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2021 Annual Business Meeting (Virtual)
September 19 @ 12:55 p.m. – Agenda
Corresponding Reports and Zoom Link available in the Members Only section of this website. Click on ‘Council & Committees Reports’.
2021 Annual Meeting (Virtual)
We are please to announce the availability of the following courses during the upcoming 75th Annual Meeting:
Aerodigestive Endoscopy (Hands-on / Virtual components)
Sunday, September 19 @ 10:55 EDT
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (Hands-on)
Saturday, September 18 @ 12:45 EDT
For more details and registration please go to the annual meeting section of this website.
Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
We are pleased to announce the 2020 Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s 2-year Impact Factor of 2.441 (IF 2019 1.852). Our new ranking puts us just a hair behind some of the major journals!
Much of the credit for this increase must go to our Associate Editors for their efforts in working with reviewers to accept only higher quality scientific submissions to be published. Even thought we’ve published more than ever before (145 pubs in 2020 vs 75 in 2018), we’ve also been cited far more. By setting a higher bar, the Journal continues to have strong science as its trademark. Sincere thanks the the Associate Editors for their diligent and thoughtful work.
Dr. Doug Chepeha & Dr. Brian Rotenberg
2021 Summer Newsletter
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Upcoming Society Positions (2021 / 2022)
Final Deadline for Nominations: August 20, 2021
Elections on September 19 @ 12:15 p.m. (Annual Meeting)
Nominations are being sought for the following CSOHNS council and committee positions –
- Regional Representatives: Nova Scotia & British Columbia
- Committee Chairs & Representatives: Awards, Bylaws, CMA, CPD/CME, E-Communications, Canadian Fellowship, General Otolaryngology, Physician Resources, Global Health (co-chairs), & Scientific Program
Those interested please send us your CV along with a letter explaining why you would be right for the job. Email, fax or mail to: Dr. F. K. Kozak, Nominating Committee Chair, c/o CSOHNS, 68 Gilkison Street, ELORA, ON N0B 1S0 Fax – (519) 846-0630, Email – [email protected] .
Newsletters - CSOHNS / Other
- NEW Spring/Summer eNews
- Fall / Winter Newsletter 2020/21
- Fall Newsletter 2019
- Spring Newsletter 2019
- Fall Newsletter 2018 (mailed as hardcopy)
- Spring eNews 2018
- Fall Newsletter 2017 (mailed as hardcopy)
- Summer eNews 2017
- Spring eNews 2017
University of Toronto
Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Highlights
We would like to inform you that the CSO has made changes to the coverage of the article publication charge (APC) for the Journal. Members will now be responsible for covering 50% of the APC on original research articles and reviews. The corresponding author will be billed $772 USD by the Society only after the article has been published. This amount takes advantage of the publisher’s 30% discount to the Journal. There will be no subsidy provided for any other type of article published in the Journal. (e.g. case reports)
Changing the coverage of the APC has been taken as a precautionary measure to preserve the remainder of the Journal’s budget for the original research articles and reviews submitted by CSO members.
From an academic perspective, the Journal is healthy due to the quality of academic work and the support of Canadian Otolaryngologists. We continue to rely and benefit from the support of our community. Submissions are projected to exceed 400, up about 10 percent year over year. The Journal is now in the 2nd quartile ranking, with the 5-year Impact Factor of 2.338. The open access format of the Journal has also enabled Canadian authors to showcase their work easily and widely to readers and colleagues around the globe, which in turn has increased citations. This dissemination is also supported by the expansion of different knowledge translation formats such as visual abstracts and increased leveraging of social media.
The CSO appreciates your support and the Editors are available to address any questions.
To read the latest articles go to the Journal section by clicking here.
Reminder to Submitting Authors
If you qualify for the Society’s 50% subsidy on the article processing charge, you MUST get the Institutional Membership code from the office IN ADVANCE and use it during the initial submission process. There is no other reimbursement method available.
Institutional Membership Code
Active members in good standing for 3 years who are either the first or senior author on the work qualify to received the Society’s 50% subsidy on the publishing charges. Please contact Donna Humphrey at the office at [email protected] for the Institutional membership code.
Past Annual Meetings
Past Annual Meetings
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Dr. David R. Goldfarb 1960 – 2021
It is with great regret that we inform you of the passing of Dr. David R. Goldfarb, peacefully at home on June 25, 2021, at the age of 61.
David graduated from medical school in 1985 and completed residency in otolaryngology – head & neck surgery at the University of Toronto in 1991. Shortly after completing his residency, he served as Chief of Otolaryngology at Doctors Hospital from 1994 to 1998. He joined the medical staff at North York General Hospital in 1999 and served as Chief of Otolaryngology for 10 years. During this time, David was very involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. He was a valued member of our community academic faculty. In recognition of his standing in our department, he was recently presented with the Distinguished Alumnus Award, for exceptional commitment and dedication to the practice and teaching of otolaryngology and for professional ethical standards of the highest order.
David’s passions outside of medicine included a love of acting and theatre. He was well known in the local theatre circles for his bravado and falsetto on stage. He will be forever remembered by his patients, colleagues and friends for his kindness, sense of humor and passion for life.
