7th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology
Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress
In Joint Meeting with The French ENT Society
18 to 20 January 2017, InterContinental Festival City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

International

Adriana Neagos
Senior Lecture
ENT Head and Neck Surgery Department
University of Medicine and Pharmacy TarguMures
Romania

Dr. Adriana Neagos did both medical school and her otolaryngology residency at the University of TarguMures, Romania . Post-graduate training in nasal diseases , Sleep medicine and Cochlear implant. She is Senior Lecture in the University of Medicine and Pharmacy TarguMures

Dr. Adriana Neagos is specialized in nasal and sinus disorders, with special interests in medical management of difficult to treat sinus disease and endoscopic surgery of the paranasal sinuses.

Her clinical practice is focused on treatment of variety of Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyposis.

Dr. Adriana Neagos is nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in sleep surgery. She is dedicated to providing a comprehensive evaluation and surgical treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, including upper airway sleep endoscopy, and polisomnography.

Dr. Adriana Neagos developed an expertise and a very busy clinical practice in the area of ear diseases in children and adults, including the care of the deafness, cochlear implantation for severe to profound deafness. She is the Coordinator for Cochlear Implant Program , in TarguMures.

She is a member of many professional societies, has published articles in scientific journals , is a reviewer for specialty journals, frequently lectures nationally and internationally, and serves on several local and national committees. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Adriana Neagos is actively involved in teaching otolaryngology residents and medical students at University of Medicine and Pharmacy TarguMures.

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Amin R. Javer
Director, St. Paul's Sinus Centre
Clinical Professor of Surgery, UBC,
Canada

Dr. Amin Javer completed undergraduate studies at Simon Fraser University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology achieving 1st class honors. Dr. Javer then proceeded to earn his medical degree in 1991, followed by an Otolaryngology residency at the University of British Columbia. In 1998, Dr. Javer proceeded to complete a two-year fellowship at the Georgia Rhinology and Sinus Centre in Savannah, Georgia, specializing in advanced rhinology and endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery. Dr. Javer has varied research interests with over 80 peer reviewed research publications and over 10 book and video chapters. Dr. Javer has a special interest in CASS (Computer Assisted Sinus Surgery), frontal sinus surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery and fungal sinus disease. He is currently a clinical professor in the department of surgery at UBC, the director of rhinologic and fellowship training at UBC, co-director of research in the division of Otolaryngology at UBC, and director of the St. Paul's Sinus Centre.

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Bernard Fraysse Secrétariat du
Professeur FRAYSSE
Service ORL
Hôpital Pierre-Paul RIQUET
France
Chevalier Dominique
General Secretary
French ENT Society
France
Christopher H Raine
Yorkshire Auditory Implant Service
Listening for Life Centre
Bradford Royal Infirmary
United Kingdom
David Schramm
Chair
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
Canada

SCHRAMM, David R.
Chair (Interim) - Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Investigator, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute

EDUCATION

  • Canadian Health Services Research Foundation EXTRA Fellowship, 2009-11
  • Master of Science in Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 2008
  • Fellowship (Otology, Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery), Southern Illinois University and University of Chicago, 1988 - 89
  • Residency (Otorhinolaryngology), University of Ottawa, 1984 - 88
  • Internship (Rotating), Toronto East General and Orthopaedic Hospital, 1983 - 84
  • M.D., University of Toronto, 1983

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Surgical Director, University of Ottawa Auditory Implant Program, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, The Ottawa Hospital
  • Consultant Otolaryngologist, Civil Aviation Medicine, Transport Canada
  • Medical Inspector, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Expert Consultant, Canadian Medical Protective Association
  • Scientific Expert, Medical Devices Bureau, Therapeutics Products Directorate Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada

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Desiderio Passali
E.N.T. Professor and Chairman
IFOS Past President and Executive Board
Member, General Secretary Societas ORL
Latina, Honorary President Italian Society of
Rhinology, Italy
Emmanuel Babin
Head Neck Surgeon
University of Caen
France

Emmanuel Babin was born in 1963. He is an Head Neck Surgeon at the University of Caen (France) with special interests in Head and Neck Oncology. He is the author of 100 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and is working in collaboration with research groups in France (Gettec). He is a section editor of european annals of otolaryngology.

