We welcome and Invite all the participants from over the world to attend the ‘’Global Expo on ENT, Rhinology and Otology’’ during April 25-26, 2018 Dubai, UAE which includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions.
Global Expo on ENT, Rhinology and Otology aims to gather the most elegant societies and industries along with the renowned and honorable persons form top universities across the globe. Otorhinolaryngology 2018 on behalf of its organizing Committee welcomes all the Otorhinolaryngology researchers, industrialists, doctors, young scientists as well as student and corporate delegates to participate and to have a great experience. The theme of the conference ‘’Clinical Innovations and Approaches in the field of Otorhinolaryngology’’. During Otorhinolaryngology conferences, the International symposiums, B2B meetings, international workshops will also be organized to discuss the specific topics in the field of Rhinology and Otology. The conference also welcomes International exhibitions from corporate sectors to showcase the recent advancements in tools and techniques. Meetings International organizes a 1000+ Global Events inclusive of 300+ Conferences, 500+ Upcoming and Previous Symposiums and Workshops in Middle East, Asia, Europe and USA with support from 1000 more scientific societies and publishes 700+ Open access journals which contains over 30000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.
Otology is a branch of medicine which studies normal and pathological anatomy and physiology of the ear (hearing and vestibular sensory systems and related structures and functions) as well as their diseases, diagnosis and treatment. Otologic surgery generally refers to surgery of the middle ear and mastoid related to chronic otitis media, such as tympanoplasty, or ear drum surgery, ossiculoplasty, or surgery of the hearing bones, and mastoidectomy. Otology also includes surgical treatment of conductive hearing loss, such as stapydectomy surgery for otosclerosis.
The rhinology unit covers all aspects of nose and sinus disease including allergy, infection, inflammatory conditions and tumours. Rhinology refers to a subspecialty within the field of otolaryngology (ENT) focused on the treatment of diseases and disorders affecting the nasal cavity and sinuses . This may include allergies, problems with taste and smell, nose bleeds, obstructed nasal airflow, and sinusitis. These disorders are often times initially well managed by a General Ear, Nose and Throat physician. However, when the problem persist or become more complex care may require consultation with a Rhinology specialist.
Laryngology is a subspecialty within otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) that deals with illnesses and injuries of the larynx, often called the voice box. The voice box sits in the front of the neck and contains the vocal cords. The larynx is responsible for sound production and swallowing. It is also the entrance to the windpipe, and therefore plays a critical role in the airway.
MOUTH AND THROAT DISORDERS
Disorders of the throat (pharynx) and voice box (larynx) may represent short-lived (acute) inflammation and infections, persistent (chronic) inflammation, or abnormal growths that are more common among adults.
HEAD AND NECK TUMOURS
Otorhinolaryngology cancers are also known as head and neck cancers. They are a group of cancers that affect the soft tissue organs in the head and neck region. The most common head and neck cancer is basal cell cancer of the skin. Cancers that originate in the head or neck usually spread to lymph nodes in the neck before they spread elsewhere. A lump in the neck that persists more than two weeks should be seen by a physician as soon as possible. Utmost cancers in the larynx cause changes in voice and oral cancer (mouth or tongue) cause a sore or swelling that doesn’t go away.
Allergy is a condition, often inherited, in which the immune system of the affected person reacts to something eaten or in the environment that doesn’t affect most other people. Apart from considering only “hay fever,” with sneezing, runny nose, nasal stuffiness and itchy, watery eyes allergy can also cause symptoms such as chronic “sinus” problems, postnasal drip, head congestion, frequent “colds,” recurring ear infections, hearing loss, dizziness, chronic cough and asthma. Even stomach and intestinal problems, many skin rashes, chronic headaches and fatigue can be symptoms of allergy.
FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY
Facial plastic surgery is a component of otolaryngology that can be divided into two categories: reconstructive and cosmetic. Reconstructive plastic surgery is performed for patients with conditions that may be present from birth, such as birthmarks on the face, cleft lip and palate, protruding ears, and a crooked smile. In addition, some reconstructive procedures are required to treat existing diseases like skin cancer. Cosmetic facial plastic surgery is surgery performed to enhance visual appearance of the facial structures and features.
Pediatric Otolaryngology is an area within General Otolaryngology that sub-specializes in the care of children who have complex problems with the ears, nose, or throat. The sub-speciality allows for certain advanced surgical procedures or medical management in children with unique problems of the head and neck, or to address common problems in medically complex or very young children.
GENETIC DISEASES IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY
Molecular genetics is a rapidly expanding field with possibilities for novel diagnostic and treatment strategies for otorhinolaryngological diseases. Congenital hearing loss is the most common abnormality in the new born. Genetic factors contribute to about 50–60% of otorhinolaryngological disorders. Allelic mutations in some genes can cause recessive and dominant mutations in the same gene or may cause syndromic or non- syndromic hearing loss and allergic reactions.
FOREIGN BODIES IN EAR, NOSE AND THROAT
Foreign bodies in the ear, nose, and throat are occasionally seen in family medicine, usually in children. The most common foreign bodies are food, plastic toys, and small household items. Diagnosis is often delayed because the causative event is usually unobserved, the symptoms are nonspecific, and patients often are misdiagnosed initially. Most ear and nose foreign bodies can be removed by a skilled physician in the office with minimal risk of complications. Common removal methods include use of forceps, water irrigation, and suction catheter. Pharyngeal or tracheal foreign bodies are medical emergencies requiring surgical consultation. Flexible or rigid endoscopy usually is required to confirm the diagnosis and to remove the foreign body.
Hearing loss, also known as hearing impairment, is a partial or total inability to hear. A deaf person has little to no hearing. Hearing loss may occur in one or both ears. In children hearing problems can affect the ability to learn spoken language and in adults it can cause work related difficulties. In some people, particularly older people, hearing loss can result in loneliness. Hearing loss can be temporary or permanent.
Neurotology is a branch of clinical medicine which studies and treats neurological disorders of the ear. It is a subspecialty of otolaryngology- head and neck surgery, and is closely related to otology, and also draws on the fields of neurology and neurosurgery. Otology generally refers to the treatment of middle ear disease and resultant conductive hearing loss, whereas neurotology refers to treatment of inner ear conditions, or hearing and balance disorders. These specialists also work with audiologists and related sensory specialists.
MICROBIAL FLORA OF ENT
Every human being has specific normal flora and its composition is dependent on health status, diet age and hormonal activities. They produce antimicrobial substances like acids or antibiotics during their metabolism that restricts the growth of pathogenic microorganisms. Reduction in the microflora can promote opportunistic infections in the body. Normal flora microbes are also responsible for serious infections in immuno compromised patients.
ENT surgery is often necessary as a treatment for conditions that affect the ear, nose or throat, when medication and other non-invasive treatments are ineffective. Because of the wide scope of ENT surgery, ENT surgery could be required to address a number of situations from treating tonsillitis in a child to treating cancer of the larynx in an adult. ENT surgery is also used in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery to correct deformities or injuries.
SLEEP APNEA AND SNORING
Snoring is noisy breathing during sleep. It is a common problem among all ages and both genders. The two most common adverse health effects that are believed to be casually linked to snoring are daytime dysfunction and heart disease. While sleeping, the muscles of throat relax tongue falls backward and throat becomes narrow and "floppy." The walls of the throat begin to vibrate. These vibrations lead to the characteristic sound of snoring. The narrower your airway becomes, the greater the vibration and the louder your snoring. Sometimes the walls of the throat collapse completely so that it is completely occluded, creating a condition called apnea (cessation of breathing). This is a serious condition which requires medical attention.
