Welcome to the first International congress on

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in

Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery (ENT)

In our packed one-day program we will explore the technical aspects of healthcare AI in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery (ENT) and discover cutting-edge real-world clinical applications.  Our Faculty consists of leading innovators whose knowledge and insights will appeal to experienced researchers, novices entering the field, and interested observers alike.

The conference will be held at the Translational Research Institute in Brisbane.

The event will take place in conjunction with Asia-Oceania ORL, Brisbane, 2023. (Please note that attendance at AO-ORL is not a requirement for AMSAH ENT attendees - eg computer scientists/ data analysts).

We look forward to the pleasure of your company in Brisbane, Queensland on March 9, 2023.


A/Professor Narinder Singh

Chief of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Westmead Hospital, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Sydney

Convener, AMSAH ENT

Professor Ben Panizza

Chief of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Professor of Surgery, University of Queensland

AO-ORL 2023 Scientific Chair

A/Professor Bernard Lyons

Chief of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Melbourne

AO-ORL 2023 Congress Chair

Keynote Speakers

(Full list to be confirmed shortly)


Key research leaders from University of Queensland,  University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, Griffith University and more


Key industry insights from Microsoft, Google, IBM Watson, NVidia, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Siemens, Deloitte and more

SME's and Startups

Key commercial intel from Annalise.ai, Capgemini, Detectedx and more


Key thought leaders from CSIRO and more


(Final program details and speakers to be confirmed shortly)



Convener's Welcome, Acknowledgement of country 

8:00 The AI revolution in Healthcare and ENT

Professor Ben Panizza

Professor of Surgery, University of Queensland, Head of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Princess Alexandra Hospital Scientific Convener, AO-ORL

A/Professor Narinder Singh

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Sydney, Head of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Westmead Hospital

Scientific Convener, AMSAH

8:10 Primer: An introductory guide to AI

Jamil Boashash

Data Engineer, University of Southern Queensland 

8:30 Vision, Opportunities And Challenges: Where Are We Heading?

Dr Jason Dowling

Principal Research Scientist and Research Team Leader, CSIRO

Industry Perspective

8:50 MICROSOFT: AI for Good

Kris Bock

Machine Learning / Data Science, Azure FastTrack Engineering, Microsoft


Chair: Professor Ben Panizza 

9:10 DrumBeat.ai: AI to classify ear disease and detect hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in rural and remote areas 

Dr Al-Rahim Habib

University of Sydney

9:20 Applications of AI in Neurosurgery

Professor Antonio Di leva 

Macquarie University 

9:30 Applications of AI in Radiology

Dr Jarrel Seah

Head of Clinical AI, Annalise.ai

9:40 AI applications in Dermatology

Dr Brigid Betz-Stablein

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland 

9:50 High performance computing for medical data analytics 

Dr Sarah Beecroft 

Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre

10:10 Questions

10:20 - 10:40 MORNING TEA


Chair: Professor Antonio Di leva  

10:40 Machine Learning in head and neck cancer immunology

Dr Quan Nguyen 

NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow, University of Queensland

10:50 Machine learning of cancer type and tissue of origin from proteomes of 1,277 human tissue samples and 975 cancer cell lines

Dr Qing Zhong

Group Leader for Cancer Data Science at CMRI, University of Sydney

11:00 An AI algorithm to automate pre-op safety checklist reports on sinus CT scans

Dr Zubair Hasan 

University of Sydney

11:10: Laronix Voice-box–A post-market evaluation of intelligibility, naturalness and patients’ acceptance

Dr Farzaneh Ahmadi 

Founder & CEO, Laronix Medical 

11:20: A deep learning AI model to assist in accurately diagnosing ear disease

Dr Jane Gao

University of Western Australia

Industry perspective

11:30 AMAZON WEB SERVICES: Machine Learning & AI - A Healthcare Transformation

Simon Elisha 

Chief Technologist, Amazon Web Services (AWS) 

11:50 Questions

12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH


Chair: Dr Kuljit Singh 

13:00 AI in ICU: Learning and working in an AI world

Professor Brent Richards 

Medical Director of Research and Commercialisation, Professor of Critical Care Research at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, Griffith University 

13:10 An autonomous chatbot for ENT - from dark ages to a brave new world?

Dr David Grayson

Otolaryngologist and Clinical Lead, Patient Safety and Experience, Te Whatu Ora - Waitematā

13:20 Monash Medical AI 

A/Professor Zong Yuan Ge

Monash University 

Industry perspective

13:30 GOOGLE: Critical applications of AI in healthcare  

Anita Kaye

Healthcare and Life Sciences, Google 

13:50 CAPEGEMINI: AI Revolutionizing Healthcare: Managing the Opportunities and Challenges

Aruna Pattam 

Head, AI Analytics & Data Science, Insights & Data, Asia Pacific region, Capegemini

14:10 SEEK: The bass player: adding value to highly specialised teams using Data Science. From here to there

