8th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology
Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress
مؤتمر الإمارات الثامن لطب الأنف والأذن والحنجرة و اضطرابات السمع والتواصل
17 to 19 January 2018, InterContinental Festival City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Submission Deadline: 01 October 2017

Past Faculty

  • 2017 International
  • 2017 Regional
  • 2017 Chairpersons
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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Michael Strupp
Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology and German Center
for Vertigo and Balance Disorders, University
Hospital Munich
Germany
Abdul Monem Al Shaikh
ENT Consultant - Otology and Cochlear
Implant
Head of Cochlear Implant Program
King Fahd Hospital
KSA
Abdulkarim Alsaei
Head of ENT Department
Ministry of health Bahrain
Salmaniya medical complex
Bahrain
Abdulhafeez Al Khojah
Consultant, community physician & Health
Informations,King Fahd Hospital, Jeddah
Medical Editor, asharqalawsat newspaper
Medical Script Writer & Representative,
Jeddah
Alaa Eldin Elfeky
Zagazig University
President of Delta Society of ORL
Egypt
Abdulrahman Al Sanosi
Program Director, KSU Fellowship in ORL &
Oto-Neurotology Otologist /Neurotologist
King Abdullah ear specialist centre
King Saud University
KSA
Dr. Abdulsalam Al Qahtani
Head of ORL-HNS (ENT) in HMC
Cochlear Implant & Consultant ORL-HN
surgeon, HMC, Program Director of ORL-HNS
Training Program, HMC, Asst. Professor ORLHNS,
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar,
Vice Chairman of Arab Board for Medical
Specialization in ORL-HNS (ENT) Qatar

I joined Hamad Medical Corporation in 1995, after completing internship. I had obtained my M.B.Ch.B. From Cairo University, Egypt in1994 and later acquired my Arab Board Medical Specialization in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Certification on 21 December 2000. From the year 2006, till October 2012, I have been an Instructor in Clinical Otolaryngology in Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha-Qatar, and on 1st October 2012, I was appointed as an Asst. Professor in the same Medical College. I was promoted to the post of a Consultant on 1st April 2005, and then was appointed as the Acting Head of ORL-HNS (ENT) Section on 23rd June 2011 till to-date.I Established the subspecialty teams in the department ( Otology, Rhinology, Head & Neck). Founder of AlWakrah ORL Section

I have been the Organizer and Surgeon of the Cochlear Implant Program since 2002.
I am also the Program Training Director of Otolaryngology from 2005 till 2015, as well as an Arab Board Representative of Otolaryngology in the same year. Then, again, I was appointed as Vice Chairman of Arab Board for Medical Specialization in ORL-HNS (ENT), on 22nd February 2013. I am also the Board Member and Head of the Medical Committee in Qatar Red Crescent and the Haj Mission Committee, since 2005. I was a member of Qatar Medical license committee on 2004-2006. I am sub-specialized in otology and cochlear implant. I have also done quite a number of research works in my field of specialty.

In addition, I am a board member of Qatar Councel of Health Practitioner, also the Vice-President of Qatar Medical Society (2011), and also an active member of the ORL-HNS (ENT) Qatari Club and the GCC ORL-HNS Society since 1998. Also, I held a television show on Public Health Education on Qatar television that lasted for three years.

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Ahmed Atef
Professor of Otolaryngology
Faculty of medicine
Cairo University
Egypt
Ahmed Khater
Professor of audio-vestibular medicine, ENT
Department, Faculty of Medicine,
Zagazig University
Egypt

Cochlear implant & implantable hearing devices physician audiologist. Professor of audiovestibular medicine, ENT department, Faculty of medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt. Head of implantable hearing devices programming, ENT medical center, Riyadh, KSA. Overseas member of British Cochlear Implant Group (BCIG). Founder of Ear Implants Gallery. PhD certified from Al-azhar University with co-supervision from Wuerzburg University, Germany. I completed my master degree from Ain Shams University, Egypt. I graduated from medical school, Zagazig University Medical College, Egypt. My research interests include rehabilitation of deaf children, vestibular disorders and implantable hearing devices. My specialties include Diagnostic audiology, tinnitus, dizzy patients, rehabilitation of deaf people through hearing aid, cochlear implants, middle ear implants and bone-mediated hearing implants. I am interested in diagnosis, management plan for hearing impaired adults and children, dizzy patients and patients suffer from tinnitus. I switched on, MAP, fine-tuned and re-MAP of more than three thousands (3000) sessions of all types of implantable hearing devices (cochlear implant, middle ear implants and bone-mediated implants).

