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 (medical issues)

8:00-9:00 Registration

9:00 Opening of the conference – Adrian Szatkowski

9:10 Welcome. “The role of EURO-CIU in Europe”  – Teresa Amat

9:20 Speeches by representatives of public institutions

9:40 “The impact of hearing loss worldwide” – Sally Chadha

9:55 “Implant programs in Europe” – panel discussion: Prof. Sandro Burdo, prof. Henryk Skarżyński, prof. Roland Laszig, dr Józef Mierzwiński; Moderator: prof. Sandro Burdo

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 “The importance of hearing loss for patients, their families and the environment” – Eulalia Juan

12:00 “Cochlear implants – when are they indicated and when not”  multidisciplinary discussion panel: prof. Sandro Burdo, Prof. Laszig, prof. Henryk Skarżyński, Eulalia Juan, Maria Rotkiel; Moderator: dr. Monika Lehnhardt-Goriany

12:50 Open discussion

13:10 “The importance of residual hearing in children with a cochlear implant” – dr Józef Mierzwiński

13:30 Lunch

14:30 “Expectations of patients” – panel discussion with patients and representatives of patients’ families

16:00 “Screening in Poland and Europe” (hearing screening tests in various age groups – programs and effects) – dr. Monika Lehnhardt-Goriany

16:30 End of the first day of the Symposium

18:30 Integration dinner



Friday, 26 April 2019 (rehabilitation, social aspects)

9:00 Opening of the second day of the Symposium

9:05 “Rehabilitation has more than one name – different rehabilitation needs of children and adult cochlear implant users” –  dr. Sue Archbold

9:35 “The role of sound processor fitting in (re)habilitation” – Eulalia Juan

10:00 “Proprietary methods of rehabilitation” – dr. Zdzisława Orłowska-Popek

10:30 “Music therapy in auditory implants” – Barbara Kaczynska

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Concert

12:00 “Modern methods of therapy of people with hearing implantsng people with auditory implants” – dr Katarzyna Ita Bienkowska

12:20 Commercial presentations of the Symposium sponsors

13:30 Lunch

14:30 “Users of implants in the labor market” – panel discussion

15:00 “Stories of patients as a carrier of information about the problem of hearing loss”

16:00 Summary of the Symposium

16:30 Closing of the Symposium

17:30 Wrocław sightseen

19:00 Banquet


Saturday, 27 April 2019 (General Assembly)

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