16th - 17th November, 2022 - Radisson Blu Hotel - Al Hashemi-II Ballroom, Kuwait.
Dr. Mutlaq Al-Sihan

President Message

I am pleased to welcome you to the 44th Kuwait Advanced Head & Neck Surgery, Advanced Rhinology and Skull base Surgery, Workshop of Otology and Cochlear Implantable Hearing Aid device on 16th - 18th November, 2022 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Kuwait.

You’re all aware of the devastating impact COVID-19 has had, not only in terms of cases and deaths from the virus itself, but in terms of the ripple effect, with disruptions to health systems and services. In these times of crisis, we have not left behind the importance of Education & Innovation hence decided to host this very important Conference. We all understand the importance of Education and innovation in our day-to-day lives and the ways in which they are transforming the world.

I believe that by participating in this Conference, we are in the right place and the right time. Together let us accelerate the exchange of ideas and scaling-up of good practices. I encourage all of you to attend this Conference which will take place on 16th - 18th November, 2022.

Parallel to that protocols were created to manage advance surgeries such as cochlear implants and implantable hearing aids.

I am confident that you will find new ideas, fresh energy and knowledge to sustain your efforts in better Medical & Clinical practices through education, technology and innovation.

Please mark your calendar for above dates and I wish you all a very successful Conference.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Mutlaq Al-Sihan

Conference President
Head of ENT Council - MOH

Dr. Khalid Al Mulla

Chairman Message

It is with great pleasure that I welcome all of you to the "44th Kuwaiti Otorhinolaryngology Conference" & "Advanced Head & Neck Surgery, Advanced Rhinology & Skull base Surgery", which will be held from November 16th – 18th, 2022 at The Radisson Blu Hotel Kuwait.

There have been many recent exciting developments in the field of Rhinology & Otology, which we plan to examine and discuss in this conference. Our aim is to shed the light on these advancements. This three-day conference will provide a comprehensive update of the advances in these fields. Through both lectures and interactive workshops, the speakers will clarify the important issues surrounding assessment and management of these disorders.

This scientific activity will discuss important issues regarding the diagnosis and management of these common disorders. It will utilize and encourage the use of a multidisciplinary approach to educate clinicians about current and controversial disorders. In addition, it will provide an opportunity for healthcare providers to become familiar with the key elements of the updated guidelines and incorporate them into their clinical practice.

On behalf of the organizers, it gives me great pleasure to welcome everyone to attend this conference and derive immense benefits from its scientific program.

Looking forward to seeing you in Kuwait in November, 2022!!

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Khalid Al Mulla

Conference Chairman
Head of Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Department, Al-Jahra Hospital, Kuwait.


Board Of Directors

Dr. Mutlaq Al Sihan
Head of ENT Department Zain Hospital
Head of Cochlear Implant
Head of ENT Council
Dr. Khalid Al Mulla
Head of Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Department, Al-Jahra Hospital, Kuwait.


Dr. Hussain Jasser Al Shammari
MD, Head of Otolaryngology Department, Adan Hospital, Kuwait.
Dr. Ahmad Al-Rasheedi
Head of Otolaryngology Department, Farwaniya Hospital, Kuwait.
Dr. Mariam Al Kandari
Head of Department of Shaikh Salem Al Ali for Audiology and Speech
Dr. Abdullah Al Bader
Head of Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Department, Jaber Al-Ahmed

Organizing Committee

Dr. Marwan Al Qunaee
Dr. Essa Tawfeeq
Dr. Meshari Al-Otaibi
Dr. Akram Al Tujjar
Dr. Jamal Matar
Dr. Alaa Alden Ibrahim
Dr. Shadi Suliman
Dr. Ayham Rohban
Dr. Mustafa Abulazam

Administrative Organizing Committee

Nwayer M. AlKhurawj
Delphine Yohannan
Huda Dashti
Hussain Al-Tannak
Heba Almusawi

Scientific Committee

Dr. Abdullah Al-Ali
Prof. Khaled Al-Sebeih
Dr. Jamal Al Harbi
Dr. Basel Al Sabah
Dr. Khairy Al Hag Abu Shara
Dr. Fuad Al-Qattan
Dr. Khalid Al-Abdulhadi
Dr. Amr Sobeih
Dr. Abdulmohsen Al Terki
Dr. Ali Safar
Dr. Abeer Kh Al-Haifi
Dr. Humood Al Noumas
Dr. Hussain Zamel
Dr. Mohammad Al Hajry
Dr. Bashaer Abdullah
Dr. Tamim Al Ali
Dr. Hamoud Alarouj
Dr. Sulaiman Al Hamad
Dr. Salma Al-Hauli
Dr. Mohammed Al Ali