David is survived by his wife Dr. Cindy Goldfarb and their four children, Robbie (Nikki), Jonathan (Leslie), Rachel and Laura.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. David, rest in peace.
Everton A. Gooden, MD, FRCSC Ian J. Witterick MD, MSc, FRCSC
Division Head, Otolaryngology-HNS Professor and Chair
North York General Hospital Department of Otolaryngology–HNS
Assistant Professor, TFoM, University of Toronto TFoM, University of Toronto
Simon was a University of Toronto faculty member at Wellesley Hospital for years and will be remembered by a generation of residents as a gentleman, raconteur and a person of many talents and interests. He was born in Yorkshire England and practiced in England, Hong Kong, Bermuda, Monserrat, Michigan, small towns of Northern Ontario, Toronto and most recently Nova Scotia. His eclectic career included otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, but he had many other “careers” in his journey including soccer, tennis and race car driving. He had a variety of interests in our specialty including head & neck oncology and care of the professional voice. All who worked with him I am sure have a fond “Simon McGrail” story.
Dr. T. David R. Briant, Toronto, ON 1930 – 2021
It is with sadness that I let you know that Dr. David Briant, age 90, died after a lengthy illness.
Dr. Briant was a “surgeon’s surgeon” with vast experience in head & neck oncologic, endocrine, sinonasal, skull base and reconstructive procedures. He helped pioneer many approaches and techniques that we use today.
Dr. Briant graduated from the University of Toronto’s medical school and then did postgraduate training in otolaryngology – head & neck surgery (OHNS). He practiced at several Toronto hospitals before becoming Chief of OHNS at St. Michael’s Hospital in 1972. He was a full professor at the University of Toronto and held senior leadership roles in our department, St. Michael’s Hospital, international head & neck societies and the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery where he was President in 1985.
Dr. Briant will be fondly remembered as a brilliant mentor, skilled surgeon and a wonderful colleague.
Past Notices & Misc. Information
Choosing Wisely Canada – Pediatric Otolaryngology
For more information regarding otolaryngology visit http://choosingwiselycanada.org/otolaryngology/
For general information visit https://choosingwiselycanada.org
World Health Organization
World Report on Hearing
“The World Report on Hearing envisions a world in which no individual experiences hearing loss due to preventable causes, and those with hearing loss can achieve their full potential through rehabilitation, education and empowerment.”
74th Annual Meeting
“Quality and Excellence in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery”
The live portion of the Society’s first virtual Annual Meeting has now come to a close. We are happy to report that feedback has been very positive! We are grateful to the team of people responsible for the success of this event starting with our President Dr. Ian Witterick. Ian dedicated an extraordinary amount of his time and effort to ensure the success of the conference. We thank him for his leadership and vision during these unusal times.
A big thank-you to Drs. Vincent Lin and Yvonne Chan. Vincent was responsible for the creation of the scientific program as well as sharing monitor duties with Ian. Yvonne, besides functioning as the CPD Chair for the meeting, worked with Dr. Marc Tewfik from McGill University to help organize the Frontal Sinus Masterclass. She also partnered with Dr. Paolo Campisi from the University of Toronto to help host the Upper Aerodigestive Tract Endoscopy course. Thank-you to Marc and Paolo for their work and to Drs. Jeremy Freeman, University of Toronto and Dan O’Connell, University Alberta for organizing the Thyroid Cancer Update . Attendance at all three courses was excellent.
Mr. Brien Wong, Ms. Andrea Barkley and their team in the Continuing Professional Development Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto were responsible for the production and registration of the conference. They did an outstanding job managing over 50 sessions, 125+ speakers and 16 sponsored webinars and videos. They did all of this in a most calm and professional manner. Thank-you for making the meeting such a success!
We must acknowledge our industry sponsors. They chose to support the Canadian Society’s annual meeting despite the unfamilar circumstances. We appreciate their dedication to Canadian otolaryngology and hope that they found the experience a positive and worthwhile one.
Last but definately not least, our thanks goes out to all the guests speakers, guest of honour and presenters. Without their participation there would not have been a national conference this year.
For those who are registered for the meeting but were not able to attend all the session, you can still access the meeting portal and take advantage of all the recordings in the usual manner.
Read new information – “Tracheostomy in COVID-19 Patients: Why Delay or Avoid?”
Application Process for ABOHNS Eligibility
Please find attached a slightly revised ABOHNS policy regarding Canadian applicants to the ABOHNS examination. The changes clarify the requirement for applicants to be compliant with the Royal College MOCOMP program. PDF Document
What is Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery?
The name of our specialty is challenging to repeat and the breadth of our practice is underestimated. We’ve created a patient education video entitled “What is Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery” – a short, light-hearted animated video that captures the multi-faceted nature of our specialty. We are hoping to showcase this to patients, medical students, family, friends and anyone else who may not truly understand what we do every day.
Feel free to share this on your respective websites, social media or beyond. Please feel free to contact us if you have any feedback!
Thank you to the Harry Barberian Scholarship Fund for supporting this project.
Drs. Josie Xu, Neil Arnstead and Justin Cottrell,
University of Toronto Resident Physicians
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKT6GMFWrKM