10-12 March, PC Hotel Karachi

Chairman Message

Dear Colleagues and Participants,
The members of organizing committee and myself are pleased to present “31st conference of Pakistan Society of Otorhinolaryngology 2023” to be held from 10th to 12th March 2023 at Pearl Continental Karachi. The theme of conference is “Otorhinolaryngology in 21st century: Challenges and Innovations”. The conference endeavors to explore new horizons of knowledge and technical skills in the field of otorhinolaryngology. We have designed scientific program which includes pre-conference hands on workshops by international and national experts, instructional sessions, research presentations, scientific exhibitions, post-conference workshops, and live surgical demonstrations etc. to achieve learning objectives. The scientific evidence based academic program would be delivered by master trainers. This conference through experts would explore recent developments and techniques in Otorhinolaryngology. The conference is aimed to gather the researchers, academicians, and scientists to create and approach towards global exchange of information, technological advances, latest scientific innovations, and their effectiveness for health care.

I look forward to welcome you all at 31st PSORL Con. 2023. Enjoy your stay at Karachi, Pakistan.


Best and warm regards.
Prof. S. Khalid A. Ashrafi
Chairman organizing committee

Prof. S. Khalid A. Ashrafi


  • State of the Art Lectures
  • Pre & Post Conference Workshops
  • Scientific Symposium
  • Instructional Sessions
  • Scientific Exhibition

Vice Chairman

Prof. Sameer Qureshi

General Secretary

Dr. Saeed Akhter

Chairman Scientific Committee


In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful. Peace and blessing on the last Prophet, his family, and his companions.

It is my honor to be the chair of the Scientific Committee for 31st National Conference of PSORL to be held in one of the most diversified & amazing city, Karachi. It is indeed a pleasure to work alongside a most innovative & dedicated  group of key opinion leaders in ENT-Head & Neck Surgery. A lot of effort has been exerted by the committee members to shape up the scientific sessions & workshops in a way that they would proved to be  fruitful & productive for Otolaryngologists of all levels and for community as an ultimate beneficiary.

The program has been designed to encompass most of the important topics of Otolaryngology but obviously to cover all of them is beyond the scope of a two days conference, and as a chair of scientific committee,  I humbly apologise for the short comings. Furthermore, I request to submit your abstracts especially for invited talks according to structured format & themes given on website here.

Your cooperation in this regard will be highly appreciated. Looking forward to some innovative papers with new ideas to be presented during the conference.

May Allah SWT be at our help and support to accomplish this challenging task. Aameen

Prof. Atif Hafeez Siddiqui

Chairman Scientific Committee

31st National Conference of PSORL

Prof. Atif Hafeez Siddiqui

Joint Secretary

Dr Asif Ali Abbasi

Joint Secretary

Prof. Mushtaque Ali Memon


Alberto Paderno, MD

born in Brescia in 1987, is Staff Member in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery of the University of Brescia, Italy since November 2018. He received his MD degree at the University of Brescia, Italy in 2012 and completed his Residency Programme in Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in Brescia in 2018. He is currently PhD candidate in the field of artificial intelligence in medicine. He authored or co-authored 86 papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as five book chapters. He serves as Editor of the Current Opinion in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery journal for the Head and Neck Oncology issue since 2021. He is member of the Editorial Board of Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica and topic Editor in Frontiers in Oncology since 2020. His surgical activity is mainly focused on head and neck oncology and, in particular, transoral laser microsurgery.

Cesare Piazza, MD

Cesare Piazza, MD, born in Cremona, Italy, in 1971, is Full Professor and Chief of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery of the University of Brescia, Italy, since September 2020, and Director of the Residency Program in Otorhinolaryngology, University of Brescia, from the current year; he is Research Director of the Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences, and Public Health of the School of Medicine of the University of Brescia, from May 2021. He received his MD degree at the University of Pavia, Italy, in 1996 and completed his Residency Programme in Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in Brescia in 2001. He became Assistant Professor in 2007 and Associate Professor – Chief of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Maxillofacial, and Thyroid Surgery of the National Cancer Institute, University of Milan, Italy in 2017. His clinical and research activities are focused on head and neck oncology, with special emphasis to laryngo-hypopharyngeal, tracheal, oral, thyroid, parotid, sarcoma, laser, and reconstructive microsurgery. Dr. Piazza is currently serving as President of the European Laryngological Society and as President of Lombard Group of Otolaryngologists. He is an active member of the European Laryngological Society since 2000, part of its Scientific Council since September 2010, and President Elect from 2018. He authored or co-authored 235 papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as 78 book chapters. He delivered 915 proffered papers and invited lectures in national and international Congresses and Courses. He serves as Editor of the Current Opinion in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery journal for the Head and Neck Oncology issue since 2010 and is member of its Editorial Board since 2013. He is member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Oncology since 2016 and Frontiers in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery since 2017, and Editor in Chief of Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica from next January.

