Inner Ear Therapy and Controversies in Otology

Event Location
Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK

Event Dates
02 Dec 2016 - 02 Dec 2016

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This meeting is suitable for all with an interest in otology from medical students to consultants.

The inner ear is the most inaccessible fluid compartment of the body and is the next frontier for otologists. Professor Lalwani is a pioneer in translational research of inner ear therapy and will update the audience about the current advances and techniques to deliver drugs to the inner ear.

Four leading otologists will then debate controversial topics with relevance to everyday otologic practice: the use of the bi-thermal caloric test and whether the endoscope will replace the microscope for middle ear surgery.

Please note that delegates will now need to book separately for the Laryngology & Rhinology Section session if planning to attend for the whole day.



To review new techniques designed to deliver drugs to the inner ear and to debate controversies in approaches to assessment of inner ear function. 


  • To appreciate the complexity of sampling from, and delivering medication to, the fluid-filled inner ear
  • To understand the arguments for and against the caloric test in assessing a dizzy patient
  • To understand the arguments for and against the use of endoscopes for middle ear surgery