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Parallel Sessions

Parallel Sessions

As part of the 21st International Symposium on Recent Advances in Otitis Media: Virtual Meeting, attendees were invited to join virtual breakout sessions to hear from a range of speakers on a number of topics. Some of the talks were pre-recorded and are available to view below.

Session 1A: Epidemiology

Evaluation of the occurrence of pediatric acute Otitis Media during COVID 19 pandemic in Chile. A presentation by Marina Pizarro.

Session 1B: Pathogen Biology

The ModA phasevarion regulates adherence of non typeable Haemophilus influenzae. A presentation by Preeti Garai.


Pneumococcal serotype carriage in Aboriginal children with and without acute Otitis Media (AOM) across four vaccine eras. A presentation by Jemima Beissbarth.

Session 2A: Diagnosis 

Assessment of Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD) Endotypes -An Algorithm for Decision Making for Managing ETD Phenotypes in the General Clinical Practice. A presentation by Cuneyt M. Alper.


In remote Aboriginal communities, training Ear Health Facilitators increases otoscopy, tympanometry and hearScreen data collection. A presentation by Amanda Leach.


Machine Learning for Accurate Intraoperative Pediatric Middle Ear Effusion Diagnosis: An Opportunity to Decrease Diagnostic Error. A presentation by Matthew Crowson.


Does otoscopy and tympanometry predict hearing loss in Aboriginal children 12 to 36 months of age? A presentation by Amanda Leach.

Session 2B: Host Biology

Head-to-head and combined pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) schedules: secondary immunogenicity outcomes to 7 months of age. A presentation by Amanda Leach.


Pneumonia, Sinusitis, Influenza, Viral Upper and Other Respiratory Illnesses in Acute Otitis Media Prone Children. A presentation by Michael Pichichero.


Impact of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on acute mastoiditis in children. A presentation by Aviad Sapir.


Session 3A: Treatment

Comparisons of Nasal and Ear Pressure Curves Obtained by Different Politzer Devices and Unconventional Maneuvers. A presentation by Miriam Teixeira.


Session 3B: Service Development

Over 70% Australian Aboriginal infants meet criteria for specialist services by 7 months of age. A presentation by Amanda Leach.


An OMapp for the 2020 Otitis Media Guidelines for high- and low-risk Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. A presentation by Amanda Leach.


An evaluation of the cascade of care for the ear health of Aboriginal children in remote Australia, 2014-2018. A presentation by Jiunn-Yih Su.

Session 4A: Treatment 2

Tensor Tenopexyduring Furlow Palatoplasty results in poorer otologic outcomes -A Randomized Blinded Controlled Clinical Trial. A presentation by Cuneyt Alper.


The clinical course of children undergoing mastoidectomy due to complicated mastoiditis. A follow-up of complicated mastoiditis. A presentation by Aviad Sapir.


Myringoplasty Outcomes from a 5 Year Single Surgeon Experience & Important Adoptable Surgical Technical Aspects. A presentation by Dilhara Karunaratne.

Session 4B: Patient Perspectives

Associated factors, health-related quality of life, and reported costs of chronic Otitis Media in adults in a middle-income country. A presentation by Lucia C Perez Herrera.


Validation of a Spanish version of the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measure for Chronic Otitis Media (COMQ-12). A presentation by Ana Maria Otoya Tono.