• Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery resident to improve global surgery care in Ethiopia

    November 28, 2019
    In early 2020, third-year resident Dr. Hannah Ernst will travel to Mekelle, Ethiopia on a global surgery rotation. She’ll be working with Dr. Joshua Wiedermann, a Fellow at the School, who has been joining more than a year to establish a sustainable education program at the hospital in Mekelle.

  • Head and Neck Cancer: A Focus on Surgery and Survivorship

    September 24, 2019
    One of only two surgeon/scientists of his kind in Canada, Dr. Adrian Mendez recently joined the Head and Neck Cancer team at LHSC! Dr. Mendez has contributed a vast body of knowledge to the field of head and neck cancer research ­– most recently developing a brand new method aimed at improving the quality of life of his patients...

  • CARL revolutionizing audiology education

    July 30, 2019
    Developed by Western Engineering graduates in consultation with the National Centre for Audiology, CARL has quickly become an invaluable tool for students and professionals in training, research and product demonstrations...

  • Congratulations Dr. Danielle MacNeil: 2019 Cochrane Scholar

    July 30, 2019
    The AAO-HNS/F leadership and SAGE, publisher of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, have identified a need to train otolaryngologists in the conduct and publication of systematic literature reviews... (For more information, visit: https://www.entnet.org/content/cochrane-scholars-program)

  • Helping People to Hear

    June 27, 2019
    Using advanced techniques at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan, scientists have created three-dimensional images of the complex interior anatomy of the human ear, information that is key to improving the design and placement of cochlear implants.

  • The Opioid Crisis: Intervention from the Ground Up

    May 28, 2019
    The use of opioids to manage acute pain has increased substantially, with serious consequences. The total amount of opioid tablets prescribed to patients in acute pain settings has increased over time, with Ontario having the highest rate of opioid dispensing...

  • Gene mutation may mean better outcome for smokers who develop cancer

    April 17, 2019
    A new discovery when it comes to head and neck cancer could improve treatment options for patients. Head and neck cancer is the fifth most common cancer in Canada...

  • Inaugural 2019 Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Retreat

    March 24, 2019
    On March 5th, 2019, Dr. Danielle MacNeil directed the first London Regional Cancer Program Head and Neck Cancer Disease Site Survivorship Retreat. This event centred around a multidisciplinary discussion of ways to improve services to Head and Neck Cancer patients from diagnosis through treatment and long-term...

  • Tackling area opioid crisis with prescribing changes

    February 19, 2019
    To help address the severe opioid crisis in Ontario, some changes to how these drugs are prescribed for acute pain care are now in effect for our London and region hospital partners. A special Opioid Stewardship Council of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care...