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 platics. 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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Abstract submission is now open for this year's annual BRS meeting which will be held on 15th of May in Manchester, hosted by Mr Raj Bhalla and Mr Tim Woolford. Abstracts will be considered for oral and poster presentations and as always there will be generous cash prizes for the best presenters, including the best junior presenter of Core Trainee level or below. Deadline for submissions is 6th March.

To submit an abstract, please see here.


Read last year's meeting report here.


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.

Next meeting

The next Annual Meeting of the British Rhinological Society will be held at the Manchester Convention Complex on 15th May 2015 hosted by Tim Woolford and Raj Bhalla.

For more details see here.

Instructions for submitting an abstract or poster can be found here.

BACO 2015

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.

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.