Past Rhinocon Events

List of Achievers at Rhinocon 2010, Udaipur

AIRS Oration: Prof. Hans Behrbohm, Germany
Smt. Udhi Devi Sood Oration: Dr Krishna Reddy, United Kingdom
Dr. VP Sood Oration: Dr Ashok Gupta, Chandigarh, India

Dr IS Gupta Senior Consultant paper Award: Dr Surinder Singhal, Chandigarh

Dr P Chatterjee Junior Consultant paper award: Dr Sandeep Bansal, Chandigarh
Dr Anoop Raj Poster Award: Drs. Vineet Narula, Aditi Chopra, Ravi Meher, Delhi
Dr SL Ojha- LS Ojha Panel discussion: Moderated by Dr Janakiram, Trichy

Yag Darshan Rai Quiz: PGI, Chandigarh (Drs. Rishi Mani Srivastav, Ravi Shanker, PGIMER, Chandigarh)
Resident Paper Award: Rishi Mani Srivastav, PGIMER, Chandigarh
Invited Talks
* Prof. Hans Behrbohm (Germany) – Secondary Rhinoplasty – my way of problem solving.
* Dr. M.M. Mehdiratta, (Neurologist, New Delhi) – a neurologists approach to a rhinologists dilemma”
* Dr Hetal Patel, Mumbai Patel- Endoscopic closure of CSF rhinorrhea,
* Dr. P. Misra, (Jaipur) – Maxillary Swing for Angiofibroma
* Dr. Nishit Shah, (Mumbai) – Approaches to skull base surgery
* Dr Daniel F. A Wengen (Switzerland) on “Breath Implants”

Rhinocon 2010 UDAIPUR

Rhinocon 2011

25th Silver Jubilee RHINOCON 2012 in pictures

Awards 25th Rhinocon, New Delhi

Dr I S Gupta Senior Consultant Award Paper

Dr Surinder Singhal (Chandigarh)

Dr P Chatterjee Junior Consultant Award Paper
Dr Mohnish Grover (Jaipur)

Video Presentation Award
Dr Amitabh Roychaudhary (Calcutta)

Resident Award Paper

Dr Divya Gupta (Delhi)
Dr Tanvi Lohiya (Mumbai)

Dr Anoop Raj Chopra Poster Award
Dr Purnima (Delhi)

Yag Darshan Rai Quiz

Dr S Sindhura (Chandigarh)
Dr Suman Thapa (Chandigarh)

Congratulations to Dr. Aiyer

All India Rhinology Society congratulates Dr. Aiyer and his team for organizing Rhinocon 2013 successfully at Vadodara. Despite flooded Vadodara on previous day, his team did a wonderful job. The venue was good with traditional hospitality of Gujarat and not to forget about Gujarati food.

All India Rhinology Society Annual Conference 2013 Vadodara-RHINOCON 2013

26th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF “THE ALL INDIA RHINOLOGY SOCIETY” Jointly Organised by: A.O.I. Vadodara Branch & Dept. of E.N.T. and Head-Neck Surgery (Medical College & S.S.G.Hospital, Baroda), M.S.University of Baroda

Dear doctor,

It gives us immense pleasure to announce the 26th annual conference of “THE ALL INDIA RHINOLOGY SOCIETY” to be held at Vadodara from 27th-29th September 2013. This national event is being jointly organised by Dept. of E.N.T. & Head-Neck Surgery (Medical College Baroda) with A.O.I. Vadodara Branch.

We would be having rhinology surgeons of national and international fame operating and giving didactic lectures in this event. Kindly mark these dates in your busy calendar.

Entries Invited

1) Senior Consultant award session (I S Gupta Award)

2) Junior Consultant award session ( Chatterjee Award)

3) Resident award paper.

4) Quiz for residents

5) Invited paper sessions

6) Video session

7) Poster Session (Dr. Anoop Raj)

Rules & Regulation

Rules & Regulation For Scientific Contribution:

Papers/Posters are invited in the award category from consultants and residents.

A) Resident Award Category:

  • Delegate should be registered for PG course in ENT with a recognized institute in the country.
  • He should be within 7 years of graduation.
  • A certificate from PG teachers / HOD confirming his / her registration.
  • Presentation should not mention name of co-author or institute or should not include any photographs of place of work (failure to comply shall lead to disqualification).

B) Consultant Award Category:

  • < 40 years for Dr. P. Chatterjee Junior Consultant category.
  • > 40 years for I.S. Gupta Senior Consultant category.
  • Post graduate degree / diploma in E.N.T.
  • Paper should consist of original research work being done at their institute.

C) Rules for both categories:

  • A brief abstract of not more than 150 words of the same is to be submitted.
  • A copy of the abstract should be sent to Dr. R.G.AIYER, Org. Secretary, RHINOCON 2013, 3/2 Jesal Appartments, Abhishek Colony, Racecourse, Vadodara 390007.
  • Email:
  • Paper Presentation 8 minutes.
    Please send the details of delegate fee along with abstract
    Demand Draft No. ________________ Date________________________________
    Amount _____________________________________________________________
    The organizing committee reserves the right to select the papers for presentation.

D) Anoop Raj Poster Award Session Size- 4 feet x 3 feet (ht x breadth). Should be a self standing banner.

E) Video Presentation.Not more than 10 minutes with accompanying audio in CD / DVD format.

Registration Form
To download pdf file of Registration form please click here: Rhinocon 2013 Registration Form

All payment must be made by multicity cheques/ demand drafts in favour of “RHINOCON 2013” payable at Vadodara. Payment transfer through NEFT/ Electronic transfer can be done using following account details(Registration form must be sent by post/ scan and e-mail it).

