IFOS World Congress 2017 Paris - General Assembly - 27th June 2017

The IFOS General Assembly is coming soon. It will be held in Paris during the IFOS World Congress of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, June 27, 2017. The exact time and location will be announced.

Except the standard program (you will receive the agenda on time) two important issues will be discussed during the IFOS General Assembly: IFOS Constitution Ammendments and IFOS Congress 2021 host election.
IFOS Constitution Ammendments
IFOS Congress 2021 host election

The IFOS Executive Committee has prepared the IFOS Constitution ammendments. These ammendments reflect everyday needs in organization of IFOS. They improve the management of IFOS on one hand and respect the principle and tradition of IFOS on the other hand. Here we send you proposed ammendments of the IFOS Constitution. Please read it carefully and send the comments to the IFOS office before May 31, 2017. Discussion on the ammendments will be realised off line by internet communication via group emails to be completed by May 31, 2017. The final version will be the subject of voting during the IFOS GA 2017.

As you probably know there are 5 candidates for the IFOS Congress 2021: Buenos Aires, Dubai, Marrakesh, Vancouver and Yokohama. Fair competiton will take place during the IFOS GA (rules see in attachment).

Minutes from the IFOS Executive Committee 2016 (Oct 2016, Paris)

Proposals for ammendments of the IFOS Constitution

List of candidate cities for the IFOS Congress 2021 and the Site Inspection Visit reports (Buenos Aires, Dubai, Marrakesh, Vancouver and Yokohama)

Organization of the IFOS General Assembly and election of the IFOS Congress 2021 host

Dear Members,

It is with greatest sadness that we announce the death of Dr John Hamilton following a long illness.

Dr Hamilton was a past president of the South African Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. He was passionate about promoting education and training in Africa, and was a founding member and treasurer of the Pan African Federation of Otolaryngologic Societies (PAFOS). He also served for many years in the executive committee of IFOS.
He was a man of principle, and his wisdom will be missed in the IFOS community.

IFOS Executive Committee meeting on 7th October 2016 in Paris

(from left to right, top row): Crespo, Al Rand, Tavartkiladze, Kotby, Westerberg, Benghalem, Grote, Boccio, Cousins, Randoplh, Pasalli, Chabolle, Ruiz, Sheng Po Hao, Lokman Saim
(from left to right, bottom row): Sih, Fraysse, Sun Kim, Profant, Chadha

IFOS World Congress 2017 - 3rd information

3rd Announcement was recently published.

4rd Congress of European ORL-HNS

3rd European ORL-HNS

IFOS World Congress 2017 - Scientific Committee meeting

Participants of the Congress preparation meeting for IFOS 2017

In Janury 9-10, 2015 in Paris chairpersons of the IFOS Ad hoc Committees for subspecializations and the French Scientific Committee met in Paris to start preparation of the scientific program for the IFOS World Congress 2017 in Paris.

Head Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC)

We all know that Head Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) is the leading cause of death and disability in most parts of the world. The burden of HNSCC is putting a strain on the national health care systems and impoverishing individuals, families and society. Fortunately, vast majority of the HNSCC can be prevented or can be cured if detected early. However, millions of people suffer from delayed diagnosis, inadequate treatment, inappropriate rehabilitation and palliation. HNSCC control requires a multi-sectoral response from the Government, Non Government Organizations, health care professionals, civil society, academia, and industry. To draw the world's attention on effective care and control of HNSCC, International Federation of Head Neck Oncologic Society (http://www.ifhnos.org/home) has proposed 27th July as the World Head Neck Cancer Day.

To make our mission successful, we need champions like yourself who can promote the event in your own country. After a careful consideration, IFHNOS core committee has nominated each one of you to perform following functions for the year 2015

1. Motivate your Government to support for WHNCD.
2. Conduct CME under your own leadership and work with medical societies dealing with Head Neck cancers to organize nationwide events to promote the ethos of WHNCD
3. Work with the media to highlight different aspects of Head Neck Cancer such as prevention, early detection, management, palliation etc.
4. Report a compilation of all the WHNCD activities to the secretariat by September 2015

Executive Board meeting held in Cape Town, 2014

executive board meeting IFOS Cape Town 2014 Standing (left to right)
Agricio Crespo (Brazil), Hamid Benghalem (Morocco), Vincent Cousins (Australia), Virgilius Uloza (Lithuania), Hector Ruiz (Argentina), Isaac Macharia (Kenya), Mamoru Suzuki (Japan), Johan Fagan (South Africa),

Sitting (left to right)
Frederic Chabolle (France), Milan Profant (Slovakia), Chong Sun Kim (Korea), Tania Sih (Brazil), John Hamilton (South Africa)

Big Success with Open Access Atlas of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Operative Surgery

We have reached a landmark with the Open Access Atlas of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Operative Surgery

320 000 chapters downloaded!

Currently at more than 650 chapters downloaded per day.

President and General Secretary's of French ENT Society welcome to IFOS World Congres 2017

The World ENT congress, taking place in Paris, in 2017, should be an essential event for the ENT worldwide community, regardless of nationality and type of practices.

With the IFOS board, we have decided to put this event under the sign of a triple mission: Diversity, Innovation and Evaluation.

- Diversity of practices and resources around the world.
- Innovation to link basic science and clinical research.
- Evaluation of quality of care, leading to worldwide guidelines.

The social program will be outstanding, focusing on Paris, the "Ville Lumière" but also on the diverse senses of the ENT field.

We are expecting you, from all over the world, to affirm the strength and dynamism of our speciality.

IFOS Paris 2017 - ENT WORLD Congress is waiting for you!

Professor B.Fraysse

Professor F.Chabolle
General Secretary

Meeting Minutes from General Assembly held in Seoul, 2013

Please find in this link Meeting Minutes from General Assembly that was held in Seoul, 3rd June, 2013.

executive board meeting IFOS Seoul 2013 Standing
Erwin Offeciers (Belgium), Peter Kabat (Slovakia), Johan Fagan (South Africa), John Hamilton (South Africa), Vincent Cousins (Australia), Rakesh Prasad Shrivastav (Nepal), Virgilius Uloza (Lithuania), Anton Gross (Germany), Hamid Benghalem (Morocco), Frederic Chabolle (France), Gregory Randolph (USA), Isaac Macharia (Kenya), Carlos Stott (Chile)

Klaus Jahnke (Germany), Milan Profant (Slovakia), Charlotte Chiong (Oceania), Chong Sun Kim (Korea), Bernard Fraysse (France), Nasser Kotby (Egypt), Suchitra Prasansuk(Thailand), Hector Ruiz (Argentina)


In otorhinolaryngology video plays a very important role. MEDtube is delivering useful, innovative tools, helping our community of professionals. I share MEDtube passion for innovative education and the concept of sharing medical knowledge. Here we present a possibility to watch ENT medical videos presented in the MEDtube. All who want to publish their video can send it either to IFOS webmaster or directly to MEDtube.


During the XIXth World Congress in Sao Paulo, the initiatives of the Educational Committee were discussed in the Executive Committee meetings of Sunday May 31st and June 4th and were approved during the General Assembly.
The paper on minimum requirements of an ENT training worldwide are combined with the initiative of Dr. Johan Fagan from Cape Town to start with an ENT training program within the Developing Countries. This training program should be totally different from the training programs in Developed Countries because of their need and possibilities and their different incidence of disease and complications. Dr. Johan Fagan developed the website Educational support for ENT surgeons in the Developing World

Educational support for ENT surgeons in the Developing World

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