I am happy to inform you that the much awaited Indian Academy of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (IAOHNS)
Welcome to IAOHNS2020, the 7th Annual Conference of the Indian Academy of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Guwahati.
Otorhinolaryngology and the North East India have had a similar trajectory. A mystery for those outside its sphere, for long both has evolved un-noticed, and have today very much exploded with multiple opportunities. And it is this synergy that IAOHNS 2020 plans to celebrate.
We, the organising team of IAOHNS 2020, welcome you all to this one time experience, promising you a journey filled with academic safaris and knowledge cruises. We also offer you the natural diversity of the mysterious and beautiful NE to explore.Read more
Greetings from Chennai.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the beautiful beach resort of Mahabalipuram, an UNESCO heritage site for the Mid-term Conclave of the Indian Academy of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (IAOHNS).
The theme of the conclave is “Discerning the Nuances of Otology”. The conference will bring together some great minds in the field of Otology and Vestibular Medicine.
Instructional courses, symposias, seminars and panel discussions will highlight the burning topics in Otology.
We welcome you to this intellectual feast and hope that you will participate and contribute.
On 11th March 2020, the WHO declared the novel corona virus infection Covid-19, a global pandemic. This set in motion a series of actions by numerous countries across the world with profound effects on the way medicine is practiced. The specialty of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (ORLHNS) was not immune to these stages. Soon after the declaration, the surgeon general of the US proclaimed a formal advisory to all healthcare facilities across the US to cancel all elective surgeries. This action was taken with two goals in mind.
• To minimize the transmission of the virus within the healthcare facilities
• To conserve healthcare facilities particularly, hospital beds, to treat the possible overwhelming number of people likely to be affected by the pandemic
IAOHNS is seized of the problems arising from the cancellation of all elective surgeries during the COVID pandemic. The academy has embarked on a mission to inform his members about various strategies for starting the practice of Otolaryngology and elective surgeries while maintaining the safety of personnel and patients.
This document is a result of a discussion held within the Indian academy and the academy would like to reiterate that the document is based on information available at this point of time.
However COVID pandemic is a dynamic crisis and if the situation warrants it, this document will be modified or revised based on the circumstances.
Thus, there is a desperate need to work out a safe exit strategy from the current situation with regards to elective surgeries while minimizing the risk to the patient and personnel.
IAOHNS has come out with an updated version of "Position Statement on Return to Practice for Otorhinolaryngologists - Standard Operating Procedures".
This document reflects the consensus opinion of the members of the Indian Academy of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (IAOHNS). It is not binding on any individual / individual clinic. However, it is the recommendation of the IAOHNS that, wherever possible, this document should act as a guideline for clinics performing ENT Clinical evaluation and management including surgery in India.