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The Australian New Zealand Society of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology

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3rd Asia Pacific Paediatric Airways Course and Lectures »

This two-day intensive course is an interactive update on paediatric airway issues and life support management...

The Australian New Zealand Society of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology was formed to enable Paediatric Ear Nose and Throat- Head and Neck surgical specialists to engage together in meaningful discussion and clinical information sharing.

The society promotes research in paediatric otolaryngology and has an annual forum to discuss this. Membership is for Ear Nose and Throat- Head and Neck surgical specialists who devote a substantial portion of their clinical work to Paediatric care.

Upcoming Events

ANZSPO Meeting 2016

Friday 14 - Saturday 15 October 2016
Auckland City Hospital Fisher And Paykel
Auditorium Level 5, Auckland City Hospital, Park Road, Grafton


  • Haytham Kubba- Paediatric ORL surgeon, Glasgow’s Yorkhill Hospital, UK

Haytham Kubba has been a Consultant in Children's ENT at Glasgow's Yorkhill Hospital since 2003 and is lead clinician for Scotland's National Service for Paediatric Airway Reconstruction Surgery. He qualified in Newcastle upon Tyne and trained in Glasgow with spells as a research registrar at the MRC Institute for Hearing Research and clinical fellow at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

His clinical interests are neurodisability, head and neck malformations and airway surgery. He has published over a hundred research papers, with current projects on biomaterials for tracheal stents, pharyngeal pH measurement and human papilloma virus.

  • Gillian Nixon- Paediatric Respiratory consultant Monash Children’s hospital, Victoria
  • Simon Chin- Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Starship.
  • Khan Preece- Paediatric Immunologist, Starship
  • Richard Douglas- Rhinologist, Auckland City hospital
  • David Vokes- Laryngologist, Auckland City Hospital

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4th South Pacific ORL

The 4th South Pacific ORL Forum (South Pac) is a combined three day educational meeting incorporating 70th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (NZSOHNS), 32nd ASM of the Australian New Zealand Society of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ANZSPO) and the 10th ASM of the Australian and New Zealand Rhinologic Society (ANZRS) and accordingly will be one of the largest ENT educational meeting in recent years.

The three days of educational program will include keynote presentations on the latest in innovative techniques as well as free papers in the areas of rhinology, laryngology, otology, head and neck, facial plastics and sleep - in adults and paediatrics. These keynote presentations will be supported by concurrent sessions covering all the above sub disciplines, including panel discussions, case studies and networking to facilitate the highest level of educational experience. We have already secured a number of leading international speakers.

There will be case based panel discussions and debates in all aspects of Otolaryngology. The preliminary program for South Pac also includes up to three interactive breakfast sessions on two days that will feature speakers and panellists who are at the cutting edge of the most up to date surgical procedures and research.

One of the core objectives of South Pac is to provide an environment in which surgeons from Australia, New Zealand, USA and the Pacific region can meet, interact and network in the interests of the highest level of education, which can benefit their patients and the communities in which they practice.

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Murali Mahadevan, Convenor 4th South Pacific ORL Forum

3rd Asia Pacific Paediatric Airways Course Scholarship Application

The Australian New Zealand Society of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ANZSPO), as supporter of the 3rd Asia Pacific Paediatric Airways Course in Brisbane, is pleased to offer financial support to the value of AUS$2500.00 each towards participation for two (2) scholarships for young Otolaryngologists from developing countries in the Asia Pacific region.

The financial support will be provided on the basis of the person meeting the following criteria:

  • Senior Trainee – in the last two years of your traineeship and application supported by senior consultant (letter required)
  • Junior Consultant – just finished traineeship or in the first two years of being a consultant and supported by senior consultant (letter required)
  • Demonstrate that your main area of practice is in Paediatrics.

Application should be emailed to .

Applications close on 14 June 2016 at 1700 eastern Australian time.

The successful applicants will be notified by email, to their email address on the application by 20 June 2016

It should be noted that the financial support may not fully cover the registration fee, airflight and accommodation for the Course.


Alan Cheng - Co convenor
3rd Asia Pacific Paediatric Airways Course