Annual Conference of Egyptian Otolaryngology in Cairo

Robert Hone and Ali Al-lami have been busy over the summer with both teaching, training, and enhancing their professional development.

They were invited to speak at the Annual Egyptian Otoloaryngology Conference, based in Cairo and hosted by Prof Sami Elwany and Prof Ashraf Hamza. The organising committee prepared an excellent program giving delegates the opportunity to learn about new scientific advancements and share knowledge and experience from within ENT practice.

Asked to deliver two Head and Neck themed presentations each, Robert’s presentation explained how to perform a lateral Oropharyngectotmy, a procedure to removal cancer of the tonsil with the DaVinci robot. He also spoke about fistulas following a Laryngectomy. This is a surgical complication when an abnormal connection occurs between the throat and skin after the operation (usually for cancer) when the voice box is removed.

 Ali’s presentation covered carcinoma of the unknown primary; where cases of cancer are diagnosed in the neck without an obvious site in the throat. He also spoke about the evolution of transoral and robotic surgery, one of his specialist fields of interest.

 Alongside the Conference, they were treated to a fascinating tour of the pyramids at Giza outside Cairo and the Museum of Civilisation, showcasing the history of Egypt, from ancient civilisation through to modern times. Following such a busy summer for Kent ENT Partnership, they were lucky enough to spend a couple of relaxing days on the Red Sea to end the trip.

 We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Registrars, Omar Ahmed and Yousef Aladham for their wonderful hospitality in Egypt.

 Look out for further updates following a busy summer at Kent ENT Partnership!