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 913010025967953
IFSCode: UTIB0000567
MICR Code: 390211006

Complete Registration Forms should be sent to (via post):

    3/2 Jesal Appartments,
    Abhishek Colony,

Complete Registration Forms should be sent to(via email)

About Vadodara
If you seek the stillness of earth before the human empire, then imagine prehistoric times when the humans here on the banks of the river Vishwamitri, were outnumbered by vad, or banyan trees, from which the place derived its name. If you are an industrialist, then revel in the booming production center that is Vadodara or Baroda (as it is also known).

If you are not, and you wish to escape the industrial fumes, then take a breather in Sayaji Baug, the expansive garden in the center of the city, next to the river, before you explore the rest of the city, still pleasant and relaxing.

If you want to be amused by the ostentation of rulers of the past, visit the Lakshmi Vilas Palace, or the now derelict but once lavish Nazarbaugh Palace.

If you are an artist, art historian, or archaeologist, then go see the extensive collection, from ancient to modern, at the Vodadara Museum and the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, the painted walls of the Tambekar Wada haveli, and the Nandlal Bose murals of the Bhagvad Gita in the old Kirti Mandir mousoleum. And to meet artists and students and dip into India’s evolving art scene, visit the Maharaja Sayaji University and the Picture Gallery.

If you come during Navratri, the nine night festival of dance in worship of the Mother Goddess, then consider yourself the envy of the rest of Gujarat, for you are in the most sought-after location for the event.

Welcome to the cultural capital of Gujarat. Have your own Vadodara. There’s enough to go around.
Vadodara, formerly known as Baroda, is the third largest[6] and most populated city in the Indian State of Gujarat, after Ahmedabad and Surat. It is the administrative headquarters of Vadodara District. It is located on the banks of the Vishwamitri river, southeast of Ahmedabad, 139 km from state capital, Gandhinagar. Both the railway line and national highway connecting Delhi and Mumbai pass through Vadodara. Vadodara has a population of almost 1.6 million people[7] (as of 2005). It is the site of the Lakshmi Vilas Palace. It is also the home of theMaharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, which is the largest university in Gujarat. Major industries include petrochemicals, engineering,pharmaceuticals, plastics and Forex.

Origin of name
Two thousand years ago, there was a small town known as “Ankottaka” (present day Akota) on the western bank of the river Vishwamitri . The earliest mention of Vadodara is in a Granth or charter of 812 that identifies it as “Vadapadraka”, a village attached to the nearby town of “Ankottaka”. In 600 AD severe floods in the narmada forced the inhabitants to move to the eastern side of the river to a village known as “Vatpatrak” (Leaf of Banyan tree) which developed into Vadodara. In the 10th century, Vadapadraka replaced Ankottaka as the main town. The city was once called “Chandanavati” after its ruler “raja chandan ” of the “Dor tribe of Rajputs, who wrested it from the Jains. The capital had also another name Virakshetra or Viravati (Land of Warriors). Later on it was known as Vadpatraka or Vadodará, which according to tradition is a corrupt form of the Sanskrit word Vatodar meaning In the heart of the Banyan tree. It is now almost impossible to ascertain when the various changes in the name were made; but early English travelers and merchants mention the town as Brodera,[8] and it is from this that the nameBaroda is derived. In 1974, the official name of the city was changed to Vadodara. In 1907, a small village and township[9] in Michigan, United States, was named after Baroda. It is also rumoured that the name Baroda originated from two words Vat which means the Banyan tree and Aodh, which means a tent/canopy. According to a popular legend, the region in and around present day Baroda was full of Banyan trees that formed a dense cover that looked like a huge tent canopy from a distance. Thus the name Baroda stuck.

Vadodara is located at 22.30°N 73.19°E in western India at an elevation of 39 metres (123 feet). It is the 18th largest city in India with an area of 148.95 km² and a population of 4.1 million according to the 2010-11 census. The city sits on the banks of the River Vishwamitri, in central Gujarat. The Vishwamitri frequently dries up in the summer, leaving only a small stream of water. The city is located on the fertile plain between the Mahi & Narmada Rivers. According to the Bureau of Indian Standards, the town falls under seismic zone-III, in a scale of I to V (in order of increasing proneness to earthquakes).[11] Vadodara is divided by the Vishwamitri into two physically distinct eastern and western regions. The eastern bank of the river houses the old city, which includes the old fortified city of Vadodara. This part of Vadodara is characterised by packed bazaars, the clustered and barricaded Pol system of shanty buildings, and numerous places of worship. It houses the General Post Office and landmark buildings like Laxmi Vilas Palace, Mandvi area and Nyay Mandir. The colonial period saw the expansion of the city to the western side of Vishwamitri. This part of the city houses educational institutions like the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (M.S.U.), the Vadodara Railway Station, modern buildings, well-planned residential areas, shopping malls, multiplexes and new business districts centred around harni road, Alkapuri, Nawayard and more recently

