17 - 20 May 2017



Osseo 2017

6th International Congress on



Scientific programme 

  • Thursday 18 May 2017
  • 07:30
    Registration open (if not registered on Wednesday)
  • Plenary morning session

    Chair: Myrthe Hol, Radboudumc, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
    • 08:00
      Opening ceremony
    • 08:05
      Key-note I: Richard van Hooijdonk

      Trendwatcher and futurist
    • 08:40
      Sponsored symposium

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  • 10:10
    Coffee break and exhibits
  • General session A

    Chair: Mans Eeg-Olofsson, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
    • 11:00
      Review of systematic reviews; comparison of audiological outcomes across implantable devices

      Ad Snik, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
    • 11:15
      The benefit of a second ear; hearing with a second hearing implant

      Martijn Agterberg, Donders Institute of Brain, Cognition and Behaviour at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
    • 11:30
      Verification of Bone Conduction Amplification: A new approach to an old problem

      Bill Hodgetts, University of Alberta/iRSM, Edmonton, Canada
    • 11:45
      A multinational cost-consequence analysis of a randomized controlled trial comparing conventional and less invasive treatment with a hydroxyapatite-coated abutment over the first year

      Steven Bom, Deventer Hospital, Deventer, the Netherlands
    • 12:00
      Report on the EU multicentre prospective trial of patient outcomes when fitting a SuperPower sound processor to an implanted transcutaneous system

      Jaydip Ray, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    • 12:15

      James Tysome, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 12:30
    Lunch break and exhibits
  • Concurrent sessions: Measuring outcomes

    Chair: Hillary Snapp, University of Miami, United States
    • 14:00
      The Value of Verification of Effective Gain and Output of Bone Conduction Hearing Aids

      Gertjan Dingemanse, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
    • 14:20
      Remote Microphone Technology in Pediatric Bone Anchored Implant (BAI) Recipients

      Kari Morgenstein, University of Miami, Miami, United States
    • 14:35
      Treatment of severe mixed hearing loss with power hearing aids or acoustic implants?

      Nina Wardenga, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    • 14:50
      Children’s word recognition, detection, and learning with transcutaneous and direct bone-conduction stimulation

      Andra Pittman, Arizona State University, Tempe, United States
    • 15:05
      Hearing outcomes and patient satisfaction after BAHA implantation

      Michal Luntz, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Technion –The Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
    • 15:20
      Maximum output of most recent percutaneous and transcutaneous bone conduction devices

      Griet Mertens, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Concurrent sessions: Percutaneous solutions

    Chair: Fred Telischi, University of Miami, United States
    • 14:00
      My 30 years in osseointegration: where did we start and where are we heading

      Jack Wazen, Silverstein Institute, Sarasota, United States
    • 14:20
      Stability, survival, and tolerability of the wide Ponto implant: 3-year data from a randomized controlled clinical trial

      Rik Nelissen, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
    • 14:35
      Percutaneous bone-anchored hearing implant surgery: inside or outside the line of incision?

      Ruben Strijbos, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
    • 14:50
      Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery (MIPS) and the Open MIPS Technique: The Birmingham Experience

      Jack Limbrick, University Hospitals Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    • 15:05
      Skin integration and bacterial colonization of percutaneous abutment surfaces

      Marc van Hoof, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands
    • 15:20
      Multi-center randomized controlled trial to compare Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery to the linear incision technique without soft tissue reduction for bone anchored hearing implants: Clinical outcomes

      Tim Calon, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • 15:30
    Tea break and exhibits
  • Concurrent session: Middle ear considerations

    Chair: Javier Gavilán, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain
    • 16:00
      Soundbridge in children: long-term study results

      John-Martin Hempel, University Hospital of Munich, Munich, Germany
    • 16:20
      Management of advanced otosclerosis with stapedectomy in conjunction with short process vibroplasty (Medel Vibrant Soundbridge)

      Dan Jiang, Guys and St Thomas NHS foundation trust, London, United Kingdom
    • 16:35
      Validating the Output Level Prediction of Implantable Middle Ear Hearing Devices in Cadaver Studies

      Martin Grossöhmichen, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    • 16:50
      Improved coupling of the Floating Mass Transducer in Round Window Stimulation by Controlled Static Preloads

      Mathias Müller, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    • 17:05
      Objective Measures of Output for a Middle Ear Actuator: Effectiveness of Different Methods of Coupling

      James Easter, Cochlear Boulder LLC, Boulder, United States
    • 17:20
      A Novel Application for Bone Conduction Middle Ear Implants

      Andrey Lilenko, Saint Petersburg Research Institute of Ear, Nose, Throat and Speech, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Concurrent sessions: New technologies / solutions

    Chair: Andrzej Zarowski, GZA Sint-Augustinus Hospital Antwerp, Belgium
    • 16:00
      Otoacoustic emissions elicited with a stimulus on the dura and air conduction

      Christof Roosli, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    • 16:20
      Long-Term Results of Direct Acoustic Cochlear Stimulation: 4 years follow up of the Codacs investigational device

      Joost Zwartenkot, St. Antonius Hospital, Utrecht, the Netherlands
    • 16:35
      Long-term Outcome with a Direct Acoustic Cochlear Implant

      Eugen Kludt, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    • 16:50
      Use of Iphone Connectivity and BAHA Smart APPS in BAHA 5 users

      Laura Gomez, Suministros Hospitalarios S.A., Barcelona, Spain
    • 16:50
      Evaluation of a novel hearing system: An adhesive adapter with the Oticon Medical Ponto sound processor

      Rania Mehanna, Birmingham Childrens Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    • 17:20
      Determination of the equivalent sound pressure level of an inner ear actuator by intracochlear pressure differences

      Sarah Vormelcher, Hannover Medical School, Germany
  • 17:30
    rest of the evening hit the town