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Switzerland

Swiss Society of Phoniatricians

In Switzerland, the Society of Phoniatricians comprises 31 active members today, 20 of them engaged in private practice and 11 employed in public hospitals. 4 young colleagues are in education following the new revised program, approved by the board of the Swiss Medical Association:

http://www.fmh.ch/bildung-siwf/fachgebiete/facharzttitel-und-schwerpunkte/oto-rhino-laryngologie.html
(German version);
http://www.fmh.ch/fr/formation-isfm/domaines-specialises/titres-formation-postgraduee/oto-rhino-laryngologie.html
(French version).

All of us are also members of the Swiss Society of ENT. In addition to the annual meeting of phoniatricians in August in Bern, we took part in the two regular congresses of the Swiss Society of ENT. The congress took place in June 2014 in St. Gallen, including a session of presentations of phoniatrics. In November 2014, we were present at the ENT-Meeting in Interlaken with two workshops organised by the Society of Phoniatricians concerning voice disorders and swallowing.

In 2015 in different regions of Switzerland multiple educational symposia concerned with a variety of topics will take place. Most events are closely described at the website of the Swiss Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie:http://orl-hno.ch/multi/event_cal/pub/index.html(In German and French).

Prof. E. Seifert, President of the Swiss Society of Phoniatricians, Bern, Switzerland

Swiss Society of Phoniatricians

In Switzerland, the society of phoniatricians comprises 34 active members today, 23 engaged in private practice, 11 employed in public hospitals. 3 young colleagues are in education following the new revised program, approved by the board of the Swiss Medical Association:

http://www.fmh.ch/files/pdf8/phoniatrie_version_internet_d.pdf (German version)
http://www.fmh.ch/files/pdf8/phoniatrie_version_internet_f.pdf (French version)

All of us are also members of the Swiss society of ENT. In addition to the annual meeting of phoniatricians in August in Bern, we attend two regular congresses of the Swiss society of ENT. The congress took place in June 2013 in Zermatt, including a session of presentations of phoniatrics. In November 2013, we were present at the ENT-Meeting in Thun with two workshops organized by the Society of Phoniatricians concerning voice disorders.

Our society has an important political activity in the Swiss society of dysphagia regarding the discussion across medical professions qualified to conduct the FEES in patients with swallowing disorders. The results of the controversial debate will be available next year.

Docent Dr. Claudio Storck, president of the Swiss Society of Phoniatricians, Basel, Switzerland
Docent D. Veraguth, past-president of the Swiss Society of Phoniatricians, Zurich, Switzerland

Swiss Society of Phoniatricians

Different members of the Swiss Society were engaged during the year in many conferences in Europe, USA and Far East. Also in Switzerland we organized different workshops, courses and conferences concerning voice, speech and swallowing disorders for colleagues of ENT, speech therapists and other professions.

The group of Phoniatricians working in a University hospital revised totally the Swiss program of education in phoniatrics and adapted the final exam in consideration of new methods in diagnosis and therapy of various diseases. The revised program is approved by the board of the Swiss Medical Association and will start 2013 for all young colleagues in our country.

During the annual meeting the Swiss society elected a new president for the next two years, PD Dr. Claudio Storck, University Hospital Basel, and has to welcome 6 new young members. In total, the SGP has 37 members.

Docent D. Veraguth, past-president of the Swiss Society of Phoniatricians, Zurich, Switzerland

Swiss Society of Phoniatricians

The Swiss society includes 27 regular members and further 9 associated and inactive members. 16 colleagues have a private practice and 11 members work in a department of ENT in a hospital. The most colleagues live in the German speaking part of Switzerland, five members work in the French speaking part of our country. The society organizes a meeting every year in Bern and the phoniatricians attend also regularly the two congresses of the Swiss ENT-society. The collaboration of the two societies is close for topics as education, health policy and scientific projects.

In September 2011 the Swiss society of Phoniatricians organized together with the German Society and the colleagues from Austria a congress in Zurich with more than 250 participants. The main topic was the communication disorders in the elderly patients with scientific presentations about voice and swallowing disorders and hearing problems in the elderly persons.

Doc. Dorothe Veraguth, President of the Swiss Society of Phoniatricians, Zurich, Switzerland