Industry and commerce
Vadodara enjoys a special place in the state of Gujarat. Until the early 1960s Vadodara was considered to be a cultural and educational centre. The first modern factory (Alembic Pharmaceuticals) was established in Vadodara in 1907 and subsequently companies such as Sarabhai Chemicals, and Jyoti came up in the 1940s. By 1962 there were 288 factories employing 27,510 workers[citation needed]. At that time, the dominant industrial groups were chemicals and pharmaceuticals, cotton textiles and machine tools. The establishment of Bank of Baroda bySayajirao III in 1908 also help industrial growth. In 1962, Vadodara witnessed a sudden spurt in industrial activity with the establishment of Gujarat Refinery and Indian Oil Corporation Limited at the nearby village of Koyali. Several factors like raw material availability, product demand, skillful mobilisation of human, financial and material resources by the government and private entrepreneurs have contributed to Baroda becoming one of India’s foremost industrial centres. The discovery of oil and gas in Ankleshwar led to the industrial development of Gujarat in a big way. The Vadodara region is the largest beneficiary in the process of this industrialisation. Gujarat Refinery went into the first phase of production in 1965. The refinery being a basic industry made vital contributions on several fronts at the regional and national levels. In Vadodara various large-scale industries such as Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals (GSFC), Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (IPCL, now owned by Reliance Industries Limited) and Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL) have come up in the vicinity of Gujarat Refinery and all of them are dependent on it for their fuel and feedstock. Other large-scale public sector units are Heavy Water Project, Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) & Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL). In addition to these public sector enterprises, a number of other large-scale enterprises have come up in the private sector such as Bombardier Transportation,[14] a Canadian company manufacturing the Delhi Metro from its site in Savli. Baroda also has quite a few established manufacturing units such as; General Motors, Siemens, ALSTOM, ABB, Philips, Panasonic, FAG, Sterling Biotech, Sun Pharmaceuticals, L&T,Schneider and Alstom Grid, Bombardier, and GAGL (Gujarat Automotive Gears Limited). There are also a number of glass manufacturing companies in and around Vadodara, including Haldyn Glass, HNG Float Glass and Piramal Glass. The establishment of large industrial units in a region automatically brings into existence a number of smaller enterprises. Vadodara is no exception and the city and the surrounding areas are today humming with industrial activity. The industrialisation of Vadodara has attracted entrepreneurs not only from Vadodara but also from all over Gujarat and the rest of India. In line with the ‘Knowledge City'[15] vision of the Confederation of Indian Industry, Vadodara is gradually becoming a hub in Gujarat for IT and other development projects. Vadodara is also home to the Vadodara Stock Exchange (VSE).

Aarkee Garba during Navaratri Festival Vadodara is also known as ‘Sanskari Nagari’, i.e. Cultured City. It is the most sought after location for Garba in the entire Gujarat.[21] Vadodara is one of India’s most cosmopolitan cities. Thanks to the vision and broadmindedness of the Gaekwads, the subsequent industrialisation, the proliferation of academic activities and a strategically important geographical location, Baroda has welcomed a wide variety of people from all over India and also from all over the world. In all of this, the sprawling and cosmopolitanMS University campus and the large number of local, national and foreign industries act as a catalysing and unifying force. There was also a small Jewish community mainly made of the Bene Israel of India but also some other Jewish groups including European Jews, all of whom left during the 1940s and ’50s, mainly to the state of Israel. The Jewish cemetery still exists even if abandoned, there are Hebrew, English, Marathi letters visible on the tombstones.

United Way of Baroda Garba Festival in 2011 The great museums on the palace grounds such as the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum and art gallery are unique and carry artifacts from around the nation and the world. There are Gujarati film studios in the city as well as a large number of large old-style movie theatres in addition to the newer multiplexes that have sprung up in the past few years.
Sursagar Lake in Vododara district with statue of Lord Shiva Diwali, Uttarayana, Holi, Eid, Gudi Padwa and Ganesh Chaturthi are celebrated with great fervour. Classical music and dance have their patrons, and so does the modern stage and pop culture. The culture and the traditions are both alive and being forever experimented with. Navratri or Garba is the city’s largest festival, with song, dance and lights during every October. Many of the residents spend their evenings at their local Garba grounds where local musicians play traditional music while people dance the Raas and Garba dances which often goes on past midnight. This is also a time when the youth are more visible outdoors and until later than other times of the year. The people of Vadodara have preserved the original and the traditional part of the Navar?tr?. Garba in baroda attracts a fairly large number of international tourists. The most followed religion in the city is Hinduism, practised by 90% of the population. The second most followed religion is Islam, followed by 6% of the population. All other religious groups make up the remaining 4% of the city’s population.

Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda(MS University) The patronage of education started with Maharaja Sayajirao and the city has built further on the academic infrastructure established by him. The present educational foundation rests on over 120 public schools and over 100 private schools. The most famous university is the MS University. The university caters to over 100,000 students.
Vadodara has its a professional cricket team, the Baroda cricket team, as well as the oldest cricket ground in Asia, called Moti Baug.[22] The team has won the Ranji Trophy six times. There is also a private cricket ground owned by Reliance, which hosts ODIs. Prominent cricketers from Vadodara include Atul Bedade, Vijay Hazare, Chandu Borde, Kiran More, Nayan Mongia, Anshuman Gaekwad (former coach of the Indian cricket team), Jitendra Patel and more recently, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Pinal Shah, Jacob Martin, Mehul Jadhav and Connor Williams. The Laxmi Vilas Palace golf course is located in Vadodara. The Vadodara Marathon is an AIMS recognised international marathon organised every year. In 2012, the Vadodara Marathon was granted a National Half marathon status with over 41,500 Participants.

