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Welcome Message

Dear friends and colleagues ,

“It’s truly an honor to be elected by my peers as the Chairperson of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck surgery (MEAOHNS) meeting, one of the region’s largest gatherings in the field of otolaryngology. Throughout history, the medical field including otolaryngology pioneered in the Middle East and since then world renowned ORL physicians originate from this region”.

I intend to continue the mission of the academy; extending and sharing our experience in the field of ORL among our fellow colleagues in the Middle East and globally, where our only true goal is exchanging knowledge with each other and continue to educate, train, and support our younger colleagues, whom will soon be handed the torch from their seniors.

I hope to emphasize the importance of serving our community to improve patient care across the Middle East and around the world.

I have devoted my career to Otolaryngology, over the past 20 years I have dedicated myself to the pursuit of excellence in this diverse field.

As MEAOHNS Chairperson, I intend to closely collaborate with all core subspecialties in ORL, to ensure a well-organized and global coverage. I will also continue the development of MEAOHNS outstanding scientific program and research opportunity and have diverse sessions focusing on the young physicians in ORL.

As the first female chairperson of the academy, I am proud to announce the inauguration of the Women in Otolaryngology Middle East (WIOME) chapter, where all female ORL doctors in the middle east region will have a platform to share their experiences, assist the career development of women, provide ample opportunities for networking and mentoring, and to celebrate ORL female pioneers in the middle east region.

I welcome you to join our upcoming meeting, which I assure you will enjoy the diverse scientific program and the social interaction with your colleagues.

Asst. Prof. Mona Ashoor
Chairperson of Otolaryngology Department
King Fahad Hospital of the University,
College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman
Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Director of Associate Program Saudi Board
of Otolaryngology Third Sector
Chairperson, Middle East Academy of
Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery

Dear friends and colleagues ,

I hope everyone is safe and in good health. It is about time to resume our Annual Meeting of the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, to see each other and exchange knowledge and experience. We have put together a well-rounded scientific program featuring elite speakers from all around the world. Looking forward to seeing you all in Dubai.

Dr. Muaaz Tarabichi
Co-founder, Tarabichi Stammberger Ear and
Sinus Institute
Founding Board Member of the IWGEES
Dubai, UAE

Why Attend

The 18th Annual meeting of Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery is one of the largest ENT gatherings in the Middle East region. This meeting gives an opportunity to attending ENT colleagues to share their clinical and practical knowledge, to improve and expand their clinical skills, to present their scientific research work and enhance the quality of patient care.

Target Audience

  • Otorhinolaryngologists
  • ENT Specialist & Consultants
  • Facial Plastic surgeons
  • Audiologists
  • Speech Therapist
  • Skull base Surgeons / Neurosurgeons
  • Cochlear implant specialist
  • General Practitioner
  • ENT Nurses

Topics Covered

  • Rhinology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Rhinoplasty/ Hands on Fillers and Botox sessionLaryngology/ Speech Pathology
  • Cochlear Implant/ Otology and Neurotology
  • Sleep Surgery
  •  Head & Neck Surgery
  • Audio Vestibular Session

Important Dates

Committee & Faculty

Dr. Islam Herzallah
MD, PhD,
Professor & Consultant
Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Centre
Zagazig University, Egypt.

Dr. Saad Alsaleh
Associate Professor
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Department
King Saud University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Abdulmalik Saied
Abdulmalik S. Alsaied, MD
Consultant otolaryngology, voice, swallowing and airway surgery
Imam Abdulrahman Ibn Faisal University
Khobar, KSA

Dr. Firas Alzoubi

Dr. Mondy Hammad
ENT Consultant and Head of ENT Department
Director of Cochlear Implant Program
Al Mafraq Hospital,
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Basil Hassouneh
Consultant ENT,
Facial Plastic Surgery,
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital,
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Amani A Obeid
Consultant of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
King Saud University Medical City
Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Randa Barazi
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgery and Quality Director

Dr. Eyas Othman
Chairman Department of Otolaryngology Head & Surgery
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Ibrahim Alshami

Dr. Mohammed Hassan Eesa
Associate professor of Otorhinolaryngology
Zagazig university, Zagazig, Egypt
Head of Otorhinolaryngology department
Saudi German hospital
Saudi Arabia

