SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES

SC represent the core element of the society. Internationally recognized experts in their fields head working groups and launch collaborations, scientific courses, publications and consensus papers. Annual reports document the progress of the respective working group. Experts willing to contribute to a group may consult the chairperson.

Committee on LARYNGOTRACHEAL STENOSES

 

Laryngotracheal stenosisLaryngotracheal Stenosis Committee
Standardized reporting system

Chairperson

Christian Sittel, Germany
c.sittel@klinikum-stuttgart.de

Members:

  • H. Eckel, Austria
  • F. G. Dikkers, The Netherlands
  • C. Piazza, Italy
  • G. Peretti, Italy
  • G. Campos, Colombia
  • Ph. Monnier, Switzerland
  • R. Nouraei, UK

PUBLICATIONS OF THIS COMMITTEE

Preoperative assessment and classification of benign laryngotracheal stenosis: a consensus paper of the European Laryngological Society.
Monnier P, Dikkers FG, Eckel H, Sittel C, Piazza C, Campos G, Remacle M, Peretti G.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 May 8.

Committee on PHONIATRICS

phoniatricsCommittee on Phoniatrics

Chairperson

LIse Crevier-Buchman
lbuchman@numericable.fr

Members:

  • Patrick Bradley, United Kingdom
  • Philippe DeJonckere, Belgium
  • Elizabeth Fresnel, France
  • Gerhard Friedrich, Austria
  • Mieke Moerman, Belgium
  • Marc Remacle, Belgium
  • Paul Van De Heining, Belgium
  • Virgine Woisard, France

PUBLICATIONS OF THIS COMMITTEE

Ambulatory phonation monitoring in a sample of 92 call center operators.
Cantarella G, Iofrida E, Boria P, Giordano S, Binatti O, Pignataro L, Manfredi C, Forti S, Dejonckere P.
J Voice. 2014 May;28(3):393.e1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2013.10.002. Epub 2013 Dec 8

Objective evaluation of the quality of substitution voices.
Moerman M, Pieters G, Martens JP, Van der Borgt MJ, Dejonckere P.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2004 Nov;261(10):541-7. Epub 2004 Jan 15.

Validity of jitter measures in non-quasi-periodic voices. Part II: the effect of noise.
Manfredi C, Giordano A, Schoentgen J, Fraj S, Bocchi L, Dejonckere P.
Logoped Phoniatr Vocol. 2011 Jul;36(2):78-89. doi: 10.3109/14015439.2011.578077. Epub 2011 May 24

Ambulatory phonation monitoring in a sample of 92 call center operators.
Cantarella G, Iofrida E, Boria P, Giordano S, Binatti O, Pignataro L, Manfredi C, Forti S, Dejonckere P.
J Voice. 2014 May;28(3):393.e1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2013.10.002. Epub 2013 Dec8.

The INFVo perceptual rating scale for substitution voicing: development and reliability.
Moerman M, Martens JP, Crevier-Buchman L, de Haan E, Grand S, Tessier C, Woisard V, Dejonckere P.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2006 May;263(5):435-9. Epub 2006 Jan 11.

Tridimensional assessment of adductor spasmodic dysphonia pre- and post-treatment with Botulinum toxin.
Dejonckere PH, Neumann KJ, Moerman MB, Martens JP, Giordano A, Manfredi C.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2012 Apr;269(4):1195-203. doi: 10.1007/s00405-011-1890-6. Epub 2011 Dec 31.

Validity of jitter measures in non-quasi-periodic voices. Part I: perceptual and computer performances in cycle pattern recognition.
Dejonckere P, Schoentgen J, Giordano A, Fraj S, Bocchi L, Manfredi C.
Logoped Phoniatr Vocol. 2011 Jul;36(2):70-7. doi: 10.3109/14015439.2011.578078.

Voicing quantification is more relevant than period perturbation in substitution voices: an advanced acoustical study.
Dejonckere PH, Moerman MB, Martens JP, Schoentgen J, Manfredi C.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2012 Apr;269(4):1205-12. doi: 10.1007/s00405-011-1900-8. Epub 2012 Jan 5.

Defining phonosurgery: a proposal for classification and nomenclature by the Phonosurgery Committee of the European Laryngological Society (ELS).
Friedrich G, Remacle M, Birchall M, Marie JP, Arens C.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2007 Oct;264(10):1191-200.

A basic protocol for functional assessment of voice pathology, especially for investigating the efficacy of (phonosurgical) treatments and evaluating new assessment techniques. Guideline elaborated by the Committee on Phoniatrics of the(ELS).
Dejonckere PH, Bradley P, Clemente P, Cornut G, Crevier-Buchman L, Friedrich G et al.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2001; 258(2):77-82.

Committee on NOMENCLATURE and GUIDELINES

Chairpersonbucky

Prof. Marc Remacle, Luxembourg.
marc.remacle01@gmail.com

Subcommittees:

1. Systematic classification for partial laryngectomies H. Eckel, M. Remacle. A. Hantzakos, D. Chevalier, J. Milovanovic.

2. Occupational diseases of the larynx
F. de Jong

LINK TO PUBLICATIONS OF THIS COMMITTEE

Nomenclature proposal to describe vocal fold motion impairment.
Rosen CA, Mau T, Remacle M, Hess M, Eckel HE, Young VN, Hantzakos A, Yung KC, Dikkers FG.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Aug;273(8):1995-9.

Endoscopic supraglottic laryngectomy: a proposal for a classification by the working committee on nomenclature, European Laryngological Society.
Remacle M, Hantzakos A, Eckel H, Evrard AS, Bradley PJ, Chevalier D, Djukic V, de Vincentiis M, Friedrich G, Olofsson J, Peretti G, Quer M, Werner J. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Jul;266(7):993-8.

Exudative lesions of Reinke’s space: a terminology proposal.
Hantzakos A, Remacle M, Dikkers FG, Degols JC, Delos M, Friedrich G, Giovanni A, Rasmussen N.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Jun;266(6):869-78.

Phonosurgery of the vocal folds: a classification proposal,
Remacle M, Friedrich G, Dikkers FG, de Jong FICRS et al
Eur Arch Otlolaryngol, 2002, published online

Laryngeal framework surgery: a proposal for classification and nomenclature by the Phonosurgery Committe of the European Laryngological Society
Friedrich G, de Jong FICRS, Mahieu HF, Benninger MS, Isshiki N
Eur Arch Otolaryngol 2001 , 258, 389-396.

Endoscopic cordectomy. A proposal for a classification by the working committee, European Laryngological Society
Remacle M, Eckel HE, Antonelli A, Brasnu D, Chevalier D, Friedrich G, Jan Olofsson, Heinrich H Rudert, Walter Thumfart, Marco de Vincentiis, Thomas PU Wustrow
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2000; 257(4): 227-231.

Committee on PHONOSURGERY

Chairperson:

Anastasios G. Hantzakos, Abu Dhabi, UAE
HantzaA@ClevelandClinicAbuDhabi.ae

Members:

  • F. G. Dikkers, The Netherlands
  • M. Andrea, Portugal
  • M. Gugatschka, Austria
  • G. Friedrich, Austria
  • V. Djukic, Serbia
  • Y. Karagama, UK
  • E. V. Sjogren, The Netherlands
  • C. Storck, Switzerland
  • G. Desuter, Belgium

Subcommittees:

1. Update on ELS recommendations of vocal fold lesions A. Möller Gröntved. F. G. Dikkers, M. Remacle

2. Scar formation G. Friedrich, F. G. Dikkers, M. Remacle, A. Giovanni, M. Hess, A. Hantzakos, S. Duflo, M. Gugatschka, C. Arens

LINKS TO PUBLICATIONS OF THIS COMMITTEE

Vocal fold scars: Current concepts and future directions. Consensus report of the Phonosurgery Committee of the European Laryngologycal Society.
Friedrich G, Dikkers FG, Arens C, Remacle M, Hess M, Giovanni A, Dufflo S, Hantzakos A, Bachy V, Gugatschka M.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Sep.

Exudative lesions of Reinke”s space: a terminology proposal
Hantzakos A, Remacle M, Dikkers FG, Degols JC, Delos M, Friedrich G, Giovanni A, Rasmussen N.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Jun;266(6):869-78.

Defining phonosurgery: a proposal for classification and nomenclature by the Phonosurgery Committee of the European Laryngological Society (ELS)
Friedrich G, Remacle M, Birchall M, Marie J. P, Arens C.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2007 Oct;264(10):1191-200.

Phonosurgery of the vocal folds: a classification proposal
Remacle M, Friedrich G, Dikkers FG, de Jong F.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2003 Jan;260(1):1-6.

Laryngeal framework surgery: a proposal for classification and nomenclature by the Phonosurgery Committee of the European Laryngological Society (ELS)
Friedrich G, de Jong F, Mahieu H, Benninger M. S., Isshiki N.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2001 Oct;258(8):389-96.

Endoscopic cordectomy: a proposal for classification by the Working Committee of the European Laryngological Society (ELS)
Remacle M, Eckel H. E., Antonelli A, Brasnu D, Chevalier D, Olofsson J, Rudert H. H., Thumfart W, de Vicentiis M, Wustrow T. P. U.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2000 257(4):227-31

Committee on HIGH RISK HPV

Chairperson

Jens Peter Klussmann, Germany
jens.p.klussmann@hno.med.uni-giessen.de

Members

Olga Beltran (Mexico)
Frederik Dikkers (Netherlands)
Wojciech Golusinski (Poland)
Dariusz Kowalczyk (Poland)
Niels Rasmussen (Denmark)
Malgorzata Wierzbicka (Poland)
Guri Sandhu (UK)

Committee on LOW RISK HPV

ChairpersonRRP study group

F. G. Dikkers, The Netherlands
f.g.dikkers@amc.nl

Members

R. Tjon Pian Gi, The Netherlands
T. Ilmarinen, Finland
L-M Aaltonen, Finland
A. Dietz, Germany
V. Djukic, Serbia
H. Eckel, Austria
G. Friedrich, Austria
W. Golusinski, Poland
A. Hantzakos, Greece
G. Lawson, Belgium
M. Remacle, Belgium
W. Szyfter, Poland
M. Wierzbicka, Poland
A. Rørbæk Madsen, Denmark
C. Arens, Germany
Y. Karagama, UK
D. Novakovic, Australia
G. Sandhu, UK

PUBLICATIONS OF THIS COMMITTEE

Safety of intralesional cidofovir in patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis: an international retrospective study on 635 RRP patients.
Tjon Pian Gi RE, Ilmarinen T, van den Heuvel ER, Aaltonen LM, Andersen J, Brunings JW, Chirila M, Dietz A, Ferran Vilà F, Friedrich G, de Gier HH, Golusinski W, Graupp M, Hantzakos A, Horcasitas R, Jackowska J, Koelmel JC, Lawson G, Lindner F, Remacle M, Sittel C, Weichbold V, Wierzbicka M, Dikkers FG
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 May;270(5):1679-87

Treatment of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis and adverse reactions following off-label use of cidofovir (Vistide®).
Tjon Pian Gi RE, Dietz A, Djukic V, Eckel HE, Friedrich G, Golusinski W, Hantzakos A, Lawson G, Remacle M, Rihkanen H, Dikkers FG
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2012 Feb;269(2):361-2

Committee on NEUROLARYNGOLOGY

 

Chairperson:Neurolaryngology logo for web(2)

Orlando Guntinas-Lichius, Germany
Orlando.Guntinas@med.uni-jena.de

Members

  • Hans Eckel, Austria
  • Markus Hess, Germany
  • Marc Remacle, Belgium
  • Andreas Müller, Germany
  • Claus Pototschnig, Austria
  • Gerd Fabian Volk, Germany
  • Christian Sittel, Germany

LINKS TO PUBLICATIONS OF THIS COMMITTEE

Laryngeal pacing for bilateral vocal fold paralysis: Voice and respiratory aspects. Mueller AH, Hagen R, Pototschnig C, Foerster G, Grossmann W, Baumbusch K, Gugatschka M, Nawka TLaryngoscope. 2017 Aug;127(8):1838-1844.

