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Phoniatrics in Turkey

Phoniatrics is not a formal discrete specialization or a sub-specialization in Turkey. The people with communicative disorders are generally diagnosed, treated and followed up by otolaryngologists. As predicted, the specialization training program for otolaryngology covers only some fields of phoniatrics, but, several academic centers in big cities have highly educated otolaryngologists dedicated to communicative disorders.

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists also work hard in the fields of hearing, speech and language pathologies. he numbers and the quality of training are increasing in all of these three interrelated fields every year. This is also increasing the quality of service provided for our patients.

Meetings held in 2014
January 9-10 2014, - Rehabilitation for Patients with Laryngectomy, Combined Meeting with Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital and Netherlands Cancer Institute, Ankara January 27-31, 2014
Phoniatrics Training Course: Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics, Istanbul Society of Otolaryngology & Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Trainer: M.A. Kilic, Istanbul

February 28 – March 1, 2014 – Training Course: Laryngology-Phoniatrics School of Turkish Society of Otorhinolarynology – Head & Neck Surgery, School Directors: G. Dursun, H. Oguz, Ankara

April 9-12, 2014 - 10th Congress of the European Laryngological Society and 2nd Joint Meeting of American Bronchoesophageal Association & American Laryngological Association, Congress President: F. Oz, Antalya. This biannual congress gathered more than 1000 colleagues from all parts of Europe and also from USA. All aspects of phoniatrics and laryngology took part in the scientific program of the congress. There were three workshops held in this meeting. These included strobolaryngoscopy, laryngeal EMG, and injection laryngoplasty.

April 16, 2014 - World Voice Day Special Events:

Concert: Istanbul University State Conservatory, Voice Speech and Swallowing Society, Istanbul

Panel and Concert: Afyon Kocatepe University Conservatory, AfyonApril 17-19, 2014 – 11th International Congress of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Society of Otorhinolarynology – Head & Neck Surgery, Congress President: O. Ogretmenoglu, AnkaraSeptember 3-5, 2014 – 9th Inner Ear & Cochlear Implantation Symposium, Symposium President: L. Olgun, Izmir

October 9-12 2014 - 8th National Congress of Speech and Language Disorders, Association of Speech Language Specialists Association, Ankara

October 25-26 2014 - Voice and Swallowing Disorders, Combined meeting with Voice Speech and Swallowing Society and Tokat University School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology, Tokat

October 31-November 1 2014 - Laryngotracheal Stenosis Surgery, Izmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir

November 5-9, 2014 – 36th Turkish National Otorhinolaryngology Congress, Congress President: E. Ozudogru, Turkish Society of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Antalya. This is the largest ENT meeting in Turkey. This year three laryngology hands-on workshops (injection laryngoplasty, lazer use in laryngology and laryngeal EMG) were held.

December 5-7, 2014 – 3rd Swallowing Disorders Congress, Swallowing Disorders Research Society, Ankara

December 24 2014 - Panel: Phonosurgery. Turkish Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, Istanbul

The Activities of Laryngology-Phoniatrics School of Turkish Society of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
The school had its first graduates!!! 12 ENT specialists finished the program of the Laryngology-Phoniatrics School last year. The educational program of the school consists of theoretical classes, clinical visits, cadaver dissections and live surgeries. The directors of the school for 2014-2015 were assigned as F. Oz (president) and H. Oguz (vice president). A total of 12 ENT specialists from Turkey and Azerbaijan are accepted to this year’s program.

Sevtap AKBULUT, M.D.
General Secretary, Voice, Speech and Swallowing Society

Haldun OGUZ, M.D., Professor
General Secretary, Professional Voice Society
Vice President, Laryngology-Phoniatrics School, Turkish Society of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Phoniatrics in Turkey

Phoniatrics is not a formal discrete specialization or a sub-specialization in Turkey. The people with communicative disorders are generally diagnosed, treated and followed up by otolaryngologists. As predicted, the specialization training program for otolaryngology covers only some fields of phoniatrics, but, several academic centers in big cities have highly educated otolaryngologists dedicated to communicative disorders. Audiologist-language pathologists and speech-language pathologists also work hard in the fields of hearing, speech and language pathologies. The numbers and the quality of training are increasing in all of these three interrelated fields every year. This is also increasing the quality of service provided for our patients.

2013 Report
Event of the Year: The board of the Turkish Society of Otorhinolarynology – Head & Neck Surgery decided to establish a one-year program entitled Laryngology-Phoniatrics School. 12 ENT specialists are accepted to the program. The directors of the school were assigned as G. Dursun (president), H. Oguz (vice president), K. Ozturk and A. Meric (coordinators).

January 28 – February 1, 2013 – Phoniatrics Training Course, Istanbul Society of Otolaryngology & Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul

March 27, 2013 - Phonomicrosurgery Panel: Istanbul Society of Otolaryngology & Turkish Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, Istanb
ul
April 16-17, 2013 - World Voice Day Special Event: Conferences & Panels: Laryngology Society & Turkish Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Ankara Branch, with support of Professional Society of Voice, Gazi University, Ankara

April 16, 2013 - Word Voice Day Special Event: Panel & Concerts: Istanbul Technical University (ITU), ITU State Conservatiore, Turkish Radio Television, Voice Speech and Swallowing Society, Sisli Municipality, Anatomica Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Center, Istanbul

April 16, 2013 - Word Voice Day Special Event: Conference & Concert: Afyon Kocatepe University State Conservatiore, Afyon

May 5-7, 2013 – 7th National Congress of Speech and Language Disorders, Association of Speech Language Specialists Association, Kocaeli