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Ahmed Sameh Farid
Founder and President
New Giza University
Egypt

Prof. A. Sameh Farid is the Founder and President of New Giza University.

Prof. A. Sameh Farid was appointed as the Minister of Health, in Jan 30th 2011.

Prof. A. Sameh Farid was the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine (Kasr Al Aini), Cairo University, since 2006 till Jan. 29th, 2011.

In 1985, he founded the Department of Audiological Medicine and established new programs for Master and Doctorate degrees in Audiology and Neurotology and supervised more than 150 Master & Doctorate degree thesis. He also founded the hearing, balance and speech disorders center in 1989, and Cochlear Implants and Ear Bone Bank Unit 1994.

He was appointed as Professor of Otorhinolaryngology in 1995. Prof. Farid was elected as Board member in the Egyptian Society of Otorhinolargynology, Assistant Secretary General in 2002 and Secretary Generalin 2006, till he was elected as President of the Society in 2008 .

He was a Board member in the Arabian Federation of Otolaryngological Society and elected as secretary general in 2011 . He was aboard member of the Association of Arab Universitie's scientific society for the arab Faculties of Medicine since 2007.

In 2006, Prof. Farid was appointed as Dean of Cairo University Faculty of Medicine ( Kasr Al Aini ) and Chairman of the Board of the Cairo University Hospitals (9 hospitals) with a total capacity of 5200 beds as well as Chairman of the board of 42 Clinical and Research Centers. He was also a member of the Medical sector Executive Board of the High Supreme Council of the Egyptian Universities.

Prof. Farid was vice President of the Charles Holland Center for Research and Studies in the Middle East since 2006. Prof. Farid was selected in the Advisory Board of Ras Al-Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University RAL-MSHCU (2007).

In 2010, Prof. Farid was elected as Honorary President of the Arab Society of Hearing and Balance & received many honors from different scientific societies.

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Ashok Verma
Senior Consultant E.N.T. and Head Neck and
Sleep surgery
Al- Nahdha Hospital, Muscat
Oman
Dr Ahmad Alamadi
Consultant Otologist and Neurotologist
Medical Director- Al Baraha Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor- Sharjah
University
UAE
Ali AlAmri
Assistant Professor, Consultant Rhinologist
Hospital Director
Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz Hospital
KSA
Ali Almomen
Consultant, ORL & Endoscopic Skull Base
Surgery,ENT Section, Department of Surgery
King Fahad Specialist Hospital Dammam
KSA
Alireza Mesbahi
ead of the ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery
Department Of Khodadust Hospital
Iran

Alireza Mesbahi is board certified in Otorhinolaryngology & facial plastic surgery. He is board certified by the International & European boards for certification in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. His major field of interest is focused on aesthetic and functional nasal surgery, although he is very expert in all fields of facial plastic surgery. He is very expert and famous regarding endonasal Septorhinoplasty operation and till now he had more than nine thousands Septorhinoplasty operation by closed approach with excellent results.

Dr Mesbahi regularly is invited as faculty speaker all around the world for lectures and instruction courses regarding all aspects of Septorhinoplasty operation. He is national delegate of Iran in facial plastic surgery societies around the world. He is international secretary of Iranian Rhinologic Society (IRS). He is a very active member of American & European academies of Rhinology & facial plastic surgery (AAFPRS ),( ERS ) ,( EAFPS ) beside the Pan Asian Academy of Facial Plastic and reconstructive Surgery Society also (PAAFPRS). He is the course director of the Shiraz Rhinology International Course (SRIC) that is one the most attractive and practical courses in the Middle East.

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Amira El Shennawy
Professor of Audiovestibular medicine
audiology unit Cairo University
Egypt

Amira Mohamed Maged EL Shennawy, a Professor of Audiovestibular medicine at audiology unit Cairo University since 2015 till present time. Works in pediatric & adult hearing and vestibular assessment and rehabilitation & teaches Audiology medicine to postgraduate candidates.

Special interest is cochlear implantation since I have been working in cochlear implants since 1998 as both my Masters & M.D thesis were in cochlear implants.

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Ammar Al-Lawati
Senior Consultant in ENT
Otologist and Lateral Skull Base Surgeon
Al Nahdha Hospital
Oman
Elias G. Eter
Otorhinolaryngologist
Hotel Die de France Hospital
Lebanon
Fatthi Ahmed Abdel Baki
Emeritus Professor ENT;
Alexandria faculty of Medicine;
Alexandria- Egypt

Degree:

  • Doctorate (M.D.) Oto-Rhino-Laryngology;; Alexandria University; 1983; Alexandria, Egypt.

Present Position

  • Emeritus Professor ENT; Alexandria faculty of Medicine; Alexandria- Egypt

Previous Positions

  • Head of ENT Department Alexandria faculty of Medicine; Alexandria Egypt 2010 till 2012
  • Head of Otology unit Alexandria faculty of Medicine; Alexandria Egypt 2004 till 2010
  • Professor of ENT Department Alexandria faculty of Medicine; Alexandria- Egypt 1993 till now

Scientific Memberships

  • Member in the European Academy of Otology & Neurotology
  • Member in the American Academy of Laser in Medicine and Surgery
  • Member of International Vertigo Academy

Activities

  • Reviewer:
    • The Journal of International Advanced Otology
    • Mediterranean Journal of Otology
    • Alexandria Bulletin
  • Founder & Chairman of OTO ALEX Society: organizing Annual International Otology & Cochlear Implants Conference in September yearly.

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Aziz Bilal
Professor ORL, Alexandria Medical School,
Egypt, Chairman, Alexandria Ear Hospital,
Egypt, Former dean, Alexandria Medical
School, Fellow, American Otological Society
President, Egyptien Society for prevention of
Deafness Egypt
Basel Al Sabah
Head of ENT Department Zain Hospital
Head of Cochlear Implant
Head of ENT Council
Kuwait
Bushra Kassouma
hearLIFE Clinic Dubai
Audiologist
UAE

Ms. Bushra Kassoumais an audiologist at the hearLIFE Clinic Dubai. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology from Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Jordan and has extensive experience in the evaluation, fitting and counseling for hearing implant patients. She specializes in pediatric audiology and has accumulated experience in managing complicated cases such as Mondini and common cavity.

Prior to joining the hearLIFE clinic team, Ms. Kassouma co-ran the Tawasul Hearing and Speech Center in Syria, worked at AAMAL - Syrian Organization for the Disabled and Dr. Jamal Kassouma's ENT Clinic.

Ms. Kassouma dedicates a lot of her time towards raising awareness on hearing loss and the significance of early intervention, by engaging to a great extentwith patients, their families and the healthcare community. Her efforts includeorganizing interactive sessions with children and teachers in schools across the UAE todrive awareness on hearing loss and prevention.

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Dalia Hassan
Professor of Audio vestibular medicine,
Faculty of medicine, ORL Dept, Audiology unit,
Egypt

Dr Dalia was graduated from faculty of medicine, Ain Shams university with first degree honor. She received the master and doctoral degree in Audiology from the same university. The doctorate dissertation was a joint project with the hereditary hearing loss laboratory University of Antwerp, Belguim. The project studied the connexin 26 whole gene mutations in Egypt. The main practice is in the field of pediatricaudiovestibular medicine including the central auditory processing disorders, genetic hearing loss. Being a university staff, she supervises a large number of MSc and MD thesis and is one of the member in the teaching and examiner board for the postgraduate students in Audiology. She contributed and participated in many workshops and seminars worldwide. Numerous presentations in many conferences were given. Reviewer for the international journal of pediatric ORL, and Egyptian journal of ear nose and throat. Dr Dalia is a member in the International Association of Physicians in Audiology 'IAPA' and Egyptian Audiovestibular Medicine Association 'EAVMA'.

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Dua'a Nofal
Senior Speech and Language pathologist
hearLIFE Clinic Dubai
UAE

Ms. Duaa Khalid Nofal is the speech-language pathologist at the hearLIFE Clinic Dubai. She holds a master's degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Jordan, as well as a bachelor's degree in Speech and Hearing Science. As a MED-EL accredited rehabilitations she offers Auditory-Verbal Therapy (AVT).

