Otorhinolaryngological Society of Nigeria (ORLSON) was conceived and formed in early 1970s as an organization to promote the growth, interests, and other issues related to the practice and training of Otolaryngology and otolaryngologists in Nigeria. It was formed by the second generation ENT surgeons. The society has grown in leaps and bounds and currently has over 200 members
. ORLSON is affiliated with the international Federation of Otorhinolaryngological Societies (IFOS). ORLSON currently focuses on development of sub-specialization, and holds annual gathering of its members for scientific meetings.