The 29th Annual Meeting of the Japan Otological Society

Greeting Message

The 29th Annual Meeting of the Japan Otological Society

President
Seiji Kakehata, M.D., Ph.D.

In 2019 we will be hosting a conference of the Japanese Otological Society in Yamagata. As the largest member of the Japanese Otolaryngology Society, it is a great honor to be hosting the conference in Yamagata for the first time. The theme for the meeting is ‘From Individual Conception to World Standard’.

Overriding objective of the conference is for it to be used it as a platform to spread the allure of Otology. Ear surgery is often seen as more difficult, and requiring a much longer waiting period before young doctors can perform surgeries themselves. However, as we know, there are many new frontiers in Otology, and these updated methods are very interesting. By inviting surgeons and researchers on the cutting edge of these technological developments from all around the world, we wish to spread the message that Otology is an important, exciting and accessible field, and inspire a new generation of surgeons and researchers to join us.

The number of young doctors from Japan who take time to study abroad is waning, and by bringing the world’s best to Yamagata, I want to show them what an exciting world exists in Otology. To this end, doctors from all countries are most welcomed to attend the conference and take part in this global exchange of ideas and connection.

To ensure that the conference is a valuable experience for all attendees, the following format has been decided upon.

Theme Sessions: These twelve, 90-minute sessions will focus on the most cutting edge topics in Otology, both international and domestic. Keynote addresses by the world’s leading surgeons and researchers will be followed by rarely held in Japan, round-table discussions on the presented topics. This format will afford all participants the opportunity to participate in, and contribute to, in-depth discussions on the most relevant topics in Otology.

Next Generation Sessions: These 60-minute sessions are provided for doctors under 50 to deliver their personal message on Otology to the audience. The topics of these sessions are open to the presenters to decide, and I greatly look forward to hearing what will be discussed.

Young Award session (New generation’s session): During this 90-minute session we will select a winning presentation from amongst six pre-selected young doctors (under 40). It will give us an exciting glimpse into the bright future of Otology.

First Timers’ Session: This session is the stage for first-time presenters at an Otological Society conference. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a doctor, resident, or student, I look forward to hearing your fresh opinions, ideas and observations.

I look forward to welcoming doctors from Japan and all over the world to this great opportunity for expanding and strengthening our global Otology community.


Seiji Kakehata, M.D., Ph.D.
President
The 29th Annual Meeting of the Japan Otological Society

International Faculty

Name Affiliation Country

Nirmal Patel

Macquarie University Hospital

Australia

Adrian James

University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children

Canada

Blake C. Papsin

University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children

Canada

Yong Cui

Guangdong General Hospital

China

Kristianna Mey

Rigshospitalet

Denmark

Martin Nue Møller

Copenhagen University Hospital

Denmark

Per Caye-Thomasen

Copenhagen University Hospital

Denmark

Søren Hansen

Copenhagen University Hospital

Denmark

Mohamed Badr-El-Dine

University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine

Egypt

Matthew Yung

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

England

Robert Vincent

The Jean Causse Ear Clinic

France

Joachim Müller

University of Munich

Germany

Michael Tong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Daniele Marchioni

University Hospital of Verona

Italy

Livio Presutti

University Hospital of Modena

Italy

Jae Ho Chung

Hanyang University

Korea

Sung-Won Chae

Korea University School of Medicine, Guro Hospital

Korea

Yang Sun Cho

Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine

Korea

Alexander Huber

University Hospital Zurich

Switzerland

Rudolf Probst

University Hospital Zurich

Switzerland

Akira Ishiyama

University of California, Los Angeles

USA

Alejandro Rivas

Vandebuilt University

USA

Brandon Isaacson

UT Southwestern Medical Center

USA

Daniel J. Lee

Harvard Medical School

USA

George B. Wanna

New York Eye and Ear and Beth Israel of Mount Sinai

USA

Joseph Santos-Sacchi

Yale University School of Medicine

USA

Judith Kempfle

Harvard Medical School

USA

Stephan P. Cass

University of Colorado

USA

Theme Session (tentative)


INNOVATIONS IN OTOLOGY
1.  a. TEES: Paradigm shift in ear surgery
2.  b. Heads-up Surgery: Ergonomics in ear surgery
3.  c. Role of AI, VR and Robot in otology

MIDDLE EAR SURGERY
4.  a. Ossiculoplasty based on biomechanics
5.  b. Stapes surgery for otosclerosis: scientific background and clinical results
6.  c. Classification of cholesteatoma and surgical strategies

AUDITORYIMPLANTS
7.  a. Pediatric, bilateral cochlear implant
8.  b. Challenges in cochlear implant (expanding indications, hearing preservation)
9.  c. Middle ear implant

10. MENIER DISEASE
    MRI for hydrops/Treatment modality

11. SKULL BASE TUMORS
    Treatment principles of vestibular schwannomas

12. SUPERIOR SEMICIRCULAR CANAL DEHISCENCE SYNDROME
    New treatment modality/Insights into cochlear mechanics and physiology

13. INNER EAR/MIDDLE EARREGENERATION
    Bench to Bedside

14. EDUCATION
    Learning tools for otologic surgery; YouTube, apps, artificial temporal-bone models