Dear Colleagues,

The 60th annual conference of the Irish Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Society will take place at the Kilkenny Convention Centre, Lyrath Estate Hotel, Dublin Road, Lyrath, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, on 11 and 12 October 2019.

A fantastic program is lined up, with Professor Johannes Zenk from Augsburg, Germany, as our Wilde Discourser, Mr. Haytham Kubba from Glasgow, Scotland, and Victoria Ward Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist at the Mid Yorks NHS Trust, England as our Keynote Speakers. Pre- conference golf has been arranged at Gowran Park on Thursday 10th at 12 noon.

We will have a Trade Fair, with exhibitors from Ireland, UK and Europe traveling to the event to display their products (enquiries to: ). The program will contain panel discussions, along with several free paper sessions.

Please contact the hotel to book your accommodation at the earliest. Please quote the conference when making your arrangements with the hotel (a special rate has been agreed).

Do remember that the last date for submission of abstracts is Friday 30 th August. Please visit our website ( ) in due course for enquiries regarding registration and/or abstract submission. All abstract entries will be automatically acknowledged. If you do not receive an immediate response, please contact

We look forward to seeing you in Kilkenny. If you have any queries, please do contact us - we promise a speedy reply!

(for the Organising Committee) 
Professor Rory McConn Walsh

Consultant ENT Surgeon 
Beaumont Hospital, P.O. Box 1297, Beaumont Road 
Dublin 9, Ireland 
Tel: +353 1 4022188 

New Point of Contact

We are delighted to announce a new point of contact for the Institute.  Jackie Brown from the RCSI is available to address general queries. To contact, please email  or call +353 1 402 2188.

To register for this event visit:

Professor Jo Shapiro Awarded RCSI Honorary Fellowship

Professor Jo Shapiro (pictured below) was recently awarded an honorary fellowship by RCSI at the postgraduate conferring ceremony held in July 2019. This is the highest award the college can confer and the citation was read by Ms Camilla Carroll (pictured below right). Professor Jo
Shapiro is a distinguished Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Boston, associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School and founder and current Director of the BWH Centre for Professionalism and Peer Support. Professor Shapiro is involved in surgical education globally having served as the President of University Otolaryngologists.

CEORL-HNS Dublin 2023

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to inform you that the 2023 CEORL-HNS conference will be held in Dublin! The Institute looks forward to supporting John Russell for this fantastic event.

Nash Patil

Ethical Medtech Compliance

To whom it may concern, 

We are pleased to inform you that based on our assessment, we have determined that the event: Annual IOS conference starting on 12-10-2019 in Kilkenny, Ireland is: COMPLIANT.  

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Congratulations to Professor Ivan J. Keogh(Consultant Otolaryngologist Head & Neck Surgeon / University College Hospital Galway & Head / Discipline of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, School of Medicine, NUI Galway), who was invited as faculty for the World Congress on Endoscopic Ear Surgery held in Boston in June. 
Professor Keogh has been involved with the Massachusetts Eye and Ear / Harvard Fellowship over the last several years, and has an interest in endoscopic ear surgery.

Silver Scalpel Award Recipient

Congratulations to Prof. James Paul O’Neill, who received this year's Silver Scalpel Award from the Irish Surgical Training Group, RCSI, on 22 June.

CEORL-HNS meeting, Brussels, June 2019

Virtual Reality Simulation Session. (L-R) Prof Oscar Traynor, Prof Rory McConn Walsh, Prof Ulrik Petersen, Prof Aysenur Meric.

Irish Otolaryngology Training Programme RCSI

A series of training videos developed by Ms Mona Thronton brought to you by the Irish Institute of Otorhinolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

View the entire series HERE