Introduction to the 14th International Symposium on Cochlear Implants and other Implantable Auditory Technologies, Toronto, Canada, May 11 to 14, 2016
In addition, we elected to recognize four surgeons for their outstanding achievements and commitment to this field of endeavor. All were individually honored and presented with citations acknowledging their lifelong commitment to the advancement of this technology. Drs. William Gibson of Sydney, Australia, Thomas Lenarz of Hanover, Germany, Thomas Balkany of Miami, USA, and Henyrk Skarzynski of Warsaw, Poland were the recipients.
For this issue of Otology and Neurotology, we identified a number of presentations that reflected the themes and the high caliber of the scientific program. We do think that this selection will provide the reader with insights from acknowledged world leading investigators.
Clearly, a meeting of this magnitude was not possible without the help of a small army of volunteers. The reviewers of abstracts, keynote speakers, panel moderators, and participants as well as podium and poster presenters were integral to our success. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Otology and Neurotology, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Editor-in-Chief Larry Lustig, and Publisher Ginny Pittman for this opportunity. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance in organizing this to date largest cochlear implant meeting held in North America.