Where can I present my paper?

Would you like some expert feedback on your research project before you submit it? Are you brave enough to stand up and present your work to a discerning audience? Are you looking for another line on your CV before the RITA/ARCP? Do you enjoy meeting ENT trainees from other regions?

There are plenty meetings and conferences where you can do all of this. There are prizes to be won for the best papers, and abstracts are often published. Here is a summary of the most popular meetings:




BACO - British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology

The British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology is the most attended event in the British ENT calender, and takes place every three years. The 2015 BACO was held in Liverpool, with short paper sessions (and prizes) for trainees in the areas of Laryngology, Rhinology, Otology, Head and neck, Audiology and CAPAG.

The 2018 conference location is yet to be announced. However its never too early to start preparing!




RSM - The Royal Society of Medicine

The Royal Society of Medicine Sections of Otology and Laryngology and Rhinology hold regular meetings at Wimpole Street in London. These tend to be sociable events with excellent outside speakers, so it is worth coming along even if you are not presenting. Each section has a yearly short papers section.

Otology short papers:  ENT-Ex Prize

How to submit: Complete this form and send it to otology@rsm.ac.uk

Otology section other awards here


Laryngology and Rhinology:  Karl Storz Prize

How to submit: Complete this form and send it to laryngology@rsm.ac.uk

Laryngology and Rhinology other awards here




ORS - The Otorhinolaryngological Research Society

The Otorhinolaryngological Research Society was formed in 1979 to promote research in ENT. They hold meetings twice yearly, in Spring and Autumn. These meetings provide a valuable opportunity for immediate feedback and critique of your work from an expert audience. The meetings are an excellent way to keep up to date with ongoing research and to meet fellow trainees and academics, so attendance is recommended even if you are not presenting a paper.

Autumn meeting : Angell-James Prize

How to submit: Send your abstract to secretary@ors.uk.net


Spring meeting : Phillip Stell Prize

How to submit: Send your abstract to secretary@ors.uk.net



Junior Presenters Prize: for best presentation by an ST1, ST2, FY or medical student at each meeting.

The Xomed-Treace Prize is awarded annually, enabling the winner to attend and present at an American Academy meeting.

The ORS Research Grant is awarded annually, towards the proposed research project.

The Semon Club is a regional meeting held bi-annually at Guys Hospital in London. Oral presentations are given on case reports and a prize is given for the best presentation




Keep an eye out for opportunities to present at your regional meetings:




This is a very basic summary of research meetings, but if there is anything you would like us to consider adding, please get in touch.

Rich Williams - ENT SpR