BLA Presidency transfers from Mark Watson to Guri Sandhu

The BLA welcomes Mr Guri Sandhu as incoming President from 1st May 2021. Mr Sandhu is a founding member of the BLA and current President of the Laryngology & Rhinology section at the RSM. He is a Consultant Otolaryngologist and Head & Neck Surgeon at Imperial College and The Royal Brompton Hospitals in London and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College and University College London. He is a pioneering laryngologist with a special interest in laryngotracheal stenosis. In 2016 he received the Isshiki award for his outstanding contribution to laryngology. 

Mr Sandhu succeeds incumbent President, Mr Mark Watson. Under his leadership, the BLA has fostered innovation and connectivity, with the launch of the BLA Connect app for the 2019 conference which has evolved into a free resource and the podcast, BLA Connections: A Clear Voice. Perhaps most notably, Mr Watson has steered the association through the Covid-19 pandemic, taking the lead in producing guidelines for its members, in particular, the 2020 BLA Tracheostomy Guideline, updated for the second wave of Covid-19 in Nov 2020. Read the full press release here.