Ms. Nofal is a specialist in the evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders (developmental, neurological, phonological and articulation disorders). Her expertise includes adult and pediatric diagnostics and rehabilitation as well as clinical audiology. She has significant experience in hearing tests including tympanometry, brainstem evoked response and behavioral audiometry. Ms. Nofal was educated in fitting hearing aids, laryngeal screening and sign language. During her career she has been regularly involved in voice researches and has given presentations and held workshops on several speech and language disorder related topics. Ms. Nofal worked in Noor Al Hussein Foundation and Queen Alia Foundation for Hearing and Speech in Jordan as she has worked in Ras Al Khaimah as a speech language therapist and audiologist where she put a special focus on hearing loss treatment.

In addition to her professional activities, Ms. Nofal has been regularly involved in honorary work and is a member of the Operation Smile Organization (UAE, Jordan) and the Handicapped Family Association (UAE).

Ms. Nofal is currently completing requirements for certification as a listening and spoken language specialist (LSLS Cert. AVT) and as a MED-EL Cochlear Implant Rehabilitationist.

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Hossam Foda
Professor & Head of Facial Plastic Surgery
Otolaryngology Dept., Alexandria Medical School,
Egypt
Hussam Bosraty
M.D., Professor of otorhinolaryngology &
Head & Neck Surgery. Faculty Of
Medicine,Cairo University.
Consultant of ENT, Pediatric Cancer Hospital,
Egypt
Gamal Yousef
Consultant phoniatrics in ENT Department,
Dubai Hospital, DHA
UAE
Hadi Al Jassim
Consultant Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgeon
Emirates Hospital, Dubai
Faculty Member & Examination Advisor for
Postgraduate Diploma in ENT
Middlesex University, London
UAE
Hani Z. Marzouki
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and
Neck Surgery
King Abdulaziz University
KSA

Dr. Hani Z. Marzouki was graduated with honour degree from King Abdulaziz University medical school and completed his residency training at McGill University, Montreal, Canada; in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. He then obtained his American head and neck Society (AHNS) accrideted Fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

He is now an assistant professor and Residency Training Program Director (RTP) of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and the chairman of the departemnt of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

His practice is dedicated to General Otolaryngology surgeries, head, neck and skull base oncology and reconstruction, Salivary gland Surgery, Thyroid Surgery and Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery. His research interests include functional surgical and reconstructive outcomes, microvascular head and neck reconstruction, HPV related head and neck cancer, Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery.

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Hassan Wahba
Professor of Otorhinolaryngology Ain Shams University
Professor of Otology and Cochlear Implantation Ain Shams University Cochlear Implantation Center
Director of Ear Surgery Courses and Cochlear implantation Courses Ain Shams University
Egypt

Previous Fellow of the House Ear Institute Los Angeles California USA
President of the Egyptian Society for Cochlear Implantation
President of the Arab Academy for Otology and Cochlear Implantation
Receiver of the Erwin and Ingeborg Hochmair Award for services to the deaf Dubai 2013
Special interest in Cochlear Implantation clinical and basic science research
Previous Scientific program coordinator for IFOS 2001 Cairo Egypt

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Hesham Negm
International Coordinator,
Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty
of Medicine,
Cairo University
Egypt
Laila Telmesani
Head of Cochlear Implant Unit, King Fahad
University Hospital
KSA
Maged Abdelkader
Consultant ENT surgeon
Head and Neck surgery and Oncology
Egypt

Mr Maged Abdelkader is a full time consultant ENT surgeon with special interest in Head and Neck surgery and Oncology, Mr Abdelkader is the lead head and neck surgeon at Basildon University Hospitals, associate teaching hospitals University College London, UK.

Mr Abdelkader runs a regular voice and swallowing clinics. Research interests include tumour markers in laryngeal cancer and surgical management of severe epistaxis. As a part of multidisciplinary team dealing with head and neck cancer patients in Essex county network he contributes to National trials and databases on regular basis.

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Iman El-Danasoury
Professor & Head of Audiology Unit
ENT Dept- Faculty of Medicine
AinShams University
Egypt

