Australian and NZ Meetings



Important Dates

Call for Abstracts Open
Monday, 20 November 2017


Online Registration Open
Monday, 22 January 2018


Abstract Submission Closes
Monday 25 June 2018


Earlybird Registration Close
Monday, 5 August 2018


Cancellation Deadline
Monday, 10 September 2018


Online Registration Deadline
Monday, 10 October 2018


Organising Committee
Mr Dean Ruske, Convenor
Associate Professor Patrick J. D. Dawes, President, NZSOHNS
Mr Jeffrey Robinson, Co-Convenor
Mr Matthew Leaper, Chair Scientific Committee



Dear Colleagues

On behalf of the Organising Committee I wish to extend to you a warm southern welcome to the 71st Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, to be held at the Rydges Hotel, Queenstown, from 16-19 October 2018.

We welcome our international keynote speakers; Mr Brian Bingham (current President of ENTUK and former chairman of the Board of Examiners of Great Britain and Ireland in ORL Head and Neck Surgery), Professor Shan Baker (Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon) and Professor Stuart MacKay. We will present an enjoyable and informative academic programme with relevance to ORL Head and Neck practise in New Zealand. There will be something for everyone at every level. An extensive trade display will be available and we encourage you to support all of our sponsors who have assisted with this meeting. Poster presentations will be on show for your perusal during the meeting period.

The NZ Society Meeting is an enjoyable meeting.  Quality academic advancement in ORL is conjoined with social networking with our national colleagues and international guests to create a unique and intimate meeting.  What better place for us to enjoy such a gathering than Queenstown, NZ.  A town renowned for its outdoor adventure activities and tourism.  Queenstown has become a vibrant and rapidly expanding town.  An exciting social programme will be arranged catering for most, whether seeking adrenaline fuelled or more leisurely activities.

See you in Queenstown for ORL 2018.

Dean Ruske
Convenor, NZSOHNS Annual Scientific Meeting 2018


For more information go to:


71st Annual General & Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

16 October 2018 to 19 October 2018

Queenstown, New Zealand

Contact Name
Donna Clapham, WorkZ4U Conference Management

Contact Phone
+64 9 917 3653

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