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Canadian Fellowship Grant Program

Dr. Dan O’Connell, Edmonton, AB
Chair, Canadian Fellowship Committee


DEADLINE for grant applications extended to FEBRUARY 28, 2021

  • Application deadline has been extended to FEB 28th the year.  IMPORTANT: All supporting documents MUST be submitted ELECTRONICALLY by the application deadline date. NO HARD COPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  • In addition to Canadian graduates doing fellowships at Canadian centres, consideration for funding will also be given to applications from those candidates going abroad to do their training and foreign graduates accepted for training at Canadian institutions.
  • For 2021: Two (2) undesignated fellowship grants, up to $25,000 each, will be available (contingent on the Fund’s capacity).

 Canadian Fellowship Program – Guidelines & Application (pdf)



Choosing Wisely Canada – Pediatric Otolaryngology

NEW:  Nine Things Clinicians & Patients Should Question in PEDIATRIC Otolaryngology     English PDF     En français PDF



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Uncoming Events

Upcoming Events

Please check our overview of upcoming events:

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*Events per region: Canada, United States and International

To post announcements for upcoming meetings, courses or workshops contact us [email protected] .


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2020 Membership Dues

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Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Highlights

Important Message


Dear Colleagues,

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

To review details from past annual meetings please click here.



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Dr. Gordon Leboldus, London, ON, is retiring on May 29th and has ENT office equipment and small instruments available for sale, (Bausch & Lomb items, Ritter hydrolic chair and units as well as various smaller ENT instruments.

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Past Notices & Misc. Information


74th Annual Meeting

A Virtual CPD Event
September 26 to November 14, 2020



“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.

Annual Meeting Page



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


Master of Global Surgical Care, UBC

The Branch for International Surgical Care (BISC) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is pleased to announce a September 2020 intake for the Master of Global Surgical Care (MGSC) and Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care (GCGSC) programs.

Applications are now open!

 Our graduate programs are innovative, online programs focused on the global burden of unmet surgical care. Learners will build on their health-care related disciplines to gain the fundamental knowledge, critical thinking tools and practical skills needed to lead the way to improved access to care by addressing the gap that exists between surgical need and the equitable provision of safe surgical care in low resource settings. The MGSC includes the option to complete a specialized stream in Canadian Low Resource Settings, focusing on the unique issues affecting surgical care in rural and remote low resource settings here in Canada. By expanding students’ knowledge of conditions, and global circumstances, that shape surgical care globally, our graduates will become leaders in this emerging academic discipline and equipped to play an integral part in provision of global surgical care in low resource settings.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to send the BISC an email at [email protected].


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

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