Vadodara has a number of newspaper publications. English-language dailies sold in the city are the Times of India, Indian Express and The Economic Times, though none of them are published locally. There are three local Gujarati dailies in the city – Sandesh, Gujarat Samachar and Divya Bhaskar. A large number of national and regional magazines, periodicals and journals are regularly published and circulated across the city. The Gujarati film and television industry has a small but significant presence in the city. The city has five local FM stations: Radio Mirchi (98.3 MHz), now Red FM (93.5 MHz), Big FM (92.7 MHz), Radio City (91.1 MHz) and All India Radio, Vividh Bharti (93.9 MHz). All India Radio is broadcast on theAM band.[23] Satellite radio was launched in nearby city of Ahmedabad by WorldSpace in 2005.[24] Vadodara News Magazine(VNM) is a local news TV channel that covers events in the city. Households receive television through two main cable networks, InCablenet and Siti Cable, while DTH is steadily gaining popularity in Vadodara. A network of optical fibre cables connects almost the entire city. The city’s telephone services are provided by landline and mobile operators like BSNL, Reliance Infocomm, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Uninor, Videocon and Tata Indicom. Broadband Internet services are provided in most parts of the city by the telecom companies.

Places of interest
  • Palaces: Laxmi Vilas Palace, Nazarbaug Palace, Makarpura Palace, Pratap Vilas Palace (now occupied by Railway Staff College)
  • Buildings & Monuments: Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Kirti Mandir, Kirti Stambh, Nyay Mandir, Khanderao Market,Aurobindo Ashram, EME Temple (Dakshinamurty Temple), Hazira Maqbara, Kala Ghoda
  • Museums & Gardens: Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery, Sayaji Baug
  • Excursions: Ajwa & Nimeta, Dabhoi, Pavagadh, Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Kayavarohan, Dakor, Sankheda
  • Multiplexes: Inox, Fame Cinema, PVR, Chandan, Cinemax, Mukta A2 Cinema, Cinemarc, Rajhans
Rhinocon 2017

Winners Rhinocon 2018

Senior consultant award: Dr Karunesh Gupta
Video presentation: Dr Sidharth Pradhan
Junior consultant: Dr Hitesh Verma
Poster: Dr Ramesh Kumar
Resident Paper award: Dr Abhilash S
Quiz: Dr Prajwal
Dr Arshad

RHINOCON 2018, AIIMS, Bhubaneshwar

Updated Scientific Programme

29th August 2019

Pre-conference CME

Dept of ENT, Head and neck surgery Fortis Hospital Mohali in collaboration with Dept of ENT, Head & Neck surgery, and Dept of Anatomy PGIMER, Chandigarh

Venue : Hotel Lalit, Chandigarh

9:00 – 9:10

09:15AM – 10:30AM

Diagnostic nasal endoscopy
Routine endoscopic procedures
Endoscopic DCR
Orbital decompression
Optic nerve decompression
Trans sphenoidal approaches

Basic-10:45AM -12:00PM
Advanced 12:15 PM – 13:45 PM

Working Lunch: 13:45PM – 14:15PM

Basic 14:00 – 15:15
Advanced 15 :30 – 17:00


Course- coordinators: Prof. Rijuneeta, Prof. Anjali Agarwal, Dr. Tulika Gupta

Restricted to
Participants: 24
Stations: 06

Batch 1
1. Vinti Jain
2. Piyusha Rastogi
3. Raman Sharma
4. Sahil Kapoor
5. Alka Kapil
6. Aishwarya

Batch 2 (advanced)
1. Monika
2. Diksha
3. Kanishka
4. Ashima
5. M.L Jain
6. Manswita Roy

Batch 3
1. Rachna Dhingra
2. Neeru Bharti
3. Sheetal
4. Vikrant
5. Niti
6. Kanav

Batch 4 (Advanced)
1. Sambhu Nath
2. Sandeep Trehan
3. Ridhima Kaul
4. Sumeet Mahajan
5. Debapriyo Saha
6. Shilpam Sharma

Please note:
· All registered delegates for the cadaveric dissection will lead to cadaveric dissection hall, Anatomy Dept, PGI, Chandigarh at 08: 30 am on the 29th August 2019

· The cadaveric dissection demonstration would commence at sharp 09:15 am for all batches.


30th August 2019

REGISTRATION : 8.00 AM onwards


Coordinator surgical session: GD Rattan, J Bakshi, S Mohindra

Session 1: 8:30 – 10:00

Moderator: Nitin Mathur, Pankaj Arora, Veneet Pandhi

Session 2: 10:15 – 12:15

Moderator: Arjun Dass, Manjit Singh, Gaurav Gupta

Session 3: 12:15 – 14:00

Moderators: Karan Sharma, Yash Sharma, Rupa Mehta, Dr. Prabhu

Session 4: 14: 30 – 16:30

Moderators: Hemant Chopra, Jagdeepak Singh, C Preetam

Revision FESS
CSF rhinorrhoea Repair
Robot assisted sleep surgery
Orbital decompression
Optic nerve decompression
(Note: Surgeries are subject to availability)

17:00 – 18:00 Senior Consultant Award: (7 min. each)

Inferior turbinate hypertrophy: Management (Venkatram reddy; Hyderabad)

Visual outcomes in endoscopic optic nerve decompression in various optic neuropthies (MG Rajiniganth; Karnataka)

Trans-nasal endoscopic CSF rhinorrhoea repair for bilateral multiple skull base defects: A prospective study (Grace Budhiraja, Punjab)

Skull base mucormycosis: a new comrade (S. Mohindra, Chandigarh)
Orbit in Sinonasal Malignancies (Rohit, Bareilly)

Rare & Unexpected Cause For Epistaxis In A Hypertensive Patient (Deviprasad D, Mangalore)

