Announcements from National organizations

International IAPA members are invited to provide information for this webpage from local countries around the world.
This webpage is intended to provide a billboard on which to post information on national societies and symposia in audiology, vestibology and communication disorders of interest to IAPA members.

To post national information contact webmaster Rikke Schnack-Petersen: rikke.schnack-petersen@rsyd.dk

China:

IAPA Chinese Division was established in 2012. It currently has 150 member physicians in audiological medicine. The president of IAPA Chinese Division, Prof. Qiuju Wang holds an annual meeting in every September/October in China.
The Division also holds an annual training program every June in cooperation with University at Buffalo, the State University of New York. It’s called the Sino-US training of the audiological physicians and audiologists project which was started in 2013. This year’s training was held from 6th to 8th June 2014 in Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing.
Anyone who is interested in these events please contact us by email: ciapa301@sina.com.

Denmark:

The Danish Medical Audiology Society DMAS currently holds 50 physicians in audiological medicine.

An annual meeting is held every September/October in association with the General Assembly.

On the Danish website www.dmasaud.dk you can find news and links regarding audiovestibular medicine in Denmark.

24th of May 2014 the Danish Society of Vestibular Medicine, DSFV was founded. Website: www.dsfv.dk

DMAS and DSFV are sub-organizations under the association of Danish Oto- Rhino- Laryngologists, DSOHH, www.dsohh.dk . Audiological medicine and vestibular medicine are subject areas under the ENT specialty.

DSOHH holds an annual meeting in April and arranges educational courses in Danish.

DMAS members are also members of IAPA and of the Nordic Audiology Society, NAS, www.nas.dk

NAS holds their annual meeting in September.

Egypt:

Egyptian Audio-Vestibular Medicine Association (EAVMA)

It was established 2009 with base at Cairo, yet members are from all governorates in Egypt .All members are medical graduates with a master degree  in audio vestibular medicine as a minimum. EAVMA website is http://www.eavma.org

The members are currently around 280, while the board is 11 elected members with new election every 2years. Currently executive board members are Prof. Mohmaed El Gohary Al Azhar University as the president. Vice president is Prof.Mohamed Shabana, Cairo University. Treasurer is Prof .Soha Mekki Zagazig University and General Secretary is Prof. Nadia Kamal, Ainshams University.

An annual meeting is held on March every year with general assembly to discuss scientific issues and recent advances in audio vestibular medicine. Conference 2015 was held in association with PAFOS meeting at Luxor Egypt.

It also supports many ongoing scientific activities and training to all Egyptian universities. Coming event is collaboration with OtoAlex conference at Alexandria, Egypt.

Spain:

The audio-vestibular medicine is not a medical specialty in Spain. The vast majority of the physicians working in audiology is otolaryngologist with special interest in audiology. In general the otolaryngologist considers the audio-vestibular medicine as a subspecialty of Otolaryngology. Although courses are organized related to audiology and vestibular medicine there is not a formal training in this discipline. Two main bodies comprises the medical professional working in audio-vestibular medicine:

  1. a) The Spanish Society of Otolaryngology  and Cervico-Facial Pathology ( Sociedad Española de Otorrinolaringologia y Patologia Cervico-Facial) seorl.net
  2. b) The Spanish Society of Audiology ( Asociacion Española de Audiologia). (AEDA) aedaweb.com

To be member of The Spanish Society of Otolaryngology it is required not only to hold a medical degree but also to be specialist in Otolaryngology. The Acta Otorrinolaringologica Española published monthly is the official publication of the society. The most articles concerning to audiological medicine are published in this journal and from time to time supplements (Ponencias) are completed devoted to Audiological Medicine. The Acta Otorrinolaringologica Española  have an English version.

Medical and non medical professionals can be members of The Spanish Society of Audiology. This is a society purely dedicated to audiology from different perspectives. AEDA organizes an Annual meeting and several courses along the year. The main publication of AEDA is the lectures of its annual meeting. some of these presentations are related to audiological medicine.

United Kingdom:

The British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians (BAAP) is the UK forum for the Specialty of Audiovestibular Medicine. BAAP is open to all doctors practising predominantly in Audiolovestibular Medicine and has 86 members. The BAAP Annual Conference is hosted yearly and takes place over 2 days. The scientific part of the conference is open to all audiologists, physiotherapists and doctors involved in the management of patients with balance and hearing problems. The BAAP website is http://www.baap.org.uk/Home.aspx . Audiovestibular Medicine (AVM) was officially recognised as a specialty in 1975 in the UK. AVM is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of hearing and balance disorders in adults and children.

BAAP members are also affiliated with other UK professional associations such as the British Society of Audiology http://www.thebsa.org.uk/ and the British Academy of Audiology  http://www.baaudiology.org/