He is member and second secretary of french ENT society . He is the president of the scientificcomittee of SFORL and IFOS Paris 2017.

He is part of the laboratory InsermU 1086 ‹‹ Cancer and prevention ›› in Normandy University.

The main topics of his research are about quality of life and sociology in head neck cancerology. He wrote a book about feelings of head neck cancer patients after total laryngectomy and developped the concept of "discouration". Actually, He works for a national study on education therapeutic programm for laryngectomizedpatients : petal.fr.

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Emmanuel L E S C A N N E
Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology & Chairman
Department Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
University of Tours
France

He directs Dept. Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (2014-). Having a close working relationship with the division of Neurosurgery, as an otologist, he directs the division of Otology-Neurotology at Tours University Hospital (Tours, France). He performed a significant number of skull base and posterior fossa cases in collaboration with neurosurgeons, in addition to cochlear implantations, Laser stapedotomy and routine otologic operations.

Prof. Doctor Emmanuel Lescanne developed an expertise and a very busy clinical practice in the area of ear diseases in children and adults, including the care of the deafness, cochlear implantation for severe to profound deafness, LASER stapes surgery under local anesthesia, and a variety of surgical techniques addressing a variety of ear diseases affecting the temporal bone. He directs division of Otology and Neurotology and directed (2001-2013) one of the most French-renowned programs in pediatric otolaryngology. He is also chief of Otorhinolaryngological HNS residency program at University of Tours and director of the Temporal Bone Dissection Course. His research activities are dedicated to the microanatomy of the temporal bone and to the auditory rehabilitation effects on developmental plasticity of auditory cortex. Emmanuel Lescanne clinical and research interests have resulted in over 80 peer reviewed research publications, book chapters, or textbooks in the area of otology and of pediatric ENT surgery.

Prof. Doctor Emmanuel Lescanne is an active member of French Society of Otolaryngology-Head and neck Surgery (SFORL) and also French Neurotology Society and serve as treasurer of French College of Otolaryngology. He is elected to serve as Vice-President of the French Association of Pediatric Otolaryngology (2015).

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Frédéric CHABOLLE
Professor,
ENT Head and Neck Surgery Department
Foch Hospital
France

QUALIFICATIONS
Executive Director ENT European Annals
General Secretary of French ENT Society (2000-2013) elected president for 2016-2017
Chairman of ENT and Head and Neck department at Foch Hospital, Suresnes - France
University Professor of ENT Head and Neck Surgery (Paris)
President of the French ENT Sleep Association
General Secretary of 2017 World IFOS congress in Paris
IFOS board member

FIELD OF INTEREST
Sleep medicine, sleep endoscopy, sleep surgeries

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Georg Sprinzl
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck
Surgery at the state
Hospital of St. Pölten
Austria
Georgy Tavartkiladze
Director and founder of the National
Research Centre for Audiology and Hearing
Rehabilitation, Head of the Chair on Clinical
Audiology, Russian Medical Academy for
Postgraduate Training
Russia
Hamid Dixon
Consultant ENT Surgeon
University Hospital of Rotterdam
Netherland

  • Consultant ENT Surgeon University Hospital of Rotterdam, Netherland
  • Academic background
  • Skilled in General Otolaryngology for adults and children
  • Extra training and experience in Rhinology especially reparative nasal surgery.

Career History:

  • 1993-1996 Consultant and lecturer in the University of Basra, Iraq
  • 1997-2002 overseas ENT training program in the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK
  • 2003-2005 Associate specialist in the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK
  • 2005 ENT training in the University Hospital of Nijmegen, Netherland
  • 2006-2007 locum ENT surgeon Catharine Hospital, Eindhoven , Netherland
  • 2008- present Consultant ENT Surgeon University Hospital of Rotterdam, Netherland

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Heidi Olze
Director of ENT Clinic
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Germany
Heinz Stammberger Emeritus
Professor
Head of the Department of General ORL,
H&NS of the Medical University
Austria
Isaac MuthureMacharia
Professor of ENT, University of Nairobi
Department of Surgery and Consultant ENT
Surgeon, Kenyatta National Hospital Africa
South Africa

Past President of PAFOS and currently IFOS regional Secretary for Africa.

