back to homepage

Cesare Piazza

  Keynote Lecture 8 - Thursday 8:30-9:00

Cesare Piazza, MD, born in Cremona, Italy, in 1971, is Full Professor and Chief of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery of the University of Brescia, Italy, since September 2020, and Director of the Residency Program in Otorhinolaryngology, University of Brescia, from the current year; he is Research Director of the Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences, and Public Health of the School of Medicine of the University of Brescia, from May 2021. He received his MD degree at the University of Pavia, Italy, in 1996 and completed his Residency Programme in Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in Brescia in 2001. He became Assistant Professor in 2007 and Associate Professor – Chief of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Maxillofacial, and Thyroid Surgery of the National Cancer Institute, University of Milan, Italy in 2017. His clinical and research activities are focused on head and neck oncology, with special emphasis to laryngo-hypopharyngeal, tracheal, oral, thyroid, parotid, sarcoma, laser, and reconstructive microsurgery. Dr. Piazza is currently serving as President of the European Laryngological Society and as President of Lombard Group of Otolaryngologists. He is an active member of the European Laryngological Society since 2000, part of its Scientific Council since September 2010, and President Elect from 2018. He authored or co-authored 235 papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as 78 book chapters. He delivered 915 proffered papers and invited lectures in national and international Congresses and Courses. He serves as Editor of the Current Opinion in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery journal for the Head and Neck Oncology issue since 2010 and is member of its Editorial Board since 2013. He is member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Oncology since 2016 and Frontiers in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery since 2017, and Editor in Chief of Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica from next January. His surgical activity has been always mainly devoted to head and neck cancer treatment, with over 5500 surgical procedures performed in this field (of whom more than 1100 free flaps).

Jean-Paul Marie

Laryngeal reinnervation: Steps forward
  Keynote Lecture 11 - Thursday 14:30-15:00

Jean-Paul Marie is a Professor and Head in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery and Audiophonology at the University Hospital in Rouen, France. He is the Head of the Experimental Surgery Laboratory, school of Medicine, and Head of the Rouen University team EA 3830 GRHV: Research Team on the Ventilatory Handicap. He is co-funder of a University and Hospital Federation on Regenerative Surgery (FHU Surface), conducted by Prof B. Devauchelle. He has worked on laryngeal reinnervation for several years through animal research projects, and now applies these techniques in humans. He regularly presents his results at international conferences and workshops. His main interest is in Phonosurgery, Neurolaryngology, but also in Otology and Skull base surgery. He is a member of the ELS, EGFL and American Neurolaryngology Study Group. He is also former President of the French Society of Phoniatry.
Since 2016, he organizes in Rouen Normandy, an international workshop on laryngeal reinnervation.

Kishore Sandu

Pediatric airway: Challenges and unsolved issues
  Keynote Lecture 12 - Thursday 14:30-15:00

Kishore SANDU heads the Airway Sector - a quaternary care center of excellence in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery, Lausanne University Hospital CHUV, Switzerland. He is a teaching staff at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lausanne and the Ecole Politechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Awarded the Privat Docent from the University of Lausanne, he has been invited to more than 100 international conferences, as an expert speaker on compromised and critical airway in neonates, children and adults. He performs outreach airway surgeries in 15 countries in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. He collaborates closely with the Terres des Hommes Organization that works actively for children from the sub Saharan countries and who suffer from laryngotracheal stenosis and caustic pharyngo-esophageal stenosis. Dr Sandu is a member of the working group of the Swiss association of Head & Neck surgeons and the scientific council of the European Laryngological Society (ELS). He has received research grants from the Swiss National Foundation and his current research activity includes development of  bio-engineered tracheal graft.

Stellan Hertegård

Stem cells and laryngology: Future perspectives
  Keynote Lecture 7 - Wednesday 15:00-15:30

MD., PhD., Adjunct Professor
Senior consultant and Specialist in Ear Nose Throat-, Head and Neck Surgery and Phoniatrics at Karolinska University Hospital Stockholm since many years. Adjunct Professor in Phoniatrics at Karolinska Institutet. Main research focus is development of phonosurgical methods and examination methods of vocal function and voice. At present PI for clinical trial on patients with severe dysphonia and vocal fold scarring using autologous mesenchymal stromal cells

Jeroen Meulemans

Tracheal transplantation: Current possibilities
  Keynote Lecture 1 - Wednesday 10:00-11:00