Visual outcome of endoscopic optic nerve sheath fenestration in IIH (Rijuneeta, Chandigarh)
Breaking the CSF barriers: A rhinologist’spersepective (Nitin Gupta, Chandigarh)
Chairpersons: Vinod Garg, Lakshmi Vaid,DS Dhillon

Sleep Dis-ordered Breathing
18:05 – 18:40 Sleep talk (Jagdeepak Singh, Punjab)

Anesthesia consideration in Robot assisted sleep surgery (AC Swami, Punjab)

Chairpersons: Rahul Agarwal, Anurag Ramavat, Vikram Dhaliwal

Dinner 19:30 onwards

31st August 2019


Hall 1

Cranio-nasal corridor

09:30 – 11:30 (12 min. each)

Chairpersons: R K Saxena, Deepak Haldipur, Lakshmi Vaid

Anatomy of Middle cranial Fossa and endoscopic surgical approach to pituitary (Amit Babel: Gujarat)

Trans-sphenoidal pituitary macroadenoma excision: tips & tricks (Gaurav Gupta: Rajasthan)

Skull base reconstruction: Hadad Flap (Rijuneeta: Chandigarh)

Craniopharngioma (SS Dhandapani, Chandigarh)

Chairpersons: Bachi Hathiram, Ravi Meher, Anil K Jain

Traumatic optic neuropathy: our experience (Sudesh Kumar: HP)

Principles of endoscopic skull base surgery (Mohinish Grover, Rajasthan)

Anterior skull base CSF rhinorrhoea (Sanjeev Arora, Delhi)

Chairpersons: S. Varshney, Anoop Raj, Pramod Kalsotra

Management of more than 200 cases of Skull Base Aspergillosis over 20 years: Better but still not cure (Sandeep Mohindra, Chandigarh)

Endoscopic endo-nasal management of Clival Chordoma (Khageshwar Rout, Odisha)

Difficulties and dilemmas in Angiofibroma management
(Venkatram Reddy, Hyderabad)

11: 35 – 12: 10 Keynote Address by Imtiaz Qazi, Kuwait

Chairpersons: Nilam Sathe, B R Jain, Madhuri

12:20 –13:05 AIRS Oration (Speaker: Peter Catalano: USA)
Chairpersons:N. K. Mohindroo, Rahul Agarwal, Arjun Das

13: 10 – 13: 55 Dr. Ashok Gupta Oration (Speaker: Arvind Soni)

Chairpersons: Karan Sharma, Hemant Chopra, Divya Aggarwal


14:45 – 15:30 Udhi Devi/VP Sood Oration (Achal Gulati: Delhi)
Chairpersons: Ashok Gupta, Atul Jain, Dalbir Singh

16: 00 – 17:00 Panel (Skull Base)
Skull base reconstruction: Ifs and buts?
Moderator: Nishit Shah (Mumbai)

Panelists: Peter Catalano (USA), Devinder Rai (Delhi)

Meghnadh (Hyderabad), Rajeev Kapila (Punjab), Hetal Patel (Mumbai), Anil Dhingra (Haryana) Khageshwar Rout (Odhisha), Mohnish Grover (Rajasthan), DS Dhillon (Punjab)

Chairpersons: V.K. Khosla, Anoop Raj, Sanjeev Arora

17:10 – 17:20 Cross-Fire
Skull base reconstruction: Endoscopic vs. Microsurgical approach.
(Ashis Pathak Punjab), (Hetal PatelMumbai)

Chairpersons: M. Grover, Gaurav Gupta, Madhuri

Hall 2

Rhinoplasty (10 mins each)

09:00 – 10:30 Chairpersons: Imtiaz Qazi, Yash Sharma, C Mohan

Rhinoplasty: the science behind art (Manish, Haryana)

Aesthetic functional rhinoplasty (Shafqat Islam)

Crooked nose (Nitin Gupta, Chandigarh)

Basics of Rhinoplasty (Sudeep Munjal, Haryana)

Non-surgical Rhinoplasty (KM Kapoor, Chandigarh)

Results of augmentation rhinoplasty with rib cartilage (Rakesh Kumar, Delhi)

Closed Rhinoplasty (Nilam Sathe, Mumbai)

Management of dorsum in twisted nose (Ankur Sood, Chandigarh)

10: 40 – 11: 15 Panel
How to avoid pitfalls in Rhinoplasty?

Moderator: Rakesh Kumar (Delhi)

Panelists: R C Deka (Delhi), K M Kapoor (Chandigarh), Imtiaz Qazi (Kuwait), AB Prabhu (Chandigarh), Yash Sharma (Punjab),Karan Sharma, Nilam Sathe,
K D Singh (Chandigarh), Ajay Jain (Delhi)

Chairpersons: NK Mahindroo, Sanjiv Bhagat, Vaibhav Saini

11:20 – 11: 30 Cross-Fire:

Rhinoplasty: Whose domain?
Rakesh Kumar (Delhi) vs. K M Kapoor (Chandigarh)

Chairpersons: R Azad, Kiranbir Singh, Gopika Kalsotra

Hall 3
Resident paper session: 6 mins each

(Award Session 1)

