This is the motto of the "1st Meeting of the European Academy of ORL-HNS in collaboration with EUFOS", June 27 - 30, 2009, Mannheim, Germany. With its emphasis on Instructional Courses and Round Tables, it will offer a wide range of scientific as well as practical education to doctors-in-training and young scientists from all over the world. 

Putting to use the valuable experiences gained while devising the scientific programme of 2007's hugely successful "6th EUFOS Congress" in Vienna, the programme structure for the Mannheim meeting has been further refined to focus even more on education and lively interaction. After all, the main task of the European Academy of ORL-HNS is the training and continuing education of ENT doctors in different stages of their careers (for more information on the EAORL-HNS, please visit 

Congress President Karl Hörmann and the Board of the EAORL-HNS have appointed  an outstanding Programme Committee for the fields H&N Surgery, Laryngology, Rhinology, Facial Plastic Surgery , Otology, Skull Base Surgery and Education. All 15 subspecialty member societies of the EAORL-HNS are involved in the planning and set-up of this meeting  as well, which is expected to attract well over 1500 participants from all over Europe and beyond.

In addition, a world-renowned international faculty has agreed to share their concepts and techniques at the meeting. 

50 Instructional Courses for all fields have already been confirmed, with topics ranging from OSAS and reflux disorders to oncology, from modern face lifting techniques and Botox to  vocal cord dysfunction, from auditory implants and stapes surgery to chronic rhinosinusitis and septoplasty. Please check on a regular basis for updates on the scientific programme.

Since they play a significant role in facilitating our daily work, state-of-the-art technologies, products and services resulting from the innovative power of  the pharmaceutical industry and – to an even greater extent – the medical device industry, will be presented in an extensive industrial exhibition and with numerous industry-sponsored symposia.

The meeting –  the largest of its kind in Europe – will present an outstanding opportunity for Otorhinolaryngologists of all nations and from all sub-specialities to come together in a relaxed friendly environment and to exchange their ideas and expertise. 

Leaving Mannheim,  participants will be able to apply new skills and knowledge gained in the scientific sessions and courses in an effort to fulfil our main mission: improved patient care.

So make sure to be part of  the ENT event of the year by visiting and registering right away!  

See you in Mannheim in 2009! 

Key Facts at a Glance 


  • Expert Speakers in Instructional Courses and Round Tables covering recurrent and hot topics
  • Live demonstration of anatomic dissections
  • Presentation in Joint Round Table Session among renowned experts
  • Making the first steps towards the European ORL-HNS Specialist
  • The chance to publish in distinguished peer-reviewed ENT Journals
  • Extensive travel grants
  • Easy accessibility of the host city Mannheim - only 30 min by train from airport Frankfurt

This article was published in European Archives, volume 266, number 2, February 2009. For more information, please go to