14th ENT Danube Symposium
From 20th to 23rd of June 2018, the 14th ENT Danube Symposium under the direction of Prof. Sprinzl will be taken place in Krems, Austria. Connected by the history of our nations situated along Europe’s great river Danube, we will meet for a scientific exchange about Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. The 14th ENT Danube Symposium will cover all aspects of our speciality such as Otology, Neurotology, Head and Neck Surgery, Laryngology, Salivary Glands, Allergology, Rhinology and a lot more with lectures, poster sessions, round table discussions and, most of all, an open-minded and inviting atmosphere.
We are happy to welcome you at the beautiful city of Krems, surrounded by countless possibilities to explore during the conference framework: Wine tasting, shipping on the Danube, guided tours, and much more.
Foreword – Governor Johanna Mikl-Leitner
Thinking outside the box broadens our horizons
In my capacity as Governor of Lower Austria, I am happy to see that, after two decades, the ENT Danube Symposium has returned to Austria. Once again, the City of Krems proves to be ideally positioned to host such an international event. I hope that the participants of the 14th ENT Symposium will not only benefit professionally from the medical programme, but also have a chance to experience the varied attractions of our region, such as the Museum Mile in Krems, the Culture District of St. Pölten, the musical events at Grafenegg, and the beautiful landscape of the Wachau valley.
Providing high-quality medical care has a great potential for savings in the health-care sector, as it eliminates the need for follow-up treatment and thus reduces costs. The 14th ENT Danube Symposium, attended by physicians from all over Austria and the neighbouring countries, makes an essential contribution toward ensuring that patients receive the best possible medical care. The health-care sector is confronted with a range of difficult and many-faceted issues that demand regular exchanges of information between experts, physicians and academics as an indispensable prerequisite for the high level of quality and commitment required in patient care.
Let me also pay tribute to the outstanding commitment shown by the organisers of this scientific event. In my capacity as Governor of Lower Austria, I wish to extend my sincere thanks to Professor Dr. Georg M. Sprinzl and his team, who have made this conference possible.
I am confident that the Danube Symposium will meet with the interest it deserves, and I wish the participants every success in their important work.
Foreword – Mayor Dr. Reinhard Resch
Greeting Dr. Reinhard Resch, Mayor oft he City of Krems
it is an honour and a great pleasure to welcome you in our town as participants of the 14th ENT Danube Symposium. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the organizer of this conference, Prim. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Georg Sprinzl, for choosing Krems as location for this event.
Why Krems? Since the opening of the Danube University more than twenty years ago, the city has established itself as a site for science with an outstanding reputation. As home to the University Of Applied Sciences which offers professional medical training, the Danube University, the DPU Private Dental University, and the Karl Landsteiner Private University for Medicine, Krems has developed as a hub for health science research. In addition, Krems has always been highly regarded as host of internationally attended conventions and science conferences. As urban center for the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wachau, Krems is renowned for its rich art offering, including the Kunsthalle, the Caricature Museum and more, and its impressive package of culture, leisure and experience, which in this quality you would otherwise only expect to find in a major city.
So what could be more natural than for our beautiful town to stage the 14th ENT Danube Symposium?
I wish you an interesting and enriching event in Krems, and a lot of new insights and experiences to take home with you. But I also hope that you will find the time outside of the conference programme to gather many positive impressions and enjoy the diverse opportunities Krems has to offer.
Dr. Reinhard Resch, MSc
Mayor of the City of Krems