More than 25 years experience in ENT, Head and Neck surgery with special interests in Allergy and Sleep Medicine, Ear and Hearing care, Laryngology, ENT, Head and Neck Surgery education.

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James Saunders
Co-Director
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Otolaryngology Section
USA
Jatin P. Shah
Professor of Surgery
Cornell University Medical College
USA

Jatin P. Shah, M.D. is Professor of Surgery at Cornell University Medical College and holds The Elliott W. Strong Chair in Head and Neck Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York. He graduated from MS University in Baroda, India, and trained in surgical oncology and Head and Neck Surgery at MSKCC. In addition to his superlative patient care , Dr. Shah is an international leader in the field of head and neck surgery. He has delivered over 1,200 scientific presentations worldwide, over 80 eponymous lectures, and published more than 550 peer reviewed articles and 10 medical textbooks. He has served as president of The New York Cancer Society, The New York Head and Neck Society, The Society of Head and Neck Surgeons, The North American Skull Base Society and the International Academy of Oral Oncology. He founded The International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS), and serves as its CEO. He is listed amongst the Top Doctors in USA directories for 63 times in last 20 years. He was awarded Honorary Fellowships from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, London and Australia, Honorary Ph.D. degrees from Belgium and Greece, Honorary D.Sc, from India, the Blokhin Gold Medal from Russia, the Janeway Medal from the The American Radium Society, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the USA. In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Dr. Shah has received numerous awards, including an eponymous lecture established in his name by IFHNOS , an academic symposium in his name by the American Head and Neck Society, and a Annual lectureship and an endowed chair in his name established by MSKCC.

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Javier Gavilian
Professor & Chairman,
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
La Paz University Hospital,
Spain

Dr Javier Gavilán is Professor and Chairman at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology of La Paz University Hospital in Madrid, Spain, where he leads a group of well know experts in different areas of the specialty. He has written more than 240 papers in scientific journals, 91 book chapters and published 8 books as author or co-author. He has also presented more than 350 papers in scientific meetings.

Prof. Gavilán has been awarded 56 different awards and grants, including the Honor Award of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-HNS, and several awards in International Meetings.

He is a member of more than 25 different scientific societies. In some of them as Honorary Member, Founding Member or Board of Directors. His main topics of interest are head and neck surgery, otology and skull base surgery, including hearing implants, where he has pioneered the clinical use of transcutaneous bone conduction implants as well as active middle ear implants. He is frequent lecturer for these topics on numerous international meetings around the world.

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Jay Calvert
Plastic Surgeon
Founder Rox Spa
USA
Jean Pierr Bebear
Chair of Cochlear Implantation Department
Bordeaux University
France

Official International Representative of the University Clinic of Otolaryngology of Bordeaux, School well-known all over the word since the beginning of the century, with her pioneers, Emile MOURE, then Georges PORTMANN, and Michel PORTMANN.

  • Member in many foreign Otolaryngologic Societies
  • Academic Professor of the Julio de MasquitaFilho University (Sao Paulo - Brasil)
  • Academic Professor of de La Plata University (Argentine)
  • Honor Member of Otolaryngologic Society (Portugal)
  • Honor Member of Otolaryngologic Society (Brasil)
  • Honor Member of Otolaryngologic Society (Argentine)
  • Honoris Causa of University of Ioannina (Grèce)
  • Honor president of the University ENT Bordeaux School

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Joachim Müller
Director of the Cochlear Implant Programme
and Section Hearing Prosthetics
Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck
Surgery, Munich University/LMU Munich
Germany
Johannes Fagan
Professor and Chairman,
Division of Otolaryngology,
University of Cape Town Medical School,
Groote Schuur and Red Cross War Memorial
Children's Hospital, South Africa
Kamran Barin
Assistant Professor Emeritus
Otolaryngology
Head & Neck Surgery
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
USA
Karlhoermann
Director Univ. ENT Clinic
President of the German ENT Academy
University Hospital Mannheim
University of Mannheim
Germany
Kaukab Rajput
Consultant Audiovestibular Phsycian And
Expert In Implantable Hearing Aids
UK
Levent Sennaroglu
Hacettepe University
Turkey
Malick Diop
Professor of ORL
Dakar University
Senegal
Manohar Bance
Professor and Head
Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Dalhousie University
Canada

