20. June

Room Melk

09.00 Comprehensive hearing implant workshop

09.00 Live Surgeries

13.30 History and Present of the Danube Region

15.00 Industry Symposium MED-EL & Cochlear

17.00 Official Opening Ceremony


21. June

Final Programme

21. JUNE

Room Melk
Room Göttweig
Room Dürnstein

08.45  Otology I - Hearing Implants Update 2018
Ten years experience with the esteem fully-implantable middle ear device
The impedance change  of CI in early postoperative stage
Cochlear implantation in Republic of Moldova - the past, achievements, challenges
Vibrant Soundbrige - different possibilities in middle ear implants
Processmanagement an Quality in Cochlear Implant

10.30 Oncology I - Reconstructive Surgery in HNSCC
Our experience with radialis Flaps
Reconstructive surgery of the head and neck
Rectus abdominis myocutaneous flaps in orbitomaxillary reconstruction
Facelift approach and SMAS technique in parotidectomy – our experience

12.00 Neurootology II - Tinnitus
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy in daily practice: The correct use of noisers, hearing aids and combination devices
Molecular aspects of tinnitus: from animal model to patient
Psychological treatment for tinnitus with cognitive therapy and neurofeedback

14.00 Oncology II - Neck dissection
Improvement of the „nodal yield“ in facial preparation
Neck dissection
Primary and Salvage Neck Dissection

15.45 Sinus & Nose - FESS
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery 
How I do it: Frontal recess dissection with bulls intact technique
Sinus and nose diseases
Simplified Algorithm for Navigated Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (NESS)
EU-project „Rhinodiagnost“
Endonasal Endoscopic management of lateral lesions along the skull base

08.45 Rhinology I - Septorhinoplasty (Pearls & Pitfalls)
Treatment of saddle nose deformities
Open rhinoplasty
Decision-making in functional septorhinoplasty; from endoscopic spreaders to open septorhinoplasty 
Saddle nose deformity

10.30 Rhinology II - Nasal Tumors
Sinonasal tumors – an update on diagnostic and surgical techniques
Sinonasal tumors – diagnostics and basics
Transorbital approaches to management of tumours involving sinuses, orbits and skull base
Juvenile angiofibroma: my experience

12.00 Tonsillectomy Update 2018
Review of malpractice cases after tonsil surgery
Tonsillectomy Update 2018

14.00 Allergy in ENT - Angioedema 
Bradykinin-mediated Angioedema of the Larynx and Pharynx
Update of Non-Allergic Rhinitis
Current aspects in pediatric allergy

15.45 Imaging in ENT
Temporal bone imaging in hearing implant patients using digital volume tomography
Ultrasound in the diagnostic  of  the salivatory glands
Temporal bone imaging in hearing implant patients using digital volume tomography
CT and MRI in malignant head and neck tumors

08.45 Pediatrics in ENT - From infections to hearing loss
Hearing loss by children: diagnosis and therapie
Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation Protocol
Pediatric Rhinosinusitis - the new concepts for treatment
Cochlear implantation in children with single sided deafness and normal hearing on the contralateral side – our experience 
Very early activation after Cochlear Implantation – our experiences in 20 cases of children 

10.30 Neurootology I - Vertigo
Peripheral vestibular causes of falls
Falls in the emergency department
Central vestibular causes of falls
Falls in the internal medcine
Vestibular Migraine

12.00 Facial plastic surgery
Non-surgical correction of protruding ears in newborns
Surgical Otoplasty
Microtia or Congenital aural Atresia: from prevalence to the the comprehensive solution
Surgical options of lymphedema – choice for severe and persisting facial edema?

14.00 Otology II - Otosclerosis
Otosclerosis our expirience
Type 1 tympanoplasty in children
Comparison of different coupling techniques of an active middle ear implant to the long incus process with special regards for coupling efficacy, fixation quality and clinical outcome
Comparison of pre-, and postoperative diagnostics and tinnitus handicap questionnaire in our patients diagnosed with stapes fixations

15.45 Skull base surgery - Basic to advanced
The neurosurgical perspective of an interdisciplinary challenge
Subtotal petrosectomy - indication, surgical technique, experiences
Tumors of Jugular Foramen: Diagnosis and Management
Surgery of Anterior Skull Base Lesions in Children

