‘Let us give thanks to seeking spirits, to those with initiative, who raise questions of interest, stimulate active researches, provoke oppositions, because in a word, science gains and humanity applauds.”  ~ Prosper Méniere, 1861


Gold Medal

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Dr. John Dornhoffer, director of the Prosper Ménière Society

Letter from the Director:

The 18th International Symposium on Inner Ear Medicine and Surgery is scheduled for March 17-24, 2018, at the Hotel Theresa in Zell im Zillertal, Austria. For those who have attended the meeting in the past, you probably know why we return there year after year.  Not only is it a great venue for our meeting, with all-inclusive accommodations for guests, the location provides many excellent opportunities for skiing, hiking, bike riding, or—if you prefer—relaxation.

I am also most pleased and excited to announce that the next recipient of the Gold Medal Award will be Joel A. Goebel, MD, FACS, FRCS, of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Dr. Goebel was nominated and chosen by the members of the Society and has graciously accepted this honor. He will join a long list of “GREATS” who have received the Gold Medal Award, and we look forward to seeing presentations of his work at the meeting.john dornhoffer




About the Prosper Ménière Society:

Named after Prosper Ménière (1799-1862), the Prosper Ménière Society was founded in 1981 by the International Meniere’s Disease Research Institute (IMDRI) of the Colorado Otologic Research Center (CORC). The Society was reorganized in 1999 and moved to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where it is presently. It is a 501(c)-3 non-profit organization.

The primary goal of the Prosper Ménière Society is to promote the academic dissemination and discussion of basic and clinical research data on Meniere’s disease and all aspects of inner ear dysfunction, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment.  Its primary meeting, the International Symposium on Inner Ear Medicine and Surgery, is held every other year and convenes a scholarly group of basic and clinical researchers from the fields of otolaryngology, otology/neurotology, neuroradiology, and audiology for a week-long continuing medical education program.