Jeroen Meulemans graduated as a medical doctor at KU Leuven in 2010, and subsequently started training in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery. In 2015, he joined the staff of the department of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery in UZ Leuven and proceeded with finetuning his clinical experience by observerships in Brescia (It), Genova (It), Milan (It), Stuttgart (Germany) and Seoul (S-Korea). In 2016 he was awarded the Lichtenberger price by the European Laryngological Society. In 2021, he obtained his PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences after successful defense of his thesis entitled: ‘Innovative surgical techniques in head and neck oncology – current technologies and applications and developments for the future’. He has a special interest in surgical treatment of thyroid cancer, in minimally-invasive (transoral) robotic and laser surgery of head and neck cancer and in reconstruction of laryngotracheal stenoses. Moreover, he is involved in the tracheal transplantation programme. His research focuses on evaluation of oncological and functional outcomes after primary minimally invasive surgery for head and neck cancer and after salvage surgery for recurrent cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract.

Reza Nouraei

Post-COVID airway stenoses and their management
  Keynote Lecture 9 - Thursday 11:00-11:30

Reza Nouraei is the Robert White Professor of Laryngology and Clinical Informatics at Southampton University and a Consultant Laryngologist and Airway Surgeon at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. He trained in Physiology and medicine in Cambridge, in Academic Orolaryngology in London, and in Laryngology in London and Auckland. He practises laryngology exclusively and contributes to the multidisciplinary care of adults with airway, voice and swallowing problems using a range of office-based, endoscopic, and open diagnostic, interventional, and surgical approaches. His academic interest is divided between laryngopulmonary physiology where, for example, Anil Patel and Reza together discovered THRIVE, and in using a spectrum of informatics approaches like complex signal processing, big data and A.I. to improve patient care and outcomes.

Vincent Vander Poorten

Tracheal transplantation: Current possibilities
  Keynote Lecture 1 - Wednesday 10:00-11:00

Current position:
Consultant, Full Professor and Clinical Head of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. Section head of the section Head and Neck Oncology of the Department of Oncology of the faculty of Medicine at KU Leuven.
Clinical interests:
Head and neck oncology and surgery, with a specific focus on salivary gland and thyroid surgery, laser microendoscopic surgery, transoral robotic surgery, endoscopic and external approaches to the anterior skull base and pediatric head and neck surgery.

Jan B. Vermorken

Three decades after the Veteran Affairs: Have we learnt more in selecting the best candidates for non-surgical laryngeal preservation strategies?
  Keynote Lecture 3 - Wednesday 11:30-12:00

Jan B. Vermorken, MD, PhD is emeritus Professor of Oncology at the University of Antwerp and consultant at the Antwerp University Hospital in Edegem, Belgium. His main fields of expertise are head and neck oncology and gynecologic oncology. He is member of the EORTC Head and Neck Cancer Group since 1985 (past chair from 2006 to 2009), the EORTC Gynecologic Cancer Group since 1980 (past chair from 1983 to 1989), the Gynecologic Cancer Intergroup since 1997 (founding chair 1997-2002) and founding member of and advisor to the Head and Neck Cancer International Group. He is member of various scientific societies, member of several editorial boards of International journals, reviewer of multiple cancer journals and author or co-author of more than 700 publications. He received the ESMO award in 2007 and on March 1, 2013 he received the title of Commander in the Order of Leopold for his contributions to oncology.

Ricard Simo

Big data in laryngology and how to get there: An ELS ongoing project
  Keynote Lecture 6 - Wednesday 15:00-15:30

Ricard Simo is a Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist Head, Neck and Thyroid Surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at GKT Medical School.
He graduated from the University of Barcelona in 1988, trained in Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in Nottingham, Manchester and Philadelphia.
He provides a dedicated tertiary head and neck oncological and thyroid surgery service at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and he is the Clinical Lead in Head and Neck Surgery and Thyroid Cancer Surgical Lead for the Hospital.
He has published over 150 original articles, 28 chapters and UK national head, neck and thyroid cancer guidelines.
He is the Past President of the European Laryngological Society, the Head and Neck editor of the Journal of the ENT Masterclass, Audit and Governance Lead of the ENT UK Head and Neck Society, Vice-chairman and Head and Neck Coordinator of the European Board Exam in ORL-HNS, Board Member of the CEORL and a faculty member of several national and international courses in head, neck and thyroid surgery.
He is married with 2 children and loves nature and triathlon.

