Thursday, September 5th
|7:40 - 8:00 hs||Keynote Opening Session
Topic: Professional Voice Care
Prof. Michael Benninger
|11:15 - 11:35 hs||Keynote Lecture
Topic: Finesse in Phonomicrosurgery – In memoriam Professor Juan Carlos Arauz
Prof. Guillermo Campos
|16:40 – 17:00 hs||Keynote Lecture
Topic: Importance of good imaging in office interventions - In memoriam Professor Federico Augspach
Prof. Markus Hess
Friday, September 6th
|11:00 – 11:20hs||Keynote Lecture
Topic: Revision Laryngoplasty - In memoriam Professor Luis Andonegui
Prof. Peak Woo
Prof. Juan Carlos Arauz
Professor Dr. Juan Carlos Arauz was born on November 4, 1921. He obtained his medical doctor degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 1940 and initiated a prestigious career that earned him the position of Professor Emeritus of Otolaryngology in the same university.
He was Professor of ENT at the University Hospital in Buenos Aires, where he left valuable memories and was a member of the university government council representing School of Medicine faculty. He trained in numerous national and international hospitals, including the Jackson Clinic in Philadelphia and the Claude Bernard Hospital in Paris, where he earned a scholarship.
In our country he served at the Rawson and Garrahan hospitals. In the latter he promoted the growth of the endoscopy service. He also worked at the Ricardo Gutierrez Children Hospital, at the Respiratory Rehabilitation Institute María Ferrer, where he played a remarkable role in the treatment and recovery of children affected by the poliomyelitis epidemic that struck our country in the ´50s and at the University Hospital of the University of Buenos Aires where he was the Director of the Service during many years.
Prof. Arauz received numerous recognitions for his professional work, was appointed Honorary Professor of the Simon Bolivar University in Bolivia and Master of Otolaryngology, a well deserved award granted by the Argentine Society of Otolaryngology. He is remembered as one of the most prestigious professors of his specialty in Argentina.
Most importantly, he was a good person, valued by his colleagues for leading through the example and educator of thousands of disciples. In recognition for his contributions to Otolaryngology, the National Academy of Medicine appointed him as Regular Member in 1990.
He was married to Sara Torrebruno and had 4 children, one of them, Juan Carlos, followed his career in the specialty.
He died in Cartagena, Colombia, where he had attended a congress in November 1996.
Prof. Federico Santiago Augspach
Professor Federico Santiago Augspach was born in Tartagal, Salta, Argentina in 1943 and died in Buenos Aires in 2008. He was married to Maria de las Mercedes Fiorito and had two children, Federico José and María de las Mercedes.
He graduated in Medicine in 1968 from Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires and earned his specialist degree in ENT in 1972 from the University of Buenos Aires. He was a professor of Otolaryngology at Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires.
In 1978 he obtained a scholarship from D.A.A.D. (German Academic Exchange Service) to visit the Department of Neurophysiology and Biocybernetics from Erlangen University in Nürenberg, directed by Prof. Wolf Keidel.
In 1989 he received another scholarship from D.A.A.D (German Academic Exchange Service) to visit the ENT Department of the “Medizinische Hochschule Hannover” directed by Professor Dr. Ernst Lehnhardt.
He was a member of the Argentine Society of Otolaryngology, President of ASALFA (Argentine Association of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology), President and later Honorary Member of the Otolaryngology Club of Buenos Aires.
Dr. Augspach was co-founder and vicepresident of the Argentine Voice Society , Member of CoMeT and corresponding member of DIE DEUTSCHE GESELLSSCHAFT FÜR HALS-NASEN-OHREN-HEILKUNDE, KOPF- UND HALS-CHIRURGIE.
He was an honorary Member of the German-Spanish ENT and Head and Neck Society.
From 1978 to the time of death he was the Director of the ENT Service of the German Hospital in Buenos Aires.
Prof. Luis Andonegui
The life of Luis Andonegui was characterized by his insatiable thirst for knowledge in medical science.
Dr. Andonegui built his leadership position in his specialty on the basis of his vast clinical and surgical experience in laryngology and voice preservation in the treatment of larynx cancer.
He taught the specialty, but most importantly, the medical approach of the patient as a human being.
He taught us that physicians must be advocates of pediatric patients, because children cannot demand, claim, advocate for or even know their rights.
He stressed that professional practice and state-of-the art techniques must always be accompanied by ethics and moral principles in any kind of treatment.
He considered that death is one step further in human existence, that we should not fight stubbornly against death to prolong life with heroic attitudes; that a peaceful end of life is the goal.
He used to say: “...although it is true that we are not given the gift to know the future, it is wrong and noxious to live the present without considering the reach of our actions into the future...”.
Text written by: Dr. Magaró.