An International Association

A truly international organization, IAPA has hundreds of members, drawn from many different nations. More are joining us every year. We complement and support many national organisations. 

Countries in which there are IAPA members are highlighted in the map above. Select a country, or scroll down the page, to find out more about the members and their organizations there.

We invite all members to provide information for this page. Information about specific national programs or learning opportunities can be found in the news section. Submit all content to the Honorary Secretary.

Typically, prior to coronavirus and COVID-19, national organisations held annual meetings. As did IAPA. All of this has changed, of course, so watch this space for updates as the situation evolves.

China

IAPA Chinese Division was established in 2012. It currently has over 150 member physicians in audiological medicine. The President of IAPA, Professor Qiuju Wang, is also President of the IAPA Chinese Division. They hold an annual meeting, every September/October, in China.

The China Division also holds an annual training program every June in cooperation with University at Buffalo, the State University of New York. It’s called the Sino-US Training of  Audiological Physicians and Audiologists Project. It was started in 2013. 

Anyone who’s interested in these events, please contact The China Division by email: ciapa301@sina.com.

 

Denmark

All Danish members of DMAS  are no longer automatically made members of IAPA. DMAS withdrew their group membership. DMAS members are members of the Nordic Audiological Society (NAS), but not IAPA. Membership of IAPA is therefore on an individual basis and by application through this website.

Egypt

The Egyptian Audio-Vestibular Medicine Association, EAVMA, was established 2009. Based at Cairo, its members are from all governorates in Egypt. All members are medical graduates with a masters degree  in audiovestibular medicine as a minimum. 

The members currently number around 280. The board is 11 elected members, with elections every 2 years. Current executive board members are Prof. Mohmaed El Gohary Al Azhar University as the president. Vice president is Prof.Mohamed Shabana, Cairo University. Treasurer is Prof .Soha Mekki Zagazig University and General Secretary is Prof. Nadia Kamal, Ainshams University.

An annual meeting is normally held in March each year, with a general assembly to discuss scientific issues and recent advances in audiovestibular medicine. 

Also, EAVMA supports many ongoing scientific activities and training at all Egyptian universities. 

Spain

Audiovestibular medicine per se is not a medical specialty in Spain. The vast majority of the physicians working in audiology are otolaryngologists with special interest in audiology.

In general, otolaryngologists consider audiovestibular medicine to be a sub-specialty of Otolaryngology. Although courses are organized relating to audiology and vestibular medicine, there’s no formal training in this discipline.

Two main bodies comprise the medical professional working in audiovestibular medicine:

  1. a) The Spanish Society of Otolaryngology  and Cervico-Facial Pathology (Sociedad Española de Otorrinolaringologia y Patologia Cervico-Facial).
  2. b) The Spanish Society of Audiology (Asociacion Española de Audiologia,  AEDA).

 

To be member of The Spanish Society of Otolaryngology it is required not only to hold a medical degree but also to be specialist in Otolaryngology. The Acta Otorrinolaringologica Española, published monthly, is the official publication of the society. Most articles concerning audiological medicine are published in this journal. From time-to-time, supplements (Ponencias) are completely devoted to Audiological Medicine. The Acta Otorrinolaringologica Española  also has an English language version.

Medical and non-medical professionals may be members of The Spanish Society of Audiology. This is a society purely dedicated to audiology from different perspectives. AEDA organizes an Annual meeting and several courses during a typical year. The main published output of AEDA are the lectures from its annual meeting. Some of these presentations are related to audiological medicine.

United Kingdom

The British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians (BAAP) is the UK forum for the specialty of audiovestibular medicine. BAAP is open to all doctors that practice predominantly in audiovestibular medicine. It has 86 members.

The BAAP annual conference usually takes place over 2 days. The scientific part of the conference is open to all audiologists, physiotherapists and doctors involved in the management of patients with balance and hearing problems.

Audiovestibular medicine (AVM) has been officially recognised as a specialty in the UK since 1975. AVM is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of hearing and balance disorders in adults and children.

BAAP members are also affiliated with other UK professional associations such as the British Society of Audiology  and the British Academy of Audiology .