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Hybrid (in-person/virtual) in conjunction with Asia Oceania ORL-HNS Congress 2023
Translational Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia
Wednesday, March 8th, 2023

Society for Computational Fluid Dynamics of the Nose & Airway

About SCONA

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 optimising the use of topical medications for more effective treatment of upper airway diseases.

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Important Dates & Times:

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FOR SCONA 2023 IS NOW CLOSED

Abstract Submission Deadline (extended) - Monday, December 5th 2022

Notification of Abstract Acceptance - December 12th 2022
Presentation Upload Deadline - February 1st 2023

SCONA 2023 Conference - Wednesday, March 8th 2023

Program SCONA 2023 Program

SESSION #1: SURGICAL APPLICATIONS OF CFD IN THE NOSE & AIRWAYS (8:00AM – 10:30AM)

  • 8:00AM – Convener’s Welcome
  • Narinder Singh, CFD Explained: A guide for ENTs, Rhinologists and Engineers
  • David Fletcher, TBC
  • Matthew Staymates, TBC
  • Daniel Spielman, A computational fluid dynamics study supporting asymmetry involvement in central compartment atopic disease
  • Guilherme Garcia, Impact of maxillomandibular advancement on upper airway collapsibility: A pilot study
  • Dennis Frank-Ito, Impact of segmentation uncertainty on CFD variables

BREAK #1: ONLINE NETWORKING (10:30AM – 11:00AM)

 

SESSION #2: DRUG DELIVERY & AEROSOLS IN THE NOSE & AIRWAY (10:30AM – 12:15PM)

  • Kazuhide Ito, Numerical analysis of acetone adsorption in olfactory region using in silico upper airway model
  • Patrick Warfield-McAlpine, Particle deposition in the nasal airway using hybrid SBES turbulence model
  • William Hunter, CFD validation of nasal powder delivery
  • Ryan Mead-Hunter, Respiratory simulations and the balance between physiological realism and computation efficiency – Challenge in modelling the particle deposition, clearance and mucous in the airways
  • Yu Feng, Computational prediction of transport, deposition, and resultant immune response of nasal spray vaccine droplets to potentially prevent COVID-19
  • Mark Jermy, Hygroscopic growth of droplets within the human airway
  • Arun V. Kolanjiyil, Correlating nasal deposition to changes in spray metrics

BREAK #2: MEET WITH INDUSTRY (12:50 PM – 1:20 PM)

 

SESSION #3: CLINICAL APPLICATIONS IN THE NOSE & AIRWAYS (1:20PM – 3:25PM)

  • Saikat Basu, Modelling of respiratory infection onset mechanics for airbone pathogenic transmissions
  • Thi Thuy Van Le, Airborne particles in fibre matrix – A stochastic approach
  • Sara Vahaji, TBC
  • Oveis Pourmehran, Comparison of the squeeze bottle and nebuliser in sinus drug delivery: a computational fluid dynamics study
  • Alireza Dastan, Targeted drug delivery in airways: An advanced computational and machine learning modelling framework

BREAK #3: MEET WITH INDUSTRY (3:25PM – 3:55PM)

 

SESSION #4: FRONTIERS AND NEW RESEARCH (3:55PM – 5:45PM)

  • Saidul Islam, Targeted drug delivery in airways: An advanced computations and machine learning modelling framework
  • Hana Salati, TBC
  • Saurabh Bhardwaj, In silico optimisation of targeted aerosol delivery in upper airways
  • Hadrien Calmet, TBC
  • Beatriz Eguzkitza, Fluid-structure interaction of human nasal valves under sniff conditions and transport of inhaled aerosols: High performance computation numerical study
  • Kiao Inthavong, Current state of the art, controversies, and the futurue of nose and airway simultations

CONFERENCE ENDS (5:45 PM)

 

COMPLIMENTARY COCKTAILS, CANAPES AND NETWORKING (5:45PM – 7:15PM)

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Registration Information

  • The registration fee for SCONA 2023 is $50 AUD for engineers / scientists who do not plan to attend the main Asia Oceania ORL-HNS Congress

  • Limited in-person tickets available, first come first serve

  • Virtual registration tickets available

Convenors

KiaoSite

Kiao Inthavong

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

NarinderSite

Narinder Singh

Associate Professor
Head of ENT Department

University of Sydney & Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia

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Ben Panizza

Professor
Director of OHNS

University of Queensland & Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

Organising Committee:

  • Ben Panizza

    University of Queensland, Australia

  • 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

  • Zubair Hasan

    University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

  • Praween Senanayake

    University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

  • Michael Lee

    University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

  • Sally Gyzen

    The Australian Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ASOHNS)

Scientific Faculty:

  • Guilherme Garcia

    Marquette University & The Medical College of Wisconsin, WI, USA

  • Dennis Frank-Ito

    Duke University, NC, USA

  • Denis Doorly

    Imperial College, London, UK

  • John Rhee

    The Medical College of Wiscoinsin, WI, USA

  • Julia Kimbell

    University of North Carolina, NC, USA

  • Yu Feng

    Oklahoma State, University, USA

TRI

Translational Research Institute (TRI) @ Brisbane

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) is Australia's first translational medical research institute dedicated towards translating scientific discoveries into applications for medical practice. Located in Woolloongabba, in inner-city Brisbane, Queensland, TRI was established in October 2013. TRI is supported by grants from the Australian Government ($140 million); funding from the Queensland Government ($107 million), Queensland University of Technology ($25 million) and The University of Queensland ($10 million).

Over 800 researchers and clinicians undertake medical research at TRI with studies into fields such as cancer, inflammation, infection, obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease and bone and joint disorders.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Brisbane is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland, with a population of approximately 2.6 million. A diverse city with over 32% of its metropolitation population being foreign-born, stunning natural scenery and an efficient transport hub, Brisbane is consistently ranked among the world's most livable cities.

A global city centre for research and innovation in the Asia-Pacific, Brisbane has held host to the World Expo 88, 2014 G20 Summit and will be hosting the 2032 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

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Previous Events

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