Ladies and Gentlemen,
Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to the I World Tinnitus Congress and the XII International Tinnitus Seminar on 22-24 May 2017 in Warsaw.

The World Tinnitus Congress is an initiative grown from many discussions with researchers in the field of tinnitus, participants and faculty members of previous ITS conferences and candidates looking to organize future meetings. They highlighted that the scope of the scientific subject area covered by the International Tinnitus Seminar has, since its conception in 1979, far outgrown the frames of a seminar meeting. Today it is a significant intercontinental event on a global map of scientific meetings in hearing science.

Tinnitus research is of increasing social and clinical interest, as number of suffers grows all over the world. There is a demand for strategies and therapies to prevent and alleviate tinnitus. Our primary aim in organizing this congress is to bring together the experienced and up-and-coming scientists and clinicians to actively discuss the latest ideas, results and challenges. We shall consider it our success when the congress will spark new insights that will be applied in research and clinical work.

Warsaw is a superb location to hold a global congress – in centre of Europe, with good flight connections to major cities worldwide and excellent congress and hotel infrastructure. With population of 1.7 million it is the largest Polish city, a thriving economic, political, and cultural centre. It is worth spending a few days in order to experience its unique atmosphere. The city’s diversity means that there is something for everyone. I am certain that for participants it will be an enjoyable and enriching time.

I am looking forward to a fascinating and productive interdisciplinary meeting and exchange of knowledge.

Prof. Henryk Skarżyński, MD, PhD, dr h.c. (multi)
President of the I World Tinnitus Congress
and the XII International Tinnitus Seminar
Prof. Henryk Skarżyński