The 5th Congress of European ORL-Head & Neck Surgery was held from 29th June to 3rd July in Brussels, Belgium. An organizer is the Confederation of the Societies representing subspecialties such as Otology, Neurotology, Rhinology, Laryngology, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Phoniatrics, etc.
More than four thousand specialists from around the world took part in it, and the President of the Congress was Prof. Mark Remarkal from Luxembourg. One of the Congress objectives was to strengthen the collaboration between the national European societies and those from the Middle East, Africa, America, Asia and Oceania.
Medical University - Varna was represented by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mario Milkov, who participated in a round table entitled "European Guidelines for Obstructive Sleep Apnea". It was organized by Prof. Karl Hörmann, Chair of the European Society of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Honorary Chairman of the Bulgarian Society of OSA, and Prof. W. Zomers (Germany). In addition, M. Blumen (France), M. Carasco (Spain), B. Stuck (Germany) and B. Zolt (Hungary) took part in it as well. The interest in obstructive sleep apnea was also confirmed by the large number of specialists from the United States, Turkey, Malaysia, India and Denmark.
During the forum, there were debates on scientific issues in all areas of otorhinolaryngology, contemporary endoscopic operations, innovations in the treatment of oncological diseases, novelties in childhood otorhinolaryngology, surgery in equilibrium disorders, central ophthalmologic syndrome, benign tumors surgery, plastic surgery, markers and immunology, use of 3D printer in surgery, orbital surgery and many others. Within the framework of the congress, plenty of round tables and an electronic poster session were held, and consensuses on treatment were adopted.
The next European Congress is to be held in Milan, Italy in 2021.