Mumtaz J Khan, MD MBA

Mumtaz Jamshed Khan, MD, MBA is the Chief of Staff, and the Interim Chief Medical Officer at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD), part of Mubadala Health. In his role as Chief of Staff he oversees all clinical operations and leads more than 400 physicians across 15 institutes, supporting their wellbeing and the continuous improvement of the care they offer patients. Dr Khan joined Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi in 2018 and has served as the Chief Medical Officer and Department Chair of Otolaryngology in the Surgical Subspecialties Institute. Prior to joining CCAD, Dr. Khan worked as Staff Physician in the Head & Neck Institute at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio; and served as Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education and Professor and Director of Head and Neck Surgery at Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. Dr. Khan received his medical degree from Aga Khan University. After completing his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, he pursued fellowship training in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Skull Base and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery from Vanderbilt University. He has held a range of administrative positions in addition to his clinical work throughout his career and holds an Executive MBA in Healthcare Management from Brandeis University, Boston, Massachusetts.

Amin Javer

He is currently a full clinical professor in the department of surgery at the University of British Columbia, co-director of research in the division of Otolaryngology at UBC, and head/director of the St. Paul’s Sinus Centre. Dr. Javer completed his undergraduate education at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular Biology achieving 1st class honors. Dr. Javer proceeded to the University of British Columbia where he earned his medical degree, graduating in 1991. After a one-year internship at the University of Saskatchewan at the Regina General Hospital, Dr. Javer returned to Vancouver and UBC to continue his studies. Dr. Javer completed an additional four-year otolaryngology (one year core research) and one year core general surgery training, earning his specialist credentials. In 1998, Dr. Javer proceeded to complete a two-year fellowship at the Georgia Nasal and Sinus Institute in Savannah, Georgia, specializing in Advanced Rhinology and Sinus/Skull Base Surgery under the directorship of Dr. Frederick A Kuhn.

Dr Asad Qayyum

Dr Asad Qayyum is working as a consultant ENT Surgeon practicing in the Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. He has a specialist interest in Rhinology, Otology, Balance and Paediatric ENT problems. Mr Asad is Clinical Director for the Head and Neck Services and also the Training Program Director for the ENT Trainees in the Cambridgeshire region. Asad has been the International Fellow at the Royal Darwin Hospital in Australia and completed a second fellowship in Otology and Implant Surgery at the Ear Implant Unit at the Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. Asad has been involved with the research of Genetics of Early onset hearing loss at the Sanger Genome Institute at Cambridge. His current research interest involves managing prevention and retraction pockets of tympanic membrane, management of Cholesteatoma using minimally invasive Endoscopic Approach and radiological and surgical correlation of cholesteatoma extension. He is also at present involved in setting out a new classification system for radiological assessment of extent of cholesteatoma and its direct clinical correlation and management. Asad is also a course director for cadaveric ENT, Head and Neck courses, that he has set up in collaboration with the Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom. Asad has extensive Otological experience in Endoscopic Ear Surgery, Cholesteatoma Surgery, Stapes Surgery and managing patients with vertigo and balance problems both in adult and paediatric population. He also is a prolific Endoscopic Sinus Surgeon in his routine practise Asad has more than 70 publications including text book chapters to his name. He has presented his work in South Africa, Switzerland, China, USA and the UK. Outside of work he is passionate about photography and restoring classic cars.

Dr Noweed Ahmad

Dr Ahmad is a Superspecialist in Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery and regularly performs acoustic neuroma and other skull base surgery as well as auditory implants at the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK. He has performed hundreds of auditory implants during his career and is one of the only UK surgeons who has experience in cochlear implantation of all the 4 manufacturers’ devices. He qualified in medicine from Manchester University and trained in top hospitals across the UK (including Cambridge University Hospital, Addenbrookes, the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital London and Manchester). He completed his ENT specialist training in Newcastle before going to Canada and Australia for advanced, superspecialist training in cochlear implantation, complex ear surgery and skull base surgery. He helped initiate and is the Director of the world’s largest humanitarian cochlear implant programme with integrated audiology and specialist speech rehab therapy (with the IMRA charity). He performed Pakistan’s first ever free-of-cost cochlear implant in Karachi in 2012, the world’s first free-of-cost bilateral cochlear implant and Pakistan’s first combined subtotal petrousectomy, blindsac closure and cochlear implant procedure in 2022.

About Karachi

Karachi is Pakistan's most cosmopolitan city, linguistically, ethnically, and religiously diverse, as well as one of Pakistan's most secular and socially liberal cities.

Karachi Harbour, on the shores of which the city is situated, is a safe and beautiful natural harbour. It is protected from storms by Kiamāri Island, Manora Island, and Oyster Rocks, which together block the greater part of the harbour entrance in the west.

Karachi is the most populous city in Pakistan and one of the most populous cities in the world, with a population of over 20 million. It is situated at the southern tip of the country along the Arabian Sea coast. It is the former capital of Pakistan and capital of the province of Sindh. Ranked as a beta-global city, it is Pakistan's premier industrial and financial center.

Karachi serves as a transport hub, and contains Pakistan’s two largest seaports, the Port of Karachi and Port Qasim, as well as Pakistan's busiest airport, Jinnah International Airport.

Karachi is also a media center, home to news channels, film and fashion industry of Pakistan. Most of Pakistan's multinational companies and banks have their headquarters in Karachi. Karachi is also a tourism hub due to its scenic beaches, historic buildings and shopping malls.