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Minutes of the UEP General Assembly

Location: Federal Clinic Research Center of Otorhinolaryngology of Russian Federation Ministry of Public Health, Moscow (Russia)
Time: Saturday, 4th October 2014, 17.30 – 18.45 o‘clock

1. Opening of the meeting

The President of UEP Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen opens the AGM, thanking all participants. Past President Prof. Lucyna Schalen could not join the AGM for personal reasons, as well Dr. Ana Martinez-Arellano (Pamplona, Spain) the future Congress President in Bilbao in 2016 and Board Secretary Jakub Drsata (attending annual UEMS meeting in Dubrovnik).

2. Establishing the meeting as lawful and quorate

a. The convening of the AGM was carried out within the period prescribed (7 days prior to the AGM).

b. The new by-laws do not prescribe any quorum( Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen)

c. The AGM could be established as lawful and quorate with participants from 9 countries.

3. Elections

Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen was elected as the chairperson and Bozena Wiskirska-Woznica as a secretary, and a vote counter – with acceptance of all participants of AGM.

4. Adoption of the agenda

The agenda was adopted by the AGM- all votes yes, 0 no, 0 abstention.

5. Report of the President: Antoinette am Zehnhoff

The President reports the state of recruiting UEP members: state on 26th September 2014 of UEP members is 217 members from 33 countries, during this congress we’ve got two new members! A UEP/EAP flyer has been created which is displayed at all subject specific congresses.

The President presented the biography of two great phoniatricians who passed away in the last 2 years. In Commemoration of :

  • Prof. Horst Gundermann who wrote numerous texts for scientific audiences as well as patients and parents. His legacy is the holistic nature of Phoniatrics today. We will remember him with affection and sympathy as a good friend and colleague, and as a great figure in Phoniatrics.
  • Prof. von Leden who wrote an immense body of important phoniatric texts. He was a pioneer of laryngeal microsurgery and a true expert in voice care, highly-valued by singers, actors and professional speakers.We will remember him with affection and sympathy as a good friend and colleague, and as a great figure in Phoniatrics.

Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen and all AGM participants gave cordial thanks to the Congress President Docent Ekaterina Osipenko for her extremely hard and brilliant work. Thousand thanks and highest esteem and respect. For the first time UEP applied for European Continuous Medical Education (CME) Credits (ECMEC’s) at the European Accreditation Council of Continuous Medical Education (EACCME) at the Union of the European Medical Specialists (UEMS) in Brussels and was successful with accreditation of 17 ECMEC’s. The President reports of activities to make our specialty more popular: increasing interest in (1) World Voice Day 16th April 2014 with Coordinator Ken Roßlau, MD PhD, Münster and (2) World Swallowing Day 12th December 2014 with Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Mohamed Farahat MD, PhD, Riyadh.

The President reports the state of our book: European Manual of Medicine: Volume Phoniatrics with maximally 5 volume editors from various European countries. “As the discussion among the Union Européenne des Médicins Spécialistes (UEMS) has shown, it is difficult to standardize medical training because of the presently existing differences in the various EU countries. However, this doesn't mean we shouldn't even try to reach an international, specialty-specific, European consensus. The European Manual should form the basis for such a consensus. In contrast to national textbooks in the various specialties, this manual should present what is generally considered to be the state-of-the-art in these areas and at the same time take into account what has already been achieved in terms of standardizing medical training and further training”. The book is “intended not only for residents in further training, but also for students and as a reference for practising specialists and other interested physicians.”

The European Manual of Medicine: Volume Phoniatrics contains: Fundamentals Editor: Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, Germany, Chapter 1. Voice Disorders including Rehabilitation of Tumour Patients Editor: Bozena Wiskirska-Woznica, Poland, Chapter 2. Swallowing Disorders including Rehabilitation of Tumour Patients Editor: Patrick Zorowka, Austria, Chapter 3. Developmental Language, Literacy and Hearing Disorders Editor: Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, Germany, Chapter 4. Speech and Speech Fluency Disorders, 4.1 Speech Disorders (Dysglossia/Nasality/Velopharyngeal Insufficiency), 4.2 Fluency Disorders Editor: Joseph Sopko, Switzerland, Chapter 5. Acquired Speech and Language Disorders (Aphasia, Dysarthria, Dyspraxia) Editor: Antonio Schindler, Italy. Supplementary DVD, Audio and Video Samples Editor: Tadeus Nawka, Germany. Editor-in-Chief: Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, Germany.

