Otology Track

Key Topics:

  • Cholesteatoma surgery – revisited
  • Facial nerve in otology and lateral skull base surgery
  • Controversies in otology 
  • Middle ear reconstruction

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


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


Call us on +971 (0) 4 336 7334 for more information or email me-oto@informa.com

DAY 1: Sunday, 1 April 2018


09:00 -- Opening remarks -- Sarafudeen Karlath
09:05  -- Keynote: Surgical management of petrous apex cholesteatoma -- Miguel Aristegui
Mini-seminar: Cholesteatoma revisited
Moderator: Sarafudeen Karlath
09:35 -- From retraction pockets into early stage cholesteatoma: pathogenesis and
management -- Sarafudeen Karlath

09:55 -- Canal wall up – mastoidectomy – step by step approach -- Ravi Ramalingam 

10:15 -- Canal wall down technique: Rationale, indications and technique -- Miguel Aristegui 

10:35 -- Management of the intact, mobile stapes in cholesteatoma surgery:  A 12-year experience -- Emma Stapleton

10:50 -- Q&A

11:00 -- Coffee Break

11:30 -- Panel discussion: Hearing reconstruction in chronic otitis media
Moderator: Sarafudeen Karlath
Panelists: Miguel Aristegui, Munahi Alqahtani, Ravi Ramalingam, Emma Stapleton

12:30 -- Lunch Break

Mini-seminar: Facial nerve in middle ear and lateral skull base surgery
Moderator: Miguel Aristegui
14:00 -- Anatomical landmarks for Facial nerve during middle ear surgery -- Ravi Ramalingam
14:20 -- Management of the facial nerve in lateral trans-temporal approaches -- Miguel Aristegui
14:40 -- Surgical treatment of the facial nerve in cholesteatoma surgery -- Sarafudeen Karlath
15:00 -- Coffee Break

Panel discussion: Difficult situations in my otology practice and how I do it?
Moderator: Ravi Ramalingam
Panelists: Miguel Aristegui, Sarafudeen Karlath, Munahi Alqahtani, Emma Stapleton

Otology abstract session
Moderator: Sarafudeen Karlath
16:30 -- The role of ear endoscopy in diagnosis of ear diseases -- Munahi Alqahtani  
16:40 -- Lateral skull base surgery -- Kishore Chandra Prasad
16:50 -- The management of temporal bone malignancies -- Arturo Mario Poletti
17:00 -- The pattern of epithelial migration of the ear canal skin in Otitis media -- Munahi Alqahtani
17:10 -- Update in SSNHL -- Badr Zagzoog
17:20 -- A comparative study of the efficacy of topical nasal steroids, versus systemic steroids in the
treatment of otitis media with effusion in children -- Tamer Abdel Wahhab Mohammad Ismail
17:30 -- Myringotomy as an outpatient procedure -- Amir Al Shammari
17:40 -- Middle cranial fossa defect in atypical presentation: Spontaneous CSF rhinorrhea with left temporal
meningo-encephalocele in idiopathic intracranial hypertension -- Rawan Mandura
17:50 -- Vitamin D and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: Systematic review and meta-analysis
-- Mohammed Al-Garn

18:00 -- Evaluation of the hearing results after mastoidotympanoplasty operation with or without ossiculoplasty -- Produl Hazarika 

18:10 -- End of conference

  • Dr Arturo Mario Poletti, Otolaryngologyst Consultant Surgeon, Saudi German Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Emma Stapleton, Locum Consultant Otolaryngologist, Skull Base and Cochlear Implant Surgeon, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Salford Royal Hospital, Manchester, UK
  • Prof Dr Khalid Al Noury, Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, KSA
  • Dr Kishore Chandra Prasad, Consultant of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Medwin Medical Centre, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Munahi Al Qahtani, MD, Department of Otolaryngology, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh, KSA
  • Prof Dr Ravi Ramalingam, Cochlear Implant Surgeon, President Elect, Association of Otolaryngologists of India, Secretary, Indian Society of Otology, Managing Director, KKR Group of ENT Hospitals and Clinics, Chennai, India
  • Prof Dr Miguel Aristegui Ruiz, ENT Specialist, Otologic Surgeon, Otoneurosurgeon, Skull Base Surgeon, Associate Professor, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
  • Dr Produl Hazarika, Specialist Otolaryngologist, Department of ENT, NMC Specialty Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Tamer Abdel Wahhab Mohammad Ismail, ENT Assistant Specialist at Hearing and Speech Institute, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt