March 30, 2018

Prosper Ménière Society 2018 International Symposium

 Prosper Ménière Society 18th International Symposium and Workshops

 The Prosper Ménière Society, along with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’(UAMS) Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, recently hosted the 18th International Symposium and Workshops on Inner Ear Medicine and Surgery in Zell am Ziller, Austria, at the Hotel Theresa.

John Dornhoffer, M.D., Executive Director of the Prosper Ménière Society and Chairman of the UAMS Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery oversaw the conference. Eighteen countries were represented at the meeting. There were 60 attendees (one of the largest groups ever) and 28 speakers presenting the very latest in the medical and surgical treatment of inner ear disorders, including the diagnosis and treatment of tinnitus and vertigo as well as cochlear implantation.

Group of four doctors

Michael Teixido, M.D., Wilmington, Delaware, Chunfu Dai, M.D., Ph.D., Shanghai, China, Joel Goebel, M.D., St. Louis, Missouri (2018 Gold Medal Award recipient) and John Dornhoffer, M.D., Little Rock, Arkansas

Joel Goebel, M.D., FACS, FRCS, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, was presented with the Gold Medal Award. Dr. Goebel is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Director of the Dizziness and Balance Center at Washington University School of Medicine.  Dr. Goebel’s keynote address was entitled “Meniere’s Disease, Vestibular Migraine and PPPD: What is the Connection?”.

Group of doctors posing for camera

Seated: Jan Helms, M.D., Ph.D., Gold Medal Award recipient, 2001 and Paul Van de Heyning, M.D., Ph.D., Gold Medal Award recipient, 2014 Standing: Joel Goebel, M.D., 2018 Gold Medal Award recipient, John Dornhoffer, M.D., Executive Director, Prosper Ménière Society, Chris Raine, M.D., FRCS, ChM, Bingley, UK, and Ludwig Moser, M.D., Schattwald, Austria

The Prosper Ménière Society was founded in 1981 by the International Meniere’s Disease Research Institute (IMDRI) of the Colorado Otologic Research Center (CORC). Its primary goal is to promote the academic dissemination and discussion of clinical research data on Ménière’s disease and all aspects of inner ear dysfunction, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment.