THE 12TH EUROPEAN SYMPOSIUM ON PEDIATRIC COCHLEAR IMPLANTS (ESPCI), JUNE 18–21, 2015, TOULOUSE, FRANCE
Anita Obrycka, Artur Lorens
(World Hearing Center, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw/Kajetany, Poland)
JHS 2015; 5(3): SR55-56
The 12th European Symposium on Pediatric Cochlear Implants (ESPCI) was held in Toulouse, France on 18–21 June 2015. The first ESPCI was organized in 1992 in Nottingham and since then the growing interest in pediatric cochlear implantation, as well as increasingly higher levels of research presented at each of the subsequent meetings, has made this series popular, and not only in Europe. Incidentally, the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing (IPPH) organized the 9th ESPCI in 2009. This year, over 1700 participants gathered from all over the world. The theme of this ESPCI was ‘Emerging concepts and emerging talents in cochlear implants’, as the organizers wanted to promote new ideas concerning this multidisciplinary domain. Over 700 papers were presented as keynote lectures, round table discussions, podium presentations, posters, workshops, and instructional courses.
Keywords: Cochlea, Cochlear Implants, Correction of Hearing Impairment