I would like to welcome all our readers to the Journal of ENT Masterclass® . The journal continues the mission of the

Masterclass platform in providing global free education. This will be the second year that the journal is instantly available for online access

and we are pleased with last year’s success judged by the number of hits on the Masterclass website. We also plan to periodically add new

material to the journal.

As for previous edition, our section editors have selected up to date comprehensive articles written by national and international authors.

Previously uncovered areas have been incorporated to include image guided ablation of benign thyroid disease, infants with feeding and

swallowing difficulties, paediatric reinnervation update and complications of dermal filler, amongst others. We are, as ever,

immensely grateful for the hard work provided by the authors and section editors.

The Masterclass travelling club has extended even further than last year with trips to Manama, Lahore, Islamabad, Cape Town, Beijing,

Chongqing, Bucharest, Tashkent and Lausanne. For 2020, there are equivalent travel plans with the highlight of the ENT Masterclass

‘World Congress’ that will be held in the grand avenue of the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest on the 21st  and 22nd  of August, 2020. The UK

based ENT Masterclass courses in 2020 will continue as before with the flagship course at Doncaster in January, Emergencies’, Thyroid

and Radiology Masterclasses in June, Nurses Masterclass in October, GP Masterclass in November and Consultants Masterclass in


I hope you will enjoy reading this journal, and please send us any comments and suggestions that you may have.

Mr Hesham Saleh,  FRCS (ORL, H&N)

Consultant Rhinologist/Facial Plastic Surgeon

Charing Cross and Royal Brompton Hospitals, London.

Chairman, Editorial Board, Journal of ENT Masterclass® .