Susana Ruiz

Ana Martinez

Ana Martínez


Welcome to the Congress

We have the pleasure of inviting you to the Phoniatrics Bilbao Congress, UEP/SOMEF 2016, which will take place in Bilbao (Spain) on September 29th, 30 th and October the 1st.

Bilbao Guggenheim Museum and much more…
Bilbao is a cosmopolitan, frendly and welcoming city, sorrounded by a beautiful mointain landscape, now turned into an architectural hub of international reference thanks to Ghery, Foster and others’ works. Not to be forgotten, is the city’s cute old town, which looks upon the river, which has been its historical bridge to the outside world.

Bizkaia Aretoa, the Congress venue
Designed by the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza, the Bizkaia Aretoa is an admirable space, respectful with its environement, placed right in the center of Bilbao, boasting of the latest technologies in order to celebrate scientific congresses.

Phoniatrics and Communication
The scientific programme will cover all aspects of our speciality and will count on the best experts, both national and international. We are open to the collaboration from all of you who wish to share advances and news of your clinical or research work.

Last but not least we are elaborating a fun social programme to relax after a hard days work.

Shared knowledge and passionate debates, with plenty of opportunities to connect with colleagues, withing a complete social programme… We are sure that, with all these elements, your stay in Bilbao will be unforgettable.


Susana Ruiz and Ana Martínez
Presidents of the Organizing Committee

Recognized as an event of Scientific Interest by the Basque Government


Granted 15 European credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME)


Acreditation of the Basque Board of Continuous Education of Health Professionals



Congress programme

Discover the conferences, workshops and social programme of the Congress.




Bilbao is the capital city of Bizkaia and the most populated city in the Basque Country, almost…



Bizkaia Aretoa, Congress venue

Located in Abandoibarra, one of the most emblematic parts of Bilbao…


UEP General Assembly

29 September. 16.30. Oteiza Room (Bizkaia Aretoa)

Joseba GorospeSOMEF

President: Dr. José M. Gorospe Arocena.

The Spanish Medical Association of Phoniatrics (SOMEF) was created in October 1982 in Madrid and is formed by doctors dedicated to the active service of the phoniatrics speciality.

Phoniatrics is the medical speciality aimed to diagnose and treat communication disorders. The SOMEF watches over its members preparation to guarantee an up-to-date and high quality assistance. Up to now SOMEF has celebrated 12 scientific sessions and 21 national congresses, including Salamanca 2002 which was international.

Antoinette am Zehnhoff-DinnesenUEP

President: Prof. Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen MD, PhD

In 1971 the Union of the European Phoniatricians (UEP) was founded in Yugoslavia by Peter Biesalski, Dušan Cvejić, Gerhard Kittel and Oskar Schindler, four phoniatricians who came from different European countries. Since 1973, the UEP held every two years their international conference. It’s very interesting and useful for the doctors, professors, scientists, graduate students and students. Their main aim is to share their knowledge and experience about phoniatric’s methods which are used around the world.


Opening for registration and abstract submissions
02/05/16 - Extended until 12/05/16!
Abstract submission deadline
02/05/16 - Extended until 12/05/16!
Deadline for early bird registration
Opening for regular registration
30/05/16 - Extended until 06/06/16!
Notification of acceptance/rejection
Deadline for regular registration


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