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CPD Points

This educational activity has been approved in the RACS CPD Program. By attending the 2019 Australia and New Zealand Rhinologic Society Conference you will qualify for one point per hour in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. To a maximum of 17 CPD points.

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Friday 20th September, 2019

7:00am - 5:00pm


8:30am - 8:45am

Presidents Welcome

Richard Douglas
Welcome to Country

8:45am - 10:30am

Plenary and Panel Session 1

Room: Conference Hall
Chair: Alkis Psaltis

​Current approaches to CRS
Claire Hopkins
​ ​
Frontal sinus surgery in an era of precision medicine
Zara Patel

​Prevention and management of surgical complications in advanced endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery.
Ricardo Carrau

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Joanne Rimmer
Post-operative management of sinus patients - immediate, first post-op and beyond

Claire Hopkins
Anders Cervin
Zara Patel
Rakesh Chandra

10:30am - 11:00am

Morning Tea + Exhibition

11:00am - 12:30pm

Plenary Session 2

Room: Conference Hall
Chair: Raewyn Campbell

Pain and opiate use in sinus surgery
Rakesh Chandra ​ ​

​Contemporary management of HHT
Jo Rimmer

Free Paper: ​Kappa-carrageenan sinus rinses reduce inflammation and intracellular Staphylococcus aureus infection in airway epithelial cells
Bennett C, Ramezanpour M, Cooksley C, Vreugde S, Psaltis AJ

Free Paper: Neutral Electrolysed Water - A NEW alternative to post-operative antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis
Lux C,​ Johnston J, Biswas K, Douglas

​Frontal sinus anatomy
Claudio Callejas

A novel 3D model of dissectable frontal sinus anatomy
PJ Wormald

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch + Exhibition

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Plenary Session 3

Room: Conference Hall
Chair: Jo Rimmer

Angiofibromas – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Ricardo Carrau

Ergonomics in ESS/Skull Base surgery
Raewyn Campbell

Management of Headache
Larry Kalish

Free paper: Sinus disease in cystic fibrosis patients: a microbiology study
Biswas K​​, Wagner Mackensie​, Hoggard M​​, Kim R​, Waldvogel-Thurlow, Dassi C​​, Vivekanandan A​​, Taylor​, Douglas R​

Free paper: Sinonasal microbiome transplant for chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyps. Patient reported outcomes and effect on nasal cytokines
Anders Mårtensson​, Malin Lindstedt, Charlotte Cervin-Hoberg, Lennart Greiff, Anders Cervin

GPRWMF and Rhinology
Bill Coman

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea + Exhibition

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Plenary and Panel Session 4

Room: Conference Hall
Chair: Naveen Bandarkar

Management of Recalcitrant CRS
Claire Hopkins

Free paper: ​Systemic medication use in post-surgical patients with eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis (eCRS)
Jacqueline Ho, William Li​​, Jessica W Grayson, Raquel Alvarado, Janet Rimmer, William A Sewell, Richard J Harvey

Free paper: Barrier disruptive effects of mucus isolated from chronic rhinosinusitis patients
Kao S​,Ramezanpour M, Bassiouni A, Finnie J, Womald P, Vreugde S, Psaltis A

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Richard Harvey
My most instructive case

Raymond Sacks
Ricardo Carrau
Rakesh Chandra
PJ Wormald

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Welcome Reception

Location: Crown Promenade Hotel, Melbourne


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Karl Storz

Welcome Reception Sponsor

Smith and Nephew

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