Welcome address

Dear Friends,

it is a true honor for us to host the 2nd World Congress on Endoscopic Ear Surgery. Following the insights of Professor Jean Marc Thomassin and the experiences of Professor Muaaz Tarabichi, and after nearly 10 years of working together, we can affirm that the International Working Group on Endoscopic Ear Surgery has produced significant results. The technique has become more and more widely used around the world. With regard to surgery of the ear, we can finally speak of functional surgery and not just demolition surgery.

We have included all of the most current topics in our scientific program, and we have tried to devise ways to stimulate lively discussions and a sharing of all our experiences.

Bologna is a city well worth discovering; it is rich in culture and history as well as in the medical arts tradition, and it is famous for the quality of its food.

We chose a historical location in the heart of the city in order to allow participants to enjoy all the beauty of this city. The social program is particularly attractive; we hope you will like it.

We look forward to warmly welcoming you to Bologna.

Livio Presutti

Daniele Marchioni