Professor Manohar Bance is an Otologist/Neurotologist and clinician-scientist at Dalhousie University. He is Professor and Head of the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery at Dalhousie University. He is also Director of the EAR and SENSE labs in the Division of Otolaryngology. Dr Bance is clinically active in middle ear surgery, cochlear implants, middle ear implants, Eustachian tube disorder, skull base surgery and vestibular disorders. Dr Bance has research interests in middle ear reconstruction and mechanics, bone conduction hearing, Eustachian tube disorders, gene and pharmacotherapy for inner ear disorders, and vestibular disorders. He holds several research grants in these areas, and is particularly involved in medical device development and translation.

Dr Bance has developed, and is embedded in, a team of biomedical engineers who have built microfabrication, animal and cadaveric, and patient testing laboratories. He is co-chair of the Canadian Otology Group at the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology, and has over 125 peer reviewed publications. Dr Bance is a board member of the Politzer Society, and a member of the American Otology Association, the Triological Society and the Collegium OtorhinolaryngologicalAmicitiae Sacrum. He American sub-specialty board certified in Neurotology, and is an editorial board member of Otology-Neurotology, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Advanced Otology.

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Maria V. Suurna
Assistant Professor Department of Otolaryngology -
Head and Neck Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College and New York
Presbyterian Hospital,
USA

Maria V. Suurna, M.D., F.A.C.S. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Suurna received her medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Sleep Medicine. Her clinical practice is focused on treatment of variety of head and neck disorders. Dr. Suurna is nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in sleep surgery. She is dedicated to providing a comprehensive evaluation and surgical treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, including upper airway neurostimulation implant surgery. She is a member of many professional societies, has published articles in scientific journals and textbooks, is a reviewer for specialty journals, frequently lectures nationally and internationally, and serves on several local and national committees. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Suurna is actively involved in teaching otolaryngology residents and medical students at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

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Martin Desrosiers
Clinical Professor
Université de Montréal
Canada

Dr Desrosiers did both medical school and his otolaryngology residency at the University of Montreal. Post-graduate training in nasal diseases at the Johns Hopkins Allergy and Asthma Institute followed his ENT training. He is currently a Clinical professor Université de Montréal and an Associate Clinical Professor at McGill University in Montréal, Canada.

Dr. Desrosiers specializes in nasal and sinus disorders, with special interests in medical management of difficult to treat sinus disease and endoscopic surgery of the paranasal sinuses and skull base. Current research focuses are interactions of the microbiome and immunoregulation of the sinus mucosa, host genetics and biomarkers in sinusitis, and endoscopic skull base surgery.

Dr Desrosiers is an internationally recognized expert in the field of chronic sinusitis. Previous efforts from this group have been seminal in demonstrating the functional link between bacterial biofilms and chronic sinusitis, leading to the identification of bacterial biofilms as an important therapeutic target and fostering the current development of several varied anti-biofilm strategies. The current ongoing research efforts in genetics and biomarkers of CRS have offered a new appreciation of different phenotypes in sinus disease and suggested new applications for extant medications. Implications of the microbiome research have led to the development of a topical probiotic formulation for the sinuses currently undergoing clinical trials.

The continued involvement of Dr Desrosiers with the clinical management of CRS patients ensures continued consideration of the results of the studies into clinically relevant concepts and translational research of these effects in a human population.

