Letter from the Director
Dear Society Members:
Please join me in extending our collective heartfelt thanks to Dr. John Dornhoffer for his exemplary leadership over the past 23 years. I am very confident that the society would not be thriving as it currently is without his vision and efforts. I have personally been the beneficiary of his mentorship and collaboration, and I know that so many of you have also been inspired by personal interactions with John and we all look forward to those continuing into the future.
As mentioned, I have been given the honor and responsibility of taking over the role of Executive Director, working alongside Brenda Speed to support the society moving forward. Rest assured, the commitment of myself and of the other members of the Board of Directors is to maintain the society meeting as a uniquely friendly and welcoming outlet of personable professional engagement, while staying committed to upholding high standards of scientific rigor and professionalism. Like many of you, I am passionate about the society and the meetings have been a highlight of my career both in terms of exchanged ideas and professional connection. I hope that we can continue to attract young members into our ranks to similarly benefit and to make our organization stronger. I look forward to welcoming old and new faces back to Hotel Theresa in 2025 as we endeavor to carry on the noble legacy of Prosper Meniere.
“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
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 1990 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 Disorders, 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.