SCONA 2023, 8th March 2023, Brisbane, Australia in conjunction with the 15th Asia Oceania ORL-HNS Congress

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Submission closing date: November 21st 2022

Submit an abstract here >>   Abstract Submission (via Dropbox)

Important Dates:

  • Nov 21st 2022: Abstract Submission Deadline
  • Dec 12th 2022: Acceptance Notification
  • Feb 1st 2023: Presentation Upload
  • March 8th 2023: SCONA 2023 Conference


The registration fee for SCONA 2023 is $50 for engineers / scientists only who do not plan to attend the ASM on any workshop promotion.

Principal Sponsor:


Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is emerging as a powerful objective tool in otolaryngology. CFD technology can quantify upper airway physiological functions, including airflow conductance, nasal air conditioning (heating and humidification of inspired air), delivery of odorant molecules to the olfactory epithelium, flow-induced phonation, and delivery of aerosol medications to their target sites. CFD has been applied to investigate the pathophysiology of a wide range of upper airway diseases, including nasal airway obstruction, chronic rhinosinusitis, empty nose syndrome, nasal septal perforations, and laryngotracheal stenosis. One of the most attractive features of CFD technology is the ability to perform virtual surgery and thus to predict how surgical intervention will affect objective measures of  upper airway aerodynamics.

The goal of SCONA 2023 is to bring together clinicians and engineers to share their ideas, learn about recent advances in the field, and to facilitate the development and application of CFD technology in sinonasal and laryngeal airway. We will have presentations from leading experts on a range of topics, including advances in virtual surgery planning, diagnosis of nasal airway obstruction via CFD, and optimizing the use of topical medications for more effective treatment of upper airway diseases.

Our conference is being held in conjunction with 15th Asia Oceania ORL-HNS Congress one of the largest international meetings of rhinologists, otolaryngologists, facial plastic surgeons, and scientists interested in improving treatment of nasal and upper airway diseases. This setting will provide an opportunity for clinicians and engineers to learn from each other and to collaborate towards clinical applications of CFD technology.

As we work to build the conference agenda, please periodically check in here on the conference website for announcements and updates.

We look forward to seeing you in Brisbane!

Kiao Inthavong and Narinder Singh


TBC and will be updated soon


SCONA 2023 Chairs:

Kiao Inthavong, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Narinder Singh, University of Sydney, & Westmead Hospital

Organizing Committee:

Hana Salati, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Sara Vahaji, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Patrick Warfield-McAlpine, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Brenda Vara Almirall, RMIT University Melbourne, Australia
Praween Senanayake , University of Sydney, Australia
Michael Lee,  University of Sydney, Australia

Scientific Committee:

Guilherme Garcia, Marquette University & Medical College of Wisconsin
Dennis Frank-Ito, Duke University, School of Medicine
Denis Doorly, Imperial College, London, UK
Kiao Inthavong, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
John Rhee, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
Julia Kimbell, University of North Carolina, USA
Narinder Singh, University of Sydney , Australia


Dr Hadrien Calmet, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Dr Guilherme Garcia, Marquette University & Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr Dennis Frank-Ito, Duke University, School of Medicine, USA
Dr Jinxiang Xi, California Baptist University, USA


Prof Kazuhide Ito Kyushu University, Japan
Dr Alister Bates University of Cincinnati, USA
Dr Saikat Basu South Dakota State University, USA