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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,
Director of associate program Saudi Board
of Otolaryngology third sector
Chairperson, Middle East Academy of
Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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 Apnea
  •  Head & Neck Surgery
  • Audio Vestibular Session

Important Dates

Committee & Faculty

Coming Soon !!

Conference Chair
Asst. Prof. Mona Ashoor,
Chairperson of Otolaryngology Department
King Fahad Hospital of the University,
College of medicine, Imam Abdulrahman
Bin Faisal University,
Director of associate program Saudi Board
of Otolaryngology third sector
Chairperson, Middle East Academy of
Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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

Coming Soon !!

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: 31 December 2022 – 11:59 PM GST.
Notification on Acceptance/Rejection: 31 January 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 31 December 2022 (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 Monday, 15 February 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.

Contents of your abstract

  1. Original works and Case Reports about Otolaryngology will be accepted.
  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.

Abstract submission deadline: 15 January 2022 – 11:59 PM
Notification on Acceptance/Rejection: 31 January 2022 – 11:59 PM
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 17th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck surgery on 17 – 19 March 2022.
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 17th Annual Meeting, please submit your abstract to us no later than 15 January 2022.
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 are due by 15 January 2022 and should be sent as an email attachment in one PDF file.
During your submission, please also fill the below ‘Resident Abstract Submission form’ to send with the other documents to mustafa@tarabichi.org

Download Resident Abstract Submission Form

Registration Fees

Preliminary Program Tracks

Why Exhibit

The 18th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery presents multiple benefits to your company, including providing a comprehensive platform for targeted promotion and brand exposure where leading members of otolaryngology interact to encourage networking & educational opportunities, and develop its future.

Companies operating within this exciting field will be able to explore the market, interact with HCPs to build lasting relationships, and create new business opportunities by networking with current and prospective clients at all levels and segments – corporate and government departments alike.

More so, sponsorship of the event gives an opportunity to you, our industry partner, to actively contribute to the program through delivering symposiums or workshops.

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