Dear colleagues,

it is my pleasure to invite you to Pardubice, town situated in eastern Bohemia.

The city is famous for its nice old ton, castle and horse race (Velká Pardubická Steeplechase).

In the surrounding area there are two chemical factories. Synthesia chemical factory, which produces plastic explosives and oil refinery Paramo. This was the reason to focus on smell and taste in Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery in Pardubice. The work on this topic started in 2003 by prof. Pellant and Dr. Vodička. Olfactology and Gustology is therefore one of the topic for our Czech – German ENT meeting.

The work of ENT specialist (at outpatient department as well as during surgery) includes more and more patients with Hemorrhage. Part of them due to antiplatelet drugs and antincoagulants they use. Our experiences and attitude toward the hemorrhage is the second topic of our meeting.

The third topic is Reconstructive surgery, which creates a huge and fast evolving part of ENT surgery.

I hope to see you soon in September 19th to 21st in Pardubice, Czech Republic.

Jan Vodička