for young ENTs


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

February, 9th – 10th 2024

Rector Building Hall

Avenida de Cervantes, 2

Paseo del Parque

29016, Málaga



PhD. Md. Rafael Urquiza

Málaga, Spain

PhD. Md. Paul Merkus

Amsterdam, Netherlands

PhD. Md. Maurizio Falcioni

Parma, Italy

PhD. Md. Thomas Somers

Antwerp, Belgium

Md. Antonio Hernández

Málaga, Spain

Md. Jorge Salmerón

Barcelona, Spain

PhD. Md. Thomas Linder

Luzern, Switzerland

PhD. Md. Maurizio Barbara

Rome, Italy


The program will be presented in an interactive setting, a good mix of teaching and time for answering questions of the participants. Bringing your own cases will be promoted. The Quiz is one of the great moments of the course, your moment of fame: will you win a prize?

Friday, February 9th, 2024
  • 8:30-9:00 – Registration
  • 9:00-9:05 – Welcome & Introduction, Urquiza & Merkus
  • 9:05-9:40 – Surgical Anatomy, Falcioni
  • 9:40-10:20 – Radiology: CT and MIR, Salmerón & Hernández
  • 10:20-10:50 – Coffee break 
  • 10:50-11:30 – Otologic diagnosis, Falcioni
  • 11:30-12:30 – TM perforations and Miringoplasty, Linder
  • 12:30-13:30 – Lunch
  • 13:30-14:10 – Ossiculoplasty, Merkus
  • 14:10-14:50 – Otosclerosis, Somers
  • 14:50-15:50 – Cases: Middle ear videos
  • Exostosis, Linder
  • Myringoplasty, Hernández
  • Ossicoloplasty (interposition), Falcioni
  • Ossiculoplasty (cement), Somers
  • Stapedotomy, Merkus
  • 15:50-16:20 – Group Photo & Coffee Break
  • 16:20-16:50 – Bone conduction hearing aids, Linder
  • 16:50-17:20 – Implantable Hearing Devices, Barbara
  • 17:20-18:00 – Moderator: Residents, Bring your case!
  • 18:00 – Closing remarks day 1

21:00h Course Dinner at Yamur Restaurant

Saturday February 10th, 2024
  • 9:00-9:20 – Cholesteatoma introduction and surgical principles, Merkus
  • 9:20-9:40 – Cholesteatoma case with discussion of endoscopy, Hernández
  • 9:40-10:00 – Cholesteatoma obliteration case,  Somers
  •  10:00-10:20 – Cholesteatoma open cavity case,  Falcioni
  •  10:20-10.40 – Subtotal petrosectomy -Linder
  • 10:40-11:10 – Coffee break
  • 11:10-11:30 – Surgery for Ménière and semi-circular canal dehiscence, Somers
  • 11:30-12:0 – Cochlear implantation, Merkus
  • 12:00-12:30 – Complications, Falcioni
  • 12:30-13:30 – Quiz!
  • 13:30 – Closing Remarks and Farewell – Urquiza & Merkus


  • After registering on the website, the student will receive an e-mail (we recommend checking the SPAM) with confirmation of their place.
  • The course fee includes coffee breaks, work lunch and course dinner on Friday
  • This meeting will be preceded of our Temporal Bone and Otosurgery course from Monday 5th to Thursday 8th in the temporal bone lab at School of Medicine of Malaga. Registration open now!
  • A certificate from their tutors should be provided by residents indicating that they are in-training ENTs on the date of the course to apply for the discount price.
  • STAY AT MÁLAGA: We are pleased to announce a special arrangement with the Soho Boutique hotel chain, offering reduced rates for attendees. Use the discount code «MCONGRESS» when booking your stay at Soho Boutique Equitativa Hotel on their official website to benefit from preferential pricing (-15%) during your stay. This code will only be aviable until january 9th 2024 on their official website for stays between 8-12th february


Registration and information

Md. Paloma Rosas Marqués

Thechnical Secretary, MIORL Courses

+34 660 273 378