Otology jubilee: 150 years of the “Archiv für Ohrenheilkunde”

May 7th -10th, 2014 in Halle (Saale), Germany
German National Academy of Science „Leopoldina“
under the auspices of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery


In 2014 our specialty Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery celebrates an important jubilee.

One hundred fifty years ago, Hermann Schwartze in Halle, the first Professor of Otology in Germany, together with Adam Politzer in Vienna, and Anton von Tröltsch in Wuerzburg founded the “Archiv fuer Ohrenheilkunde” as the world‘s first journal solely devoted to otology. Today the journal is published as the “European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology”.

The conference aims on celebrating this jubilee of our specialty with a program consisting of oral and poster contributions in structured and open sessions on the history, the state of the art and the future directions of otology and neurotology, under the motto:

„Where do we come from – Where are we - Where are we going?”

The sessions of the conference will include

1) history of scientific publishing in otology and neurotology, 2) basic science and physiology, 3) diagnostic procedures, 4) conservative treatment, 5) surgical treatment and 6) implants in otology and neurotology – all with a “Past-Present-Future” approach.

Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Plontke, University Hospital Halle (Saale)

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. med. Rudolf Hagen; University Hospital Wuerzburg

Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Gstöttner, University Hospital Vienna

Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Robert Mlynski, University Hospital Wuerzburg

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Wolf-Dieter Baumgartner, University Hospital Vienna