Dr. Mohammed Alfarghal
Head of Audiology and Vestibular unit
Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
King AbdulAziz Medical City Jeddah
Jeddah , Saudi Arabia

Sandhya Vatakkepatt, MD
Vestibular Audiologist
Harley Street Medical Centre
Abu Dhabi – UAE

Dr. Ibrahim Alshami

Dr. Hiba Alreefy

Dr. Nada Aldabl

Conference Chair
Asst. Prof. Mona Ashoor,
Chairperson of Otolaryngology Department
King Fahad Hospital of the University,
College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman
Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Director of Associate Program Saudi Board
of Otolaryngology Third Sector
Chairperson, Middle East Academy of
Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery

Conference Co-chair:
Dr. Muaaz Tarabichi,
Co-Founder, TSESI Dubai
Chair-Elect, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation,
Chairman, Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology Founding Board Member of the IWGEES,
Founding Member of the AAOC,
Sits on the steering committee for GCIN,
Dubai, UAE

Program Director
Dr. Mustafa Kapadia,
Director of Education TSESI,
Executive Board Member, IWGEES
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Maha Yousif
Prof. of Pulmonology
Faculty of Medicine
Menoufia University
Head of sleep medicine Unit
Airforce Specialized Hospital
Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Vikas Agrawal

Dr. Claudio Vicini

Dr. Mohamed Al Ajmi

Dr. Clemens Heiser

Prof. Dr. Nico de Vries,
ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon
MD, PhD Otolaryngology
1 OLVG Hospital Amsterdam, 2 ACTA Amsterdam,
The Netherlands, 3 University of Antwerp, Belgium
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dr. Ahmad Bahgat
Associate professor of ORL
Consultant of sleep surgery
Alexandria university
Alexandria, Egypt

Professor Vijayendra Honnurappa
Director of Vijaya ENT Care Centre, ENT
Vijaya ENT Care Centre
Bangalore, India

Robert Vincent
Otologist Surgeon
Causse Ear Clinic
Colombiers (Béziers), France

Dr. Mark Prince
Chair and Charles Krause Professor of Otolaryngology-HNS
University of Michigan,
Michigan, USA

Professor Dr. Pavel Dulguerov
Centre for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Maxillo-Facial and Head & Neck Surgery
Hospital de la Tour
Chemin de la Tour 12
1217 Meyrin

Dr. Dana L. Crosby
Department Chair/Program Director/Associate Professor
Director of Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Director of Otolaryngic Allergy
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Daniel Jensen

Neil Bateman

Hayat Adib, MD
Pediatric otolaryngologist
Al Jalila Children’s Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Mohamad A. Bitar, MD
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Chief of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Director of the Cochlear Implant Program
Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital &
Ajunc Clinical Professor
Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine & Health Sciences
Dubai, UAE

Safeena Kherani,
Pediatric ENT Consultant
Al Jalila Children’s Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Faisal Zawawi
Department of Otolaryngology
Head & Neck Surgery
King Abdulaziz University,
Jeddah, KSA

Talal Al-Khatib, MD
Associate professor,
Pediatric Otolaryngology
King Abdulaziz University
Jeddah, KSA

Alaaddine Jebreel
Consultant Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Riyadh, KSA

Latifah almakoshi

Ahmad Khatib

Abdullah AlBader, MD
Head of Department
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital
Rhinology- Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Pediatric Otolaryngology Specialist
Zain Hospital
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Mai Abdulla Nasser
Pediatric Otolaryngology
KSU pediatric ORL
BDF ORL-H&N Saudi Board program director
Bahrain Defence Force -Royal Medical Services
Riffa, Bahrain

Dr. Dario Yacovino
Medical Doctor, Neurologist, Neuro-otologist
Deputy chief of the Neurology Department
Dr. Cesar Milstein Hospital and Buenos Aires Memory and balance Clinic
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Albert Merati
Past-President American Academy of Otolaryngology
Head & Neck Surgery
Past-President American Broncho-Esophagological Association
Professor & Chief, Laryngology
Department of Otolaryngology – HNS
School of Medicine
Associate Medical Director for Quality and Safety, UW Medical Centers
Adjunct Professor, Speech and Hearing Sciences
Affiliate Faculty, School of Music
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington USA