The President mentioned that we have up to now more than 100 authors from 22 countries and from 24 disciplines. An internet platform was developed for cooperative writing and the comic figure Pit, phoniatrician in training, in different moods for reminders and thank you‘s. Last statistics by Ross Parfitt, assistant editor, shows that 76% of texts are completed. In the next weeks revision steps will start on the internet platform of our book by editors and by all authors of a chapter to consider possible different doctrines in different countries, by real Pit’s, by lectors and by a native speaker.

6. Report of the Vice-President

Antonio Schindler presented cooperation with related societies as IALP, IFOS and European Academy of ORL-HNS. The most important cooperation is the participation in congresses by Phoniatric Sessions, particularly in Prague (EAORL-HNS) and IFOS in Paris. For IFOS the UEP President suggested cooperation with Mariola Sliwinska-Kowalska, who will replace Manfred Gross representing Phoniatrics and Audiology in IFOS. Virginie Woisard advises to contact directly the French Congress President. Antonio Schindler reported that the IALP board decided to nominate him as the IALP representative for the EAP board. Berit Schneider-Stickler mentioned that concerning the educational aspects this nomination could be a bridge to the EAP and UEP activities. The next problem was the discussion of a scientific journal of UEP. There were three proposals: the creation of a completely new magazine, e. g. the European Journal of Phoniatrics, or the participation in the Journal of Hearing, Balance and Communication or to create a subsection PHONIATRICS after discussion with the editors of large ENT journals with IF. Finally all agreed that the Vice-President will check the possibilities which journal could be choosed for subsection as a temporary solution. In near future we hope to have our own journal.

7. Report of the Treasurer Ahmed Geneid

Our treasurer reports the budget 2014

Report of treasurer French acount September 2011 -April 2014

8. Report of the Auditors

Our auditors Irena Hocevar-Boltezar, Ljubljana, Slovenia and Igor Kastyro, Moscow, Russian Federation checked the annual report and the budget of the year 2014. They found the budget and the report of activities conforming with the by-laws of the UEP and other legal regulations (see attachment: Revision of the annual report and budget of the year 2014).

9. Decision on adoption of the financial statement

On application of one AGM participant the financial statement and the discharge from liability of the board and any others with liability for the accounts was adopted with 7 abstentions (board members) and 0 no votes.

10. Adoption of the action plan and budget 2015

Treasurer: Ahmed Geneid

The treasurer reports the action plan and the budget of the year 2015:

  • 8000 euros for the medals (one time payment, medals enough for 10-15 years),
  • 900 euros for the pins ( one time payment, pins enough for 5-7 years),
  • 5000 to 8000 euros for the UEP book/s, there is a question - we already have the manual, do we need money for it? Also, should we make it possible for UEP to sponsor other books of phoniatrics, UEP books.
  • Next expenses is Brussel training - UEP grant for two residents of phoniatrics 1000 euros.
  • Next - UEP office, we will need to increase the hours of our staff, may be up to 500 euros per month, so 6000 euros for 2015.

Our treasurer reports the action plan and the budget of the year 2015, which was adopted by the AGM with abstention of the treasurer.

11. New interval of UEP congresses

Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen proposed the new interval of UEP congresses of 2 years. It was adopted by the AGM with full agreement - 0 votes of abstention and 0 no.

12. Adaptation of term in office of board members

The next proposal of Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen was the adaptation of term in office of board members, legal officer and auditors:

  • 2 years
  • 4 years
  • 4 years term with option to stop after 2 years

The last version 4 years term with option to stop after 2 years was adopted by AGM with agreement of all members.

13. Deadline of inviting UEP members

The proposal of Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen to change the deadline of inviting UEP members to the AGM from 7 days to 2 weeks to adapt it to the deadline of EAP was also adopted by AGM – all members vote yes.

14. Elections

Election of president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, 1. and 2. UEMS representatives, representative of UEP members of extra-European countries, legal officer and auditors for the next term. There were following candidates:

  • President: Prof. Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, Münster, Germany
  • Vice-President: Prof. Antonio Schindler, Torino, Italy
  • After retiring of Lucyna Schalen in the position of the Past-President: Docent Ekaterina Osipenko, Russia
  • Secretary: Jakub Drsata, MD PhD, Hradec Kralove,
  • 1. UEMS-Representative: Prof. Christiane Neuschaefer-Rube, Aachen, Germany
  • 2. UEMS-representative: Prof. Bozena Wiskirska-Woznica, Poznan, Poland
  • Representative of UEP members of extra-European countries: Prof. Nasser Kotby, Cairo, Egypt
  • Incoming Congress President: Ana Martinez-Arellano, Pamplona, Spain

The board members were adopted by the AGM – all votes yes, 0 –no, 0- abstention.

15. Alliance of UEP and EAP

The reelected UEP President Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen had another proposal of Associations‘ Alliance of UEP and EAP to establish regulations of cooperation. Because we agree to the registration of EAP as an independent body, it is necessary to define judicial regulations between UEP and EAP to make them safe. UEP has to support EAP in organisational and financial affairs, EAP should give discount and preferential access to academy services to UEP members and UEP and EAP have to cooperate. The President of UEP presented the recent version of a proposal for the by-laws of the Alliance developed by A. am Zehnhoff- Dinnesen and the lawyer Claus Dapper in Münster and revised by the president of EAP and our legal officer.

Date: Monday, 26th August 2013
Time: 18.15 – 19.30 o‘clock
Place: Centro Congressi Lingotto (Lingotto Conference Center), Lisbona Hall, Via Nizza, 280 - Torino (Italy)
Participants: 21 from 11 countries

#1

Opening of the meeting: Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, President of UEP.

#2

Establishing the meeting as lawful and quorate by president of UEP Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen.

#3

Adoption of the Agenda of the meeting.

#4

Commemoration of past members of UEP

  • Commemoration of Dr. Marc Yana, St. Denis, France
  • Commemoration of Prof. Karel Vrticka, Lucerne, Switzerland

#5

Report of the UEP president on

  • A. The state of recruiting UEP members and presentation of the updated list of National UEP Coordinators.
  • B. State of European Manual, Volume Phoniatrics. Information on the internet platform for cooperative writing, reminders to be sent to the late replies.
  • C. Information on the Plan to found the European Academy of Phoniatrics (EAP) in Aachen, Germany, on 6th September 2013.

#6

Presentation by AntonioSchindler on the cooperation between UEP and other related organizations in addition to possible journals with which UEP can cooperate. Antonio Schindler also informed that he will look into the new open access journals.

#7

Presentation by the treasurer, Virginie Woisard on the income and expenses of the UEP. Fees paid by the members and the expenses in 2012.

#8

Report of the Auditors: Jakub Drsata, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, and Ahmed Geneid, Helsinki, Finland

#9

Adoption of the financial statement and on the discharge from liability of the board members and any others with liability for the accounts. Application for discharge, proposed by Antonio Schindler and seconded by Per-Åke Lindestad. All the assembly voted for with the abstension of three attendants, the treasurer and the two auditors.

#10

Virginie Woisard is resigning from the job of the treasurer. Projection of the year 2013. Resigned because of other responsibilities. The treasurer talked about the sponsors of the UEP website. The upcoming meeting in Moscow will not have any financial implications on UEP.

#11

Election of Ahmed Geneid as treasurer of UEP till 2014 with mandate to establish the bank account in Helsinki, Finland and manage all finances on behalf of UEP in and outside Finland. All the assembly voted for him with abstension of Ahmed Geneid.

#12

Proposal to abolish the membership fees of the retired persons. Proposed by Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, seconded by Nasser Kotby. All assembly supported the proposal.

#13

Election of a successor for Ahmed Geneid as auditor at first till 2014: proposal Irena Hocevar-Boltezar, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Proposed by the board. All assembly voting for.

#14

Report of UEMS representative Christiane Neuschaefer-Rube. Report by Christiane Neuschaefer-Rube on the phoniatric logbook. The logbook is now available from the UEMS website. Information of upcoming work of the UEMS.

#15

Adoption of proposed internal regulations to be added to the by-laws of the UEP. Motion accepted in consensus.

