The research committee is composed of clinicians with an interest in research areas that encompass most of the subspecialties of otolaryngology, such as pediatrics, head & neck oncology, reconstructive surgery, laryngology, neuro-otology, sleep apnea and rhinology, education or global health outreach.


The main objectives of the research committee are as follows:

  • Conduct international collaborative research

    We hope to encourage international collaboration between young otolaryngologists (YO) with projects such as reviews, meta-analyses or multi-center studies. We encourage the participation of residents/registrars in these projects to offer them the opportunity to establish ties early in their careers with the international Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery community. Members of the YO-IFOS are encouraged  to contact their regional representatives to submit proposal of international collaborative projects.

  • Consulting expertise in research for YO

    We offer a research network beyond the borders of our committee to offer a full array of expertise for young surgeons in need of advice to conduct and publish research projects. Also, we offer statistical expertise for the realization of meta-analyzes.

  • Provide support for publication in Pubmed-indexed journals.

     

Current projects and realizations:

  • Through the IFOS, we were able to establish ties with the European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Diseases which allowed publication of 2 special YO-IFOS issues of the journal. Publishing an issue dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments of this underrepresented demographic of our community is a generous initiative and a demonstration of the significant commitment this journal has made to fostering the careers of young surgeons.

  • Numerous publications in Pubmed-indexed journals of studies conducted by the YO-IFOS (click here to see YO-IFOS publications). All these studies are caracterizized by an international collaboration.

  • Creation of the YO-IFOS Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) Study Group. The group is composed of YO from a wide array of countries with a common interest in research about LPR. Over than 20 otolaryngologists from 12 countries participate to projects initiated by this group. As a first step, the LPR study group has published meta-analysis and reviews in high-impact factor journals (click here to see YO-IFOS publications). Currently the group is coordinating international multicenter prospective studies on LPR diagnosis, management and treatment.

  • Through the IFOS we were able to conduct survey studies focusing on the challenges faced by YO around the world and on the barriers to research among residents in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery around the world.

  • Development of guidelines for perioperative antibiotherapy in head & neck surgery.

 

Name Country Region Interests E-mail
Tareck Ayad Canada North America and The Caribbean Head and neck tareckayad@yahoo.ca
Jérôme Lechien Belgium Europe Laryngology, Education, Head & Neck jerome.lechien@umons.ac.be
Daniel De Siati Belgium Europe Otology romolo.desiat@uclouvain.be
Ludovic De Gabory France Europe Sinus ludovic.de.gabory@chu-bordeaux.fr
Geoffrey Mortuaire France Europe Sinus geoffrey.mortuaire@chru-lille.fr
Marilena Trozzi Italy Europe Pediatrics marilena.trozzi@opbg.net
Frederico Dilella Argentina South America Neurotology kclopes04@gmail.com
Huan JIa China Central and South Asia Otology huab_jia_orl@163.com
Raghunandhan S India West and South Asia Pediatric ENT fsimon05@gmail.com
Antoine Melkane Lebanon Middle East Head and neck antoinemelkane@gmail.com
Ahmed Yassin Baghat Egypt Northern Africa Sleep apnea ahmedyassinbahgat@gmail.com
Jessica Mcguire South Africa Southern Africa Pediatric ENT-aiway, cholesteatoma, Developing world health-related issues jkmcguire2@gmail.com
Karen De Carvalho Lopes Brazil South and Central America Neurootology huan_jia_orl@163.com
Carlos Chiesa Spain Europe Heand and neck chiesaestomba86@gmail.com