Yakabu Karagama
Lead Voice, Airway and Swallowing Service
Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital,
London, UK

Dr. Yassin Bahgat
Professor of otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Faculty of Medicine
Alexandria , EGYPT

Dr. Mostafa Ismail
Assistant Professor
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Minia University.
Minia University Hospital

Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim
Alexandria University
Alexandria main university hospital
Alexandria Egypt

Dr. Amr Elsamman
Professor of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery department
Cairo University
Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Mohamed Arnaout
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery,
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City,
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Ghassan Alokby
Consultant of rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery – Adjunct assistant professor
Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Alfaisal University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Naif Alfattani

Dr. Sumaiya Muathen
Consultant of Otolaryngology, Head & neck surgery/ Rhinology & skull base surgery,
Head of Rhinology/ Skull base surgery department
Director of otolaryngology training program in Makkah Health Cluster
Otolaryngology, Head& neck surgery
King Abdullah Medical City Makkah/ KSA
Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Samy Elhammady
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Department of Neurological Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi/Neurological Institute
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Mohannad Alqudah
Professor of Rhinology-Skull base Surgery
Department of ORL-HNS
Jordan University of Science & Technology-King
Abdullah University Hospital
JUST & KAUH, Irbid

Dr. Enrico Robotti
Past President of the Rhinoplasty Society of Europe
Past President of the Italian Society of Plastic Surgery
Bergamo, Italy

Abstract Submission


You are invited to submit an abstract for The 18th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology; Head and Neck Surgery, to be held from 26 – 28 May 2023, at the Event Centre, Dubai Festival City in Dubai, The United Arab Emirates.

To submit an abstract, please read all of the instructions below:

Abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2023 – 11:59 PM GST.
Notification on Acceptance/Rejection: 28 February 2023 – 11:59 PM GST
Please note that only electronic submissions are accepted.


All abstracts must be submitted in English using the online submission form on the ENTAcademy website.

General conditions

  1. Abstracts are required for all e-poster and proffered paper presentations.
  2. Abstracts must be submitted maximum by 15 February 2023 (23:59 GST). Abstracts received after this time will not be accepted for judging.
  3. Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  4. Withdrawal of abstracts can only be accepted if notified in writing. It is possible to withdraw an abstract 14 days after notification on acceptance.
  5. If selected, it is the responsibility of the presenter to bear his travel and accommodation expenses.

Presenting Author and Registration

  1. Please verify that your email address (submitter and presenting author) is correct as it will be used for contacting you after the review process.
  2. Disclosure: Abstract submitter and presenter are required to disclose any conflict of interest.
  3. Ensure that all co-authors approve the abstract submission, publication, and potential presentation.
  4. At least one of the named authors of an abstract display must be a registered paying delegate for the conference they are submitting their abstract to Registrations must be received by Wednesday, 15 March 2023.
  5. Abstract submitters must consent to the Policies of Abstract Submission.
  6. Scientific committee reserves the right to exclude any abstract from the scientific program that is not followed by a participant registration at the latest 14 days after notification on acceptance.
  7. Hotel expenses, travel expenses and registration fee will not be paid or reimbursed to any author accepted for oral presentation or e-poster display.

Types of Submissions

  • Free Paper Submission
  • Keynote lecture – 1 hour presentation on a specific subject matter
  • Roundtable proposal – 1 hour discussion between 3 or more experts who will present for 10 minutes each and be hosted by the moderator
  • Panel Discussion – 1 hour discussion between experts on a specific issue with questions directed by the moderator to share different opinions. The moderator will define the presentation and lead the discussion with the panelists.
  • Instructional course – A 1 hour session delivered by one or two instructors which includes explanations using graphics, videos or images.
  • How I do it – 1 hour session which shows his/her experience in a particular procedure