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Elie Martine
Clinic Director, Howard University
Department of Communication Sciences
and Disorders (DCSD)
USA

1.0 EDUCATION

University Degree and Subject Area Date
Howard University Ph.D. Speech Language Pathology July 2011
University of the District of Columbia M.S. Speech-Lang. Pathology Dec 1998
St. John's University B.S. Speech Pathology & Audiology May 1995

2.0 ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

University Position Date
Howard University
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (DCSD)
Clinic Director August 08 - present
University of the District of Columbia
Communication Disorders
Adjunct Instructor Summer 2008 Department of Languages and
Howard University
DCSD
Clinical Lecturer 2005 - present

3.0 PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Arrange in reverse chronological order.

University Position University/Professional Setting
1997-1999 Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Prince George's County Public Schools
1999-2000 Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Americare Therapy Services
1999-2001 Consultant SLP Rainbow Psychological Services
1999-2001 Consultant SLP Personnel Touch Early Intervention Services
1999-2001 Adjunct Instructor Summer 2008 Department of Languages and
2000-2001     Speech-Language Pathologist SUNY Downstate Medical Center
2001-2007 Speech-Language Pathologist National Children's Center
2004-2008     Consultant SLP Metropolitan Area Communication Services
2006-2012       Consultant SLP End to End Solutions for Special Education

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Maureen Lefton-Greif
Associate Professor, Department of Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation,
USA

Maureen Lefton-Greif, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S is Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has presented on feeding/swallowing development and its disorders nationally and internationally. Her research focuses on standardization of fluoroscopic images from bottle-fed children with dysphagia and respiratory-swallow coordination in progressive diseases with pediatric origins. She co-authored the book dedicated to Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies in infants and young children. Dr. Lefton-Greif is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Dysphagia.

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Metin ÖNERCI
Chairperson
IFOS Committee for Rhinology and Allergy,
Sleep, Facial Plastic surgery
Turkey

Dr. MetinOnerci is the Chariperson of the IFOS Committee for Rhinology and Allergy, Sleep, Facial Plastic surgery. He is also the President of the Turkish Rhinoplasty Society & the Turkish Society of Sleep Surgeons. He is the Director of Sleep disturbances and Surgery Center at Hacettepe University since 2011. He was awarded as the honorary member of European Rhinologic Society in 2010 as well as the Honorary President of Turkish Rhinologic Society in 2006. This year he received the honorary member of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Society award and the honorary member of Balkan Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery award. He is a member of many international societies as well like the American Society for Head and Neck surgery and the American Rhinologic Society.

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Olivier Sterkers
Professor, ENT
Faculté de médecinePierre et Marie Curie
University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
France

1. Present position :

  • Professor of ENT, Faculté de médecinePierre et Marie Curie, University Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6
  • Chairman of Otology, Auditory Implant, and Skull base surgery, GroupeHospitalierPitiéSalpêtriére, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris
  • Director of Research Unit INSERM, UMR-S 1159, UPMC - Paris 6
  • President of Section Head and Neck, National University Council
  • Past-President of the French Otorhinolaryngology Society

2. Titles :

  • DocteurenMédecine (Université Paris 5), (1982) (MD)
  • Certificatd'EtudesSpécialesen Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie (1984)
  • Docteuren Sciences de la Vie et de la Santé, Physiologie (Université Paris 7), (1986) (PhD)

3. Cursus :

  • Interne des Hôpitaux de Paris (1974-1979)
  • Chargé de recherche à l'INSERM (1979-1984)
  • ProfesseurUniversité Paris 7 (1991-2012) and Université Paris 6 (2013-)
  • Chef de Service d'O.R.L à l'HôpitalBeaujon (1991-2013)
  • Responsablemédical du Pôle (2007-2010)
  • Directeurd'Unité INSERM, UMR-S867- Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 (2007-2012)

4. Member of :

  • Collegium Oto-Rhino-LaryngologicumAmicitiae Sacrum
  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology
  • Barany Society
  • European Academy of Otology and Neuro-Otology
  • American Otological Society

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Paul Van de Heyning
University Hospital Antwerp, Chairman
University Department Otorhinolaryngology
Belgium
Paulo Castelnuovo
Professor - Otorhinolaryngology
University of Insubria, Varese
Italy

