Local Organizing Committee Members

Please find below an overview of the Local Organizing Committee Members.



Nienke Homans, member local organizing committee

My contribution to ESPCI2023 is the organisation of the best and definitely unforgettable congress party/network event in the ESPCI history!”
My name is Nienke Homans and I work as an audiologist and scientific researcher at the department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. It is an honor to contribute to this great conference as part of the local organizing committee and as I was born and raised in Rotterdam it is great that we can proudly show our beautiful city to all conference participants.


Robert Jan Pauw, member local organizing committee

My name is Robert Jan Pauw. I work as a staff otolaryngologist at the department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam the Netherlands. I am head of the otology department. I am actively involved in the development of national guidelines for the ENT Association and different research projects. As a teacher I am involved in several international courses for ear surgery.


Wendy Huinck, member local organizing committee

My name is Wendy Huinck and I am a clinical scientist, head care innovation and chair of the research board Hearing & Implants at the department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck surgery of the Radboud UMC in Nijmegen. I am responsible for the development of the adult hearing care of the Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck surgery department and for the indication procedure of the adult cochlear implantation patients. My interest in in implantable hearing aids, specifically cochlear implants, has led to clinical work and research projects, including supervising PhD- and master students and to presentations at international meetings on cochlear implants (CI).

Arno Janssen, member local organizing committee

“Attention to sustainability is also important at a healthcare conference, because the children we are helping now with a CI must also be able to live on a healthy earth in the future!”

I am Arno Janssen and I am medical physicist – audiologist at the Radboud UMC. I received my B.Sc and M.Sc degree in Natural Science from the Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, in 2009. In the same year I started as a Ph.D. student on the topics of transcranial magnetic stimulation and freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease, for which I received my degree in 2016 at the Radboud University. In 2016 I started with my four-year training program to become a medical physicist – audiologist at the department of ENT at the Radboudumc.  As an audiologist I work with adults and children with an CI.