Welcome Address

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
it’s a great privilege for me to invite you to the 105th National Congress of the Italian Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, that for the first time will be held in Naples.
I believe this city can worthily represent the very spirit of our Society between history and cultural avant-garde, tradition and innovation.
The academic tradition of the region Campania is also noteworthy. We can boast two of the oldest institutions: the University “Federico II”, which was founded by the Emperor in 1224 and the Medical School from Salerno, that was the first (XI century) and foremost Medical Faculty in the Middle Ages.
I believe this Congress will be a formidable experience for all of us. We have planned to have, as usual, ample space for the training of our younger Colleagues with Courses, both basic and advanced, Tutorial Sessions of video-surgery and informal meetings with experienced Professors.
The core of the Congress will then be structured in Lectures, Round Tables, Symposia and Communications that will promote the exchange of views between national and foreign Schools on all the subject areas of our Specialty, favouring innovation, updates based on new evidence and, where possible, consensus.
Special emphasis will be given to the interdisciplinary debate with other Scientific Societies on border subjects in a perspective of cultural freedom, real prerequisite for growth.
Space will also be devoted to the Patients Associations; I believe that from the exchange of views with them a virtuous synergy will derive for a good healthcare system aiming at the improvement of life quality.
And finally, we will propose a captivating social program for the accompanying persons: Naples will fascinate you with trips to unusual destinations, museums, monuments and beautiful landscapes.
We look forward to welcoming you!

Prof. Ettore Cassandro