09:30 – 11:00

1. Role Of Enoscopic Transphenoidal Surgery In Removal Of Pituitary Adenomas: Experience At Our Institute (Manju Silu; Rajasthan)
2. Rhino-sinogenic headache (Kiran Verma, UP)
3. Effects of allergic sinusitis on pulmonary function tests (Shreya Sharma, UP)
4. Blindness-an un-usual ENT Emergency (Abhishek Menon, Mumbai)
5. Pediatric nasal masses: Our experience (Pankaj Goyal, Mumbai)
6. Can early intervention prevent blindness in pediatric AFRS (Monika Patidar, Rajasthan)
7. Management of Orbital Trauma – Our Experience (Sreena Dev, Mumbai)
8. A Study of SNOT 22 Scores in Adults With No Sinonasal Disease (Dr Shahnaz sheikh, Anantnag)
9. Endoscopic DacrocystorhinostomyWith Silicon Stenting -: Our Experience (Sonali Sujay Dodal, Mumbai)
10. Orbital exenteration in rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis: A prospective analytical study with scoring system (Bhagyashree Jaipuria, Sion)
11. Retrospective Study of Endoscopic cerebrospinal fluid leak repair (Dr Chaitali Chikhale, Maharashtra)
12. Endoscopic Management Of The Orbit And The Brain In Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis (Dr.Snekha P Dominic, Maharashtra)
13. Indications and outcome of balloon sinuplasty in sinonasal pathologies (Dr Priyanka Aage Maharashtra)
14. Unusual landmarks to avoid injury to anterior ethmoidal artery during FESS: a radiological observational study (Praneet, Uttarakhand)
15. Capillary Hemangioama of a nasal cavity : retrospective study (Roshan R. Jalisatgi)
Chairpersons: Vinay Gupta, Dhiraj Gurwinder Singh, Rishi Raj
Award session II
11:00 – 12:30
16. Role of Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery on olfaction in Chronic Rhinosinusitis with polyps (Shilpa Rafeek, New Delhi)
17. Addition Of Vitamin D To An Intranasal Steroid Improves Control Of Symptoms In Allergic Rhinitis , (Aishwarya Aparajita, Burla)
18. Sphenoethmoidalmeningoencephaloocele as a cause of recurrent meningitis: a study of 4 cases (Dr. Mugdha Singh, Chandigarh)
19. Effect of endoscopic coblator assisted thermal ablation of posterior nasal nerve in patients of allergic rhinitis (Dr. Vivek Dokania, Mumbai)
20. Traumatic Optic Neuropathy management: our case series (Dr Tanmay Patil, Fellow in Rhinology, Mumbai)
21. Per Cutaneous Vs Endonasal Osteotomy In Rhinoplasty Operations (Irfan-ul-Shamas, J & K)
22. Balloon Sinuplasty: Novel technique: My results (Deepika Chaudhary, Delhi)
23. Day care septoplasty: Is packing necessary (Saba Jamal, UP)
24. Association of micro-organisms in CRS with and without polyposis with clinical scoring, radiological scoring and clinical symptomatology (Helena Babu, UP)
25. The relevance of olfaction and muco-ciliary clearance as functional outcome of FESS (Sneha Gupta )
26. ARIA update 2008: Application in terms of classification, QOL and co-morbidities in AR patients in Northern India (Anmol Agarwal)
27. Extended indication of coablation in nasal surgeries (Anjali Singh, UKD)
28. To study the effect of coablation assisted thermal ablation of bilateral posterior nasal nerve in patients of allergic rhinitis (Vivek Dokania, Mumbai)
29. Bilateral choanal atresia repair of a neonate using the endoscopicstent-less cross-flap technique (Bhagyashree Jaipuria)
30. Impact of turbinoplasty on over all results of indicated nasal surgeries with or without allergic rhinitis incidence (Himani Singh)

Chairpersons: Munish Munjal, C Mahindroo, Navjot Kaur



Hall 2
Allergy Symposium
16:00 – !7: 00 Moderator: S Jain (10 mins each)

Allergy Cascade (Symptoms and pathophysiology) Nitin Mathur, Chandigarh

Diagnosis of Allergic rhinitis: Vikram Khanna

ARIA guidelines and pharmacotherapy: Sarika Verma/ Subir Jain

Immunotherapy and Beyond: Subir Jain/ Sarika Verma

Allergy in pediatric population: Swati Gupta

Panel discussion
Moderator: S. Mohindra

Panelists: S Jain, Nitin Mathur,Bachi Hathiram, Sarika Verma, Vikram Khanna

Chairpersons: SP Goyal, Vipin Gupta, Prachi Jain

Hall 3

Symposium on facio-maxillary trauma: (10 mins each)

16: 00 – 17:30 Emergency management of Facio-maxillary trauma (Radiological evaluation and importance) –Kshitij Charya, Punjab

Understanding basics of occlusion and mid-facial fractures including approaches (Rajesh Yadav)

Role and types of maxilla-mandibular fixation in facial and mandibular fractures (Mayuresh Verma)

Basics to advance: Endoscopic fixation of FMI and future ()

Moderator: Mayuresh Verma
Chairpersons: R. Abrol, Vikrant Mittal, Ishaan Kaushik

Hall 1

17:15 – 18:30 Medico-legal Aspects in Rhinology
Justice GC Garg
Sanjay Gupta
Munish Kapila

