International Symposium on Inner Ear Disorders Scheduled for March 11-18 in Austria
The Prosper Meniere Society will present the 19th International Symposium on Inner Ear Disorders in a weeklong forum focused on the most current research on inner ear diagnosis, medicine, and surgery from March 11-18 at the Hotel Theresa, a popular wellness destination, in Zell am Ziller, Austria.
The forum is intended for practicing otolaryngologists, otologists/neurotologists, neurologists/neurosurgeons, neuroaudiologists, and audiologists and will provide a comprehensive overview of inner ear diseases and disorders and their treatments. Basic and clinical researchers will present lectures and conduct plenary sessions on clinical ramifications of inner ear pathophysiology, state-of-the-art interventions, inner ear organ culture techniques, hair cell regeneration, inner ear fluid dynamics and their alterations in pathophysiologic disorders, and autoimmune inner ear disease.
P. Ashley Wackym, M.D., chair of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Brunswick, New Jersey, will be honored as the Gold Medal Award recipient in recognition of his scholarly contributions to the field. He will deliver the keynote address and other presentations on third window syndrome and a new model of Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence (SCDS).
John Dornhoffer, M.D., chair of the College of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UAMS, is executive director of the society.
To register for the symposium and learn more details or to become a member of the society, visit: www.prospermeniere.com.
Mark Your Calendars for the Third Annual Otolaryngology Diamond Conference April 14-15!
The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is hosting the Third Annual Otolaryngology Diamond Conference April 14 and 15 in the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Neurosciences & Spine Institute in Little Rock.
This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear experts present the most up-to-date surgical techniques, clinical care practices, and research findings. It is designed for practicing physicians and other health care providers in the fields of otolaryngology– head and neck surgery, radiation oncology, hematology oncology, speech and language pathology, and audiology.
If you register before March 15, registration fees will be waived. CME credit will be offered.
Registration info will be available soon.
If you have any questions, email us at email@example.com.
In Case You Missed It
The four-day annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) in Philadelphia last fall was full of insightful presentations by UAMS Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery faculty and trainees. Read an overview of the 17 oral presentations, panel discussions, and more.
The Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recently welcomed 22 neurotology fellows from academic medical institutions across the country and around the world to participate in the Otology Fellows Congress and Advanced Course in Ear and Skull Base Surgery. Held from October 7 through 9, this is the fifth time the department has hosted the event, which Dr. John Dornhoffer co-chairs.
Our state-of-the-art bone lab, which is equipped with 12 stations, including microscopes, drills, and video monitoring, provided the ideal setting for teaching advanced surgical techniques required in the field of neurotology. Just a few of the topics covered were implantable hearing devices, including cochlear implants, transcutaneous BAHAs, and ABI; endoscopic ear surgery; and complex tympanoplasty and ossiculoplasty scenarios.
Additionally, the course covered dissection sessions on various lateral skull base approaches, including infratemporal fossa, jugular foramen, translabyrinthine, middle fossa, and petrous apex approaches. The course was given by experts in the field of neurotology, going well beyond the scope of a typical temporal bone course. In addition, this was an international congress, giving aspiring neurotologists from around the world the opportunity to network and share their unique perspectives.