Summary First Day of EURO-CIU Conference in Wroclav, Poland

It was a very interesting day, see here a summary and underneath the Program

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

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