ORL 2016 Conference

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organising Committee I wish to extend you a warm welcome to the 69th Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, to be held at the Rydges Latimer Hotel, Christchurch, from 16-19 October 2016. 

We welcome our international keynote speakers; Professor Janet Wilson, Mr Haytham Kubba and Mr Hesham Saleh from the United Kingdom,  Drs John L. Dornhoffer and  Kerry D Olsen from the U.S.A and Dr Guy Rees from Australia. We are confident that you will find this a hugely enjoyable and valuable meeting. There will be something for everyone at every level and we will strive to make this meeting relevant to your daily practice.  There will be an extensive trade display and we encourage you to support all of our sponsors who have assisted with this meeting.  You will also of course find time to sample the pleasures of Christchurch, a city that has gone through a huge transformation in recent years and which now presents a fascinating mix of the old and new.  

Our society is a very close knit one. International visitors often comment upon the academic standard, the intimacy and collegiality and the high participation in the social programme at this meeting.  For the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery this meeting is an excellent opportunity  to meet and network with international speakers, who invariably enjoy both the meeting and their time in New Zealand. 

When you are ready for a break from academia take time out to enjoy our outstanding sporting and social programme. We will ensure that your stay is a memorable one and I look forward to your attendance in 2016.

Chris Thomson
Convenor, NZSOHNS Annual Scientific Meeting 2016