Cochlear Implants Track

Key Topics:

  • Paediatric Cochlear Implantation: Challenges 
  • Cochlear Implantation in Malformations 
  • Alternative Techniques in CI Surgery 
  • Radiology for Hearing Loss and CI 
  • Options for Single Sided Deafness 
  • Complications, Revisions and Re-implantation 


Conference Chair:
Dr Muaaz Tarabichi, Head of ENT Department, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE


Benefits of attending:

  • Apply novel tools and techniques to improve the overall health and quality of life for people treated by Otolaryngologists
  • Improve the standard of care in by gaining a critical toolkit of current research and advances in otolaryngology
  • Achieve competence in performing diagnostics and treatment measures to deliver better quality service to otolaryngology patients
  • Review current indications of newly developed products and devices and integrate these advances correctly to clinical practice
  • Access research backed medical practices that will shorten the patient’s hospital stay, recovery time and associated costs


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DAY 2: Monday, 2 April 2018


09:30 -- Opening remarks -- Mondy Hammad

09:35 -- Keynote: Radiology of the inner ear -- Jan Casselman

Hearing preservation in cochlear implant
Moderator: Mondy Hammad
10:00 -- Residual hearing preservation in Cochlear implant -- Roland Laszig
10: 25 -- Influence of electrode length on hearing preservation outcomes -- Emma Stapleton
10: 50 -- Cochlear implant and electrode insertion -- Mondy Hammad
11: 15 -- Q & A
11:30 -- Coffee Break

Panel Discussion
12:00 -- Panel Discussion: Complex Cases in Cochlear Implants

Moderator:  Mohammed Alshaikh
Panelists: Roland Laszig, Catherine Birman, Luv Javia, Golub Justin, Mondy Hammad
13:00 -- Lunch Break
CI in complex cases
Moderator:  Emma Stapleton
14:30 -- Charge syndrome and cochlear implant -- Catherine Birman
14:45 -- Cochlear Implant: Challenging Cases -- Roland Laszig
15:00 -- CI in neurofibromatosis Type 2 -- Emma Stapleton
15:15 – Q & A

15:30 -- Coffee Break

State of the art session: CI
Moderator:  Mondy Hammad
16:00 -- Complications of cochlear implant surgery -- Usama Abdelhamid
16:15 -- Ventilation tubes in paediatric cochlear implants -- Luv Javia
16:30-- Chronic pain after cochlear implantation -- Emma Stapleton
16:45 -- Subtotal Petrosectomy in cochlear implantation -- Miguel Aristegui
17:00 -- Beyond Cochlear implants: Vestibular & Tinnitus implants -- Justin Golub
17:15 -- Direct round window stimulation ABR for evaluation of cochlear nerve aplasia -- Luv Javia
17:30 – Q & A
18:00 -- End of Conference


Tuesday, 3 April 2018


State of the art session: CI
Moderator: Mohammed Alshaikh
09: 30 – Cochlear implantations: Indications for bimodal stimulation -- Miguel Aristegui
09: 50 – Cochlear implant and SSD -- Roland Laszig
10: 10 -- Rapid resorbable screw fixation of paediatric cochlear implants -- Luv Javia
10: 30 -- CI surgery: pearls of wisdom from three professors -- Emma Stapleton
10:50 -- Challenges facing cochlear implantation in the region -- Firas Alzoubi
11:10 --   Passive observer to active partner – parents journey in rehabilitation -- Samira Ashour
11:30 -- Coffee Break

12:00 -- Panel Discussion: Surgical technique of cochlear implants -- Expert experience
Moderator:  Mondy Hammad
Panelists: Catherine Birman, Roland Laszig, Mohammed Alshaikh, Luv Javia, Usama Abdel Naseer

13:00 -- Lunch Break
State of the art session: CI
Moderator:  Mondy Hammad
14:30 -- Effects of age-related hearing loss -- Justin Golub
14:50 -- The experience and outcome of cochlear implant in Ohud hospital Al-
Madinah Al-Monawara, KSA, 2017 – Marium Alshamani
 15:05 -- Are we through with the classical indications of cochlear implants – Ossama Hamid
15:20 -- Special address: Sodium thiosulfate (sts) as an otoprotectant to reduce the incidence of cisplatin-induced hearing loss:
Final results of the Siopel 6 trial for standard risk hepatoblastoma (sr-hb) -- Kaukab Rajput
16:00 -- End of conference


  • Prof Andrej Kral, Director, Department of Experimental Otology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
  • Prof Dr Catherine Birman, Clinical Medical Director, Cochlear Implant  Centre- Children's Hospital, Westmead, Staff Specialist, Clinical Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, Adjunct Professor, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Dr Emma Stapleton, Locum Consultant Otolaryngologist, Skull Base and Cochlear Implant Surgeon, Manchester, Royal Infirmary and Salford Royal Hospital, Manchester, UK
  • Dr Firas Alzoubi, Senior Consultant and Professor of Otolaryngology, Director, Cochlear Implant and Hearing Solutions Centre, Vice Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
  • Prof Dr Jan Casselman, Consultant Radiology, Head, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Ghent University, Brugge, Belgium
  • Dr Justin S. Golub, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
  •  Dr Kaukab Rajput, FRCS, FRCP, MSc, Consultant Audio-vestibular Physician, Lead Clinician for Paediatric Cochlear Implant Program, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  • Prof Dr Luv Javia, Cochlear Implant Program, Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Assistant Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Dr Mansour Al Shamani, ENT Consultant, ENT Department, Ohud Hospital, Madinah, KSA
  • Dr Marium Al Johani, ENT Consultant, ENT Department, Ohud Hospital, Madinah, KSA
  • Dr Mohamed Al Sheikh, Consultant Neurootologist and Cochlear Implant Surgeon, Head of Cochlear Implant Programme, Head of Residency Programme, King Fahd Hospital, Jeddah, KSA
  • Prof Dr Miguel Aristegui Ruiz, ENT Specialist, Otologic Surgeon, Otoneurosurgeon, Skull Base Surgeon, Associate Professor, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
  • Dr Ossama Hamid, Professor Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Prof Dr Roland Laszig, Chair, Head of Department, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
  • Samira Samira A. Ashour, M.S., CCC-SLP, Senior Speech Language Pathologist, C.I. Unit, E.N.T dept., King Fahad Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
  • Prof Dr Usama Abdel Naseer, ENT Professor, Head of CI Centre, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt