International Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (IFOS)

Fédération internationale des sociétés oto-rhino-laryngologiques

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1965 Tokyo Japan


Present Constitution and Bylaws adopted 23 May 1973, Venice (Italy); and revised: 14 Mar 1977, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Jun 1981, Budapest (Hungary); May 1985, Miami FL (USA); 3 Oct 2001, Cairo (Egypt); 2017, Paris (France).


Promote the advancement of oto-rhino-laryngology; encourage close international relations among otorhinolaryngologists and coordination among national member societies; represent ORL interests in other international organizations dedicated to prevention and control of diseases and disorders related to ORL or training of otorhinolaryngologists. Mission Statement: Identification of critical, global ORL care needs and communication disorders. Proposing ways to prevent and treat them and setting priorities to their impact on societies.


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General Assembly (every 4 years, at World Congress); Executive Committee. Ad Hoc Committees. Regional Secretaries (6) for: Africa and Middle-East; Central and South America; Europe; North America and Caribbean; South East Asia and Western Pacific/Oceania; South and Western Asia.


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