Приветствие участникам IX Петербургского Форума оториноларингологов от
Prof. Bert Schmelzer
This conference for young otorhinolaryngologists has already a long tradition and has usually taken place in the beautiful “House of Scientists”. The founder, the late Prof. Marius S. Plouzhnikov, had this brilliant idea already in the late eighties of the last century to organise this conference to bring together young colleagues from all parts in the world. This highly esteemed contest in the manner of a conference for young otorhinolaryngologists or already recognized doctors took place every two years in Saint Petersburg in the beautiful Grand Duke Vladimir Palace also known as the “House of Scientists” directly adjacent at the Neva river and very close to the Hermitage of Saint Petersburg.
The young colleagues are judged by a very experienced international jury of wellknown Otorhinolaryngologists. This jury is divided in three groups namely Otology, Rhinology and Sinuses and last but not least Laryngology and Neck.
The participant has to give the presentation in English supported by powerpoint and no longer than eight minutes, the jury members are asked to foresee maximum two questions and the answers are no longer than two minutes allowed, to keep everything fair and collegial for all other speakers.
In every aspect this conference will shape you, young colleague for the future and will be an unforgettable event. And as I know from many years of active involvement in these joyful conferences also we as the jury members are pleased to serve the noble idea of Prof.M.Plouzhnikov.
Welcome to Saint Petersburg,
Prof.Dr.med.Dr.h.c. Bert Schmelzer
Chairman of the International ORL-Jury
General Secretary of International Academy of
Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.