29th 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,

May 21 – May 22, 2022

“The Multidisciplinary Approach In Otorhinolaryngology”

PROGRAMMES
(All times are Jamaica times)

Day 1
Saturday 21st May 2022

2:00pm-2:15pm
WELCOME
Dr. Barbara Salmon-Grandison – Montego Bay Jamaica
President of the Caribbean Association of Otolaryngology (CAO)

2:15pm-2:30pm
Sponsor – SomnoGuard
Oral Appliance Therapy for the Otolaryngologist

– Dr. Eric Furst

FEATURE LECTURE

2:30pm-2:50pm
The Evolution of the Multidisciplinary approach in Head & Neck Surgery
Prof. Eugene Myers, University of Pittsburgh, USA

OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA SYNDROME – THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

2:50pm-3:10pm
Overview of Surgical challenges in OSAS
Prof. Jimmy Brown, University of Florida, USA

3:10pm-3:30pm
How to interpret a Sleep study
Raj Kapoor, Island Sleep Diagnostics

3:30pm-3:50pm
The role of the Physician in OSAS
Dr. Paul Scott, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

3:50pm-4:10pm
Bariatric Surgery as a treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Is there a benefit?
Prof. Dilip Dan, University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago

RESEARCH PAPERS

4:10pm-4:30pm
A practical approach to the facial nerve in the surgical management of parotid tumours
G.Jugmohansingh & S. Juman, University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago

4:30pm-4:40pm
Diabetic retinopathy as a marker for sensorineural hearing loss in a cross-section of type 2
diabetic patients

S. Mohip, San Fernando General Hospital, Trinidad & Tobago

4:40pm-4:50pm
Radiological Implications in Plunging Ranulas
C. Cho, L. M. Harvey & J. K. Fortson, USA

4:50pm-5:30pm
Break

Moderator – Dr. Gailann Jugmohansingh

THYROID DISEASE AND THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

5:30pm–6:10pm
Challenges in managing thyroid diseases
Prof. Greg Randolph, Harvard University, USA

6:10pm-6:30pm
Interaction between the Endocrinologist and ENT surgeon in Thyroid disease
Dr. Chad Bissambhar, EWMSC, Trinidad

6:30pm-6:50pm
Thyroid surgery and the Thoracic surgeon
Dr. Joseph Blidgen, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

6:50pm–7:10pm
Orbital Decompression for Graves’ Disease
Prof. Amin Javer, University of British Columbia, Canada

7:10pm-7:30pm
Multidisciplinary approach in Parathyroid surgery
Prof. David Terris, Medical College of Georgia, USA

7:30pm-7:50pm
Radiology & Thyroid Disease
Fidel Rampersad, University of the West Indies, Trinidad

RESEARCH PAPERS

7:50pm-8:00pm
Diagnostic Accuracy of TI-RADS (Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System) and Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) in Predicting Histology of Thyroid Nodules.
R Koonoolal, S. Juman & R. Fundora, EWMSC, Trinidad & Tobago

8:00pm-8:10pm
An Ectopic Pituitary Adenoma of the Nasopharynx
J. Juman, N. Figaro & S. Juman, EWMSC, Trinidad & Tobago

8:10pm-8:20pm
Questions

CLOSE OF THE FIRST DAY PROCEEDINGS

 



Day 2
Sunday 22nd May 2022

Moderator – Dr. St. Clair Thomas

2:00pm-2:15pm
Sponsor

MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO HEAD AND NECK CANCER

2:15pm-2:40pm
Challenges to managing Head & Neck Cancer in the Caribbean
Prof. Halda Shaw, Jamaica

2:40pm-3:05pm
Integrating Head and Neck Cancer Immunotherapy into Locally Advanced Treatment
Prof. Robert Ferris, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, USA

3:05pm-3:25pm
Practical Pathology for the Head & Neck Surgeon
Dr. Karen Bishop, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

3:25pm-3:45pm
Palliative Management of Head & Neck Cancer
Dr. Dingle Spence, Hope Institute, Jamaica

3:45pm-4:05pm
Structure of Head & Neck Oncology services in the UK
Dr. Jerome Philip, Hull York Medical School, UK

SKULL BASE SURGERY

4:05pm-4:25pm
Lateral Skull base: A multidisciplinary approach
Dr. Guyan Channer, Kingston Public Hospital, Jamaica

4:25pm-4:45pm
Endoscopic approach to the anterior skull base
Dr. Warren Mullings, Kingston Public Hospital, Jamaica

4:45pm-5:05pm
External approach to the anterior skull base ( A Neurosurgical Perspective)
Prof. Renn Holness, Montego Bay, Jamaica

5:05pm-5:25pm
Combined Neurosurgical and Otorhinolaryngology approach to the Cervical spine
Dr. Fermin Stewart, Atlanta, USA

5:25pm-5:30pm
Questions

5:30pm-6:10pm
Break

Moderator – Dr. Wesley Miller

MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH IN OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY

6:10pm-6:30pm
The Role of the prosthetic technician in the head and neck
Aldith Ameir Thompson, Kingston Public Hospital, Jamaica

6:30pm-6:50pm
Orthognathic Surgery
Ladi Doonquah, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

RESEARCH PAPERS

6:50pm-7:00pm
Foreign Body Ingestions: A Prospective Study of the Jamaican Experience at Two Urban
Hospitals

F. Barnett, A. Duncan, T. Ramsay, Q. Simmons, T. Brooks. ,Z. Ramsay, G. Channer & K.
Brown, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

7:00pm-7:10pm
Diathermy Neck Incisions in an Afro-Caribbean Population: A Randomized Controlled Trial
C. Lawrence, F. Barnett, A. Baker, C. Reynolds , Jamaica

7:10pm-7:20pm
Retrospective analysis of the Microbiology of Acute Otitis Externa at Port of Spain
General Hospital

S. Maharaj, W. Dwarika & S. Juman, Trinidad & Tobago

7:20pm-7:30pm
The Psychological implications of Pleomorphic Lipomas in Head and Neck Surgery
J. Fortson, L. M. Harvey & C. Cho, USA

7:30pm-7:40pm
Dermatological Implications of Hidradenitis Suppurativa at an Uncommon Site: A Review of the Clinical Features, Diagnostic Difficulties and Management.
L.Harvey & J. K. Fortson, USA

7:40pm-7:50pm
COVID Vaccine, Major Head & Neck Surgery and Transverse Myelitis – Is there a link?
S. Juman, J. Phillip, N. Figaro, D. Richards, R. Ramoutar & N. Maharaj, Trinidad & Tobago

7:50pm-8:00pm
Questions

8:00pm
Vote of thanks & Farewell
Dr. Barbara Salmon-Grandison