Laryngeal pacing via an implantable stimulator for the rehabilitation of subjects suffering from bilateral vocal fold paralysis: A prospective first-in-human study.Mueller AH, Hagen R, Foerster G, Grossmann W, Baumbusch K, Pototschnig C. Laryngoscope. 2016 Aug;126(8):1810-6.

Voice and respiratory outcomes after permanent transoral surgery of bilateral vocal fold paralysis. Nawka T, Sittel C, Arens C, Lang-Roth R, Wittekindt C, Hagen R, Mueller AH, Nasr AI, Guntinas-Lichius O, Friedrich G, Gugatschka M. Laryngoscope. 2015 Dec;125(12):2749-55

Permanent transoral surgery of bilateral vocal fold paralysis: a prospective multi-center trial. Nawka T, Sittel C, Gugatschka M, Arens C, Lang-Roth R, Wittekindt C, Hagen R, Müller AH, Volk GF, Guntinas-Lichius OLaryngoscope. 2015 Jun;125(6):1401-8

Laryngeal electromyography: a proposal for guidelines of the European Laryngological Society. Volk GF, Hagen R, Pototschnig C, Friedrich G, Nawka T, Arens C, Mueller A, Foerster G, Finkensieper M, Lang-Roth R, Sittel C, Storck C, Grosheva M, Kotby MN, Klingner CM, Guntinas-Lichius O. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2012 Oct;269(10):2227-45.

Committee on EXERCISE INDUCED LARYNGEAL OBSTRUCTION (EILO)

 

EILO Committee(2)Chairperson

J. H. Heimdal, Norway
john-helge.heimdal@helse-bergen.no

Members

G. Cantarella, Italy
R. T. Maat, The Netherlands
L. Nordang, Sweden
M. Remacle, Belgium
C. Slot Mehlum, Denmark
J. Wilson, UK

LINKS TO PUBLICATIONS OF THIS COMMITTEE

 

  1. From ELS EILO Committee members


Comparison between two assessment methods for exercise-induced laryngeal obstructions.
Norlander K, Christensen PM, Maat RC, Halvorsen T, Heimdal JH, Morén S, Rasmussen N, Nordang L.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Feb;273(2):425-30. doi: 10.1007/s00405-015-3758-7. Epub 2015 Sep 8.

Prevalence of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction and exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction in a general adolescent population
Johansson H, Norlander K, Berglund L, Janson C, Malinovschi A, Nordvall L, Nordang L, Emtner M.
Thorax. 2015 Jan;70(1):57-63

Surgical treatment is effective in severe cases of exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction: A follow-up study
Norlander K, Johansson H, Jansson C, Nordvall L, Nordang L
Acta Otolaryngol. 2015;135(11):1152-9

Supraglottoplasty as treatment of exercise induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO)
Mehlum CS, Walsted ES, Godballe C, Backer V

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2015

Larynx during exercise: the unexplored bottleneck of the airways
Røksund OD, Heimdal JH, Olofsson J, Maat RC, Halvorsen T

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2014

Laryngeal movements during inspiratory muscle training in healthy subjects.
Sandnes A, Andersen T, Hilland M, Ellingsen TA, Halvorsen T, Heimdal JH, Røksund OD.

J Voice. 2013 Jul;27(4):448-53.

Eucapnic voluntary hyperventilation in diagnosing exercise-induced laryngeal obstructions.
Christensen PM, Rasmussen N.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2013. 270(12):3107-13.