#16

Election of the extra european representative for the term 2011-2014., Nasser Kotby. Proposed by the board, accepted by all of the assembly with the abstention of Nasser Kotby.

#17

Election of Jakub Drsata as secretary for the term 2011-2014. Voted for by all of the assembly with abstention of Jakub Drsata.

#18

Election of successor of Jakub Drsata as auditor. Proposal of Igor Kastyro as auditor for the term 2011-2014. The assmebly voted unanimously for.

#19

Election of Ahmed Geneid as legal office for the term 2011-2014 with full rights to deal on represent UEP infront of the finnish authorities. The board proposed Ahmed Geneid as legal officer for 2011-2014. The assembly voted for him with the abstention of Ahmed Geneid

#20

Ahmed Geneid presented a preliminary report as interim legal officer.

#21

Proposal to add the definition of Phoniatrics to the UEP by-laws. The assembly accepted in consensus. The definition is to be supplied by the board of UEP.

#22

Report on the upcoming UEP congress to be held in Mosow, Russia. The UEP congress on 2-5 October 2014. Presented by Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen and Ekaterina Osipenko, Congress President

#23

Honouring UEP members (§3: Upon a motion by the Board of Directors any person who has significantly promoted and supported the activities of the Union may be invited at a meeting of the Union to become a honorary chairperson or honorary member; no funding of travel costs): The following members were honored:

  • Tribute to Prof. Philippe Dejonckere, Brussels, Belgium, as honorary member: laudatory: Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen
  • Tribute to Prof. Antoni Pruszewicz, Poznan, Poland, as honorary member: because of medical reasons in absente: certificate and medal will be handed on a UEP session in occasion of the XLVI Polish ENT congress in Bydgoszcz, 3rd-6th September 2014: laudatory: Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen
  • Tribute to Docent MUDr. Frantisek Sram, Prague, Czech Republic, as honorary UEP member: because of medical reasons in absente: certificate and medal will be handed on a UEP session in occasion of the founding ceremony of the EAP in Aachen: laudatory: Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen
  • Tribute to Prof. Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, Münster, Germany, as honorary member: laudatory: Antonio Schindler.

Minutes taken by:
Ahmed Geneid, legal officer of UEP
Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, President of UEP

Location: Scandic Marina Congress Center, Helsinki, Finland
Time: Saturday, June 16th 2012, 11.30 - 12.45

#1

Opening of the meeting
The President of UEP Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen opens the AGM, thanking all participants. The honorary members Professor Juergen Wendler (Berlin, Germany) and Prof. Harm Schutte (Groningen, The Netherlands) as well as Prof. Franticek Sram (Prague, Czech Republic), Prof. Joseph Sopko (Basel, Switzerland), Prof. Bozena Wiskirska-Woznica (Poznan, Poland) and Dr. Ana Martinez-Arellano (Pamplona, Spain) and Prof. Cori Casanova (Barcelona, Spain) send to the AGM their best regards. They regret to be prevented from joining the AGM. Our General Secretary Antonio Schindler was held back by unforeseeable urgent professional duties. Our UEMS Representative Christiane Neuschaefer-Rube was prevented from coming for lecture duties, our Past President Prof. Lucyna Schalen could not join the AGM for familial reasons.

#2

Establishing the meeting as lawful and quorate
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The convening of the AGM was carried out within the period prescribed (7 days prior to the AGM).
- The new by-laws do not prescribe any quorum.
- The AGM could be established as lawful and quorate with participants from 9 countries.

#3

Adoption of the agenda
The election of a 2. UEMS representative was added as TOP 11. The agenda was adopted by the AGM.

#4

Report of the President: Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen
The President reports the state of recruiting UEP members: After new foundation of UEP, in 2011 a new internet form has been developed for colleagues who are willing to become a UEP member: http://goo.gl/xVNRJ. Their data automatically flow into an excel table. A UEP flyer has been created which is displayed at all subject specific congresses. The UEP board and the UEP national coordinators are reworking old member lists and recruiting new members. At the very beginning of recruiting the status quo on June 15th 2012 is: 155 UEP members from 22 countries. A new UEP Homepage www.phoniatrics-uep.org was created with Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen as Editor and Juergen Wendler as Founding Editor. The President thanks our 1. Webmaster of UEP Peter Matulat, managerial psychologist at the Clinic of Phoniatrics and Pedaudiology, Muenster, for his brilliant help and Juergen Wendler for valuable advice. The President asks the participants of the AGM for more links to national phoniatric societies and for videos for the video section of the UEP homepage. The AGM agrees to the proposal of Peter Matulat to have 3 parts of the video section:

- General (e. g. phoniatricians singing or playing instruments, historical videos of famous phoniatricians)
- Diagnostics
- Therapy.