Otorhinolaryngology is the medical discipline involving the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases, abnormalities, and other health problems affecting the ears, nose and throat, as well as the head and neck, mouth, sinuses, and voice box. Also referred to as ENT, otorhinolaryngology is considered as one of the oldest medical practices in the United States. As hearing and speech are important aspects of human development and this conference may offers a comprehensive otorhinolaryngology study and the recent development and research in this area. ‘’Cochlear implants and Endoscopic sinus surgery’’ are the biggest recent development enabling deaf to gain sense of hearing and the surgery for sino-nasal problems. New techniques in robotic surgery, implantable and bone anchored hearing aids, nasal septal reconstruction and laryngeal electromyography has also gained importance.
Importance and scope
Global Expo on ENT, Rhinology and Otology highlights the theme “Clinical Innovations and Approaches in the field of Otorhinolaryngology”. It is an event designed in a way to provide an exclusive platform for new researchers, scholars, physicians, ENT surgeons, students and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the concerned field. The two days of educational program will include keynote presentations, session speakers, and poster presenters on the latest in innovative techniques as well as papers in the areas of Rhinology, Otology, Laryngology, Head and Neck cancer, Facial Plastic surgery, Sleep apnea and snoring, pediatric otolaryngology and genetics.
ENT Devices Market size is estimated to exceed USD 24 billion by 2023; according to the latest research report from Global Market Insights, Inc. Growing prevalence of hearing damage, larynx cancer, and streptococcal throat disorders, along with introduction of government initiatives to improve healthcare access should stimulate growth. Invisible hearing aids, indwelling voice prosthesis, and powered surgical devices are a result of constant industry innovation. Other technological advancements include the use of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for developing new applications, thus offering enhanced benefits to hearing impaired population. Introduction of custom or cut size nasal splints that fit in-line with patient requirements at affordable prices is another factor critical to industry evolution. The market is driven by factors such as rise in incidence of hearing and nasal disorders, new technological advancements in ENT & bronchoscopy devices, growth in geriatric population, and increase in patient preference for minimally invasive procedures. The demand for cosmetic ENT procedures and the emerging markets of the Asia-Pacific and LAMEA regions are expected to provide several opportunities for market growth during the forecast period.
Ear, nose and throat (ENT) devices are special equipment used for detection, therapy or surgery of any disorder related to the ear, nose or throat as well as to correct any problems with hearing, smelling, snoring or speaking.
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a common disease with a large impact on the U.S. health care system. It is one of the top 20 diagnoses treated in ambulatory care, generating an estimated 11 million office visits per year. Management of CRS is estimated to cost the U.S. about $8.6 billion per year; compared to national averages, patients with CRS will have twice as many ambulatory office visits and fill five times as many prescriptions per year.
ENT Devices Market report is a comprehensive study of current market trends in the market, industry growth drivers, and restraints. These markets are analyzed at regional level to provide exhaustive market analysis for the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and forecast to 2020. Each market is comprehensively analyzed at a granular level by geography (North America, Europe, Asia and Rest of the World) to provide in depth on the global scenario.
Why to attend:
Global Expo on ENT, Rhinology and Otology is an international platform for presenting research about diagnosis, prevention and management and exchanging ideas about it and thus, contributes to the dissemination of knowledge in Rhinology and Otology for the benefit of both the academia and business.
The organizing committee of this Otorhinolaryngology Conference is gearing up for an exciting and informative conference program including plenary lectures, symposia, workshops on a variety of topics, poster presentations and various programs for participants from all over the world. We invite you to join us at the Global Expo on ENT, Rhinology and Otology, where you will be sure to have a meaningful experience with scholars from all around the world. All members of the Otorhinolaryngology 2018 Conference and Organizing Committee look forward to meeting you in Dubai, UAE.
Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates, located within the emirate. The emirate of Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country. It has the largest population in the UAE (2,106,177) and the second-largest land territory by area (4,114 km) after Abu Dhabi. It is one of the few cities in the world that has undergone such a rapid transformation - from a humble beginning as a pearl-diving centre - to one of the fastest growing cities on earth. Dubai today is a tourism, trade and logistics hub and has earned itself the reputation of being the ‘gateway between the east and the west'. It is also considered as the dynamic nucleus of the Arabian Gulf region.