September 27-28, 2013 – 7th National Laryngology Congress, Laryngology Society, Istanbul

October 30, 2013 – Cadaver Dissection Course, Laryngology-Phoniatrics School of Turkish Society of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Ankara

November 2-6, 2013 – 35th Turkish National Otorhinolaryngology Congress: Turkish Society of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Antalya

November 28, 2013 – Training Course: Laryngology-Phoniatrics School of Turkish Society of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Rize

November 29-30, 2013 – Voice and Larynx Disorders Symposium: Conferences, Case Discussions, Injection Laryngoplasty Workshop & Live Surgeries: Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Professional Voice Society & Laryngology-Phoniatrics School of Turkish Society of Otorhinolarynology – Head & Neck Surgery, Rize

December 5-7, 2013 – 2nd Swallowing Disorders Congress, Swallowing Disorders Research Society, Ankara

Upcoming 2014 Events

January 27-31, 2014 – Phoniatrics Training Course: Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics, Istanbul Society of Otolaryngology & Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Trainer: M.A. Kilic, Istanbul

February 28 – March 1, 2014 – Training Course: Laryngology-Phoniatrics School of Turkish Society of Otorhinolarynology – Head & Neck Surgery, School Director: G. Dursun, Antalya

April 9-12, 2014 - 10th Congress of the European Laryngological Society and 2nd Joint Meeting of American Bronchoesophageal Association & American Laryngological Association, Congress President: F. Oz, Antalya

April 17-19, 2014 – 11th International Congress of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Society of Otorhinolarynology – Head & Neck Surgery, Congress President: O. Ogretmenoglu, Ankara

September 3-5, 2014 – 9th Inner Ear & Cochlear Implantation Symposium, Symposium President: L. Olgun, Izmir

Haldun OGUZ, M.D.
Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
General Secretary, Professional Voice Society; Vice President, Laryngology-Phoniatrics School of Turkish Society of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Phoniatrics in Turkey

Phoniatrics is not a formal discrete specialization or a sub-specialization in Turkiye. The people with communicative disorders are generally diagnosed, treated and followed up by otolaryngologists. As predicted, the specialization training program for otolaryngology covers only some fields of phoniatrics but, several academic centers in cities like Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa, Konya and Kahramanmaras have highly educated otolaryngologists dedicated to communicative disorders. Audiologist-language pathologists (ALP) and speech-language pathologists (SLP) also work hard in the fields of hearing, speech and language pathologies. The numbers and the quality of training are increasing in all of these three interrelated fields every year. This is also increasing the quality of service provided for our patients.

A special phoniatrics course coordinated by Haldun Oguz, M.D. was performed during the biannual 10th International Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Congress in April 2012. The congress was organized by the Society of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (president: Gursel Dursun, M.D.) and hosted nearly 1000 international colleagues. This course was supported by kind recommendations of the President of the Union of European Phoniatricians. It took scene with more than 200 participants, including distinguished national and international speakers as Markus Hess, M.D. and Yakubu Karagama, M.D.

Another specific event on voice disorders took place in Adana in November 2012, namely 9th Baskent Otolaryngology Days. This annual meeting was dedicated to voice disorders. The organization was performed excellently under the auspices of Levent Ozluoglu, M.D., the chairman of Baskent University School of Medicine’s Otolaryngology Department.

A congress on Swallowing Disorders was held in Ankara in December 2012 with 250 participants. The group was very heterogeneous including ALP, SLP, physiotherapist, surgeon, physiologist and many more groups of academicians interested in the field. The congress presidents were Sefik Hosal, M.D. and Ayse Karaduman, M.D. and the organizing secretariat hosted many well-known presenters in the field, one of which was Peter Belafsky, M.D., Ph.D.

The events that took place in 2012 were of course not limited to the above mentioned three conferences. The academic congress traffic in Turkiye is very very active with nearly a course or meeting on otolaryngology every week. This seems to continue in 2013 as well. Here’s a fast look to some of the upcoming events: A one day event on Hearing Losses will be held in Ankara in February. This event is organized by Mediterranean Society of Otolaryngology - Audiology and the Foundation of Turkish Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (TKBBV). Nuri Ozgirgin, M.D. will be the coordinator of this event. World Voice Day will be remembered by the Foundation of Turkish Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery in Ankara in May under the coordination of Gursel Dursun, M.D. This event will also be supported by the Professional Voice Society. Istanbul Otolaryngology Society and Voice Speech Swallowing Disorders Society will be organizing a congress in Girne in September 2013. The congress president is Fatma Kayhan, M.D.

Ass. Professor Haldun OGUZ, General Secretary Professional Voice Society, Ankara, Turkey

Phoniatrics in Turkey

Phoniatrics is not a formal discrete specialization or a sub-specialization in Türkiye. The people with communicative disorders are usually diagnosed, treated and followed up by otolaryngologists. There are nearly 3200 otolaryngologists throughout the country that has 70 million inhabitants. As predicted, the specialization training program for otolaryngology covers only some fields of phoniatrics but, several academic centers in big cities like Ankara, İstanbul, İzmir, Bursa, Konya and Kahramanmaraş have highly educated otolaryngologists dedicated to communicative disorders. There are also nearly 190 audiologist-language pathologists and 80 speech-language pathologists that work hard in the fields of hearing, speech and language pathologies. The numbers and the quality of training are increasing in all of these three interrelated fields.

Ass. Professor Haldun OGUZ, General Secretary Professional Voice Society, Ankara, Turkey