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Report on 20th IFOS World Congress, 1–5 June 2013, Seoul, Korea

W. Wiktor Jedrzejczak, Piotr H. Skarzynski, Henryk Skarzynski

(World Hearing Center, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Kajetany/Warsaw, Poland)

JHS 2013; 3(2): SR73-74

ID: 889882

Published: 2013-10-16


The 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (IFOS) took place in South Korea on 1–5 June 2013 at the COEX Convention and Exhibition Center, a four-storey building with four exhibition halls and 48 meeting rooms. By way of contrast, across the street is the Bongeunsa Buddhist temple originally founded in 794 A.D.  

From the first meeting of the Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies in 1928, the reputation and size of the IFOS Congress has continued to grow, and they have become the largest and most anticipated meeting in the field of otorhinolaryngology. The IFOS umbrella includes 50,000 otorhinolaryngologists from 120 countries. IFOS congresses occur every 4 years, the previous one being in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Keywords: , IFOS, World Congress of the International Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies, Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies



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