28th Scientific Meeting of the Caribbean Association Of Otolaryngologists (CAO)
in Association with the University of the West Indies
and American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery,

July 10 – July 11, 2021

PROGRAMMES

Saturday, July 10

Moderator: Dr. W. Mullings

2:00pm-2:10pm
WELCOME
Dr. Barbara Salmon-Grandison – President of the Caribbean Association of Otolaryngology
(Cornwall Regional Hospital, Jamaica)

2:10pm-2:20pm
FORMAL OPENING
Dr. Duane Taylor – Immediate Past President of the AAO-HNS
(Le Visage ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery & George Washington University, USA) 

2:20pm-2:30pm
Platinum Sponsor

2:30pm-3:10pm
Legend of Otolaryngology
Reflections – Airway Diseases in Children – from Congenital and Acquired, from Whooping Cough and Diphtheria to COVID 19
Prof. Halda Shaw
(UWI, Jamaica)


AGING AND OTOLARYNGOLOGY
3:10pm-3:30pm
Aging and Otology
Prof. Howard Francis
(Duke University, USA)

3:30pm-3:50pm
Aging and Rhinology
Prof. Ignazio Tasca
(AUSL-Imola, Italy)

3:50pm-4:10pm
Aging and Laryngology
Prof. Greg Postma
(Augusta University, USA)


Head & Neck Surgery
4:10pm-4:20pm
HPV infection and Head & Neck cancer at EWMSC, Trinidad
D. Richards, S. Juman, W. Mohammed, R. Fundora, R. Santo & C. Naraynsingh
(UWI & EWMSC, Trinidad & Tobago)

4:20pm-4:30pm
Cystic Hygroma in Adults
C. Cho, R. Su, MD & J. K. Fortson
(ENT Associates, Atlanta, USA)

4:30pm-4:40pm
Tracheostomies in ICU’s in Trinidad
C. Felix, S. Juman & S. Medford
(UWI & SFGH, Trinidad & Tobago)


4:40pm-5:00pm
Questions

5:00pm-5:15pm
Break

5:15pm-5:30pm
Platinum Sponsor

Moderator: Dr. G. Jugmohansingh

5:30pm–6:10pm
Legend of Otolaryngology
Evolution of Hearing Technology – How Did We Get There?

Prof. Harold Pillsbury
(University of North Carolina, USA)


CORONAVIRUS
6:10pm-6:30pm
Coronavirus and the Otolaryngologist/Doctors
Dr. Karen Shaw
(Jamaica)

6:30pm-6:50pm
Coronavirus – Risks and precautions in Otolaryngology
Dr. Barbara Salmon-Grandison
(Jamaica)

6:50pm–7:10pm
Update on Coronavirus Vaccination
Prof. Celia Christie
(UWI, Jamaica)


7:10pm-7:30pm
Legend of Otolaryngology
Personal contemplations in Otolaryngology – Allergic Rhinitis in the Caribbean, with a particular emphasis on Jamaica

Prof. Hal Shaw
(UWI, Jamaica)


RHINOLOGY
7:30pm-7:40pm
Subdural Empyema
B. Dixon, R. Goodluck-Tyndall, B. Grandison, R.Holness, S.Hemmings & F.K. Pencle
(Cornwall Regional Hospital, Montego Bay, Jamaica)

7:40pm-7:50pm
Chronic Rhinosinusitis at San Fernando General Hospital
S. Dookhoo, S. Medford & S. Juman
(UWI & SFGH,Trinidad & Tobago)

7:50pm-8:00pm
Ocular cardiac reflex during Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
C. Cho, JK Fortson, R. Su, MD
(ENT Associates, Atlanta, USA)


8:00pm-8:15pm
Questions

 

Sunday, July 11

2:00pm-2:15pm
Platinum Sponsor

Moderator: Dr. G. Roberts

2:15pm-2:55pm
Legend of Otolaryngology
The Evolution of Reconstruction of Major Defects in Head and Neck Surgery

Prof. Eugene Myers
(University of Pittsburgh, USA)


TELEMEDICINE/MEDICAL EDUCATION
2:55pm-3:15pm
Telemedicine in the Caribbean
Dr. Che Bowen
(MDLink, Jamaica)

3:15pm-3:35pm
Challenges in Telemedicine
Dr. Kino Francis
(Jamaica)

3:35pm-3:55pm
Changing face of Medical Education
Dr. Tomlin Paul
Dean – Faculty of Medical Sciences
(Mona, UWI)


OTOLOGY
3:55pm-4:15pm
Assessment of Potential Risk Factors for Development of Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness: a case-control pilot study
A. Trinidade
(Anglia Ruskin University,UK)

4:15pm-4:25pm
The Prevalence of Hearing Impairment in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) in Trinidad and Tobago and its Associated Factors
L. Noel
(SFGH, Trinidad & Tobago)

4:25pm-4:35pm
Do Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss Patients with a neural pattern of hearing loss have the same recovery profile as other Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss patients
R. Xu, G. Joshua, P. Wijesinghe , A. Ayub , M. Lee & D. Nunez
(University of British Columbia, Canada)

4:35pm-4:50pm
A review of primary temporal bone and external ear malignancies in Jamaica – a retrospective case series
G.Channer & G. Jugmohansingh
(Kingston Public Hospital, Jamaica)


4:50pm-5:00pm
Questions

5:00pm-5:15pm
Break

Moderator: Dr. J. Fortson

5:15pm-5:35pm
Legend of Otolaryngology
The Development of Statewide Pediatric Auditory Rehabilitation Program

Prof. Harold Pillsbury
(University of North Carolina, USA)

5:35pm-5:55pm
Management of Mandibular fractures – Current concepts
Dr. Val Sharma
(Luton & Dunstable Hospital, UK)

5:55pm-6:15pm
Biologics in Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Prof. Amin Javer
(University of British Columbia, Canada)


GENERAL
6:15pm-6:35pm
Management of the troublesome mastoid cavity through secondary obliteration surgery: a prospective series of 228 paediatric and adult cases
A. Trinidade
(Anglia Ruskin University, UK)

6:35pm-6:55pm
Management of unilateral hearing loss in children
S. Anne
(Cleveland Clinic, USA)

6:55pm-7:15pm
Where the Psyche/ Mind presses the ENT
G. Rach
(Curacao)

7:15pm-7:25pm
A Retrospective analysis of patients with TMJ dysfunction (TMD) from 2011-2020 – Increased incidence of TMD due to the COVID-19 pandemic
S. Juman, R.Ramoutar & J. Juman
(UWI & EWMSC, Trinidad & Tobago)

7:25pm-7:35pm
Xanthous Vocal Cords in a jaundiced patient with Laryngitis
C. Cho, JK Fortson, R. Su, H. Dani
(ENT Associates Atlanta, USA)

7:35pm-7:45pm
The lingual thyroid – A practical approach to the management of a rare condition
G. Jugmohansingh
(SFGH, Trinidad & Tobago)


7.45pm-8:05pm
Legend of Otolaryngology
Should Frozen Sections be Taken From the Specimen or the Defect in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Tongue?

Prof. Eugene Myers
(University of Pittsburgh,USA)

8:05pm-8:20pm
Questions

8:20pm
Vote of thanks & Farewell
Dr. Barbara Salmon-Grandison