30th 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 8 - May 10, 2023

"Cutting Edge Concepts in Otolaryngology"

PROGRAMMES
(All times are Jamaica times)

Sunday 7th May 2023
Arrival
Registration

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Welcome Reception - Jolly Beach Resort

 



Day 1

Monday 8th May 2023

8:00am - 9:00am
Chairman of Local Organizing Committee
Dr. George Roberts

WELCOME
Dr. Barbara Salmon-Grandison
President of the Caribbean Association of Otolaryngologists
(Cornwall Regional Hospital, Jamaica)

FORMAL OPENING

GENERAL OTOLARYNGOLOGY

9:00am - 9:15 am
Gold Sponsor
American University of Antigua

9:15am - 10:05am
The Surgical Innovation Continuum
Prof. Gregory Weinstein ( USA)

10:05am - 10:45am
50 years in Surgery - Reflections on Principles I have learned
Prof. Harold Pillsbury (USA)

10:45am - 10:50am
Questions

10:50am - 11:00am
Coffee Break

11:00am -  11:40am
Parotid surgery: Past, Present and Future
Prof. Eugene Myers (USA)

11:40am - 12:00pm
Endotracheal and Tracheostomy Tube cytology for Early Detection of Cancer of Lung and Upper Aerodigestive Tract
James Fortson & Parviz Janfaza, (USA)

12:00pm - 12:20pm
Development of a dedicated Head & Neck Oncology Service in Trinidad
Jerome Phillip (Trinidad &Tobago)

12:20pm - 12:30pm
Questions

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lunch

GENERAL OTOLARYNGOLOGY

2:00pn - 2:15pm
Sponsor -

2:15pm - 2:55 pm
Facial & Upper Arm Reanimation – Historical and Caribbean Experience
Prof. Halda Shaw (Jamaica)

2:55pm - 3:25 pm
Advances in Facial & Upper arm Reanimation
Prof. Hal Maragh (USA)

3:25pm - 3:45pm
Pediatric Trans Oral Submandibular Resection - when and how
Prof. C. Anthony Hughes (USA)

3:45pm - 4:05pm
Pushing Boundaries
Gerold Rach (Curacao)

4:05pm - 4:25pm
A “bakers dozen” years of combined approach to cervical spine surgery
Fermin Stewart (USA)

Research Papers

4:25pm - 4:35pm
Ocular Cardiac Reflex during Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
James Fortson, Leo Harvey, Caraline Cho & Roger Su (USA)

4:35pm - 4:45pm
Supracricoid Layngectomy for Spindle Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx
Deepak Ramsingh, Rodolfo Arrozarena & Solaiman Juman(Trinidad &Tobago)

4:45pm - 5:00pm
Questions

CLOSE

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Governor General’s Reception

 



Day 2
Tuesday 9th May 2023

RHINOLOGY

8:30am - 9:10am
The Evolution Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Prof. Valerie Lund (UK)

9:10am - 9:50am
Management of CSF Rhinorrhoea- UHWI Kingston experience
Hugh Ashman (Jamaica)

9:50am - 10:20am
Balloon Assisted Septoplasty- A Novel Device and Technique case review
David Dillard , James Fortson & Roger Su(USA)

10:20am - 10:30am
Questions

10:30am - 10:50am
Coffee Break

10:50am - 11:20am
Olfaction - Cinderella of the senses
Prof. Valerie Lund (UK)

11:20am - 11:50am
Failures of Balloon Sinuplasty
James Fortson (USA)

Research Papers

11:50am - 12:00pm
Balloon sinuplasty of the Eustachian tube
Leo Harvey, James Fortson & Kimberley Segovia(USA)

12:00pm - 12:10pm
Creating a tracheostomy speaking valve using common items on the ward
Rickhi Ramoutar (Trinidad &Tobago)

12:10pm - 12:20pm
A comparison of two common tonsillectomy techniques: a prospective randomized single blinded clinical study - BiZact vs Bipolar tonsillectomy
Marlon Christopher & Gailann Jugmohansingh(Trinidad &Tobago)

12:20pm – 12:30pm
Questions

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lunch

OTOLOGY & GENERAL OTOLARYNGOLOGY

2:00pm – 2:40pm
The Future of Cochlear Implants
Prof. Harold Pillsbury (USA)

2:40pm - 3.10pm
Surgical Advances in OSA – Analysis of the Inspire Approach
Prof. Jimmy Brown (USA)

3.10pm - 3:40pm
The Compromised airway in Thyroid surgery
Solaiman Juman (Trinidad &Tobago)

3:40pm - 3:50pm
Questions

END OF SESSION

5:00pm
Sunset Boat Cruise

 



Day 3
Wednesday 10th May 2023

HEAD & NECK SURGERY

8:30am - 9:10am
Feature Speaker
The future of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
Prof. David Howard (UK)

9:10am - 9:40am
Oral appliances for OSA – A Practical Approach to Achieving Patients’ Satisfaction
Prof. Jimmy Brown (USA)

9:40am - 10:10am
Endoscopic Management of Sinonasal Malignant Tumours
Prof. Valerie Lund (UK)

10:10am - 10:30am
Review of Outcomes of Head & Neck cancer in a Developing country
Deepak Ramsingh, Nicholas Figaro, Rickhi Ramoutar, Francis DeVerteuil, D.
Samaroo & Jerome Phillip (Trinidad & Tobago)

10:30am - 10:40am
Questions

10:40am - 11:00am
Coffee Break

11:00am - 11:30am
The submental island flap - should we be worried about lymph node transfer? An anatomical and histological study
Jerome Phillip (Trinidad &Tobago)

11:30am - 12:10pm
Laryngoscopy – The Mandeville Experience
Andrew Manning (Jamaica)

Research Papers

12:10pm – 12:20pm
Cost analysis treatment of Head and Neck Cancer in Trinidad
Rickhi Ramoutar, Jerome Phillip & Solaiman Juman (Trinidad &Tobago)

12:20pm - 12:30pm
Questions

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lunch

2:00pm - 2:40pm
The Surgical Management of Congenital Cysts and Sinuses in the Head and Neck
Prof. Eugene Myers (USA)

2:40 - 2:45pm
Questions

2:45pm - 3:00pm
Closing Ceremony & Vote of Thanks

3:00pm - 5:00pm
AGM

7:00pm - 11:00pm
Banquet