Head and Neck

Prof. Etan Weinstock
Prof. Ho-Sheng Lin
Prof. Opada Al-Zohaili
Prof. Saleh Aldhahri
Prof. Hani Al-Marzouki
Prof. Mohammad Al Essa
Dr. Yousra Ibrahim
Dr. Hani Eldweny
Dr. Brook Assefa Ayele
Dr. Husain Al-Zamil
Dr. Maha Al-Gilani
Dr. Noura Al-Youha


Prof. Samer Fakhri
Prof. David Conley
Prof. Li-Xing Man
Dr. Hussain Alrand
Dr. Lamya Al-Rabiah
Dr. Fahed Al-Asousi
Dr. Abdullah Al-Bader
Dr. Marwan Al-Qunaee


Prof. Diego Zanetti
Prof. Dan Jiang
Prof. Maroun Semaan
Prof. Mohamad Badreldine
Dr. Ammar Al-Lawati
Prof. Ahmed Omran


Wednesday - 16 November 2022

Head & Neck

07:00 am to 08:00 am
Registration and Breakfast
Moderators : Dr. Jamal Al Harbi - Prof. Khaled Al Sebieh - Dr. Ammar Al-Lawati - Dr. Ahmed Al Rasheedi - Prof. Saleh Aldhahri
08:00 am - 08:05 am
Opening Speech
08:05 am to 08:25 am
Oral Cavity Reconstruction: Establishing a head & neck reconstruction program
Prof. Hani Al-Marzouki
08:25 am to 08:45 am
value=quality/cost : resource utilization in head and neck surgery
Prof. Etan Weinstock
08:45 am to 09:05 am
Novel Techniques for Intraoperative margin assessment
Dr. Noura Al-Youha
09:05 am to 09:25 am
Sentinel LN biopsy in Oral cavity SCC- Efficacy and Challenges
Dr. Maha Al-Gilani
09:25 am to 09:45 am
Management of Oral Cavity Cancer
Dr. Hani Eldweny
09:45 am to 10:05 am
Glands Transfer in head and neck: Modified submandibular gland transfer and thyroid gland transfer
Prof. Hani Al-Marzouki
10:05 am to 10:15 am
Coffee Break
Moderators : Dr. Khaled Abdul Hadi - Dr. Foad Al Qattan - Dr. Abdul Mohsen Al-Turki - Dr. Homoud Al Arouj
10:15 am to 10:30 am
Imaging of Non-Trumatic Emergencies of the Head and Neck
Dr. Yousra Ibrahim
10:30 am to 10:45 am
Parotid Tumor and Practical Tips to Identify the Main Trunk of The Facial Nerve
Dr. Husain Al-Zamil
10:45 am to 11:00 am
Office based head and neck surgical procedures - how far can you go?
Prof. Etan Weinstock
11:00 am to 11:15 am
Pearls and Pitfalls in Parapharyngeal Tumors
Dr. Husain Al-Zamil
11:15 am to 11:30 am
Laryngectomy as a Standard of care for advanced laryngeal carcinoma
Prof. Saleh Aldhahri
11:30 am to 11:50 am
Parotidectomy, How I do it
Dr. Mohammad AlEssa
11:50 am to 01:00 pm
01:00 pm to 02:00 pm
PANEL - Tips from the experts! Interesting cases in the Head and Neck
Dr. Maha Al-Gilani, Prof. Hani Al-Marzouki, Prof. Mohammad Al Essa, Prof. Ho-Sheng Lin, Prof. Etan Weinstock, Dr. Noura Al-Youha, Dr. Hani Eldweny, Dr. Husain Al-Zamil
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Opening Ceremony
Moderators : Dr. Ali Safar - Dr. Homoud Al Nomas - Dr. Mohammed Al Hajery - Dr. Tamim Al Ali
03:00 pm to 03:15 pm
Updates on thyroid nodules management, non-surgical approaches
Prof. Opada Al-Zohaili
03:15 pm to 03:30 pm
updates on surgical approaches to thyroid nodules and thyroid cancers
Prof. Ho-Sheng Lin
03:30 pm to 03:45 pm
Molecular Testing for Thyroids
Dr. Noura Al-Youha
03:45 pm to 04:00 pm
Outpatient Thyroidectomy, Safety ans cost effectiveness, Personal Experience
Prof. Mohammad Al Essa
04:00 pm to 04:15 pm
Cervical Schwannoma of the Vagus Nerve: Diagnosis and treatment
Dr. Brook Assefa Ayele
04:15 pm to 04:30 pm
Parathyroid disease adenoma vs hyperplasia when and What to operate
Prof. Ho-sheng Lin
04:30 pm to 04:40 pm
Coffee Break
Moderaters: Dr. Khairy Al Haj - Dr. Suleiman Al Hamad - Salma Al Houli - Dr. Marwan Al-Qunaee
04:40 pm to 04:55 pm
unusual thyroid and parathyroid cases
Prof. Opada Al-Zohaili
04:55 pm to 05:10 pm
Laryngeal trauma: Current diagnosis and treatment
Dr. Brook Assefa Ayele
05:10 pm to 05:25 pm
TLM vs TORS - what’s the evidence?
Dr. Maha Al-Gilani
05:25 pm
Thursday - 17 November 2022


