Webinar: Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 6:00 PM

Mucociliary clearance and risks of nasal decongestants

Join Medical Chronicle for a free, one-hour, CPD-accredited webinar on the importance of the importance of mucociliary clearance and risks of nasal decongestants  This webinar is sponsored by Austell and will be presented by Dr Ben Vermaak.

Presented by
Claire Rush

Claire Rush

  • Editor: Medical Chronicle
Dr Ben Vermaak

Dr Ben Vermaak

  • Medical Doctor

Dr Vermaak graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Stellenbosch in 1990 and moved to Canada in 1993 obtaining the Canadian Medical Qualification (LMCC) as well as completing the American USMLE part two examination. He worked in the Intensive Care Unit in Regina, Canada obtaining valuable experience in surgical technique and ICU management before moving to the United Kingdom where he started his ENT training at Frimley Park hospital in Surrey. His ENT training was completed at the university of Stellenbosch in 2000 with a Master of Medicine degree in Otorhinolaryngology MMed (L.et.O), receiving the accolade for best Registrar research project in South Africa two years consecutively.

He entered private practice at Durbanville Medi Clinic in 2000 and has maintained a strong academic link to the University of Stellenbosch. Presenting at numerous symposia and is actively involved in continuous medical training. His main focus being allergy management and sinusitis with specific interest in airway obstruction as relating to obstructive sleep apnoea.

He is a member of the South African Society of Otorhinolaryngology, the Allergy Society of South Africa (ALLSA) and also a director and co-founder of the Durbanville Sleep Laboratory. He is the chairman of the Boland ENT Academic Journal Club.

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