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75th Annual Meeting (Virtual)

September 17 – 19, 2021


“Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Otolaryngology”


The Recorded Sessions are Now Available on the Meeting Portal

You must be a registered meeting delegate to access the recordings. The videos will be available on the 2021 meeting portal for approximately 6 months. Log in to the portal as you would have for the live sessions by using the credentials provided during the annual meeting, or from the email sent to you on September 28. Watching the recorded sessions can earn you Section 2 MOC credits.

Dr. Ian Witterick


Dr. Ian Witterick, Toronto

Dr. Vincent Lin

Scientific Program Chair

Dr. Vincent Lin, Toronto

CPD Committee Chair

Dr. Yvonne Chan, Toronto

Guest of Honour

Dr. Karen Kost, Montreal

Certificate of Attendance

Session Evaluations

On behalf of the Scientific Committe, thank-you for taking time to provide us with your feedback.  Your input helps shape future meetings and assists the speakers in refining their presentations.  The evaluations are available in the lobby on the meeting portal.  Log in as you would for the live sessions.


Recorded Sessions

The video recordings can be viewed on the meeting portal by any registered meeting delegate.  They will be available for approximately 6 months.  Log into the portal as you would have for the live sessions by using the credentials provided during the annual meeting, or from the email sent to you on September 28. 


CPD Credits and Certificate of Attendance

This meeting qualifies for Section 1 Royal College MOC credits for attendance at the live sessions, Section 2 for reviewing recorded sessions ( available on the meeting portal) and Section 3 for attending the hands-on courses.

To determine your credit hours, click here to download a CPD credits sheet (PDF) and keep for your records.

Certificates of Attendeance will not be automatically generated.  If you require a certificate please highlight the sessions you attended on the sheet and return it to [email protected].

Scientific Program


Scientific Program Schedule 


PLEASE CLICK HERE  – September 17th  (PDF with Learning Objective)



ATTENTION ALL SPEAKERS:  Thank-you for agreeing to present at the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Annual Meeting.  The links below will guide you through a series of tasks for your live or pre-recorded digital presentation. Please complete all the tasks by the deadlines indicated.

ALL PRESENTATIONS must include a disclosure slide.  CLICK HERE for the template.  Please remember that only generic names rather than trade names of medications and/or devices can be used during presentations and on written materials.   IMPORTANT:  All presenters must be registered for the general meeting in order to receive a meeting login.

IMPORTANT:  Changes and update will be made so please check the schedule regularly.

2021 Poliquin Residents’ Competition – Sat Sep 18 @ 1150

Chair:  Dr. Danielle MacNeil, London, ON

Presentation times and titles will be available later in the summer.


2021 Best of Posters Competition – Sun Sep 19 @ 1055

Chair:  Dr. Kevin Higgins, Toronto, ON

A short-list of 10 finalists will present their work on Sunday and answer questions from the CSO Awards Committee review panel led by Dr. Kevin Higgins.  The name of the winner will be announced at the closing ceromonies later that day.

Each poster will be assessed according to the following criteria: identification of problem, discussion of results, literature review and bibliography, quality of illustrations, originality, and overall visual presentation.

The primary author of the winning poster presentation will receive a plaque and cash prize of $500.00 that will be sent to them by mail.   Honourable mentions may also be named.

All scientific posters are available for viewing through a link in the lobby of the meeting portal.



Invited Guests

Co-Director, Ultrasound Course: Dr. Lisa Orloff, Stanford, CA  (profile)

Co-Director, Ultrasound Course: Dr. Susan Mandel, Philadelphia, PA  (profile)

Co-Director, Virtual Care Workshop: Dr. Susan Glover Takahashi, Toronto (profile)

Co-Director, Virtual Care Workshop: Dr. Jana Lazor, Toronto, ON (profile)




Important Speaker Information


Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Annual Meeting

Thank-you for agreeing to be a presenter at the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Annual Meeting.  The links below will guide you through a series of tasks for your live or pre-recorded digital presentation. Please complete all the tasks by the deadlines indicated.




Annual Business Meeting


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.

Hands-on Courses


Sunday September 19, 2021 @ 10:55 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.


Course Co-Directors:

  • Dr. Paolo Campisi, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Mark Felton, Vancouver, BC
  • Dr. Lily Nguyen, Montreal, QC
  • Yvonne Chan, Toronto, ON

Faculty:  TBA

Cost: $150 Hands-on (MOC section 3 Credits); Free Virtual

Hands-on Locations:

  • MONTREALMcGill University Health Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital, 1001 Boulevard Décarie, Rm DS1.3310, Montréal, QC  H4A 3J1
  • TORONTOKARL STORZ Endoscopy Canada Ltd. 7171 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, ON L5N 3R3
  • VANCOUVER –  BC Children’s Hospital, Division Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd Floor Ambulatory Care Building, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, V6H 3V4

Contact: Donna Humphrey    E-mail: [email protected]

Course Description:

This course is designed for the practicing otolaryngologist who wishes to enhance his or her knowledge of upper aerodigestive tract endoscopy in adults and children.  This is a hands-on simulation course with use of mannequins for practice of upper endoscopy in the airway and esophagus. Virtual participation in the course is also available.

