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

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

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 issues)

  • 8:00-9:00 Registration
  • 9:00 Opening of the conference
  • 9:10 Welcome. “The role of EURO-CIU in Europe”
  • 9:20 Speeches by the representatives of public institutions
  • 9:40 “The impact of hearing loss worldwide”
  • 9:55 “Implant programs in Europe” – panel discussion
  • 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:30 “The importance of hearing loss for patients, their families and the environment”
  • 12:00 “Cochlear implants – when are they indicated and when not" – multidisciplinary discussion panel
  • 12:50 Open discussion
  • 13:10 „How to talk with patients in an understandable language – translation of professional knowledge into comprehensible information”
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 „Expectations of patients” – panel discussion with patients and representatives of patients’ families
  • 15:40 Open discussion
  • 16:00 "Screening in Poland and Europe" (hearing screening tests in various age groups - programs and effects)
  • 16:30 End of the first day of the Symposium
  • 18:30 Integration dinner

Friday, 26 April 2019 (rehabilitation, social aspects)

  • 9:00 Opening of the second day of the Symposium
  • 9:05 „Rehabilitation has more than one name – different rehabilitation needs of children and adult cochlear implant users”
  • 9:35 „The role of sound processor fitting in (re)habilitation”
  • 10:00 „Proprietary methods of rehabilitation”
  • 10:30 „Music therapy in auditory implants”
  • 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:30 Concert
  • 12:00 “Education and methodology of teaching people with auditory implants”
  • 12:20 Commercial presentations of the Symposium sponsors
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 „Users of implants in the labor market” – panel discussion
  • 15:00 „Stories of patients as a carrier of information about the problem of hearing loss"
  • 16:00 Summary of the Symposium
  • 16:30 Closing of the Symposium – Adrian Szatkowski
  • 17:30 Wrocław sightseeing
  • 19:00 Concert + Banquet

Saturday, 27 April 2019 (General Assembly)

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