Dr. Iman El Danasoury is a Professor of Audiology and Head of the Audiology Unit at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. She was graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Ain Shams University in 1982 and received her Master's (1986) and Doctorate (1992) degrees at the same university. She has special interest in the field of pediatric audiology. She has many publications in the area of auditory evoked potentials, cochlear implantation and hearing aids. She shared in the establishment of the cochlear implant center in Ain Shams University. She is a cofounder of an NGO rehabilitation center for preschool hearing aid and cochlear implant users (founded in1997). She has good clinical experience in evaluating and rehabilitation of cochlear implant children and patients with different hearing disorders. She founded and supervises the audiology unit in the Institute of Postgraduate Childhood Studies affiliated to AinShams University, specialized in rehabilitation of children with special needs. Presently, she is a board member of the Arab Society of Audiovestibular Medicine, of Advanced Arab Academy of Audiovestibulogy, of Nida society for rehabilitation of hearing impaired children,member of the International Association of Physicians in Audiology (IAPA), of the Egyptian Audio-Vestibular Medicine Association (EAVMA) and of the Egyptian Society of Otorhinolaryngology.She is a reviewer in the Egyptian Journal of Ear, Nose and Throat and Allied Sciences (EAJANTAS), Otolayngology journal (open access) and in the Egyptian University Higher Board committee for promotion of professors and assistant professors in Audiology.

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Islam Herzallah
Associate Professor & Consultant
Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah
KSA

Dr. Islam Herzallah is an Associate Professor & Consultant of Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, as well as at Zagazig University, Egypt. Dr. Herzallah has finished his Fellowship of Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at the University of Miami, USA in 2007.

  • Ph.D. Degree with description of Extended Endoscopic Endonasal Approaches (2009).
  • Founding Member of the Pan-Arab Rhinologic Society (2010)
  • Over 50 international publications and worldwide lectures that include novel descriptions of Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgical Landmarks and Techniques.
  • Co-Editor & author of the "Endoscopic Sinonasal Dissection Guide", one of the best-selling books for teaching surgical techniques for residents, rhinology fellows, and physicians worldwide (Thieme Medical Publishing, NY).
  • Reviewer for the Official Journal of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, and the Official Journal of the American Rhinologic Society.
  • Several Awards & Prizes: Best Research in Pan-Arab Rhinologic Society (2010), Who's Who in the World (2011), Best Professional Portfolio (2012). Employee of the Year (2015).

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Jamal Kassouma
ENT Consultant and Cochlear Implant
Program Director
UAE
Kamal Daghistani
KSA

Emeritus Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Editor-in-Chief, Saudi Journal of Otorhinolaryngology,Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Editor, Pan Arab Rhinology Journal
Professor and Consultant ENT Surgeon, Erfan-Bagedo Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Khalid Malki
Supervisor
Research Chair for Communication
and Swallowing Disorders
King Saud University Hospital
KSA
Mohammed Bitar
Consultant & Head
Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital
UAE
Mohammad Al Falasi
Consultant Physician in the Otolaryngology
-Head and Neck Surgery Department at
Tawam Hospital
UAE
Magued Mashaly
Consultant ENT Surgeon,
Basildon University Hospitals
Egypt
Mazin Jawad Al Khabouri
ENT Senior Consultant,
Advisor to the Minister of Health on Clinical Affairs
Director General Private Health Establishments
Ministry of Health Oman

Education

  • MBBCh: Ain Shams University Egypt.
  • FRCS ENT: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow
  • PhD: University College London

Professional Experience

  • ENT surgeon since 1984.
  • Head of ENT Department since 1996 till 2011.
  • Head of ENT Services from 1996 till now.
  • Advisor for Clinical Affairs to the Minister of Health since 2010.
  • President of the Arab Board ENT Program.
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer College of Medicine Sultan Qaboos University.
  • Chair for the ENT Residency Training Program.

Professional Society

  • Oman ENT Society
  • GCC ENT Society
  • WWHearing

Major Interest

  • Deafness
  • Otology.
  • Community Care
  • Health Economics

Awards

  • "Ingeborg and Erwin Hochmair" Award for the Services to the Deaf 2014.
  • "Karl Storz" Award for Excellence in Teaching 2007.

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Medhat Shams
Hamad Medical City
Qatar
Mohamed Shabana
Professor of Audiology & Vestibular Disorders
Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University
Egypt
Mohammad Zahran
Consultant Rhinologist , Head of Group - A
Al-Mosadia ENT Specialist Center
King Fahd Hospital
Physician's Directory KSA
Myung-Whun Sung
CEO
Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital
UAE

Since 2014 Dr. Myung-Whun Sung, has been joining Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital in RasAlkhaimah (SKSH-RAK) as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) till present. He is currently a Consultant Physician and the Head of the Oncology Center in the hospital, as well.

Prior to joining Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah, (SKSH-RAK), Dr. Myung-Whun Sung has worked for Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) in South Korea, where he held different positions as the Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (2010-2014), Director of SNUH Healthcare System Gangnam Center (2007-2010) and Director of Planning and Budget (2004-2007).

