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Letter from Hong Kong (3 November 2020)

It is seven months since I wrote the first ‘Letter from Hong Kong’. The message then was simple: “Fear is okay, panic is not and wear masks”. It is one month since I wrote the last letter and that message? “Life goes on and will go on no matter what.”

Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 22) – The prone position

How much does the position of a patient add to the risk of a surgical procedure? This is an extremely important question, and the answer is far from simple.

17th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Finally, after a long COVID-19 hiatus, it was refreshing to witness over 1000 attendees from across the globe engaging with the experts at the 17th Annual meeting of the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery (ME-AOHNS), one of the largest ENT gatherings in the Middle East region.

Coronavirus is making us better people

COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges to the world of aesthetic medicine. Simon and Emma Ravichandran offer their perspective on the crisis so far and look to the future. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic that started at the end of...

The Re-humanising Revolution: Breaking the conspiracy of silence

Over the last few years, the mental and emotional wellbeing of those who work in medicine has come under scrutiny. The author introduces a new resource. Working in healthcare has always been stressful but never more so than today. In...

Virtual learning post lockdown

The rapid onset and intensity of the COVID-19 pandemic has required some radical changes in most areas of our professional lives, including a chance to update traditional approaches to learning. Virtual learning is the use of remote video conferencing software,...

Sensitive cilia – eyelashes in health and disease

In health our eyelashes protect the eyes, but in disease they can disfigure, impair quality of life and threaten vision. In this review the authors discuss aspects of lashes that are relevant to all professionals working near the eyes and...

Innovia UK Increases Production Space

The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve day by day, and at the Innovia Group we recognise the importance of acting quickly and evolving our business to meet these changes.

In conversation with Henry Chan

We spoke with Dr Henry Chan, President of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS), about his career and the society’s plans for this year. Can you tell us a little bit about what led you into the...

Smile Train Spread Smiles in Edinburgh

Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft charity, set up a billboard in the heart of Edinburgh to raise awareness about cleft as part of Cleft Awareness Month.

EAFPS 2020

By Irina Garlea-Robu, ENT Specialty Doctor, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, UK. In unprecedented times, the 43rd annual conference of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS) became the world’s first entirely virtual conference dedicated...