The final Exhibitors programme is available, click below to download it

June 25th

Breakfast Workshop
7.45 a.m. - 8.30 a.m.


Room 242A

Innovation 2017

Jean-Baptiste Delande, Area Director – French Europe, Advanced Bionics

The new HiRes™ Ultra cochlear implant
Prof. Pascal Senn, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Switzerland
Dr. Laurent Demanez, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège, Belgium

Use of the Phonak Naída™ Link CROS solution in bilaterally deaf recipients with unilateral cohlear implant
Dr. Isabelle Mosnier, Hôpital de la Pitié Salpêtrière - Paris, France

Clinical Evidence of the Naída Bimodal Hearing Solution
Laure Arnold, Manager Clinical Research, Advanced Bionics

Closing Remarks
Martin Walther, VP Global Marketing, Advanced Bionics


Lunch Symposium
12.30 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Amphitheatre Havane

Présentation des monographies 2017:


Vertiges et troubles de l'équilibre chez l'enfant

Author: SR.Wiener Vacher


Les gestes quotidiens de l'ORL

Authors: D.Portemann, O.Laccourreye, H.Brouqsault, J.De Carpentier



Room 251

Advances in the Treatment of Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Exploring early intervention and minimally invasive treatment options

Mr. Peter Andrews, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, Royal Free University Foundation Trust, UK

Dr. William Wells, Augusta ENT, Augusta, Georgia, USA
Dr. Miguel Furtado, Clínica Santa Catarina - São Pedro,Funchal. Madeira
Dr. John deCarpentier Consultant ENT and Head and Neck Surgeon at Lancashire teaching Hospitals NHS Trust , Royal Preston Hospital. UK



Room 253

Optimizing pharyngolarynx exposure for trans-oral surgery. Integra MicroFrance Mouth Gag benefits, Pr.Morinière

Speaker: Pr. Sylvain Morinière



Room Maillot

New Frontiers in Biological Endoscopy

12:30–12:40 Welcome – G. Peretti, Italy (chairman)
12:40–13:00 Endoscopic biopsy of the larynx – fact or fiction – C. Arens,Germany
13:00–13:20 The role of NBI in the diagnostic follow-up of unknown primaries – G. Peretti, Italy
13:20–13:40 Usefulness of NBI in transoral surgery – I. Tateya, Japan
13:40–13:50 Discussion


Evening Workshop
6 p.m. - 6.45 p.m.


Room 242B


SHIMP is a new test of semicircular canal function and is now part of the ICS® Impulse vHIT module.

Stop by our booth at IFOS to learn more about the solution and sign up for workshops instructed by vestibular experts Dr. Catherine de Waele and Prof. Ian S. Curthoys.




Room 242A

International advancements and multicenter trial results of the Nurotron Venus cochlear implant system


June 26th

Breakfast Workshop
7.45 a.m. - 8.30 a.m.


Room 242A

Why Digital?
Have your say in shaping the ENT doctor’s digital bag of the future.
A workshop on the future of digital health tools. Come and hear industry experts on the trends in the ENT sector and tell us what you think is the way forward for the health professionals in the digital era.

Introduction: Rodolphe De Gouville
The future of medicine is in your smart phone  Speaker: Michelle Daly Hayes
Digital innovation through collaboration    Speaker: Teresa Nash Casey
Have your say – Open forum



Room 341

Genes and hearing: a lot more than genetics
Paul Avan, UMR INSERM 1107 et Faculté de Médecine, Clermont-Ferrand

This lecture will examine how the possibility afforded by current genetic techniques to modify or suppress specific molecules of the auditory system, at chosen stages of its development or after maturation, has led to a better understanding of cochlear and auditory-pathway physiology. When a molecule is no longer expressed in its normal form, the structures that require it are modified anatomically and functionally, in a way that sheds light on the part played by the molecule and the structures where it is normally found. The resulting specific changes in standard audiological test outcomes (otoacoustic emissions, evoked potentials, masking, hearing in noise, among others) suggest novel, more precise diagnostic tests. The genetic abnormalities used for this purpose are sometimes exceedingly rare, thus their understanding might seem to have limited clinical relevance. To the contrary, the important achievement of genetically-based pathophysiological research is the dissection of auditory mechanisms, which can be affected by widespread disorders among which presbycusis, much less specific than any of the genetic disorders that served for the dissection of auditory physiology, but a lot more frequent. Once it is possible to evaluate whether a seemingly common disorder affects the analysis of spectral or temporal aspects of sound analysis, the encoding of loudness, of speech-in-noise, etc, ENT physicians can better address their patients' complaints and needs.



Room 252A

Robotics in Evolution: Access Beyond the Line of Sight

Renowned international surgeon panel will discuss the evolution of TORS driven by a novel, flexible technology which allows access to the larynx.
The panel will present case studies of their experience with this new approach to the oropharynx, hypopharynx and larynx



Room 343

Because Sound Matters

Welcome to Oticon Medical                               
Cedric Briand, General Manager CI, Oticon Medical

Bone Conduction & BrainHearing: Why maximum output matters to all users
Jesper Wahlin, Director, Product Management BAHS, Oticon Medical

Audiological outcomes with the Neuro Cochlear Implant System                                
Michel Hoen, PhD, Scientific & Medical Communication Manager CI, Oticon Medical

Where sound meets design – Breaking news on the Neuro System                         
Marco Ferrando, Sr. Director, Product Management CI, Oticon Medical



Room 352A

Interim Analysis of an Oral Rinse Point-of-Care Assay to Predict Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) in a High Risk Oral Clinic

Dr. Elizabeth Franzmann


Lunch Symposium
12.30 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Room 241

Symposium Organized by Lorenzini Foundation and Sponsored by Amplifon

Big Data in ENT

Chair: Pr. F; Chabolle

Big Data: what , how and why
Alessandro Spina (London – United Kingdom)

Round Table: Clinical ENT Experiences
Moderator: Prof. Bernard Fraysse (Toulouse – France)

- Cognitive Decline/Deafness  
Sergio Pecorelli (Milan - Italy and Houston - USA )

- Professional Hearing Care
Mark Laureyns (Bruxelles - Belgium)

- Hearing, Cognition & Aging
Esma Idrizbegovic (Stockholm - Sweden)

- Tinnitus  
Berthold Langguth  (Regensburg - Germany )

- Health Technology Assessment
Bernard Fraysse (Toulouse – France)



Amphiteatre Bordeaux

Recent Advances in the Treatment of Acute Hearing Loss

1) Why and how do hair cells die following acute cochlear injury?
Ulla Pirvola, PhD, Group Leader, Physiology and Neuroscience, Department of Biosciences University of Helsinki, Finland

2) What can we expect from pharmacologic hearing preservation in cochlear implantation?
Adrien A. Eshraghi, MD, MSc, FACS Professor of Otolaryngology, Chief Jackson Memorial Otology and Neurotology Clinics, Co-Director, University of Miami Ear Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Florida

3) What matters in hearing loss trial outcomes and how should we measure them?
Stefan K. Plontke, MD, Professor and Chairman Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery University Hospital Halle Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

4) How do patients suffer once acute hearing loss has become permanent?
David Baguley, PhD, MBA, Professor in Hearing Sciences, University of Nottingham, President, British Tinnitus Association, Deputy Director, National Institute for Health Research Nottingham BRC, President, British Tinnitus Association



Room 242A

3D visualization and orientation in endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery
Presented in 3D

Prof. Philippe Herman (France)
Prof. Paolo Battaglia (Italy)
Prof. Heinz Stammberger (Austria)



Room Maillot


Prof Ray SACKS (Australia)
Prof Peter HELLINGS (Belgium)

