special care because of complicating medical conditions, such as asthma, heart disease, or developmental disorders and hence pediatric otolaryngology can be considered as a subspecialty of otolaryngology.

  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Allergic and nonallergic rhinitis
  • Pediatric rhinology
  • Stridor in children
  • Pediatric head & neck surgery
  • Ankyloglossia
  • Pediatric otoplasty
  • Pediatric tonsillectomy

Facial plastic surgery is a broad field of otolaryngology surgery that involves reconstructive and cosmetic techniques in addition to the use of biomaterials, lasers, and other adjunct materials to improve outcomes. The scope of facial plastic surgery includes rhinoplasty, browlifts, blepharoplasty, facelifts, microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck, craniomaxillofacial trauma reconstruction, and correction of defects in the face after skin cancer resection.

  • Otoplasty
  • Facial Implants
  • Liposuction
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cosmetic facial plastic surgery
  • Reconstructive plastic surgery

Otorhinolaryngology or ENT (ear, nose and throat) diseases is a medical field specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with symptoms, diseases or injuries in the ears, nose, paranasal sinuses, mouth, pharynx, larynx or neck. Current research in Otorhinolaryngology is focused to improve treatments and outcomes for people with conditions of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck.

  • Facial nerve disorders
  • Pharyngeal diseases
  • Ear diseases
  • Ciliary motility disorders
  • Vestibular disorders
  • Auditory processing disorder
  • Sleep apnea

Head and neck cancer affects critical functions such as speaking, swallowing and eating, as well as physical appearance. Head and neck cancer is an umbrella term that includes a broad array of tumors which may arise in this anatomically diverse region of the human body. The session head and neck cancer is to discuss the diagnosis, risk factors, case reports and latest treatment procedures to treat the cancers of head and neck.

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Oral cancer
  • Tonsil cancer
  • Nose cancer
  • Recurrent head and neck cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer
  • Thyroid and parathyroid cancer
  • Nasopharynx cancer
  • Vocal cord cancer
  • Otorhinolaryngologic Neoplasms

The main aim of this scientific session is to discuss the latest advancements in the diagnosis of the disorders/defects and diseases associated with the head, neck, mouth, ear, nose and throat.

  • Pathophysiology
  • Advanced diagnosis in otorhinolaryngology
  • Needle biopsy
  • Rinne test
  • Radiology
  • Endoscopic diagnosis

The preoperative and postoperative complications in the surgeries of ear, nose, throat, head and neck can be managed by anesthesia and pain relievers. Anesthetic management in ENT procedures, including adenotonsillectomy, oesophagoscopy, and middle ear surgery will be discussed along with their complications and preoperative aspects to be considered.

  • Anesthetic challenges in otorhinolaryngologic procedures
  • Anesthesia in thoracic surgery
  • Anesthesia in pediatric otolaryngology
  • Preoperative assessments

General ENT (ear, nose, and throat) or otolaryngology treats all infections and disorders related to the head and neck, including hearing, balance, sinus, nose, larynx, oral cavity, sleep, allergy, and tumors. General otolaryngologists treat conditions like infections involving the ears, nose, throat, sinuses, and skin of the head and neck. Also, congenital, inflammatory, and other problems, such as loss of hearing, dizziness, changes in taste or smell, or swallowing and voice problems, sinus disease with medical treatment.

  • Bacterial infections
  • Ear infections
  • Dizziness
  • Nose bleeds
  • General medicine
Allergy & Immunology
Phoniatrics is the medical field for communication disorders, concerned with functions and diseases of voice, speech, language, hearing, and swallowing. In practice, Phoniatrics is a multidisciplinary discipline combining information from medical and non-medical sciences. This session is designed to provide information to the public on phoniatric issues and applications of evidence-based treatment.