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17th Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

Creating innovations – Implementing innovations

3-6 May 2025 | Stuttgart, Germany

Welcome from the ESPO 2025 Programme Committee

Stuttgart warmly welcomes all participants of ESPO 2025!

The recent COVID pandemic and the ongoing political and economic crises have shown us how comprehensively and rapidly the conditions of our lives and work can change. But the fantastic congress in Liverpool also revealed how great the need for personal exchange and the willingness to learn, mediate and network face to face are. Our congress motto "Creating innovations - implementing innovations" is intended to underline on the one hand how important it continues to be to develop new processes and techniques for the benefit of our patients. But it should also make clear that it has probably become more difficult than in the past to integrate these successful innovations into everyday clinical practice across the board and at a high level. In addition to the increasingly noticeable financial constraints, administrative and regulatory limitations are making themselves felt, which require a lot of time and energy. If we want to represent the interests of our patients in the best possible way, agreement on our goals and a close exchange on the ways to achieve them are the best starting position. To this end, with the help of an outstanding international faculty, we will once again put together a diverse, carefully coordinated scientific programme that will cover all aspects of paediatric ORL. In addition to the latest developments in airway surgery, hearing implants and endoscopic procedures, the increasingly important influence of digitalisation and artificial intelligence will be addressed. A special focus will be on imparting knowledge and practical skills, both through numerous courses and keynote lectures as well as an extensive simulation programme.

We are therefore very pleased to welcome ESPO to Germany for the first time! Stuttgart is a modern and culturally diverse major city in the scenically and climatically privileged southwest of Germany, which forms the centre of one of the economically strongest metropolitan regions in the country. The accessibility of the city and the international congress centre are excellent and make it possible to get to know the diverse attractions of the city and the region. Last but not least an exiting social programme will await you and will provide many possibilities for communication and networking.

We are looking forward to meeting you in 2025!

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Christian Sittel

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Stephan Hackenberg

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Thomas Deitmer

on behalf of the ESPO2025 Programme Committee




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