  • Full Professor in Otorhinolaryngology - University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
  • Chairman and Head - Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, ASST dei 7 Laghi, Ospedale di Circolo Fondazione Macchi, Varese, Italy
  • Director of the Surgical Specialities Department, ASST dei 7 Laghi, Ospedale di Circolo Fondazione Macchi, Varese, Italy
  • Director of the "Head & Neck Surgery and Forensic Dissection Research center", Dept. of Biotechnology and Life Sciences (DBSV), University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
  • Vicarial Director Dept. of Biotechnology and Life Sciences (DBSV), University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
  • His main interests are focused on endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery since the late 80's. Besides inflammatory lesions of the paranasal sinuses, he had been gaining an extensive surgical experience and skills in the endoscopic management of neoplasms of the sinonasal tract and skull base (CSF leaks, sellar and parasellar) lesions.
  • Guest Speaker and Faculty Member in several International Congresses and Meetings throughout the world, giving more than 500 official presentations and invited lectures. Guest Operating Surgeon in more than 50 National and International course with live- TV surgery.
  • He has performed more than 7000 surgical operations, including more than 500 major procedures in collaboration with the neurosurgical team. Publication:136 peer-reviewed original works printed in full; 61 indexed orginal articles; more than 100 chapters in published books.
  • Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (FRCSEd)
  • Honorary member of Belgian ENT Society
  • Corresponding member of Spanish ENT Society
  • President of Italian Academy of Rhinology (IAR) (2012-2015)
  • Board member of the Italian skull base society (SocietàItalianaBasicranio, SIB)

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Robert Moumdjian
Professor of Neurosurgery
University of Montreal
Canada
Silvia Martinez
Associate Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and
Disorders, Howard University, Washington, DC
USA

Professor Martinez holds degrees from the University of Puerto Rico, Harvard University, and Boston University. As a bilingual speech and language pathologist, professor and researcher, she has over 30 years of experience working with inner city populations and immigrants in diverse settings addressing bilingualism, speech and language disorders, and special education. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the ASHA Fellow Award and the ASHA Certificate of Special Contributions in Multicultural Affairs. Her research interests include Spanish development and dialectology, using technology for health education of low literate populations to address health disparities, phonology, and non-discriminatory assessment development. She is the developer of www.myhealthstories.com that contains materials for health education for low literate populations in English and Spanish. Professor Martinez's research aims to a) reduce health disparities in minority children and adults, b) develop technology based products for the prevention, assessment and intervention of communication disorders and related health issues, and c) develop appropriate Spanish diagnostic and education tools for addressing the needs of Spanish speaking populations. Recently, she facilitated the development of the first program in phonoaudiology in Honduras. She is the author of books and articles, and is very active in several professional organizations. In her spare time, Dr. Martinez has been exhibiting her paintings, takes tango classes, enjoys travelling and is active in the political scene of DC.

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Tareck Ayad
Associate Professor
Université de Montréal
Canada

Dr Ayad is an Associate Professor in the Division of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck surgery at the Centre HospitalierUniversitaire de Montréal in Canada. He received his medical degree form Université De Sherbrooke and completed his residency training in Université de Montréal.

His post-graduate training focused on Head & Neck cancer surgery and microvascular reconstruction. He trained for one year at Institut Gustave Roussy (Villejuif, France) where he mastered open and transoral partial laryngectomies and the use of pedicled and free flaps for Head & Neck reconstruction. He spent another postgraduate year of training at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida perfecting his skills in reconstruction. Dr. Ayad specializes in Head & Neck cancer surgery, with special interests in minimally invasive ablative surgeries such as partial laryngectomies and sentinel node biopsies. Microvascular reconstruction of Head & Neck defects is part of his armamentarium.

Current research focuses on expanding the limits of Head & Neck reconstruction with pedicled flaps, developing innovative tools to optimize training during Otolaryngology residency and exploring the potential technologies for peroperative identification of parathyroid glands.

He is a member of many professional societies, a reviewer for otolaryngology journals, frequently lectures nationally and internationally, and serves on several local and national committees. He is actively involved in the pre and postgraduate training at Université de Montréal with a special interest for the assessment of technical skills and the use of simulation in otolaryngology training.

