It is our pleasure to welcome you to Miami Beach, Florida for the 7th International Symposium on Bone Conduction Hearing and Related Technologies. A city known for it’s rich cultural diversity, Miami is an international hub for the arts and sciences. Scholars travel from all around the world to study and train in Miami, bringing new perspectives and important considerations to our thriving education and healthcare industries. Like our great city, the foundation of the OSSEO meetings is built on a rich history of international collaboration. The Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Miami is proud to serve as your host for 2019, and to continue in the OSSEO tradition of growing academic relations, international knowledge base, and industrial partnerships.
With rapid growth and advancement of hearing rehabilitation by bone conduction and related technologies, OSSEO 2019 will offer an exciting program developed by clinical and scientific experts from around the world. The symposium provides an excellent platform for scientists, audiologists and otologists to exchange their most recent outcomes of research.
The aim of the conference is to provide researchers and practitioners from both academia as well as industry a forum to meet and share cutting-edge development in the field. As a considerable number of projects are collaborative research with industry partners, and findings discussed at the symposium are of great interest for the development of new and improved products, the symposium is beneficial for all those involved in this field, professionals and manufacturers alike.
The mission of the 2019 symposium is to drive evidenced-based science and methodology in the evaluation and management of patients with bone conduction devices and related technologies. This will include invited lecturers, free paper presentations, scientific debates, poster presentations, workshops and practical training sessions.
We are looking forward to welcoming old friends and new to the cool breezes and warm sands of Miami Beach in December 2019, and to continue in our collaborative effort towards advancing the field and improving outcomes for individuals with hearing loss.
Hillary Snapp, AuD, PhD
Chief of Audiology
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Miami
Fred F Telischi, MEE, MD, FACS
Chandler Chair in Otolaryngology
Chairman of Otolaryngology and Professor, Neurological Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine