Welcome

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Dear Colleagues,

It is my honor and pleasure to invite you to  4th International Symposium on Otosclerosis and Stapes Surgery that will take place in Cracow, Poland on 5-7 April 2018.

The Symposium in Cracow is the fourth in the series begun in 2004 in Saas Fe in Switzerland, followed by 2008 Symposium in Biarritz, France and six years later in 2014 in Siófok, Hungary. The first two Symposia had been organized under the auspices of the Politzer Society; since 2014, it is an independent Symposium.

Organization of the 2018 Symposium in Cracow is an occasion to commemorate the works of Prof. Jan Miodoński (1902-1963), Polish otolaryngologist, professor of the Jagiellonian University, pioneer of audiometry and ear surgery, creator of Polish neurootology, inventor of tympanoplasty procedure.

In the scientific program of the Symposium we will focus on problems of the middle ear, looking to exchange and propagate knowledge on the newest development in the topic of otosclerosis and stapes surgery. Otosclerosis is presently one of the most common causes of progressive deafness in young adults. Hearing loss generally begins between the ages of 10 and 30. Untreated otosclerosis may eventually result in total deafness. Surgical intervention is a common and highly effective treatment, and it’s success is strongly reliant of surgeon’s skill and experience.

I am sure that 4th International Symposium on Otosclerosis and Stapes Surgery will bear fruit of the  mutual growth of expertize that will maximize our success rates and patients’ benefits. I am looking forward to interesting and productive meeting.

Sincerely yours,
Prof. Henryk Skarżyński, MD, PhD, dr h.c. (multi)
President of the  4th International Symposium on
Otosclerosis and Stapes Surgery