Dear Friends & Colleagues,
AhlanwaSahlan! Marhaba! Welcome back!
On behalf of the Organizing Committee I am delighted to invite you to the 8th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress. This year, we are joining forces with the Austrian ENT Society to present you an international congress which coversall aspects of Otorhinolaryngology, Audiology & Communication Disorders. The Congress will be held inDubai, UAE, from 17-19 January 2018, at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City.
The 2017 Emirates Rhinology & Otology Congress was attended by 2000 delegates fromaround the globe. The astounding success of the previous congress motivated us to strive for a biggerand better congress this year and we have gathered a world-class panel of expert speakers, both frominternational and regional communities to address you. This congress will provide you with a platformto share experiences and discuss breakthroughs in various specialist fields, a necessary criterion to successfully assess and expand our own practices. We have included keynote lectures, round tablediscussions, instructional courses, video sessions, and abstract sessions covering a wide array of topicsand you will be introduced to the latest technologies and techniques in the field of ENT.
The 2018 congress willalso have several live surgical pre-congress workshops on state of the art anatomical specimens. Fromthe wide array of presentations submitted to us for the research committee, the scientific committee will choose the best ones to bepresented during the congress and the best presentations will be recognized and awarded.
We have kept the registration fee at affordable rates to encourage the participation of the youngand upcoming practitioners and scientists. The congress venue is conveniently located in the centerof the city, close to the airport, metro stations, and shopping destinations. We have great pride in welcoming you to Dubai, the true cosmopolitan city of the world, offering a kaleidoscope of attractions. We are confident that this congress will exceed your expectations, offering an exciting scientific event as well as an enjoyable social and cultural experience.
We look forward to meeting you all in Dubai in January 2018, what promises to be the best scientific gathering in the region.
Dr. Hussain Abdulrahman Al Rand
IFOS Regional Secretary for Middle East & Gulf Region
President - ARABFOS
President - GCC ORL Head and Neck Society
President - Emirates ORL Head and Neck Society
Wafaa E. Shehata-Dieler
Hans Rudolf Briner
Joseph C. Stemple
Maria V. Suurna
Peter John Wormald
Joseph C. Stemple