The 15th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology will provide an outstanding CME-accredited educational programme packed with topics that meet the diverse interests of the attendees by discussing the latest developments in Paediatric Otolaryngology, Cochlear Implants, Otology, Rhinology, Laryngology, Facial plastic Surgery, and Thyroid Cancer.

The conference will take place over 3 days with a variety of teaching formats such as: quality controlled digital presentations, state of the art sessions, expert panels, debates, and instructional courses.

Conference Tracks

Room DAY 1
Sunday 1st April
Monday 2nd April
Tuesday 3rd April

Room 1

Opening Ceremony

Paediatric Otolaryngology*

Paediatric Otolaryngology
(Airway/ General)

Paediatric Cochlear Implants

Room 2




Room 3


Cochlear Implants*

Cochlear Implants*

Room 4


Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery

Room 5



Instructional Courses*

Young Professionals Abstract Session*

Paediatric Otolaryngology

 April 1 - 3, 2018


April 1 - 3,  2018


April 1,  2018

Cochlear Implants

April 2 - 3,  2018


April 1,  2018

Facial Plastic Surgery

April 2 - 3,  2018

2nd Middle East Thyroid Cancer Conference

April 1 - 2,  2018

Instructional Courses

April 3,  2018

What’s New?

  • A brand new track on Paediatric Otolaryngology
  • Many more dedicated sessions for Audiologists
  • Hands-on training with the gurus in Otolatyngology


Benefits of Attending

  • Apply novel tools and techniques to improve the overall health and quality of life for people treated by Otolaryngologists
  • Improve the standard of care in by gaining a critical toolkit of current research and advances in otolaryngology
  • Achieve competence in performing diagnostics and treatment measures to deliver better quality service to otolaryngology patients
  • Review current indications of newly developed products and devices and integrate these advances correctly to clinical practice
  • Access research backed medical practices that will shorten the patient’s hospital stay, recovery time and associated costs


Committee and Conference Chairs:

Congress and Scientific Committee chair:
Dr Muaaz Tarabichi, Head of ENT Department, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Activity Director:
Prof Dr Michael Benninger, Chairman, Head and Neck Institute, Professor of Surgery, Lerner College of Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Scientific Committee and Conference Chairs:

Paediatric Otolaryngology:
Dr Mohamad Bitar, Consultant & Head of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Dr Islam Herzallah, Consultant of Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Centre, King Abdullah Medical City, Riyadh, KSA

Dr Sarafudeen Karlath, Chief, Consultant ENT & Cochlear Implant Surgeon, Ascent Hospital, Kerala, India

Cochlear Implants:
Dr Mondy Hammad, Head of ENT Department, Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Lubaina Sharafally, Clinical Audiologist, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE

2nd Middle East Thyroid Cancer Conference:
Dr Carmelo Barbaccia, Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Facial Plastic Surgery Conference:
Dr Hossam Foda, Professor & Head of Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology Dept, Alexandria Medical School, Alexandria, Egypt

Dr Mustafa Kapadia, Surgical Assistant ENT, ENT Clinic, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE