Union of the
The Medical Specialty for Communication and Swallowing Disorders

swallowing committee

chairs of the committee

Prof. Daniele Farneti, MD

A Professor with a teaching contract at the Universities of Bologna, Parma, Ferrarahe, and Pathophysiology of Vocal Production in the Music Conservatory of Parma, Italy

Prof. Mohamed Farahat, MD, PhD

Professor of Phoniatrics
ORL Department, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Saud Arabia

members of the committee

Dr. Mariam Shadi

Lecturer and consultant of Phoniatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.  

Dr. Barbara Arnold

Private office in Munich (Office for ENT/Phoniatrics and Pedaudiology, Tal 34, 80331 Munich, Germany


Dr. Virginie Woisard. MD, PhD

MD., PhD ENT and Phoniatrician. Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck at the University Hospital of Toulouse

Dr. Miro Tedla, MD, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor and ENT Consultant at the Department of ORL- HNS at the Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital of the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. 

Prof. Dr. Tamer Abou-Elsaad, MD, PhD

Vice Dean of Post-Graduate Studies and Researches,
Prof. of Phoniatrics, ORL Department,
Faculty Of Medicine, Mansoura University
Mansoura, Egypt,

Dr. Devora Kiagiadki. MD PhD

ENT and phoniatrician Heraklion, Crete-Greece

Prof. Antonio Schindler, MD, PhD

Head of the Phoniatric Unit, Sacco Hospital, Milano, Italy

Full Professor of Audiology, University of Milano, Milano, Italy

Assoc. Prof. Ana Đanić Hadžibegović, MD, PhD

Consultant at Clinical Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Croatia

Prof. Rania M Abdou Mustafa . MD PhD

Professor and Head of Phoniatrics Unit, Otorhinolaryngology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt

Doris-Maria Denk-Linnert, MD, Assoc. Professor, Hon.Professor

Head of the Division of Phoniatrics and Speech Language Therapy

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Medical University of Vienna, University Hospital Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Dr. Sally Adel, MD,

Lecturer of phoniatrics unit, Otorhinolaryngology department,

Faculty of Medicine Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

Dr. Doaa Hassouna, MD,

Consultant of Phoniatrics, 

Al -Ahrar teaching  Hospital, Zagazig, Egypt

Objectives & Terms of Reference


To monitor and support all activities related to swallowing disorders specialty in UEP


  • Promote the scientific and the professional development of Swallowing disorders specialty
  • Promote cooperation among phoniatricians world-wide in the field of swallowing disorder


  • Organizes scientific and professional meetings and congresses in European countries
  • Appoints members for special purposes
  • Update UEP website that puts out information for its members and for the public in the field of swallowing disorders
  • Acts as the representative of swallowing disorders specialty on medical and non-medical scientific and professional corporations and in public
  • Cooperates with other medical and non-medical organizations in the field of swallowing disorders

Meeting frequency

Every 2 months


We are members

Our Partners

UEP Office | Veneranda Klegr |Association Development Manager | GUARANT International |Českomoravská 19, 190 00 | Prague

E: uep-office@phoniatrics.eu