The AGM agrees to the proposal concerning advertising books of UEP members on the UEP homepage. The President asks for help recruiting sponsors. Up to now we have XION medical, ATMOS Medizintechnik and STORZ KARL STORZ ENDOSKOPE as sponsors. Our interim auditor Jakub Drsata reminds to stay interesting for our sponsors and to look for further sponsorship.

The President reports the state of our book: European Manual of Medicine: Volume Phoniatrics. According to the prescription of the book series the Volume Editors (maximally 5) have to come from different European Countries: Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen (Muenster, Germany),·Olga Dlouha (Prague, Czech Republic), Antonio Schindler (Turin, Italy), Bozena Wiskirska-Woznica (Poznan, Poland)·and Patrick Zorowka (Innsbruck, Austria). The European Manual aims to present the state -of-the-art basing on the UEP logbook recommended by the Union Européenne des Médicins Spécialistes (UEMS) in Brussels. The book is intended for residents in further training, for students, practising specialists and other interested colleagues. Prof. Tadeus Nawka (Berlin, Germany) is the Editor of a supplementary DVD. He asks the AGM for audio and video samples for the DVD: tadeus.nawka@charite.de.

The President reports an apply to the National Board of Patents and Registration, Helsinki, because one signing person, the president, has changed. To disburden the UEP board an officer for legal affairs of UEP is needed who should live in Finland. The President refers to TOP 13.

#5

Report of the General Secretary
Our General Secretary Antonio Schindler was prevented from coming for unforeseeable urgent professional duties.

#6

Report of the Treasurer Dr. Virginie Woisard
Our treasurer reports the budget 2011

#7

Report of the Interim Auditors
Our interim auditors Prof. Jakub Drsata, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic and Dr. Ahmed Geneid, Helsinki, Finland, checked the annual report and the budget of the year 2011. They found the budget and the report of activities conforming with the by-laws of the UEP and other legal regulations (see attachment: Revision of the annual report and budget of the year 2011).

#8

Decision on adoption of the financial statement and on the discharge from liability of the board and any others with liability for the accounts
On application of one AGM participant the financial statement and the discharge from liability of the board and any others with liability for the accounts was adopted with 5 abstentions (interim auditors and board members) and 0 no votes.

#9

Treasurer: Virginie Woisard: 2012: Action plan, budget and membership fees

Our treasurer reports the action plan and the budget of the year 2012, which is adopted by the AGM with abstention of the treasurer. The fee (60 € normal member, 40 € resident, 20 € retired member) will not be changed.

#10

Report of the UEMS Representative
Because of the absence of our UEMS Representative Christiane Neuschaefer-Rube, the President gives her report.

UEMS-ORL Section
In Izmir 2011, the ORLUEMS Board founded 7 Sub-Specialty Groups, Leads in Brackets:
Group 1: Head & Neck (Ulrik Pedersen)
Group 2: Otology/Neurotology (Milan Profant)
Group 3: Rhinology/Allergology (Wolfgang Luxenberger)
Group 4: Paediatric ORL (Tomislav Baudoin)
Group 5: Facial Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (Karl Hörmann)
Group 6: Audiology/Vestibulology (Kjasa Mia Holgers)
Group 7: Phoniatrics/Communication Disorders (Christiane Neuschaefer-Rube).

The board decided that each member of the UEMS can only participate in one group. The process of group member selection was not explained. Denominated members of the phoniatric group are: Chris Milford (United Kingdom), Virgilijus Uloza (Lithuania), Ferhan Oz (Turkey), and Constantia Vlotoma-Manoli (Cyprus), Christiane Neuschaefer-Rube (Germany) as lead.