Contents of your abstract

  1. Submissions should include Original Works and Case Reports on the following topics:
    • Otology and Neurotology
    • Cochlear Implant surgery
    • Rhinology and Skull base Surgery
    • Rhinoplasty surgery
    • Laryngology and voice therapy
    • Pediatric Otolaryngology
    • Head and Neck Cancer surgery
    • Vestibular Medicine
    • Sleep Surgery
  2. Scientific abstracts are limited to 1500 characters (approximately 250 words) from the `Purpose’ to the ‘Conclusion’ fields inclusive. (Please do not include the title and the author’s information in the text body (names and affiliations), this information will be required in the web form)
  3. The title should be as brief as possible but long enough to clearly indicate the nature of the study. Write the abstract title in CAPITAL LETTERS. No full stop at the end. The title of the abstract for the Poster or presentation at the meeting should be the same as the title on the submitted abstract.
  4. There are no limitations on the number of abstracts that an individual can submit. However, one individual can only present a maximum of 2 abstract (independent of the format) during the entire conference. If you have more than 2 abstracts accepted, you will be obliged to identify alternate presenters for any abstract above the first two.
  5. The abstract must include the following:



  6. All abbreviations must be defined in first use.
  7. No identifying features such as names of authors, hospitals, medical schools, clinics or cities may be listed in the title or abstract text, as a “blind” review process will be used. You will be asked to enter the name(s) of author(s) and their institution(s), when you submit your abstract online
  8. Statements such as “results will be discussed” or “data will be presented” cannot be accepted
  9. By submitting an abstract, the authors confirm that the abstract is their own original work, is not defamatory or unlawful and does not infringe anyone else’s rights
  10. Submission of material which has previously been submitted and or presented elsewhere is welcomed providing copyright is not infringed
  11. No amendments or additions to abstracts or authors can be made once your abstract has been submitted. Please ensure that all information is correct and all authors are listed when submitting
  12. Please note that all submissions are subject to proof reading and editing
  13. Use of brand names for all references to products or companies, generic names must be used. The brand name can be inserted as a reference at the bottom of the abstract page. Papers containing brand names/company names in the abstract text (i.e. not in a reference at the bottom of the page) may be rejected for this reason only. Conference scientific committee reserves the right to replace any brand name with a generic name without further notice.
  14. Images that are uploaded to follow the abstract are not guaranteed inclusion in the conference materials


  1. Judges appointed by the Scientific Committee will assess and judge scientific abstracts for both poster and oral presentations.
  2. To avoid any conflict of interest, a “blind” review process will be used.
  3. The decision of the judges is final.

All submissions should be submitted by 15 February 2023.
To submit your abstract, please also fill the below ‘ME-AOHNS Abstract Form.

Abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2023 – 11:59 PM GST.
Notification on Acceptance/Rejection: 28 February 2023 – 11:59 PM GST.
Please note that only electronic submissions are accepted.

We are pleased to announce the “Heinz Stammberger Resident Research Competition” that will be held at the upcoming 18th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology; Head and Neck Surgery from 26 – 28 May 2023.

The Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology (MEAO) will sponsor the travel of 30 trainees and young otolaryngologists from across the globe (including air tickets, accommodation, and registration) to attend the event in Dubai and present their research work.
If you are a trainee or an otolaryngologist under the age of 30 and are interested in presenting your research at 18th Annual Meeting, please submit your abstract to us no later than 15 February 2023.

We will select the top 30 submissions to receive the sponsorship (1000 USD to cover expenses towards travel, accommodation & registration), and in addition the three best research papers presented by the residents will receive the “Heinz Stammberger Resident Research Award’’ trophy and a cash prize.

Submission instructions for oral presentations:

Participants should be an ENT resident in good standing or a recent graduate (less than 30 years old) with good knowledge of English to present the study and to join in the discussions.
The submission should contain the following:

  • Topic of presentation
  • Abstract (limited to 150 words)
  • Resume(s) (maximum two pages) including all recent publications
  • Letter from the Head of Department documenting the status of the applicant
  • Presenter(s) identifying information as follows:
    Full name:
    Current Status/position:
  • The manuscript must not exceed 10 pages of double spaced text, excluding references
  • Include one slide in your presentation detailing your level of training and exact contribution into the research

All submissions should be submitted by 15 February 2023.
To submit your abstract, please also fill the below ‘Resident Abstract Submission form’.

Registration Fees

18th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology; Head and Neck Surgery

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18th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology; Head and Neck Surgery
Rhinoplasty Track ONLY (2 days)

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