ISNVD WEBINAR SERIES – October 22, 2020

The International Society for Neurovascular Diseases (ISNVD) invites you to attend a webinar meeting on “Meniere’s Disease: Status of the Art and Neurovascular Disease” via Zoom. The ISNVD is dedicated to the dissemination and review of new concepts in etiopathogenesis, novel diagnostics, and therapeutic strategies in various neurovascular diseases.

About this webinar meeting:

Meniere’s Disease is a chronic disease that affects the inner ear and is related to the presence of endolymphatic hydrops. It is characterized by four symptoms: mono or bilateral hearing impairment, tinnitus, aural fullness, and acute recurrent vertigo spells.

Besides what is known about Meniere’s Disease, this webinar meeting will discuss the current uncertainties of Meniere’s Disease:

A. Etiology: The multifactorial origin of Meniere’s disease.

B. Pathogenesis: The multiple causes that determines the condition of cellular toxicity on non-receptorial cells of the inner ear, particularly those of the vascular stroma and of the endolymphatic sac.

C. Therapy: While intratympanic injection and surgical treatment are reserved for the cases not otherwise controlled, there are currently no existing conservative medical therapy that shows efficacy in treating the disease, which reflects the etiopathogenetic uncertainties.

This meeting will also discuss a study carried by a group of Italian researchers (vestibologists, radiologists and vascular surgeons), among patients with Meniere’s Disease with new positive symptoms, particularly on the diagnosis and endovascular therapy of stenoses of the venous vessel of the neck and intracranial circulation. The meeting will talk about the promising results from the study as well as future directions needed in this challenging field.

DATE: October 22, 2020

Meeting Start Time
USA: 9am EST
Europe: 3pm CEST
Asia: 9pm Beijing Time

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09:00 – 09:10 Welcome the Audience & Rationale of the Webinar (Chairs: Aldo Bruno, Giuseppe Attanasio)

09:10 – 09:25 Menière’s Disease: Clinical and Instrumental Guidelines – AUGUSTO P. CASANI, MD, PhD. (Associate Professor, Otorhinolaryngology, Pisa University Medical School. Pisa, Italy.)

09:25 – 09:40 Genetics Contribution to Meniere’s Disease – ANTONIO LOPEZESCAMEZ, MD, PhD. (Associate Professor, Otolaryngology, University of Granada; Scientific Director, Institute of Biosanitary Research of Granada – ibs.GRANADA. Granada, Spain.)


09:50 – 10:05 Intratympanic and Surgical Therapies for Meniere’s Disease – PIER PAOLO CAVAZZUTI, MD. (Otorhinolaryngologist, USL Bologna. Bologna, Italy.)

10:05 – 10:20 Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Venous Insufficiency in Meniere’s Disease: Point of View by Vestibologist – LUIGI CALIFANO, MD. (Chief Dep. Unit of Audiology and Phoniatrics (L.C., C.M.), G. Rummo Hospital Group.
Benevento, Italy.)

10:20 – 10:30 The Expert Discussant: Critical Revision & Take-home Messages – GIAMPIERO NERI, MD, PhD. (Associate Professor Neurosciences, Imaging and Clinical Sciences Dept. G. d’Annunzio University Chieti- Pescara. Chieti, Italy)

10:30 – 10:50 Q & A and Panel Discussion (Panel Discussants: Luigi Califano, Augusto P. Casani, Pier Paolo Cavazzuti, Antonio Lopez-Escamez, Giampiero Neri.
Moderators: H. Ferral, M. Mancini, S. Sclafani, P. Veroux)




Aldo Bruno, MD
Vascular Dep. Gepos Clinic. Telese T (BN), Italy.

Giuseppe Attanasio, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Head and Neck Department, Umberto I Policlinic of Rome. Rome, Italy.


 Augusto Casani, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Director of Residency Program in Otolaryngology, Director of Otoneurology Unit, Pisa University Medical School. Pisa, Italy.

Jose Antonio Lopez-Escamez, MD, PhD
Scientific Director, Institute of Biosanitary Research of Granada –
ibs.GRANADA; Associate Professor Otolaryngology, School of Medicine, University of Granada. Granada, Spain.

 Pier Paolo Cavazzuti, MD
Otorhinolaryngologist, Azienda USL Bologna. Bologna, Italy.

 Luigi Califano, MD
Chief Dep. Unit of Audiology and Phoniatrics, A.O. San Pio, G. Rummo Hospital. Benevento, Italy.


 Giampiero Neri, MD, PhD
Associate Professor Otolaryngology Faculty of Medicine, Neurosciences, Imaging and Clinical Sciences; Dept. G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara; Director of Audiovestibology Unit,
S.S. Annunziata Hospital. Chieti, Italy.


Hector Ferral, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Section of Interventional Radiology, Rush University Medical Center. Chicago, IN, USA.

Marcello Mancini, MD, PhD
Chief Biostructures and Bioimaging of the National Research Council CNR. Naples, Italy.

Salvatore Sclafani, MD, PhD
American Access Care Physician, PLLC Brooklyn and American Access Care Physician, PLLC Nassau County in Bellmore. New York, NY, USA.

Pierfrancesco Veroux, MD, PhD
Full Professor of Vascular Surgery, Director of the U.O.C. of Vascular Surgery and Transplant Center of the A.O.U. Catania Polyclinic; VE Director of the School of Specialization in Vascular Surgery Catania Polyclinic. Cantania, Italy.

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