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About the society

The British Laryngological Association (BLA) is a membership society which aims to achieve advancement in laryngology for the benefit of the public through research, education and training. The BLA promotes all medical, surgical and rehabilitative aspects of laryngology and holds meetings at which those interested in laryngology are able to meet, discuss clinical practice and present clinical and basic scientific research.            

The BLA takes an overall interest in the development of laryngology (the management of airway, voice, swallowing disorders, including related sciences and health promotion) in Great Britain. Special reference is given to the needs of those in training and the public at large. The BLA also provides advice on laryngology to ENT-UK, the Department of Health and other organisations and scientific bodies.

The BLA is allied to ENT-UK which is the professional association for British Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons and other related professionals.

Registered charity England and Wales (1151517)

About the BLA Committee:

Office Bearers:
Martin Birchall, BLA President (2016-2019)

Mark Watson, President-Elect

Guri Sandhu, Honorary Treasurer

Declan Costello, Secretary

Jonathan Fishman, Meetings Secretary

Council members:

Chadwan Al Yaghchi

Sam Majumdar
Yakubu Karagama
Khalid Ghufoor
Nick Gibbins
Kate Heathcote
Julian McGlashan
John Rubin

Natalie Watson, Trainee Representative
Christella Antoni, SLT Representative
Nimesh Patel, BVA Representative
Michelle Wyatt, BAPO Representative


BLA Webinar

BLA Webinar: 'Laryngeal Sequelae of COVID-19: What have we learnt six months on?
BLA Members and fully registered participants can access the full webinar on-demand here