Moderator: Sanjay Sood

Chairpersons: SK Varma, Sarbjeet Singh, Sajad

18:30 – 19:15
Hall 1
Banquet 8 PM Onwards



01st September 2019

Hall 3
Resident paper session
Session III
09:00 – 10:30

1. Head and neck fibrous dysplasia (Dr Chaitali Chikhale, Maharashtra)
2. Respiratory Epithelial Adenomatoid Hamartoma (REAH) : A Rare Cause of Nasal Obstruction
3. Pseudo – duanne’s retraction an important clinical sign in medial orbital blowout fracture –
(Dr. Snekha P Dominic, Maharashtra)
4. Rare Presentation Of Bilateral Choanal Polyp (Dr Priyanka Aage, Maharashtra)
5. Sternberg’s Canal and the Related Controversies (Sreena Dev, Maharashtra)
6. Treatment of Rhino cerebral Mucormycosis; Study of combined effects of surgical and medical therapy (Dr. Manisha Sharma, Rajasthan)
7. Endoscopic Removal of Maxillary Odontogenic Keratocyst (Shalima P S, Chandigarh)
8. Hadad – Bassagasteguy Flap: Pearls on approach and its clinical outcomes in our setting (Priyanka Chamoli, New Delhi)
9. Six year old with antrochoanal polyp (Dr.Jyotika Sharma, Chandigarh)
10. Effect of topical furosemide on nasal polyposis relapse after endoscopic sinus surgery (Alka Kapil, VIMSAR)
11. Complications and failures in endoscopic CSF rhinorrhoea repair: A tertiary care review
(Prity Sharma, Odisha)
12. Schwannoma of the para-nasal sinuses: A rare entity (Soniya Arora, Haryana)
13. Breaking the CSF barrier: A rhinologist’s prespective (Nitin Gupta)
14. Failures and Complications in Endoscopic CSF Rhinorrhea Repair : A Tertiary Care Review (Prity Sharma)
15. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery under Navigation system (Priyanka Rohila)

Chairpersons: GD Rattan, R. Dhir, Nitin Gupta


Session IV
10:30 – 12:00
16. Isolated Fungal Ball In Concha Bullosa-A Rare Entity (Dr.Shahina Febin, Surat)
17. Maxillary Fibrous Dysplasia (Dr.Harish Rajeev, Surat)
18. Spindle cell neoplasm of nasal cavity (Vivek Dokania, Jharkhand)
19. Foreign body nose: an unusual presentation, (Dr. Diksha, Chandigarh)
20. Mucocoele Of Maxillary Slnus: A Rare Case Report, (Aishwarya Aparajita, vimsar, burla)
21. Comparative Study Of Clarithromycin &Coamoxiclav For Treatment Of Chronic Rhinosinusitis, (Arunima Kar, Burla)
22. Midline Nasal Tip Sinus: A Rare Presentation (Himani Gupta, Chandigarh)
23. Solitary Fibrous Tumor Of Nasal Cavity And Paranasal Sinuses: A Case Report
(Dr.Debapriyo Saha, Delhi)
24. A Case report on orbital complications of sinusitis in a 5 year old (Sonam, Haryana)
25. Endoscopic endo-nasal trans-ethmo-sphenoidal optic nerve decompression for traumatic optic neuropathy (Kiren Thomas, Haryana)
26. A case report on rhino-orbital mucormycosis in a diabetic patient: Management and treatment (Habibullah Khan, Haryana)
27. Unusual landmarks to avoid injury to anterior ethmoid artery during endoscopic sinus surgery: A radiological observational study (Praneeth Potluri)
Chairpesrons: Vijay Verghese, C Mohan, Nitin Mathur, Rajnish Sharma

Hall 2

12:00 – 13:30 Junior consultant award: (6 min. each)

Timing of Optic nerve decompression in craniofacial fibrous dysplasia- clarification of indication and prognostication of surgery (Hitesh Verma, New Delhi)

Rhinosporodiosis: an unresolved enigma (Rupa Mehta, Chattisgarh)

Outcomes of subtotal extra-corporeal septoplasty in deviated nose (Irfan-ul-Shamas, J&K)

Role of immunotherapy in chronic sinusitis and polyposis (Nitika Gupta, J & K)

Inferior turbinoplasty- microdebrider assisted vs. Radiofrequency- comparative study (Kanishka Chaudhary; WB)

Intra-cranial intra-orbital extension of nasal masses: an endoscopic challenge (Anuragini, Delhi)

Surgical outcome and comparative evaluation of Draf II and draf III in patients with frontal sinus disease (Varun Nabh, HP)

Chairpersons: NK Mahindroo, Hemant Chopra, Abhay Kumar Singh.


Anoop Raj Poster Award Session (3 mins each)

13:30 –14:15 Emergency hypophysectomy: our experience in pituitary apoplexy (Manju Silu

A rare case of carcinoma of sebaceous differention of nose (Divya Vaid, Delhi)

Atypical presentation of fungal rhinosinusitis; A case study (Manisha Sharma Mumbai)

Radiological and endoscopic correlation of anatomy of nose and PNS (Prakhar Goel, Delhi)
Role of fungus in CRS (Vimmi, Chandigarh)

Injection snore-plasty : painless cure for habitual snoring (Don Jong, Chandigarh)

Nasal Myofibroblastictumor (Vivek Dokania, Mumbai)

Endoscopic management of anyterior skull base lesions: Experience of tertiary care centre in India (Prity Sharma, Odisha)

Chairpersons: Dev Raj, Harpreet, Preasy Sharma

Arvind Soni Video Session (3 mins each)

14:20 – 14:45
· Bhagyashree Jaipuria
· MG Rajiniganth
· S Gupta
· Navjot Kaur
· Hitesh Verma
· Karan Agarwal

Chairpersons: D Rai, N Shah, M Grover

Hall I

Rhino-ophthalmology (10 mins each)

09: 00– 09: 50 Chairpersons: J.M. Hans, Sudhakar Vaidya, NK Mahindroo

Classification of sino-orbital lesions in imaging and endoscopic era (MG Rajiniganth, Karnataka)

Modified approach to powered Endoscopic DCR (Neeraj Suri, Gujarat)

Importance of Rhinology in Indian subcontinent (RC Deka, Delhi)

Tips to improve results of endoscopic DCR (Ravi Meher, Delhi)

Systemic reasons of naso-orbital conditions: a diagnostic dilemma (Anil Abrol, Punjab)

Rhino-orbital presentations in sinusitis: My experience (Bhumika, Punjab)

09:55 – 10: 40 Panel Discussion
Sino- Orbital Aspergillosis: Management Options
Moderator: Ravi Meher

Panelists: Achal Gulati, MG Rajiniganth, Sudesh Kumar, Nitin Gupta, Gaurav Khandelwal, Vaibhav Saini, Shashikant Paul, Anuragini Gupta

Chairpersons: S.S. Dogra, Ravinder Minhas, Pankaj Arora.

