ORL-BAL is an association of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ORL-HNS) Departments of the Medical Faculty in Basel and the Cantonal Hospitalsof Aarau, Liestal and Olten, Switzerland. We have successfully co-operated during the past five years in the planning and implementation of continued education and specialist training programmes, as well as in providing specialist health care and in conducting multicenter clinical research studies
ORL-BAL International (OBI) , formerly theThe Society of Friends of Otorhinolaryngology, is part of ORL-BAL. It plans and implements projects concerning countries with limited medical resources. It concerns itself with the co-operation of specialists in ORL and trainees in matters of their post-graduate specialist training as well with supplying up to date medical expertise and pertinent literature, public health improvement being an important final goal. It addresses itself to a sustained effort of selecting partner Departments and specialist organisations, such as the local national specialist associations, and to acquiring funds dedicated to knowledge transfer.