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
Dr. Guillermo Campos
|16:40 – 17:00 hs||Keynote Lecture
Topic: Osteopathic Vocology – In memoriam Professor Federico Augspach
Dr. Markus Hess and Dr. Jacob Lieberman
Friday, September 6th
|11:00 – 11:20hs||Keynote Lecture
Topic: Revision Laryngoplasty - In memoriam Professor Luis Andonegui
Dr. Peak Woo
Dr. Juan Carlos Arauz
Professor Dr. Juan Carlos Arauz was born on November 4th, 1921. Graduated from the University of Buenos Aires in 1940, he began a long activity there, which led him to be appointed Emeritus Professor of Otolaryngology at that prestigious academy.
He held the Chair of his specialty at the “Hospital de Clínicas de Buenos Aires”, where he left a pleasant memory, and was a counselor at the Medicine Faculty of the UBA. He developed his professional training by different national and foreign hospital centers. He was at the Jackson Clinic in Philadelphia and the Claude Bernard Hospital in Paris, where he completed a scholarship.
He worked at “Hospitales Rawson”, Garraham (where he promoted the growth of the endoscopy service), at “Hospital de niños Ricardo Gutierrez”, at “Instituto de Rehabilitación Respiratoria María Ferrer” - where he had an outstanding performance in the treatment and recovery of children affected by the epidemic child poliomyelitis that affected our country - and in “Hospital de Clinicas de la UBA” where he was Chief of the Service for many years.
His professional work received numerous awards and he was Honorary Professor of the “Universidad Mayor de Simon Bolivar”, Bolivia; Emeritus Professor of the UBA; and Master of Otorhinolaryngology in a well-deserved tribute by the Argentine Society of that specialty.
He is remembered as one of the most prestigious professors in the Argentine history of Otorhinolaryngology. He was a good person, valued among his pairs as an example of life and as a teacher of thousands of disciples. In recognition of his contributions to Otolaryngology, the National Academy of Medicine appointed him a Full Member in 1990.
He was married to Sara Torrebruno and had four children, one of them Juan Carlos, followed in his footsteps as a medical specialist. He died in Cartagena, Colombia, where he had attended a Congress in November 1996.
Dr. Federico Santiago Augspach
Dr. Federico Santiago Augspach was Argentine – German. He was born in 1943 in Tartagal, Salta, Argentina and died 2008 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was married to Maria de las Mercedes Fiorito and had two Childre: Federico Jose and Maria de las Mercedes.
He became a medical Doctor in 1968 at Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He became E.N.T. specialist in 1972 at Universidad de Buenos Aires. He worked as physician at the Deutsches Hospital (German Hospital) in Buenos Aires, Argentina and was also Medical Doctor in “Instituto Oral Modelo”, a kindergarten and primary school for deaf children.
In 1978 he awarded a Scholarship by D.A.A.D. (German Academical Exchange Service) to visit the Department of Neurophysiology and Biocybernetics of Erlangen Nürenberg University directed by Prof. Wolf Keidel. In 1979 he became member of the Argentina Otolaryngology Society. Since January 1987 he was the chief of the E.N.T. Service at the Deutsches Hospital (German Hospital) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From April till June of the year 1989 he awarded a Scholarship from D.A.A.D. (German Academical Exchange Service) to visit the E.N.T. Department of the “Medizinische Hochschule Hannover” directed by Prof.Dr. Dr. Ernst Lehnhardt.
Federico was also President of ASALFA (Argentine Association of Phoniatrics, Logopedics and Audiology) and Honor Member of the “Club Otorrinolaringologico” (Otolaryngology Club) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Due to his development of Otolaryngology in a local and national level in November, 1999, he was president of the “Club Otolaringológico” (“Otolaryngology Club”) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
What is more, he was founder member and Vice-President of “Sociedad Argentina de la Voz” (Argentine Voice Society). Also, he was auxiliar Profesor of Otolaryngolgy in Universidad del Salvador- Buenos Aires, Argentina.
During his career he became a member of the COMET and a correspondent member of DIE DEUTSCHE GESELLSSCHAFT FÜR HALS-NASEN-OHREN-HEILKUNDE, KOPF- UND HALS-CHIRURGIE e.V.,BONN (German Society for Ear, Nose and Throat and Head and Neck Surgery). He was a honorary Member of the German-Spanish Society for Ear, Nose and Throat and Head and Neck Surgery, and a honorary Member of the DIE DEUTSCHE GESELLSSCHAFT FÜR HALS-NASEN-OHREN-HEILKUNDE, KOPF- UND HALS-CHIRURGIE e.V.,BONN, in Mannheim, May 2006 (German Society for Ear, Nose and Throat and Head and Neck Surgery). Among his main interests, Larynx and Voice Disorders are found.
Prof. Luis Andonegui
The life of Luis Andonegui, always leads us to remember his insatiable thirst for medical science. His vast clinical experience in laryngology and voice preservation in the surgical treatment of laryngeal cancer, placed him in the leadership of his specialty.
Not only he taught us the specialty, but the medical behavior, recognizing the patient as a human being, that if we quickly remove the patient from the consultation, we lose the best opportunity of the doctor-patient relationship, he was the enemy of the routine. He taught us that otolaryngologists should be the defenders of the child patient, because they can not claim, ask, demand and know their rights.
He remembered that professional updating and the most modern techniques should be accompanied by ethics and moral conditions in all kinds of treatments. He considered that death is one more step of human existence, that we should not become embittered with the death by prolonging a life with heroic attitudes, but that an end in peace is always the goal.
He used to say: "...although it is true that it is not given to know the future, it is wrong and unhealthy to live the present without meditating on the scope of our actions in the morning ...".
Words by: Dr. Magaró.