From May 28 to June 1 Poland was the world capital of otology. The 2nd World Otology Congress & 32 meeting of The Politzer Society was held in Warsaw and in Kajetany, Poland.
During 5 days of multidisciplinary discussions specialists from all over the world spoke out their knowledge, experiences and the results of the conducted scientific research. The Congress was a platform to share experiences and discuss breakthroughs in various specialist fields. The program included keynote lectures, round table discussions, instructional courses and abstract sessions covering a wide array of topics in the latest technologies and techniques in the field of ENTs, tinnitus, cochlear implants, middle ear robotic surgery, genetic and congenital deafness cases, telemedicine and experiences in telerehabilitation.
Prof. Piotr H. Skarżyński, MD, Ph.D, MSc., Scientific Secretary of the congress took an active part in leading panels and discussions.
– Presentations and lectures given by the scientists from the entire world were on the highest scientific level. The unique content and practical knowledge provided during this meeting allow the development of this field of medicine and continuous improvement of patient treatment procedures. International exchange ofknowledge and information helps Polish medicine is growing faster. The World Congress of Otology in Poland was the exceptional event – said prof. Skarżyński.
There were more than 1000 participants from 64 countries included ENTs, audiologists, phoniatricians, clinical engineers and researchers. Panels and workshops were led by experts from American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society, Columbia University, Washington University and Cambridge University and from other outstanding universities. Congress was co-hosted by the World Hearing Center and the Institute of Sensory Organs under the auspices of IFOS (International Federation of ORL Societies) a non-political organization representing over 50,000 otolaryngologists belonging to about 120 member nations.
The next meeting of Politzer Society will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2022. The Politzer Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious scientific societies named from the nineteenth-century pioneer of otosurgery and otology – Adam Politzer.