Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It was my great honor and pleasure to host the 20th IFOS World Congress in Seoul in 2013, and now I am very pleased to welcome all of you to the 21st IFOS World Congress in one of the most historic cities, Paris in June, 2017. On behalf of the IFOS I would like to congratulate organizing committee of the 2017 IFOS World Congress has done a tremendous amount of work for the last few years to establish baseline structure of the congress under the strong leadership of the President Bernard Fraysse and General Secretary Frederic Chabolle. The Ad-Hoc Committee meeting was held in Paris in January in this year gathering IFOS chairs and local French chairs and members to build a Preliminary Program under the Main Theme of “Diversity, Innovation and Evaluation”. The scientific program will include all aspect of ORLHNS and related programs, and we would like to invite all delegates from all international society members to participate actively in the Keynote Lectures, Round Tables, Symposia, e-Posters Sessions and Instructional Courses with your colleagues to share cutting edge knowledge in the research and clinical science field, and bring back your new ideas to your local society members. This is our mission to organizing IFOS World Congress in every four years in different part of the world. I strongly welcome all of you to join in this well organized 21st IFOS World Congress to give a lecture and to learn, and enjoy Paris with your colleagues and families.

Chong SUN KIM, President, IFOS




Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends

Of otorhinolaryngology It was just a while ago when we thanked to Professor Chong Sun Kim and his team for organizing a very successful event IFOS Congress 2013 in Seoul, Korea. The baton has been passed to Professor Bernard Fraysse and the French team with great hope but also serious responsibility to prepare the same but also very different event IFOS Congress 2017. In the principle the IFOS Congress will always be the gathering of experts from all over the world with round tables, panels, instructional courses, oral presentations, posters, movies etc. But each organizer and all participants inoculate different atmosphere, personal contribution which makes the IFOS Congress so unique, diverse and different from the previous meetings. This is what I mean if I say that this will be the same but as well very different meeting. From the communication with the French organizers I know how much effort has already been invested to reach the goal: the unique IFOS world ORL congress in Paris 2017. Each single detail has been discussed regarding the personal communication, scientific program, social program, modern technologies, education, and training. The scientific program is already outlined by the outcome from the Congress preparation meeting that has been organised in Paris in January 2015, two and half year ahead of the Congress. I have no doubt that in the period 24-28 of June 2017 all of you who plan to come to Paris for the IFOS 2017 will appreciate this effort and activities of the French colleagues. It is my great pleasure to invite you all from each continent Africa, America (Central, North and South), Asia, Europe to meet in Paris, in the Capitale of the ORL world 2017.

Milan PROFANT, IFOS General Secretary