List of Topics

Congress Theme: Holistic Care of Cochlear Implanted Children - A Step Closer

The ESPCI 2019 will explore the following topics:

  • Neuroplasticity
  • Auditory neuropathy
  • Stem cell
  • Genetics
  • Brain Spectroscopy after CI
  • Changes the interface between nerve and electrode: super electrode
  • Challenging audiological criteria
  • Newborn hearing screening: delivery and outcomes
  • Managing the diagnosis ?
  • Low weight at birth: do we need to delay CI ?
  • Delayed implants: what consequences ?
  • Etiology of hearing loss
  • Challenging/complex children ?
  • CMV and implications
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Acute otitis media with cochlear implants
  • Complications in surgery: how to avoid and how to solve
  • Role of surgery in longterm hearing preservation
  • Fixing or not fixing cochlear implants ?
  • Otological follow up of CI child
  • Management of Infections after CI: survey of cholesteatoma
  • CI and malformations: CI or ABI ?
  • Single sided deafness in children
  • Vestibular loss after cochlear implant / Balance issues
  • Emerging indications
  • Minimal benefit for a good quality of life / CI and complex children
  • Practical cases : tips and tricks
  • Intra-operative measurements
  • How to use radiology for fitting ?
  • Automatic fitting and new technologies
  • Impact of fitting on outcomes
  • Fitting in poor results : what can we do?
  • Self-fitting and teenagers
  • Fitting in complex children
  • A model for CI Centres translated into the community - CI Centres and networks of professionals around CI children
  • Individual needs of each implanted child: monitoring
  • Multi-lingual families
  • Working with families
  • Programmes for families
  • Late implanted ex. immigrant / refugee children
  • Education: providing informations about cochlear implants
  • Impact of CI on educational outcomes, including literacy
  • Effective communication with CI children
  • Including E-learning and new technologies for rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation: necessary for all ?
  • Rehabilitation in the home and school
  • Poor performers: how can we help ?
  • Adolescents – what do they need ? Young people speaking for themselves.
  • Monitoring teenagers progress in education and real life
  • Learning disabilities and disorders: involving other specialists
  • Very complex children
  • Music and its role in communication and language
  • Long term outcomes - young CI adults Into higher education and world of work
  • Different health care policies from different countries related to CI
  • Psychological assessment and support
  • Social services involvement and roles
  • Hearing health care
  • Interest in national registries
  • Making the case for funding…. De-adoption of other needs ?
  • Increasing access to cochlear implantation: barriers to access
  • Spend to save - initiative across Europe
  • Implementation of the WHO resolution: Action Plans for hearing loss
  • Associations of CI users/families
  • Accessibility act for hearing loss - changing hearing loss from medical issue to a societal issue
  • Session on Advocacy : how to change things, European Disability Federation: Nothing about us without us.
  • Global Knowledge Networks around Cochlear Implant, Rehabilitation & Inclusion
  • New Coding Strategy
  • Technology: is the glass half empty or half full?
  • Electrical stimulation : what’s new?
  • Driving changes in the electrodes

Platinum Sponsors

* The company names are in alphabetical order.

Gold Sponsors

* The company names are in alphabetical order.