ENTAcademy - 19th Annual Meeting of ME-AOHNS
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Why Attend

The 19th Annual meeting of the 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/Anterior Skull base Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Dubai Rhinoplasty Masterclass
  • Cochlear Implant/ Otology and Neurotology
  • Sleep Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Audio Vestibular Session

Committee & Faculty

Conference Chair
Dr. Islam Herzallah, MD, PhD,
Professor, Chairman of Rhinology Section, Middle East Academy of ORL
Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery,
Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Department, Zagazig University, Egypt
Consultant, Egyptian German ENT Center (EGENT), Cairo, Egypt

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. Mohammed Alfarghal
MD, Specialized in Audiovestibular Medicine
Chief Hearing and Balance
King Abdul Aziz Medical City
Director of AVISA online Insitute
Jeddah, KSA

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

Dr. Mohammed Hassan Eesa
Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology
Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt
Currently Head of Otorhinolaryngology Department
Saudi German Hospital
Jeddah, KSA

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

Dr. Talal Khatib
Professor of Otolaryngology – Head Neck Surgery
Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University
Pediatric Otolaryngologist KAU Hospital & KFSHRC
Jeddah, KSA

Dr. Hani Marzouki
Associate Professor & Consultant
Head & Neck Oncology – Microvascular Reconstruction
Chairman – Department of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery
King Abdulaziz University
Jeddah, KSA

AliReza Mesbahi

Dr. Alireza Mesbahi
International & European Board Certified
Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Essam Saleh
Prof. of Otolaryngology, Alexandria University, Egypt
Consultant of Otology & Skull Base Surgery
King Abdullah Medical City
Makkah, KSA

Dr. Mohamed Abdelwahab, PhD
Director of Sleep and Facial Skeletal Surgery
Assistant Professor
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina
(Medicine and Dentistry)
Charleston, USA

Dr. Ahmed Afifi

Dr. Vikas Agrawal
Director, Speciality ENT Hospital, Mumbai
Consultant ENT Surgeon, Jaslok Hospital
Mumbai, India

Dr. Abdullah Albader

Dr. Baher Ashour
FEBORL, Consultant Otolaryngologist
Zayed Military Hospital, Sharjah, UAE
Assist. Professor of Otolaryngology
Cairo University
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Peter Baptista, PhD
Specialist ENT, Sleep Surgery Specialist
Alzahra Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Prof. Dario Bertossi
Associate Professor in Maxillo Facial Surgery
Department of Head and Neck
Maxillofacial Plastic Surgery Unit
Section Delegate for Head and Neck Dept
Co-delegate for International Relationships
University of Verona, Italy
Policlinico G.B. Rossi, Piazzale L.A. Scuro
Verona, Italy

Dr. Bashar Bizrah
ENT Facial Plastic Surgeon, Facial Plastic/ ENT
Bizrahmed Dubai, Al Zahara Hospital Dubai
Gargash Hospital Dubai
Welbeck Hospital London
Dubai & London

Prof. Hussam El Bosraty
Professor of Otorhinolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery
Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University
Consultant of ENT
Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Pediatric Cancer Hospital
Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Nina Bozanic

Prof. Renuka Bradoo
Professor and Head of ENT and
Head Neck Surgery
LTM Medical College and General Hospital
Mumbai, India

Dr. Jannis Constantinidis
Department of ORL, Head & Neck Surgery
Aristotle University
AHEPA Hospital
Thessaloniki, Greece

Prof. Ali Danesh
MS, PhD, Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders &
Integrated Biomedical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Taseer Din
Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Head-Neck Surgeon
Attending Physician
Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery
Sidra Medicine and Research Center
Doha, Qatar

Dr. Tamer Ebaied
ENT Consultant, Alexandria University
MRCS-ENT, Edinburgh, EES Fellow, UNIMORE University
NMC ADNOC related Facility Hospital
Al Dannha Hospital NMC
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prof. Magdy Eisa
Professor and Head Of Otorhinolaryngology
Tanta University, Tanta University Hospital
Tanta Faculty of Medicine
Tanta, Egypt

Dr. Mohamed M.K. Badr-El-Dine
Ph.D, Sr.Consultant Otology Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman
Professor of Otolaryngology
Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
Past-President and Founding Member of the IWGEES
President of the Egyptian Society of Skull Base Surgery

Prof. Hamdy El-Hakim
Pediatric Otolaryngologist Head & Neck Surgeon
Residency Program Director
Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Director
Department of Surgery, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada

Dr. Ismail Elnashar
Professor, Otolaryngology
Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University
Zagazig, Egypt

Dr. Lilian Felipe
Ph.D, Associate Professor
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
Lamar University
Beaumont, Texas, USA

Dr. Vinod Felix
Consultant ENT & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgeon
KIMS Health
Honorary Consultant Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Sree Chitra Institute of Medical Sciences &
Regional Cancer Centre
Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Dr. Leila Freire

Prof. Dr. Javier Gavilán
Professor and Chairman
Department of Otolaryngology
La Paz University Hospital
Madrid, Spain

