20th INTERNATIONAL ENT MEETING

Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeons WORLDWIDE are

invited to attend the 20th Upover-Downunder Meeting
Alba di Canazei, Italy - January 13 - 20, 2024

Call for papers

I would be grateful for those who wish to present a paper if they would notify me of the title of the paper and it’s duration.

The chairpersons for each session will be nominated in due course. It is expected as in previous years that CPD points from the Royal Australasian College of surgeons will be available for those who attend the academic sessions. 

Contact details for William Coman:

  • PHONE  +61 (0)4 1151 7453
  • EMAIL

Snow Invitation Upover-Downunder

Dear Friends and Colleagues

Welcome to the 20th anniversary of the upover-downunder ENT meeting.

After an enforced Covid break of two years we have the opportunity to meet again, renew our friendships, to learn from each other, taste the culinary delights, take in the beautiful scenery and venture onto the ski slopes of the Dolomites.

I am so excited to see familiar faces and to learn from my very best friends. I do hope you enjoy the week ahead, of learning with good camaraderie and the company of old and new friends.

Best Wishes and Warm Welcome
Bill

Prof. William Coman
Brisbane, Australia

OTOLARYNGOLOGY, HEAD AND NECK SURGEONS WORLDWIDE

are invited to attend the 20th Upover-Downunder Meeting
Alba di Canazei, Italy - January 13 - 20, 2024

Participating countries: Austria, Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, Unites States

Upover-Downunder Faculty

Will be announced soon...

Upover-Downunder Faculty

Names in alphabetic order

Dr Cecilia Ahlstrom
Lund, Sweden
Prof. Christian Betz
Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
KD Dr Hans Rudolf Briner
Hirslanden, Switzerland
Dr Dave Brooker
Belfast, United Kingdom
Dr Scott Coman
Brisbane, Australia
Prof. William Coman
Brisbane, Australia
Prof. Richard Douglas
Auckland, New Zealand
Dr. Phil Fisher
Perth, Australia
Dr Sean Flanagan
Sydney, Australia
Prof. Boris Haxel
Schwarzwald-Baar, Germany
Dr. Courtenay Henrys
Australia
Dr Romain Kania
Paris, France
Prof. Andreas Leunig
Munich, Germany
Prof. Thomas Linder
Lucerne, Switzerland
A/Prof. Payal Mukherjee
Sydney, Australia
Prof Greg Osetinsky
Kentucky, United States
Dr Chady Sader
South Perth, Australia
Dr Hannah Sieron
Ulm, Germany
Prof. Fabian Sommer
Ulm, Germany
A/Prof. Pär Stjärne
Stockholm, Sweden
Prof. Chris Perry
Brisbane, Australia
Prof. Hans Van der Wall
Queensland, Australia
Dr. Valentin Tomazic
Graz, Austria
Dr. Andrew Swift
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Timetable

Will be announced soon...

Timetable

Key dates

Sunday 15th January Welcome Drinks

Tuesday 17th January Boat Race

Thursday 19th January Gala Dinner

Extracurricular Activities

Dr David Brooker

Belfast, United Kingdom

Sunday
January 15, 5-7pm

RHINOLOGY – WHAT’S NEW?

Presentations (15min)

Prof. Andreas Leunig

Chair, Germany

 

Inverted Papilloma: personal experience

Prof. Fabian Sommer

Germany

 

Reboot – when and how? outcome?

A/Prof. Pär Stjärne

Sweden

 

The swedish experience with Biologics

Prof. Cecilia Ahlström

Sweden

 

Real World evidence for treatment of CRSwNP with biologics

Prof. Boris Haxel

Germany

 

Endoscopic surgery of tumors of the paranasal sinuses – basic concepts

KD Dr Hans Rudolf Briner

Switzerland

 

Covid and olfaction

Prof. Christian Betz

Germany

 

FESS & basics: how?

Dr. Hananh Sieron

Germany

 

Roundtable:
– FESS and teaching during Covid pandemic with less patient access

– case demonstrations

Monday
January 16, 5-7pm

RADIOLOGY: THE CASE THAT WENT WRONG

Presentations (15min)

Emeritus Prof. Bill Coman

Chair, Australia

 

Technician Scans

Prof. Hans Van der Wall

Australia

 

Death in the O.R

Prof. Bill Coman

Australia

 

My Experience in Rwanda

Dr Marlene Wigand

Germany

 

Use of Septal Bone in Rhinoplasty

Dr Avdo Zahirovic

Australia

 

The Royal tragedy

TBA

ASAP

 

Composers nightmare

TBA

ASAP

 

Roundtable: TBA

Tuesday
January 17, 5-7pm

LARYNGOLOGY & THYROID: Scalp Reconstruction

Presentations (15min)

Dr Richard Lewis

Australia

 

Case Panel

Dr Scott Coman (C)

Australia

 

The Conscious Mind & Surgery

Dr Scott Coman

Australia

 

How to (not) Write a Book

Dr Michelle Johnston

Australia

 

An interview with Dr.Michelle Johnston, novelist and emergency physician on her
latest novel “Tiny Uncertain Miracles”

Wednesday
January 18, 5-7pm

Rhinology & Otology: The Microbiome and the Nose

Presentations (15min)

Prof. Anders Cervin

Australia

 

Robotics of Cochlear Implants

A/Prof. Payal Mukherjee

Australia

 

Outcomes of Cochlear Implantation

Dr Sean Flanagan

Australia

 

Outcomes of Stapedectomy versus Stapedotomy

Dr Romain Kania

France

 

Roundtable: TBA

Thursday
January 19, 5-7pm

Head & Neck: Voluntary Assisted Dying in Head & Neck Case

Presentations (15min)

A/Prof. Chris Perry

Chair, Australia 

 

Personalised Medicine in Head & Neck

A/Prof. Chris Perry

Australia

 

Dental Lesions

Dr Richard Vowles

France

 

Tongue Cancer

Dr David Wiesenfeldt

Australia

 

Pediatric Neck Masses

A/Prof. Charles Myer

USA

 

Head & Neck Cases

(Panel: Richard Lewis, Chady Sader, David Weissenfeldt, Richard Vowles)

Friday
January 20, 5-7pm

General ENT: Hearing Aid Update – 2023

Presentations (15min)

Dr Greg Osetinsky

Chair, USA

 

The Ageing Surgeon

A/Prof. Charles Myer

USA

 

Down Syndrome

A/Prof. Charles Myer

USA

Testimonials & Reviews

Review 2020

The 2020 Meeting which was the seventeenth meeting of the Upover Downunder group was held in Canazei from the 18th to the 25th of January, 2020. There were over 70 participants at this meeting. The academic program standard was excellent.

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Review 2019

The beautiful Hotel La Cacciatora in Canazei Italy was the scene for the 16th Upover Downunder Meeting in the specialty for Otolaryngology / Head Neck Surgery. The contributions of the new attendees at the meeting was outstanding and gratefully received. Of course Prof. Andreas Leunig from Munich is the benchmark presenter, skier, photographer and catalyst for social integration.

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Review 2018

The upover downunder Meeting was held again at the beautiful Hotel La Cacciatora in Canazei Italy. It was a beautiful scene where old and new friends came together for the specialty of ENT. The academic program for the meeting was excellent due to the willingness of attendees to present papers and participate in discussions.

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Hotel Information

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