The course reviews the necessary components of endoscopic equipment, the assembly of equipment and the anatomical nuances of upper endoscopy in children and adults. The course is approximately two hours duration and will include a short didactic lecture reviewing the equipment, anatomy and techniques for diagnostic endoscopy and foreign body retrieval with case presentations.  This will be followed by an opportunity to assemble the equipment and practice endoscopy in mannequins while receiving feedback from the course faculty.

Course Objectives:

After active participation in this update meeting, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and assemble the appropriate instrumentation for upper aerodigestive tract endoscopy in children and adult
  • Perform rigid bronchoscopy and esophagoscopy
  • Communicate management algorithms for various aerodigestive foreign bodies



Saturday, September 18, 2021 @ 12:45 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.


Cost: $400 (Hands-on; MOC section 3 Credits)


  • MONTREALMcGill University Health Centre, 1001 Boulevard Décarie, Rm DS1.3310, Montréal, QC  H4A 3J1
  • TORONTOUniversity of Toronto Surgical Skills Centre & SimSinai Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Ave, Level 2 Room 250/218, Toronto, ON M5G 1X5
  • VANCOUVERVancouver General Hospital Simulation Centre, VGH Leon Blackmore Pavilion, 2nd Floor, 246 – 855 West 12th Ave, Vancouver BC  V5Z 1M9


  • Dr. Yvonne Chan, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Arif Janjua, Vancouver, BC
  • Dr. Marc Tewfik, Montreal, QC
  • Dr. Andrew Thamboo, Vancouver, BC


  • Dr. Marie Bussieres, Sherbrooke, QC
  • Dr. Chris Chin, Saiant John, NB
  • Dr. Martin Desrosiers, Montreal, QC
  • Dr. Rick Gall, Winnipeg, MB
  • Dr. Lamiae Himdi, Montreal, QC
  • Dr. Amin Javer, Vancouver, BC
  • Dr. Shaun Kilty, St. John’s, NL
  • Dr. John Lee, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Eric Monteiro, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Marilou Piche, Quebec City, QC
  • Dr. Brian Rotenberg, London, ON
  • Dr. John Scott, Halifax, NS
  • Dr. Kristine Smith, Winnipeg, MB
  • Dr. Doron Sommer, Hamilton, ON
  • Dr. Leigh Sowerby, London, ON
  • Dr. Al Vescan, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Erin Wiright, Edmonton, AB

Contact: Donna Humphrey    E-mail: [email protected]


The current pandemic has adversely affected our ability to hold and attend traditional in-person dissection courses. However, with advances in telesimulation and 3D-printing technology, we are able to offer many of the benefits of a traditional sinus course, while respecting public health measures and even improving upon certain aspects of the usual lab formats.

This course will be held in 3 laboratories across the country, located in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, allowing up to 30 Otolaryngologists (10 in each of the host cities) to attend the dissection sessions. The workshop will consist of 3 hours of hands-on dissections interspersed with live demonstrations by faculty. Each lab will boast 5 dissection stations, equipped with a full array of sinus instruments and state of the art powered equipment, video displays and available navigation. Like at the North American Masterclass in 2019, high-fidelity ultra-realistic sinus models will be used, that can be dissected and drilled just as would a cadaver specimen. Participants will get to perform surgery on the models, with stepwise approach to each of the sinuses, supported by model specific CT imaging. Enrollment would be open to practicing surgeons, advanced trainees and fellows.

This telesimulation format has been tried and tested earlier this year at McGill in the form of a resident sinus course and has had overwhelmingly positive reviews from trainees and faculty alike. Among the many aspects of the course that attendees appreciated, the presence of a dedicated faculty member remotely supervising each station was one of the most unique and advantageous over traditional courses.

 Learning Objectives:

After attending this workshop, otolaryngologists will:

  • Review endoscopic and radiologic sino-nasal anatomy important for safe and successful sinus surgery;
  • Develop a surgical plan for performing ESS, including the sphenoethmoidectomy and frontal recess dissection, based on case-specific CT anatomy.
  • Become familiar with the instrumentation required.


You must be registered for the general program in order to register for any of the courses.

There is an additional fee for these courses.  Sign-up can be done when registering for the general program.  IMPORTANT If you have already registered for the general program please email [email protected].   Staff will assist you with registration.  Do not re-register using the general program link.

Registration Link


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