Register to Medtronic sessions via link: https://medtronic/ifos/



Room 251

Clinical and technological innovations with Narval CC oral appliances

Narval CC: a 100% digital MRD (Dr Bruno Navailles)
ORCADES study: follow-up on long-term efficacy and tolerance (speaker TBD)
Acoustic pharyngometry: a helpful technique to identify the optimal position for the MRD (Dr Per and Ulrich Opsal)



Blue Auditorium

Airway obstruction in inherited metabolic disorders: Emergency scenario simulation

2:40 Welcome and introductions, Prof Umut Akyol (Chair)
12:45 Airway manifestations and complications, Prof Umut Akyol
13:00 Airway emergency patient simulation, Prof Florian Lagler, Prof Umut Akyol and Dr Matthias Schäfer
13:25 Managing the airway during anaesthesia, Dr Matthias Schäfer
13:45 Panel discussion, All
13:55 Summary and close, Prof Umut Akyol



Room 342A

Tool kits in hearing aids for Tinnitus sound therapy
Dr. Ronny Hannemann et Philippe Lantin



Room 352A

Intra Capsular Tonsillectomy`- a procedural alternative for tonsil treatment that paves the way forward for reduced primary and post-operative bleeds addressing recovery and pain intervention.

Coblation intracapsular tonsillectomy (tonsillotomy) in children: A prospective study of 500 consecutive cases with long-term follow-up

Daniel Tweedie (Evelina London Children’s, Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London)
Professor Denoyelle (Chief of the Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery) Necker-Enfants malades Children’s Hospital, Paris



Room 242B

Starkey Hearing Foundation : meet and exchange about the foundation’s missions and activities !


Evening Workshop
6 p.m. - 6.45 p.m.


Room 242A

Advanced compression technology for hearing aids

Christophe Lesimple, Clinical Audiologist in Bernafon’s R&D department. Guest lecturer at the University of Lyon 1 and president of the hearing impaired association from Fribourg (CH).


June 27th

Breakfast Workshop
7.45 a.m. - 8.30 a.m.


Room 242A

The role of planning in ENT – improving your clinical routine. Interactive presentation and live demonstration of new software tools

Guest Speaker

Uli Mezger – Brainlab

Dr. Stelter – RoMed Clinic Rosenheim/ Bad Aibling



Room 241

In Good Hands: MED-EL and You
Claude Jolly

Welcome : Ingeborg Hochmair
ADHEAR: Stick.Click.Hear : Rosanne Fava
Reaching More Candidates : Alexander Hofer
For a Lifetime of Hearing : Daniel Sieber



Room 242B


Prof. Olivier Sterckers (France) : "Drilling around the facial nerve"
Dr. David Morris (Canada): "Neuromonitoring in otosurgery"
Prof. Milan Profant (Slovakia) : "Pistons in stapes surgery"

Register to Medtronic sessions via link: https://medtronic/ifos/



Room 252A

New clinical tests of dynamic vestibular function / Clinical use of WBT with pediatrics.
Evidence & Recent developments

Msc. Jos Huijnen, MBA – Senior Medical Technology Consultant, Interacoustics
Dr. Leonel Luis, MD PhD


Lunch Symposium
12.30 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Room 251

Earfold® - a minimally invasive solution for prominent ears

Dr. Greg O’Toole
Dr. Alexandre Marchac



Room Maillot

12.45 a.m. - 2.15 p.m.

A world beyond hearing aids

Richard Brook

Dowload Cochlear Program



Room 241

Nasal irrigation: your roadmap towards successful patient relief
Dr Martin Desrosiers – ENT specialist – Canada

  • Nasal irrigation: from empiricism to guidelines
  • New in vitro, clinical & innovative engineering data to prescribe nasal irrigation efficiently
  • Practical tips & videos to manage infants, toddlers & adults: workshop with a respiratory physiotherapist

Speaker 1: Pr Ludovic Le Taillandier de Gabory – ENT specialist – France
Speaker 2 : Hugues Gauchez- Physiotherapist – France