10:45 – 11:00 Cross-Fire
Antifungal Drugs in AFRS
Vicky Khattar vs Rajesh Dhir

Chairpersons: Manjeet Singh, L. N. Garg, Harsimran Tuli.


FESS (10 mins each)

11: 00 – 13:00 Chairpersons: S. Varshney, R Azad, Gopika Kalsotra

Pediatric FESS: Prof Hetal Patel (Mumbai)

Navigation: adding precision to procedures (Karunesh: Punjab)

Principles and practices of revision endoscopic sinus surgery (Nishi Sonkhya)

Chairpersons: :Kiranbir Singh, Sudesh Kumar, Pradipta Parida

Approach to frontal sinus: Endoscopic / External (C Preetam, Odisha)

Enigma of Rhinoscleroma and rhinosporodiosis (Sudhakar Vaidya, MP)

Chairpersons: Dalbir Singh, Jaskaran, Yashpal Sharma

Mucormycosis management (Vaibhav Saini)

Invasive sino-cranial aspergillosis: Institute experience (S. Mahindra, Chd)

Posterior neurectomy for vaso-motor rhinitis (Ahilasamy, Chennai)

Chairpersons: Sarabjit Singh, Umang Malhotra, Rupa Mehta

Why certain sub-set of people with allergic rhinitis develop polyposis and AFRS? (Vikram Khanna; Mumbai)

External Frontal Sinus Procedures: My Experience (Raman Wadhera, Haryana)

Invasive fungal Sphenoiditis (Amit Kumar, UP)

Chairpersons: Rijuneeta, DS Dhillon, Sanj0069v Bhagat.

Galactomannan evaluation in AFRS: can it be considered a marker for invasion (Hitesh, Delhi)

AFRS (Divya Agarwal, Delhi)

Correlation between nasal endoscopy, CT, Surgery and severity of the symptoms (Manjit Singh, Punjab)


13:20- – 14:00 Yagyadarshan QUIZ

Quiz Master: Sanjay Sood

Chairpersons: Deepak Haldipur, Ailaswamy, MG Rajiniganth

Hall 2
Rhino –Oncology (10 mins each)

09:00 – 10:15 Chairpersons: Lokram (Nepal), Madhuri (HP), D. S. Dhillon (Punjab), Anujeet Kaur (Pb)

Improving the outcome in maxillary sinus cancer: institute experience of 10 years: Jaimanti Bakshi (Chandigarh)

Role of neo-adjuvant chemotherapy in sino-nasal malignancies (Rajeev Bedi, Punjab)

Anterior CFR for sino-nasal tumors (Saurabh Varshney)

Maxillary swing (Ishwar Singh)
Role of Gamma Knife Radio-surgery for the management of pituitary and glomus tumors(Manjul Tripathi, Chandigarh)

Radiation therapy of sino-nasal malignancy (NK Bhalla, USA)

Inverted papilloma (Varun Rai, Delhi)

10:20 – 11:05 Panel Discussion
Benign tumours of the nose and Para-nasal sinuses
Moderator: JC Passey (New Delhi)

Panelists: Jaimanti Bakshi (Chd), Munish Munjal (Punjab), Ishwar Singh (New Delhi), Sudesh Kumar (HP), Sanjiv Bhagat (Punjab), Rohit (Bareilly), Prahlad Duggal (Punjab), Jagdeep Thakur (HP)

Chairpersons: Parvinder Singh Kohli, Grace Budhiraja, Anuragini

11: 10 – 11:20 Cross Fire
Management of stage IV Krause IP: Endoscopic vs external
Prahlad Duggal (ASR) vs.Rohit Sharma (Bareilly)

Chairpersons:,Darshan Singh, Rahul Agarwal, Nilam Sathe

11:30 – 12:15 Panel
Moderator: S Varshney
Panelists: C Preetam (Odisha), Gopika (Jammu), Alok Agarwal (Delhi), Bachi Hathiram (Mumbai), Navneet Kumar (Pb), Anurag Tondon (Delhi); DS Kushwaha (Delhi)

Chairpersons: Mahesh Kapoor, Ishwar Singh, Neeraj Suri

14: 30 – 15:00 Lunch





Postponement of RHINOCON 2020 Bikaner

Dear colleagues,

33rd annual conference of All India Rhinology Society (AIRS)  RHINOCON – 2020 Is scheduled for 28th-30th August 2020 at Bikaner.
Keeping in view the present situation in the country and worldwide and also the advisory issued by government of India, the conference is being postponed.
The situation will be reviewed again in October and November 2020 and new dates if possible with consultation of organizers will be finalized and conveyed to you.
Dr. Karan Sharma
President AIRS,
Professor Emeritus,
GMC, Amritsar (143001)
Mobile number :- 9872224441
Email :-


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