Monthly Archives: September 2015

Clinical Skills Training in ENT: highlights of BACO 2015


The 15th Triennial British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology (BACO) was successfully held in Liverpool earlier this summer. One of the highlights of the conference was the Clinical Skills Center (CSC). This was pioneered and led by Professor Nirmal Kumar (Editor-in-Chief of BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders), which offered hands-on training for both students and professionals alike. In this guest blog, Professor Kumar highlights the novel use of virtual reality simulators for otorhinolaryngology surgical training, and covers some of his favorite Sections in the CSC.