The 12th EURO-CIU 2019 Symposium

EURO-CIU 2019 Symposium
Needs of cochlear implant users in the modern world

Hotel Sofitel Wrocław Old Town,
67 Sw. Mikołaja Street, Wroclaw

Thursday, 25 April 2019 – 1st day

7:30-9:00 Registration/welcome coffee

9:00-9:10 Opening of the conference – Adrian Szatkowski, Hearing Without Borders Chairman

9:10-9:20 Welcome. “The role of EURO-CIU in Europe” – Teresa Amat (ES), EURO-CIU President

9:20-9:40 Speeches by the representatives of public institutions

9:40-10:00 Musical intermezzo – Jadwiga Tomczyńska (harp); patients with implants: Szymon Rekowski (piano), Anna Miecznikowska (vocal)

10:00-10:10 “The impact of hearing loss worldwide” – Dr. Shelly Chadha (IN), WHO (video presentation)

10:10-11:30 Panel discussion: “Implant programs in Europe – treatment standards for children and adults” – Prof. Sandro Burdo (IT), Prof. Roland Laszig (DE), Prof. Henryk Skarżyński (PL), Prof. Witold Szyfter (PL), Nadine Cochard (FR); Moderator: Prof. Sandro Burdo (IT)

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-12:20 “The importance of hearing loss for patients, their families and the environment” – Eulalia Juan Pastor (ES)

12:20-12:40 “Advantages of bilateral cochlear implantation” –  Prof. Roland Laszig (DE)

12:40-14:00 Multidisciplinary panel discussion: “Cochlear implants – when are they indicated and when not” – Prof. Sandro Burdo (IT), Prof. Roland Laszig (DE), Prof. Henryk Skarżyński (PL), Prof. Witold Szyfter (PL), Dr. Józef Mierzwiński (PL), Nadine Cochard (FR), Eulalia Juan Pastor (ES), Maria Rotkiel (PL); Moderator: Dr. Monika Lehnhardt-Goriany (DE)

14:00-15:00 Lunch

15:00-16:10 Panel discussion with patients and representatives of patients’ families: “Expectations of patients” – Maria Rekowska (PL), Marcin Czerniak (PL), Anamaria-Diana Brasow (ROU), Michael Wollrab (AT); Moderator: dr. Katarzyna Ita Bieńkowska (PL)

16:10-16:30  “Newborn hearing screening in Poland – results after 15 years”

16:30-16:50 “Screening in Europe” (hearing screening tests in various age groups – programs and effects) – Dr. Monika Lehnhardt-Goriany (DE)

16:50-17:00 Summary of the day – Dr. Monika Lehnhardt-Goriany (DE)

19:00 Integration dinner



Friday, 26 April 2019 – 2nd day

9:00-9:05 Opening of the second day of the Symposium

9:05-9:35 “Rehabilitation has more than one name – different rehabilitation needs of children and adult cochlear implant users” –  Dr. Sue Archbold (GB)

9:35-10:00 “The role of sound processor fitting in (re)habilitation” – Eulalia Juan Pastor (ES)

10:00-10:30 “Proprietary methods of rehabilitation” – Dr. Zdzisława Orłowska-Popek (PL)

10:30-11:00 “Music therapy in auditory implants” – Barbara Kaczynska (PL)

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:00 “Modern methods of therapy of people with hearing implants” – dr. Katarzyna Ita Bienkowska (PL)

12:00-13:30 Commercial presentations of the Symposium sponsors:
Cochlear: “Addressing the challenge of unmet need for hearing technology across all age groups – what role can producers play” – Julie Ligeti, Global Manager Public Advocacy Cochlear
Med-el: Commercial Presentation – Eva Kohl

13:30-14:00 Lunch

14:30-15:15 “Users of implants in the labor market” – panel discussion: Marta Mikuła (PL), Jakub Śledź (PL), Magdalena Piasecka (PL), Dr Mariusz Pawlak (PL), Maria Żarnowska (PL), Henryk Bania (PL)

15:15-16:15 “Stories of patients as a carrier of information about the problem of hearing loss” – Marcin Nędza (PL), Wioleta Zabielska with her daughter Ania (PL), Henri Francois (FR)

16:15-16:30 Summary of the Symposium

16:30 End of the Symposium

17:30 Wrocław sightseeing for EURO-CIU Delegates

19:00 EURO-CIU Delegates Dinner


Saturday, 27 April 2019 (General Assembly)

Meeting of delegates: members of EURO-CIU, European Association of Cochlear Implant Users