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EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF COCHLEAR IMPLANT USERS a.s.b.l.

Program Symposium & General Assembly EUROCIU 2019. Wrocław 2019 (Poland)

“Needs of cochlear implant users in the XXI century”

The 12th International EURO-CIU 2019 Symposium is the most important European meeting of cochlear implants’ users, medical environment and the companies supporting people with hearing problems. This year it will take place in Wroclaw, Poland on 25-27 April 2019. The main theme of the Symposium is “Needs of cochlear implant users in the modern world”. The Symposium will gather medical authorities, the representatives of institutions and media as well as patients and their families. We believe that the program, concerning both medical and social aspects of cochlear implants, will be an interesting combination of the most relevant issues connected to daily life of CI users.

Thursday, 25 April 2019 (medical topics) – 1st day

(8:30-9:00 – Press Conference)

8:00-9:00 Registration/welcome coffee

9:00-9:10 Opening of the conference – Adrian Szatkowski, Hearing Without Borders Chairman

9:10-9:20 Welcome. “The role of EURO-CIU in Europe” – Teresa Amat (ES), EURO-CIU President

9:20-9:40 Speeches by the representatives of public institutions

9:40-10:00 Musical intermezzo – Jadwiga Tomczyńska (harp); patients with implants: Szymon Rekowski (piano), Anna Miecznikowska (vocal)

10:00-10:10 “The impact of hearing loss worldwide” – dr. Shelly Chadha (IN), WHO (video presentation)

10:10-11:30 Panel discussion: “Implant programs in Europe – treatment standards for children and adults” – prof. Sandro Burdo (IT), prof. Roland Laszig (DE), prof. Henryk Skarżyński (PL), prof. Witold Szyfter (PL), Nadine Cochard (FR); Moderator: prof. Sandro Burdo (IT)

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-12:20 “The importance of hearing loss for patients, their families and the environment” – Eulalia Juan Pastor (ES)

12:20-12:40 “Bilateral implantation – current state of the art” – prof. Roland Laszig (DE)

12:40-14:00 Multidisciplinary panel discussion: “Cochlear implants – when are they indicated and when not” – prof. Sandro Burdo (IT), Prof. Roland Laszig (DE), prof. Henryk Skarżyński (PL), dr. Józef Mierzwiński (PL), Eulalia Juan Pastor (ES), Maria Rotkiel (PL), Nadine Cochard (FR); Moderator: dr. Monika Lehnhardt-Goriany (DE)

14:00-15:00 Lunch
15:00-16:10 Panel discussion with patients and representatives of patients’ families: “Expectations of patients” – Maria Rekowska (PL), Marcin Czerniak (PL), Anamaria-Diana Brasow (ROU), Michael Wollrab (AT); Moderator: dr. Katarzyna Ita Bieńkowska (PL)

16:10-16:30  “Newborn hearing screening in Poland – results after 15 years”

16:30-16:50 “Screening in Europe” (hearing screening tests in various age groups - programs and effects) – dr Monika Lehnhardt-Goriany (DE)

16:50-17:00 Summary of the day – dr Monika Lehnhardt-Goriany (DE)

19:00 Integration dinner

Friday, 26 April 2019 (rehabilitation, social aspects) – 2nd day

9:00-9:05 Opening of the second day of the Symposium

9:05-9:35 “Rehabilitation has more than one name – different rehabilitation needs of children and adult cochlear implant users” –  dr. Sue Archbold (GB)

9:35-10:00 “The role of sound processor fitting in (re)habilitation” – Eulalia Juan Pastor (ES)

10:00-10:30 “Proprietary methods of rehabilitation” – dr. Zdzisława Orłowska-Popek (PL)

10:30-11:00 “Music therapy in auditory implants” – Barbara Kaczynska (PL)

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:00 “Modern methods of therapy of people with hearing implants” – dr. Katarzyna Ita Bienkowska (PL)

12:00-13:30 Commercial presentations of the Symposium sponsors

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:15 “Users of implants in the labor market" – panel discussion: Marta Mikuła (PL), Jakub Śledź (PL), Magdalena Piasecka (PL), Dr Mariusz Pawlak (PL), Maria Żarnowska (PL), Henryk Bania (PL)

15:15-16:15 “Stories of patients as a carrier of information about the problem of hearing loss” – Marcin Nędza (PL), Wioleta Zabielska with her daughter Ania (PL), Henri Francois (FR)

16:00-16:15 Closing Remarks

16:15-16:30 Summary of the Symposium – dr Monika Lehnhardt-Goriany (DE)

16:30 – End of the Symposium
17:30 Wrocław sightseeing (for EURO-CIU Delegates)

Saturday, 27 April 2019 (General Assembly)

  • Meeting of delegates: members of EURO-CIU, European Association of Cochlear Implant Users