News & Events


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

Social Media Associate Editor

The Journal is seeking applicants for the position of Social Media Associate Editor. The description and terms of reference can be viewed here. Resume and cover letter should be emailed to [email protected]

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2019 Fall Newsletter

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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

Video link:

Laryngology Fellowship

We have an unexpected opening in our Laryngology Fellowship Program for the Academic Year 2020-21 at the New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders. If you are interested in this position, please contact Dr. Andrew Blitzer at [email protected]. We will need a CV and 2 letters of reference including one from the chairman of your department.

2019 Membership Dues

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Past Newsletters


Western University

2018 November Bulletin (.pdf)

University of Toronto

2019 Fall/Winter Newsletter 2019 Spring/Summer Newsletter


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.

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Employment Opportunities

NEW (Jan 8/20)
Seeking a Locum Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon for a position with the Fraser Health Authority (Eagle Ridge Hospital, Port Moody, BC).  Read More

AVAILABLE (Jan 8/20)
Bluewater Health in collaboration with Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery are seeking a full-time otolaryngologist to manage and treat adult and paediatric patients within the hospital serving the Sarnia-Lambton community with co-appointments in both Sarnia and London.  Read More

NEW (Jan 1/20)
Our team of Otolarynology-Head and Neck Surgeons from the Peterborough Regional Health Centre is looking for a fifth member to join our group.  Read More

NEW (Dec 27/19)
The ENT program at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital currently has one full-time position.  Read More

NEW (Dec 20/19)
Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center seeks an additional BC/BE Otolarynologist join a hospital-employed, multi-specialty, surgical practice.  Read More

(Dec 6/19 – Reposted)
The Department of Surgery at the Huron Perth Alliance is seeking an otolaryngologist to cover a full-time surgical practice for a period of 6 – 12 months.  Read More

(Nov 30/19 – Reposted)
Pembroke Regional Hospital is seeking a full-time otolaryngologist.  Read More

(Nov 8/19)
Quinte Health Care has an opening for a full-time otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon to join the Division of ENT to provide general otolaryngology-head and neck surgery services.  Read More

(Oct 1/19)
Thompson River Otolaryngology is seeking a 1-year locum to fill a generalist otolaryngology-head and neck surgeon position in Kamloops starting July 1, 2020 (start-time negotiable).   Read More

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Upcoming Events

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Past Annual Meetings

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