The AGM asks Christiane Neuschaefer-Rube to clarify if further phoniatric colleagues can be denominated.
In preparation of Vilnius 2012 all groups shall do the following jobs:
1) produce a logbook/curriculum (we did that before!)
2) develop recommendations regarding suggested relevant textbooks/guidelines
3) develop recommendations regarding existing courses.

UEP members are asked to send suggestions for the textbooks/guidelines and courses up to 31th of August to cneuschaefer@ukaachen.de.
EACCME - European Accreditation Council for Continuous Medical Education
The new coordinator of the EACCME group of the ORLUEMS is Sverre Steinsvag, Norway,
phoniatric member is Christiane Neuschaefer-Rube. Activities since October 2011 are: Accreditation of 12 International Meetings and Accreditation of 1 E-Learning Program.

For an apply for accreditation of an CME event UEP members are asked to use www.eaccme.eu. The request has to be submitted > 3 months before the congress. The fees are:

Number of Particip. UEMS ORL-Section National Assoc.
up till 250 100 € 100 € 100 €
251-500 200 € 200 € 200 €
501-1.000 300 € 300 € 300 €
1.001-2.000 400 € 400 € 400 €
2.001-5.000 500 € 500 € 500 €
> 5.000 1.000 € 1000 € 1000 €

Places and dates of future UEMS meetings are: Vilnius, Lithania, 5th - 8th October, 2012; Geneva Switzerland 3th - 5th October, 2013; Zagreb, Croatia 2nd - 5th October, 2014. The registration link for Vilnius is: http://www.uems.lt/. The agenda of the meeting is in preparation so far.

#11

Election of 2. UEMS Representative
A second representative of the UEP is needed for 3 years at least to set up a kind of continuous phoniatric strategy. The proposal of the board is Bozena Wiskirska-Woznica who has agreed to be our candidate. The AGM consentaneously elects Bozena Wiskirska-Woznica.

#12

Proposal amendment of By-Laws
Instead of „The AGM will be kept annually in the period between January and May on a day selected by the board of directors“ the formulation „The AGM will be kept annually on a day selected by the board of directors“ is proposed by the President. This proposal is consentaneously adopted by the AGM.

#13

Election of an Officer for Legal Affairs as a member of the UEP board
The board proposes Dr. Sarkku Vilpas, Helsinki, Finland. This proposal is accepted by the AGM without any no vote or abstention.

#14

Election of 2 auditors for the rest of the term 2011 - 2014
On the AGM in Lund in 2011 no auditors were elected. The UEP board asked Prof. Jakub Drsata, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic and Dr. Ahmed Geneid, Helsinki, Finland, to accept this office as interim auditors for the year 2011. The President thanks for their help and proposes to elect them as auditors for the rest of the term 2011 - 2014. This proposal is adopted by the AGM with 2 abstentions.

#15

UEP Guest Sessions, UEP Annual General Assemblies, UEP Congresses
The President thanks the President of the European Laryngological Society Prof. Heikki Rihkanen for having hosted UEP by rendering possible a UEP Guest Session and a UEP Annual General Assembly on the ELS Congress in Helsinki, 2012. Some symbolic presents will be handed to him at the closing session. Many thanks as well to the General Secretary of ELS Prof. Frederik Dikkers and the complete ELS board.

UEP has organised further Guest Sessions/Courses:
Presented by the President:
- International Association of Physicians in Audiology (IAPA): October 19th -21st 2012, Beijing, ChinaWorld Voice Consortium (WVC): October 27th -31st 2012, Luxor, Egypt
- International Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies(IFOS): June 1st -5th 2013, Seoul, Korea
- Paneuropean Voice Conference (PEVOC): August 21st -24th 2013, Prague, Czech Republic

Presented by Virginie Woisard:
- European Academy of ORL and Head & Neck Surgery (EAORL-HNS): April 27th-30th 2013, Nice, France
- The next UEP AGM is planned in 2013 on the congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP), August 25th-28th 2013, in Turin, Italy.

Moscow - the city-candidate for organising the UEP congress in 2014
Because of organisational problems the next UEP congress cannot take place in Austria. The President thanks Docent Ekaterina Osipenko for the willingness to arrange it already in 2014 in Moscow (see attached fotos). The AGM consentaneously adopts this proposal. The exact date in 2014 is not yet decided.