Dr. Tamer Ghanem
Premier Head and Neck Surgery PC, CEO
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Premier Head and Neck Surgery PC
Flint, USA

Dr. Gerard Gianoli
The Ear and Balance Institute
Covington, Louisiana, US
Clinical Associate Professor
Tulane University School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Pediatrics
New Orleans, Louisiana, US

Dr. Mohnish Grover
Additional Superintendent and Professor ENT
SMS Medical College
Jaipur, India

Dr. Kamel Hadjbi
Medical Director of Private ENT Clinic
Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Otology & Endoscopic Ear Surgery
Algiers, Algeria

Ms. Souad Haijoub
Vertigo and Vestibular Rehabilitation
Private Clinical Practitioner
Paris, France

Dr. Grant Hamilton
Division Chair/ Associate Professor
Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN, USA

Dr. Ehsan Hendawy Ibrahim
Lecturer and Consultant of ENT
Zagazig University Hospital
Zagazig City, Egypt

Dr. Ignazio Tasca
Director of Department, ENT
Public Hospital Imola
Imola, Italy

Prof. Amal Isaiah
Professor of Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Professor of Pediatrics and Diagnostic Radiology
Division Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Dr. Sohit Kanotra
Pediatric Airway Surgeon
Director Complex Pediatric Airway Program
Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
David Geffen School of Medicine

Dr. Alkis Karligkiotis
Consultant, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Ospedale Di Circolo / ASST Sette Laghi
Varese, Italy

Prof. Sergei Karpischenko
Professor and Chairman
ENT Department
First Pavlov State Medical University
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Dr. Jamal Kassouma
ENT Consultant, Head of Cochlear Implant Unit
HOD, Al Zahra Private Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Hassen Kerkeni
FMH, Head of Center of Vision, Perception and
Vertigo/Balance Clinics
University Department of Neurology
Bern University Hospital
Bern, Switzerland

Mr. Sherif Khalil
Consultant ENT and Skull Base Surgeon
ENT & Auditory Implants, Royal National Ear
Nose and Throat and Eastman Dental Hospitals &
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
London, UK

Dr. Michel Lacour
Professor, Doctor in Neurosciences
Integrative and Cognitive Neurosciences
Aix-Marseille University
Marseille, France

Dr. Lorenzo Lauda
ENT, Grupp Otologico
Casa Di Cura Piacenza
Piacenza, Italy

Dr. Iriana Maharani
ORL-HNS, Assistant Professor
Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Dr. Saiful Anwar Academic Hospital
Faculty of Medicine Universitas Brawijaya
Malang, Indonesia

Prof. Osama Marglani
Umm Alqura University and
International Medical Center
Makkah, KSA

Dr. Rania Mehanna
Paediatric Otolaryngology
Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin
Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Mr. Santdeep Paun
Consultant Facial Plastic Surgeon
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Royal London Hospital
London UK

Dr. Charles Plishka
Physical Therapist, Physical Medicine
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Louisiana, USA

Dr. Prashanth Prabhu
Assistant Professor
Audiology Department of Audiology
All India Institute of Speech and Hearing
Mysuru, Karnataka, India

Dr. Mohamed Rashwan
PhD, M.Sc. FRCS, MRCS of Otolaryngology
Specialty Doctor ENT, Barking Havering and Redbridge
University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
Consultant & Lecturer of Otolaryngology
Faculty of Medicine
Suez Canal University Teaching Hospitals, Ismailia, Egypt
EOS Board Certified in Sleep Breathing Disorders Surgery
Fellow ORL,H&N and Sleep Surgery
G.B.Morgagni-L.Pierantoni Hospital

Dr. Soham Roy
Chair, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children’s Hospital, Colorado
Professor & Vice Chair, Pediatrics, Department of Otolaryngology
University of Colorado, School of Medicine

Dr. Rodolfo Lugo Saldana
Sleep Breathing Disorders Clinic Director
Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
Hospital Constitucion ISSSTE
Monterrey, Mexico

Dr. Rami Al Salman
Consultant Rhinologist Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgeon
Ear Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery
Abdali Hospital, Clemenceau Medical Group
Amman, Jordan

Dr. Suhail Sayed

Dr. Erich Schneider
Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus – Senftenberg
Computer Science
Institute of Medical Technology
Cottbus, Germany

Dr. Nishit Shah

Prof. Hossam Sayed Gamil Elsherif
Professor of Otolaryngology
Department of Otolaryngology HNS
Tanta University
Tanta, Egypt

Dr. Mahdi Shkoukani
Department Chair, Associate Professor
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Cleveland Clinic
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Gordon Soo

Dr. Vicky Stewart
Physiotherapist, Coach
Dizzy Resolve Integrative Coaching and
Advanced Vestibular Clinics and
Gold Coast University Hospital
Benowa, Australia

Prof. Laurent Tardivet
Otoneurologist, Otorhinolayngology
Physician and Head and Neck Surgeon

Dr. Laila M.Telmesani
Professor & Consultant
Otorhinolaryngology/Otology & Neurotology
Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
King Fahad University Hospital
Al Khobar, KSA

