Conference Programmes

26th Annual Scientific Conference of the Caribbean Association Of Otolaryngologists (CAO)
in Association with the University of the West Indies,
American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
and Barbados Association of Otolaryngologists, Head & Neck Surgeons,

The Radisson Aquatica Resort Hotel
Barbados
April 30 – May 3, 2018

PROGRAMMES

[May 1]   [May 2]   [May 3]

Monday, April 30

9:00am-9:00pm
Arrivals

2:00pm-7:00pm
Arrivals / Registration

7:00pm-10:00pm
Cocktail Reception, Radisson Aquatica


Tuesday, May 1

7:00am-2:00pm
Registration

8:00am-8:30am
Welcome & Opening Ceremony
Prayers
– TBA
Welcome: Minister of Health
– Hon. Mr. John Boyce

Welcome: President, CAO – Dr. B. Grandison
Opening Remarks: V.P., CAO – Dr. J.M. Dowell

Academic Session 1
Moderator: Dr. George Roberts

8:30am-9:00am
“Now she can Hear” – Cochlear Implantation – A Mother’s Perspective
Parent of Cochlear Implant Child (Janelle Prescott)

9:00am-9:30am
Nasal Surgery in Children
Prof. Ignazio Tasca (Italy)

9:30am-10:00am
Stridor in the Newborn
Dr. Josh Bedwell (Texas, USA)

10:00am-10:30am
Sialorrhea and Secretion Management in Children
Dr. Elton Lambert (Texas, USA)

10:30am-10:45am
Q&A

10:45am-11:15am
Coffee Break and View Exhibits

Academic Session 2
Moderator: Dr. Marq Dowell

11:15am-11:45am
Post-Op Analgesia in the Paediatric patient
Dr. Deidre Larrier (Texas, USA)

11:45am-12:15pm
Head and Neck Manifestations of Child Maltreatment Syndrome
Prof. James Fortson (Atlanta, USA)

12:15pm-12:30pm
Q&A

12:30pm-1:30pm
Lunch & View Exhibits

1:30pm-3:00pm
AGM

3:30pm
Depart from Radisson lobby for Tour

4:00pm-8:00pm
Boat Cruise


Wednesday, May 2

Academic Session 3
Moderator: Dr. Vincent Clarke

8:00am-8:20am
“The Deaf Can Do Anything”
Bonnie Leonce (Barbados)

8:30am-9:00am
Quality of life improvement and cost effectiveness in bilateral cochlear implantation
Prof. Joseph Chen (Toronto, Canada)

9:00am-9:15am
Post-Auricular Transcanal Tympanotomy En bloc Removal of Tympanic Paraganglioma: Case Report
Dr. Alicia Sissnett (QEH, Barbados) ***

9:15am-9:30am
External Auditory Canal Mass: A Rare presentation of a Cranial Nerve Tumour
Dr. Leon Noel (SFGH, Trinidad) ***

9:30am-9:45am
Cervical Scar Satisfaction Post Conventional Thyroidectomy
Dr. Cherian Felix (SFGH, Trinidad) ***

9:45am-10:00am
Facial nerve tractography – a glimpse into the future in preoperative strategy in acoustic neuroma surgery
Prof. Joseph Chen (Toronto, Canada)

10:00am-10:30am
New developments in the management of Vestibular Schwannomas
Dr. Jef Mulder (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

10:30am-10:45am
Q&A

10:45am-11:05am
Coffee Break and View Exhibits

Academic Session 4
Moderator: Dr. St Clair Thomas

11:05am-11:40am
Neck Dissection: An Operation in Evolution
Prof. Eugene Myers (Pittsburgh, USA)

11:40am-12:15pm
Scarless Thyroidectomy
Dr. Jonothan Russell (Baltimore, USA)

12:15pm-12:30pm
Q&A

12:30pm-1:30pm
Lunch & View Exhibits

Academic Session 5
Moderator: Dr. Solaiman Juman

1:30pm-2:00pm
The use of CO2 laser in otolaryngology
Prof. James Fortson (Atlanta, USA)

2:00pm-2:15pm
Lasers in ENT Micro Surgical Applications
Fritz A. Brauer (Carlsbad, California)

2:15pm-2:30pm
The Maxillary Tumor
David Richards (EWMSC, Trinidad) ***

2:30pm-3:00pm
Current management of idiopathic facial paralysis (Bell’s Palsy)
Dr. Daniel Coelho (Virginia, USA)

3:00pm-3:15pm
Q&A

3:15pm-3:30pm
Coffee Break & View Exhibits

Academic Session 6
Moderator: Dr. Roy Forde

3:30pm-4:00pm
Paediatric Thyroid Disease
Dr. Matthew Sitton (Texas, USA)

4:00pm-4:30pm
Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma in Jamaica(TBC)
Prof. James Fortson (Atlanta, USA)

4:30pm-4:45pm
Graded Score Predicting Outcomes of Tracheostomy – An objective decannulation algorithm for tracheostomy patients
Dr. Rickhi Ramoutar (EWMSC, Trinidad) ***

4:45pm-5:00pm
Q&A

6:30pm
Bus leaves for Banquet

7:00pm-11:30pm
Banquet


Thursday, May 3

 Academic Session 7
Moderator: Dr. Barbara Grandison

8:00am-8:40am
How Head & Neck Surgery has changed during my Career
Prof Eugene Myers (Pittsburgh, USA)

8:40am-9:10am
Hsa-miR-24-3p Increases Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Radiosensitivity by Targeting Both the 3’UTR and 5’UTR of Jab1/CSN5
Prof. Sumei Wang (Republic of China)

9:10am-9:40am
“Autonomy to Refuse – An Ethical Right”
Prof. Sir. Errol R. Walrond (QEH, Barbados)

9:40am-9:50am
Q&A

9:50am-10:10am
Coffee Break and View Exhibits

Academic Session 8
Moderator: Dr. Christopher Maynard

10:10am-10:40am
Management of the Deviated Nose
Prof. Ignazio Tasca (Italy)

10:40am-11:10am
Parotid Tumors – Management
Prof. Halda Shaw (Kingston, Jamaica)

11:10am-11:40am
Novel Techniques in the repair of the Paediatric Larynx
Dr. Julina Ongkasuwan (Texas, USA)

11:40am-11:55am
Rare presentation of kinase positive anaplastic large cell Lymphoma
Dr. Nicholas Figaro (EWMSC, Trinidad) ***

11:55am-12:10pm
Dedifferentiated Liposarcoma of the Larynx – Case Report
Dr. John Clarke (EWMSC, Trinidad) ***

12:10pm-12:30pm
Q&A

12:30pm-1:30pm
Lunch & View Exhibits

 Academic Session 9
Moderator: Dr. Oliver Jenkins

1:30pm-2:00pm
Update in the surgical management of single sided deafness – choosing a BoneBridge active BC device or a cochlear implant?
Dr. Joseph Chen (Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto)

2:00pm-2:15pm
Acute Symptomatic Frontoethmoidal Mucopyocele with Orbital Extension: A case report
Dr. Blondel Hurley (QEH, Barbados) ***

2:15pm-2:30pm
Clinico-radiological Assessment in Predicting Necessity For Operative Exploration – The Jamaican Experience at Kingston Public Hospital and University Hospital of The West Indies.
Dr. Alfred Duncan (Kingston, Jamaica) ***

2:30pm-2:45pm
The effectiveness of a single dose of intravenous steroids as an analgesia in acute tonsillitis. (Randomized controlled trial)
Dr. Gailann Jugmohansingh (EWMSC, T&T)

2:45pm-3:00pm
Q&A

3:00pm-3:30pm
Coffee Break and View Exhibits

Academic Session 10
Moderator: Dr. Jillian Clarke

3:30pm-4:00pm
Paraganglioma Surgery: Past, Present & Future(TBC)
Prof. Eugene Myers (Pittsburgh, USA)

4:00pm-4:25pm
Dysphagia & Cervical Spine Surgery
Dr. Fermin V. G. Stewart (Atlanta, USA)

4:25pm-4:50pm
Autism Update
Prof. Halda Shaw (Kingston, Jamaica)

4:50pm-5:05pm
Small Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinuses at San Fernando Teaching Hospital: A Rare Case Report.
Dr. Christi Ramsingh (SFGH, Trinidad) ***

5:05pm-5:20pm
A rare presentation of papillary thyroid carcinoma as an isolated lateral neck mass
Dr. Sharad Mohip (SFGH, Trinidad) ***

5:20pm-5:30pm
Q&A


Friday, May 4

Post Conference Tours & Farewells