Annual report 2013

Bordeaux, 1 December 2013

Dear Members and Friends of the Collegium,

The 20th IFOS World congress arranged early June 2013 at Seoul by our dear friend, President Chong Kim, has met a considerable success with close to 4,500 participants. All those who had the opportunity to attend the Corlas meeting at Seoul in 2007 still remembered the remarkable social events that adorned the scientific meeting. Though high their expectation was the wonder at the 2013 opening ceremony was overwhelming. The artistic talents of the Little Angels’ company are illustrated in two pictures. The harmony in their songs and the elegance of their fans moving like a ballet were the best response to the threats that had attempted to disrupt the preparation of the event in the previous months.

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Annual meeting 2014

Dear Distinguished Members of Collegium,
Metin Önerci
The Turkish members of the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum are pleased to invite you to the annual meeting of 2014 which will be held in Istanbul, August 24-28, 2014.

The Conference Center is at the Polat Renaissance Hotel, situated in the exclusive area of Istanbul near the sea, which is close to the Istanbul Atatürk Airport. The hotel gives free shuttle service from the airport, however if you want to take a taxi, it does not cost much. It is a five star hotel and we have reserved rooms for CORLAS members. The purpose is to bring the members to the same hotel so they could spend more time together and learn to know each other and their families better. The cost for the room per night will be around 200 Euros.

However, we will organise another hotel (almost half price) for our members who would like to stay at a hotel with more reasonable prices. Although this hotel will be a comfortable one as well(4 star) with free shuttle service to the Congress Venue, the drive may last between 15-30 minutes, due to heavy traffic in Istanbul. For this reason we will arrange accomodation in these hotels on demand.

To avoid the heavy traffic of Istanbul our social program will use boat transports. The family tour on Sunday will be a boat tour to the Princess Island in daylight by watching the scenery of Istanbul and Bosphourus during boat cruise. After having lunch on this island we will have either a walking tour or a tour on horse carriages. Besides business dinner and Gala dinner we will make a Bosphorous cruise at night with dinner on board. This is a unique opportunity, to see both the Asian and European continents, historical buildings and bridges at night with fascinating illumination.

Several daily(or half day) tours have been organized for our members, guests and accompanying persons. You will find these tours on the website. The post-Congress tour will be made to Cappadocia in Central Anatolia, a unique area from the time of early christianity with a network of underground cities.

With the hope of being together in this meeting, I remain

On behalf of the Turkish Members of CORLAS


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Annual report 2012

Dear Members and Friends from the Collegium,

Four and a half centuries ago, Jan Rubens, the father of the painter, was sent from Antwerp to Rome by his parents to complete his education as lawyer. At that time, even in Northern Europe, Rome was indeed considered to be the source of knowledge (Fons sapientiæ). Some forty years later, around 1600, Peter Paul Rubens decided to follow the steps of his father and left Antwerp for Italy. He first stayed some time in Mantua (Lombardy) and then moved to Rome, where he spent eight years that were going to shape his entire professional existence.

Although the traveling conditions have considerably changed since that period, a symbolic parallel may be outlined with Corlas. After the conference organised in 2011 by Philippe Lefevre in Bruges, a charming Flemish middle-age city located not far away from Antwerp, Corlas members held their
meeting in Rome, at the invitation of Roberto Filipo. The prestige of the Italian capital, the remarkable social programme built by President Roberto Filipo and his team, the quality of the speakers selected for the two Minisymposia and the other scientific sessions convinced some 200 members, guests and their accompanying persons to attend the conference. This large attendance was also made possible by the early and excellent announcement on the congress website. It rapidly became obvious that the whole Italian Corlas group was behind their President and Vice-President –
Edoardo Arslan – an affirmation that gave further strength to the whole meeting.

The family tour took place on Sunday August 26 and enabled more than 120 members and accompanying persons to visit the vestiges of Tivoli. Located 30 km from Rome, this historical place has gained worldwide notoriety when two of its villas received the label of UNESCO World Heritage site. The first one called Villa Adriana bears the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian who decided to build there, during the second century, the new imperial residence. Thisplateau, sufficiently distant from Rome, supplied with water by several acqueducts, and rich of travertine carriers was considered by him as having a good profile for such a construction.


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