It has been a busy time in the Editorial office at ‘The Otorhinolaryngologist’ over the last few months as issues are being organised and we try hard to keep each issue balanced in terms of the various specialist areas of ORL-HNS. This issue has some excellent articles, which we feel are comprehensive and cover a wide range of topics within the speciality. The aim of the journal is to provide a clear update on topics (for example paediatric vertigo) as well as interesting research and audits. I was very pleased at a recent revision course for the intercollegiate exam to hear from candidates about to sit the exam that the viva articles in the journal are well received; as strong supporters of the AOT and YCOHNS we pride ourselves on being a journal that hopefully trainees find useful.
Each year there seems to be an increase in the ‘must attend’ conferences around the globe with a conflicting increase in the scrutiny from hospitals regarding study and professional leave. This makes one have to pick which conferences to attend carefully and in ORL we are somewhat spoilt for choice but hopefully we will see you at BACO this July. Please feel free to discuss any papers that you are considering submitting to the journal or any ideas you may have for review articles with Francis or myself at anytime; we would warmly welcome any suggestions.
With best wishes,
Editor in Chief