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Congratulations to Dr. F. Gigi Osler, the 2017 CMA President-elect Nominee

The Society would like to extend its congratulations Dr. Gigi Osler on her selection by the members of Doctors Manitoba to be the nominee as president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). Voting took place from February 1 to 22.  Pending confirmation of the nomination by General Council in August, Dr. Osler will serve as president-elect until August 2018, where she will then become CMA President.

“Now more than ever, we need a healthy and unified voice for Canadian doctors,” explains Dr. Osler in one of her videos. “Think of it this way – what do you need and want from the CMA? And, more importantly, how can we better engage with you?”

To add to the honours, Dr. Osler is the recipient of this year’s Health or Safety Promotion Award from Doctors Manitoba.  This is an award given to an individual for their contribution toward improving and promoting the health or safety of Manitobans specifically or humanity in general.

A graduate from the University of Manitoba, Dr. Osler has been practicing in Winnipeg since 1998. She is currently Head of the Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at St. Boniface Hospital and is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Osler’s work is not limited to Canada; she has spent time educating physicians and nurses in Vietnam as part of the Canadians Helping Kids in Vietnam initiative, and has also volunteered in Africa to help train other surgeons.

Throughout her campaign, Dr. Osler promised to address physician health, ensure work-life balance and promote leadership development for all physicians. Excellence in medicine runs throughout her family, as Dr. Osler is the great-great-great niece in law of Sir William Osler, one of Canada’s most famous physicians and former CMA President.

Order of Ontario Awarded to Dr. A. Peter Adamson

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Adamson who has been named to the Order of Ontario.  He is being recognized for his work in leading teams of plastic surgeons on medical missions through his Face the Future Foundation.

The Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell will present the honour during an investiture ceremony at Queen’s Park in June 2017.

Former Lieutenant Governor Lincoln Alexander established the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest official honour, in 1986. Over the past 29 years the Order of Ontario has recognized individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in any field benefiting the people of Ontario or abroad.

COHNS Fund Lab Coats

Once again we are taking orders for personalized lab coats. These white, Canadian-made coats include the Society logo with the words “Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery” OR “ORL – Chirurgie cervico-faciale” embroidered over the left pocket. They can be personalized with your name and subspecialty title.

For every coat sold the COHNS Fund makes approximately $25.00. All NET proceeds will go to the Canadian Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Fund.

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2017 Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, SK

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2017 Membership Dues

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Top 10 Reasons to be a Member of the Society

  • It is the right thing to do!
  • Attend the Annual Scientific Meeting at a reduced rate.
  • Waive the publication fee for accepted articles to the Journal of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (worth $1750 USD).
  • Access on-line resources including CPD online courses with credit – COMING SOON.
  • Advocate for your patients as part of a national body in your scope of practice.
  • Collaborate with your colleagues from coast to coast to coast.
  • Enhance your credibility by belonging to your National Society.
  • Socialize with your peers in all disciplines of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Access or assist in developing professional standards and guidelines for our profession.

IFOS World Congress Bid

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The Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has submitted a bid for IFOS to come to Vancouver in 2021. Other bid submissions were received from Argentina, Morocco, Japan and Dubai.

I was hoping you would help lobby the national societies who are members of IFOS to vote for Vancouver at IFOS Paris in 2017. Each member society in good standing gets one vote. The member societies can be found at IFOS member countries .

If you are giving talks at OHNS meetings, attached is a slide  that can be added to your presentation to promote our bid. Additionally, I hope you will reach out to colleagues and former fellows in member countries to help lobby for us.

If successful, we promise to make it an exceptional experience both educationally and socially.

Brian D. Westerberg, MD
Head, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, PHC Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, UBC Otology & Neurotology B.C. Rotary Hearing and Balance Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital
1081 Burrard St., Vancouver, B.C. CANADA V6Z 1Y6
Phone: 604-806-8540; Fax: 604-806-8777

Global Health Committee

CHAIR – Dr. Gigi Osler, Winnipeg, MB
Review the latest reports from the Uganda and Canada-Guyana missions.

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Employment Opportunities


The Toronto Head and Neck Clinic is seeking both full-time and part-time otolaryngologists to work at this busy practice.  Read More


The Division of Oto-rhino-laryngology is looking for an academic otologist/neurotologist.  Read More


Locum position for a general otolaryngologist at Eagle Ridge Hospital, Port Moody, BC, includes admitting / operating privileges and OR time. Read More


Stanton Territorial Health Authority is looking for an otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon.  Read More

The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto, is seeking to recruit a full-time Head and Neck Ongologist & Reconstructive Surgeon to a position at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre.  Read More


The Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is seeking applicants who wish to pursue an academic career in general otolaryngology at Dalhousie University. Read More


The position of Voice Research Scientist (1.0 FTE) is a new role supported by the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital joint Nicole Muzzo Voice Research Chair in voice disorders. Read More  / To Apply


The Prince Albert Parkland Health Region is seeking a permanent full-time Otolaryngologist.
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The Department of Surgery at the Timmins and District Hospital located in Northeastern Ontario is inviting applications for a second full-time Otolaryngologist. Read More.


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