Subspecialty Societies

Are organisations dedicated to the advancement of the education, clinical practise, research and science in the field of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (“ORL-HNS”) or are based on subspecialty areas or multidisciplinary organisations in the field of ORL-HNS. Subspecialty societies have the right to delegate one or more Representatives to the General Assembly and have the right to vote according to the Constitution.

Members

European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology ENT Section

EAACI

European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery

EAFPS

European Academy of Sleep Medicine

EASM

European Academy of Otology & Neuro Otology

EAONO

European Federation of Audiological Societie

EFAS

EUROPEAN STUDY GROUP FOR FUNCTIONAL SURGERY FOLLOWING LARYNGECTOMY

EGFL

European Head & Neck Society

EHNS

European Laryngological Society

ELS

European Rhinologic Society

ERS

European Skull Base Society

ESBS

European Society of Pediatric ORL

ESPO

European Society for Swallowing Disorders

ESSD

Union of the European Phoniatricians

UEP

History

With the emergence of sub-specialist organisations related to ORL-HNS, eg. Otology, Rhinology, Laryngology and Head and Neck Surgery starting from the late 1960s – such as the European Rhinological Society (ERS) in 1963, the European Laryngological Society (ELS) in 1995, the European Academy of Otology and Neuro-otology (EAONO) in 1995 and the European Head and Neck Society (EHNS) in 2005 – there developed a need to coordinate their activities. 

This was the driving force behind forming the European Academy of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (EAORL-HNS) to bring together all of the European sub-speciality organisations in collaboration with EUFOS and UEMS. The EAORL-HNS was registered in Vienna in 2005.In 2011, EAORL-HNS and EUFOS joined forces by founding the Confederation of European ORL-HNS (The Confederation). In 2013, in a next step, both societies were dissolved to "create one voice for ENT in Europe and beyond".

Criteria to become a member

  • The number of active members should generally exceed 50 at the time of application from 5 different European Countries and should be over 100 members after 3 years
  • The new subspecialty society should cover a specific field within ORL-HNS that is currently not adequately represented by existing subspecialty societies.
  • The new subspecialty society should have been active for at least 3 years before applying.
  • There should be a formal constitution/articles of association with an English version legally based in one country along with its bank account
  • The Society should have a clearly defined board or presidential council, should meet regularly and have a professional secretariat or professional conference organizer
  • The new subspecialty society should agree to comply with the constitution of the Confederation and to actively contribute to the CEORL-HNS.

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