Otology, Rhinology, Laryngology and Head & Neck Surgery are not only interconnected in this specialty, but also form links with other fields including infectiology, genetics, communication, cerebral plasticity, transitions from childhood to adulthood and also technological transitions. These concepts form the basis of the theme of this congress: “Transfers, Bridges and Frontiers in Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology”.
The European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ESPO) aims to promote the quality of care of children with otorhinolaryngology disorders within Europe and is involved in scientific, educational and charitable activities. The biennial ESPO Congress is the largest pediatric otorhinolaryngology meeting in the world, held in Europe every two years but with speakers and delegates drawn from around the globe.
The next ESPO meeting will be held in the city of Marseille from 25th to 28th May 2020 in the prestigious “Palais du Pharo”, imperial residence built in 1859 then converted into a school of medicine between 1904 and 1975, and now a convention center.
The Aix Marseille University, the Medical School of Marseille and its Department of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology will be the hosts of this meeting. At the present time, this department includes six full-time practitioners, two fellows and 4 residents.
The organization of this meeting is the collaborative effort of this department and the most important French ENT and pediatric societies – AFOP (French Association of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology), SFORL (French Society of Otorhinolaryngology), Collège Français d’ORL et de Chirurgie Cervico-Faciale (French Academy of ENT Head and Neck Surgery), SFP (French Society of Pediatrics).