Dates
The Congress
will start with the Opening Ceremony on Saturday May 13, 2000 at 5.00 p.m. and will end with the Closing Ceremony on Thursday May 18, 2000 at 5.00 p.m.

Press conference
Monday, May 15, 2000; 10.30 – 12.00 a.m. (in German).

Congress venue
The congress will take place at the

International Congress Center Berlin (ICC)
Messedamm 22
D-14055 Berlin
Tel.: ++49 – (0) 30-30 38-0
Fax: ++49 – (0) 30-30 38-30 32

Information for Presenters

Presentation times:

Free papers:
8 minutes oral presentation + 2 minutes discussion

Poster session:
Poster should stay in place during the entire congress. The author or co-author is kindly asked to be present at the following special times:

Even poster numbers: Sunday May 14, 2000 10.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.
Monday May 15, 2000 10.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.
Tuesday May 16, 2000 10.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.
Wednesday May 17, 2000 10.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.
Uneven poster numbers: Sunday May 14, 2000 4.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Monday May 15, 2000 4.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Tuesday May 16, 2000 4.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Thursday May 18, 2000 10.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.

Slides and projection:
A single adhesive identifier should be applied to each slide on the left lower corner. The left lower corner should be identified by holding the slide against a bright background and orientating the slide so it is readable in the normal way i.e. left to right from above downwards.

Slide projection coordination:
A central „Slide projection-bank” will be present at the end of the main entrance hall on the right hand side. The „slide-bank” will have the same opening hours as the registration counter.
Slides should be delivered at least one hour prior to the presentation. The presenters must transfer their slides to the slide magazines provided and ensure correct orientation by means of the projectors provided in this „central bank” = Kodak Karussel.

INSTRUCTIONAL SESSIONS

Instructional Sessions will be held each morning from 7.15 a.m. to 8.15 a.m. at no additional cost.
Each subspecialty sequence of five one hour sessions will be certified as an independent mini-course.

Topics are:

  • Middle ear surgery,temporal bone demonstrations
  • Rhinology:functional tests including allergy and olfaction
  • Anatomy and surgery of the larynx
  • Skull-base surgery
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Phoniatrics
  • Special diagnostics: Ultrasound and electrophysiology

Please book your preferred topic at the registration desk.

MAIN SESSIONS

More than ninety Main Sessions relating to all subspecialities of ORL have been arranged.
Key note lectures in history and basic research are also integrated in clinical sessions.
The following are the societies which will have main sessions under their auspices:

  • Barany Society
  • European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • European Academy of Otology and Neuro-Otology
  • European Laryngological Society
  • European Rhinologic Society
  • International Academy of Otorhinolaryngology,Head and Neck Surgery
  • Politzer Society
  • Societas ORL Latina


There will also be panels on paediatric otology, paediatric rhinology and paediatric laryngology. Some sessions will consist of state of the art papers while others are designed as controversial panel discussions.