#16

Sommer Schools
The President proposes UEP Sommer Schools in cooperation with IAPA, BIAP, PEVOC, ELS and regular UEP sessions on ELS congresses. The AGM consentaneously adopts these suggestions.

#17

Miscellaneous
Ekaterina Osipenko complains a mistake in the russian text of the UEP logo: One -O- too much.
This mistake should be corrected.

within the XXVIth UEP Congress in Lund 2011

Location: Palaestra, Lund University, Lund (Sweden)
Time: Saturday 14 May 2011 at 8.30 – 9.30

Matters to be discussed:

  • 1. President openings
  • 2. Report of the General Secretary
  • 3. Report of the UEMS representative
  • 4. Report of the Treasurer
  • 5. Election of new members
  • 6. Election of the new board
  • 7. Announcements: presentation of the UEP congress in 2014, presentation of the World Voice Congress, presentation of the IALP congress

1. President openings

The President of the Congress (Lucyna Schalen) opens the GA, thanking all the speakers and participants of the UEP Congress.
LS reminds the role of Anna Bjiork in supporting the organization of the Congress and in the development of Phoniatrics in Island. A description of Anna Björk Magnusdottir life was given by LS; the GA observed 1 minutes of silence in honour of Anna Björk, who left us due to a malignant disease.

2. Report of the General Secretary

The General Secretary (Antonio Schindler) reports the main activities of the UEP in the last 3 years:

  • UEP meeting in Milano (Italy) in January 2009, establishing strategies for the following UEP activities and drafting the UEP new by-laws
  • UEP logbook presentation by Christiane Neuschaefer-Rube at the ENT section within UEMS and its acceptance
  • participation of the UEP at the European Academy of Otorhinolaryngology activities
  • meeting in London with the IAPA board in May 2010, establishing collaboration modalities between the two societies
  • publication of a whole issue entirely dedicated to Phoniatrics in the journal Audiological Medicine
  • membership of the UEP in the IALP and poster presentation of the UEP in the IALP congress in Athens (August 2010)
  • development of the new by-laws, presentation of the new by-laws; the GA assembly was asked vote for their acceptance. The new by-laws have been accepted without any vote against and without abstention

3. Report of the UEMS representative

The UEMS representative (Christiane Neuschaefer-Rube) give a full description of the UEP acitivities within the ENT section of the UEMS:

  • presentation of the UEP logbook
  • annual meetings of the ENT section of UEMS
  • future meetings of ENT section of UEMS
  • establishment of a Phoniatrics/communication disorders
  • group within the ENT section of the UEMS

4. Report of the Treasurer

The treasurer (Virginie Woisard) can not attend the GA for unexpected personal problems, which made her leave the congress in advance. The GS describes the financial situation, with the new bank account opened in France (Bank Parisbas); the money transfer from the old Swiss bank still has to take place.

The GS reports the decision of the board for next 3 years membership fees; membership fees will be 60 € for regular members, 40 € for students, 20 € for retired members. The GA accepted without any vote against and without abstention.

5. Election of new members

Two new members were presented by the incoming president Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen and accepted by the GA without any vote against and without abstention: Dirk Deuster MD PhD, senior physician, and Ken Roßlau MD PhD, Muenster, Germany.

6. Election of the new board

The GS presents the new board as suggested by the board:

  • Antoinette am-Zehnhoff-Dinnesen - President
  • Antonio Schindler - General Secretary
  • Virginie Woisard - Treasurer
  • Lucyna Schalen - Past President
  • Ekaterina Osipenko - Incoming President
  • Christiane Neuschaefer Rube - UEMS representative
  • Michael Fuchs - Webmaster

The new board has been voted without any vote against and without abstention.

7. Announcements

The elected president (Antoinette am-Zehnohoff-Dinnesen) presented the UEP congress in 2014, which will take place in Austria in conjunction with the German-Swiss-Austrian Phoniatric congress.

Prof. Nasser Kotby presented the World Voice Congress which will take place in Luxor (Egypt) in October 2012

Prof. Oskar Schindler presented the IALP (International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics) congress which will take place in Turin in August 2013.

Ass. Prof. Antonio Schindler, General Secretary of UEP, Vice-President of the Italian Society of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Board member of the Italian Society of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Milan, Italy