Dietmar Thurnher

150 years of total laryngectomy: What changed from Billroth's days and where are we going?
  Keynote Lecture 4 - Wednesday 11:30-12:00

Dietmar Thurnher is Professor for Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Head of the Division of General ORL
Medical University of Graz, Austria
He received his medical training at the University of Vienna. As early as his residency Prof. Thurnher focused on head and neck surgical oncology and head and neck cancer research. He completed his subspeciality training during his Fellowship in Advanced Training in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery of the AHNS in Toronto, Canada, in 2005/2006. Prof. Thurnher’s surgical expertise is in head and neck ablative and reconstructive surgery, open and transoral laser surgery of the larynx and advanced airway surgery. He is a Fellow of the EBEORL and is also Examiner for the oral exam part of the European Board.
Prof. Thurnher has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers on the topic head and neck cancer, various book chapters and a textbook of Otolaryngology and is also the cofounder of the Austrian head and neck society (ATHNS).
He was president of the Austrian ORL Society in the period of 2019-2020 and the period of 2021-2022.
He is General Secretary of the Austrian head and neck society.

Ton Langeveld

Spasmodic dysphonia: Challenges in diagnosis and treatment
  Keynote Lecture 10 - Thursday 14:30-15:00

Ton Langeveld (1962, MD PhD) is head and neck surgeon / laryngologist at the Leiden University Medical Center (The Netherlands) since 1997. In 2001 he finished his thesis on Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia. He published several papers on topics related to head and neck cancer (prognostication and HPV) and laryngology (AdSD – btx-treatment and bilateral endoscopic TA-myoneurectomy, unilateral vocal fold paralysis, vocal fold atrophia, subglottic stenosis and lasersurgery in early laryngeal carcinoma). Above all he is dedicated to his patients. Related activities are in medical and postgraduate training at the Leiden University Medical Center (Head ENT-training Ba/Ms, Member of Ba/Ms Examinational Board of the Leiden University and faculty member of the Boerhaave postgraduate training H&N surgery . When there is time left, he can be found in his motorcycle museum amongst his English and Italian classic bikes.

Alberto Paderno

AI in diagnosis, delineation, and characterization of laryngeal diseases: Videomics and its future
  Keynote Lecture 2 - Wednesday 11:30-12:00

Dr. Alberto Paderno works at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Brescia in Italy. He completed his Residency Program in Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and holds an MD degree from the same institution. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, with a research focus on applying AI in the field of Head and Neck Oncology. His main interest lies in new technologies and how they can be used in medicine to improve patient outcomes.
Dr. Paderno is involved in various international studies related to Translational Research, Biomarkers, Oncology, Head and Neck Surgery, and Artificial Intelligence.

Giorgio Peretti

Transoral and open surgical laryngeal conservation strategies: Transitional areas from one to the other
  Keynote Lecture 5 - Wednesday 15:00-15:30

Giorgio Peretti, MD was born in Genoa, Italy in 1958. From 1986 to 2011, he served as a clinician and professor at the Unit of Otorhinolaryngology Head-Neck Surgery at the University of Brescia.
Prof. Peretti currently holds the position of Full Professor and Chief of the Unit of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Genoa since December 2011. He is also the Director of the Residency Program in Otorhinolaryngology at the same institution. Additionally, he has recently been appointed as the Director of the Department of Surgery at the IRCCS Policlinico San Martino, University of Genoa, as of November 2021.
Prof. Peretti has an extensive background in academic and professional leadership roles, having served as President of the European Laryngological Society from 2014 to 2016. He has authored or co-authored 177 papers in peer-reviewed journals, as well as 45 book chapters. He has delivered over a thousand proffered papers and invited lectures in national and international congresses.
Prof. Peretti's clinical expertise lies in the fields of head and neck oncology, laryngology, phonosurgery, and the diagnosis and treatment of benign and neoplastic tracheal diseases. He has been particularly dedicated to developing and improving the bioendoscopy and the CO2 laser-based transoral surgey in the diagnosis and treatment of laryngeal cancer.
Prof. Peretti has also been instrumental in the development and testing of groundbreaking surgical tools and instruments aimed at novel phonosurgical techniques. He has organized and led several national and international training programs in advanced laryngology.


Congress Secretariat
GUARANT International spol. s r. o.
Českomoravská 19, 190 00 Prague 9
Czech Republic
Phone: +420 284 001 444

© 2022 GUARANT International spol. s r.o.