Key Note Speaker
AD SNIK, THE NETHERLANDS
Professor (Prof. dr. ir.)
Auditory (acoustic) implants; Great technology but really effective?
– Too often, clinical papers regarding new Auditory Implants for sensorineural, conductive and mixed hearing loss are enthusiasm driven while the evidence level of presented data is limited. This course focuses on relatively hard data that has been published as well.
JAN CASSELMAN, BELGIUM
Current state of the art and future perspectives in temporal bone imaging.
– Become familiar with the newest CT and MR techniques and software applications in temporal bone imaging
– Know the newest state of the art diagnoses in temporal bone imaging
From mid-16th century French Court to end 18th century Danish Court : the fatal power of the mammillary process.
The term mastoid process was first used in Greek by Galen in the 2nd century. It also received the Latin name of mammillary process from the great Italian anatomists in the mid-16th century, name regularly employed until the 18th century. Its first fatal implication was related to the death of François II King of France in 1560, most certainly as a consequence of an infection in the left ear. During two centuries various attempts were conducted to first understand its function and then to open or free this area with more or less success, notably in case of abscess, caries, pain, tinnitus and all kinds of deafness. In 1791, a second Royal event, the death of Johann Justus von Berger court physician of Christian VII King of Denmark after trepanation of the right mastoid for deafness, completely modified the growing surgical interest of the mastoid process. It took more than 80 years for it to regain interest and finally to introduce a safer technique for mastoidectomy.