From 2004 till now, Dr. Myung-Whun Sung, is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology in Seoul National University (SNU), College of Medicine.

Dr. Myung-Whun Sung, graduated from Seoul National University, College of Medicine in South Korea in 1982 then received his PhD from the same university in 1990. His clinical interests are in thyroid cancer, head and neck cancer and voice disorders. He has made numerous invited talks in many conferences inside and outside South Korea.

He finished his internship and residency in the Department of Otolaryngology, Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) in 1989, his clinical and research fellow from SNUH in 1990 and a visiting Scholar (Research Fellow) in the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh, USA in 1993-1995.

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Musaed Al Zahrani
Otology and neurotology consultant
French board (DES) of ORL HNS, European
board ( EBEORL) of ORL HNS, Chairman /
Otolaryngology HNS at KFSHD, Director
/ Residency training program of eastern
province , King fahad specialist hospital
KSA
Mohammed Farahat
Associate Professor of Communication and
Swallowing disorders, ENT Department,
College of Medicine, King Saud University,
KSA & Egypt
Mohamed Fawzi Moustafa
Consultant
Hearing and Balance Clinic Incharge
ENT Department - Dubai Hospital UAE
Maryam Alkandary
Consultant Audio Vestibular Medicine
Kuwait
Mohammed Hassab
Professor & Chair
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Alexandria Faculty of Medicine
Egypt
Mokhtar Bassiouny
Professor of otolaryngology, U of Alexandria.
Cochlear Implant Team, U of Alexandria.
Consultant Otologist, National Institute of
Health Insurance, Fellow, U. Of Minnesota,
USA, Member, Prosper Meniere's Society, USA
Member, International Hearing Foundation,
Egypt
Omar Alsharif
Senior Speech Language Pathologist
Qatar
Oussama Hadi
Clinical Professor
Otolaryngology Head & Neck
Surgery, Department of OTO HNS
American University of Beirut Medical Center
Lebanon
Mutawakel Hajjaj
M.D. Medinaha
KSA
Nithreen M Said Abdelsalam
MD of Audiology, Faculty of Medicine Ain
Shams University, Egypt.
Professor of Audiology Ain Shams University,
Egypt

Dr Nithreen M Said Abdelsalam
MD of Audiology, Faculty of Medicine Ain Shams University, Egypt.
Professor of Audiology Ain Shams University, Egypt.
Joined Dammam Univerity on October 2011.
Shared in establishment of cochlear implant program in King Fahd University Hospital, Dammam - Saudi Arabia.
Head of Audiology Unit - King Fahd University hospital, Damam Saudi Arabia.

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Nadia Kamal
Prof. of Audiology
Ain shams University Egypt
Nagwa Hazzaa
Professor of Audiology, Otolaryngology
Department
Ain Shams University
Egypt

Dr. NagwaHazzaa is Professor of Audiology, Otolaryngology Department, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.She was graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Ain Shams University in 1981 and received her Master's (1985) and Doctorate (1991) degrees at the same university. She conducted many researches on Auditory Evoked Potentials, pediatric hearing, pediatric hearing aid fitting and neonatal hearing screening. She is a seniorstaff member in the Balance Clinics of Ain Shams University hospitals and have many publications on assessment and rehabilitation of dizziness. She is one of the founders of Auditory Integration Training program for Autism in Egypt.

Presently, she is a member of the Egyptian Audio-Vestibular Medicine Association (EAVMA)and the Egyptian Society of Oto-rhino-laryngology. Sheis a co-editor of the Egyptian Journal of Oto Rhino laryngology (EJO) and she is a reviewer in the Egyptian Journal of Ear, Nose and Throat and Allied Sciences (EAJANTAS).She is a member in the Egyptian University Higher Board committee for promotion of professors and assistant professors in Audiology .

