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Albania

Phoniatrics in Albania

The Albanian Society of ENT was founded in 1994 but the ENT Service first in Tirana then in other important cities of Albania was founded in 1932.

University Hospital Mother Theresa of Tirana (University Hospital of Faculty of Medicine of University of Tirana) is the only one center in Albania that offers specializations in ENT.

In Albania are about 80 otorhinolaryngologists for a population of 3 000 000 but the most of them are concentrated in main cities .

The ENT residency program lasts 4 years and there are no fellowships in phoniatrics.

Alternating, the annual Pan Albanian Conference of Otorhinolaryngology is organised in Albania and in the following year in Kosovo .This year the meeting took place in Kosovo .The next meeting is on May 2013 (not yet defined the day ) in Tirana , Albania.

Each year in spring the Conference of ENT is based on research of residents. Also during each year small meetings of ENT are organized, mostly sponsored by different pharmaceutical companies .

Emirjona Vajushi MD, otolaryngologist, active in phoniatrics, Tirana, Albania