Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeons WORLDWIDE

are invited to attend the 18th Upover-Downunder Meeting
on Saturday January 16, 2021

Now online

Invitation from Bill Coman

Dear colleagues

As we are unable to have our regular meeting in Canazei, due to the Covid-virus. We are having a webinar seminar, the initiative of Professor Andreas Leunig in Munich on January 16th 2021. This will be a three hour seminar, to keep us updated on our speciality.

I do wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I hope we will all be able to enjoy the pleasure of each other’s company in Canazei, in the snow, in 2022. Grab the vaccine when it’s offered.

Best Wishes,

Emeritus Prof
William B. Coman

Brisbane, Australia


are invited to attend the 18th Upover Downunder International ENT Meeting
to be held ONLINE on Saturday January 16, 2021
8:00-11:00 am CET (6:00-9:00 pm AEDT)

Participating countries: Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein,Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, Unites States

Upover-Downunder Faculty

Names in alphabetic order

MD PhD Cecilia Ahlström-Emanuelsson
Lund, Sweden
Prof Christian Betz
Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Dr. Rudolf Briner, Switzerland
KD Dr Hans Rudolf Briner
Hirslanden, Switzerland
Dr Dave Brooker
Dr Dave Brooker
Belfast, United Kingdom
Dr Scott Coman
Brisbane, Australia
Emeritus Prof
William B. Coman

Brisbane, Australia
Prof Richard Douglas
Auckland, New Zealand
Dr Phil Fisher
Perth, Australia
Prof Boris Haxel
Prof Boris Haxel
Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
Dr Courtenay Henrys
Brisbane, Australia
Prof Andreas Leunig
Munich, Germany
Prof Thomas Linder
Prof Thomas Linder
Lucerne, Switzerland
A/Prof Chris Perry
Brisbane, Australia
Dr Andrew Swift
Liverpool, United Kingdom
A/Prof PD
Peter Valentin Tomazic

Graz, Austria


Will be announced soon…


Time CET




8:00 am 

6.00 pm

Welcome words 

Emeritus Prof William B. Coman, Australia

8:05 – 9:00 am 

6.05 – 7.00 pm

ENTstatistics in daily routine 

Chairman: Prof William Coman & Prof. Andreas Leunig

Moderation: Prof William Coman & Prof Chris Perry 

Benefits based on a structured analysis 

Prof Andreas Leunig, Germany

Data acquisition for quality assurance 

KD Dr Hans Briner, Switzerland

How to document cholesteatoma for clinical and research purposes 

Prof Thomas Linder, Switzerland

INNOFORCE H&N Tumour Database in Auckland 

Prof Richard Douglas, New Zealand

The Australian Otolaryngology Quality Assurance Network (AOQAN) 

Dr Phil Fisher, Australia 

9:00 – 9:15 am 

7.00 – 7.15 pm


9:15 – 10:30 am

7.15 – 8.30 pm

Several short talks

Chairman: Prof William Coman & Prof. Andreas Leunig

Moderation: Prof William B. Coman & Dr Scott Coman 

Biologics in CRSwNP: The new weapon in our arsenal

Prof Boris Haxel, Germany

Voluntary Assisted Dying -aka – physician assisted suicide in Australia and New Zealand – an emerging controversy

A/Prof Chris Perry, Australia 


MD PhD Cecilia Ahlström-Emanuelsson, Sweden 

Nothing new in 2020? No! EPOS2020: update and clinical implications

A/Prof Peter Valentin Tomazic, Austria

HPV in UADT cancer

Prof Christian Betz, Germany 

Primary pharyngolaryngectomy – a single centre’s evolving experience

Dr Courtenay Henrys, Australia

Surviving with the dynamic threat of Covid in the UK

Dr Andrew Swift, United Kingdom 

10:30 – 11:00 am

8.30 – 9.00 pm

Closing Words

Dr Dave Brooker, United Kingdom

Farewell & Invitation Canazei 2022 

Emeritus Prof William B. Coman

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