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Tsend Byambaa
Chief department of Otorhinolaryngology.
First State Central Hospital of Mongolia.
President of Mongolian Otorhinolaryngologist
Society Mongolia
Valerie J LUND CBE
Professor of Rhinology University College
London, Honorary Consultant ENT Surgeon,
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear,
University College, Royal Free and Moorfields
Hospitals
UK

Valerie Lund is Professor of Rhinology, University College London and is Consultant ENT Surgeon, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital. She deals with all nose and sinus conditions with a particular interest in chronic rhinosinusitis, hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia and sinonasal tumours and has been involved in endoscopic sinus surgery and its extended applications since the early 1980's. She has contributed extensively to the literature (36 books & monographs, 86 chapters, 325 peer-reviewed papers). She has lectured widely and received many prizes including for her most recent book, 'Tumors of the Nose, Paranasal Sinuses and Nasopharynx' (Thieme 2014). She is the only non-American editor of 'Cummings Otorhinolaryngology'. She is a member of the Collegium-ORLAS and the American Triologic. She has been Chief Editor of 'Rhinology', Co-Chairman of EPOS, General Secretary of the European Rhinologic Society and Vice President of the European Academy of ORL-HNS. She was a Council member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (1995-2006), Chairman of the Intercollegiate Examination Board in Otolaryngology, President of the Section of Laryngology & Rhinology, Royal Society of Medicine and chaired Women in Surgical Training for the UK. . In 2008 she was awarded a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for services to Medicine by the Queen and was elected to the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (2009). She was President of the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology (2012-2015) and in 2018 will be President of the European Rhinologic Society Congress and 'Master' of the triennial British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology.

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Vladislav Kuzovkov
Professor, Head of the Hearing
Implantation group
Russia

He have done more than 5000 cochlear implantations during last 10 years.
He is also interesting in middle and inner ear surgery.
Prof. Kuzovkov is an expert of HEARRING Group.

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Wafaa Kaf
Professor of Audiology
Communication Sciences and Disorders Department
Missouri State University
USA

Dr. Wafaa Kaf, MD, MSc, PhD, is a Professor of Audiology at the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at Missouri State University. Dr. Kaf's primary teaching and research interests are in the areas of early auditory evoked potentials to estimate hearing thresholds in children (using auditory steady-state response and auditory brainstem response [ABR]), to investigate the auditory efferent system function (using electrocochleography [ECochG] and Cochlear Microphonics) and to study Ménière's disease using ECochG and ABR with CLAD technique. Dr. Kaf also has a research interest in evaluating middle ear function using wideband tympanometry. She teaches graduate audiology classes and mentors doctoral theses in her research areas. In addition, Dr. Kaf gives presentations at national and international conferences and serves at national and international professional committees and is the president-elect of the Missouri Academy of Audiology.

Dr. Kaf earned her medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt, completed her master degree in Audiology during her residency in the ENT Department at Assiut University Hospitals, and earned her PhD degree in Audiology from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A

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Wolf-Dieter Baumgartner
Professor, Medical University of Vienna
Austria
Milan Profant
Head of Univ. Dept. of ORL HNS
General Secretary to IFOS
Slovakia
Zahoor Ahmad
Consultant Otolaryngologist, Counties-
Manukau DHB and Auckland University
Hospitals
Auckland
New Zealand
Daryl Hoban
Director
Laboratory & Clinical Services
International Health Management Associates
USA

Dr. Hoban received his undergraduate and graduate degree; Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Microbiology from the University of Manitoba and received his board certification in both Canada and the United States in Medical Microbiology and Public Health following a clinical microbiology fellowship. In 2006, he was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

He is currently the Director of Clinical and Laboratory Services for International Health Management Associates Inc. in Schaumburg, IL, as well as a Professor in the department of Medical Microbiology, in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba and a Clinical Microbiologist at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Canada.

Dr. Hoban is recognized role model in clinical microbiology and is involved in the Clinical Microbiologist training program in Winnipeg through the University of Manitoba's Department of Medical Microbiology. He is also the Chair of the Fellowship committee (FCCM) of the Canadian College of Microbiology (CCM) board exam process that provides certification for Clinical Microbiologists in Canada.

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