Ear, nose and throat conference secured for Brisbane after 40 year hiatus

Asia Oceania Otorhinolaryngological Head and Neck Surgery Congress (AO ORL-HNS) 2023, the major ear, nose and throat scientific event in Asia-Oceania, is returning to Australia for the first time in 40 years.

The five day conference will take place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in March 2023 and is expected to attract some 1500 clinicians and specialist surgeons working with the ear, nose, throat, head and neck.

The main driver of the successful bid for the 15th Asia Oceania ORL–HNS Congress is world leading ear nose and throat surgeon, Associate Professor Bernard Lyons.

Associate Professor Lyons worked with Professor Ben Panizza and Dr. Phil Fisher, President of The Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and the team at the BCEC in collaboration with Tourism & Events Queensland and Brisbane Marketing to secure the conference for Brisbane.

“This meeting is potentially the largest meeting to be held in the field of otolaryngology head and neck surgery in Australia,” Lyons said. “It is a unique opportunity for Australia to interact on a scientific basis with our neighbouring countries in the Asia Oceania region. We are very excited to have been successful in our bid to hold the meeting beating spirited challenges from Korea and Vietnam. I very much look forward to being involved in planning this meeting with the help of the expert team from the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.”

Host organisation, The Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery hopes the congress will foster relationships and ongoing regional programs to drive Asia Oceania to the forefront of cutting edge medicine.