07:00 am to 08:00 am
Registration and Breakfast
Moderators : Prof. Khaled Subeih - Dr. Husain Jaser Al Shameri - Dr. Amr Sobeih
08:00 am to 08:10 am
Opening Speech
08:10 am to 08:30 am
Imaging of the Paranasal Sinuses
Dr. Lamya Al-Rabiah
08:30 am to 08:50 am
CRS: Endotypes, Treatment Paradigms and Biologics
Dr. David Conley
08:50 am to 09:10 am
Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyposis Treated with Dupilumab: Real World Analysis of Prescribing Patterns and Outcomes
Prof. Li-Xing Man
09:10 am to 09:55 am
Panel: Case Presentations and Discussion of Medical Management of CRS Cases
Moderator: Prof. Samer Fakhri,
Panelists: Prof. David Conley, Prof. Li-Xing Man , Dr. Abdulla Al-Bader, Dr. Marwan Alqunaee, Dr. Fahed Al-Asousi
09:55 am to 10:15 am
Coffee Break
Moderators : Dr. Abdullah Al Bader - Dr. Abdul Mohsen Al-Turki - Dr. Brook Assefa Ayele
10:15 am to 10:35 am
Evidence Based Post-Op Care of FESS
Dr. Fahed Al-Asousi
10:35 am to 10:55 am
Successful Frontal Sinus Surgery: Extent of Surgery, Endotypes and Postop care
Prof. David Conley
10:55 am to 11:40 am
Panel: Evidence Based Revision ESS: Why? When, How?
Moderator: Prof. Li-Xing Man,
Panelists: Prof. Samer Fakhri, Prof. David Conley, Prof. Man, Dr. Abdulla Al-Bader, Dr. Marwan Alqunaee, Dr. Fahed Al-Asousi
11:40 am to 12:00 pm
Rhinology Ergonomics
Dr. Abdullah Al-Bader
12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Prayer - Lunch
Moderators : Prof. David Conley - Dr. Bashaer Abdullah - Dr. Hussain Alrand
01:00 pm to 01:15 pm
Endoscopic DCR
Prof. Samer Fakhri
01:15 pm to 01:45 pm
Endoscopic CSF Leak repair: Sites and Techniques
Dr. Marwan Al-Qunaee
01:45 pm to 02:05 pm
Sphenopalatine and Internal Maxillary Artery Ligation
Prof. Li-Xing Man
02:05 pm to 02:25 pm
Endoscopic Skull Base Resections: Technical Considerations
Prof. Samer Fakhri
02:25 pm to 02:55 pm
Office-Based Procedures in Rhinology
Dr. Fahed Al-Asousi
02:55 pm to 03:15 pm
Coffee Break
03:15 pm to 04:15 pm
Skull Base and Special Techniques Panel: Case Discussions
Moderator: Dr. Marwan Alqunaee
Panelists: Prof. Samer Fakhri, Prof. David Conley, Prof. Li-Xing Man, Dr. Abdulla Al-Bader, Dr. Marwan Alqunaee, Dr. Fahed Al-Asousi
04:15 pm


Wednesday - 16 November 2022

The Cochlear implant Journey: candidacy and Beyond

Venue: Qarub Ballroom

10:00 am to 10:10 am
Cochlear introduction
10:10 am to 10:30 am
Product Portfolio Overview: N7, Kanso 2 & Nucleus Smart App
10:30 am to 11:00 am
The Potential benefit of CI for Children and Adult Recipients
11:00 am to 11:30 am
The Referral Criteria and Factors Affecting Outcomes in Both Children and Adults
11:30 am to 11:50 am
Selections Process of the Candidate Pathway
11:50 am to 12:00 pm
Questions and Answers
Wednesday - 16 November 2022

Rehabilitation Workshop

Venue: Warbah Ballroom

The Hearing Journey


Every step of the way of identifying hearing loss, providing the hearing solutions, and supporting the development of listening and spoken language is important for the best outcomes of the hearing journey. This workshop will address the role of the speech therapist/rehabilitation specialist to the success of the journey.

