ME-OTO has been cancelled

After close consultation with our partners and a careful assessment of our ability to deliver a safe and world-class ENT event in October, we have made the decision to cancel ME-OTO 2020.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We trust that you understand that we made this decision looking for the best outcomes for all our customers and partners in the ENT and wider healthcare community.

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Conference Overview

The 17th Middle East Otolaryngology Conference returns even bigger and better for 2020.

Taking place from 5-7 October 2020, ME-OTO will host 7 CME scientific conferences and an educational programme, including old favorites such as Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery. 

Theme: “Tomorrow's Otolaryngology Today”

This is a must attend event for all Otolaryngology healthcare professionals who look to hear from, and ultimately establish themselves as, field experts. 

Conferences at a Glance

Please note: The programme is currently being updated. Please submit an enquiry and we will send it to you when it's ready

Keynote Speakers

  • Frederick Kozak, British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital, Canada
  • Nathan Jowett, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Narinder Singh, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Australia
  • Paul Kerr, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Hassan Ramadan, West Virginia University, USA
  • Issam Saliba, University of Montreal, Canada
  • Emmanuel Lescanne, IFOS, FranceRami Batniji, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), USA
  • Ahmed M. Soliman, Temple University, USA
  • Andrea Beghi, Otoperforma, Italy
  • Asprella Libonati, Madonna Delle Grazie Hospital, Italy
  • Philippe Monnier, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Raewyn Campbell, Royal Prince Alfred and Macquarie University Hospitals, Australia
  • Prepageran Narayanan, University Malaya Medical Center, Malaysia

ME OTO Conference brochure

Congress Committee:

Congress Chair: 

Prof Dr Talal Alkhatib, Chairman of Saudi Board of Otolaryngology, Associate Professor, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, KSA

Activity Director:
Dr Mahdi Shkoukani, Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Meeting and Scientific Committee: 

  • Rhinology: Dr Islam Herzallah, Associate Professor and Consultant, Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, KSA, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt
  • Laryngology: Dr Lega Natto, Otolaryngology Consultant, Laryngology & Voice Disorders, International Medical Center, Jeddah, KSA
  • Paediatric Otolaryngology: Prof Dr Randa Barazi, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and Quality Director, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Head and Neck Surgery: Dr Mohammed Alessa, Assistant Professor & Consultant, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA
  • Audiology: Prof Dr Farghal Mohamed, Director of Hearing and Balance, National Guard Hospital, Jeddah, KSA
  • Otology & Neurotology and CI: Dr Musaed Alzahrani, Regional Director of Otolaryngology Residency Training, Eastern Province and Bahrain, Head of ENT Section, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Director of Surgical line at Eastern Province Health Cluster E1, Dammam, KSA
  • Facial Plastic Surgery: Prof Dr Yazeed Alghonaim, Assistant Professor Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Consultant, National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, KSA
  • Facial Plastic Surgery: Dr Basil Hassouneh, Consultant ENT, Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Programme Director: Dr Mustafa Kapadia, Programme Director, TSESI Institute, Dubai, UAE


What's new:

  • Dedicated tracks for Head & Neck Surgery, Laryngology, Paediatric Otolaryngology
  • Hands-on training workshops with international Otolaryngology experts
  • Over 100 scientific poster presentations
  • More international guest speakers from USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, Asia and the GCC region

Key topics:

  • Taking advantage of AI in Otolaryngology
  • Facial reanimation
  • New biologics and techniques in management of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS)
  • Advanced endoscopic sinus procedures: How to do it!
  • Mucosal squamous cell carcinoma
  • Thyroid Malignancy updates
  • Rhinosinusitis in children
  • Management of airway disease in children

Learning objectives:

  • Prescribe and use state-of-the-art treatment modalities and new therapies by correctly integrating them into practice
  • Apply current evidence-backed research in the treatment of otolaryngologic and related disorders
  • Review updates on practical applications affecting operative procedures, drugs, and medical devices
  • Describe the latest evidence-based clinical pathways and practice guidelines
  • Review patient outcomes based on peer reviewed research