About IAPA

The International Association of Audiology Physicians

Audiovestibular Physicians IAPA is an association of audiovestibular physicians. Doctors in audiovestibular medicine (AVM) investigate, diagnose and manage hearing, balance and communication disorders in adults and children from birth onwards.

IAPA was formed in 1980. The Association has a written constitution, with the clear aims of:

  1. Spreading knowledge of best clinical practice in audiovestibular medicine.
  2. Sharing research, ethics and education in the field of audiovestibular medicine.
  3. Promoting international co-operation between AVM and other, related specialties.

The IAPA Bulletins provide an account of past Executive Committee meetings and General Assemblies. They can be found under the categories of ‘Executive Committee Meetings‘ and ‘General Assemblies‘.

Past Members of the Executive Committee

  • Wolfhart Niemeyer, Germany 1980–1985
  • Ronald Hinchcliffe, UK 1985–1989
  • Giorgio Grisanti, Italy 1989–1993
  • Alf Axelsson, Sweden 1993–1996
  • Dafydd Stephens, UK 1996–2002
  • Jose Barajas, Spain 2002–2006
  • Linda M. Luxon, UK 2006–2010
  • Alessandro Martini, Italy 2010–2014
  • Jose Barajas, Spain 2014–2016
  • Qiuju Wang, China 2016– (current)
  • Ronald Hinchcliffe, UK 1980–1985
  • Giorgio Grisanti, Italy 1985–1989
  • Alf Axelsson, Sweden 1989–1993
  • Dafydd Stephens, UK 1993–1996
  • Jose Barajas, Spain 1996–2002
  • Agnete Parving, Denmark 2002–2005
  • Linda M. Luxon, UK 2005–2006
  • Lionel ColletFrance 2006–2010
  • Mohamed Hamid, USA 2010–2013
  • Qiuju Wang, China Representing Asia 2014–2016
  • Nadia Kamal, Egypt Representing Africa 2014–2016
  • Ewa Raglan, UK Representing Europe 2014–2018
  • Nadia Kamal, Egypt Representing Africa 2018– (current)
  • Dafydd Stephens, UK 1980–1985
  • Tapani Jauhiainen, Finland 1985–1996
  • Karin Schorn, Germany 1996–2002
  • Konrad Konradsson, Sweden/Denmark 2002–2010
  • Ewa Raglan, UK 2010–2014
  • Doris-Eva Bamiou, UK 2014–2015
  • Chrysa Spyridakou, UK 2016– (current)
  • Ole Bentzen, Denmark 1980–1985
  • Åke Reimer, Sweden 1985–1993
  • Jose Barajas, Spain 1993–1998
  • Bo Walter, Denmark 1998–2006
  • Elina Mäki-Torkko, Sweden/Finland 2006–2010
  • Marie-Louise Barrenäs, Sweden 2010–2014
  • Anna Maria Santorelli, Italy 2014–2015
  • Tony Sirimanna, UK 2016–2018
  • Sebastian Hendricks, UK 2018– (current)