09:30 am to 09:40 am
Welcome & Introduction
09:40 am to 10:20 am
The hearing journey: stages and tools to help guide the patients
10:20 am to 11:00 am
Group work (3 different stations multiple groups of 5-8)
11:00 am to 11:45 am
Group presentations and discussions
11:45 am to 12:00 pm
Conclusion and wrap up


Station 1

Diagnosis of hearing loss and language abilities.

Station 2

Early fitting of hearing device, verification of hearing and function of hearing device, verifying the suitability of hearing device

Station 3

Setting goals and tracking progress and development

Who should Attend the Training
  1. Speech Therapist who have experience working with children with hearing loss and cochlear implants.
  2. Speech Therapist who are responsible to evaluate and provide recommendations for Cochlear implant.
  3. Speech Therapists who provide rehabilitation services to children with hearing loss.

Maximum number of participants

Durations of the workshop
2.5 Hours
Thursday - 17 November 2022

Speech and Audiology Workshop

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel - Warbah Ballroom

08:00 am to 08:40 am
Paradise Platform, Phonak Latest technology
Audiologist - Hussain Salmi
08:40 am to 09:20 am
Current trends in pediatric hearing device fitting
Audiologist - Barbara Muench
09:20 am to 10.00 am
Remote microphone technology for Education
Audiologist - Barbara Muench
10:00 am to 10:15 am
Coffee Break
10:35 am to 11:15 am
Tinnitus: Management update
Professor of Audio - Vestibular Medicine Dr. Tarek El-Dessouky
11:15 am to 12:00 pm
Recording otoacoustic emissions with adaptive noise cancellation and AABR with spread spectrum technology - a remarkable impact for universal newborn hearing screening programs
Dr. Hans Oswald
12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Lunch Break
01:00 pm to 01:45 pm
TRV - Treating BPPV with Augmented treatment maneuvers and case studies
Audiologist - Jack Bennett
01:45 pm to 02:30 pm
CPD - updates in functional postural assessment and rehabilitation
Audiologist - Jack Bennett
02:30 pm to 03:15 pm
Saccadometry and & OCR – the role of Saccadometry and OCR in 2022, updates and the future
Audiologist - Jack Bennett
03:15 pm to 04:00 pm
Central Auditory Processing
Audiologist - Moayad Zallom
04:00 pm to 04:30 pm
Closing , Recognition trophy to Speakers and Lucky Draw
Friday - 18 November 2022


Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel - Dasman Ballroom

07:00 am to 08:00 am
Registration and Breakfast
Moderators : Dr. Abdulla Al-Ali - Dr. Basel Al-Sabah - Dr. Ammar Al-Lawati
08:00 am to 08:05 am
Opening Speech
08:05 am to 08:25 am
Implantable hearing devices other than cochlear implants
Prof. Maroun Semaan
08:25 am to 08:45 am
Shaping the Post-Pandemic Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation: update on UK BEARS (Both Ear Training Package) Project.
Prof. Dan Jiang
08:45 am to 09:05 am
Management of complications of cochlear implantation
Prof. Diego Zanetti
09:05 am to 09:25 am
Carcinoma of the Ear
Dr. Ammar Al-Lawati
09:25 am to 09:50 am
MED-EL Symposium- MED-EL Reliability and Safety updates
Eng. Mohamed Alaa & Eng. Anas Ibrahim
09:50 am to 10:20 am
Coffee Break
Moderators : Prof. Mohamad Badreldine - Dr. Khairy Alhaj - Dr. Mariam Al Kandari
10:20 am to 10:40 am
Cochlear Symposium - Cochlear Quality patient Care from Anywhere
Dr. Patrick Hokayem
10:40 am to 11:00 am
Use Three Dimensional Exoscope system in Cochlear Implant Surgery
Prof. Dan Jiang
11:00 am to 11:20 am
Surgical and pharmacological interventions to preserve residual hearing in CI
Prof. Diego Zanetti
11:20 am to 11:35 am
Update on the cochlear Impantation
Dr. Maroun Semaan
11:35 am to 11:50 am
Evolving Care in Paediatric Auditory Brainstem Implant
Dr. Dan Jiang
11:50 am to 01:10 pm
Prayer - Lunch
Moderators : Prof. Diego Zanetti - Dr. Ali Safar - Dr. Tamim Al Ali
01:10 pm to 01:20 pm
Advanced Bionics Symposium : Towards The Best Hearing Experience
Ahmed Baghdadi
01:20 pm to 01:40 pm
The Middle Cranial Fossa Approach: Important Otologic and Skull Base Approach
Prof. Mohamad Badreldine
01:40 pm to 02:00 pm
Endoscopic tympanoplasty, how i do it?
Prof. Ahmed Omran
02:00 pm to 02:20 pm
Combined endoscopic microscopic surgery for cholesteatoma
Prof. Mohamad Badereldine
02:20 pm to 02:40 pm
Coffee Break
Moderators : Prof. Dan Jiang - Dr. Mohammed Al Hajery - Dr. Mohammed Al Ali
02:40 pm to 03:00 pm
Endoscopic removal of congenital cholesteatoma
Prof. Mohamad Badreldine
03:00 pm to 03:20 pm
Meniere’s disease an update
Prof. Maroun Semaan
03:20 pm to 03:40 pm
Endoscoipc middle ear exploration
Prof. Ahmed Omran
03:40 pm to 04:00 pm
Endoscopic removal of middle ear tumors
Prof. Mohamad Badreldine
04:00 pm
Thursday - 17 November 2022

MED-EL Bone Conduction & Middle Ear Workshop

Kobar Ballroom

Target Group : All ENT Professionals interested in Bone Conduction Hearing Solutions including surgeons & audiologists. Get the Hands-On Experience on MED-EL Bone Conduction & Middle Ear Solutions:

Speakers/Instructors : Anas Ibrahim, Mohamed Zakaria, Sarfaraz Mahaboob

09:15 am to 09:30 am
Welcome & Introduction to MED-EL
09:30 am to 09:50 am
The ADHEAR System
09:50 am to 10:10 am
10:10 am to 10:30 am
10:30 am to 11:00 am
The Candidacy Guidelines for VSB & BC Solutions
11:00 am to 11:20 am
Cases, Studies, Tips & Tricks
11:20 am to 11:30 am
11:30 am to 01:00 pm
01:00 pm to 03:00 pm
MED-EL Carosuel Workshop: BC & ME HANDS-ON
Saturday - 19 November 2022

Temporal Bone Workshop

Venue - Zain Centre Temporal Bone Lab

Chairmain: Dr. Mutlaq Al-Sihan
08:00 am to 08:10 am
Welcome and Introduction
08:10 am to 08:40 am
Cochlear Implant & Acoustic Portfolio
Dr. Osam Majdalawieh
08:40 am to 09:10 am
Coffee Break and move to Lab
09:10 am to 10:00 am
Demonstration: Basic Mastoidectomy
Prof. Maroun Semaan
10:00 am to 10:40 am
Temporal Bone Dissection: Group 1 - Osia Implantation: Group 2
Dr. Mohammad Al Ali, Dr. Ali Safar, Dr. Ahmad Omran, Dr. Ahmad Nabeih, Dr. Tamim Al Ali
10:40 am to 10:50 am
Preperation for next group
10:50 am to 11:30 am
Temporal Bone Dissection Group 2 - Osia Implantation: Group 1
Dr. Mohammad Al Ali, Dr. Ali Safar, Dr. Ahmad Omran, Dr. Ahmad Nabeih, Dr. Tamim Al Ali
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Prayer - Coffee Break
12:30 pm to 01:20 pm
Demonstration: Facial recess approach, facial nerve decompression, Labyrinthectomy, and Cochlear Implantation
Prof. Maroun Semaan
01:20 pm to 01:30 pm
Demonstration: Electrode Insertion
Dr. Osam Majdalawieh
01:30 pm to 02:30 pm
Temporal Bone Dissection Group 1
Dr. Mohammad Al Ali, Dr. Ali Safar, Dr. Ahmad Omran, Dr. Ahmad Nabeih, Dr. Tamim Al Ali
02:30 pm to 03:30 pm
Temporal Bone Dissection Group 2
Dr. Mohammad Al Ali, Dr. Ali Safar, Dr. Ahmad Omran, Dr. Ahmad Nabeih, Dr. Tamim Al Ali
03:30 pm
Lunch and Closing


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