About four thousand doctors are united in the ranks of The
Ukrainian Scientific Society of Otolaryngology.
The Society has a longstanding history. In 1935 Ukrainian Society of
Otolaryngology was organized at the initiative of prof. A. Puchkovskiy and The
Charter was prepared. According to The Charter, The Board had to be elected by
the Congress only. Interim Board was led by prof. A.M. Puchkovskiy, and after
his death in 1938 by prof. S.M. Kompaniyets. At The First Congress of
Otolaryngologists of Ukraine, which was held in 1938 in Kharkiv prof. S.M.
Kompaniyets was elected Chairman of The Society.
For years of The Second World War work of the Society was interrupted and the
Second Congress of Otolaryngologists was held only in 1948. Prof. Schwartzberg,
Head of the Otolaryngology Chair in Kiev Medical Institute, was elected Chairman
of The Board.
In 1955, at the plenum of the Society Board prof. Oleksij Kolomiychenko was
elected Chairman of the Board and led it until 1974. During this time, 3nd
Congress was organized and held at Kyiv city in 1964 and 4th congress in 1972 .
Donetsk, 1977. The 5th Congress Congress of Otolaryngologists of Ukraine. Prof.
I.A. Kurylina elected Chairman of the Board.
Kyiv, 1983. The 6th Congress Congress of Otolaryngologists of Ukraine. Prof. O.A.
Yevdoschenko elected Chairman of the Board.
Odessa, 1989. The 7th Congress Congress of Otolaryngologists of Ukraine.
Director of Kyiv Otolaryngology Institute prof. Dmytro Zabolotny elected
Chairman of the Board. Delegates of 8th (Kyiv, 1995), 9th (Kyiv, 2000) and 10th
Congresses (Sudak, 2005) unanimously confirmed the authority of prof. Dmytro
Zabolotny as President of the Board.
Thanks to the active role of Academician of Ukraine National Academy of Medical
Sciences prof. Dmytro Zabolotny, work of has the Society has improved
considerably. Annual Spring and Autumn Otolaryngology Conferences became
traditional, causing substantial interest in the Ukrainian medical society,
attracted the attention and interest of foreign specialists.
Conferences allow The Society to perform its basic tasks: wide informing about
the newest national and world science achievements for the improvement of
Otolaryngology service, implementation of research results in everyday practice,
assistance in the scientific and pedagogical staff training, broad participation
in the certification of specialists.
The Ukrainian Scientific Society of Otolaryngology is issuing two specialty
journals. The "Journal of ear, nose and throat diseases" was founded in 1924,
but The Second World War interrupted its long production. Edition was restored
only in 1959. Issuing of the “Rhinology” was started in 2002. It significantly
accelerated the process of bringing scientific and applied information to
consumers and thereby increase the value of information. Other information and
reference materials being planned and published under the auspices of The
Society, as well as preparation of Otorhinolaryngology manuals, guidelines,
circulars, which greatly help physicians in their daily activities.
But the most important result of more than 70 years of The Society's activity is
bringing together Otolaryngology specialists, creating an atmosphere of
friendship, trust and goodwill between them. The Ukrainian Scientific Society of
Otolaryngology promotes their professionalism, improves the highly skilled,
highly specialized care in diseases of the ear, throat and nose.