Dear Colleague

Please join me in applauding and congratulating Dr. John Yoo who has been appointed as the next Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry beginning May 1, 2020, through June 30, 2025.  The announcement can be viewed here.

Click here for a featured interview with Dr. Yoo, including a video.

Dr. Yoo has shown outstanding leadership at Western University, at the CSOHNS, and in our specialty. I think it is remarkable that a relatively small specialty such as ours will have two Deans of Medicine across the 17 Canadian medical schools.

Congratulations John!!

Ian Witterick, MD, FRCSC, CSOHNS President

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74th Annual Meeting

“Excellence and Quality in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery”

June 6 – 9, 2020
Fredericton Convention Centre
Crown Plaza Hotel and Hilton Garden Inn Hotel

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ABOHNS Eligibility for Graduates of RC OHNS Programs

Dr. T. Wayne Matthews, CALGARY, AB
Royal College Specialty Committee Chair

It’s my pleasure to share with you this document from Dr. Nussenbaum and the ABOHNS outlining their final policy regarding ABOHNS eligibility for graduates of RC OHNS programs. I believe the process is entirely fair and the document very clear.  Dr. Nussenbaum has indicated that it is acceptable and, in fact, his desire to share this document widely. However, he has asked that for the time being any questions be directed to me (Dr. T. Wayne Matthews); not Dr. Nussenbaum or the ABOHNS. Because it will take some time for the ABOHNS to adjust their IT infrastructure to accommodate processing Canadian applications please advise your residents/graduates  that they should not apply for the 2020 examination before Feb 1, 2020 to be eligible for the ABOHNS examination in the Fall of 2020.

ABOHNS Canada BE Policy


What is Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery?

Dear Colleagues,

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

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