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Nasser Kotby
Professor Emeritus of Phoniatrics and ORL, Unit of Phoniatrics and Communicative Disorders,
Faculty of Medicine,
Ain Shams University, Cairo
Egypt

Doctoral Degree in Otolaryngology (Dissertation on: Laryngeal Electromyography) 1967, Ain Shams University, Cairo
Clinical Neurophysiology 1968 to 1970, Rikshospital, Oslo University, Norway
Phoniatrics, 1971 to 1973, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenberg, Sweden
Professor Emeritus of Phoniatrics and ORL, Unit of Phoniatrics and Communicative Disorders, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
Published 132 articles and 13 books
[One of the books is on: The Accent Method of Voice Therapy, Singular Publishing, San Diego,1995, - This book was translated into Japanese and Korean]
Introduced Phoniatrics and Logopedics to Egypt and to a big part of the Middle East, since 1974
President of the Egyptian Society of Phoniatrics and Logopedics (ESPL), established in 1976
President of the Egyptian Society for the History of Medicine , established in 1934
Past President of: International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP), Collegium MedicorumTeatri (CoMeT), Collegium Oto-Rhino-LaryngologicumAmicitiae Sacrum (CORLAS), International Federation of ORL Societies (IFOS), Pan African Federation of ORL Societies (PAFOS)
Honorary member and gold medalist of several National and International Societies of Phoniatrics, Logopedics, and ORL
Knighted by HM The King of Sweden

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Suzan Noori
Consultant Neurologist
University Hospital Sharjah
UAE
Taher Issa
Consultant ENT Surgeon and Head of ENT
Departments
Magrabi Hospitals and Centers
KSA
Rashid Al Abri
Associate Professor &Senior Consultant ORL,
Head ORL Division, Department of Surgery,
College of Medicine & Health Sciences
Sultan Qaboos University
ORL Residency Program Director
Oman
Reda Kamel
Professor of Rhinology
Cairo University
Egypt
Samy Elwany
President, Egyptian Society of Otolaryngology,
Professor Ex-Chairman of Department of Otolaryngology,
Alexandria Medical School,
Member of Collegium of Otolaryngology CORLAS
Egypt
Sneha Thakkar
Senior Audiologist
hearLIFE Clinic, Dubai
UAE

Ms. Sneha Thakkar is Senior Audiologist at the hearLIFE Clinic Dubai. She received her Master's degree in audiology and speech language pathology from the University of Mumbai.

Ms. Thakkar has a solid experience in performing various audiology tests. Her proficiency also extends to wider audiological aspects including performing a variety of electrophysiological tests like ABR, eCochG, VEMP and ASSR. Throughout her career, Ms. Thakkar has been closely involved in evaluating candidates for cochlear implantation and then programming post implantation, conducting a battery of tests to aid in the diagnosis of various otological conditions, as well as assisting ENT surgeons in the diagnosis of vestibular conditions by performing VNG and water caloric tests.

In her previous role as a senior audiologist in the Armed Forces Hospital, Oman, Ms. Thakkar had a special interest in raising awareness on the significance of early hearing issues detection, and subsequently was an active member of the newborn hearing screening program in the hospital.

Driven by her belief in an inquisitive professional approach, Ms. Thakkar holds many certificates from several cochlear implant and hearing device academies. Furthermore, Ms. Thakkar has been and continues to take part in Otolaryngology conferences and auditory verbal therapy workshops. Ms. Thakkar is also a regular contributor to training professionals on how to conduct different audiological tests.

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Somia Tawfik
Professor audiology, ENT dept.
Faculty of medicine
Ain Shams University
Egypt
Talal Khatib
Pediatric Otolaryngologist
Jeddah
KSA

Dr. Al-khatib is a practicing pediatric otolaryngologist in Jeddah of Saudi Arabia. He received his fellowship from the royal college of surgeons of Canada in 2010. He then subspecialized in pediatric otolaryngology working at the Royal Children's hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Al-Khatib holds two master degrees one in science from McGill University in Canada. The second master degree is in health professional education from Sydney University in Australia. Dr. Al-Khatib has more than 28 publications in peer reviewed journals and more than 40 presentations both national and internationally

