High -level education in Otology

Otology Class is a group of European ENT surgeons offering education in otology and some lateral skull base. For this meeting the focus will be on Young ENT ear surgeons and their needs.

Providing easy accessible education 

The aim of our group is providing easy accessible education for all ENT trainee’s and ENT surgeons. To ensure this goal we like to offer close-to-home and afforable education. The teachers of Otology Class think it is important to educate in an interactive setting, a good mix of teaching and time for answering questions of the participants. Bringing your own cases will be promoted.

Started in 2012

Otology Class started in 2012 as an idea of Paul Merkus and Maurizio Falcioni. Since then several European cities have hosted the course. If you like to see an impression of those courses go to the History pages.

The teachers of the first courses have built the program and the friendly ‘soul’ of the course.

Date and place

Friday 9th – Saturday 10th of February 2024

Rector Building Hall

University of Málaga

Av. de Cervantes, 2

29016 Málaga, España


PhD. Md. Paul Merkus

Amsterdam, Netherlands

PhD. Md. T Sommers

Antwerp, Belgium

PhD. Md. Rafael Urquiza

Málaga, Spain. Host

PhD. Md. Maurizio Falcioni

Parma, Italy

PhD. Md. Thomas Linder

Luzern, Switzerland

Md. Antonio Hernández

Málaga, Spain


Friday, february 9th

08:30 – 9:00 / Registration

9:00 – 09:15 / Welcome and Introduction

09:15 – 10:00 / Surgical Anatomy

10:00 – 10:45 / CT and MRI

10:45 – 11:15 / Coffee break

11:15 – 12:00 / Otologic diagnosis

12:00 – 13:00 / TM perforations

13:00 – 13:30 / Access to the Midde Ear

13:30 – 14:30 / Lunch

14:30 – 15:00 / Ossiculoplasty

15:00 – 15:30 / Otosclerosis

15:30 – 16:30 / Cases: Midde Ear

16:30 – 17:15 / Coffe break and Group Photo

17:15 – 18:30 / Bone Conduction implants

18:30 – 19:30 / Bring your case

19:30 / Closing remarks day I

20:30 / Dinner Course [Place to be announced]

Saturday, february 10th

8:30 – 09:00 / Cholesteatoma introduction 

09:00 – 09:45 / Cholesteatoma cases

09:45 – 10:00 / Subtotal petrosectomy

10:00 – 10:30 / Coffe break

10:30 – 11:00 / TM perforations

11:00 – 11:30 / Complications

11:30 – 12:00 / Dicussion

12:00 – 13:00 / Bring your case

13:00 / Closing remarks


Dra. Paloma Rosas Marqués

Secretaría Técnica, MIORL Courses

+34 660 273 378




The following disclaimer is designed to inform visitors and participants of our website about any substantial changes in the schedule for the Otology Class 2024 . Please read the following information carefully:

Information and Updates

Our website serves as an official platform for providing updates and information about the Otology Class. 

The schedule for the Otology Class, including dates, times, locations, faculty and session details, is subject to regular updates. We strongly advise all visitors and participants to regularly check our website for the most up-to-date information. It is your responsibility to stay informed about any changes or updates related to the Otology Class schedule.

However, while we strive to maintain accuracy and provide timely information, unforeseen circumstances or events beyond our control may cause undesired changes in the schedule, which   may be influed by various factors, such as unforeseen circumstances, medical emergencies, natural disasters, public heath concerns, governmental regulations, or any other situation beyond our control. We apreciate your understanding and cooperation if such circumstances occur.  

Notification of Changes:

IOn the event of any substantial changes to the schedule, we will make reasonable efforts to notify registered participants through the contact information provided during registration as soon as possible. However, we cannot guarantee the delivery or receipt of such notifications, and it is essential for all participants to independently verify the schedule information on our website.


We shall not be held liable for any inconvenience, loss, or damage resulting from changes to the Otoloy Class schedule, including but not limited to travel arrangements, accommodation, or any other associated costs incurred by participants. It is recommended that participants make flexible arrangements and take appropriate precautions to mitigate any potential disruptions.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Otology Class schedule or this disclaimer, please contact us directly for assistance.

Last updated: July 10th 2023

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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