The President’s Statement
On behalf of executive committee of International Association of Physicians in Audiology (IAPA), I would like to express my gratitude to all IAPA members for their contribution to clinical audiovestibular field. Especial thanks to Prof Dr José Juan Barajas de Prat, under his excellent leadership, IAPA has made great progress and becomes increasingly powerful around the world.
In IAPA, all of us, standing on a history of nearly 40 years with more than 40 countries’ clinical doctors and scientists follow the same ideal: to bring audiovestibular medicine into the first rank of the medical science and to promote it by our clinical work and researches.
Our efforts for understanding of audiovestibular medicine at the clinical, the imaging, and the molecular levels will create unprecedented opportunities to diagnose and cure those diseases. For instance, we could see from the themes of the Odense congress in 2016: tinnitus, inner ear diseases, sudden deafness and vestibular medicines have been concentrated that’s classic topics. And tele-medicine, genetics, genomic technology application and cell therapy, those cutting-edge explorations bring us more opportunities, which are the targets set-up to go in the next 2 to 4 years.
With the strong academic background, IAPA is planning to arrange international and national based symposiums and workshops in different countries (continents). More communications among members will create new opportunities for promoting global-level cooperation and programs. More details will be released via our IAPA website, please catch-on those informations further via: https://www.iapa-audiovestibularmedicine.com/. Here I would like to thank for Rikke’s great job on the website updating.
On this occasion, I sincerely wish the IAPA-2018 congress in Egypt, the 19th congress a complete success, and welcome all of you to attend the wonderful congress in Egypt. And then welcome all members prepare to Beijing in 2020 to attend the 20th IAPA congress in China. Similarly as the president of IAPA, I am honored and humbled to invite you to join us as a new member or the audiovestibular doctor representing your region/country to commit to spreading the understanding of audiovestibular medicine.
With warmest regards,
Prof Qiuju Wang