22. June

Final Programme

22. JUNE

Room Melk
Room Göttweig
Room Dürnstein

09.00 Otology III -  Hearing in the elderly age
Cochlear implants for elderly adults: restoring more than hearing
Music therapy
The cognitive functions of older CI recipients - A study using the RBANS-H
The fully implantable hearing system Carina®– indications, surgery results

11.00 Otology IV -  Choosing the right implant
Stapes Surgery – Biomechanical considerations to choose the right implant
Choosing the right implant
Measurement of the cochlear duct - the significance for electrode array selection
Vestibular Injury in Cochlear Implants

12.30 Lunch Symposium sponsored by Medtronic

13.45 Otology V - Cholesteatoma
The difficult cholesteatoma
Challenges and Outcomes of Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media with Cholesteatoma Menagement 
Surgical repair of the facial nerve after its injury
Real human hearing

15.45 OSAS
News in diagnosis and treatment of snoring and sleep apnea
Patient assessment and management of OSAS
1. Routine snoring frequency analysis in home polygraphy gives valuable hints about vibration localisations in natural sleep
2. Oxygen desaturation as a guide for conduction of drug-induced sleep endoscopy in OSA Patients

Rehab. after H&N cancer a comp.
Swallowing disorders after head and neck cancer treatment
Voice change after irradiation therapy for early glottic cancer

09.00 Danube Junior doctors meeting
Introducing the junior Doctor education in the Danube countries

11.00 Salivatory glands
New aspects in the treatment of salivary gland diseases
Parotidectomy for benign lesions: lessons learned from prospective clinical trials
Rare diseases of the parotid glands
Value of FNAB in diagnosis of the parotid gland tumors

12.30 Lunch Symposium sponsored by Medtronic

13.45 Reconstrutive surgery of the forehead
Forehead Reconstruction
Treatment of the jugular paragangliomas in UKC Maribor
Improvement or treatment methods of patients with laryngeal stenosis with using Diprospan
Challenges and symptom-oriented treatment of Ménière’s disease
P16 and HPV DNA positivity rate of hungrian head and neck  cancer patients – a retrospective, single-institution study

Cochlear implantation in elderly patients under local anesthesia
Then and now - more than 3 decades of an implant ambulance
The influence of nasal pathology on nasality in speech
Wound healing disorder after lateral parotidectomy

15.45 Danube society business meeting 

09.00 Otology VI -  SCC Dehiscence, Difficult cases
Intracochlear pressure measurements during electrode Insertion 
SSD consensus protocol o the approch of unilateral deafness, SCD syndrome treatment and mangement
Management of  benign petrous apex lesions
Cochlear implantation: difficult cases 
CI in malformed cochleae

11.00 Oncology III - HPV in SCC
Early glottis cancer – an update on diagnostic and surgical techniques
Rising aspects of immunotherapy in head neck cancer
Robotics in ENT surgery – friction or fiction?
CO2 laser cordectomy in T1, T2 cancer of the vocal cord. Five years results
Surgical therapy for Oropharyngeal Cancer
Diagnoses and treatment of cervical nodes in the area of HPV

12.30 Lunch Symposium sponsored by Medtronic

13.45 Phoniatry
Invasive laryngeal interventions in local anesthesia
Biomaterials used in the vocal folds healing
The Role of Gastroesophageal Reflux in the Laryngeal Papillomatosis
Benefit of the early transient vocal fold augmentation with hyaluronic acid at acute vocal fold paresis – what does the phoniatrician need to know for effective indication

15.45 Rhinology III - Polyposis n. conser. treatment options
Nasal polyposis: conservativ options
Does Treatment of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Improve Symptoms of Chronic Rhinosinuisitis?
Polyposis nasi - conservative treatment
Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 1 and 2 in maxillary sinus lavage in patients with chronic sinusitis
Prevention of the recidive nasal polyposis

23. June

23. JUNE

UK St. Pölten

Full Day - Clinical Visit

The 14th ENT Danube Symposium has been granted for 32 DFP credits by the Austrian Medical Chamber for our participants.

Social Programme


International Interdisciplinary Social Program
Lower Austria Opening Ceremony
Start: 17:00 o'clock


International Olfactometry and Gustometry Meeting
from 19:00 o'clock Midsummer Lounge at Stift Göttweig 


Networking Dinner
at Kloster UND
Start: 19:00 o'clock