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During the last year, the Confederation has developed a “Current Practice in ORL-HNS” Seminars Program which is branded under the name of “CEORL-HNS Academy” to outreach all practicing ENT colleagues.

The aim of the CEORL-HNS Academy is to improve and update knowledge and skills among ORL-HNS residents and young specialists, aiding in their preparation for national and international exams. Besides improving ORL-HNS knowledge, the Academy's mission is to gather young people from all around Europe in a spirit of friendship and strengthening our professional ties. 

Prof. Tomislav Baudoin from Croatia organized the 1st Course of the CEORL-HNS Academy in Zagreb on March 3 and 4, 2023. The Course 100 active participants from 24 countries from all over Europe and beyond.

The 2nd Course of the CEORL-HNS Academy took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 12-13, 2024.

CEORL-HNS plans to establish the CEORL-HNS Academy organising the courses at least once per year. The third Course will be organized in 2025.



The second course of the CEORL-HNS Academy was held on April 12th and 13th, 2024 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

The Confederation of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (CEORL-HNS) decided to launch the Academy as a part of its educational activity. The Academy is tasked with improving and updating knowledge and skills among European ORL-HNS residents and young specialists according to European standards and modern guidelines and aiding in their preparation for the local and international exams. Besides this educational task, the Academy's mission is to gather young people from all around Europe in a spirit of friendship and raise awareness of belonging to the same community of European otorhinolaryngologists – head and neck surgeons.

As the first Course of the Academy organized in Zagreb on March 2023 was very successful we were encouraged to organize the second Academy Course.

The second course was organized in collaboration with the Croatian Society of ORL-HNS and the coordinator was Tomislav Baudoin. It was held on the campus of the University of Dubrovnik. Seventy-five participants from 22 European countries were registered. The course was led by 14 moderators, three from Croatia and the UK, and one from Luxembourg, Czechia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Bulgaria, Slovakia, and France.

The concept of the course was “problem-based learning”, where moderators interactively with participants passed through 25 ORL-HNS cases. Participants were divided into five groups of 15 participants and 5 rooms. The course ended with a guided city tour and a get-together party.

The second CEORL-HNS Academy fulfilled its tasks in the professional and the social program, what was confirmed by the survey filled out by the participants.

Group photo 2nd course Session room 2nd course Moderators and speakers 2nd course


1st CEORL-HNS Academy Course


Held on the first weekend of March, this event was organized by Prof. Tomislav Baudoin in the center of Zagreb, Croatia under the Confederation of European ORL-HNS and welcomed 100 active participants from 24 countries from all over Europe and beyond. Event was aimed for ENT residents and young specialists, who seeked to improve their ORL-HNS knowledge and prepare for the national and international board exams. The faculty included professionals and experts in the field from Croatia, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Serbia, Luxembourg and Turkey.

The program lasted two days from morning till early evening and consisted of case studies, that covered current guidelines on diagnosis and management of ORL-HNS diseases, according to the European standards. Participants were divided into 10 groups, in which they discussed case studies of patients, with varying ENT conditions, such as nasal polyposis, allergic rhinitis, otitis media, facial nerve paralysis, thyroid cancer or dysphagia among other. The key aspect of the academy was a classroom environment, where the participants had to engage in the topic, show the thought process behind diagnostics, differential diagnosis and further management of the patient, as well ask questions and discuss their experience in the clinical practice. It also gave an opportunity to work together and share the knowledge between the young residents and faculty. Through these case studies, residents gained invaluable insights, that can help them in their future medical practice. Evenings provided faculty and participants with free time to explore historical city center and nightlife of Zagreb. The academy was concluded by a get together party in the local pub, where everyone could relax, enjoy their time and discuss the events of the weekend.

Overall, the event was an excellent platform for networking and sharing ideas and served as a source of inspiration and motivation for young residents pursuing their career and taking their ORL-HNS exams. We hope to join in next time.

Diana Ugorová, MD, 4th year of training program in ORL-HNS
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Bratislava, Slovakia

Tomislav Baudoin Croatia coordinator of the Academy lq Michael Kuo UK in action lq Miro Tedla Slovakia in action
Tomislav Baudoin, Croatia
Course Coordinator
Michael Kuo, United Kingdom Miroslav Tedla, Slovakia