Mr John Watkinson delivered his Semon Lecture on the 1st of November 2019 at the Royal Society of Medicine. His lecture started by focussing on Sir Felix Semon and his contributions to the history of ENT. He then looked at his own experience of thyroid and head and neck surgery and how surgeons in those … Continue reading “From Felix to the Helix, and from the Cradle to the Grave – Semon’s Contribution to Thyroid Surgery”
Attempts at Addressing the Head and Neck Conundrum in the Developing World
Professor Anil D’Cruz delivered his Semon Lecture on the 2nd of November 2018 at the Royal Society of Medicine. His talk focused around the increasing incidence of head and neck cancers in India due to the widespread use of tobacco. He first looked at the current management of advanced head and neck cancer, before moving … Continue reading “Attempts at Addressing the Head and Neck Conundrum in the Developing World”
Experience and Innovation in Head and Neck Surgery
Professor Ralph William Gilbert presented his Semon Lecture on the 3rd of November 2017 at the Royal Society of Medicine. His lecture focused on four main head and neck reconstructions and looked at how each of them affected a patient’s life and what innovations could be used in the future to solve or streamline any … Continue reading “Experience and Innovation in Head and Neck Surgery”
Semon’s Laryngological Legacy: Acumen, Research and Innovation
Professor Janet Ann Wilson delivered her Semon Lecture on the 4th of November 2016 at the Royal Society of Medicine. She spent the beginning of her lecture discussing Sir Felix Semon and his life and work in great detail. Wilson explores a number of research areas, such as laryngeal cancers and the trial of proton … Continue reading “Semon’s Laryngological Legacy: Acumen, Research and Innovation”
Paradigm Shifts in Skull Base Surgery and the Creative Process
Professor Carl H Snyderman gave his Semon Lecture on the 6th of November 2015 at the Royal Society of Medicine. Although the lecture given here is not the one given for the Semon Lecture, the content is very similar. His lecture looks at the process and role of innovation in advancing and developing technologies. Snyderman … Continue reading “Paradigm Shifts in Skull Base Surgery and the Creative Process”
The Devil is in the Detail
Professor Susan Margaret Standring presented her Semon Lecture on the 7th of November 2014 at the Royal Society of Medicine. Although the lecture available here is not the exact one given, the content is very similar without as much specialist ENT history as was in the lecture. Her lecture looks at the history of anatomy … Continue reading “The Devil is in the Detail”
Conservation Surgery in Head and Neck Oncology
Professor Ashok R Shaha delivered his Semon Lecture on the 1st of November 2013. His lecture focuses on the importance of conservative surgery in treating tumours and how this allows for the sparing of nerves and the preservation of function. Shaha then goes on to emphasise that this change from radical to conservation surgery is … Continue reading “Conservation Surgery in Head and Neck Oncology”
Are We Guilty of Over-Treating the Nose?
Professor Valerie Joan Lund presented her Semon Lecture in 2012. Her lecture started by exploring some of the history of Felix Semon and his own practice, before detailing various rhinological conditions, namely allergic rhinitis, chronic rhinosinusitis, acute bacterial rhinosinusitis, sinusitis, and septal and turbinal deformities. With each of these conditions, the effectiveness of their treatments … Continue reading “Are We Guilty of Over-Treating the Nose?”
A Giant Step in Facial Plastic Surgery – the Transplant.
Professor Laurent Lantieri gave his Semon Lecture in 2011. In his lecture, he spoke about the many problems one faces when attempting to carry out facial reconstruction and transplantation, including the potent immunosuppressive therapy that patients were then subjected to afterwards. Lantieri then went on to discuss some of the cases of facial transplants that … Continue reading “A Giant Step in Facial Plastic Surgery – the Transplant.”
Robotics in Head and Neck Surgery – Added Value or Just Another Toy?
Professor Gregory S Weinstein delivered his Semon Lecture in 2010. In his lecture he presented an in depth look at Transoral Robotic Surgery, from its creation to how it can be used in the treatment of HPV related to oropharyngeal carcinoma. Lecture Dr Gregory Weinstein is an American surgeon, specialising in Head and Neck Surgery. … Continue reading “Robotics in Head and Neck Surgery – Added Value or Just Another Toy?”