Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeons WORLDWIDE are

invited to attend the 19th Upover-Downunder Meeting
Alba di Canazei, Italy - January 14-21, 2023

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 0411 517453

Snow Invitation Upover-Downunder

It gives me great pleasure to advise that the 19th Upover-Downunder Meeting will be held from January 14th to the 21st 2023 at Hotel La Cacciatora, in the town of Alba di Canazei.

The Dolomites are a World Heritage listed site and rivals any other place in the world for its beauty, diversity in landscape as well as its geological and geomorphological significance.

This is a great opportunity to renew old friendships, to make new friendships to learn from the Master Surgeons and to enjoy the snow with the lift systems just outside the front door at the wonderful Hotel La Cacciatora.

This Hotel is world famous for its hospitality, cuisine, and recreational facilities.

I look forward very much to greeting you and wish to encourage those who are willing to offer papers for our academic sessions which go from 4:30pm – 7:00pm each day.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Best Wishes,
Bill Coman

Prof. Bill Coman
Brisbane, Australia


are invited to attend the 19th Upover-Downunder Meeting
Alba di Canazei, Italy - January 14-21, 2023

Participating countries: Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein,Netherlands, 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. Bill Coman
Brisbane, Australia
Prof. Richard Douglas
Auckland, New Zealand
Dr. Phil Fisher
Perth, Australia
Prof. Boris Haxel
Schwarzwald-Baar, Germany
Dr. Courtenay Henrys
Prof. Andreas Leunig
Munich, Germany
Prof. Thomas Linder
Lucerne, Switzerland
Prof. Chris Perry
Brisbane, Australia
Dr. Valentin Tomazic
Graz, Austria
Dr. Andrew Swift
Liverpool, United Kingdom


Will be announced soon...


8:00 am 

6.00 pm 

Welcome words

Emeritus Prof William B. Coman, Australia

8:05 – 9:00 am

6.05 – 7.00 pm

ENTstatistics in daily routine 

Chairman: Prof William Coman & Prof. Andreas Leunig

Moderation: Prof William Coman & Prof Chris Perry

Benefits based on a structured analysis

Prof Andreas Leunig, Germany

Data acquisition for quality assurance

KD Dr Hans Briner, Switzerland

How to document cholesteatoma for clinical and research purposes

Prof Thomas Linder, Switzerland

INNOFORCE H&N Tumour Database in Auckland

Prof Richard Douglas, New Zealand

The Australian Otolaryngology Quality Assurance Network (AOQAN)

Dr Phil Fisher, Australia 

9:00 – 9:15 am

7.00 – 7.15 pm


9:15 – 10:30 am

7.15 – 8.30 pm

Several short talks

Chairman: Prof William Coman & Prof. Andreas Leunig

Moderation: Prof William B. Coman & Dr Scott Coman 

Biologics in CRSwNP: The new weapon in our arsenal

Prof Boris Haxel, Germany

Voluntary Assisted Dying - aka - physician assisted suicide in Australia and New Zealand - an emerging controversy

A/Prof Chris Perry, Australia 


MD PhD Cecilia Ahlström-Emanuelsson, Sweden 

Nothing new in 2020? No! EPOS2020: update and clinical implications

A/Prof Peter Valentin Tomazic, Austria

HPV in UADT cancer

Prof Christian Betz, Germany 

Primary pharyngolaryngectomy - a single centre’s evolving experience

Dr Courtenay Henrys, Australia

Surviving with the dynamic threat of Covid in the UK

Dr Andrew Swift, United Kingdom 

10:30 – 11:00 am

8.30 – 9:00 pm

Closing words

Dr Dave Brooker, United Kingdom

Farewell & Invitation Canazei 2022 

Emeritus Prof William B. Coman

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