Dubai is without a doubt a destination of the 21st century. Read any article about the fastest growing city in the region and it’s almost guaranteed you’ll see the words ‘ambitious’, ‘record-breaking’ and ‘staggering’. This meteoric growth has not gone unnoticed, and each year thousands of expats arrive to claim a slice of the action.
Dubai is already renowned as the business capital of the Middle East Region. It is now fast becoming the regional capital for healthcare as well. Through its various ENT healthcare projects and with help of ministry of health, Dubai is set to become the hub for specialized Otolaryngologist and a centre for medical education and research, covering more than 30 countries including the Middle East, North Africa and the Indian Subcontinent.
List of Hospitals Research Centre:
There are about 8600 hospitals research centre for Otolaryngology (ENT) in top 50 countries and 136 of them are Dubai, UAE.
American Hospital Dubai
Jebel Ali Hospital (Lifeline Hospital)
Neuro Spinal Hospital
Canadian Specialist Hospital
ENT Dubai Hospital
Khalifa Medical City
National University Hospital
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Boston Children Hospitals
Royal National Throat, Nose and GMC
Duke Hearing Research Centre Canadian Specialist
Major Otolaryngology Associations and Society:
There are about 254 associations and society related to Otolaryngology worldwide and 15 of them are in Dubai, UAE. For more information please go through some of the major Otolaryngology associations and society in Dubai, UAE and worldwide.
Emirates ENT Society
Emirates Medical Association
Middle East Otolaryngology
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Ecuadorian Society of ORL-HNS
Association for Research in Otolaryngology
Association Otolaryngologists of India
British Association of Otolaryngology
American Sleep Apnea Association
Companies Associated with Otolaryngology:
The ENT Devices market is a highly competitive market with several big as well as emerging players striving to secure a larger market share. In addition, each product segment has different set of vendors. Prominent players in the ENT devices market include,
Medtronic plc (Ireland) Olympus Corporation (Japan)
KARLSTORZ GmbH & Co (Germany)
Stryker Corporation (U.S)
Smith & Nephew plc (U.K.)
Acclarent, Inc. (U.S.)
Hoya Corporation (Japan)
Sonova Holdings AG (Switzerland)
William Demant Holdings A/S (Denmark)
Cochlear Limited (Australia)
Top Universities in UAE:
UAE is now fast becoming the regional capital for healthcare as well. The reason behind is the number of medical colleges in the country. There are 36 Medical colleges and Universities in UAE and 9 of them are in Dubai. Some of them are mentioned below.
Gulf Medical University
Dubai Medical College for Girls
University of Sharjah
Ras al-Khaimah Medical
Health Sciences University
United Arab Emirates University
Gulf Medical University
University of Texas
Imperial College London
University of British Columbia
University of Melbourne
University of Tokyo
University of Hong Kong
University of Amsterdam
Glance at Market and Funding for Otolaryngology Research:
• ENT Specialists
• Speech Pathologists
• Internal Medicine Physicians
• ENT Surgeons/Specialists/Consultants
• Rhinoplasty Surgeons
• Endoscopic Surgeons
• Audiological Physicians
Projections: Growth by next 5-10 years:
ENT Devices Market Forecast to Increase at a CAGR of 7% during 2010-2017. The global ENT (ear, nose and throat) devices market is forecast to exceed $13 billion by 2017, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7% during 2010-2017. The ENT devices market is expected to be primarily driven by the increased adoption of technologically advanced equipment. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), January, 2011, about 300 million people worldwide currently suffer from moderate to severe hearing loss, and this number is expected to increase to 700 million by 2015. The percentage of the global population above the age of 60 is expected to rise to 17% by 2030, and as the risk of ENT disorders increases with age, demand for ENT devices is also expected to increase.