Mr. Alain Thiry
Vestibular Therapist
Self-Employed & I.U.F.C
Nice, France

Prof. Claudio Vicini
Associate Professor
Eminent Scholar, University of Ferrara and
Pier Damiano Hospital, GVM
Faenza, Italy

Dr. Mohamed Al Washahy
S.Consultant, ENT
Rhinology and Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery
Sultan Qaboos University Hopsital

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

Dr. Mario Turri Zanoni
PhD, Consultant and Assistant Professor
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Skull Base Surgery
University of Insubria
Varese, Italy

Dr. Eleni Zoe Gkoritsa
PhD, ENT Surgeon
Tripoli, Greece

Abstract Submission


Abstract submission deadline: 31 December 2023 – 11:59 PM GST

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: 31 January 2024 – 11:59 PM GST

Please note that only electronic submissions are accepted.

We are pleased to announce the “Heinz Stammberger Resident & Young Otolaryngologist Research Competition” that will be held during the upcoming 19th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology; Head and Neck Surgery from 19 – 21 April 2024.

Based on the quality of the submitted abstracts, the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology (MEOTO Academy) will provide Travel Grants for the top 30 ORL candidates (1000 USD each, plus free registration) to support them in presenting their outstanding research in the meeting and to help them attend the 19th ME-OTO conference in Dubai.

If you are an ENT resident or a young otolaryngologist under the age of 32 (Date of Birth after Dec 31, 1991) and are interested in presenting your research at 19th Annual MEOTO Academy Meeting, please submit the abstract to us no later than 31 December 2023.

We will select the top 30 submissions to receive the sponsorship (1000 USD to cover expenses of travel and accommodation + free registration).

Moreover, the best research papers presented by the residents will receive the “Heinz Stammberger Resident Research Award’’ trophy and an additional cash prize.

Submission instructions for resident research competition:

  • Should be an ENT resident or a young otolaryngologist (less than 32 years old) as detailed above.
  • Good knowledge of English to present the study.
  • Fill in the required fields that include name, current position, institution, country, email and phone number
  • Include the title of the research work and the list of authors
  • Attach your structured abstract (less than 250 words) that includes the following subtitles: Background, Study type, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.
  • Attach a short Biography
  • Optional: Attach for the full article only if the study is already published.

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To submit an abstract for e-poster, please read all of the instructions below:
Abstract submission deadline: 31 December 2023 – 11:59 PM GST.
Notification on Acceptance/Rejection: 31 January 2024 – 11:59 PM GST.

  • All accepted e-poster submitters will be entitled to receive a 30% discount on the registration (via discount code on a separate email) to support their attendance.
  • All Accepted e-posters will also *receive a prize of AED 500 in cash, onsite, to further support their participation to the conference
    *You should attend at least 70% of the conference sessions during 3 days, in order to receive AED 500 amount. The attendance will be checked based on badge scanning done during the conference days.
  • The presenting author of the submitted abstract should be registered for the conference before Tuesday, 20 February 2024
  • E- Poster Competition: After the end of E-poster presentations, the top 5 E-posters will be announced and each will receive additional AED 1000 prize in cash onsite.

Submission instructions for E-Posters:

  • All abstracts must be submitted in English using the online submission form.
  • Abstract submission for e-posters is open for all Otolaryngologists, as well as for students and interns working with Otolaryngology team.
  • Good knowledge of English to present the study.
  • Fill in the required fields that include name, current position, institution, country, email and phone number
  • Include the title of the research work and the list of authors
  • Attach your structured abstract for research (less than 250 words) that includes the following subtitles: Background, Study type, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Note: Statements such as “results will be discussed” or “data will be presented” without mentioning the actual results cannot be accepted).
  • Case reports or review posters are also acceptable (less than 250 words)
  • Upload a short CV
  • Optional to attach the full article only if the study is already published.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further enquiries: ENT@InfoPlusEvents.com

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You are invited to submit a summary of your Lecture Proposal for the 19th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology; Head and Neck Surgery, to be held from 19 – 21 April 2024, at the Event Centre, Dubai Festival City in Dubai, The United Arab Emirates.

This submission is intended for speakers with extensive experience in a specific topic or subspecialty (highly competitive). Speakers are required to submit a summary of their lecture along with updated CV.
Submission deadline: 31 October 2023 30 November 2023– 11:59 PM GST.
Notification on Acceptance/Rejection: 31 January 2024 – 11:59 PM GST.

Accepted speakers will be part of the conference faculty and will enjoy a free registration. Additional accommodation benefits may be granted depending on budget availability.

Submission instructions for Lecture Proposals:

  • Good knowledge of English is required to present your topic
  • Fill in the required fields that include name, current position, institution, country, email and phone number
  • Include the title of your lecture proposed
  • Attach a summary of your lecture proposal (less than 250 words)
  • Attach an updated CV including the list of your publications, filed of expertise and previous presentations
  • Optional: Attach the presentation PowerPoint or PDF if already available

Click here to submit

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The 19th 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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