Leo Lopes

Head of Data Science, SEEK

14:30 Questions

14:40 - 15:00 AFTERNOON TEA


Chair: A/Professor Narinder Singh

15:00 Governing AI in Healthcare

A/Professor Sandeep Reddy 

Director MBA (Healthcare Management), Deakin University 

15:15 AI x IP: A Primer

Tracy Lu 

Managing Associate  at Allens

Robert Munro

Principal Patent Attorney at Allens 

15:30 Responsible use of AI 

Ali Akbari

Committee Member, Standards Australia

15:45 AMAZON WEB SERVICES: Healthcare AI in the cloud

Mithil Shah
AI/ ML specialist, Amazon Web Services 

16:00 ANNALISE.AI: Rapid commercialisation of practical healthcare AI solutions 

Dr Mark Phillips
Head of Research and Medical Affairs, Annalise.ai

16:20 - 16:50 Industry Panel

Chair: A/Professor Narinder Singh

Including: Professor Antonio Di Ieva, Kris Bock, A/Professor Sandeep Reddy, Anita Kaye, Professor Brent Richards, Dr Mark Phillips

16:50 Closing Remarks

A/Professor Narinder Singh


Organising Committee

A/Professor Narinder Singh

Professor Ben Panizza

Dr Al-Rahim Habib

Mr Marin Duvnjak

Ms Sally Gyzen


Registration for AMSAH ENT 2023 is now open. AMSAH ENT 2023 will take place on Thursday March 9th, 2023.

If you are a non-ENT specialist (eg Data Scientist, Engineer, Industry figure, Government employee, Student, etc) and you only wish to attend AMSAH ENT 2023, you may use the special link here which allows you to attend at the discounted rate of just $50 AUD (Heavily subsidised):


If you are an ENT Surgeon and wish to attend BOTH the AMSAH ENT 2023 AND the Asia-Oceania ORL congress, please register via the AO-ORL website at the standard rate of $100 AUD for AMSAH ENT in addition to the AO ORL Registration fee:


Due to unexpectedly high demand for tickets, this event has been moved from a smaller lecture theatre to the largest auditorium in the conference centre.

The event is likely to completely SELL-OUT.

To avoid missing out , Register NOW!


Registration includes:

  • All scientific sessions
  • All congress materials
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Networking sessions
  • Post-congress drinks and canapes
  • Certificate of attendance

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is closed, but meritorious late submissions may be accepted, up to Saturday, January 21, 2023.

The AMSAH ENT 2023 Committee welcomes abstracts for both oral and poster presentations. The presentation of scientific papers at this meeting will provide an unprecedented opportunity for interaction and discussion with a highly informed and focused audience. 

Please read the guidelines below before preparing and submitting your abstract.


  • Abstracts must be emailed to mail@amsah.org
  • The submitting author does not have to be the presenting author.
  • Authors may submit for oral or poster presentation, or submit both formats for the committee to choose.
  • All abstracts will be reviewed by The Committee and successful applicants will be chosen based on originality and clinical applicability of the work. Notifications regarding acceptance status will be sent by 22 January 2022.
  • The presenting author must attend the Conference as a registered participant in order to present their abstract.
  • The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission to the Secretariat.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication. If you require help, please arrange for the review of your abstract by a colleague who is a native English speaker, by a university scientific publications office (or other similar facility) or by a copy editor, prior to submission.
  • Abstracts must be structured (aims/methods/results/conclusion) and limited to 250 words excluding the title and authors’ names.

Guidelines for Submission

Before you begin, please prepare the following information:

Submitting author’s contact details: 

  • Email address
  • Full postal address
  • Daytime and mobile phone number

Presenting author’s contact details: 

  • Email address
  • Full postal address
  • Daytime and mobile phone number

Presentation type (please choose from one of the following):

  • Oral presentation ONLY
  • Oral or poster presentation
  • Poster Presentation ONLY

Author and co-authors’ details (maximum of 5 authors):

  • Full first and family name(s)
  • Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country
  • Abstract title: Limited to 25 words in UPPER CASE
  • Abstract text: Limited to 250 words (Note: word count is affected when graphs/tables/images are added


I confirm that I previewed this abstract and that all information is correct. I accept that the content of this abstract cannot be modified or corrected after final submission and I am aware that it will be published exactly as submitted.

Submission of the abstract constitutes my consent to publication (e.g. Conference website, programmes, other promotions, etc.)

The Abstract Submitter warrants and represents that I am the sole owner or have the rights of all the information and content (“Content”) provided to AMSAH 2019 and The Organisers. The publication of the abstract does not infringe any third party rights including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights.

The Abstract Submitter grants the Organisers a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the Content. The Organisers reserve the right to remove from any publication an abstract which does not comply with the above.

I herewith confirm that the contact details saved in this system are those of the corresponding author, who will be notified about the status of the abstract. The corresponding author is responsible for informing the other authors about the status of the abstract.

For a full list of all AMSAH ENT Speakers, please see our Program above.

CPD - Approved Activity

AMSAH ENT, as part of AO-ORL, has been approved in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim one point per hour in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. Participation in this activity will be populated into your RACS CPD Online.

Principal Sponsor AMSAH ENT 2023

AMSAH Partners

Venue - TRI, Brisbane

Translational Research Institute (TRI), 37 Kent St, Woolloongabba QLD 4102

Please note: The TRI is a different venue to the BCEC (Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre), where AO-ORL will be held

Principal Sponsor

AMSAH ENT 2023 is a RACS CPD approved activity

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