BRS & Olympus Advanced Rhinology Training Programme

Olympus, with the support of BRS, is delighted to offer an exciting opportunity to BRS members. This programme is designed for ENT surgeons who are in their final years of training (ideally ST6+) as well as SAS colleagues who wish to extend their Rhinology surgery experience. Presented by a distinguished faculty, this comprehensive immersion training will be delivered in Manchester as a concentrated day of lectures and panel discussions, followed by two days’ cadaveric training in Newcastle. The delegates will then visit the trainers’ hospital for peer to peer training on selected rhinology and skull base cases. A final presentation day will be held virtually.  

The programme’s philosophy is to provide intensive hands-on training and to ensure this there will be a maximum of two delegates to one faculty member during all Wet Lab and Clinical Sessions. 

This programme will be awarded by competitive selection, so delegates should ideally be ST6-8 & SAS and they should show evidence of commitment to rhinology surgery and provide a supporting statement from an educational supervisor. Delegates will be selected by a committee of BRS members. Participants must be BRS members and are expected to attend all modules of the programme.

Module 1 Theory day 15th Dec 2021 Citylabs Campus, Manchester This one day course will comprise lectures & expert panel discussions.
Module 2 Procedure Lectures and Skills Training 31 Jan & 1 Feb 2022 Newcastle Surgical Training Centre Anatomy and dissection on a cadaveric model (training ratio of 2:1 per station) in a high quality surgical training centre.
Module 3 Live Surgery Peer to Peer Training between Feb and Jun 2022 NHS Teaching Hospitals Each delegate will attend the respective NHS hospital of two faculty members (on a 2:1 ratio) to observe live surgery.
Module 4 Presentation evening 8th Jun 2022 Virtual

Presentation evening: An evening of lectures and presentations, certificate presentation and a review of the programme.

This is an intensive residential advanced course and delegates will be required to accept a commitment to the complete programme. Throughout the training, travel, meals during the course and accommodation will be supported by Olympus. Travel subsistence is the responsibility of the delegates. Travel and accommodation will be booked by Olympus within the Olympus budget guidelines and within appropriate time scales.

CPD points

The following CPD points have been allocated to each module:

Module 1 7 CPD points
Module 2 19 CPD points
Module 3 18 CPD points
Module 4 1 CPD point


How do I register?

If you are in the last year(s) of your training (ST6-8 + & SAS) and know you want to be an ENT Surgeon with a rhinology interest, then you should apply for this training programme.

Please download the application form and email your completed form to You will need to attach the following:
1) your two page CV  
2) a letter of recommendation from your educational supervisor/ TPD/Head of Dept in PDF format
3) a supporting statement explaining why you should be considered for this training programme (1000 words maximum)

Important Note

Delegates when applying must have approval from their Trust to attend this programme and have the relevant study leave approved in principle. Delegates must be available for all of the above dates. Attendance at all modules is mandatory.

Closing date for registration is 5pm on Friday 17th September 2021.

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 8th October 2021.

Programme Directors:Mr Sean Carrie, Mr Raj Balla
2021 Faculty: Mr Shahzada Ahmed, Mr Peter Andrews, Prof Claire Hopkins, Ms Isma Iqbal & Ms Archana Jaiswal, Ms Louise Melia, Prof Carl Philpott, Mr Yujay Rama
Olympus Programme Administrator: Hayley Newbury