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Message from the President

Dear colleagues,

I hope you have found some of the recommendations and webinars from the CSO-HNS on safely resuming clinical practice helpful.  In that theme, members of the Rhinology Group of the CSO–HNS led by Dr. Yvonne Chan, have put together very thoughtful recommendations and advice on restarting elective nasal/sinus surgery available at the following link on our website (click here).  A big THANK YOU to the Rhinology Group for the huge amount of work that they put into this document.

Planning for the virtual CSO–HNS meeting is well under way – we will get some details to you in the near future.

Have a terrific summer and please consider taking some vacation time with your family – COVID isolation does not count!

Best wishes,


Ian Witterick, CSOHNS President


CSOHNS Webinar Videos

For those who missed the live presentations –

“Otolaryngology Office/Clinic Preparedness Approach with Practical Tips”
VIDEO: click here   Password: 5Y=v.&6x

“Re-introducing Laryngoscopy to Your OPD / Office During COVID-19”
VIDEO: clicking here  Password: 4Z?NU101

We would like to thank MD Financial Management for their support of COVID-19 related education for our membership.  It is greatly appreciated!


74th Annual Meeting

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


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of New Brunswich has prohibited large gatherings for the remainder of 2020.  As a result, the Society’s in-person conference has been cancelled.  It will be replaced with a virtual meeting that will start in the Fall, 2020.  To avoid screen fatigue, sessions will be held over weeks/months. Times will be such that should allow members to go about their day-to-day practices and still tune into a live event or watch the recording later. The Annual Business Meeting will be held on November 7 or 8.

Dr. Witterick and his team are hard at work to make this conference interesting and appealing to all participants.  Details and schedules will be available in the coming weeks.


Application Process for American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 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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Reminder to Submitting Authors

If you qualify to have the article processing charge covered by the Society, 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.

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Past Annual Meetings

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Items for Sale

For Sale


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. 

For more information contact Dr. Leboldus by fax: 519-434-9152 or email: glebo[email protected]  

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