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GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (DGHNOKHC)

ISSN 1865-1011



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  • corresponding author Roland Laszig - Universitätsklinik für Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenheilkunde, Poliklinik, Plastische Operationen, Freiburg, Germany

GMS Curr Top Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2011;10:Doc09

doi: 10.3205/cto000082, urn:nbn:de:0183-cto0000822

Published: April 26, 2012

© 2012 Laszig.
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From June 1st to 5th, 2011, the 82nd Annual Meeting of the German Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery took place in Freiburg. As President and host of this event I had the idea to present the entire scope of our field, and I themed the congress “Create the Future”.

The start of the Annual Meeting is marked traditionally by several prominent presentations, accentuating the tendency of the entire congress. These extended presentations have already been published in German and are now available in English.

Excellent contributions concerning nearly all facets of our field are now present to the reader. The authors cover the whole range from clinical-practical issues to basic research; top issues from the literature are discussed. I feel confident that the reader will gather new and interesting insights, confirmed by intensive preparations by the authors.

First of all, I want to thank the authors, but I also want to thank all of those contributing to the fact that this volume of GMS Current Topics of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery could be published soon so that the articles are highly actual.

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Roland Laszig
Past President of the German Society of ORL HNS
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