Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeons WORLDWIDE

are invited to attend the 19th Upover-Downunder Meeting

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,

Thank you from Bill Coman

Dear colleagues

A very much needed thank you to all of those who attended our Upover Downunder Zoom-conference in January 2021. Although we were all at home and unable to enjoy in person friendship and comradery and the beautiful serenity of the Dolomites, we still were able to enjoy the brilliant and interesting presentations from our audience of nearly 60. Can you believe that this was the 18th Upover Downunder?

I would like to personally thank Andreas Leunig and his supportive team managed by Stefan Wilhelm for helping me with setting this up. It truly was great to see familiar faces and hear familiar voices.

It looks promising that our 19th Upover Downunder meeting will be on track to be held in the beautiful La Cacciatora Canazei next year. I bare great news of our most diligent and loyal driver Franko of his recovering from his brush of death and of beating the Covid -19 virus. After all we have endured, we will all be stronger, faster skiers and brighter people.

I am sure, as I know I will, that we will all appreciate each other more.

Best Wishes


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


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

Digital wine & cheese tasting 

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