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

EURO-CIU 2019 – preparing scientific program

Today I was in Wroclaw and met with representatives of the Polish CI Association „Slyszec bez granic“ (Hearing without borders) in order to prepare the scientific programme for the XII Symposium of the EURO-CIU which will take place in Wroclaw April 25 – 27, 2019.

On this occasion we made a video in which I talk about the history and the role of EURO-CIU, the importance of the symposium and invite potential spectators to join us.

The conference is going to be a very interesting event, top experts will present and the EURO-CIU family will meet and share experience.

Dear friends, looking forward to seeing you in Wroclav, Poland on April 25 – 26, 2019:

Presentation “Time for Paradigm Change in Clinical Care”

The presentation “Time for Paradigm Change in Clinical Care” was given by me in the ESPCI Conference in Istanbul in May 2013, in the EFAS Conference in Budapest in June 2013 and in the PORA Live Online seminar for Russian-speaking professionals and Russian speaking parents on June 9th 2013.

Click here to see the slides in English, click here to see the slides in Russian, click on this link to find the full text in English, and use this link to find the full text in Russian.

Rückblick auf 2012 …

Slunicko am Valentinstag 2012 20121231-roter Saon  english/russisch


Monika & Michael
Dezember 2012

Das Jahr 2012 hat es gut mit uns gemeint. Der Sieg, den ich in meinem Kampf gegen die tückische Krankheit im Jahr 2011 errungen habe, ist nachhaltig. Dieser glückliche Umstand gab uns den Freiraum ohne Einschränkungen zu planen – beruflich und privat – und unsere Ideen und Vorstellungen weitgehend umzusetzen.

Der fulminante Auftakt war das für uns nun schon zur Tradition gewordene Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker im berühmten Musikvereinssaal in Wien.

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