Basic of Otorhinolaryngology

IFOS is proud to announce new otorhinolaryngology textbook ready for download.

This textbook is designed to synthesize concepts of modern otorhinolaryngology with concept of contemporary management all basics aspects of otorhinolaryngology. Expert authors provide the reader with a solid understanding of the basic descriptions of anatomy and physiology, fundamental concepts of the diseases and their clinical presentations, diagnostic workup and the management techniques.

The book is primarily designated for medical students but also general practitioners, and residents in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery will appreciate it. This book can be also used as an overview for specialists in ENT and related disciplines.

Book offers comprehensive coverage of the most important ENT diseases, including the ear, nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx and salivary glands.

Chapters on thyroid and parathyroid as well as phoniatrics are included.

Last chapter is dedicated to basic principles of most frequent surgical procedures in otorhinolaryngology.

Foreword is written by Eugene N. Myers, M. D. F.A.C.S. F.R.C.S Edin. (Hon) Distinguished Professor and Emeritus Chair, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Up to 200 pictures demonstrate anatomical basics, diseases, key concepts and surgical techniques necessary for otorhinolaryngology practice.

Basic Otorhinolaryngology is made avaialable for download.

European Annals of Oto-rhino-laryngology, Head and Neck diseases

We are pleased to announce that the special IFOS issue of the European Annals of Oto-rhino-laryngology, Head and Neck diseases (guidelines presented during the congress) is now available.

This first special issue is free of charge.
To download the articles please click on one of the following links:
link 1 or link 2

IFHNOS Congress 2018, Buenos Aires

IFOS World Congres 2017 - recorded sessions

Link to all recorded sessions during IFOS World Congress 2017. Please review, share.

Ear, Hearing and Hearing loss

IFOS is active in the WHO, Department of Noncommunicable Diseases, represented by Shelly Chadha. Recently (May 4, 2017) World Health Assembly adopted a resolution on Prevention of hearing loss and deafness. Following doicuments may be helpful in raising awarness on ear and hearing care with important data for communication with the politicions and decision makers in individual countries

WHO Resolution Prevention of hearing loss and defness 2017
World Hearing Day March 3
Lancet article: Blake S Wilson, Debara L Tucci, Michael H Merson, Gerard M O'Donoghue: Global hearing health care: new findings and perspectives
Prevention of blindness and deafness, Activities of WHO

Big Success with Open Access Atlas of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Operative Surgery

We have reached a landmark with the Open Access Atlas of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Operative Surgery

>1.1 million chapters downloaded!

Currently at more than 1000 chapters downloaded per day.


During the XIXth World Congress in Sao Paulo, the initiatives of the Educational Committee were discussed in the Executive Committee meetings of Sunday May 31st and June 4th and were approved during the General Assembly.
The paper on minimum requirements of an ENT training worldwide are combined with the initiative of Dr. Johan Fagan from Cape Town to start with an ENT training program within the Developing Countries. This training program should be totally different from the training programs in Developed Countries because of their need and possibilities and their different incidence of disease and complications. Dr. Johan Fagan developed the website Educational support for ENT surgeons in the Developing World

Educational support for ENT surgeons in the Developing World

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