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Tamer Messalam
Associate Professor
Consultant
Communication and Swallowing Disorders
King Abdulaziz University Hospital
Egypt
Prof. Tarek Ghannoum
Professor and head of audiovestibular medicine unit, Cairo university.
Head of EAVMA (Egyptian audio-vestibular medicine association)
Egypt
Yaser Al-Sabi
Assistant Professor
SLHS, Dar Al-Hekma University
KSA
Yassin Bahgat
Professor of Otolaryngology Head& Neck
Surgery, Head of head & Neck Unit, Faculty of
Medicine, University of Alexandria
Egypt
Mohammed Al-Garni
Surgery, Consultant Head and neck Oncology
surgeon, Vice presidents of the Saudi
Otolaryngology Society
Head Of Otolaryngology Head And Neck
department-KAMC-J
KSA
Sarah Alshehri
Assistant Professor position in
Otorhinolaryngology Head& Neck
Surgery, Department of surgery at King
Khalid University KSA
Ayman El-Sharabasy
Professor and Head of Audiovestibular Unit
Mansoura University
Egypt
Bassam Sharawneh
President of Jordanian ENT society
Jordan
Fahad Saab
Lebanon
Mai Almasoud
KSA
Iyad Hammadi
UAE
Mai Nasser
KSA
Mohamed El Shazly
Egypt
Ahmad Alamadi
Consultant Otologist and Neurotologist
Medical Director- Al Baraha Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor- Sharjah University
Dr. Medhat Yousef
R. Aud, Aud (C), Canada.
Consultant of Audiological Medicine.
King Abdullah Ear Specialist Center.
King Saud University
KSA

Dr Medhat Fathy M Yousef has received MBBCh from Menoufiya University, Egypt, 1994, Master degree of audiology, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 2000, and Doctorate degree (MD) in Audiology, Menoufiya University, 2008. He is Certified Clinical Audiologist, Aud(C), by Speech-language & Audiology Canada (SAC). He is also registered Audiologist , R.Aud,by Alberta college of speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

Dr Medhat Yousef is currently a consultant audiology physician at King Abdullah ear specialist center, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA. He is also consultant and lecturer of Audio-vestibular medicine at Menoufiya university, Egypt. He has previous long experience in Audiology field between Egypt, UK, and Canada. Dr. Yousef has been working in clinical Audiology alongside teaching for under and post graduate students.

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Mohamed El-Badry
Professor of Audio-vestibular medicine
Minia University
Egypt

Dr. Mohamed Mohamed El-Badry is a professor of Audio-Vestibular medicine, MiniaUnivesity, Egypt. He graduated from the school of Medicine Minia University, Egypt in 1991. He had Master degree in Audiology from Ain Shams University, Egypt in 1995. He had Ph.D in Audiology from University of Buffalo USA.

Main research and clinical interest are in the auditory evoked potentials, diagnosis and management of different hearing and vestibulardisorders. Special interest and clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of auditory neuropthay spectrum disorder and the results of cochlear implantation in such hearing disorder

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Mohammad Ramadan Hassaan
Associate Professor of Audio-vestibular Medicine
ORL department, Faculty of Medicine,
Zagazig University,
Egypt

Dr. Mohammad Ramadan Hassaan is an Associate Professor of Audio-vestibular Medicine in the ORL department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt.

Dr. Mohammad was born in Sharkia, Egypt on 1st January 1971. He graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University in November 1993. He got his MS and MD Audiology degrees from the remarkable Egyptian University "Ain Shams". His MD thesis was in the development of informal auditory training program in Arabic language for children with auditory processing disorders.

After receiving his MD degree, Dr. Mohammad was hired as lecturer of Audiology in Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig university in 2006. He later was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012 in view of his Academic work, research activities and his publications. Currently, his research interests are about remediation of auditory processing disorders and measurement of late evoked potentials.

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Ossama Sobhy
Professor
Audiovestibular medicine
Alexandria University,
Egypt

Dr Ossama Sobhy, PhD, professor of audiovestibular medicine at Alexandria University, Egypt since 2004. Dr Sobhy has obtained his PhD from Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee, USA in 1993. Dr Sobhy has many contributions in national as well as international audiology conferences. His areas of research are: auditory evoked potentials, auditory neuropathy and cochlear implantation.

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Trandil Hassan Elmehallawi
Professor of Audio-Vestibular Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine,
Tanta University,
Egypt

Professor dr.Trandil Hassan Elmehallawi,
Professor of Audio-Vestibular Medicine,Faculty of Medicine,Tanta University,Egypt
Master degree and Doctorate degree At Ain-Shams University

  • Head of Audiology Unit,Tanta University till 31/7/2016
  • Member of Egyptian Audio-Vestibular Medicine Association (EAVMA)
  • Member of INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS in AUDIOLOGY (IAPA)
  • Member of Egyptian ENT Association
  • Reviewer in Tanta medical Journal,and in Advanced Arab academy of Audiolo-Vestibular Medicine (AAAA)Journal
  • Reviewer in promotion committee of upgrading assistant professors and professors of supreme council of universities in Egypt

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