The International Otopathology Society, which is also known as the “Schuknecht Society,” is dedicated to the study of the pathology of the temporal bone. This includes the study of pathologic findings in all conditions that affect hearing, balance, and the facial nerve. Otopathology has formed the basis for understanding diseases of the human temporal bone and often generates new hypotheses that may be evaluated with other experimental methods.
Since inception, the International Otopathology Society has hosted a conference every three years that includes scientific presentations of selected abstracts, promotes scholarship among junior members, reunites international colleagues, and offers an Otopathology Grand Rounds lecture highlighting important new findings in otopathology.
Our next meeting will be held at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in June 2019. We welcome otolaryngologists who treat patients with hearing, balance, and facial nerve disorders, as well as scientists who study the underlying basis of these disorders to attend. Trainees and students are also welcome.
It was the influence of Harold F. Schuknecht, MD, former Chair of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School, that brought this Society to fruition and now, with more than 150 members from more than 35 countries, it has become a main outlet for the discussion and promotion of otopathology research. Learn more about the Otopathology Laboratory at Mass. Eye and Ear.
Register today for our next Otopath Conference!
The World Congress on Endoscopic Ear Surgery 3.0 is also being held in Boston just following the International Otopathology Meeting (June 13–15)! Don’t forget to check out for this meeting as well. Find more information at endoearboston.com.