About the Congress

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Balkan Society of the Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Macedonian Society of Otorhinolaryngology, it is our pleasure to invite you to the 12th Balkan Congress of ORL & HNS and First Joint Meeting of American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. I wish to extend to you a very warm welcome to attend the event in the beautiful city of Ohrid, North Macedonia, September 24-27, 2020.

“The Advances in otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery “, the prospective theme, will ensure the meeting relevance to delegates attending from the Balkan countries and all over the world.

The congress format includes Keynote Lectures, Panel Discussions, Symposia, Round Tables, Debates, Video Sessions, Instructional Sessions and Free Papers as well as Posters. This event will bring together at the same place and the same time scientists and clinicians from different countries, enabling exchange of experience and ideas, making new friendships and form collaborations.

We will have the opportunity to experience the knowledge from Balkan countries together with AAO-HNS experts. Lake Ohrid is a good place for such event, brimful with history and culture, where Art and Science will truly meet.

In addition to the scientific program, we will provide a rich social program and opportunity for you and your fellows and friends, to feel the hospitality and rich cultural heritage of Ohrid.

Please join us in spreading the message: North Macedonia, for the first time, is host to the Balkan Congress of ORL&HNS and Joint Meeting with AAO-HNS.

Join us to make Balkan ORL 2020 congress in Ohrid a success.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ohrid.


Frodita Jakimovska MD, MSc, PhD

President of 12th Balkan Congress of ORL&HNS

and First Joint Meeting with AAO-HNS

Dear colleagues, associates and friends,

After much consideration, due to the general situation with the Coronavirus and the increase in the number of new cases and deaths in the last two-three weeks in Macedonia, we are extremely sad to announce the postponement of the 12th Balkan Congress of the ENT for the next year (2021).

It was agreed to reschedule the event for the next year, precise timing and venue still to be determined.

We will keep you posted as soon as we have more information and we thank everyone in advance for your understanding and wish you, your families, colleagues, patients and companies the best during this critical time.

Kind regards,
Frodita Jakimovska MD, MSc, PhD
President of 12th Balkan Congress of ORL&HNS
and First Joint Meeting with AAO-HNS