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Inaugural Lecture - Improving outcomes from sinus surgery

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Inaugural lectures are an opportunity for Professors to introduce themselves and to present an overview of their own contribution to their field, as well as highlight the latest developments in a discipline.

Presenter: Professor Claire Hopkins

Lecture: Improving outcomes from sinus surgery

Abstract: Surgical procedures often lack a strong evidence base with a paucity of randomised trials; sinus surgery is no exception. Endoscopic sinus surgery techniques were becoming widespread at the advent of Claire's career in ENT, but outcome assessment and the concept of evidence-based medicine were very much in their infancy.

Claire was introduced to the latter as an undergraduate, and carried with her a curiosity to question the effectiveness of interventions and a desire to improve the outcomes of surgery. The opportunity to work on the National Audit of Sinonasal surgery early on in her training cemented a commitment to surgical research. Claire's study was one of the first prospective, multicenter outcome studies in sinus surgery is still considered the gold-standard. The resulting ‘SNOT-22’ patient rated outcome measure is now used internationally in both research settings and routine clinical practice.

Claire will discuss the evolution of outcome assessment in sinus surgery which has allowed her to identify factors associated with poor outcomes, demonstrate practice variation and will hopefully drive ongoing improvement in the care of one of the most common chronic conditions affecting the adult population.

Biography: Claire Hopkins is a Consultant ENT Surgeon at Guy’s Hospital with a specialist interest on rhinology and anterior skull base surgery. After undergraduate training in Oxford University she undertook surgical training and a Fellowship at Guy’s and St Thomas’.

Her research includes work developing and utilising patient rated outcomes, clinical trials and health services research, with particular interest in chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps and their treatment. She undertook her doctorial thesis on ‘improving outcomes in endoscopic sinus surgery’, based on her work on a large prospective cohort study on sinus surgery, and is a co-Chief Investigator on a £3.2million NIHR programme of research, MACRO, to improve the management of patients with chronic sinus disease

Claire has published over 150 papers in medical journals and 20 book chapters. She lectures nationally and internationally on sinus disease, endoscopic sinus surgery and anterior skull base surgery. She is the Chair of the UK Rhinosinusitis Commissioning Guidance Group and the Treasurer for the European Rhinologic Society, and is hosting the ERS Congress in London in 2018

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