British Rhinological Society

The British Rhinological Society was created to promote education and research in all aspects of rhinology - the study of the nose and sinuses and related areas including facial plastics. The Society provides a platform for those with an interest in rhinology to help disseminate knowledge on the subject. There are currently over 300 members from all round the world.

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Very many thanks go to Mr Raj Bhalla and Mr Tim Woolford for hosting a greatly successful meeting this year in Manchester. This year's meeting carried the theme of 'Complications' and to this end we were privileged to hear a very honest account from Prof Piero Nicolai from Brescia, Itlay. We were also presented an ophthalmologists viewpoint of orbital compications of FESS courtesy of Ms Anne Cook from Manchester Royal Infirmary, a personal viewpoint from Mr David Roberts from Guys & St Thomas' about avoiding CSF leaks and some valuable lessons in keeping rhinoplasty patients happy courtesy of our demitting president, Mr Paul White.

Read the meeting report here.


Many congratulations to Mr Sean Carrie from Newcastle who was now taken up post as President of the Society following a handover ceremony at this year's AGM. Sean has a long history with the Society and has recently been on the executive council as the Honorary Treasurer. Sean is already well known within the rhinology community both nationally and internationally, lecturing often on his extensive experience in endoscopic sinsus and pituitary surgery. He is also heavily involved with both ENT-UK and the SAC in more general ENT matters. Welcome back, Sean.

Next meeting

The next Annual Meeting of the British Rhinological Society will be held at the Armouries Museum in Leeds on 20th May 2016 hosted by Paul Nix.

More details will be made available later in the year.

European Rhinological Society

All members of the BRS are automatically members of the European Rhinologic Society through association. As well as being a member of a Europe-wide society, this will qualify youfor a 10% discount on all ERS-affilliated meetings and courses.

For more information about the ERS and its meetings & courses, click here.

Join the society

If you would like to become a member of the society please click here.


The society is in a position to be able to offer funding towards a fellowship each year to one of its members.

See here for details.


Medtronic have generously put up funds of £2000 foar a member of the BRS to attend the American Rhinological Society in Septmeber.

See here for details.

Research grant

The BRS can offer a pump-priming grant of up to £3000 towards a member's research project.

See here for details.