2. From the ERS /ELS/ ACCP Task Force members:

ERS/ELS/ACCP 2013 international consensus conference nomenclature on inducible laryngeal obstructions.
Christensen PM, Heimdal JH, Christopher KL, Bucca C, Cantarella G, Friedrich G, Halvorsen T, Herth F, Jung H, Morris MJ, Remacle M, Rasmussen N, Wilson JA.
Eur Respir Rev. 2015

Inducible laryngeal obstruction during exercise: moving beyond vocal cords with new insights.
Olin JT, Clary MS, Deardorff EH, Johnston K, Morris MJ, Sokoya M, Staudenmayer H, Christopher KL.
Phys Sportsmed. 2015 Feb;43(1):13-21.2015.

Can flow-volume loops be used to diagnose exercise induced laryngeal obstructions? A comparison study examining the accuracy and inter-rater agreement of flow volume loops as a diagnostic tool.
Christensen PM, Maltbæk N, Jørgensen IM, Nielsen KG.

Prim Care Respir J. 2013 (3):306-11.

 

 

Committee on ENDOSCOPIC LARYNGEAL IMAGING
Chairperson:Endoscopic Laryngeal Imaging

Christoph Arens, Germany
christoph.arens@med.ovgu.de

Members
M. Andrea, Portugal
G. Peretti, Italy
C. Piazza, Italy
F. G. Dikkers, The Netherlands
R. Tjon Pian Gi, The Netherlands
C. Slot Mehlum, Denmark

Committee on LARYNGEAL CANCER and DYSPLASIA

Chairperson:DSCN9464

Ricard Simo, UK
ricardsimo1@icloud.com

Members

  • P. Bradley, UK
  • D. Chevalier, France
  • H. Eckel, Germany
  • N. Matar, Lebanon
  • G. Peretti, Italy
  • C. Piazza, Italy
  • M. Remacle, Belgium
  • M. Quer, Spain

PUBLICATIONS OF THIS COMMITTEE

European Laryngological Society: ELS recommendation for the follow-up of patients treated for Laryngeal Cancer.
Simo R, Bradley P, Chevalier D, Dikkers FG, Eckel H, Matar N, Peretti G, Piazza C, Remacle M, Quer M.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Mar 9.

Committee on WORLD VOICE DAY

World Voice Day 2013(2)Chairperson:

Mario Andrea, Portugal
ma.marioandrea@gmail.com

Members:

A. G. Hantzakos, Abu Dhabi, UAE
V. Djukic, Serbia
N. Gibbins, UK

Committee on LARYNGEAL MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Chairperson: Molecular biology

Suzy Duflo, French West Indies
sduflo@yahoo.com

Members

M. Gugatschka, Austria
A. Giovanni, France
G. Desuter, Belgium
F. G. Dikkers, The Netherlands
T. J. Kinnari, Finland

PUBLICATIONS OF THIS COMMITTEE

Establishing principles of macromolecular crowding for in vitro fibrosis research of the vocal fold lamina propria.
M. Graupp, HJ Gruber, G. Weiss, G. Friedrich, S. Bachna-Rotter, K. Kiesler, M. Gugatschka.
Laryngoscope. 2014 Dec 29. doi: 10.1002/lary.25103

Vocal fold fibroblast response to growth factor treatment is age dependent: Results from an in-vitro study.
Graupp M., Kiesler K., Friedrich G., Ainödhofer H., Gruber HJ., Kieslinger P., Saxena A, Hirano S., Gugatschka
J Voice. 2014 Jul;28(4):420-3

Age Effects on Extracellular Matrix Production of Vocal Fold Scar Fibroblasts in Rats.
Gugatschka M., Ainödhofer H., Gruber HJ., Graupp M., Kieslinger P.,  Kiesler K., Saxena A., Hirano S., Friedrich G.
2014 EurArch ORL May;271(5):1107-12

Inhibitory effects of hepatocyte growth factor and interleukin-6 on transforming growth factor-beta1 mediated vocal fold fibroblast-myofibroblast differentiation.
Vyas B(1), Ishikawa K, Duflo S, Chen X, Thibeault SL.
Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2010 May;119(5):350-7