The ELS was founded in 1995 and is open to all physicians, researchers, speech-language pathologists and allied health professionals dedicated to the management and progress in laryngology and its subspecialities within Europe and beyond. The society, its annual conferences and workshops, publications and the website offer a constant update and a platform for mutual exchange in surgical and non-surgical areas related to laryngology. These include oncological laryngology, airway stenosis management, phonosurgery, neurolaryngology, speech therapy and phoniatrics.