Here is a list of UK and selected international meetings that you can go to, or present at. Many of them offer poster and presentation prizes, which are well worth aiming for.

Note that most abstract submission deadlines are at least two to three months before the meeting (some international meeting abstract deadlines can be eight months in advance).

Note also that a meeting is labelled as international/national or regional according to the Otolaryngology ST3 National Recruitment portfolio criteria. 



The British Otorhinolaryngological and Allied Sciences Research Society (BOARS) Meeting
The premier national research meeting across all ENT subspecialties. BOARS emphasises oral presentations (occasionally there are posters too). The standard is usually high - such that almost two-thirds of presentations get published - so this is a great forum where trainees can test themselves. The society awards best presentation prizes for junior and senior trainees, as well as a various other awards. 
Cost: c.£50 meeting registration fee
Date: Every March and September 


British Rhinological Society (BRS) Annual Meeting
The main date in the British rhinological calendar. Prizes are available for the best oral and poster presentations and attendance at this national meeting is always good.
Cost: £50-70+ registration, depending on membership status
Date: Every May 


British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology (BAPO) Annual Meeting
This is the national meeting for paediatric ENT surgeons. 
Cost: £50-75 registration, depending on membership status
Date: Every September  


A national meeting for Foundation Trainees and medical students, with workshops for those keen on ENT and prizes for the best posters. This is a great free meeting for any junior doctors to get some experience at presenting and mingling with other trainees, even if they don't want to do ENT.
Cost: £30 in 2016 (previously free)
Date: next meeting is at BACO 2018 


Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) Conference
This is the large pan-surgical national trainees' conference
Cost: £250+ registration depending on membership status
Date: Every March/April


North of England Otolaryngology Meeting
A well-attended regional meeting (the North of England ENT Society encompasses everything from Lincoln to the borders). 
Cost: Free
Date: Every March and September


Midland Institute of Otology meeting
Regional meeting
Cost: ?
Date: Every May


East of England Otolaryngology Meeting
A regional meeting set up in 2015 that is open to all. An abstract book with photos can be viewed on the website.
Cost: free
Date: Every June


South West ENT Academic Meeting SWEAM
Regional meeting
Cost: ?
Date: Every June 


Scottish Otolaryngological Society SOS
Regional meeting
Cost: ?
Date: Every November



Page last reviewed: 21 March 2018