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Very many thanks to all those who made the journey to attend the annual meeting this May - a very successful and thought provoking meeting was held and great credit goes to Carl Philpott for his organisational skills.
Many congratulations to Mr Sean Carrie from Newcastle who was voted in as the next President-elect for the BRS at the recent AGM. Sean has a long history with the Society and has recently been on the executive council as the Honorary Treasurer. Sean will take up his post when the current president Paul White demits from post in 2015. 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.
Another change on the executive council following the AGM is that Russell Cathcart will take over from Quentin Gardiner as Honorary Secretary now that Quentin has served his 3 year term. We would like to thank Quentin for the hard work he has put in behind the scenes to help the Society meetings run smoothly over the past 3 years, even in the face of adversity. Russell Cathcart has been known to the Society for some time now having built and run the website and online membership database.
This will now leave a vacancy on Council, as will the demitting of Paul Nix who has now completed his term, so there will shortly be a Society vote for two England representatives. More information will follow very soon.
The next Annual Meeting of the British Rhinological Society will be held in Manchester in May 2015 hosted by Tim Woolford and Raj Bhalla.
More details will be available nearer the time.
BRS will be very much present throughout BACO 2015 with several conference and instructional sessions to oversee as well as hands-on cadaveric sessions. More specific details about the invited international speakers will be made available nearer the time.
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.
Fifth Sense will be running their second annual conference in November, looking to promote awareness of smell and taste disorders, encouraging research in the field and providing a forum for patients and clinicians alike to discuss managment strategies for this underestimated condition.
The society is in a position to be able to offer funding towards a fellowship each year to one of its members.
Medtronic have generously put up funds of £2000 foar a member of the BRS to attend the American Rhinological Society in Septmeber.
The BRS can offer a pump-priming grant of up to £3000 towards a member's research project.